Great interview by Richard Sacks with three men you likely know, all of whom are Skyhorse Publishing authors. From the Lost Arts Radio YouTube channel description of the program:
What do James Grundvig, investigative journalist and author of the CDC expose' "Master Manipulator", Kevin Barry, author of "Vaccine Whistleblower", former federal attorney and president of the personal freedom website http://www.firstfreedoms.org, and Lou Conte, author of the novel "The Autism War" and co-author of "Vaccine Injuries", have in common? Unfortunately the answer is autistic, vaccine damaged sons, though they also share other concerns in common about the future of our country and the world. Recently, as you are not supposed to know, the movie VAXXED (http://www.vaxxedthemovie.com) has broken through concerted efforts at censoring its message, and has been waking up millions of Americans and others to the fact that a formerly trusted government agency, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, lied over a period of at least ten years, to keep hidden the truth that vaccines cause autism. Even today, the coverup continues. And of course, the question that arises simultaneously is, what else is CDC hiding? And what about other government agencies we trusted to tell the truth? Clearly CDC works for the vaccine and drug companies, not for the American people.
Great interview by Richard Sacks with three men you likely know, all of whom are Skyhorse Publishing authors. From the Lost Arts Radio YouTube channel description of the program:
NOTE: This is Dr. Paul Offit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia having a bite to eat before he presented at Confronting Vaccine Resistance, a seminar at NYU. There was a demonstration at the event, and the Vaxxed bus was there.
Mark Blaxill of Age of Autism (and others) have written copiously about Dr. Offit. Below is the last installment of his series "Voting Himself rich," to give you a primer on Dr. Offit.
Offit Cashes In: Closing the Books on the Vaccine Profits of a Merck-Made Millionaire
By Mark Blaxill
“Cash in: To withdraw from a venture by or as if by settling one’s account.”
Paul Offit would like the world to see him as a champion of children’s health and a disinterested observer of controversial issues in autism and vaccine safety. In the view of many in the autism community, he is the worst kind of partisan: a Merck-made millionaire, a determined propagandist for expanding the medical industry’s vaccine profit pool and an active opponent of the need to stop the autism epidemic in its tracks. I will confess my own bias up front: like many autism parents, I hope and trust that history will bestow the fullest possible measure of shame on Offit, a man who so richly deserves it.
UPDATE: Josh Coleman is LiveBlogging at FB Live: Josh Coleman is live blogging this: https://m.facebook.com/VaccineCorruptionToday/
SAN DIEGO, CA—The Hon. Dana M. Sabraw, federal district judge in San Diego, will entertain oral arguments on Education 4 All’s (E4A) Motion for Preliminary Injunction to halt SB277, at1:30 p.m. on August 12th. E4A’s challenge to California’s repeal of all religious and conscientious exemptions to mandated vaccination is the only item on Judge Sabraw’s docket on Fridayafternoon, and the court will hear from the plaintiffs, the state departments of Health and Education, and from attorneys representing the Santa Barbara County public health office.
With many California school districts returning to campus for the fall term, this Friday’s time sensitive hearing is critical for those children whose vaccination status will cause them to suffer exclusion from public and private schools under the new law.
Twenty-one individual and non-profit organization plaintiffs filed suit against various defendants including the California Departments of Health and Education, alleging that SB 277 is unconstitutional. The lawsuit relies on the fundamental right to education under the California Constitution, the rights of parents and children under the United States Constitution, and cites numerous violations of state and federal law, including statutes that protect disabled children.
Thousands of California students should learn after the hearing whether they may return to school in the next few weeks, or be permanently barred from receiving public or private education.
WHAT: Preliminary Injunction Hearing
WHEN: Friday, August 12th at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Courtroom 13A, 333West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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About Education 4 All: The Education 4 All (E4A) Foundation, founded in June 2016, seeks to redeem California’s promise of equal education for all children.
NOTE: We excerpted this review of "Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement, and Government Betrayal at the CDC” from Epoch Times. Read the full review here.
By Lou Conte
Dirty deeds often require dirty people.
For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Poul Thorsen, the subject of James Grundvig’s just-released book, “Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement, and Government Betrayal at the CDC” (Introduction by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.), was the right man at the right time.
In the late 1990s, the CDC’s Vaccine Safety Division, led by Dr. Coleen Boyle, was facing a growing public realization that autism was reaching epidemic levels. Many parents and some scientists suspected vaccines were the culprit in triggering the catastrophe. They pointed the finger at the increasing levels of Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative used in many vaccines. In a stunning failure of oversight, no government regulatory agency caught the fact that mercury exposure in childhood vaccines vastly exceeded safety limits.
Utah Autism Whistleblower Lawsuit Will Go to Trial After Federal Judge Denies a Majority of Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss
In a development sure to put the integrity of the CDC’s autism surveillance estimates in the spotlight, a Federal District Court Judge for the District of Utah issued a ruling Friday that effectively guarantees a Utah autism whistleblower her day in court. Judge Jill N. Parrish denied a majority of motions by Dr. William McMahon of the University of Utah to dismiss allegations by Dr. Judith Pinborough Zimmerman that McMahon and his colleagues acted improperly in retaliating against her for raising concerns over their research misconduct, violated university policies by terminating her contract without proper review, and impugned her reputation in the process.
Dr. Zimmerman filed her lawsuit against Dr. McMahon nearly two years ago, in a complaint that describes a heated dispute between the two scientists over the proper handling of confidential health and education records as well as the accuracy of the data records used in measuring Utah’s autism prevalence as part of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) autism surveillance project, the Autism and Development Disabilities (ADDM) Network. Since 2002, Zimmerman had been the Director of Utah’s ADDM Network site, the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities (URADD). She joined the University of Utah in 2005, bringing the URADD grant with her. She was removed from her URADD and university positions in 2013.
Zimmerman’s lawsuit alleges that McMahon and colleagues violated federal records privacy restrictions in efforts to carry out lucrative additional research projects; these were privacy restrictions that she had carefully negotiated with the Utah Departments of Health and Education in order to bring URADD into compliance with federal law and protect autism families from unwanted use of their personal and family information. When Zimmerman expressed her concerns over privacy and data quality issues to University authorities, McMahon summarily fired her, locked her out of her office and placed himself in charge of URADD. Since Zimmerman’s dismissal, McMahon has become the PI of the URADD and watches over Utah’s contributions to the CDC’s ADDM reports.
In addition to raising issues of research integrity and privacy, Zimmerman’s allegations have broad implications for the integrity of CDC’s autism surveillance estimates. Court documents reveal that Zimmerman was concerned that errors in Utah’s autism data were finding their way into CDC estimates beginning with the 2010 ADDM report, which provided estimates of autism rates among children born in 2002. If uncorrected, these errors might have continued in the 2012 report released earlier this year, measuring autism rates in children born in 2004.
Utah’s autism rates carry unusual importance in part because Utah’s reported autism rate in the 2008 ADDM report was the highest of all participating sites. In that report, Utah’s rate of 1 in 47 children born with autism in 2000 was the highest rate ever recorded in the United States; it was also an increase of 155% over Utah’s 1994 birth group, which at the time was the third highest rate in the country. Since reaching a peak in the 2000 birth group, Utah’s autism rates have plummeted while most other states have shown continued increases in the last two ADDM reports.
About ten months ago I started writing a new book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost Its Soul in Autism, which would utilize the CDC whistleblower story as a way to review the corruption in science regarding vaccines and autism. I knew Andy Wakefield was working on his documentary, and when I interviewed him for this book he mentioned it, but in my wildest dreams I never imagined VAXXED would explode onto the scene the way it has. I have been writing furiously to make sure that story is included as well.
In the meantime, I got a powerhouse agent, Johanna Maaghoul of the Waterside Literary Agency, the world's #1 agency for New York Times non-fiction bestsellers. Johanna has been taking the book around to publishing companies, getting some positive interest, but they are absolutely terrified of the subject. Publishing companies like to sell books, so that's where you come in. I want you to read the chapter outline and if this is a book you would like to buy, leave a comment to that effect. How's that for simple? That way when my agent is talking to a publisher she can say something like, "Five hundred and seventy two people said they would buy this book immediately!" Thanks in advance for your comments.
Chapter One: The Call – Dr. Brian Hooker, a university biology professor was working in his office when he got a call from a senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist, Dr. William Thompson. The two worked together years earlier when parent groups were clamoring for the CDC to conduct research into vaccines and autism. Thompson reveals that the CDC found such evidence, but covered it up. Thompson had retained these documents and eventually turned them over to Congressman William Posey. The most explosive of these allegations is that earlier administration of the MMR vaccine is causing a 3.36-fold increase in autism among African-American males. With Thompson’s guidance, Hooker publishes this information in the summer of 2014.
Chapter Two: The Insanely Good Soul of Dr. Andrew Wakefield – British researcher, Dr. Andrew Wakefield first published his findings suggesting the MMR vaccine was linked to autism in The Lancet in 1997, even going so far as to share these results with the CDC prior to publication. In the ensuing years, Wakefield was subjected to unbelievable persecution and his name was vilified throughout the world. Hooker brings the Thompson documents to Wakefield’s attention. Hooker also initiates contact between Thompson and Wakefield, with Thompson apologizing for participating in the cover-up of research that would have vindicated Wakefield’s research. Wakefield accepts Thompson’s apology.
I wasn’t going to write this blog until next week but my flight landed and clearly all of you are standing by to hear how today went, so I am sitting down the minute I walked into my house to update you.
This is going to be quick and dirty because it’s late and I haven’t slept after flying into and out of DC today and yesterday. The background is that a few months ago I approached Tami Canal, the founder of March Against Monsanto (MAM), to strike a deal: if I gave her the link to watch Vaxxed before just about anyone else in the country, she would write a review of it and promote it on Facebook. Because of an incoming link to my blog earlier in the year I realized her position on vaccines for the first time– and the fact that the anti-GMO group isn’t united with the vaccine freedom group boggled my mind. We’ve got to get it together. Long story short, she accepted. Vaxxed lit a fire in her and I put her in contact with people who advocate on the federal level. As kismet would have it, Tami is a constituent of Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR)– the committee charged with investigating the CDC Whistleblower hot potato. Because MAM has over a million followers, she was able to get a meeting with her Congressman and a half dozen of us convened in Representative Chaffetz’s office this afternoon without him knowing who was coming. Surprise! We brought Del Bigtree, one of the producers of Vaxxed, with us. Read more at Levi's site:
Here's a video of Del Bigtree of VaXxed with March Against Monsanto founder Tami Canal. Del speaks about the disconnect among many liberals and progressives: they can see the duplicity, lying and corporate greed in Monsanto and our food supply and American health but have not opened their eyes to the parallel world of pharma, government interference and vaccine injury. Below is a video from Facebook live of Del at Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz's office to call for a subpeona of Dr. William Thompson and hearings on the CDC whistle blower. Thank you to Del, as ever.
