Dr Peter Fletcher
"There are very powerful people in positions of great authority in Britain and elsewhere who have staked their reputations and careers on the safety of MMR and they are willing to do almost anything to protect themselves." [Media Feb 2006] Former science chief: 'MMR fears coming true'
Former UK Science Chief -- Vaccines Cause Autism: "What More Evidence is Needed?"
[Nov 2006 Letters] Peter Fletcher/Anne Dachel on the Autism Epidemic
AN OPEN LETTER from Dr Andrew J Wakefield, Dr Peter Fletcher, Dr Peter Harvey, Dr Richard Halvorsen GP, F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP, Jane Maroney El-Dahr M.D.
Wikipedia Page deleted by Allopath
Peter_Fletcher Deletion page. [Rare ex-government critic of MMR vaccine]
"POV non WP:BIO. Not encyclopaedic. There are very very many retired civil service doctors in England and the only thing adduced about him is that he was to have been one witness in a trial which will not occur since the legal aid board determined it had no chance at all of success. Basically this is yet another attack page on immunisation presented as a biography - possibly we should decide that these are speedy delete candidates. DELETE." Midgley 10:27, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
"It has been suggested that this not a real increase but is due to increased awareness and/or new classifications. If that is so then there must have been the same number of cases prior to the observed increase as there have been since. All efforts to identify these earlier cases in both the USA and the UK have failed. There are only two possible reasons for the absence of earlier cases. They could all have been spontaneously cured in the intermediate period (which would strongly suggest that they were not autism cases) or they could all have died. Both of these possibilities seem remotely unlikely. The conclusion has to be that the increase is real.
There are only two possibilities to account for this increase. The cause could be due to an inherent or "internal" patient factor or it could be an "external" factor. For all practical purposes the only inherent cause would be genetic, either congenital from a parent or a gene mutation in the child. Whichever may be the case it would necessitate the coincidental occurrence, in about the year 1990, of precisely the same genetic mutation in thousands of individuals in both the USA and the UK. As far as I am aware this has never happened in the billions of years of evolution so this would be a first of monumental proportions.
The observed increase in autism in such a short period of time (15-20 years) therefore has to be real and to have external causality." [Nov 2006 Letter] Peter Fletcher
"I have always thought since I first heard about the Somali children that this really proves the causal role of vaccines. The Amish children who have no vaccines have no autistic-like disorders and the Somali children who are newly exposed to aggressive vaccine programmes have exceptionally high levels! What more evidence is needed?" Former UK Science Chief -- Vaccines Cause Autism: "What More Evidence is Needed?"