How Mercury Triggered The Age of Autism

Conversation with the Authors of Plague

Autism Public Service Announcement

Canary Party Vaccine Court Video

A Glimpse into Autism

Meet Our Advertisers


Olmsted's Original UPI Series

  • The Age of Autism Tag
Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Human Fetal DNA

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Sept 8, 2014, ChristianNewsWire.com: New Study in Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology Correlates Autism Disorder Increase and Human Fetal DNA, Retroviral Agents in Vaccines

ChristianNewsWire.com

A new study published in the September 2014 volume of the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology reveals a significant correlation between autism disorder (AD) and MMR, Varicella (chickenpox) and Hepatitis-A vaccines.

Continue reading "Dachel Media Update: Human Fetal DNA" »

Anne Dachel

Dr. Kelly Brogan: CDC You're Fired

This [whistleblower] news, and the unfolding of it have penetrated me to the core of my womanhood. It has driven me to question the judgment behind bringing children into a society that seeks to destroy itself. But it has also lionized me to band together with like-minded parents to change the tide. It is happening, and the establishment feels it.  There is a revolution afoot and it may just be darkest before the dawn. Kelly Brogan, MD

                                                                                                                          

Dr. Kelly BroganBy Anne Dachel

Doctors need to listen to those in their profession who question vaccine safety claims.  There are dissenters.  Not every physician buys into the illogical principle of pediatric medicine that says that an untested, ever-expanding vaccine schedule is safe for every child in America.  Whenever I run across a doctor willing to go public with an anti-establishment view of vaccines, I can't wait to write about it.

I give you, Kelly Brogan, MD, New York, NY.  On August 25, 2014, Dr. Brogan posted the article, CDC: You're Fired. Autism Cover-up Exposed, on her blog.

The very title went to the heart of the scandal unfolding over the charge of manipulation of the CDC's MMR study results.

Brogan began her piece with one word: Fraud.

What followed was a sentence that was electric for me since I have spent the last ten years moderating how the media (doesn't) cover autism.  Brogan wrote: As citizens of this capitalist nation, we cannot rely on corporate-sponsored news media for the truth.

Corporate-sponsored news.  That's what we're getting.  The media in America writes at the behest of powerful corporations.  These people pay for the networks and newspapers through their ad dollars.  Is it any wonder that members of the press have looked the other way with each jaw-dropping increase in the autism rate and every pharma-funded study showing no link between vaccines and autism?  They've been the facilitators for officials determined to make the autism epidemic a normal and acceptable part of childhood along with covering up all evidence of vaccine damage.

Alison MacNeil (the Thinking Moms' Revolution) recently referred to someone at CNN telling us vaccines don't cause autism as a stenographer.  What else do you call a news person who doesn't bother to investigate a story, but rather reports what they've been told (and what all the other networks are saying)?

Since we're all thinking/literate adults here, I'll just tell you her commentary on Brian Hooker and William Thompson (and Poul Thorsen, Julie Gerberding) does not mince words.  She is especially critical of the MMR vaccine. 

A veritable body-bomb, the MMR contains recombinant human albumin, fetal bovine serum, and chick embryo fibroblasts, and the potential for interspecies activation of unknown retroviruses, molecular mimicry, and reactivation of the virulence of the infectious virus itself – a completely unstudied and medically unacknowledged risk.

The damage that results from this vaccine is called, Measles-Induced Neuroautistic Encephalopathy--a term coined by Dr. Brogan.  It's brain injury--not an alternate way of seeing the world or whatever rosy picture is painted for us each April for "Autism Awareness Month."

Brogan wrote that parents are taking back the truth.  

Continue reading "Dr. Kelly Brogan: CDC You're Fired" »

Current Affairs

Letters from the Autism Homefront to Aid Congressman Posey

Bill PoseyWe have an action alert that you can use to send a letter to Congressman Action alert Bill Posey, describing your child's vaccine injury "in a nutshell."  Below the alert is Teresa Conrick's letter.  If you use the Action Alert system you have character limits (hey, sounds a lot like CDC employees, doesn't it?) if your letter is longer, you can send an email directly to John Gilmore. 

From Autism Action Network

Help Rep. Bill Posey get an investigation of CDC cover-up
He has asked for our stories of vaccine injury  
 
Representative Bill Posey has asked for our help in his solitary fight to get a full investigation by Congress, with CDC officials testifying under oath, into the allegations revealed by senior CDC scientist William Thompson of the CDC covering-up data that showed a clear causal relationship between the measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.

Rep. Posey has asked us to send him our stories of vaccine injury, especially if you or a family member was injured by the MMR. He wants copies of our stories to share with his colleagues and to persuade them that they must investigate.

Please click on this Take Action link and write your story of 250 words or less in the space provided and it will be sent to Rep. Posey, your member of the House of Representatives, and the two Senators who represent your state.

Continue reading "Letters from the Autism Homefront to Aid Congressman Posey" »

Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted , Dr. Andrew Wakefield

Olmsted in 2006 on Autism, Vaccines and Dr. Wakefield

2006Editor's Note: I wrote this in 2006, which just shows that any idiot who was paying attention should have known a long time ago that the MMR is strongly linked to the autism epidemic. The filmmaker father I refer to whose daughter regressed immediately after the MMR is Erik Nanstiel, who recently described it powerfully in his own Hear This Well video. If you want to take an autism rate of 1 in 68 for around 4 million babies born every year in the United States, the damage done in the decade since the bogus 2004 CDC MMR study:  588,000 cases of autism. -- Dan Olmsted

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist who first raised the prospect of a link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism, is being pursued by British medical authorities.

