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VAXXED HUFFPOT DELETEBy Anne Dachel

Feb 21, 2017

I watched censorship happen right before my eyes on Huffington Post on Tuesday morning. I was looking over the news and saw two stories that had just been published on Google. I looked at the first one, "VAXXED, should we watch this movie?"  by Sally Beck, who was described as a  “national newspaper journalist.”

Beck wrote:

The controversial documentary Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe, came to London last week, screened in secret at Regents University. Finally, an opportunity for us to find out whether any of the claims it makes hold merit.  

Vaxxed is based on extensive recorded interviews with whistleblower, Dr William Thompson, a former senior scientist at the CDC, (Centres for Disease Control) the US agency concerned with safeguarding public health. The film looks at whether his claims - that he, and four others at the CDC, skewed data in an important study looking at whether the MMR jab (measles, mumps and rubella) can cause autism - are true. …

Beck named names, including Dr. Stephanie Seneff at MIT who predicts catastrophic increases in autism in the near future.  She also listed EVERYONE involved with the CDC vaccine study cover-up with William Thompson, people like Julie Gerberding, Frank De Stefano, Melinda Wharton, and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop.

I sincerely wish I'd copied it because it suddenly disappeared off the site and was replace by this announcement: “This post from The Huffington Post Contributor Platform is no longer available on our site.” 

Huffpo removed


Fortunately, several folks did snag a version before it disappeared and here is the full verbiage plus screen shots.

(Dear HuffPo. I seem to have two accounts, one in the US and one in the UK. I’m a British writer. Can I amalgamate my accounts?) I really want this published in the uk edition.

By SALLY BECK

The controversial documentary Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe, came to London last week, screened in secret at Regents University. Finally, an opportunity for us to find out whether any of the claims it makes hold merit.

Vaxxed is based on extensive recorded interviews with whistleblower, Dr William Thompson, a former senior scientist at the CDC, (Centres for Disease Control) the US agency concerned with safeguarding public health. The film looks at whether his claims - that he, and four others at the CDC, skewed data in an important study looking at whether the MMR jab (measles, mumps and rubella) can cause autism - are true.

Dr Thompson said: ‘I have waited a long time to tell my story and I want to tell it truthfully. I was involved in deceiving millions of taxpayers regarding the potential negative side effects of vaccines. We lied about the scientific findings.’

Dr Thompson said that the study, completed in 2001, showed that children receiving the MMR under age three were more likely to develop autism, particularly if they were male and African American. Results indicated that these boys were 2.64 times more likely to get an autism diagnosis than if they received the MMR after three years of age. American children, generally get their MMR shots at 12 and 18 months, but it was clear from the results that that was the most dangerous time. Instead of alerting the public, Dr Thompson claims the CDC destroyed the data, did not announce the results, embarking instead on a series of closed door meetings to discuss how best to present them.

It took four years before the CDC was ready to make any kind of announcement and when they did in 2004, it was that the MMR was safe.

Dr Thompson, who was in charge of the numbers, said: ‘When we discussed the findings in these meetings, their opinion was that it couldn’t be right. But the figures don’t lie.’

Dr Thompson made his confession in many recorded conversations with former bioengineer Dr Brian Hooker, now associate professor at Simpson University. He didn’t know he was being recorded.

Dr Hooker had been after the data for years as his own son Stephen, born in 1998, developed autism two weeks after getting his shots, including the MMR, age 15-months. He said: ‘This was a time where CDC was just starting to do these studies on vaccines and autism. As a scientist I have over 60 technical and scientific publications in major international scientific journals and I was contacting the CDC and was deeply critical of their studies.

‘The CDC decided that the scientist who was going to interface with me at that time was Dr William Thompson. Because I was on his back, because they didn’t like what I was saying about the statistics I received a letter from a CDC attorney in 2004 saying that I was no longer permitted to contact the CDC.’

In 2014, he got a phone call out of the blue from Dr Thompson, who said he wanted to tell all.

Dr Thompson explained to him that in order to conceal the effect of the MMR, what they did was reduce the number of children in the study in order to reduce what is referred to as the statistical power - the ability of the study to detect the difference if one genuinely exists.

In the analysis plan, the rules which govern how the study will be conducted and which are set in stone, they had agreed to use two sources of information, the first was the children’s school records and the second was the children’s Georgia birth certificate record. While every child in the study had a school record, only half of the children in the study had a Georgia birth certificate record, because the other half had been born in other states.

