Dr. Andrew Wakefield lost his medical licence because of his belief that there is a link between autism and the MMR vaccine, and still will not back down from that stance. Though his medical licence has been revoked, he says he will continue with his research for children with autism.
"Wakefield still staunchly defends his original study, claiming independent studies in five countries back his findings, and arguing that the U.S. government has secretly settled with the families of children with autism. "
Dr. Wakefield has written a book called "Callous Disregard" based on his theory concerning autism and the MMR vaccine, and the case the British government brought against him.
Depending on what you read, Dr. Andrew Wakefield is either a dishonest irresponsible man who is misleading the public, or he is a hero who is willing to stand against great odds for what he believes in. Which is he? We must ultimately each make up our own minds for ourselves as to what we believe on this.