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|CDC Whistleblower confesses manipulation and cover-up of vaccine-autism study
A news release
posted last week at the Age of Autism blog has sent shock waves through autism and vaccine awareness communities. The report reveals that a top research scientist turned whistleblower at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a key role in helping Dr. Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation uncover data manipulation by the CDC that obscured a higher incidence of autism in African-American boys. So far mainstream media has provided only limited coverage of this story.
On re-analyzing raw data from a 2004 CDC study
supplied to him by the CDC whistleblower, Dr. Hooker found
that African-American boys receiving their first MMR vaccine before 36 months are 3.4 times more likely to develop autism vs. after 36 months. "The CDC knew about the relationship between the age of first MMR vaccine and autism incidence in African-American boys as early as 2003, but chose to cover it up”
, said Dr. Hooker. The whistleblower confirmed this via telephone conversations and can be heard speaking to Brian Hooker in a new video
detailing the CDC cover up.
The informant expressed deep regret about his role in helping the CDC hide data which found a much higher risk of autism in African-American boys injected with MMR vaccine prior to 36 months. In the video, Dr. William Thompson is identified as the whistleblower and one of the study authors. Having worked at the CDC for over a decade, he said, “Oh my God, I did not believe that we did what we did, but we did. It's all there. This is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem.”
The video juxtaposes the malfeasance of the U.S. public health service (forerunner of today’s CDC) in the Tuskagee syphilis experiment on African-American men with the current manipulation of MMR vaccine data that is estimated to have caused neurological injuries in tens of thousands of African-American children. The Tuskagee experiment went on for decades, starting in the 1930’s during which effective medical treatment was deliberately withheld from the men suffering from syphilis. And even when the CDC took over in the 1960’s, the experiment wasn’t stopped – not until 1972 when a whistleblower went public with the outrage being committed against these men and their families. Similarly vaccine damage has been going on for decades - parents’ reports ignored and disparaged while government officials buried incriminating data.
"We've missed ten years of research because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism. They're not doing what they should be doing because they're afraid to look for things that might be associated,"
said Thompson. In a statement
released on August 27 by his attorneys, Thompson again reiterates his regret for omitting “statistically significant information”. Unfortunately, no amount of regrets will change the fact that the CDC’s lies about MMR vaccine safety have taken a huge toll on children’s health. Thompson also expresses his concerns in this video
about thimerosal containing vaccines being given to pregnant women, stating that "Thimerosal from vaccines causes tics. You start a campaign and make that your mantra."
As stated by Marcella Piper-Terry in her excellent analysis
of the whole affair, “When it comes to lies about vaccines and autism, the CDC is very good at what they do……What we know at this point is that the CDC buried the knowledge of a significant increase in the risk of developing autism for African-American male children who received the MMR vaccine according to the CDC’s Recommended Childhood Vaccination Schedule. That one lie is responsible for at least 250,000 cases of autism in African-American male children. And that number is a vast underestimate of the true extent of the damage.”
Nothing of this magnitude has emerged since 2000 when a top secret CDC meeting
was held at the Simpsonwood center in Georgia to discuss a vaccine study done by Dr. Thomas Verstraeten. Examination of the medical records of 110,000 children found statistically significant harms to babies exposed to mercury containing vaccines in the first 6 months of life. At the meeting, high level vaccine industry executives and government policy makers conspired to bury the evidence that mercury containing vaccines were contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders in children.
At that meeting 14 years ago, lead researcher, Thomas Verstraeten stated, “we have found statistically significant relationships between the exposure and outcomes for these different exposures and outcomes. First, for two months of age, an unspecified developmental delay,. … Exposure at three months of age, Tics. Exposure at six months of age, an attention deficit disorder. Exposure at one, three and six months of age, language and speech delays……Exposures at one, three and six months of age, the entire category of neurodevelopmental delays, which includes all of these plus a number of other disorders.”
On reading the transcript of the Simpsonwood meeting one is struck by the callousness of those in charge of vaccine policies. Their primary focus? Containment of the incriminatory findings, rather than concern for the tens of millions of children who had been injected with mercury containing vaccines, and of course, the vaccine industry’s bottom line. The next move was to rework, massage and manipulate the data to achieve a neutral outcome in which the harms signal was reduced to nil. In his 2003 letter
to the then CDC director Julie Gerberding, U.S. Congressman David Weldon, MD expressed concern that the manipulation of data in the “Verstraeten” study had obfuscated the original finding of a “statistically significant relationship between exposures and outcomes.”
In his now famous article, Deadly Immunity
, environmental lawyer Robert Kennedy Jr. tells the story of how government health agencies colluded with Big Pharma to hide the risks of thimerosal from the public. He writes of “a chilling case study of institutional arrogance, power and greed
……. [and]… instead of taking immediate steps to alert the public and rid the vaccine supply of thimerosal, the officials and executives at Simpsonwood spent most of the next two days discussing how to cover up the damaging data.”
Put Children First presents a timeline
during which concerns were raised about mercury in vaccines. “The Simpsonwood meeting set that stage for the way the CDC has conducted themselves ever since: control the damage, bury the data, and ensure that the National Immunization Program never misses a beat.”
Dan Olmstead’s recap
of recent events intertwines the story of both MMR and mercury-laced vaccines and the deceit perpetrated by public health officials to achieve vaccine compliance. As well, SafeMinds offers this overview
of letters of concern submitted by Congressman Weldon and William Thompson.
On scientific censorship, Mike Adams at Natural News puts it well
- “The very foundation of modern-day vaccine mythology is so fragile that the industry is entirely unable to withstand scientific scrutiny. The mere asking of questions or publishing of CDC data is so dangerous to the vaccine industry that all such activities must be immediately and aggressively crushed.”
Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD, a brilliant and fearless commentator on issues affecting women’s and children’s health, including vaccines, offers this powerful perspective
on the recent CDC whistleblower revelations. “Deeply ingrained in our most primitive impulses, mothers are wired to protect their children. This protection no longer takes the form of sheltering them from wild animals, warming their bodies from the elements, and procuring foraged food. Today, our charge is to access a fearlessness. To shed a “medicate it, kill it, suppress it!” reflex, and to adopt a deep respect for our co-evolution with the natural world, and a powerful rejection of a broken healthcare model that is making us sicker by the minute. If we stand together, our feminine wisdom will cast a shadow so dark that Pharma will run scared. Dig deep for that fearlessness, and let emerging truths like Thompson’s support your journey back to self.”
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