The analysis plan was explicit, information on a child’s race was to come from their school record, but when confronted by data that revealed an increased risk of autism in African American children, they deviated from their analysis plan. They chose to get the race data not from the school record but from the Georgia birth certificate record.

Dr Hooker said: ‘Instead of having 3,000 individuals in the study, it went down to about 1,800. The relative risk went down from 2.64 to 1.8, but more importantly that relative risk was no longer statistically significant.’

The CDC faced a huge conflict of interest. Congressman and physician David Weldon began to ask Julie Gerberding, the head of the CDC, awkward questions about it. He said: ‘I began to communicate with her and ask her to come to my office. There didn’t seem to be objective research going on. There was the CDC trying to promote vaccination for children and then they were doing the safety research themselves. I thought the CDC was institutionally conflicted.’ He doesn’t record if they met but at the time CDC director for developmental disabilities, Coleen Boyle, said: ‘In CDC’s judgment the best public policy is to continue vaccination unchanged, while aggressively working to try to identify causes of developmental disabilities.’

Boyle was also one of the four other researchers working on the study with Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, Thompson’s supervisor, Frank DeStefano, head of the immunisation safety office, and a post-doctoral researcher called Tanya Bhasin.

Vaxxed producer Del Bigree, who left his job with a respected medical talk show to make the film, said: ‘The CDC wasn’t just doing the study inside a bubble, in fact it was the exact opposite, they were under fire. Congressman Dan Burton was demanding answers about mercury in vaccines, the MMR and the connection to autism. Dave Weldon, was reaching out to Julie Gerberding with serious complaints on how he thought the entire issue was being handled. The Department of Justice was requesting files and data from the CDC because of a previous study called Verstraeten Study, that had so many anomalies it looked like scientific fraud was taking place. They were suspicious.

‘In the emails that Thompson provided to us you see that he was reaching out to his line manager, Dr Melinda Wharton, throwing up red flags saying, “I first spoke with you in September of 2002 regarding the sensitive results we have been struggling with in the MMR Autism Study.” How do you struggle with scientific results? I mean, facts are facts, data are data. That didn’t make any sense.

‘William Thompson found out that Coleen Boyle had brought in a lawyer to help her decide what materials were too sensitive to provide to the Department of Justice. Later, in an email to Wharton, Thompson said: “I will be hiring my own personal attorney and it’s extremely unfortunate that we need to be concerned about whether our own legal rights are covered when participating in a study such as this.”

‘What was going on? Government scientists were lawyering up over a children’s safety study?! Clearly this did not sit well at all with Dr. Thompson, because at the end of this e-mail he made what looks to me to be a clear threat, “My level of concern has also caused me to seriously consider removing myself as an author on the draft manuscript.”

‘A few days later, Thompson wrote directly to Dr Walter Orenstein, head of the National Immunisation Program saying, “I am not interested in taking all the political heat that will go along with that study.” Thompson had gone all the way to the top of his department. He didn’t ever get a response from Dr. Orenstein but Thompson is very clear on what happened next.’

Dr Thompson said: ‘The higher ups wanted to do certain things and I went along with it, in terms of chain of command I was number four out of five.’

It was decided that data should be destroyed but Thompson kept copies. Dr Thompson said: ‘Literally everyone else got rid of all their documents, so the only documents that exist right now from that study are mine.’

Last year, Dr Thompson’s lawyer Richard Morgan said he’d had a change of heart was would publish a paper in May 2016, asserting that the MMR is not associated with autism in African American males, but he never did.

Rates of autism are continuing to increase. Stephanie Seneff, senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said: ‘Every couple of years the CDC provides a number of what percentage of kids are diagnosed with autism. You’ve got the dots going all the way back to 1975. You draw the line and it is a perfect exponential curve. If we assume that things are going to continue as they have for the past 30 years we can predict that by 2032, one in two children will end up on the autistic spectrum.’

Those figures are scary. In the UK, according to that National Autistic Society, figures here are over 1 in 100, around 700,000, but say there is no exact register kept. Other sources say the figure is as high as 1 in 58.

The future could be bleak for our children. Stephanie Seneff sums up her concerns. ‘I just cannot imagine what it would be like if we really do face a future in which half the children born end up on the autism spectrum. There would be so little money to be able to spend on the normal children to educate them. We’re just going to have extremely sick children and parents that will be so distracted by the challenge of bringing up these children, that our society will not be able to focus on anything else.’

