So now The Lancet is retracting the article! — Good — It seems to me that it should never have been accepted for publication in the first place, given the rapidity with which its shortcomings came to light. Again, good on all those concerned professionals who complained about it, and good on The Guardian for reporting on it.
(As for the BBC—whose TV licence I am required by law to pay each year if I wish to use a television in this country—all I can find at this moment is this: "But the Lancet has now put out "an expression of concern" about the research after questions about the data that was used by a group of scientists". A bit pathetic, isn't it?)
Can The Lancet survive this in terms of its reputation?