From Andrew Wakefield
re 60 Minutes
Just for the record, although I am sure you are aware of this, they got my
I received no payment from anyone for the Lancet study. A grant was made for
a separate study to examine for the presence of measles virus protein in the
diseased intestine of affected children. The grant paid the salary and
reagent costs for the technical aspects of this study. I received nothing
for my contribution. When the paper is eventually published, the Legal Aid
Board will be acknowledged as the source of the funding.
I have never told parents not vaccinate against measles, as was stated by 60
minutes. This statement alone has major implications. I have contacted CBS
and demanded an urgent response.