Instead of discussing these issues last week, Vaxxed coverage was all about how outrageous it was to give the film, directed by Dr Wakefield, who was struck off here by the GMC in 2010, a chance to be seen. (Incidentally, the other two doctors who faced charges with him were both cleared, one on appeal.) But no one mentioned that his retracted study has since been replicated 28 times internationally, including at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, North Carolina.

Now there is pressure on Amazon and other stockists to stop selling Vaxxed, but surely we should be allowed to make up our own minds.

ENDS

 

Another story, “The MMR vaccine: why it’s sensible to worry about the way it has…” was also linked on Google News Tuesday, but when I hit it, I got the same info.

So in less than one hour two stories questioning vaccines were out and quickly removed from the site. Someone needs to ask the people in charge of Huff Post if they still believe in a free press and in freedom of speech.

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Jeannette Bishop

Thank you for directing us to Beck's well-researched and reasonable expositions.

Lisa

If something has been removed from the internet, but has been up long enough to be indexed by search engines, it's not hard to find a cached version of the page online.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vaxxed-should-we-watch-this-movie_us_58ac505de4b029c1d1f88edc">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vaxxed-should-we-watch-this-movie_us_58ac505de4b029c1d1f88edc">http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vaxxed-should-we-watch-this-movie_us_58ac505de4b029c1d1f88edc

Is the cache of the original story and you can use the site http://cachedview.com/ to view any other pages where the content has been removed.

Managing Editor

Good morning. Comment mod is an art, not a science. We do our best to allow conversation, and to maintain civility. That said, we sometimes allow comments that reflect on the COMMENTER, exposing their true selves. Thanks for reading AofA.

Wendy Stephen

I would sincerely hope that Age Of Autism, and every other website for that matter, rigorously screen comments for unsavoury content and, if my recent experience over on another website is anything to go by, that should positively include those submitted by Mr Harrison.

By posting respectful comments in response to his published article, I was subjected to a barrage of name calling and insinuation which culminated in me submitting a formal complaint to the site moderator and all the posts being removed. (Although I do have them all downloaded). Not only were his accusations untrue, they became more and more insulting and offensive. Far from entering into a reasonable discussion on the subject matter, it descended into an eye watering abusive attack on me and the site's Executive Director advising me that Mr Harrison had been reprimanded for failing to abide by the blog policy and that his views did not reflect those held by the site.

There will always be differences of opinion, there will always be those who are pro something and those who are anti, there will always be those who view their stance to be the correct one and argue against others who disagree, but nothing in any of that necessitates the dialogue descending into a personalised sustained name calling attack.

Anyone who cannot observe a code of respectful decency in their posts or abide by the site's policies should not be made welcome on any site, and that should include Mr Harrison.

Hans Litten

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski told viewers of Morning Joe Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “trying to undermine the media,” and that it’s the establishment press’s job to “control what people think.”
During the segment, Brzezinski’s co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out to the panelists how liberals are generally in disbelief that Trump “is doing what he said he was going to do.”

http://www.infowars.com/msnbc-host-its-medias-job-to-control-what-you-think/

Presumably Mika , its your job then , to say vaccines did not poison our children .
Lamestream media = fake news

Hans Litten

We must be so close to taking these thieves down if they have to resort to this :

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-22-google-blacklists-natural-news-removes-140000-pages-from-its-index-memory-holes-natural-news-investigative-articles.html

GOOGLE blacklists Natural News… removes 140,000 pages from its index… “memory holes” Natural News investigative articles on vaccines, pharma corruption, fraudulent science and more

Hans Litten

Posted by: susan welch | February 22, 2017 at 04:33 PM

Also what about the oh so convenient Freezer failure at Yale destroying the specimen brains of 100+ autistic misfortunates .

Jack

These and other articles scrubbed from the web can be found at http://rescuedmedia.org/

Bob Moffit

@ Brett Wilcox .. regarding your Huffpo .. "act of censorship:

George Orwell's 1984 coined the term "memory hole" .. given credit in TODAY's wiki-leaks dictionary thus:

"A memory hole is any mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a website or other archive, particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something never happened.[1][2] The concept was first popularized by George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, where the Party's Ministry of Truth systematically re-created all potential historical documents, in effect, re-writing all of history to match the often-changing state propaganda. These changes were complete.

@ Lou Conte .. regarding your prescient comments about the media being an "enemy of the people" .. again ORWELL's 1984 "Big Brother" tyranny:

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot .. (MEDIA!) .. stamping on a human face - forever."

