Take Action: Ask Congress to help release autism data CDC ignores Law for 8 years
From our friends at Autism Action Network:
Please click on the Take Action link here
to send an email to your members of Congress requesting their help in making the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) obey the law. Dr. Brian Hooker, Ph. D., a biochemist and father of a child diagnosed with autism, has been waiting for more than eight years for documents requested from the CDC under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The Freedom of Information Act requires federal agencies to provide requested documents and information to the public. These documents belong to the people of the United States and were created using our tax dollars. In recent years the federal government has flagrantly ignored the FOIA. The requested documents have nothing to do national security, they concern the details of autism studies paid for with your tax dollars.
Dr. Hooker has in the past obtained records from the CDC that showed that several of their studies claiming no correlation between vaccines and autism were rejected by prestigious medical journals for lack of rigor and scientific flaws. He also has obtained documents that show the CDC withheld information when their own studies showed that there is a correlation between vaccines and autism.
After eight years a reasonable question must be, “What is the CDC trying to hide?” But we will not see this information unless we make the CDC give it up.
Requests under the Freedom of Information are given identifying numbers. These are the numbers for Dr. Hooker’s requests:
#05-0435, #05-0499, #05-0674, #05-0680, #05-0222, #05-0942, #05-0924, #10-00555, #10-00556, #10-00579, #10-00696, #10-00697, #11-00295, #11-00368, #11-00438, #11-00439, #11-00440, #11-00451, #11-00706, #13-00172, #13-00200, #13-00203, #13-00235, #13-00271.
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