The MMR vaccine/autism story, told in comic form
By now, all current students in BIO230 are likely aware of my stance towards vaccination. During the class discussion on safety issues with vaccines in general, I alluded to the story of Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his flawed report on a link between the Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine series and potential link to autism and inflammatory bowel disease. I first came across this link from artist Darryl Cunningham via my favorite Facebook group, I F***ing Love Science (and who doesn’t?). Mr. Cunningham has summarized the story of Andrew Wakefield in a lengthy comic strip, which he has published on his Live Journal page and I urge everyone to click through and read–it isn’t long, and it really nicely illustrates the incredible damage that is currently being done to public health measures due to individual greed.