EMAIL TODAY ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email them, The Oversight & Government Reform Committee (OGR), to subpoena Dr. William Thompson
By justin Kanew
As a quick reminder, this is the 2nd of 4 interviews. The first was with Del Bigtree, producer of Vaxxed, which you can listen to here if you haven't yet.
In this next one I wanted to talk to someone who feels differently about the controversial topic of vaccines and autism than Del does, so it seemed there would be no more diametrically opposed viewpoint than that of Brian Deer.
I know I don't have to tell most of you Brian is the investigative journalist who accused VAXXED director Doctor Wakefield of fraud in a series of Sunday Times articles and initiated the investigation that got Wakefield's medical license revoked in England years ago. He's the source of much controversy and many strong feelings, and Brian himself has strong feelings about Wakefield, so I wanted to hear directly from him what his thoughts were about the topic and why.
So here's that interview:
I'd also like to address the fact that in the comments section I've seen people wonder if I'm some sort of "plant" sent from high above to hurt the case against vaccines, which I assure you I will swear on a stack of any kind of holy book you may read I'm not.
I've also seen people question how this interview happened. It's simple really- Brian's email is public on his website, I emailed him, and he responded (see photo at the top of this post.)
I'm not sure if that will help put those concerns to bed, but if not I think you'll find the episode shows we are anything but in league together. I look forward to hearing more from you about it.
I should also say that in the 2 days since the first interview posted, I've found myself the target of ire from both sides. Anti-vaxxers are angry that my wife and I still plan to try to find a safe way to vaccinate our baby girl, while pro-vaxxers are angry that by doing these interviews I'm giving a platform to the makers of Vaxxed and like-minded anti-vaxxers.
It's been heated, but it's ok. I can take it. I'm a big boy. I knew this was a contentious comment, and I expected to hear a lot of
VaXxed is showing from coast to coast.
To find a theatre near you or to learn how you can bring VaXed to your hometown, visit the VaXed The Movie website. Mark the site for updates as well.
If you've seen the film, share your thoughts in our comments.
Please read Reports 1, 2, 3 and 4 here.
Many readers may not know Columbia University’s President, Lee C. Bollinger. However, if one explores the issues around censorship as Wayne Rohde and I have over the past several weeks, Bollinger’s name quickly emerges.
Bollinger, a First Amendment scholar, is a brilliant man and a champion of free speech. Please take a look at his biography on the Columbia University website As the biography notes, “his most recent book, Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century (Inalienable Rights), has placed Bollinger at the center of public discussion about the importance of global free speech to continued social progress.”
Bollinger has been willing to allow free speech, even when controversy ensues. In 2007 he allowed then Iranian President Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia. The decision rankled many. Ahmadinejad did say some controversial and some would say offensive things (there are clips of the speech on YouTube if anyone wishes to see it).
In 2012, Bollinger “established the Columbia Global Freedom of Expression and Information Project, a new initiative joining international experts and activists with the University’s faculty and students to survey, document and strengthen free expression. He has named Agnès Callamard, a distinguished human rights advocate who was director of the organization ARTICLE 19, as executive director of the Project.”
The project has brought together many influential leaders on freedom of speech and freedom of the press like Callamard and Amal Clooney.
According to Bollinger, “Looking around the world today and seeing the pervasiveness of censorship in so many forms and societies, none of us should be under any illusions about the challenges we face in establishing international norms for a truly free press… Doing so requires that we both understand the facts on the ground and succeed in creating a global framework for protecting speech and expression. These are steps that have become inseparable from progress on human rights and continued worldwide economic growth.” [i]
Bollinger’s vision of freedom and opposition to censorship stands in stark contrast to the conduct of one of his professors, Dr. Ian Lipkin, professor of epidemiology and Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
From the Columbia University Public Health Now webpage:
On April 4, 2016, the Wall Street Journal ran an important op-ed from Ian Lipkin, Director of the Mailman School’s Center for Infection and Immunity. Lipkin and Mailman School Board of Overseers member Perri Peltz (MPH ’84) worked diligently behind the scenes to persuade organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival that the fraudulent science of Andrew Wakefield’s documentary “Vaxxed” had no place at the prestigious festival. When Lipkin learned that a private distributor had arranged a week of screenings at New York's Angelica Film Center, he went to work immediately on a piece that reminds us of the importance of scientific evidence in our ongoing work to understand and treat autism. [ii]
Lipkin writes in his April 3 Wall Street Journal Op Ed: “I am among those Mr. De Niro consulted. In a 45-minute phone conversation with him, I recommended that the festival withdraw the film from the “documentary” category and not screen it.”
Wayne Rohde and I have been writing a series on the censorship of Andrew Wakefield’s film, Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe. The film has been pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival, the Houston (Texas) Worldfest Film Festival and from screenings in Arizona at Harkins theatres after that company received pressure from pediatricians.
In our previous articles, we reported that Alison Singer, the President of the Autism Science Foundation, proudly declared in a March Guardian article that she and other members of the Immunization Action Coalition’s (IAC) Listserv were instrumental in having Vaxxed removed from the Tribeca Film Festival.
Singer told the Guardian, “Four or five years ago we weren’t as well organized and people didn’t realize the importance of responding quickly and strongly,” said Alison Singer, the president of the Autism Science Foundation and a member of the IAC listserv…Today, we know that we have to respond to every incident however large or small, because if you leave any of these discredited theories unchallenged, it allows people to think that there’s something still to be discussed.”
According to Singer, the IAC Listserv is a public relations response squad that snuffs out and counters public statements of those the Listserv decides are “anti-vaccine.”
However, in our last report, the IAC denied that they were responsible for the calls that lead to the Tribeca decision, essentially leaving Alison Singer ‘holding the bag.’
Alison Singer has not responded to our requests for information about the incident.
Thanks to the Columbia University website, another member of Alison Singer’s Listserv have now been revealed: Dr. Ian Lipkin.
We have information about other Listserv members from sources and we are constructing a list. For now, we are talking about Singer and Lipkin.
As the Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Lipkin helped bring millions of dollars of CDC and federal health funding he brings to Columbia. [iii] Lipkin also the Co-Chair of the CDC’s National Bio-surveillance Advisory Subcommittee. [iv]
It is also important to note that Lipkin’s name surfaces in the legally recorded conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker and Dr. William Thompson that serve as a critical component of Vaxxed. Lipkin likely knew about this as the Thompson/Hooker transcripts are public thanks to Kevin Barry’s book, Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism research Fraud at the CDC. [v]
Lipkin points out in his editorial that he was involved in research that exonerated the MMR vaccine. While Lipkin feels that his work was the final word, Thompson, who had some oversight responsibility at the CDC for Lipkin’s work told Brian Hooker something very different.
Dr. Thompson: “It was the worst study ever.”
What follows is an excerpt of the Thompson transcripts regarding Ian Lipkin and his MMR research from pages 103 and 104 of Vaccine Whistleblower:
Dr. Thompson: Where they went and did the biopsies. This Larry Pickering, Ian Lipkin . . .
Dr. Hooker: Oh yeah. I know all about this.
Dr. Thompson: Okay. Did you and I talk about this study?
Dr. Hooker: Ah, no. You and I have never . . . I’ve talked to Ian Lipkin about it. In fact, he and I . . .
Dr. Thompson: Okay.
Dr. Hooker: . . . are not speaking right now, because basically he doesn’t like me very much. Okay?
By James O. Grundvig
Read Part 1 Six Lethal Sins of CSC A Toxic Legacy of Lies here.
While Dr. Coleen Boyle and CDC were looking for a quick exit from the Agent Orange Studies by 1986, US Congress handed the keys to product paradise to the vaccine manufacturers, insulating them from harm and liability for bad, defective, and often ineffective vaccines.
Congress created the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act that year. It was supposed to serve two virtuous goals. The first, fully shield the vaccine makers from liability. That guaranteed the billion dollar multinational corporations could not be sued for any unsafe, harmful or deadly vaccine they brought to the market. The second—and righteous aspect—the Act created a path for injured children to bypass the U.S. court system to plead their case in front of “special masters” in National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), or “Vaccine Court.”
In the former, the no liability shield gave Big Pharma carte blanche to make vaccines as cheap and easy for rapid distribution, lightly testing their efficacy. It also gave them Wall Street incentive to make dozens of new vaccines for any type of diseases, whether boys had a cervix or not to protect from cancer, and whether the HPV vaccine, contrary to WebMD, works in protecting children from most of the 200 types of human papillomavirus (HPV), when it shields only eight (8%) percent of those strains. In the latter, big government’s good intentions would one day be steamrolled by the reality of hundreds of thousands of the children being injured by vaccines that would bankrupt Vaccine Court before it reached its 20th anniversary.
In 1992, CDC recruited an anthropologist conducting epidemiology studies on children cancer clusters from the well contamination sites in Woburn, Massachusetts, north of Boston. The PhD Diana Schendel moved to Atlanta and worked under Coleen Boyle at CDC for the rest of the decade. Dr. Schendel became an integral part in executing Boyle’s deceptive technique of no association between toxins in vaccines and injured children, hiring rogue scientists in Denmark to prove it.
2.1 THIMEROSAL (MERCURY)
In 1991, a Swedish scientist sent a brief—Difficult to Substitute Mercury as a Preservative in Bacterial Vaccines—to the Danish health authority, which in turn forward it to the “most successful vaccineologist in history” Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman. His report called out the problems with the mercury-based preservative thimerosal to the director of the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Not wasting time, Denmark banned thimerosal from all of its vaccines in 1992. Did the United States follow suit? No. The “most successful vaccineologist” figured it was best (“cheapest”) to leave it in. Why did he recommend that? Part of it was his clear conflict of interest: Dr. Hilleman was a lead scientist at Merck, a giant vaccine manufacturer. He was the inventor of Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) triple shot vaccine, which launched to widespread use in 1978, with Merck owning the patent. Maurice Hilleman had more than one dog in the fight. . . he had three.
