First, The Lancet retracted his original study because he lied about a bunch of stuff. Then Lancet published a follow-up that found no link between MMR (mumps-measles-rubella) and autism. And yesterday, the British Medical Journal published a feature finding Wakefield had falsified much of his data. Is this the zombie headshot?
Probably not. Never underestimate the doggedness of desperate people who believe they've found their boogeyman for an as-yet misunderstood condition. Either way, Tennessee parents have got to be sighing in relief, because America's Health Rankings listed us first in vaccinations for very young children.