Andrew Wakefield has been found guilty of more than 30 charges of medical misconduct and has been struck off the role of medical practitioners in Great Britain. I’m sure he’s not hurting, though: his celebrity friends will love him more, and his price for speaking engagements has no doubt just shot up as a consequence of being able to add ‘martyr’ after his name.
He’ll have to stop doing children’s birthday parties, though.
And the panel hearing the case took exception with the way he gathered blood samples. Dr Wakefield paid children £5 for the samples at his son’s birthday party.
Worst. Party. Ever. Imagine going to your best friend’s birthday party, and instead of a clown and balloons, there’s his creepy old dad standing there with a role of banknotes and a great big syringe.