Fast-forward to 2012: The United Nations (UN) proposed a global ban on mercury in all consumer products in a treaty, including thimerosal in vaccines. But the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) would have none of that. AAP joined the World Health Organization (WHO) to fight the ban. In effect, those health organizations forced the UN to give thimerosal an exemption from that ban, which was carried out in dental fillings and cosmetics. Another opportunity to do the right thing for infants and children slipped away to fast, cheap, and easy.
Dr. Louis Z. Cooper, past president of AAP, stated, “As many as 84 million children globally are dependent on vaccines whose safe distribution requires availability of thimerosal as a preservative.” Yes, Western health organizations experiment on the poor over and again.
Dr. Michael Brady, chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, added: “However, the portion of mercury in the environment that is resulting from thimerosal in vaccines is infinitesimally small. And its current use has allowed us to safely provide vaccines to millions of children around the world.”
Yes, “infinitesimally small” for the environment. But what about a tiny fetus? A newborn baby is acres smaller than the much greater environment. By dismissing the world ban on thimerosal in 2013, vaccine makers’ bottom line of fast, cheap, and easy was protected once again well into the future. Were the AAP and WHO nuts? No, they were shielding the golden cash cow of vaccines.
In between 1992 and 2012, many more opportunities were missed to permanently remove thimerosal from vaccines. In the summer of 1999, two manufacturers—Merck and GlaxoSmith-Kline—wrote letters to the CDC stating they could make the switch and still make a ton of money. But the powers at CDC, including Coleen Boyle, had other ideas. With a nudge from the FDA, CDC “recommended” the passive, voluntary removal thimerosal from vaccines instead. That meant mercury would be phased out after nurses and pediatricians used the stockpiles over the next couple of years. The self-policing of thimerosal didn’t last long. After 2003, thimerosal came all the way back injected into the flu vaccine, and again in 2009 in the H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic.
In collusion, Vaccine Court and CDC took advantage of the “removal of thimerosal” from vaccines, giving a short statute of limitations of three years to file a claim, as James Grundvig did with his son in 2005—within the timeline of his autism diagnosis. He was one of the lucky 5,400 children that would one day have their cases heard before the special masters and be compensated for harm.
The true colors of the CDC came out in 2000-2004 when it hired mercenary scientists from Denmark to cook data, after the backtesting of datasets in the Danish Health Registries, when its own peer-reviewed literature failed to produce the desired results. The Dane, a CDC visiting foreign scientist named Dr. Poul Thorsen, was paid to have his “research team” at a Danish university falsify and manipulate the data, omitting entire cohorts and years. In a page from Coleen Boyle, Thorsen’s then girlfriend CDC’s Diana Schendel took the no association playbook to the next level, showing no links between either the MMR vaccine or thimerosal in vaccines and tie it to the skyrocketing rise of autism incidence rates.
Let me say right up front that my wife and I have a 2-month old daughter, and that my #1 goal here is to learn as much as possible about how to care for her health, because if anything happened to her I honestly don't know what I would do.
Until recently - like most people - I assumed vaccines were 100% safe, and I thought anyone who thought otherwise was dangerous and selfish, putting everyone else at risk. I thought this because I was told this, by many people, many times.
"The science is in."
"Vaccines are 100% safe."
Lather, rinse, repeat.
The first chink in the armor was a conversation with a friend of mine whose grandson, he said, was developing normally, got the MMR shot at 15 months, dropped into a fever that night, regressed suddenly, and has had severe autism ever since.
His story seemed far-fetched, but my friend is no storyteller, and I soon learned he was not alone in this experience.
Now to be clear, we're no strangers to the autism spectrum conversation- one of my best friends has Aspergers, and my wife is a BCBA who works with kids on the spectrum every single day... but digging deeper and hearing the many eerily similar stories of autism-related vaccine injuries from parent after parent was a new experience for us, and made me wonder where my self-assuredness about vaccine safety had come from-- and, most importantly, why it seemed to be something nobody was allowed to talk about.
My wife getting pregnant brought this all into sharper focus. Soon we would have to make these difficult decisions ourselves.
As you share information about vaccine safety and the connection to autism, your friends and family will likely recite what they have heard over and over in the media, "but, THAT doctor's study was "debunked." Here is a bolus dose of clarification about who is Dr. Andrew Wakfield from the VaXXed The Movie website :
Find a showing here.
Since the release of the 1998 paper in The Lancet, which suggested the possibility of a link between a novel form of bowel disease, autism, and the MMR vaccine, one of the report’s co-authors, Dr. Andrew Wakefield has been the subject of great controversy and defamation. Here, Wakefield addresses the allegations of fraud, conflict of interest, and medical misconduct that have been leveled against him.
Visit the VaXxed site to see the following video clips:
1. Dr. Wakefield's Medical Background
Wakefield shares his medical background as a gastroenterologist and how he became involved in research related to autism.
2. The Link Between Autism and The MMR Vaccine - 1:24
The link between the MMR and inflammatory bowel disease was first brought to the attention of Dr. Wakefield and his colleagues by the parents of sick children. Wakefield explains how human disease syndromes are normally identified and then studied and how that related to their study on MMR and the age of exposure. Jump to section.
3. MMR Vaccine Safety - 3:28
Wakefield explains how safety studies on vaccines including the MMR, were largely inadequate. Testing for single vaccines was better. Jump to section.
NOTE: Thank you to Joshua Coleman for sharing this video from Senator Richard Pan's office in Sacramento California. Dr. Pan is the sponsor of SB277, a California law passed that denied vaccination exemption rights to millions of Californian children and their families. When confronted by the VaXxed team to discuss the impact of his bill, he flew down a staircase faster than Peter Pan himself can fly. Dr. Pan has claimed he was not running, but like Steve Harvey declaring Miss Colombia the winner of Miss Universe, when in fact, Miss Philippines had won, public statements can't always be taken as fact.
We had at least 3 of Pan's constituents with us. We stood in Pan's office very quietly and calmly with cameras put away. (although I snuck a little bit of footage with my cell phone in his office) His secretary said he wasn't in.
Then, Katie Mills saw him quietly sneaking out a side door and literally start RUNNING down the hall.
Del walked outside and asked if he could talk to him and Pan yelled back that he was "late for a meeting" and then Pan ran as fast as he could down the hall, two flights of stairs, another hallway pass the security at the Sergeant At Arms area where we could go and immediately started walking when he was in his safe place.
Pan is online doing damage control saying he was walking to the AAPI Heritage Month Ceremony (which wasn't the same direction he was going)
What a day!
I'm Joshua Coleman videographer and photographer. I have a vaccine injured child who is paralyzed by vaccine induced transverse myelitis. I testified at a senate hearing against AB1117, spoke at several rallies against SB277 and have shot and produced over 60 videos informing people about the dangers of vaccines.
NOTE: Thank you to Dr. Y for allowing us to exceprt this post. Read more at Vaccination News. A new book from Skyhorse Publishing delves into the Thorsen scandal - buy Master Manipulator Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement, and Government Betrayal at the CDC by James Grundvig from Skyhorse Publishing today before the copies disappear... like a certain researcher.
Edward Yazbak M.D.
For a period of time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had a love-fest with Danish Researchers who agreed to produce needed evidence that in spite of parental reports, MMR vaccination and Thimerosal containing vaccines played no role whatsoever in the increased prevalence in autism and autistic spectral disorders (ASD).
In 2005, I published “The CDC finances, writes and helps publish Danish research”, a discussion of five Danish studies.
Those five Danish studies (DS) were:
DS 1: Madsen KM, Hviid A, Vestergaard M, Schendel D, Wohlfahrt J, Thorsen P, Olsen J, Melbye M. A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism. N Engl J Med. 2002 Nov 7;347(19):1477-82 PMID: 12421889
DS 2: Madsen KM, Lauritsen MB, Pedersen CB, Thorsen P, Plesner AM, Andersen PH, Mortensen PB. Thimerosal and the occurrence of autism: negative ecological evidence from Danish population-based data. Pediatrics. 2003 Sep;112(3 Pt 1):604-6. PMID: 12949291
DS 3: Hviid A, Stellfeld M, Wohlfahrt J, Melbye M. Association between thimerosal-containing vaccine and autism. JAMA. 2003 Oct 1;290(13):1763-6. PMID: 14519711
DS 4: Lauritsen MB, Pedersen CB, Mortensen PB. The incidence and prevalence of pervasive developmental disorders: a Danish population-based study. Psychol Med. 2004 Oct;34(7):1339-46.PMID 15697060
DS5: Larsson HJ, Eaton WW, Madsen KM, Vestergaard M, Olesen AV, Agerbo E, Schendel D, Thorsen P, Mortensen PB. Risk factors for autism: perinatal factors, parental psychiatric history, and socioeconomic status. Am J Epidemiol. 2005 May 15;161(10):916-25; discussion 926-8. PMID:15870155
Studies 1 and 5 were funded by the CDC and co-authored by Diana Schendel PhD, at the time a CDC (NCBDDD) epidemiologist.
Poul Thorsen MD, PhD co-authored DS1, DS2 and DS5.
Thorsen did very well for himself as a CDC Principal Investigator and Liaison between the United States and Denmark in autism-related matters for years. He served on the Faculties of two US universities and incredibly, even on the DSM-V Committee.
Dr. Thorsen’s most notable achievement was the embezzlement of a couple of million dollars from the research funds he had access to. His multiple Federal indictments and the fact that he was featured for a long while on the Most Wanted Fugitives List of the Office of the Inspector General, HHS did not seem to affect his serene post-CDC life or his continued employment in Denmark.
"I gotta hand it to him. Pan is fast!" Del Bigtree.
Dr. Richard Pan, sponsor of California vaccine exemption removal law SB277 ran away from VaXxed producer Del Bigtree when Bigtree tried to ask him questions about vaccination safety and the CDC Whistleblower.
Pan ran... Here's a video from Bigtree - and few others we added to showcase the absurdity of a pharmatrician like Dr. Richard Pan being so utterly unable to stand up and speak out for his "passion" for pediatric health when confronted. A bit about Dr. Pan and SB277:
SACRAMENTO –Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing Sacramento, Senator Ben Allen, the former Board President of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalaz who represents San Diego have introduced Senate Bill 277 to repeal the personal belief exemption that currently allows parents to opt their child out of vaccines in our schools.
