How campaigners and the media push bad science

@article{Alaszewski2011HowCA,
  title={How campaigners and the media push bad science},
  author={A. Alaszewski},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={342}
}
Brian Deer’s three articles in the BMJ series provide a compelling account of bad science and bad scientists.1 2 3 He documents how Andrew Wakefield and his scientific colleagues “discovered” a new disease or syndrome (autistic enterocolitis) “caused” by the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and tried to convince others of the existence of this disease. Wakefield and colleagues’ Lancet article, published in February 1998,4 was based on weak evidence and the selective presentation of… Expand
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