According to the BBC: "The Independent newspaper reports that the General Medical Council will accuse Mr. Andrew Wakefield of carrying out 'inadequately founded' research. Vaccination rates fell sharply after Dr Wakefield questioned the safety of MMR, raising fears of a measles epidemic. His initial Lancet paper has since been disowned by the journal."

Let's put aside the issues surrounding the Lancet paper and concerns about a measles epidemic and go straight to the heart of the matter: Does the MMR cause autism? In other words, is Wakefield right?

After looking into the topic for more than a year, I'm very concerned that he may be -- that, especially in children whose immune systems have been rendered susceptible by any number of possible exposures, the combined live-virus vaccine has its fingerprints all over numerous cases of regressive autism.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2006/06/13/The-Age-of-Autism-But-is-Wakefield-right/UPI-62041150213395/#ixzz3ClkYgSwb

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Breitbart Sounds #CDCwhistleblower Alarm, MSM Silent

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand.

Sept 7, 2014, UK Sunday Times: 'Autism-lite' is blamed for diagnoses rise

Sept 6, 2014, LA Times: Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

Sept 6, 2014, Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch: Major review of vaccine safety offers good news

Sept 5, 2014, NaturalNews.com: Moms of autistic, vaccine-damaged children mount wave of online protest against CDC research fraud

Sept 1, 2014, Breitbart.com:  Did the Government Cover Up an Autism/Vaccine Connection?

Continue reading "Dachel Media Update: Breitbart Sounds #CDCwhistleblower Alarm, MSM Silent" »

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Ben Swann Update: Congressman’s Office In Possession of 100,000 CDC Whistleblower Documents?

Whistleblower-protectionFrom BenSwann.com

Congressman Bill Posey’s office has confirmed exclusively to Benswann.com that a “very large number” of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases.

According to Congressman Posey’s spokesman, George Cecala, “I can confirm that we have received a very large number of documents and we are going through those documents now. There are a lot of them, so it will take some time.”  Cecala could not say exactly how many documents are in possession of the Congressman’s staff though sources tell me that as many as 100,000 documents have been handed over.

As we have reported, a statement released on August 27th by Dr. Thompson in response to media coverage is that he and co-authors from a 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics did in fact omit important information from a study on the link between vaccines and autism. Below is an excerpt from Thompson’s statement.

Thompson-1


While Thompson goes on to explain that he believes that vaccines have saved and continue to save lives, he clearly admits that the CDC did in fact intentionally omit data that demonstrated a connection between an increased risk of autism in African American males who were giving the MMR vaccine before 36 months of age.... Read the full post at BenSwann.com.

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Merck's Mumps Fraud Gets Closer to a Jury

Mumps

By Dan Olmsted

In order to be approved and stay on the market, a drug needs to be both safe and effective. That's not asking so much, is it, given the billions that drug makers rake in every year, especially from the monopolistic, government-indemnified vaccine program?

But based on that scorecard, the MMR vaccine is now batting 0 for 2 and looking more forlorn than the Red Sox in September. Senior Scientist William Thompson from the CDC stepped forward last month to call BS on a major CDC study exonerating the mumps, measles, rubella shot as having any connection to autism.

Now a U.S. District Court judge has refused to dismiss a case brought by two Merck scientist-whistleblowers who allege Merck -- the only manufacturer of the MMR in the U.S. -- committed wholesale fraud to hide the truth that the mumps component no longer works as promised. That, they allege, is a crime against the U.S. government -- and ultimately taxpayers like you and me -- which spends hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the vaccine each year.

No wonder the judge let the case proceed (along with parts of a second, related class action suit): The evidence is strong, including a one-page internal Merck memo that outlined exactly what researchers were supposed to do to get the desired result, no matter the real data. Next up: demands by the whistleblowers for "discovery" of other internal Merck documents and data.

Stay tuned: If this gets to a jury -- and the whistleblowers give no indication they can be bought off for a measly few million bucks -- there could be hell to pay. Or at least a few billion. Strike 3! 

Here's the judge's ruling.

Here's a CNN iReport on it: Merck's Motion to Dismiss Denied in Mumps Whistleblower Suits

 

 

Current Affairs, Jim Thompson, Vaccine Safety

Mercury, Simpsonwood 2000, and an Elementary Cover-up

Simpsonwood

By Jim Thompson

We teach mathematical graphs to children in our middle schools.  For example, look at this 2001 article “Living Graphs.”

“In this article, we discuss some ideas and techniques for teaching and learning this language and for giving life to graphs in middle school classrooms.  In algebra, students typically construct graphs of functions represented by symbolic formulas.”  See Living Graphs.

Now back in 1999, scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were also working on graphs related to real life activities.  These graphs represented associations between brain injuries in children receiving vaccines with Thimerosal, a mercury based vaccine preservative, and the amount of mercury they received.  These graphs were presented at a CDC meeting in June of 2000 at the Simpsonwood Methodist retreat and conference center in Norcross, Georgia (Simpsonwood 2000).  These graphs, and their different versions before and after Simpsonwood 2000, are described in great detail in the book “Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak” by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.(2014). 

But well before Simpsonwood 2000, scientists already knew that mercury in its various forms is extremely toxic.  For example, in 1939 a paper was published showing that mercuric chloride at a level of 8 parts per billion kills a certain species of fish.   Considering that one part per billion is roughly equivalent to one sugar cube in a swimming pool--then Thimerosal preserved vaccines at 50 thousand parts per billion mercury concentration can hardly be declared safe.

So back to Simpsonwood 2000, Tom Verstraeten of the CDC modeled an association between neurologic developmental disorders and exposure to the mercury based Thimerosal. 

“For the overall category of neurologic developmental disorders …That's an increase of 0.7% for each additional microgram of ethyl mercury. For an example, if we would go from zero to 50 micrograms of ethyl mercury, we would have to multiple these estimate by 50, so that would give us an additional increase of about 35%, which is pretty close to the point estimate for this category.”  

