Andrew Wakefield: Anti-vax doctor’s deadly legacy | measles outbreak

He holds some of the most dangerous ideas, but disgraced British former doctor Andrew Wakefield is living his best life in his adopted home of Houston, Texas.

Wakefield is the founding father of the anti-vax movement, a global crusade which has essentially reversed decades of medical progress.

Since fleeing to Texas ten years ago after UK authorities revoked his medical licence, Wakefield has seemingly had a profound effect on his local community.

Last year, Houston health officials revealed a shocking statistic: the rate of Texan children exempted from at least one vaccine had surged by a staggering 1,900 per cent since Wakefield’s arrival.

It was a repeat of what had happened back in 1998, when immunisation rates across the UK and Ireland plummeted after The Lancet published Wakefield’s research paper falsely linking the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism.

Source: Andrew Wakefield: Anti-vax doctor’s deadly legacy | measles outbreak

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