“It is our duty and responsibility to protect all children who attend schools in California,” said Dr. Richard Pan, a State Senator representing Sacramento who has been working legislatively to get vaccination rates up while in the State Assembly. “SB 277 was introduced because parents are speaking up and letting us know that current laws are not enough to protect their children. As a pediatrician I have personally witnessed the suffering caused by diseases that are preventable, and I am very grateful to all those parents who are speaking up as a result of the recent measles outbreak.”
According to multiple reliable sources, CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will soon publish a reworking of data from a controversial study first published in 2004. If true, this is of major concern. For over a decade, officials have cited this disputable study to claim no connection between the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism and to deny compensation to parents of MMR vaccine-injured children.
Dr. Thompson has admitted in taped phone conversations and in a statement through his lawyer, that he and other authors of the study, which include senior officials at CDC, manipulated the data and violated study protocol to conceal their findings linking the MMR vaccine to autism. In what can only be described as scientific fraud, Dr. Thompson is now poised to publish “a rework” of the data in a blatant attempt to exonerate the MMR vaccine.
This rework comes on the heels of the just-released documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, which exposes the CDC’s fraud, deceit, and obstruction of justice regarding the MMR vaccine. Vaxxed has received global media attention and is waking up Americans coast to coast to the criminal activity at the CDC. It is suspicious that Thompson and the CDC have now decided, 20 months since Thompson first blew the whistle of fraud and malfeasance at CDC, to take action by publishing a rework of the data.
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On Saturday, April 30, the official end of the most amazing Autism Awareness Month in memory, I went to the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco to watch VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, directed by Andy Wakefield, produced by Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey.
Whenever I go to one of these events I have mixed emotions. More than anything I want the world to know about the cesspool of scientific corruption regarding vaccines and autism at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as revealed by Dr. William Thompson. On the other hand, what they have done is so horrific, that to be reminded of it so vividly depresses me about human nature. I know that we have all been horribly abused by the scientific community, the medical profession, and that this has given license to those we hold most dear in our life to doubt what we say about what happened to our children.
And yet the truth endures. You can not kill it. And the truth is healing, even if it opens up old wounds.
As I sat in my seat, watching the movie unfold, I felt like I had a front row seat to a boxing match, and I was somebody who knew his way around a ring. I was familiar with most of the facts, but to see them deployed at strategic places in the film where they would have the greatest impact, like a devastating series of punches, was extremely satisfying. If you are trying to get friends or family members to go and see the film, I think you should tell them it plays like an extended 60 Minutes story, and that is one of the highest compliments I can give to any documentary. It is calm, methodical, and powerful.
“We’ve got a counter-government here and we’ve got to fight it. I don’t give a damn how it’s done. Do whatever has to be done to stop those leaks.… I don’t want to be told why it can’t be done.”
Our pursuit of the identities of mysterious members of the Immunization Action Coalition Listserv continues.
From: Wayne Rohde
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2016 11:27 AM
To: Admin (At the Immunization Action Coalition)
Subject: IAC List Serv in The Guardian article
After reading in The Guardian from March 29, 2016, I am very intrigued about the existence of the below mentioned IAC coordinated List Serv. Alison Singer, of the Autism Science Foundation, and a close associate of yours, stated the following in an interview with the Guardian:
“At the center of the network was a listserv group email list of more than 100 prominent individuals and science research bodies run out of the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) based in St Paul, Minnesota. The listserv acts as an early warning system that sounds the alarm whenever the potent conspiracy theory that autism can be caused by vaccination surfaces. Through the listserv, conference calls were quickly organized among top scientists across the country to discuss how to respond to the news that what was seen as a scurrilous and misleading film was to be given a high-profile airing. Leading figures in the documentary world were also enlisted to add their objections to the showing of Vaxxed, the film directed by the disgraced former British doctor Andrew Wakefield, who was struck off from medical practice in 2010 for serious professional misconduct.
I attended a private screening of Vaxxed last week at the Soho House in NYC that was presented by Safeminds. It was an incredibly intimate setting which made seeing this film on such a personal subject that much more comfortable. The main focus of the screening was to invite the press so that they could 1. not condemn a movie they have not seen and 2. get it right on reporting what the movie is actually about. The two medical producers that came from NBC left after about 20 minutes which was of course both rude and unprofessional. Why even bother?
I already knew all the facts in the film and even heard some of the recordings from William Thompson AKA the whistleblower. What I did not expect was to have my respect for Andrew Wakefield deepen even more. He is giving a voice to the voiceless just as Robert De Niro did on the today show both last and this week. Andrew Wakefield could have walked away from this and nobody would have blamed him. Everyone knows what happens to a doctor that sticks their neck out and questions vaccines. They are threatened, ridiculed and even killed. Yes even the ones that just study it are murdered. But he didn’t. He painfully compiled all the information and succinctly put it together in this film with the help of some wonderful people. It is because of him that the voiceless have been given a louder voice in recent weeks.
Robert De Niro gave us parents a voice too! He said what we are all dying to say to the masses. Shame on the Media. You are all just as complicit as the CDC that hid the data and produced a fraudulent study. You are all just as complicit as the Pharmaceutical companies that have known for decades that their products can induce illness, injure and kill children. You are all just as complicit as a president and congress that ignores hundreds of thousands of parents that say their child was injured alongside the explosion in the numbers of autism. Congress has had the whistleblower papers for a long time and done absolutely nothing.
From the UK's DailyMail - rather a shocker! But a delight to read. It's a lot more difficult to disparage and embarrass and discount Robert DeNiro than a beautiful blonde female. He throws a real monkeywrench into the misogynistic media plan. KS
Why De Niro is backing the MMR doctor hounded out of Britain: Actor believes triple jab risks are being covered up by pharmaceutical giants after his son 'developed autism overnight' when he had vaccination
- Robert De Niro's 18-year-old son Elliot suffers from autism disorder
- His Tribeca Film Festival in New York provoked controversy by featuring a new 'anti-vaccination' documentary called Vaxxed
- Film star revealed that he and his wife believe their son developed autism overnight after receiving an unidentified vaccination jab
- British doctor Andrew Wakefield claimed he had found evidence the MMR triple vaccine caused irritable bowel syndrome and autism in children
Robert De Niro is widely reckoned to be the world's trickiest celebrity to interview. He will sit looking morose and mumble monosyllabic answers. Any question about his private life will be met with the sort of thinly veiled menace he provides so perfectly in his film roles.
But there is one subject, as painfully private and sensitive as one can imagine, on which he has been more than happy to talk in recent days — about how his 18-year-old son, Elliot, suffers from autism.
Although the 72-year-old has previously hinted about raising a son with special needs with his wife, Grace Hightower, it wasn't until recently that he opened up, after his Tribeca Film Festival in New York provoked controversy by featuring a new 'anti-vaccination' documentary called Vaxxed.
In two interviews with NBC's Today show, De Niro, the festival's co-founder, explained why he had first asked for the film to be included but then said it would not be shown following protests...
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3554747/Why-Niro-backing-MMR-doctor-hounded-Britain-Actor-believes-triple-jab-risks-covered-pharmaceutical-giants-son-developed-autism-overnight-vaccination.html#ixzz46rnDsAzG
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- The selection of only THREE out of over 5,000 vaccine injury compensation cases to prove or rule out causality seems irrational. Yet this is exactly what happened in the Farce called the US Omnibus Autism Proceeding (OAP).
- The case of Michelle Cedillo was filed in 1998 and scheduled to be “the first of three test cases” to be heard in the Vaccine Court in early June 2007.
- The outcome of the case was unquestionably crucial to the OAP and the whole Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
- Attorneys for the Petitioner were prepared to present evidence that Thimerosal, a mercury compound in the pediatric vaccines administered to Michelle during the first year of life and the MMR vaccination that she received shortly after that, had contributed to her autistic regression and her many other health issues.
- The assigned Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys had lined up several experts to counter the petitioner’s Thimerosal allegations but … three months before the case was to be heard, they had not found anyone able to question the reliability of the special test that implicated the MMR vaccination that Michelle received.
- For Michelle who never had measles, the result of her Real Time (RT) PCR Test appeared to be prima facie evidence that her MMR vaccination was etiologically related to her gastro-intestinal findings and her documented autistic regression.
- To prevail, the DOJ Attorneys had to find fault with the test and the laboratory where it was performed, in order to avoid a flood of MMR vaccine related autism cases.
- I will present evidence that a free-lance British reporter inserted himself into the case and later boasted that he had recommended a British scientist who had inspected the Laboratory of Dr. John O’Leary where Michelle’s test had been performed and who had testified about his inspection in a British Court.
- A “real” US Court hearing the Cedillo case would have rejected that expert who surfaced too late, had been paid obscene fees by manufacturers of the MMR vaccine, and had no supporting documents of his inspection because they were all sealed in London.
- Furthermore, that expert was repeatedly seen talking with the reporter while the hearings were going on. He also discussed the case and his testimony in an interview as soon as he returned to London.
- Even though the issues that this British Expert brought up were not relevant to the case, his testimony seemed enough to influence the Special Masters who decided that Michelle’s GI findings were not MMR related, when indeed they were.
- In their decision, the Special Masters mentioned that they were aware of a CDC-sponsored, AAP-funded US study that demonstrated that the results of RT CPR testing performed at a Harvard University Laboratory, a CDC Laboratory and Dr. O’Leary’s Laboratory “were consistent across the three laboratory sites”, namely that each of the three laboratories accurately identified every positive or negative result.
April has been for sometime our National Autism Awareness Month.
This year, the CDC decided to set the week of April 16-23, 2016 as the National Infant Immunization Week to coincide with the “World Immunization Week”.
Read the full post at Vaccination News.
By Gary G. Kohls, MD
Despite the fact that I am a physician, I have long been suspicious of the influence of giant multinational medical corporate cartels that are best referred to as Big Pharma, Big Vaccine, Big Medicine, Big Insurance, Big Food, Big Agrichemical, etc. Most clear-headed observers of these industries (that meet the psychiatrist’s DSM definition of sociopathic entities) are justifiably concerned about the inordinate influence that they have over the mainstream media and most of our political parties, legislators and presidents.