See Simpsonwood transcript at SafeMinds.org.  pp. 41-42.

Now here is where we can use the same algebra taught to our middle school students.  It gives us a straight line graph based on Verstraeten’s equation.  The equation is:  an association of relative risk of neurological developmental disorders equals 0.007 times the micrograms of mercury received in vaccinations.  The equation is simple (y = 0.007 times x).

Now before that Simpsonwood 2000 meeting Tom Verstraeten saw a problem with the math.  The multiplier was originally much greater than 0.007!  Before Simpsonwood 2000 Tom Verstraeten wrote to his co-workers in an email titled "It just won’t go away,” “As you'll see some of the RRs [relative risks] increase over the categories and I haven't yet found an alternative explanation ...”  

So this takes us to an elementary cover-up by the CDC.  As Robert F. Kennedy Jr shows us in his book, the CDC scientists changed the way their graph looked by compressing the vertical part of the graph.  They did this by graphing a straight line on a logarithm vertical scale.   This makes a steep slope on a straight line graph of increasing association of brain injury with mercury exposure look almost like a line with no slope, or flat line, which does not show an increase of risk with exposure.  See pages 135 and 136 of “Thimerosal, Let the Science Speak.” This elementary cover-up, along with removing children from the original database to make the risk multiplier smaller, show us that (1) mercury in vaccines is unsafe, (2) the CDC cannot be trusted to oversee vaccine safety.

Continue reading "Mercury, Simpsonwood 2000, and an Elementary Cover-up" »

Thank you to Dr. Bob Sears for Sticking Your Neck Out For Children

Dr. Bob SearsManaging Editor's Note: Dr. Bob Sears has been an advocate for all children The vaccine book and a friend to the autism community for many years.  Whenever a mom-to-be asks me about how to study up on vaccines, I recommend Sears' The Vaccine Book (great baby shower gift, sure beats needing that Diaper Genie for 15 years) as a good introduction to vaccine issues including informed consent and choice.  The LA Times, Dr. Paul Offit's West Coast friend, castigates Sears in this article below for daring to educate parents and step outside of the Church of Immaculate Vaccination. 


Read the full article and comment at the LA Times.   Vaccination controversy swirls around O.C.'s 'Dr. Bob'

Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines.

She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had told her about Sears and his book.

"I'm vegan," she said, and in her circle, word of Sears "sort of traveled through the grapevine."

That same day, Karissa and Richard Sandoval of Corona showed up at the pediatrician's office with 2-month-old twins Andrew and William.

"You don't find too many alternative-friendly doctors where we live," Karissa said.

In the seven years since "The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child" was published, it has sold more than 250,000 copies and Sears has become a celebrity among parents who see danger in immunization.

While the vast majority of physicians are troubled by the anti-vaccination movement, Sears, 45, lends a sympathetic ear. About half his patients forgo vaccines altogether. To others, he offers "Dr. Bob's" alternative and selective vaccination schedules, which delay or eliminate certain immunizations.

At a conference this year in Rancho Mirage, Sears told a roomful of pregnant women, new mothers and healthcare professionals that vaccines work well and are responsible for the nation's low disease rate, something parents who don't want to immunize can take advantage of.

"I do think the disease danger is low enough where I think you can safely raise an unvaccinated child in today's society," he said. "It may not be good for the public health. But … for your individual child, I think it is a safe enough choice...."

Cathy Jameson

Vaccines, Autism and More Media Madness

Rainbow - GalleryPlayerBy Cathy Jameson

Laugh till you cry.  Cry because it hurts.  Push through the pain.  Rise up, and try again.

My head is spinning.  The last two weeks have been pretty intense.  A CDC whistleblower stepped forward and revealed jaw-dropping news.  I’m trying to grasp everything that is being reported and wondering what’s going to happen next. 

As usual, the reporting of this breaking news isn’t from mainstream media.  Their reports, when they decide to respond, lack truth.  They lack basic facts and lack accurate information.  The reporters themselves are also anything but helpful.  They lack integrity and continue to be uneducated vaccine mouthpieces unable to show basic skills like compassion.  In the few news reports and articles that have popped up since Dr. William Thompson went public with alarming information about a CDC study, mainstream sources have ignored evidence and instead targeted parents as the bad guy.  Not only have they criticized parents, they’ve also lobbed condescending remarks at them.  This tactic and behavior is abhorrent. 

I don’t know if I’ll ever understand why some groups and some people in the media resort to such madness.  I do my best to not getting riled up when I see another inaccurate report or ignorant reporter respond.  I turn away from anything mainstream and go listen to some of music.  For now, mentally running away from the madness is the easiest way to deal with it.  It’s either that or cry myself into a deep, deep sleep. 

In learning what I have, that a CDC scientist has come forward with damning information about data manipulation, the emotional gamut I’ve experienced has done a number on me.

At first I wanted to laugh.  Really. 



And why not?  We parents have we’ve been verbally insulted for so long.  To finally have someone admit what we’ve suspected, no, known, was a relief.  But the laughing was short lived. Fraud, lies and our destroying childhoods are no laughing matter.  So, I laughed…until I cried. 

 As more of the CDC whistleblower story is revealed, I continue to cry. 

I appreciate this revelation and the confirmation that yes, vaccines do cause autism, but it won’t change Ronan’s future.  It won’t make his autism go away.  His autism was an unwelcomed side effect from vaccines, ones that I believed in.  I think the hardest thing to grasp is that even though the news we’re hearing is good (Finally! Truth! Justice! Vindication!), it is just so devastatingly awful.  What hurts the most is that the ramifications of the fraud Thompson is claiming to have happened has influenced so many people, including me. 

