I am a physician board-certified by American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology who has specialized in autism for the last 13 years. I have trained hundreds of other physicians in the biomedical treatment of autism, and regularly mentor actively practicing physicians. I and other physicians with whom I work have had many children in our practices with history of Hep B vaccine at birth followed by regression into autism after the live triple MMR vaccine. Almost every patient with autism has some degree of gut disorder, and those with high rubeola antibody titers often have had the most intractable gut inflammation conditions in my practice.
I have never questioned Dr. Wakefield’s association between MMR, autism and what is aptly named autistic enterocolitis and personally do not believe he has acted fraudulently. Along with hundreds of other physicians with waiting lists trying to help these suffering children I believe this uproar could be easily settled by a good study comparing autistic children who received Hep B at birth and then MMR with neurotypical children who have never been vaccinated (who are plentiful). Maybe a physician who has made millions off of vaccines and is a highly vocal vaccine proponent would propose/conduct such a study; it is obvious why vaccine makers would not like to do so.
Jaquelyn McCandless MD (author, “Children With Starving Brains, A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
Source: BMJ Rapid Response.