These mega-corporations and their cunning multibillionaire owners (the 0.01%) are the paymasters of every politician and political party that thinks that they has to have millions of dollars in their campaign coffers in order to keep their political offices safe. Those paymasters, as is the case with all their other “investments”, expect a handsome long-term return on those investments. Those entities with excess luxury wealth are very serious when it comes to their money. That is why they can be so ruthless when it comes to getting what they want from their stable of politicians, lawyers and the publishers and editors of their newspapers and their television and radio stations.
My consciousness concerning the innate corruption in the vaccine industry was sharply raised when my father (in the totally bogus 1976 Swine Flu that NEVER materialized!) had the peripheral nerves to his hands poisoned by the neurotoxic mercury-containing Swine Flu vaccine. The small muscles that had been previously innervated by both of his radial nerves became permanently paralyzed. Within days the poisonous heavy metal in that vaccine caused a classical Guillain-Barre syndrome that he never recovered from. He never did regain his mastery of what was his lifelong love - fishing
In a now frequently repeated scenario (the latest ones being the Ebola virus “pandemic” and now the equally bogus Zika virus/microcephaly epidemic), the vaccine industry’s lobbyists are successfully capitalizing on what is very likely an iatrogenic illness (physician or medicine-caused disease). And the public health agencies (all indoctrinated into believing the med school myths that all vaccines are safe and effective) are scaring the wits out of us with plausible, but unproven theories about another vaccine-preventable epidemic.
Then, with the constant stream of propaganda from the once respected Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) shaping the beliefs of an easily freaked-out populace, president and legislature, the vaccine industry presents a blueprint for fast-tracking through the regulatory process a new, potentially dangerous, and likely untested vaccine that will be easily marketed to blindly pro-vaccine clinics and blindly pro-vaccine physicians to be given to every scared-out-of-their-wits patient in hearing range whose insurance will cover the unaffordable costs.
This is American capitalism, folks, and what is happening before our eyes is the old, tried and true strategy to siphon off a few billion dollars from us taxpayers and at the same time jack up the stock price of the corporation.
In retrospect, by the way, my father’s pro-vaccine 1970s internist was not unlike the current crop of doctors. He had been indoctrinated in med school with the notion that all vaccines are safe and effective, despite the fact that vaccines have never had to go through the rigorous science that most drugs have to do to get approval. He was totally in the dark about what had caused the Guillain-Barre syndrome (he said it was the virus).
NOTE: From Jefferey Jaxen's blog:
The unexpected piece of information was conveyed by Dr. Brian Hooker during the Manhattan panel regarding recent developments concerning Dr. William Thompson — also known as the CDC whistleblower and focused on in the movie Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. Dr. Hooker stated:
“One of the things I asked Dr. Thompson to do in September 2014 was to leave the CDC and bring this all to light so he could come forward, go public, talk to congress, talk to the press directly — he choose not to. Dr. Thompson has been handled and will most likely submit a revised version of his analysis and try to absolve the MMR vaccine in early May 2016. This is typical of what we’ve seen at the CDC. The CDC analyzes data and when they see an effect they don’t like, they reanalyze data and the effect goes away. The CDC has done this historically from Agent Orange to Thimerosal and now to MMR vaccine. I did not want this to come but certainly anticipated that while he was in the CDC it would come. In exchange for what Dr. Thompson is doing — and believe this [info] is a little bit shaky — I believe he will get his own autism research foundation. And so there has been some very, very dubious activities that went on because he stayed in the CDC. He also got a major cash reward from the CDC for maintaining his employment he said, until he qualifies for retirement. But there are a lot of things that happened since the last conversation I had with Dr. Thompson which was in September 2014. And I do want to warn you and I do want to anticipate this. But again, it’s the same thing we’ve heard and we’ve seen from an agency that’s been completely captured but the pharmaceutical industry. And it’s [CDC] there not to tell the truth but in order to manipulate the public. In order to do what they think the best thing to do is for society.”
Love 'em or not, Fox News has done what other media outlets fear - presented an open conversation about VaXed The Movie with Dr. Andrew Wakefield.
By Phillipe Diaz
When the call came from the heads of the Tribeca Film Festival, specifically Jane Rosenthal and Paula Weinstein, to let my head of distribution, Rich Castro, and me know that they had decided to “de-select” our film Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, I didn’t want to believe it.
I couldn’t understand how it could even be possible—when the selection had been confirmed publicly by Tribeca co-founder Robert De Niro himself the day before.
Being the distributor of the film and having received all the paperwork confirming the selection, I was in total disbelief, as I had personally advised the filmmakers to submit the film to Tribeca.
The conversation became very heated when I asked the festival executives for the reasons. The answer I received was that they had “issues” with the content of the film. I said, “Fine—let us know what issues you are having and we will give you all the back-up documentation and set you up with the filmmakers so that you can get any clarification you need.” But I got no specific answers.
It was clear that the actual content of the film (a documentary by Andrew Wakefield about Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who believes that crucial information was omitted in a 2004 report on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella [MMR] vaccine and its link to autism) was not the full cause of the festival’s change of heart. They had already indicated in a previous conversation that their sponsor had issues with the film—specifically, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It became even more heated when I asked Rosenthal and Weinstein, both highly accomplished professionals, if they realized the responsibility they were assuming and the message it would send to the filmmaking world at large. They were effectively telling the festival’s sponsors that it was perfectly OK to censor a film they didn’t like. They were also telling filmmakers around the world that they should only make movies that corporate powers and sponsors alike will approve of, otherwise they will have little chance to ever have their movies seen. I told them they were setting a huge precedent, but it was clear that they could not have cared less.
Excerpted from TRUTH BARRIER.com.
Lance Simmens, author, whistleblower, political veteran, fracking activist, and more, went to see Vaxxed: From Coverup To Catastrophe at one of the California screenings, and was moved, enraged, awakened. He wrote a column for The Huffington Post about it, and it went up, as per the usual protocol–he has been a contributor for 8 years and written almost 200 articles without incident.
Shortly thereafter, without warning or explanation, the piece was taken down, and his account was blocked.
The Truth Barrier reached out to Simmens via an email interview:
TTB: Give us if you would, a brief history of your writing for Huff Po. How many years, how many pieces, what topics…
LS: I have been writing on Huffington Post for nearly eight years and during that time they have published something close to 180 articles. I am a political writer and have written articles over the years about events as they unfold, which is the nice feature of blogging. I have a decidedly liberal bent to my politics but have striven to write thoughtful, provocative pieces that try to define a rationale and logic to the policy prescriptions being offered.
TTB: What happened exactly when you posted your review of VAXXED to HuffPo?
LS: I saw a premier of VAXXED the other evening and was so moved by the presentation and discussion that followed that I felt compelled to write a piece asking that we at least begin a serious national dialogue on the allegations contained in the documentary. I also drew attention to the spate of events that have unfolded over the past several years, where there has been a massive governmental failure to do its essential job which is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens. I sent it to Huffington Post as I normally do–I have an account there–and they published the article. About a half hour later as I was sending it out to my network I was alerted by some folks that when they went to access it it was not coming up. It turns out that they pulled down the original piece and when I tried to rewrite it I was alerted that permission was denied to my account. I have made at least a half dozen attempts to reach someone at HuffPo to alert them that there was a malfunction and over the course of the last two days have not received one response. I even went so far as to email Arianna herself.
Robert De Niro appeared on the Today Show Wednesday morning to talk about the Tribeca Film Festival. When the discussion turned to the controversy over the decision to pull the film, Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, De Niro said that he felt that the film should be seen. And then he said much more.
Almost immediately, pro-vaccine not-for-profit groups such as Voices for Vaccines tweeted a post telling main stream media outlet NBC News to get their act together and not to allow these interviews to be conducted.
To which Wayne Rohde responded with a question.
There was no return response.
“What’s going on?” sort of sounds like “How can this be happening?”
As the tweet reveals, the expectation of network compliance with not discussing autism and vaccines is fairly obvious. NBC was not doing what was expected of them. One can only wonder what the rest of the day was like down at NBC News.
As one would expect, main stream media outlets unleashed a torrent a “De Niro is wrong”. One that struck me as ironic was this one by Maggie Fox of Today called “De Niro Says ‘Find the Truth’ But Scientists Already did”.
What Ms. Fox doesn’t represent in her article is that scientists at the CDC did find the truth.
Then they threw the truth in the garbage.
In August of 2014, one of the scientists and co-authors of the 2004 Pediatrics study, Dr. William Thompson, stepped forward in and released this statement through his whistle-blower attorney:
CDC data showed that the MMR vaccine was associated with autism in the original data of a study ultimately published by the CDC Vaccine Safety Division staff in 2004 in the journal Pediatrics. However, that data was manipulated to bury the connection between the vaccine and autism in African American children. Some of the data regarding a subset of children with “Isolated Autism” – children with autism who didn’t have other health complications - was so damning that the researchers got together and dumped it in the garbage. Congressman William Posey reported this on the floor of Congress in 2015.
Ms. Fox states that the “independent Institute of Medicine (IOM)” reviewed the science and determined that science has proven that vaccines don’t cause autism.
According to documents released by William Thompson and the statements he made to Dr. Brian Hooker in four legally taped conversations, the IOM was lied to. The IOM reviewed and considered the fraudulent science that the CDC Vaccine Safety Division gave them in coming to their decision about autism and the MMR vaccine. The CDC even removed Thompson from presenting the study to the IOM to make sure that the conflicted scientist didn’t reveal what he knew.
Vaxxed reveals a CDC where data is manipulated and destroyed, where employees who try to do the right thing are ostracized and where science is a tool of policy interests.
Even worse, Vaxed alleges that the CDC scientists obstructed justice in a federal judicial proceeding.
At the time the study was published, the Secretary of Health and Human Services was being sued by thousands of families alleging that the MMR vaccine caused autism in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings (OAP) held in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The federal department that runs the CDC was on the hook for billions of dollars in compensation awards to victims of vaccine injuries. When the Special Masters dismissed thousands of cases in the OAP, their rulings relied heavily on the same fraudulent study.
What Dr. William Thompson is alleging is nothing short of a cover-up of a criminal conspiracy that may have resulted in a shocking amount of harm to children and the nation. If true, none of the science produced by the CDC can be trusted.
That is what Vaxxed is about.
This is why Robert De Niro feels everyone should see Vaxxed and also see the film
Trace Amounts, which is about the mercury based vaccines preservative, Thimerosal. De Niro feels that people should see these films and discuss them openly.