I believed in what scientists like Thompson were publishing.  I relied on their science, those vaccines and in the CDC’s unwavering stance that those vaccines were good for my child.  I heard their message, and I trusted it. 

In trusting someone else and in putting faith in something else, I betrayed my mother’s intuition.  It was there.  It nagged me.  It told me to slow down, back away, think things through, mama.  But I told that nagging feeling to shush.  Surely my doctor, my nurse and my government knew more than I. 

Right? 

How wrong I was.   

One after the other after the other, vaccines didn’t help Ronan.  They never gave him any immunity.  They didn’t make him healthier either.  With each and every one, vaccines did more irreparable harm than good. 

Vaccines created a toxic toll for my son.  He lost skills.  He lost language.  He lost the chance to live like a typical kid.  Ronan’s development hit rock bottom.  So, while even though Dr. Thompson’s information is important and must absolutely be investigated, it doesn’t make me hopeful.  It won’t make Ronan’s voice come back.  It will not bring his typical health back either.  Yes, it’s a dream come true to hear that we were right and they were not, but saying that will not erase the nightmares we as a family have already lived. 

Continue reading "Vaccines, Autism and More Media Madness" »

Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted , Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Vaccine Safety

Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: The Screen Shot Gambit

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaBy Dan Olmsted

There’s a certain bleak satisfaction in watching the fortress of vaccine injury denial start to crumble, evidenced by wilder and wilder theories designed to patch together the remnants of “the science is settled … study after study” argument, now that the science is unsettled and study after study starts to look like lie after lie.

On C-SPAN, at the National Press Club, on PBS and the major networks and print outlets, they are still running off the old karma, but the new paradigm is about to catch up with them. I hope they enjoy these last late summer days in the bully pulpit ridiculing anyone who notices the reality about to crash down on them.

Over at Respectful Insolence, “Orac” is obsessing over whether CDC whistleblower William Thompson actually sent Andy Wakefield (and his wife, Carmel) apologetic texts. Never mind what Thompson said in his own statement, or was captured on audio by Brian Hooker. No, the screen grab must be a fake!

“But something about that text exchange, more specifically the image of that text exchange, bothered me. It even bothered some antivaccinationists, because I saw complaints about it. Why is it a photo of an iPhone? Doesn’t Andy even know how to take a screen shot on his iPhone?”

It goes on from there. “Notice how in Andy’s screenshot, the word “Back” appears by the arrow in the upper left hand corner. Notice how, in mine, the word “Messages” appears in the upper left hand corner. That’s what had been bugging me when I first looked at the screenshot and it didn’t look quite right to me! I had finally put my finger on it!”

In the comments section, Orac’s thesis doesn’t hold up very well – even Brian Deer doubts it! This causes Orac to add an editor’s note allowing the possibility of error and adding: “Unlike AoA and other antivaccine groups, if I am wrong about something, I will admit it and discuss what might have led me to an incorrect conclusion.”

Wow. Even an occasion for admitting error becomes an opportunity for pointing out our supposed failings! I did send Andy a text before we ran our article about Thompson’s comments, here:

Carmel Andy Text

Now, exactly why my last text about being a fraud not going through is unknown to me. Maybe Orac interfered with it or God Herself decided that since Andy really is a fraud, no transmission casting doubt on it will be allowed. Or maybe because I was driving around in Illinois and the especially high corn this year interfered.

Andy Wakefield may not know how to take a screen shot of his iPhone. The last time I saw him with one, it had been run over in the parking lot where he dropped it before we went in for dinner, and, while the screen was good and cracked, he kept using it. And my last text to Andy may simply have failed to transmit.

One way or another, though, the message is starting to get through: Andy is not the fraud here. He is not the one who is killing babies, in Bill Gates’ memorable formulation of the issue.

--

Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism.

Current Affairs, Kim Stagliano, Nightmares

Bay Village Teens Channel Stephen King Horror: Abuse Student with Autism

By Kim Stagliano

With horror and a sickening flashback to a Stephen King novel (and film by the same name) I watched the Bay Village Ohio teens play a terrible "prank" on a student with autism, using the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as their "medium." (See below.)




As the epidemic of children with autism grows older, I fear they are in more danger than ever. Toddlers are naturally protected by most all mothers, not just their own.   The "it takes a village" method of child rearing, one could say. Which of us would not run to the aid of almost any child under the age 12, 13, even 16? Ah, but as our children turn into adults, that coccoon of safety becomes eroded. Cute faces have pimples. Chubbie tummies change into burgeoning figures. 

I'm in the position of having three teen daughters with autism. You want to talk about paralyzing fear for them?  Pour a cup of coffee and we'll chat - for six months.   Already one of my girls has been criminally abused (school bus, 2010.) And yet, like parents of typicals, we have to find a way to let our kids grow up and move forward.  We fight our own instincts to protect our vulnerable children, and force ourselves to "let them go" a bit and learn about the world.  But for the love of all that is holy, NOT this way.

Bay Village, Ohio has an opportunity to set an example for ALL villages.  As of this writing, police are considering arresting the teens.


House of Cards 200 pixelsKim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism. Her new novel,  House of Cards; A All I Can Handle 50 pixel Kat Cavicchio romantic suspense is available from Amazon in all e-formats now. Her memoir, All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa is available in hardcover, paperback and e-book.

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: C- (no vaccine injury) Span on Vaccines

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Sept 4, 2014, C-Span: Briefing Vaccines Vaccination Issues

Paul Offit and a group of pro-vaccine advocates take the stage and discuss how to convince parents that there's nothing to worry about when they vaccinate their children.