@ Brigit Calhoun .. I wholeheartedly agree .. your accusation the pharmaceutical companies are not doing "due diligence" .. but ... unfortunately .. that is what ANY industry can be expected to do .. such as .. the tobacco industry .. to protect their PROFITS.

And so .. I would respectfully suggest the FAILURE of our media, elected representatives, regulatory bureaucrats, public health officials .. to do DUE DILIGENCE .. is at least equally .. if not more critical .. than the failure of due diligence by pharmaceutical companies.

@ John Stone .. I appreciate your comments explaining that it would be "impractical for a site such s ours not to moderate comments .. if we did not it would quickly become over-run by people who are hostile posting any old junk and very inhospitable for our regular readers"

Shyral Attkission defines the well-established tactic of "over-running a site" . such as .. AoA .. with hostile comments as "astro-turfing" .. and .. I greatly appreciate your efforts to stem the "astro-turfers" from smothering AoA.

susan welch

John and Hans, thank you very much for your suggestions - some of which I will add to my letter. I had been copying my DoH correspondence to T May, my local MP (totally useless), BBC and Private Eye. I know that DoH will never back down and that is why this time I intend to copy widely. My first thought was to send to every MP, but then I realized that if I sent to all at the same time, they would probably never receive them. I will research those that have an interest in vaccines, those that are responsible for Health/mental health. The same with members of House of Lords. If anyone has any other suggestions I would be grateful.

Obviously the media will never tell the truth so, for the moment at least, a personal letter to anyone who may be interested/have any influence is all I can think of. Some of them must have vaccine injured family members.

Thank you again all at Age of Autism

Birgit Calhoun

Paul Thomas! I am not sure what you are getting at. So correct me is I misunderstand you! There is no law against spreading lies. At the same time there should not be censorship of the truth. There is evidence that vaccines might prevent illness. The real problem, however, is that pharmaceutical companies are not doing is, speaking in lawyers' terms, due diligence. Pharmaceutical companies need to be sure they are producing the safest product possible. They are not doing that as has been elucidated many times in studies. To deny that a problem exists and to censor a good documentary and an article that points to the truth is not in the interest of the people.

 ciaparker

What the trolls did to Milo is awful. I saw his dignified statement last night when he resigned from Breitbart in order to protects its reputation. The trolls used a video of him from over a year ago, holding it in readiness for the right moment to smear him with it. Milo has behaved heroically throughout. He was going to give a lecture about UC Berkeley having named itself a sanctuary campus in order to disobey the law when violent riots to protest his lecture broke out, forcing his lecture to be cancelled and him to be spirited away to escape being beaten up or worse. The US no longer enjoys many of our constitutional rights to free speech, freedom of the press, or the right to free and informed medical choice. The university campus is no longer where ideas are discussed and debated, but only the place where special interests (including those of Merck and Monsanto) have a captive audience. Thank heavens for the alternative press and the Internet: without them, oppressive special interests would be able to almost completely hide the truth and manipulate the public to support whatever ideology they wanted to promote.

Louis Conte

When you hear members of the main stream media whining about how the President is off-base with his comments on the media being the enemy of the people, it is conduct like this that shows that he has a point.

Freedom of the Press does not mean being free to decide that news is simply a bunch of interviews with "experts" who allow you access to high level government processes. Freedom of the Press is not simply repeating official government pronouncements. Freedom of the Press in not simply printing the stories that benefit your advertisers.

Freedom of the Press means asking tough questions, digging for truth and presenting facts. It may mean that you anger those experts, advertisers and government insiders that you have come to rely on.

At the end of the day, you let people think for themselves.

The Huffington Post should be ashamed of their actions.

For Sally

Censorship and smearing is full on now. They would smear a victim of pedophilia (Milo Yiannopoulos, a huge promoter of free speech) as a pedophile. You just can't make this stuff up. The press has gone full 1984. There seems to be nothing they would not do.

Hans Litten

BBC : helping poison children one censored story at a time.

Posted by: Right side of history | February 22, 2017 at 08:54 AM

Posted by: susan | February 22, 2017 at 11:12 AM
Marvellous work Susan . We should all be doing it .
Is it worth mentioning the Dr Frank Engley Themiserol study from 1948 (toxic AT NANO GRAMS)
Is the recent Italian study worth mentioning -GATI
Is the Italian MMR ruling on MMR worth mentioning
Are the Simpsonwood quotes worth including ?
Is Julie Gerberding's quote worth including ? (the one time in her life she was honest)
Are the William Thompson quotes worth including ?
The Maurice Hilleman recording ?
Kenya HCG 2015?
The secret ingredients list , sv40 , Nagalase , HCG, glyphosate ?
Are the Stephanie Seneff projections worth a mention ?