Robert De Niro spoke about what his wife feels happened to his son. Like so many other families, De Niro’s son is reported to have regressed after vaccination. Thousands of families report these horrible regressions.
Science has avoided studying parental reports of vaccine induced regression, typically claiming that parents simply missed early signs of autism in their children. Instead, the scientific community has conducted epidemiological studies.
Despite what the press often reports, there has never been a study of health outcomes comparing vaccinated and un-vaccinated people.
From Truth In Media. Please visit the site for the video.
Ben Swann is an investigative journalist working tirelessly to dissolve the left/right paradigm prevalent in most mainstream media narratives. As a news reporter and anchor in the earlier days of his career, he has gained a wealth of experience while earning two Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow awards. In addition to heading the Truth In Media Project, Ben is the prime anchor at WGCL-TV in Atlanta, GA. He can be seen anchoring live at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. A stream is available at cbs46.com.
The debate over whether vaccines cause autism has become one of the most controversial disputes in this country. In this episode of Truth In Media, the focus is not on whether vaccines are responsible for autism. The issue at hand here is a study that was performed at the CDC and the question of whether the agency was complicit in a cover-up over a decade ago.
For over two years, Truth In Media has explored the allegations of Dr. William Thompson, a CDC scientist who came forward in 2014, hired a whistleblower attorney, and claimed that important data regarding a study on vaccines and autism was eliminated.
Thompson’s claims have led to a divide among Americans, with some believing that Thompson’s allegations are credible and should be investigated further, and others convinced that the documents Thompson handed over mean absolutely nothing. In December 2015, Ben Swann was the first journalist to obtain the documents from Congressman Bill Posey.
In this episode, Swann further examines not only Thompson’s claims, but also the documents related to the study, with the assistance of doctors, journalists, authors and former CDC specialists who joined Swann in discussing every document that was handed over.
Thank you to David Foster, AofA contributor, for allowing us to post his comment made on a blog entry at the Orac-penned ScienceBlogs "Respectful Insolence."
Ben Swann returns, and this time he’s got the CDC whistleblower documents.
(Orac:) When it comes to blogging, sometime’s it’s feast or famine. Some days there are more topics and stories that I’d like to blog about than I could ever get to, given that I generally only do one post per weekday, while other days I seriously think about skipping a day because there’s just nothing out there that interests me. This is one of the former kinds of days. Seriously, there was an embarrassment of riches last night, so much so that I had a hard time making up my mind what story to write about. The one that I ultimately chose only just edged out the second place choice, and then only at the last minute and then only because it is a followup to a post I did about about a month ago. I might well get to the runner up tomorrow, but for now it’s time to revisit a story I’ve done a lot of blogging about because it’s come up again.
How many of you remember Ben Swann? Well, he’s back. Regular readers might remember that Swann is the clueless, conspiracy-minded “investigative reporter” who anchors the evening news for WGCL-CBS46 in Atlanta. The location is important, because it’ means he’s the local news anchor for a major CBS affiliate who did a highly credulous story about the the “#CDCtruth” rally in October...
Do you ever notice that Orac can never simply provide the facts and let the reader draw their own conclusions? Why is that Orac? Do you have that little faith in your readership? (You should.) Every sentence is filled with ad hominem attacks and vitriol, and you always seem to leave out details which are not consistent with the conclusion you wish your readers to draw.
Its fascinating to watch how Orac and everyone else here is so willing to put the cart before the horse. Apparently the credibility of Dr. William Thompson, a senior epidemiologist and research scientist at the CDC, is dubious enough that these kinds of serious claims do not warrant any sort of investigation. We wouldn't want to learn that everything we've been spouting about for years might not be true, now would we?
Note: Ben Swann began reporting on the problems in the vaccine program two years ago, and today on Age of Autism he discloses that Congressman Bill Posey has released to him the CDC documents turned over to Congress by Dr. William Thompson concerning the cover up of the links between the MMR and autism. Swann discusses Vaccine safety, vaccine choice, potential corruption at CDC and his plans for the #CDCwhistleblower documents in a video interview with Age of Autism Media Editor, Anne Dachel.
By Anne Dachel
A month ago vaccine safety advocates and members of the autism community witnessed some astonishing news coverage on CBS 46 in Atlanta. On the segment Reality Check, reporter Ben Swann presented a piece called, CDC Scientist Admits Data of Vaccines and Autism Was Trashed.
The story focused on the October protest held at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the claim being made about an agency whistleblower. For the ordinary viewer turning on the local news this report must have seemed a little unsettling.
Ben Swann: "Just days ago over a hundred protesters gathered outside of the CDC right here in Atlanta, demanding transparency when it comes to vaccines. . . .
"Those protesters... say that the information being provided to the public about vaccines is not completely honest, and all of it hinges on one man...a scientist you probably never heard of. That scientist's name is Dr. William Thompson, and it was on August 27, 2014 that Dr. Thompson made an admission that got very little media coverage but it was a major statement...."
Swann went on to quote Thompson regarding the findings of a 2004 MMR study published in Pediatrics. Thompson said that the agency concealed data showing African American males were at increased risk for autism if they received the MMR vaccine before 36 months of age. Viewers were told about thousands of CDC documents that were now in the hands of U.S. Rep. Bill Posey.
"Congressman Posey brought this information to the floor of Congress and what he read there was nothing short of stunning, that authors of the study not only hid the actual findings, but attempted to destroy evidence. ..."
Swann cautioned his audience that just because someone raises questions about vaccine safety, doesn't mean they are anti-vaccine. He then talked about the risks involved with vaccination and the compensation that's been paid to victims.
All of this was astonishing to those of us who follow the vaccine/autism controversy in the news. Reporters simply don't do this kind of thing. This was real investigative journalism. Swann raised serious questions about government oversight.
I was able to talk with Ben Swann about his story and about what he's learned. He are his comments on Skype.
I asked Ben how he became involved in the issue of vaccine safety.
CDC Investigates Itself on #CDCwhistleblower Fraud Charges and Then Declines to Share Results with Congress
After the blockbuster revelations that Dr. William Thompson had come forward and admitted that CDC was withholding information that they found linking vaccines to autism, Congressman Bill Posey took the lead in investigating the matter. After many months of sorting through documents given to him by Thompson, Posey took to the floor of the House of Representatives last summer to confirm that there was ample evidence that fraud was taking place and called for formal Congressional hearings.
Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz, the new head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had reportedly committed to Rep. Posey that he would hold hearings, however those reports were followed by others suggesting that key members of Congress were coming intense under pressure from vaccine interests not to hold hearings, and instead to allow CDC to investigate themselves.
Indeed, CDC spokesperson Tom Skinner released the following statement to Forbes Magazine, announcing that the agency will investigate themselves for the fraud charges that have been levied against them:
"CDC is aware that employee Dr. William Thompson has raised concerns regarding an article he co-authored that was published in 2004 in Pediatrics. Consistent with CDC’s existing policies and procedures, the agency, through its Office of the Associate Director for Science (ADS), and in coordination with the HHS Office of Research Integrity, is reviewing these concerns. The agency will provide further information once the review is completed."
Months after Rep. Chaffetz had reportedly committed to hold hearings, no hearings have been publicly discussed. Further, activists in the black community report that the ORG's ranking member, Rep. Elijah Cummings, initially committed to them that he would look into the Thompson disclosure, but recanted his commitment to them within days of making it.
On Monday, Rep. Posey took to his facebook page to share that he had learned that CDC had completed their investigation of their potential fraud, and had prepared a video response. He contacted them to request a copy, but CDC has declined to produce it for the Congressman.
Congressman Bill Posey's post to facebook:
"ARROGANT, PETULANT & DEFIANT - I was informed by an insider they did an investigation, prepared a response and produced a video as a result of the July 29th video I posted below. I simply asked to see..."
I had not realized that responses like these were possible to government agencies with oversight and investigative powers, and after reading the Dena Morris response, I have been inspired to use her letter as a template in to address a matter in my own life:
November 4th, 2015
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12th Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue
Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Dear Internal Revenue Service,
Thank you for your letter regarding your 2014 statement and your request for certain documents and materials. The Taylor Family (Team Taylor) was aware that certain concerns had been raised regarding a 2014 paperwork filing authored by Team Taylor members. Team Taylor takes any concerns about the integrity of our paperwork filings very seriously and is committed to reviewing such concerns consistent with applicable federal regulations and our team's existing policies and procedures. However, Team Taylor is not in a position at this time to comment on any ongoing review.
We value your commitment to public funding, and appreciate your support for providing the public with revenue. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Chander Taylor our son injured by your sister agency's policies and disclosures, after he gets home from school.
Executive Director, Team Taylor, Maine Office
I will let you know if it pays off.
By Anne Dachel
Finally, we are seeing legitimate, thorough reporting on the vaccine controversy by someone in the mainstream press, on an actual news program that people in Atlanta could see on their local station.
I'm talking about the Oct 29, 2015 story, Reality Check׃ CDC Scientist Admits Data of Vaccines and Autism Was Trashed, the amazing coverage of the whistleblower at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on CBS46, hosted by Ben Swann.
In the segment, Swann proved he is an honest investigative reporter, willing to take on the most heated controversy in pediatric medicine. In the four and a half minute coverage, Swann said things that we would never expect to hear from a reporter:
"Just days ago, over a hundred protesters gathered outside the CDC right here in Atlanta demanding transparency when it comes to vaccines. So are these people conspiracy theorists or do they have a good reason to be here? I promise, this is a reality check you won't see anywhere else.
"It is an incredibly controversial subject, to say the least, but those protesters outside the CDC here in Atlanta say that the information being provided to the public about vaccines is not completely honest. And all of it hinges on one man. . . a scientist you probably never heard of. That scientist's name is Dr. William Thompson, and it was on August 27 of 2014 that Dr. Thompson made an admission that got very little media coverage, but it was a major statement. That statement read in part, 'I regret that 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 age 36 months were at increased risk for autism.
"'Decisions were made regarding the findings of the report at the data collected and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.'"
Swann explained that Thompson came forward after he was secretly recorded by Dr. Brian Hooker and that he has turned "as much as a hundred thousand documents" over to Congress.
Swann called Rep Bill Posey's announcement made in the House of Representatives "nothing short of stunning."