For those of us who know what's happening with the CDC whistleblower scandal, this whole thing is nothing short of bizarre.  I can't imagine people who could possibly sound more out of touch with what's happening in the real world.

There is no acknowledgement that there are reasons to be worried about vaccine side effects. The speakers are only those promoting vaccines and the PBS documentary, Vaccines--Calling the shots. It's condescending.  It's horribly insulting to parents of vaccine injured children.  If you think your child was fine until he or she was vaccinated, it was only a coincidence.  The point is clearly made.

Anyone who wants to modify the vaccine schedule is ridiculed.

Continue reading "Dachel Media Update: C- (no vaccine injury) Span on Vaccines" »

Current Affairs, Kent Heckenlively

The Insanely Good Soul of Dr. Andrew Wakefield

GoodBy Kent Heckenlively

It's said that moral challenges bring out the worst and the best in people.

It's difficult to find a situation more appalling than the news revealed by CDC whistleblower, William Thompson that for more than a decade the CDC has concealed information that lowering the age at which African-American males received the MMR shot resulted in a 340% increase in autism.  It's a state of affairs which turns my stomach, even though it is confirmation of what many of us have believed for years.  These researchers may have a doctorate in science, but they lack even a high school diploma in courage.

And yet on the other side of the ledger is Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who has been the most visible public face of our cause.  Wakefield has said on many occasions that this controversy has cost him his job, his career, and his country.  He has not broken under the strain and we are forever grateful to him.

Then comes the news as reported in The Truth Barrier of two text message from William Thompson.  The first was to Dr. Wakefield's wife, Carmel, and read, "I do believe your husbands career was unjustly damaged and this study would have supported his scientific opinion.  Hopefully I can help repair it."

The next was actually a series of text messages between Thompson and Dr. Wakefield.  Dr. Wakefield begins the exchange by asking, "Is this press release real?"

Thompson replies, "Yes!"

Wakefield writes back, "Thank you.  This was the right and honorable thing to do.  Andy."

Thompson says, "I agree.  I apologize again for the price you have paid for my dishonesty."

Wakefield writes, "I forgive you completely and without any bitterness."

Thompson responds, "I know you mean it and I am grateful to know you more personally."

Continue reading "The Insanely Good Soul of Dr. Andrew Wakefield" »

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

CDC Scientist Admits Cover-up of MMR/autism Causation Demand a Full Investigation by Congress

Action alertFrom our friends at Autism Action Network.  Click HERE to send the EASY TO Whistleblower-protection USE, QUICK alert to your Representative and Senators.

Now that senior CDC scientist William Thompson has issued a public statement admitting that he and his colleagues at the CDC falsified at least one study to cover-up a powerful association between the measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism in African American males, it is time for a complete investigation by Congress into how the CDC has manipulated this and other studies to arrive at pre-conceived outcomes.
Please click on the Take Action link above to send an email to your member of the House of Representative and the two US Senators from your state asking them to make a public statement in support of hearings.

In a statement published on August 27 Thompson said the following:

“My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where I have worked since 1998.

I regret my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data was collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

Continue reading "CDC Scientist Admits Cover-up of MMR/autism Causation Demand a Full Investigation by Congress " »

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Do You Hear a Faint Whistle?

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand.

Sept 3,2014, Sonoran News: Whistleblower reveals CDC cover-up linking MMR vaccine to autism

Sept 2, 2014, Los Angeles Times: Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

Continue reading "Dachel Media Update: Do You Hear a Faint Whistle?" »

Cathy Jameson

Back-to-School Shots - You Have Exemptions

Abandoned-vehicles-old-abandoned-school-busBy Cathy Jameson

Ronan started school this week.  He was severely affected by vaccines.  He’s non-verbal, completely dependent on others and has autism.  Because of other medical issues that stemmed from the vaccine injury, Ronan’s on a modified school day only able to attend school for a few hours a day and only a few days a week.  Before this school year started, I dropped off some paperwork to the school:  Ronan’s health care plan, his seizure plan and his vaccine exemption form.  Until I’m assured that vaccines truly are safe and effective, that vaccine exemption form will accompany him each year until he graduates. 

Back-to-school letters from school administration typically include a cheerful welcome.  An announcement or two about what to expect on the first day back and a kind request to drop off school supplies including any remaining forms might be added in the letter too.  Ronan’s school recently sent out a back-to-school announcement.  Included was a memo about ‘back-to-school’ shots with a message that made it sound like he had to get them or he wouldn’t be allowed to attend school.  I appreciate the gentle reminder to wrap up our summer fun, but I do not care to be told incomplete and inaccurate information.  I especially don’t like it when that sort of information is demanded as the tone of the messages I received most certainly was a demand.

With the opportunity schools have with the large population they serve, instead of properly educating parents that vaccines are optional, I find that they’ve misinterpreted laws, altered wording and have been allowed to make absurd vaccine demands without any reprimand.  I find these vaccine demands both troubling and fascinating.  Troubling because some people would never think to question a school policy and fascinating because literature parents are given elsewhere about vaccines state otherwise:   

 

Why are dictator-like demands being handed down to parents?  To say get-vaccines-or-your-child-can’t-come-to-school is untrue.  And honestly, it’s dangerous.  Fortunately, for those who cannot or do not want to get vaccines, due to contraindications to medical conditions or because of religious belief for example, opting out of vaccines is possible.  (Opting out is actually a terrible term to use because, for the majority in the US, vaccines on the CDC’s schedule are merely recommended.  But, for lack of a better term, school admin, school nurses and medical providers will, or should be, familiar with what opting out means.)

In 48 states, up to three types of vaccine exemptions exist.  Check this map from National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) http://www.nvic.org/ to see how to opt out of ‘school shots’. 

