Andrew Wakefield, one of all-to-many people linking vaccines to illness was given a Golden Duck award to recognize his contributions in ignorance.
And let me say good. And “Quack.”
The Anti-Vax movement is something that’s honestly quite disturbing to me on several levels. Watching any one of the people contributing to this mess get recognized for it is fine by me. This is the guy that did the forward to Jenny McCarthy’s book, and she hasn’t helped good vaccination policy at all to say the least.
And yes, there’s reason to be concerned.
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