By Don Boys, PhD:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has been engaged in a “massive campaign of deception” concerning the alleged safety of the vaccination known as MMR that is supposed to protect children against measles, mumps and rubella. Dr. Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation filed a request through the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) seeking information on a 2004 CDC study that absolved MMR vaccinations as a cause of concern. That request put him in touch with, at that time, an anonymous whistleblower at the CDC.
Dr. William Thompson, a top-level scientist with the federal CDC put the whistle between his teeth and blew it vigorously on himself and his colleagues! He confessed that the CDC “deliberately concealed data showing that MMR can cause autism, particularly in African American boys who are vaccinated before the age of three.” Wow! A medical earthquake rating 9.5 on the Richter scale! However, the media refuse to expose the corruption!
Dr. Andrew Wakefield who suggested the possibility of vaccine-caused autism in 1998 declared of this new scandal, “This is a real story of a real fraud….Deliberate. High-level deception of the American people with disastrous consequences for its children’s health.” He’s saying that it isn’t simply a failure but fakery and fraud by leading CDC health officials!
The whistleblower, sounding like a courageous, frustrated, guilty-laden scientist, charged that the CDC study was rigged! He admitted that he lied! He said, “Oh my God. I cannot believe we did what we did, but we did.” This former CDC official said that the MMR vaccine is linked to a 340 percent [corrected to 236%] increased risk of autism in black boys who were vaccinated before age 3 as compared to other Blacks who were vaccinated later! Wow!
Dr. Hooker published a study on August 8, 2014 in the journal Translational Neurodegeneration that put the issue on the front burner. His article reported that the 2004 CDC study was fraudulent and should have revealed that black males are especially vulnerable to early MMR vaccinations.
Over the first 24 months of a child’s life, the CDC recommends 25 vaccinations with up to nine on the same day! At least one mother in ten refuses to permit such attacks upon her child’s delicate, undeveloped system and one third of parents think there are too many shots given within two years of birth. Recently, the CDC released statistics affirming that the rate of autism among school children in the U.S. has now risen to one out of 50! Is there a connection between so many shots and the incredible rise in autism and other neurological disorders? Is there a connection between the growing number of required shots and the financial bottom line of physicians, the advertising in medical journals, and federal funds going to the CDC?
The CDC had declared in a 2010 study that Thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative in some vaccines, was in no way causally linked to autism. Many equally qualified experts declared otherwise. The pot continued to be stirred and to change metaphors, the water was getting muddier.
The vaccination study by the CDC sought to throw cold water on all the heated speculation but it failed so they commissioned a study to determine whether or not the MMR vaccine in small children had any relationship to autism. It was called the “DeStefano study” headed by Dr. Frank DeStefano, director of the Immunization Safety Office of the CDC. This was a rehash of the 2010 study. The conclusion of the DeStefano article in the March 6, 2013 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics was, “In this study of MCO [manage care organization] members, increasing exposure to antibody-stimulating proteins and polysaccharides in vaccines during the first 2 years of life was not related to the risk of developing an ASD” [Autism Spectrum Disorder].
Hoping that settled the question of damaging vaccines they next turned to multiple shots given soon after birth. They hoped to squash the clamor of anti-vaccine people who are sure of a vaccine-autism connection. Consequently, a study was published in The Journal of Pediatrics on March 29, 2013 by DeStefano et al. that caused further concern. The title was “The Risk of Autism Is Not Increased by ‘Too Many Vaccines Too Soon.’” The title said it all! Well, that settles that–but it didn’t settle anything. It only muddied the waters even more, caused consternation in the autistic community, but it did keep the cash flowing.
The article reported, “These results indicate that parental concerns that their children are receiving too many vaccines in the first 2 years of life or too many vaccines at a single doctor visit are not supported in terms of an increased risk of autism.” It might be boorish even crude for me to reveal that The Journal of Pediatrics accepts financial support from vaccine makers via advertising and direct donations.
Remember the old adage, “Follow the money, honey.”
(Next column: “Media Refuses to Deal With Scandal at the CDC!”)
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