 

It’s a shame that parents feel the vaccine heat from schools.  Instead of focusing on administering first aid when it’s necessary, school nurses have been allowed to become school shot Nazis. 

Continue reading "Back-to-School Shots - You Have Exemptions" »

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Minority Report: A Covert CDC Program Inoculated Black Babies with Deadly, Experimental Measles Vaccines

Vax af amBy Neil Z. Miller

A Senior Scientist with the CDC, Dr. William Thompson, recently admitted that he and his co-authors intentionally omitted statistically significant information from their 2004 study that was published in the journal Pediatrics. The excluded data showed that "African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism."(1,2) Dr. Brian Hooker, an independent scientist, re-analyzed the original CDC data and published his results confirming that "African American boys receiving their first MMR vaccine before 36 months of age are 3.4 times more likely to develop autism" when compared to African-American boys who receive MMR after 36 months of age.(3)

For more than 10 years, the CDC buried scientific evidence that young Black boys who receive the MMR vaccine have a significantly increased risk of developing autism. The CDC kept this crucial information confidential. The CDC refused to warn the public. The parents of Black babies were not provided with informed consent and their human rights were violated.

Concerned parents are now wondering whether this callous and potentially criminal behavior by the CDC is a one-time fluke or part of a larger pattern. Actually, the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) have a history of violating the human rights of Black families by unethically experimenting on their babies with dangerous measles vaccines.

A CDC and WHO Catastrophe

In developing countries where children are malnourished and health care is inadequate, measles fatality rates between 5 and 10 percent are possible.(4-6) However, infants up to five months old are usually protected by maternal antibodies that they received during birth.(7-9) Standard measles vaccines do not work in babies under nine months of age.(10) Thus, authorities reasoned that if an effective vaccine could be developed for this vulnerable period -- from 5 to 9 months of age -- the measles death rate could be lowered.

Continue reading "Minority Report: A Covert CDC Program Inoculated Black Babies with Deadly, Experimental Measles Vaccines" »

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Jackson and Sharpton Silent on CDC Whistleblower

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Sept 2, 2014, WHDT TV: Jackson and Sharpton Silent on CDC Whistleblower

We told you recently about a new whistleblower inside the CDC, Doctor William Thompson. Thompson says he stayed quiet for over 10 years after finding a link between vaccines in young black children and autism. Thompson also says the CDC knew about this link, and purposely manipulated the evidence to remove "Black Babies without birth certificates" from the study. The initial report showed a 340 percent increase in autism among black boys under 36 months old.

Continue reading "Dachel Media Update: Jackson and Sharpton Silent on CDC Whistleblower" »

Sponsor News, Vaccine Safety

SafeMinds Calls for Immediate Investigation Into Vaccine-Autism Science Manipulation at HHS

Fraud puzzl;eFraud investigation is warranted, says SafeMinds.

Atlanta, GA — For over a decade SafeMinds has claimed that the CDC manipulated data to show no link between vaccines and autism. But at least for one study, the rumors were put an end.

In a statement, William Thompson, Ph.D. acknowledged that he and his co-authors “omitted statistically significant information” linking the MMR vaccine to an increased risk of autism in a 2004 study. An independent reanalysis of the same data suggests that African American males have a 340% increased risk of autism if they received the vaccine prior to 36 months of age. Thompson also admitted to a cover-up of the increased risk, stating, “Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

“This is the tip of the iceberg,” says Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, Vice President of SafeMinds. “We have found problems with every result generated by the CDC claiming no autism-vaccine link.  Sadly, their studies were utilized by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to deny restitution to over 5000 families whose children developed autism after vaccines.”

In 2004, CDC researcher Thomas Verstraeten published a study examining the mercury preservative thimerosal that had similar protocol manipulations. The first run of the raw data obtained by SafeMinds showed that children were 7.6 to 11.4 times more likely to have autism if they had high exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines compared to no exposure. Four alterations of the data occurred until the final publication showed no statistically significant findings.

Continue reading "SafeMinds Calls for Immediate Investigation Into Vaccine-Autism Science Manipulation at HHS" »

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Maine Voices: Breakdown in Accountability at Heart of Decline in Vaccinations

MaineGinger Taylor wrote this editorial for the Portland (Maine) Press Herald.  Maine Voices: Breakdown in accountability at heart of decline in vaccinations

Opposition to the current U.S. vaccination program is based on its failures, denial and bad law and policy.

By Ginger Taylor

BRUNSWICK — I was interviewed for an Aug. 9 front-page article by Joe Lawlor, titled “More Maine families are skipping or delaying childhood vaccines.” What was published was a complete misrepresentation of the interview I gave him.

As I told Mr. Lawlor, I’m neither anti-vaccine nor opposed to vaccination, and I vaccinated my children. My opposition is to the current U.S. vaccine program, which has become corrupted by bad law and policy, the failure to disclose known risks to families, the failure to pre-screen children who are showing symptoms that they are at risk for vaccine reactions and the denial of vaccine injury cases – rather than the proper recognition, diagnoses and treatment of vaccine-injured children.

about the author

Ginger Taylor of Brunswick is the HealthChoice.org media director and a co-author and contributing editor of the book “Vaccine Epidemic.” Author of the blog AdventuresInAutism.com, she served on the 2009 Maine CDC Autism Conference steering committee.

In 1986, Congress gave liability protection to all vaccine interests – pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, doctors, nurses, etc. – so no one in this country can sue for vaccine injuries or deaths. As a result of this disregard of Americans’ Seventh Amendment rights, a vaccine injury case hasn’t been brought before a jury in almost 30 years, there is no longer accountability in vaccine safety and the vaccine program has fallen into massive corruption.

The effectiveness of vaccines is overstated, safety claims made are overstated and parents no longer get accurate risk information. Instead, vaccine consumers are offered a single sheet of information in the doctor’s office that leaves out almost all of the side effects listed on the vaccine package insert, on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Vaccine Injury Table and the disorders that HHS has concluded can be caused by a given vaccine.

Doctors are not trained on federal guidelines for vaccine injury, nor are they required to know the side effects listed on the vaccine package insert. Therefore, few physicians know how to recognize adverse reactions in their patients. As a result, such cases are usually ignored or misdiagnosed and are rarely properly medically assessed, and patients can become victims of medical neglect for a lifetime.

Further, the vaccine schedule has tripled since 1986, so a child born today will receive more doses of vaccine by the time he’s 6 months old than I did by the time I went to college. There is almost no long-term safety testing of vaccines, and no safety testing of the overloaded schedule as a whole.

This breakdown in the U.S. vaccine program’s accountability to consumers is at the heart of the country’s decline in vaccinations, because when parents take the time to look into physicians’ safety claims, they find they’re being given incorrect and biased information.

Case in point: The claim that the vaccine-autism controversy began as the result of one debunked study is utter misinformation. In fact, more than 80 research papers demonstrate the associations between vaccines and autism, and the mechanisms by which vaccines can cause autism.

When Mr. Lawlor asked me why I believed my son was vaccine-injured, I directed him to the HHS Vaccine Injury Compensation Table and walked him through the symptoms of pertussis-vaccine-induced “encephalopathy,” the medical term for brain damage, which my son exhibited following his 18-month shots:

n Decreased or absent response to environment (responds, if at all, only to loud voice or painful stimuli).

Continue reading "Maine Voices: Breakdown in Accountability at Heart of Decline in Vaccinations" »

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

CDC Admits "Possibility" Vaccines Rarely Trigger Autism

Truth-is-outFrom Sharyl Attkisson. Please read the full post and bookmark her site.

CDC’s immunization safety director says it’s a “possibility” that vaccines rarely trigger autism but “it’s hard to predict who those children might be.” (They’re not even trying.)

A CDC senior epidemiologist stepped forward last week to say that he and his CDC colleagues omitted data that linked MMR vaccine to autism in a 2004 study. The scientist, William Thompson, said “I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information.”

Dr. Frank DeStefano, CDC Director of Immunization Safety Destefano

A coauthor of the questioned study is Dr. Frank DeStefano, Director of the CDC Immunization Safety Office. In a telephone interview last week, DeStefano defended the study and reiterated the commonly accepted position that there’s no “causal” link between vaccines and autism.

Anne Dachel

Dr. Bob Sears on #CDCwhistleblower

Dr. Bob SearsBy Anne Dachel

It's time to add the views of well-known family pediatrician, Dr. Bob Sears, to the CDC whistleblower scandal discussion.

Age of Autism has covered Dr. Sears in the past. 

In 2010, Dr. Sears talked about his alternative vaccination schedule.

In 2010 I wrote the piece, Dr. Bob Sears's The Autism Book Brings Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery and Prevention To Light, for Age of Autism.  It was a review of his book on autism.  It contained some startling information.

I found more commentary on this question in the section, Preventing Autism.   (And when was the last time a doctor wrote on this topic?)  Sears starts off telling us, "Prevention is very important for any family that has a child with autism." (p. 328)  He then lists his recommendations for parents expecting another child which includes a section titled, "Avoid Mercury."  He cautions pregnant women about mercury fillings, fish consumption, and mercury in the flu shot.  "If you get a flu shot, make sure you get one without mercury, or at least get one that has only trace amounts of mercury." (p. 331)

Continue reading "Dr. Bob Sears on #CDCwhistleblower" »

Current Affairs, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Vaccine Safety

Text Message Confirms #CDCwhistleblower Apology to Wakefield for CDC MMR Cover Up

Age of Autism has confirmed the veracity of this text message  from #CDCwhistleblower Dr. William Thompson to Dr. Andrew J. Wakefield.

Wakefield Text from Thompson

AJW: "Is the press release real?"

WT: "Yes"

AJW:  Thank you. This was the right and honorable thing to do. Andy.

WT:  I agree. I apologize again for the price you paid for my dishonesty.

AJW: I forgive you complete and without any bitterness.

WT: I know you mean it and am grateful to know you more personally.

(We are grateful to Celia Farber and  her Truth Barrier website where the message was first published.)

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: The MMR Vaccine Whistle Only The Injured Can Hear

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Sept 1, 2014, Miami Healthy Living--Examiner: CDC denies autistic children a voice, parents demand they be heard

Sept 1, 2014, GreaterGoodMovie.org: CDC Whistleblower Update

Sept 1, 2014, The Olympian (WA):  Letter: Vaccines are the best buy in America's public health

Aug 30, 2014, InfoWars.com: Mainstream Media Buries CDC Scientist's Confession About Vaccines & Autism

Aug 30, 2014, Newsday: Were you lied to about vaccines and autism

Aug 30, 2014, Tulsa World: Dear Pharmacist: Were you lied to about connection between vaccine, autism?

Aug 29, 2014, WHDT TV: Boyd Haley on the whistleblower

Aug 29, 2014, TIME: Journal Retracts Paper that Questioned CDC Autism Study

Aug 29. 2014, NaturalNews.com: Truth about CDC vaccine fraud revealed by Jon Rappoport

Aug 29, 2014, WDTV Bridgeport WV: Vaccines and Autism: a Link?

