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Andrew Wakefield, the doctor behind the MMR-vaccine scare, has been struck off by the UK’s General Medical Council. While this forbids him from practicing in the UK, he has lived in the USA for the last several years. (Reports say that the ruling does not affect his ability to practice medicine outside the UK.) He previously resigned (or was removed) from his position in Thoughtful House in the USA and has had his controversial research paper retracted, with another withdrawn. The Times Online has a timeline of events spanning over the 12 years of this on-going story.

As others point out, this is unlikely to be the last we will hear from or of him. Latest reports include media interviews and him providing the ‘keynote’ speech for anti-vaccine rally.


Previous articles on Code for life on the Wakefield saga:

Has Andrew Wakefield resigned from Thoughtful House? (Updated)

Another Wakefield paper pulled?

Lancet formally retracts Wakesfield paper