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Joel Harrison’s Selective Paranoia: Autism Investigated’s Editor Made Up MPH Degree, But Dr. Montanari’s Attacker Was Just “Some Nut Case”

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Joel Harrison, Every Child By Two

…but when I contacted George Washington U, they responded that they give out no information on students, not even confirming they actually received a degree from them. Seems a bit extreme? And the library has NO record of an MPH thesis by Jake or Jacob Crosby! -Joel Harrison, Dun! Dun! Dunnnnnnnn!!!

Joel Harrison is a pro-vaccine blogger for pharma front group Every Child By Two. He appeared on Autism Investigated repeatedly demanding to see the editor’s epidemiology thesis for his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The editor respectfully declined and gave his reasoning.

But as the featured quote makes clear, Harrison couldn’t let go. So he decided to call the editor’s alma mater to find out the truth! Those mercury-laced flu shots he gets every year apparently made him more intelligent.

His grudge against Autism Investigated seemingly stems from the one prior Autism Investigated post that actually mentioned him by name. Even though the post is from 2016, he’s still irked that Autism Investigated referred to one of his online rants as a rant. When it then became clear that he was using the thread to pump his own blogs with clickbait, Autism Investigated canned his comments.

He then returned after scientist Dr. Stefan Montanari was punched in the face for raising his voice against vaccinations. Harrison showed his paranoia is selective:

Did the person who punched him mention vaccines? Nope! Is there any mention that the assailant was a vaccine supporter? Nope! In law your claim and that of other antivaccinationists would be called: “facts not in evidence.” I guess for antivaccinationists it never entered their minds that he could have just been some nut case.  

Joel Harrion’s Selective Paranoia: A Summary

So the man punched Dr. Montanari in the face for speaking out after his talk on vaccines. The man also knew who Dr. Montanari’s wife was enough to then threaten her. Yet the assailant was just “some nut case.”

But Autism Investigated’s editor doesn’t actually have a master’s degree, and George Washington University is in on the cover-up. Makes sense.
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Dr. Wakefield Says All Findings Against Him Are Overturned

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In a July 29th interview with Toronto’s Newstalk 1010 radio, exonerated British doctor Andrew Wakefield stated that all the findings against him by the UK General Medical Council were overturned four years ago – a fact Autism Investigated has been reporting for months. He went further to say that if he was able to pay for his appeal, he would be entitled to practice medicine again in an interview that came out just months after he said he would give “very, very serious consideration” to having his license restored. Within days of the radio interview, panic ensued within the vaccine industry.

Writing for the website of the pharma-funded, vaccine-promoting Every Child By Two group, retired epidemiologist Joel Harrison authored a 17-page long rant entitled, “Andrew Wakefield Has Never Been ‘Exonerated’: Why Justice Mitting’s Decision in the Professor John Walker-Smith Case Does Not Apply to Wakefield,” that concluded, “Andrew Wakefield himself was not, and given the overwhelming evidence against him, NEVER WILL BE EXONERATED.” Harrison tried to support the allegation that Wakefield was conducting unethical research by quoting the judge’s decision out of context, even though that allegation rested on findings the judge had overturned in his own ruling.

Whatever Harrison and others might say, there are simply no official findings left to justify Wakefield’s de-licensure or subsequent retraction of any of his published papers. In a signed letter to Autism Investigated, the General Medical Council stated that it would consider Wakefield’s application for re-licensure and “any further supporting evidence” he provides. Harrison and co. are undoubtedly nervous that Wakefield could get his license back, and rightly so.

Addendum: The audio track has been removed. Autism Investigated has made inquiries to the radio station about its removal and will keep you informed of any updates.