Andrew Wakefield Resigns from Thoughtful House?

18 Feb

According to several anti-vax Yahoo news groups, Andrew Wakefield has resigned from Thoughtful House.

This is apparently the Thoughtful House statement:

The needs of the children we serve must always come first. All of us at Thoughtful House are grateful to Dr. Wakefield for the valuable work he has done here. We fully support his decision to leave Thoughtful House in order to make sure that the controversy surrounding the recent findings of the General Medical Council does not interfere with the important work that our dedicated team of clinicians and researchers is doing on behalf of children with autism and their families. All of us at Thoughtful House continue to fight every day for the recovery of children with developmental disorders. We will continue to do our very best to accomplish our mission by combining the most up-to-date treatments and important clinical research that will help to shape the understanding of these conditions that are affecting an ever-increasing number of children worldwide.

I’ve left a question mark ove this as there’s no official word of this on the Thoughtful House website and Andrew Wakefield is still listed amongst its staff.

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18 Responses to “Andrew Wakefield Resigns from Thoughtful House?”

  1. Catherina February 18, 2010 at 10:20 #

    I have emailed their media person to confirm, but have not heard back.

  2. Visitor February 18, 2010 at 10:33 #

    The statement has been posted on the Thoughtful House Yahoo group, with the sending address being the group. So this is official. Condolences have started to be posted also, and the group is moderated.

  3. Chris February 18, 2010 at 11:05 #

    How did go from being a maverick hero to a liability?

    I thought the true believers did not care about the GMC ruling!

  4. Monica February 18, 2010 at 13:33 #

    If this is true, I am glad.

    But I question if even this is justice for the children he hurt.

  5. Anthony's Dad February 18, 2010 at 15:04 #

    Now if Jepson and Krigsman would just resign, that would be the trifecta (they’d just show up somewhere else, though.)

  6. Catherina February 18, 2010 at 16:42 #

    Thoughtful House has removed the GMC support statement from their front page and Wakefield from the research staff. You may remove the question mark from the title it seems!

  7. daedalus2u February 18, 2010 at 17:40 #

    I bet he got a gigantic severance package.

  8. Clay February 18, 2010 at 17:47 #

    My money says he starts up a Clinic in Costa Rica! Mike Adams will welcome him with open arms.

  9. David N. Brown February 18, 2010 at 19:15 #

    I suspect he intends to shift his personal activities back to the UK. Going back at the time of the GMC ruling (despite choosing not to appear at the trial) may represent part of a plan to do so.

  10. Mike Stanton February 18, 2010 at 19:39 #

    He could always join the Lupron Franchise and work for the Geiers.

  11. Mike Stanton February 18, 2010 at 22:48 #

    The cracks are showing
    This is our respose at your statement:

    Fwiw, Emergenzautismo (Italy) feels TH’s acceptance of Wakefield’s resignation
    to be extremely detrimental to current science, our children and, not least,
    Andrew Wakefield. Never has there been a more important time for a united front.
    We are very confused and disappointed.

    Ornella
    administrator http://www.emergenzautismo.org

  12. Broken Link February 19, 2010 at 04:43 #

    More cracks:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EOHarm/message/104459

    It is a deafening silence for sure that is disgusting imho! My online response:

    Political correctness comes in all forms. I would have to agree with Ramona that this is NOT the time for Thoughtful House to be hiding behind the rhetoric of `serving our children’. This same language is used daily to justify the continued injury of our children. It pervades our broken health care system to
    justify protecting pregnant women, elders and other at risk with the same toxic substances. The big bucks of the pharmaceutical industry have wrought a travesty in this matter that will only be settled in the annals of history. They launched
    a professional hanging squad in a country too willing to betray one its finest, most ethical professionals. Only the moms and dads on the front lines of autism have stood steadfastly in Dr. Wakefield’s defense there. I applaud them and hope all of us here in that role do likewise. The disappearance of Dr. Wakefield’s research from the Lancet and other publications serves to illustrate how deeply entwined those professional journals are with the money drives their advertising departments and sustains their printed words. They have overtly divulged their moral bankruptcy and lack of scientific consciousness. I, for one, am sorry to learn that Thoughtful House is using the same careful posturing that has occurred throughout history when major adjustments threatened the status quo. It ill becomes you. Semmelweis promulgated hand washing; Columbus embarked on a sea
    covering a flat earth; Galileo dared to reposition the planet earth; Hitler screamed racial supremacy; the scenario is all too familiar. Derision, banishment, inquisition, and personal peril permeate them all. Genocide results when the common person turns away from what the ethical compass points to as true. We all know the moral and ethical heart of this matter. The outrage should
    be loud and clear. It should come from all of us –from those whose children may never see a healthy day again, from those whose children have benefited from Dr. Wakefield’s work, from those whose children have passed into the daylight of recovery, from the professionals who treat our children, and most of all from the corporate groups such as Thoughtful House who profess to have our children’s best interest in mind. Fear of reprisal did not did not motivate Dr. Wakefield. It should not keep us silent. I remain deeply disappointed. Mary

  13. Sullivan February 19, 2010 at 07:35 #

    Wow.

    Semmelweis, Columbus, Gallileo all in one supportive statement, with Hitler used to characterize the opposition.

    I see that Lenny Schaefer is promising that Dr. Wakefield will be supported and will rise again.

    God, not in California!

  14. Monica February 19, 2010 at 15:09 #

    I am disgusted by Mary’s response.

    How about the children who have been hurt physically at the hands of Wakefield. Spinal taps and colonoscopies used on children who had to endure the pain of the procedures in silence. Who is speaking for them?!? Wakefield and parents who find it amusing that children pass out and throw up from “giving” blood?!? No, to people like Wakefield our children are less than human and undeserving of consideration.

  15. Concerned2 February 22, 2010 at 00:16 #

    Where may I get a link for an unedited copy of the controversial article. I think the proposed vaccine link-theory is correct or at least poisons in vaccines are a contributing factor like the heavy metals put in them. Thimerosal is 50 % mercury. Mercury has been long known to enter the fat cells of the brain, and the reproduction system. When linked to other heavy metals, lead, for example or aluminum, everything is compounded. What does it do with the chemical sprays that are fat soluble too. And what of parents who conceive a child with their systems full of the marijuana fat soluble stuff used by the younger generation for their relaxation system. All poisonous fat soluble elements are in our water, air, and land. Vaccines overload our systems.

    Why not take a lay of information or a private prosecution on the manufacturers who put a known toxin in vaccines and knowingly injected it into our bodies or our babies. This is no true informed consent and medical consumer abuse, in my opinion.

    Thank you.

  16. Broken Link February 22, 2010 at 02:14 #

    Which controversial article are you speaking of? I think that at this stage, ALL of Wakefield’s articles are controversial. But, if you really want to read some of them, you could try the 14studies website.

    http://www.generationrescue.org/pdf/wakefield2.pdf

  17. Fredric L. Rice January 8, 2011 at 19:10 #

    Wakefield and his fellow Scientology crooks who committed the financial frauds and falsified the data that he used to rook and swindle money from people to hand to Scientology will hopefully be caught and put on trial here in the United States, or possibly be extradited to the U. K. since that’s where most of his victims are.

    And I see that the Scientology crook’s other fraudulent “research” papers are being re-examined in light of the scientific findings that he’s a crook.

  18. what are personal core values April 22, 2012 at 11:20 #

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