Autism researcher Wakefield can't sue...

Autism researcher Wakefield can't sue UK journal, editor and reporter in Texas

There are 22 comments on the Austin American-Statesman story from Aug 3, 2012, titled Autism researcher Wakefield can't sue UK journal, editor and reporter in Texas. In it, Austin American-Statesman reports that:

Andrew Wakefield, who was stripped of his British medical license in 2010 for autism research that ignited a worldwide vaccine scare, cannot sue a UK medical journal, its editor and a British reporter for defamation in Texas, a judge in Austin ruled today.

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#1 Aug 3, 2012
I think they call that Texas justice. Tossed the case right out the door. Someone should had told Wakefield no USA state would have jurisdiction over the UK. But we all knew this when Wakefield filed the case. Talk about a waste of money and court time.
just me

Searcy, AR

#3 Aug 5, 2012
That vaccine scare was horrible! My sister-in-law refused to get the vaccines my nephew needed before school because she was sure that's what causes his autism. My brother just took him to get them so he could get to go to school. Last thing I heard that caused autism was overweight women during pregnancy. Which is odd considering the moms I know are not overweight! The experts would look more credible if they would just admit they don't have a clue what causes it!

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#4 Aug 5, 2012
The obese study never stated that obesity caused autism. What that study and most others state is it may contribute to the risk of autism, just as premature birth could. Where one study may not pertain to everyone, it may to some.
Wakefield to date is the only one bold and arrogant to claimed his study found the cause of autism, which everyone now knows was a lie.
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Searcy, AR

#5 Aug 5, 2012
friend wrote:
The obese study never stated that obesity caused autism. What that study and most others state is it may contribute to the risk of autism, just as premature birth could. Where one study may not pertain to everyone, it may to some.
Wakefield to date is the only one bold and arrogant to claimed his study found the cause of autism, which everyone now knows was a lie.
I can vaguely remember all that. I do remember saying it was BS from the start. I think that if immunizations were the cause we would have had plenty more cases of Autism than we do now. I come from a big family mom's side has nine kids, dad's six, and each one of those kids had two or three in all our family we only have one with Autism, it just didn't make sense with immunizations being the cause.

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#6 Aug 5, 2012
The Duggers vaccinate, have 19 kids (mostly boys) and not a one has autism.
I think once the DSM added PDD-NOS, the autism rates jumped. It allowed any child to fit the criteria.
Hey YOU

Winnipeg, Canada

#8 Aug 8, 2012
just me wrote:
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I can vaguely remember all that. I do remember saying it was BS from the start. I think that if immunizations were the cause we would have had plenty more cases of Autism than we do now. I come from a big family mom's side has nine kids, dad's six, and each one of those kids had two or three in all our family we only have one with Autism, it just didn't make sense with immunizations being the cause.
Autism is 1 in 88 USA or more. Meaning 1 injured 87 not injured by vaccines. It isn't far fetched to believe that, given there is a vaccine injury compensation plan and vaccine court and that people with autistic symptoms and tendencies and injuries have been compensated including one ruling stating vaccines caused the conditions that caused autism. So you family evidence proves nothing.
Duh Moment

Winnipeg, Canada

#9 Aug 8, 2012
friend wrote:
The Duggers vaccinate, have 19 kids (mostly boys) and not a one has autism.
I think once the DSM added PDD-NOS, the autism rates jumped. It allowed any child to fit the criteria.
Who are the Duggers? And who cares that they vaccinate and are fortunate to not have injuty. Off topic.
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Searcy, AR

#10 Aug 8, 2012
Hey YOU wrote:
<quoted text>Autism is 1 in 88 USA or more. Meaning 1 injured 87 not injured by vaccines. It isn't far fetched to believe that, given there is a vaccine injury compensation plan and vaccine court and that people with autistic symptoms and tendencies and injuries have been compensated including one ruling stating vaccines caused the conditions that caused autism. So you family evidence proves nothing.
people are going to believe what they want. It seems pretty far fetched to me that 87 are not injured to 1 that is. But considering my nephew was diagnosed autistic before the shots I see no link. My sister in law wouldn't get the shots because of this research.
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Searcy, AR

#11 Aug 8, 2012
Duh Moment wrote:
<quoted text>Who are the Duggers? And who cares that they vaccinate and are fortunate to not have injuty. Off topic.
how is that off topic. They have 19 kids vaccinated all of them and not one has autism.

