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Whose Fault is Fraud?

For years, anti-vaccination activists have used Andrew Wakefield's research to contend that vaccines cause autism. Now, Wakefield has been discredited and his original study, which was published in the Lancet in 1998, has been retracted and called a fraud by the British Medical Journal, which conducted its own investigation into Wakefield's work.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

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