I see an awful lot of similarities in Maryland's effort to remove Dr. Geier's medical license and the highly successful effort to disbar UK's Dr. Wakefield. Indeed, the only thing that appears to have changed is the names involved:
Both Wakefield and Geier have provided treatments to treat the "physical" gastrointestinal problems of children with autism .. causing outrage among main-stream medical professionals who have long denied treatment of a child's physical "gut issues" .. preferring instead to dismiss the often bizarre behavior caused by painful "gut issues" .. as simply a symptom of autism.
Wakefield's chief accuser was a non-descript "investigative reporter" Brian Deer. Geier's original accuser was reported to be some fringe "neuro-diversity blogger".
Wakefield was prosecuted in the media by "The Lancet", Geier prosecuted by the "Chicago Tribune".
NONE of the patients treated by Wakefield or Geier are among those accusing him of mistreatment of their children.
This reeks of another "witchunt" designed to "kill the messenger" .. because his "message" is proving troublesome for the powers that be.
They used Wakefield as a scapegoat so I guess now they figure they need another scapegoat in the US. Health officials, ddoctors, drug companies and the like will do anything to to be able to continue with their vacine agenda which is moving like a fast train and running down children all the while. For them to admit that vaccines are not safe for everyone and can cause autism and other health issues would be impossible at this point in time. So dragging down a few doctors who know what they are talking about is easier. It is so obvious what the media has been doing for years--taking sides and promoting these groups and especially the drug companies. However, the autism community is not going away. Autism won't go away and will only get worse. Soon all of us will have to support 800,000 children who will move into adulthood in the next few years.