The good news is that in any given month, it allows yutzes on slashdot to choose the one they like better and shout that the other one is clearly propaganda.
The worst are the ones that deliberately select a number in your own area code and local prefix; those are almost impossible to screen out because they look like a cellphone call from someone local.
That's the root of the problem that needs to be addressed and I think it's what most people mean by "spoofing" in this context. If your caller ID number isn't a number your company owns, we take you to a shallow grave and shoot you in the back of the head. Spoof numbers from within your company's phone number registry all you want. I don't care if the AT&T rep's desk phone caller ID shows up as AT&T's 800 number when they call me. I do care if a scammer in India's caller ID shows up as a number in my area code that has nothing to do with the call center he called me from. Eliminate that problem and you've pretty much solved everything.
Actually, the Japanese, who had followed this discussion, decided to postpone the measles vaccination, after which the autism rate in young children suddenly and spectacularly dropped.
The only study I'm aware of is from 2005 and it shows nothing of the sort. Is there some new data that shows a change in trend later on? If so, how do we account for the timing?
Funny enough, Prof. John Walker-Smith had the money to actually appeal the decision of the GMC in court, and was vindicated by the judge. So he (and Wakefield) was right after all.
What was the ruling, specifically? I'm having a hard time finding it. Given the truly damning findings against Wakefield, I'm very interested in seeing which ones they repudiated and why.
However, later the CDC found out by itself that MMR led in a disproportional way to much more cases of autism in African Americans than in white Americans.
Do you have a source for that?
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