Everyone knows that Andy Wakefield‘s fraudulent MMR study was retracted.
Surprisingly, it’s not the only one…
Retracted Anti-Vaccine Studies
Actually, it shouldn’t be surprising at all.
And they include these other papers and studies that have been retracted:
- “Behavioral abnormalities in young female mice following administration of aluminum adjuvants and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil”
- “Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young African American boys: a reanalysis of CDC data”
- “Systematic Assessment of Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mercury Reveals Conflicts of Interest and the Need for Transparency in Autism Research”
- “Subcutaneous injections of aluminum at vaccine adjuvant levels activate innate immune genes in mouse brain that are homologous with biomarkers of autism”
What else has been retracted?
And the survey, “Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports,” was originally retracted by Frontiers in Public Health before finding a home at another journal under a different name. That journal quickly retracted it too, but they then published the “fatally flawed” paper for some reason.
What to Know About Retracted Anti-Vaccine Studies
Many of the heroes of the anti-vaccine movement have published fatally-flawed studies that have been later retracted.
More on Retracted Anti-Vaccine Studies
- Retraction Watch
- Retracted: the Wakefield et al Lancet paper which launched claims into medical research
- It’s official! Brian Hooker’s “reanalysis” of MMR data is retracted.
- Anti-vaccine paper retracted – Shaw and Tomljenovic lose again
- Another Antivaccine Retraction
- Torturing more mice in the name of antivaccine pseudoscience: PubPeer versus antivaxers
- Two (now retracted) studies purporting to show that vaccinated children are sicker than unvaccinated children show nothing of the sort
- A horrendously bad “vaxed/unvaxed” study rises from the dead yet again
- Canadian researchers whose studies questioned vaccine safety face second retraction
- A Discredited Vaccine Study’s Continuing Impact on Public Health
- Journal retracts paper linking vaccine and narcolepsy
- Study – Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications