Elle Macpherson has been photographed cuddling up to what looks a lot like her new boyfriend while they strolled around a farmer’s market in Miami this week.
And those kind thoughts continued until we realised just who the model and businesswoman’s new boyfriend is. It’s Andrew Wakefield. As in the man who most attribute the recent decline in immunisation rates to.
The former British doctor is responsible for the fraudulent 1998 study linking autism to vaccines, specifically the polyvalent measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Despite being discredited and proven untrue many times over, the research has still managed to convince a section of the community to distrust modern medicine and led to a significant drop in rates of immunisation in the UK, the US and Australia.
Yeah. That guy.
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Wakefield is banned from practising medicine in the UK. In 2010 the country’s General Medical Council found he had acted “dishonestly and irresponsibly” when carrying out and authoring the study – which no academic has been able to authentically replicate.
But by this stage, the 61-year-old had already moved to Texas, US where he continued to propagate the myth that vaccines can and do cause autism. In other words, he’s the world’s original and most influential anti-vaxxer.
He’s also a Donald Trump supporter.
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