Mr. Deer is a social issues investigative reporter writing for the Sunday Times of London. He is the recipient of two coveted British Press Awards, the most recent of which in 2011 was for Specialist Journalist of the Year, and of the Healthwatch award, the yearly recognition given by the long-running British charity of the same name advocating for evidence-based medicine. His dogged determination stretching back to 2004 in getting to the bottom of the MMR vaccine autism connection claimed to exist by Andrew Wakefield and his followers culminated in 2010 with his report being featured as the key evidence leading to the loss of Wakefield’s license to practice medicine and to the UK General Medical Council, the UK’s governing body over medical doctors, labeling Wakefield as “dishonest”, “unethical”, and “callous”.
There’s lots of information out there about the bankruptcy of the claims regarding any MMR vaccine autism connection, but we wanted to have as our guest the person that has done the most for longer than anyone to expose Wakefield and the truth about his claims. Hear him discuss the findings of his investigations with us in person!
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