"Authors of the study not only hid the actual findings, but attempted to destroy evidence. . . . Quoting from Dr. Thompson, 'The authors of the study decided not to disclose to the public that African American boys under 36 months were more susceptible to developing autism or autism-like symptoms from the MMR vaccine. . . .'
"Not only did the CDC hide that information, but the authors of that study threw that information into a trash can and destroyed it."
Swann asked why anyone who questions any aspect of the vaccine program is immediately labeled, anti-vaccine. He told people to consider that "all vaccines, in all quantities for all people, are not safe. Every year, hundreds of children are injured by vaccines here in the United States." He added that over $3 billion have been paid out for vaccine injuries.
Barbara Loe Fisher Speaks at Vaccine Rally in Atlanta Bringing People Together From All Walks of Life
30 years after Barbara Loe Fisher of NVIC demanded vaccine safety from CDC, following her son's severe reaction to DPT, she and many others rallied this weekend in Atlanta to demand safety, un-doctored science, and an END to forced vaccination.
View a 12 minute video below. The embed code is from FB - it should work on AofA. Thanks. And sincere thanks to Barbara and A. Omar Muhammad for the video.
CDC have you done lost your mind? What were the big brains in Atlanta thinking when they decided that the largest public health organization in the nation needed to stoop to meme-speak?
Let’s take a look at the meme that my tax dollars paid for. You’ve got your racially ambiguous doting mother with her tiny baby boy who’s clearly already had one round of vaccines because his bulging forehead circumference is in the 99th percentile. It’s nice to see vaccine-injured babies represented.
So, you’re saying that vaccinating leads to a “safe” and “healthy” baby, is that right? Liability-free and unavoidably unsafe vaccines given in greater quantity than any other time in history and directly correlating with the largest pediatric chronic illness crises our country has ever seen are safe and healthy? This is the best you can do? I wish you luck, I really do, but just like every other pressure tactic to emerge in recent years, my guess is that you’re doomed to fail. Someone at Emory University is going to get a $10 million grant to do a study that announces your poorly designed and visually unappealing government memes caused vaccination rates to drop even further.
Let me break it down for you. You are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As far as 95% of America knows, you are infallible. Why do you need an ad campaign if you’re infallible? You don’t. When was the last time you saw a Rolls Royce commercial? Never. They don’t advertise. They don’t have to. They’re infallible.
So why are you advertising?
Read the full post at Levi's blog.
One Lie Two Many: From Vietnam to Vaccines, the CDC is Exposed for a Second Time in the New Book Vaccine Whistleblower
It appears that the only thing dirtier than the ingredients found in vaccines is the science behind vaccine safety.
In the new book, Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing the Autism Research Fraud at the CDC, attorney Kevin Barry has provided context to a series of tapes that were recorded last summer by Brian Hooker, PE, PhD, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) senior epidemiologist Dr. William Thompson.
Had someone not blown the whistle on the CDC whistleblower last August 2014, Thompson would have divulged a lot more. Needless to say, when he was outed last August, with the most powerful people in the media and government away on vacation, by the time Labor Day came around the story had lost its lift.
Being outed prematurely forced Dr. Thompson to hire a law firm that specializes in protecting whistleblowers against retaliation.
Press Release on Dr. William Thompson
After Dr. Thompson introduced himself in the August 27, 2014, presser, he stated:
“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.”
Today, outed for a second time with the book being published by Skyhorse Publishing (disclosure: my publisher for 3 upcoming books) without Thompson’s permission, the “raw” tapes, which had been transcribed, evolved into a coherent narrative on some of the darker elements of the “science of justification,” allegedly perpetrated by the agency that is tasked with the health, wellbeing and prevention of diseases of Americans.
Since 2000, parents of autistic children have suspected that the United States’ childhood immunology program has run amok with as many as three times the number of vaccines given to U.S. children than any other nation in the world.
Scientific fraud is revealed by CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson in the new book Vaccine Whistleblower by lawyer Kevin Barry. Here are a few highlights:
- “Current supporters of today's vaccine program quote as fact research results in articles proven to be based on manipulated data.” This is from the book's preface by Dr. Boyd E. Haley, former chemistry professor
- “Dr. Thompsom told Dr. Hooker that whenever the CDC finds an adverse effect from vaccines, the agency supervisors assemble CDC scientists in a room and order them to massage the data until they have devised a gimmick for eliminating the unwanted signal.” This is from the book's forward by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
- “Tens of thousands of parents have reported that their children regressed into autism after adverse vaccine reactions.” This is from the book's introduction.
- “Dr. Thompson acknowledges that he and his coauthors changed the criteria of their 2004 MMR paper to alter the data in a way which eliminated a signal which indicated that, for African American boys, getting the MMR vaccine before age three increased the risk of an autism diagnosis by 340%.” p.4
Listen to Kevin Barry, author of Vaccine Whistleblower, from Skyhorse Publishing, on Gary Null yesterday. Kevin's portion begins at 37:40. Listen below:
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Kevin Barry is a former federal attorney in civil law and currently the co-President of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy and the president of First Freedoms INc, a non profit organization dedicated to advancing the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution’s First Amendment. Earlier he was the president of Jenny McCarthy’s organization Generation Rescue. Kevin has three sons, one with autism.
Below is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s response to Emily Willingham's August 10th article in Forbes titled Hey, Interpol, I Found Your Autism Researcher Fugitive.
By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Emily Willingham's strained defense of CDC’s rogue researcher, the international fugitive, Poul Thorsen, is yet more evidence that Forbes prioritizes Pharma's mercantile interests ahead of the health of American children. (“Hey, Interpol, I Found Your Autism Researcher Fugitive”, Forbes, August 10, 2015)
Stark facts belie Willingham's dismissive assertion that Thorsen is merely the creature of an anti-vaccine conspiracy mill. Poul Thorsen is subject of a 22-count indictment by the US Department of Justice for wire fraud and money laundering in connection with more than $1 million in research grants that he allegedly pilfered from CDC as he was ginning up fraudulent studies to “prove” that vaccines don’t cause autism. His crimes have won him a slot on HHS's "most wanted" list. (Oddly, US Officials have not requested an extradition order against Thorson despite a treaty providing for extradition between the US and Denmark). Thorsen has also been disgraced and dismissed by his former employer, Aarhus University. As of 2014, Denmark’s university hospital system has permanently expelled him from practice. The fact that he is roaming free and is easy to find, despite the US Federal indictment, does not imply Thorsen’s innocence, as Willingham suggests. Rather it suggests a lack of enthusiasm by HHS and CDC to press for his capture and extradition. The agency undoubtedly fears that a public trial would expose the pervasive corruption throughout CDC’s vaccine division and the fragility of the science supporting CDC’s claims about thimerosal safety.
Dr. Thorsen is one of the co-authors and data manager for two leading foreign studies offered by CDC as the foundation of its claims that vaccines do not cause autism. Only purposeful misstatement or journalistic sloth can account for Willingham’s declaration that Thorsen’s conclusions “have not been called into question”. For over a decade, myriad critics have exposed those studies as brazen fraud. Thorsen’s thimerosal study, Madsen et al. 2003, is one of the principle publications offered by CDC to exculpate thimerosal – the mercury based vaccine preservative from suspicion that it causes autism (The Institute of Medicine largely based its milestone 2004 finding that thimerosal was safe on Madsen et al. 2003, another similarly flawed Scandinavian study, one study from the United Kingdom and two American studies, both of which CDC whistleblower, William Thompson recently exposed as dubious). Madsen et al. 2003 purports to show that autism rates increased in Denmark after the Danish government removed thimerosal from vaccines in 1992. But critics point out that the alleged increase in autism was the illusory artifact of Denmark’s new reporting protocols.
Here’s how Madsen, Thorsen and the CDC team crafted their deception: In 1992, the year after Denmark fully enacted the phase-out of thimerosal, it required, for the first time,that outpatient autism cases be reported on the government’s national health registry. Prior to 1993, only inpatient cases were reported representing approximately 7% of the total. The new requirements increased the reported autism cases by thirteen-fold. Furthermore, the registry’s inpatient body count prior to 1993 omitted the patients at Copenhagen’s largest autism clinic which housed 20% of the national total. After 1993, the clinic’s patients were included. Finally, Denmark enlarged the diagnostic criteria for autism in 1994 increasing the potential number of autism cases in the registry by up to 25-fold. Dr. Thorsen and his cronies took advantage of the artificial rise caused by the new registry rules to fraudulently conclude that real autism incidence had increased following thimerosal’s ban. This, of course, was craven chicanery - but the fraud got worse.
Despite the “cheats” in the Madsen et al 2003 paper, the Registry data still showed a pesky drop in autism rates between 1999 and 2001 in 7-9 year old children. This was significant since these children were the first generation born after Denmark’s thimerosal phase out in 1992. Leaked CDC documents show that the authors responded to this with an audacious breach of established protocols, deleting that entire year class from the final published version of the study. That maneuver constituted scientific fraud of the highest order; CDC scientists deliberately manipulated the final dataset to prevent public disclosure of the decrease in autism since it did not support the study’s conclusion that there was no association between thimerosal and autism. Secret CDC emails obtained by SafeMinds via former Congressman Dave Weldon, show that the decision to omit the 2001 year data was made at the suggestion of Poul Thorsen with the direct approval of CDC’s then Developmental Disabilities Branch Director, Coleen Boyle and against the pleas of the Danish study’s primary author, Kreesten Madsen.  (Coleen Boyle made her bones at CDC orchestrating the infamous coverup of the links between Agent Orange and Vietnam vet morbidity during the 1980s). It’s no wonder that CDC is not anxious for a public trial of Poul Thorsen. Danish journalist, Ulla Danielsen has speculated that Thorsen’s carefree lifestyle in Denmark and the fact that he has never been interrogated by police despite the extradition treaty between the US and Denmark – is evidence that US agencies are protecting him.
A year on from the first revelations of the Thompson tapes we have the opportunity to get to grips with them at first hand, and perhaps understand their meaning better. A crucial aspect of this history is just what an angry man William Thompson is, a man frequently scathing about colleagues (and about the mainstream media) who had placed the incriminating documents in the hands of Congressman Posey before any of the recorded telephone calls had taken place, and had applied for whistleblower status to protect him from professional reprisal. Reading it you can only imagine how indifferent he probably was to his public “outing” by Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield – it would come sooner or later. It might have waited more than a year with Bill Posey despairing of any help from his political colleagues making an end of term speech in Congress. No timing is perfect: a year on we are potentially much better organized to support Thompson and Posey. Maybe we have lost some momentum but we will just have to gain it again.
