Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Reviews Book

MMR: Science and Fiction. Exploring the Vaccine Crisis; MMR and Autism: What Parents Need to Know

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1049

Rapid Response:

Re: Allegations against Andrew Wakefield

I am intrigued by the link between the religious right in the US and
the anti-vaccination movement. I browsed the site Good News Doctor
( mentioned in last night's Dispatches programme and I am
genuinely interested in finding out how much of the anti-vaccination
movement is this strange mix of religion and fringe science? I have tried
posting on anti-vaccination websites with no reply so I wonder if Mr Stone
could answer my query?

I had an interesting experience recently of a minister telling me
about a secret cancer cure developed by a Christian doctor, which has
parallels with the Good News Doctor website message.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 November 2004
Dr John Rumbold
West Midlands