CNN is reporting that a study purporting to connect autism to vaccinations was an "elaborate fraud":
The now-discredited paper panicked many parents and led to a sharp drop in the number of children getting the vaccine that prevents measles, mumps and rubella. Vaccination rates dropped sharply in Britain after its publication, falling as low as 80 percent by 2004. Measles cases have gone up sharply in the ensuing years.
I wonder what Jim Carrey and the rest of the anti-vaccination fanatics think about this revelation?
Rumor has it that the study's author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, is up for a job at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit.