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16 Years Ago, A Doctor Published A Study. It Was All Fake And Made Him A Millionaire

A few years back (16 to be exact), a Dr. Andrew Wakefield was able to get a study published in the medical journal The Lancet where he claimed that he had found a link between vaccines and autism.

This was followed by years of controversial debates and people discarding vaccines while also allowing Dr. Andrew to raise $674,000 from lawyers who benefited from suing vaccine makers. As it turns out, the whole thing was nothing but a hoax. The Lancet has apologized publicly, stating that further investigation has led to the discovery of the fact that Dr. Andrew had made fictitious study and everything was nothing but fabricated.

We are left baffled and wondering that how easily he managed to fool everyone and made off with quite a handsome sum of money in the process. Anyhow, we advise our readers not to believe everything on Internet or anywhere for that matter.