Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

News Roundup [abridged Versions Appear In The Paper Journal]

Increase in autism due to change in definition, not MMR vaccine

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:112

Rapid Response:

Tony Floyd's response.

Dear Sir,

Tony Floyd says:

>>>>This does not detract from the right of an individual
to check the evidence behind claims such as those from the anti-vaccine
lobby. They don't hold water.<<<<

Are we here, to discuss the websites of your chosen despised anti-
vaccine lobby out there?

I thought this board was to discuss issues raised as a result of, and
in discussion surrounding that which is published in the BMJ.

It strikes me as very odd, when people, supposedly as well qualified
as Tony Floyd, chose simply to rumble on what websites out there, and then
insinuate that discussion here, falls in the same catagory.

I repeat my challenge to Tony Floyd.

If you want to discuss what we are talking about in BMj, why don't
you answer the issues raised HERE? If you don't want to, or can't,
thenexactly what is your point in being here?

How about actually discussing the facts above, for a change?


Hilary Butler.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

05 March 2005
Hilary Butler
freelance journalist
home 1892, New Zealand.