January 5th, 2011
10:03 PM ET

Journal: Autism-Vaccine Study Was "Fraud" – Join the Live Chat

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Tonight, breaking news and a 360° exclusive. You've heard the scare stories about vaccines and autism..
Now evidence the study that started it all wasn't just mistaken, it was out and out fraud. A stinging rebuke to the medical study that terrified millions of parents about vaccines and autism. We'll bring you the breaking news on the study and confront the one time doctor who's behind it. Plus, tonight's other headlines.

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  1. Marene Mayer

    Vaccinations.........in the "Olden days" – 50's – if someone came down with Measles, etc. – we were taught to "be around them"...so we could get these – and get over them – Natually.....to build up our Immune System. Dr's knew back then what to do – and so were Parents instructed.......stay home..good Nutrition. The Problem today is Parents want and Instant Fix – and Dr.'s have convinced them there is one........no way – no how. Vaccinations have too many Pathogens: if Parents knew what what in Vaccines ---they wouldn't give them. ONLY low poverty children die from such simple diseases. Educated Parents & their children do not have a problem with these diseases....very plan & simple!!!

    January 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm |
  2. Lisa

    Vaccines can damage some people. I should know, the flu shot made me deathly ill in October 2005. This is not just my opinion, my doctors and the vaccine court agree all my damage is caused by the flu shot.

    January 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
  3. Stacy

    I have a son with Autism. I am pro vaccination, but it needs to be safer and greener for our kids! Do a little more research on the other side. Google side effects of Mercury, Aluminum, Formaldahyde and tell your viewers what you find. How about you tell your views the kids who have died shortly after receiving their vaccination shots because they immediately got sick and had uncontrollable seizures until they became brain-dead. I'm tired of the media focusing solely on defending this "one size fits all" vaccination schedule when it is harming our kids. It makes no sense that ANYONE would be opposed to a greener and safer vaccination schedule. I applaud Dr. Wakefield for taking such a strong stand!

    January 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. P. Watkins

    and aside – does anyone really believe that loud noises caused thousands of birds to die? or maybe the wires?? GIVE ME A BREAK !!
    Doesn't anyone think that maybe someone has sprayed some poison or chemicals in the air? and the fish..... just maybe some put poison or chemicals in the water causing the fish to die. Didn't the terrorist say they were going to attack the food supply? Remember the release of chemicals in the subway in Japan. I wonder if someone is just testing the dose and coveragearea. I sure hope someone is connecting these dots....

    January 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Sheila Murphy

    I just watched your show about the doctor who is being accused for fraud.It is mighty funny how the pharmacutical company are scared because they are loseing money from the vaccines.My son has Autism.I agree with the doctor.It sounds to me like it is a cover up,Don't no the cure,but are so sure the vaccines dosen't cause it.Instead of fighting the doctor help him find a cure.And Let it be your kid that has autism,It makes a difference in what you believe.I have been blamed for my sons autism.Are you going to tell me I am frauding.Thank for your time.Ya'll don't know the half of it.It is our lives you are messing with concern in Lake City fl.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  6. Michael Higgins

    I love all of the experts that say that it was a flawed study. I do not know what causes autism, but I know it is not that.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  7. Linda Hamilton

    possible questions for follow-up episode on Fraud Publication/Autism Doc:
    How did this book get so far as to be published? Who controlled this study? Why prompted this study? Could this happen with other pubished medical studies upon which the public is dependent? thanks for your integrity

    January 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  8. Sheryl Tatelman

    I am a mother of an autistic child, and also a psychologist. This segment was very well done. Anderson, I appreciate your very assertive questioning. As Mr. Minuchin (sp?) pointed out so well, the vaccine issue has been the major focus of public health research on autism. What a shame that we have used so many public health resources studying this bogus connection.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  9. Teresa

    If this vaccine doesn't cause autism where can parents find the information on the studies that were done to make our own conclusion?

    January 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  10. doug

    Get Jenny McCarthy to answer for herself. She should at least apologize to all the children she harmed. Will Oprah have her back to discuss this new twist? I doubt it.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
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