"Public 'duped' over [MMR] vaccine"

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"Public 'duped' over [MMR] vaccine"
Tue, 05-27-2003 - 9:31pm
"The British public was duped by the media into believing that medical science was split down the middle about the safety of the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, research at Cardiff University has shown.

Although almost all scientific experts rejected the claim of a link between MMR and autism, 53% of those surveyed at the height of the media coverage assumed that because both sides of the debate received equal media coverage, there must be equal evidence for each. Only 23% of the population were aware that the bulk of evidence favoured supporters of the vaccine."

Entire article: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/02-03/030519.html