Essentially the UK is a corrupt bankrupt little fiefdom that adds fluoride to the school milk of children (PHE - Blackpool). It puts mercury in the teeth of the working classes . It put aluminium and mercury and the rest into the bloodstreams of babies . OUTRAGE

John Stone

Susan

I don't know whether any other readers have suggestions. It seems to me you have a lot and it would not necessarily be any better if you had more. The problem is it is likely that the DT will not respond to specific points, and they are never going to concede anything unless they absolutely have to. I would be inclined to let your MP know of any disatisfaction you have with the process.

You might mention Prof Pollard - that would probably annoy them.

http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/12/andrew-pollard-named-in-le-monde-over-hpv-vaccine-cover-up-at-the-european-medicines-agency.html

John

PS I suppose one point is that the desire to close the science is unscientific - they should be willing to listen to contrary evidence.

susan

John, Thank you for responding to Joel. I wondered if you would be able to help me. I wrote to T May some months ago and, predictably, this was passed on to Dept. of Health. I have corresponded with them since that time, but all they say is 'we've done the research, there is no link, so no more research necessary. (3 letters saying the same thing and not responding to any of my queries/comments) This time I intend to write purely with undisputed facts - and will copy very widely, instead of the usual 4.

My request to you is for any pertinent facts that I have not included in my draft. These are:/ 83 compensated cases in US + over $3billion paid out:/ Wm Thompson:/ autism rates from 1:10,000 to 1:71 England 1:51 Scotland:/ vax vs unvaxed never researched:/ multiple shots never researched:/ mumps component effectiveness cover-up (US Court case):/ increasing rates of SEN pupils in UK schools.

I would be very grateful if you could email me with anything appropriate.

I have really had enough of the lies that are in the press at the moment and want to fight back hard.

Thank you - hopefully.

John Stone

Joel

We do edit correspondence. One of the reasons we do not post many of your comments is that you post off-topic, and engage in personal hostlity - a lot ad hominem about what bad people we are etc. Also if you post things which are factually in error (and you do it time after time) it gets to the point where it is much easier and less time wasting simply not to post than write rebuttal after rebuttal. You cannot go on posting your ill-researched, hair-splitting nonsense about Andrew Wakefield and Pluserix here and expect us to go on posting it.

It is impractical for a site such as ours not to moderate comments - if we did not it would quickly become over-run by people who are hostile posting any old junk and very inhospitable for our regular readers. I witnessed this happening years ago on JABS Forum when Ben Goldacre's Bad Science mob decided to try and take us out. Respectful critical comments are generally welcome providing people stick to the point.

Joel A. Harrison, PhD, MPH

@ Anne Dachel:

What hypocrisy! You don't like censorship; yet, over the past years Age of Autism has not posted dozens of comments I submitted. If you are so certain you are right, why are you afraid to post challenges?

On a few occasion when you have posted a few of my comments, Age of Autism has allowed other comments that attacked me, then not posted my responses.

Obviously whether conscious or unconscious, deep down you are not certain you are right and, thus, need the reinforcement from like-minded individuals. One-sided dialogues are dangerous. If you even consider remotely that you are wrong, if more and more parents fail to vaccinate their kids and a major epidemic breaks out, you and other antivaccinationists will bare the brunt of responsibility.

Jenna

Dear Sally Beck-

Thank you so very much for writing this piece. Just excellent.

Jenna

Paul Thomas

We seriously need to judge our sources for the news by wether or not they cover this most important topic with fairness and attention to the actual facts. Vaccines obviously cause side effects and sometimes deaths. The full extent is what we need to investigate. Those journals that don't cover this fairly should be deleted. Not worthy of our attention. When the American people wake up to the fact that on this topic (and many others) we don't have a free press, then support those journalists reporting the real facts, perhaps this wall of deceit will come crumbling down.

The truth shall set us free.

Right side of history

Huffpo: helping poison children one censored story at a time.

Brett Wilcox

The Herd is free to believe exactly what the controllers want them to believe.
Anne, thanks for catching HuffPo in the act of censorship and for sharing the forbidden content with the world.

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