Dr Wakefield responds to UK public health officials call for censorship on MMR vaccine safety debate, measles vaccine failure, and issues a further challenge for open debate.
What I’m suggesting is a formal scientific debate in public in front of an audience that is televised. And specifically, Dr David Salisbury, I would like to debate you because I believe you are at the heart of this matter. I believe the decisions taken by you and by your committee, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, lie at the heart of this matter.
Dr Andrew Wakefield
Professor Dr David Salisbury is Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, where he is responsible for the national immunisation programme.