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 In 1998, a single paper that was published regarding MMR vaccines as a cause of autism sparked a massive controversary. ​ This publication seemed to give the parents of children diagnosed with autism the answers that they were desperately searching for regarding the cause of their child'​s autism. ​ Following the publication was a rally of anti-vaccination outcrys from celebrity and advocacy groups. ​ Although the media latched onto this anti-vaccination movement, the publication was totally false and was even retracted in 2010 following research that found no correlation between MMR vaccination and the diagnosis of autism. ​ In 1998, a single paper that was published regarding MMR vaccines as a cause of autism sparked a massive controversary. ​ This publication seemed to give the parents of children diagnosed with autism the answers that they were desperately searching for regarding the cause of their child'​s autism. ​ Following the publication was a rally of anti-vaccination outcrys from celebrity and advocacy groups. ​ Although the media latched onto this anti-vaccination movement, the publication was totally false and was even retracted in 2010 following research that found no correlation between MMR vaccination and the diagnosis of autism. ​
-This fraudulantly motivated anti-vaccination phenomenon that resulted from massive media attention caused a significant decrease of children recieving MMR vaccinations. ​ This decrease caused diseases such as Measles that were once controlled, to emerge in the United States and the United Kingdom. ​ Several ​scien  +This fraudulantly motivated anti-vaccination phenomenon that resulted from massive media attention caused a significant decrease of children recieving MMR vaccinations. ​ This decrease caused diseases such as Measles that were once controlled, to emerge in the United States and the United Kingdom. ​ Several ​scientifc studies were performed that provided concrete evidence that MMR vaccinations were in no way responsible for causing autism. ​ As stated within an article written by Dewitt and Dietert (2011), "​Regarding the Wakefield controversy,​ an editorial by two scientists who study vac- cine safety (Poland and Spier, 2010) emphasized that the movement from evidence-based medicine to media and celebrity based medicine lead to barriers to discovering causes and effective treatments for autism."​