Anne Myers quoted in “What the anti-vaccine movement means for insurers,” National Underwriter Life & Health
By Lori Widmer
(May 23, 2014)
In 1998, a British medical researcher and former surgeon published a research paper. In it, Andrew Wakefield made a claim that linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to the onset of autism.
The result: instant fame for Wakefield, who went on to author a book that included a foreword by actress Jenny McCarthy on the autism link, and, in 2011, a retraction of all the research and findings.