Dr. Andrew Wakefield – The Legacy of Vaccine Injury

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The emergence of disease epidemics will tend to lead with the most overt and clinically severe cases. These prototypic cases, at the leading edge of the plague, herald many more affected individuals whose disease may be less severe and/or pervasive but, as will be proposed for the autism epidemic, are representative of significant neurological injury that affects a wide range of cognitive functions in a substantial proportion of the population. This talk considers the impact of a neurotoxic injury sustained across a population at a variable intensity and against a heterogeneous pattern of susceptibility. This impact is considered from medical, societal, educational, economic, and military perspectives.