Age of Autism is signalling loud and clear that facts, evidence, and reality are of no importance to them. What matters is remaking Wakefield in his own image: a maverick doctor who the whole world is out to get. It ain't true, as we all know, and you can drive a dump truck through the bad science and bad decisions Wakefield and the people around him have made, all in defense of the indefensible. It isn't a cover-up. And reasonable people would not draw the same conclusions as the folks who are defending Wakefield and the whole idea behind the MMR vaccines and autism link. It's sad, it's tired, and it's old, and like Peter crying wolf, we're no longer listening or taking you seriously.
Katie Wright writes about her parents, founders of AS, attending a DAN conference with her and how moved they were by the sight of parents who could ill-afford it travelling to the conference. Uh-huh. She notes the scientists who attended get reimbursed . And I'm thinking, wow, DAN conference and scientists. Okey-dokey. I think we define things different. I wonder if Haley was there with his mining chelator and the Geiers' with their lupron?
Ah well. My point: AoA still bringing you conspiracy theories and woo; it's just not entertaining anymore, or even original.
To make up for having waded through that: