From our friends at Autism Action Network. Click HERE to send the EASY TO USE, QUICK alert to your Representative and Senators.
Now that senior CDC scientist William Thompson has issued a public statement admitting that he and his colleagues at the CDC falsified at least one study to cover-up a powerful association between the measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism in African American males, it is time for a complete investigation by Congress into how the CDC has manipulated this and other studies to arrive at pre-conceived outcomes.
Please click on the Take Action link above to send an email to your member of the House of Representative and the two US Senators from your state asking them to make a public statement in support of hearings.
In a statement published on August 27 Thompson said the following:
“My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where I have worked since 1998.
I regret my co-authors 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 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data was collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”
Rep. Bill Posey of Florida is in possession on documents confirming Thompson’s admission. Thompson’s statement and the documents in Rep. Posey’s possession demand a full, public, thorough Congressional investigation of the CDC’s apparent cover-up of an association between autism and vaccines.
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Autism Action Network is a national, non-partisan, grassroots, political action organization formed by parents in support of children and adults with autism,vaccne injuries, and neurodevelopmental and communication disorders. We are dedicated to advancing public policy issues affecting people with autism and related disorders, protecting their human and civil rights, educating the public and media, supporting candidates sharing our goals in state and federal elections, and holding accountable those in government who do not act in the best interest of people affected by autism and related disorders. Our vision is that all people with developmental and communication will grow and successfully participate in their community. Our mission is to be a strong and unified voice for children with neurodevelopmental and communication disorders so that each person will be provided the support necessary to live a full and productive life. Our goals include developing and organizing a strong advocacy support resource for people with neurodevelopmental disorders, their families and communities, advancing education, health insurance coverage, research, legal and legislative issues affecting people with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.
We began as A-CHAMP (Advocates for Children's Health Affected by Mercury Poisoning) in 2005. Our initial focus was on legislative efforts to end the use of the mercury-based preservative thimerosal in vaccines. We were partially successful in that effort, and it is still a goal we continue to pursue. In 2008 we changed our name to Autism Action Network to reflect the wider range of issues we seek to influence.