I did a search on Google and found a article titled “Researcher Behind Debunked Autism-Vaccine Study Stood To Make Millions” By: Michelle Diament on a website called “disabilityscoop”. It talks about how the researcher the debunked the research that first suggested a link between autism and vaccines and how he stood to make over $43 million annually selling replacement vaccines and diagnostic products.
“The new information casts further doubt on the credibility of Wakefield who set off a worldwide vaccine scare with his 1998 study in the journal The Lancet which first suggested a link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine.”
Deer reports this week that Wakefield was asked by his superiors at the University College London in 1999 to replicate his study using a larger sampling of 150 children after they expressed concerns about a “serious conflict of interest” given his business plans.”
“In the report published Tuesday, journalist Brian Deer reveals that Andrew Wakefield held a patent for “a ‘safer’ single measles shot.””
The Claim I feel set up by this article is that the researcher has his own agenda. He made a big deal about how Wakefield”s research was completely wrong, but seeing the facts brought up by the article about the amount of money he was about to make from the “safer” vaccines he developed. I’m not at liberty to just accuse him of lying but the article makes it seem like it should at least be looked into.