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#12 Aug 8, 2012
There has not been one court case yet that states vaccines caused autism. That would be the Hannah Poling case, and every anti vaxxer makes what they want that case to mean, as just seen here. Yes, that case one in court, however she was an ill child to begin with and they delayed her vaccines. The child has a Mitochondrial disorder that was inherited from her mother. All those catch up vaccines made her existing Mitochondrial disorder worse, is what the courts said. She had autism-like symptoms but no one yet can say if she truly has autism, or if the Mitochondrial disorder just mimicks autism.

As for that 1:88, where did those rates come from? I keep asking this same question. The rates come from educational IEP's and county services. No names are attached. This means children such as mine who has an autism IEP and also has county services was counted twice. The rates are only an estimate, not a true number and the rate does not include adults.

But hey, let's not forget the main point here. Wakefield, who solicited funds from the public for this libel suit via the web, was thrown right out of court. So let's see. He was thrown out of the UK. Thrown out of the Texas Thoughtful House. Had other studies he's down thwon out of the medical journals. Now he was thrown out of a USA court. People are getting wise to that scammer.

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#13 Aug 8, 2012
just me wrote:
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people are going to believe what they want. It seems pretty far fetched to me that 87 are not injured to 1 that is. But considering my nephew was diagnosed autistic before the shots I see no link. My sister in law wouldn't get the shots because of this research.
Go ahead and ask Winnipeg Canada which vaccine it was that injured his son?
There is a study that was done that looked at video's of children when they were very young, who later had an autism diagnosis. This was based on those who claimed it was a vaccine. Most parents don't recognise signs of autism in their infant or even know what to look for. What the study found was early signs of autism based on behavior, long before a shot was given.

Now depending on a gentic disorder, any vaccine possibly could make that disorder worse. I do agree there should be better genetic testing prior to vaccines to prevent this, however as of today no such technology exists and if left up to the anti vaxxers, no such technology will ever exist.

My son also had autism prior to any vaccines. No one really pays attention to any medical disorder until they are directly affected by it and although I had heard about autism, I had no idea that's what it was. My son has classic severe infantile autism per the criteria.

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#14 Aug 8, 2012
just me wrote:
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how is that off topic. They have 19 kids vaccinated all of them and not one has autism.
Those darn Duggers. How is it when the autism rates are 1:88 and they don't have one child diagnosed with autism?! And Josie was premature and still had vaccines. Of course no anti vaxxer will ever want to acknowledge why that is. IF any of their kids did have autism, they wouldn't even end up in the autism rtes because they home school!
Bears Repeting

Winnipeg, Canada

#20 Aug 11, 2012
Hey YOU wrote:
<quoted text> Autism is 1 in 88 USA or more. Meaning 1 injured 87 not injured by vaccines. It isn't far fetched to believe that, given there is a vaccine injury compensation plan and vaccine court and that people with autistic symptoms and tendencies and injuries have been compensated including one ruling stating vaccines caused the conditions that caused autism. So you family evidence proves nothing.
Read it again.

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#21 Aug 27, 2012
A little reminder of how that Texas law suit went for Wakefield. A very sad day for anti vaxxers.
Vaccines Cause Autism

Winnipeg, Canada

#22 Aug 27, 2012
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A little reminder of how that Texas law suit went for Wakefield. A very sad day for anti vaxxers.
I wasn't sad. I knew Texas was a bad environment. Its Governor is in Merck's pocket.
Austinite

Austin, TX

#23 Sep 3, 2012
Bring back eugenics and most problems solved, worked very well up until the 1970s most everywhere in America but now people who should not be breeding are popping out tards and other useless mouths left and right for taxpayers to support because the parent or parents cannot or will not support thier output.
Vaccines Cause Autism

Winnipeg, Canada

#24 Sep 5, 2012
Austinite wrote:
Bring back eugenics and most problems solved, worked very well up until the 1970s most everywhere in America but now people who should not be breeding are popping out tards and other useless mouths left and right for taxpayers to support because the parent or parents cannot or will not support thier output.
lets start with you tard.
Priapus

Austin, TX

#25 Sep 9, 2012
Autism is like diarrhea, runs in the genes, not in vaccines. Nice way to tell a parent their child is retarded.
OKAY

Winnipeg, Canada

#26 Sep 9, 2012
Priapus wrote:
Autism is like diarrhea, runs in the genes, not in vaccines. Nice way to tell a parent their child is retarded.
Is that what happened to you?
Priapus

Austin, TX

#27 Sep 10, 2012
Nope. My parents had 8 children, all normal and healthy. My wife and I have 9 children, all normal and healthy and like myself and siblings they were all vacinated. I have 12 nephews and nieces, all normal and healthy and all vacinated.

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