On Sept 9th 2014 NBC published an article entitled “Treating Infants for Autism May Eliminate Symptoms” describing a study of 7 infants with early signs of autism who were reportedly helped by therapists who taught the parents to play with their children in special ways that might prevent autism from developing as the kids grew up.
NBC added in heart warming videos (including one of a little boy who now believes his autism is his “Super Power” after reading comics in which the super hero has autism), a graphic of early warning autism signs in infants, the scary statistics – 1 in 166 autism cases in 2000 now up to 1 in 68 in 2010 and the standard “we have to do more”message.
The article, despite any possible value in the new infant therapy, is just a public relations piece that diverts attention from the real autism story that is going on now – a CDC (Centers for Disease Control) whistleblower has declared the CDC knowingly covered up raw data to hide the correlation between childhood vaccines and autism.
He ought to know – he was one of the CDC doctors who signed his name to the cover up report.
Dr. William Thompson, PHd, works at the CDC as a senior scientist.
He was part of a team at the CDC who researched whether infants who received injections of MMR early in life had a greater risk of developing autism as they grew.
MMR is an immunization vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (also called German measles.)
The report to the journal of Pediatrics published by the CDC in 2004 stated there was no data supporting this idea and that the MMR vaccine was totally safe.
Brian Hooker, PhD, PE, is an Assistant Professor of Biology at SimpsonUniversityin Redding, California. This scientist father has a child who developed autism following vaccines. Brian now does vaccine safety research and is on the board of Focus Autism. The purpose of this group is “a desire to put an end to the needless harm of children by vaccination and other environmental factors”. Further it states that it “is not anti-vaccine, rather pro-vaccine safety when safety is based on full disclosure of risk and individual choice.”
He was the man Dr. Thompson contacted to confess the ten year cover up by the CDC.
Thompson said, “I’m completely ashamed of what I did. I have great shame now. I was complicit and I went along with this.”
The real findings, covered up in the 2004 report, were that African-American boys who received MMR vaccine on the early schedule had a 340% increased risk of developing autism.
Dr. Hooker got a copy of the original raw data, confirmed that these facts were covered up and had extensive phone and email conversations with Dr. Thompson who then sent Dr. Hooker even more information.
The original material and the published report were shown to Dr. David Lewis, PhD who is a research microbiologist and an international expert on whistle blowing and scientific fraud.
He concluded, “Probably this is the clearest case and the easiest to answer is it fraud or accident or just an artifact of the study? – clearly its fraud”.
Who else at the CDC signed onto the 2004 report?
Dr Frank DeSefano –current head of the immunization safety office of the CDC
Dr Marshalyn Yeargin Allsopp – chief, of the developmental disabilities branch – National Center of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Colleen Boyle, PHd - Director of the National Center of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities who sits right below the Director of the CDC
Of course, the then Director of the CDC, Dr. Julie Gerberding knew about it.
In a letter dated February 2nd, 2004 just one week before a meeting of the Institute of Medicine (IoM) on the subject of vaccine safety, Dr. Thompson told Gerberding that he
would be “presenting the summary of our results from the Metropolitan Atlanta Autism Case-Control Study,” and he laments that the data will show MMR vaccines cause an increased risk of autism in youth African-American babies. He explains “I will have to present several problematic results relating to statistical associations between the receipt of MMR vaccine and autism.”
Ginger Taylor, a mother of an autistic child, has a blog called Adventures in Autism. She presents a ten minute video there (also found on YouTube) well worth the time to watch. Dr. Gerberding, then still head of the CDC, is being interviewed on CNN where she masterfully dodges the questions about the cause effect relation of MMR and autism in kids. Despite her attempts to smooth everything over she admits that vaccines do create autism.
Rather than going to jail for allowing this fraud that harmed thousands of children, Dr. Gerberding finished up as Director of CDC and was rewarded with a high salary job in the private sector. Since Jan 2010 she has been the President of Merck Vaccines – the only company authorized to manufacture the MMR vaccine in the US.
As soon as the whistle blower report got out, the CDC immediately reigned in Dr. Thompson who issued a statement through his lawyer.
“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.
I want to be absolutely clear that I believe vaccines have saved and continue to save countless lives. I would never suggest that any parent avoid vaccinating children of any race. Vaccines prevent serious diseases, and the risks associated with their administration are vastly outweighed by their individual and societal benefits.”
He also said he would only speak at hearings in Congress and not to the press.
John Rappoport, an investigative journalist wise to the workings of the press, the federal government and big pharma suspects,
“Thompson made a deal with the CDC, where he is still employed. He would aid in the current media blackout, thus trying to preserve the reputation of his bosses.
In return, the CDC wouldn’t take any number of possible actions against him, the lightest of which would be suspension.”
Rappoport also directs readers to several other sources of scientific information which compiled these facts about the cause of autism:
- The first known cause of autism was the rubella virus. (this live virus is part of the MMR vaccine)
- People who are pre-disposed to have a mitochondrial dysfunction can develop autistic conditions following vaccination. Those predisposed is at minimum 20% of cases. (Dr.Gergerding when she was head of the CDC said it was “rare”)
- Autistic conditions can result from encephalopathy (general brain disease) following vaccination.
The US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) confirmed to CBS News there had been 1322 cases of vaccine injury compensation settled out of court by the US Government in secret settlements!
Measles and mumps are two of the three live viruses in the MMR vaccine. Exposure to live measles or mumps viruses can cause encephalitis
There is direct evidence that live measles, mumps or rubella viruses separately can cause encephalitis leading to autism.
The risks of giving very young children a vaccine containing three live viruses all at once were known. Two World Health Organization papers published nearly 40 years a go set out the hazards
- Autistic conditions can result from a brain inflammation illness called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following MMR vaccination. The US Federal Court in the case of Bailey Banks ruled that in this case the MMR vaccine given to the child caused his ADEM which then caused his autism disorder.
Anyone doubting John Rappoport’s assertion that the CDC is a public relations firm should read “Increasing Awareness and Uptake of Influenza Immunization” by Glen Nowak, Ph.D. the Acting Director of Media Relations, CDC. Here Dr. Novak lays out a precise pr campaign to be used to increase sales of flu vaccines.
The CDC spends some $4 billion dollars annually on the vaccines it provides to public health authorities knowing that these vaccines cause permanent injury to infants and children.
The CDC website proudly displays its trademarked slogan:
“CDC – 24/7 Saving Lives, Protecting People” – a noble purpose if it were run by people who care and not by those who have sold out for profits, betraying the American people and destroying the lives and health of thousands of men, women and children.