Tag Archives: Andrew Wakefield

Andrew Wakefield, Golden Duck nominee

There is no question that Wakefield has promoted dangerous beliefs. As if the (retracted) Lancet paper linking the MMR vaccine to autism and bowel disorders wasn’t enough on its own, he followed it up with a press conference, kicking off a groundless yet notorious media scare story.

This has never quite gone away, even though we now know that Wakefield falsified his research and was struck off the GMC Medical Register over two years ago. Continue reading

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My Golden Duck nominees: an introduction

The 2012 Golden Duck from the Good Thinking Society is a lifetime achievement award open to British quacks of all disciplines – medical quackery, politics, business, TV and media and beyond.

After a couple of weeks mulling this over, I have been unable to settle on a single, favourite quack and have instead submitted a shortlist of eight. Continue reading