One thing is clear, Thompson never expected any help from the mainstream media: he understood just how bought out and corrupt they were. Above all this is a tale of public negligence. The politicians sit there like the three wise monkeys with the lobbies on their backs, and leave it to the professionals. The agencies – in this case the Centers for Disease Control - gain no credit for telling it like it is, the incompetent and the deceitful get preferment: it would be the same with the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency. In the end the harms of the system just build up because no one wants to know about them: they have been marginalized so they are assumed to be marginal: this is what the bureaucratic machine is good at doing. The mantra goes out “vaccines are safe” or “the benefits greatly outweigh the risks” (two incompatible statements in themselves) but how can you ever corroborate it if you wage war on the dissenter victims.
You could no doubt draw a flow diagram: the lobby bears a carrot and stick to the politicians, the politicians defer to their advisors who would gain no benefit from telling the truth and anyhow have a revolving door relationship with the industry, not to mention direct professional relationship through such bodies as the CDC Foundation and Task Force for Global Health: the system is as completely dysfunctional as Eisenhower once warned: why should we be surprised?
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded… in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific/ technological elite.
By Kent Heckenlively, Esq.
From Amazon: Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, “Senior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one holds them accountable.”
This book nullifies the government’s claims that “vaccines are safe and effective,” and reveals that the government rigged research to cover up the link between vaccines and autism. Scientific truth and the health of American children have been compromised to protect the vaccine program and the pharmaceutical industry.
The financial cost of the CDC’s corruption is staggering. The human cost is incalculable. Vaccine Whistleblower provides context to the implications of Thompson’s revelations and directs the reader to political action.
How does a reviewer start to write about a book detailing one of the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity? How does one begin the narrative of the violation of the public trust by highly-educated scientists whose job is to protect the health of our nation and our children? This is a shame that will last a thousand years.
When author and attorney, Kevin Barry, confronted these questions in his book, Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC, (scheduled for release on August 25, 2015, but you can probably get it a little earlier if you order on Amazon) he came up with a simple solution, based no doubt on his legal training. Let the guilty party, Dr. William Thompson, speak for himself. A great deal of this book is simply a transcript of four conversations recorded by Dr. Brian Hooker in which Dr. Thompson details how CDC scientists systematically buried any evidence of a link between vaccines (like the MMR) and autism.
From the introduction by Dr. Boyd Haley: Omitting data to cover up an undesirable outcome in order to reach a predetermined result is research fraud. Dr. Thompson strongly suggests that the CDC staff involved in vaccine safety withheld data to bury a connection between vaccine injury and autism.
If Dr. Thompson is correct, scientific truth was placed second to policy interests. The health of children was compromised to protect the vaccine program. The American public has been lied to and children have been unnecessarily injured due to the corruption of the CDC. The financial cost of the corruption to tax payers is staggering. The human cost in incalculable.
CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS NOW AND REQUEST THAT THEY READ THE #CDCwhistleblower DOCUMENTS!
One week ago, on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Bill Posey testified that CDC vaccine safety researcher Dr. William Thompson had reported to Posey's office that he was present for a meeting in which his colleagues destroyed data which demonstrated a clear link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Dr. Thompson, believing this to be illegal, retained copies of these documents and turned them over to Rep. Posey, along with thousands of others which reportedly show that the CDC has committed fraud in its vaccine safety research.
Rep. Posey has now offered this set of documents to any and all members of Congress for review.
From C-SPAN: REP. Bill Posey Calling for an Investigation of the CDC's MMR reasearch fraud
Rep. Bill Posey brings former CDC researcher and now Whistleblower, Dr. Bill Thompson's letter regarding significant files they omitted and destroyed to avoid reporting any significant race effects in their study.
To date there has been no response in the media or from members of Congress on this revelation.
It is time for us to tell our legislators to get in the game!
Contact your members of Congress and tell them to:
1.Request the documents from Bill Posey's office.
Breaking News (at 1hr 02mins 25seconds on the link):
THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. POSEY, FOR FIVE MINUTES.
MR. POSEY: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I RISE TODAY ON MATTERS OF RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY....
AofA's Adriana Gamondes took the time to prepare this unofficial transcript.
July 29th, 2015 House Morning Hour
Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) at 1:02:29 http://www.c-span.org/video/?327309-1/us-house-morning-hour&live=
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I arrive today on matters of research and scientific integrity.
To begin with, I am absolutely, resolutely pro-vaccine. Advancements in immunization have saved countless lives and have greatly benefited public health. That being said, it’s troubling to me that in a recent senate hearing on childhood vaccination, it was never mentioned that our government has paid out over three billion dollars through a vaccine injury compensation program for children who have been injured by vaccinations. Regardless of the subject matter, parents making decisions about their children’s health deserve to have the best information available to them. They should be able to count on federal agencies to tell them the truth.
Note: Complete contact info including Twitter @'s are at the end of this post.
It is time for us to write to Jason Chaffetz, the new Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to respectfully request that he move forward with holding hearings on Dr. William Thompson's admission that he participated in the cover up of links between vaccines and autism at the Centers for Disease Control.
We have learned from Dr. Thompson that a causal link between autism in black boys and the MMR vaccine, when given before age of three, was suppressed by CDC “higher-ups.” Through the use of a collection of unethical statistical tricks, these senior officials at CDC chose to publish “reassuring” findings when the honest result of their analysis showed clear links between early vaccination with MMR and autism risk, both in African American boys and children with “isolated” (meaning normal in all other respects) autism. Members of Congress have spent many months reviewing the documents that Dr. Thompson turned over, debating which committee had proper jurisdiction in the matter, and have settled on OGR. Now we begin the process of holding OGR to the task of investigating this 15-year-long national scandal in depth.
The Battle for California, Part 4 - The Nation of Islam and the Church of Scientology Join the Fight Against SB 277
Simpson University biology professor, Dr. Brian Hooker, never imagined he'd find himself on a stage with Robert Kennedy, Jr., a minister for the Nation of Islam, and all of it taking place in a sanctuary of the Church of Scientology Community Center in Los Angeles, CA. Such are the curious alliances that the fight against SB 277, the proposed law which would remove children from public schools based on their vaccination status, has created.
But perhaps he shouldn't have been so surprised. Things had been moving at a rapid pace in the past few weeks as the fight against SB 277 had gone into battle mode.
Dr. Hooker, Barry Segal, Eric Gladen, Shiloh Levine, and Robert Kennedy, Jr. had met with Minister Louis Farrakhan in Chicago during the Autism One Conference in late May and talked about the revelations of CDC whistle-blower, William Thompson that senior government scientists had concealed an increased incidence of autism in African-American males from earlier administration of the MMR shot. Farrakhan was deeply disturbed by the information.
Maybe it shouldn't have surprised Dr. Hooker to find himself at a United Methodist Church in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 listening to Minister Louis Farrakhan preach to an inter-faith audience of approximately 1,400 people. Near the end of his speech, Farrakhan called on the group to oppose SB 277 and urged them to call their Congressional representatives and demand that Dr. William Thompson be subpoeaned to appear before the American people and tell the truth about what had been done. Minister Farrakhan pledged to support this effort. On October 10, 2015 there will be a large march in Washington D. C. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. Two weeks later, on October 24, 2015, the Nation of Islam will lead a protest at the CDC demanding that Dr. Thompson appear before Congress.
Later that night, Minister Farrakhan hosted a gathering for about 100 leading black entertainment figures at a private home in Tarzana and repeated his call for them to oppose SB 277 and demand that Dr. William Thompson be subpoeaned to appear before Congress. Dr. Hooker was impressed by Minister Farrakhan's command of the science. As a scientist, Dr. Hooker finds most people mess up the science when they try to talk about it, but it was clear to Hooker that Farrakhan had listened closely.
Dr. Hooker had initially been wary of becoming close to such a controversial figure as Minister Farrakhan, but in all his interactions he has found the man to be warm, welcoming, and inclusive. Few other public figures have shown such curiosity and commitment to getting to the bottom of the autism epidemic. I think God delights in using such unexpected vessels of grace to further His work. Many in the community may feel we need to wait for other, more prominent, less controversial figures, but I for one have been waiting more than twelve years for such a person or group to step forward. If others feel differently and want to continue to wait, that is certainly their right.
On Thursday, April 9, 2015 I had the pleasure of appearing on the Tom Roten Morning Show out of Huntington, West Virginia to talk about the CDC Whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, the establishment of the Vaccine Court, the experience of my children with vaccines, and how I came to co-author PLAGUE: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases, with Dr. Judy Mikovits.
I am appreciative of Tom for asking insightful questions and then letting me give complete answers to his questions. The interview is just about fifteen minutes long. Please send a brief thank you to Tom for letting me appear on his show and his interest in this topic.
Kent Heckenlively is a Founding Contributing Editor to Age of Autism and author of Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, and Other Diseases. Visit his website at Plague The Book. You can order the book HERE.
I have to admit that being compared to whistle blowers like Edward Snowden who revealed the creation of a vast surveillance state in our country, or Daniel Ellsberg, whose revelation of how the United States was waging a tragically flawed war in Vietnam and led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, has left me a little overwhelmed. But that's exactly how I'm being described in the advertising for a panel discussion in which I'm participating in on April 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
For those of you not familiar with the Commonwealth Club, it's the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, sponsoring more than 400 annual events on subjects ranging across the economy, politics, culture, and society. Previous speakers have included Teddy Roosevelt, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. Another illustrious name must now be added to this prestigious list, Kent Heckenlively. The Commonwealth Club has as its mission to be "the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues." Doesn't that sound great? For those of us who have watched as our voices of concern about vaccines and other common medical practices have been silenced for decades, isn't this what America is supposed to be about?
One of my two fellow speakers is Dr. Judy Mikovits, the former director of the Antiviral Drug Mechanisms Laboratory at the National Cancer Institute and co-author with me of our book, "PLAGUE: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS, Autism, and Other Diseases." The other is Dr. Brian Hooker, an associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the Science and Mathematics Division at Simpson University, and probably best known to this community as the man who revealed the shocking information about CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson. Thompson is the CDC scientist who claims the CDC has concealed vital information about the link between vaccines and autism and who has turned over thousands of documents to Congress regarding this massive cover-up. I am honored to be in their company.