Aug 25, 2014, Examiner San Diego: Autism caused by MMR vaccine: CDC cover-up exposed by CDC whistleblower

Continue reading "Dachel Media Update: The MMR Vaccine Whistle Only The Injured Can Hear" »

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Hear This Well: Parent Videos Breaking The Silence on Vaccine Violence

Wall of violence


Last week Elizabeth Cohen of CNN insulted and denigrated thousands of families who have children with vaccine induced injury, as part of an effort to tamp down the #CDCwhistleblower story. In response, parents have created short videos telling Ms. Cohen the raw truth. "Vaccines can and do cause autism."  Below is an intro to the "Hear This Well: Breaking The Silence on Vaccine Violence" campaign.  You can see the videos one by one by one by one.   Please share this link - Hear This Well: Videos Breaking The Silence on Vaccine Violence.   This link Wall of Vaccine Violence Videos  takes you to the astounding grid of videos - a powerful reminder of the damage our children have suffered. Thank you.

 

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS: Further Comments on the 2004 CDC Study (DeStefano et al 2004)

Question markBy Martin Hewitt

Dr Brian Hooker claims that the CDC suppressed findings of a higher risk of autism in Afro-American boys receiving MMR at 24 and 36 months, a claim based on the concerns of Dr Bill Thompson, co-author breaking ranks with the authors of the 2004 CDC paper. In response to the controversy, and Hooker’s reworking of the CDC data(Hooker 2014), the CDC issued a statement (here) claiming it had only published data on race from a subsample of children with birth certificates because this provided richer data than the larger sample used. Hooker has countered saying the statement raises more questions than answers. The questions and answers the CDC raises and the claim of suppressed evidence can be seen more clearly if we revisit the 2004 paper (DeStefano 2004) and focus specifically on its research design, which will reveal a gaping omission where questions should have been asked but weren't. The question is what is the risk of autism faced by black children in the US who receive the MMR vaccine. We will see that it is inconceivable that the CDC researchers didn't use its total sample to ask this question. It would also be illogical if the relevant data required to answer this question weren't part of the CDC's design.

Normally one looks to research to identify answers. But more important in this case are the questions not asked and the CDC’s attempt to answer Hooker’s charge. But first we need to describe as simply as possible the design of the study, which we will do in three steps. Inevitably technical details and nuances will be overlooked to concentrate on the main issue of the missing question.

First, the design compared two groups: 1) case children with autism who received the MMR and 2) control children without autism who also received MMR. The two groups, all from Metropolitan Atlanta Georgia, were matched on demographic criteria such as age, gender and race. The study took the case group from autistic children who fitted its clinical criteria and the control group from children attending 'regular' (in the UK 'mainstream') schools. The objective of the research was to see if there was a higher likelihood or probability of autism occurring in the first group compared with the second at ages 18, 24 and 36 months. If the MMR had contributed to the case children becoming autistic, we would expect to find a higher proportion or percentage of children receiving MMR in the case group at 18, 24 or 36 months. This would show a higher relative risk for the first group. If there was no difference in the risk for the two groups, and MMR was not associated with the autism of the first group, the ratio of the first to the second group would be 1. A higher ratio than 1, if statistically significant, would indicate that the first group has a higher relative risk compared with the second of being affected by the MMR.

The two groups formed the total sample. Second, from the total sample the researchers produced a subsample of children for whom Georgia state birth certificates were available. This subsample was also broken into case and controls. This is because the certificates provided details on children and their mothers not available in the total sample and included data on race, maternal age, maternal education and birth weight. The subsample constitutes 56% of the total sample, ie just over half the total sample of children were drawn into the subsample because of birth certificate details available. The more detailed texture of the subsample has to be set against its reduced statistical power due to size. It is the way the CDC researchers use the subsample that lies at the core of Hooker’s concerns – an issue we will return to. So we now have a total and a subsample each divided into case and control groups, a total of four groups, with more detail in the subsample of case and control groups.

Continue reading "MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS: Further Comments on the 2004 CDC Study (DeStefano et al 2004)" »

Current Affairs, Kent Heckenlively

Havin' Trouble with CDC Whistleblower, William Thompson

Whistleblower-protectionBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

I'm having a lot of trouble trying to write an article about MMR/Autism whistleblower, William Thompson.

On the one hand I don't want to waste this opportunity to show the scientific community that our concerns our real, and yet at the same time I don't want to let this guy off for concealing important evidence for more than a decade.

At the outset I have to say I'm really not a punishing kind of guy.  In law school I worked for the US Attorney's office in San Francisco, assembling wiretap evidence in a large Oakland drug case.  That meant I spent a lot of time listening to tapes of these guys talking.

And I found them not to be the threatening kind of all-powerful criminals you see in police thrillers, but discovered they were really leading pathetic, miserable lives.  I also couldn't escape the realization that somebody like me, the top 10% of society, would be prosecuting the bottom 10% of society to make sure that the 80% in the middle remained relatively safe.

It's probably no surprise I ended up in teaching, trying to help students be interested in and excited by science, and also to be individuals who valued honesty.  I wanted to help people be good, not punish them when they go bad.  I've often thought that the best of science and the best of law share a common aim, as when a person stands to present testimony in a courtroom they swear an oath to "tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."   The same expectation applies to scientists who work at government institutions when they publish scientific research in major journals.

It's with this in mind I have to detail some of my troubles with Dr. William Thompson.

From an e-mail Dr. Thompson allegedly wrote on October 18, 2002 to Melinda Wharton.  "I am writing you once more regarding the recent Department of Justice (DOJ) request for a broad range of documents associated with MMR, thimerosal, and autism.  I first spoke with you on September 3rd of 2002 regarding the sensitive results we have been struggling with in the MADDSP MMR/Autism study."  I may not be a CDC scientist, but I've been both a lawyer and a science teacher and it seems to me that the phrase "sensitive results" is one probably never uttered by Galileo, Darwin, or Einstein.

Continue reading "Havin' Trouble with CDC Whistleblower, William Thompson" »

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

When You Know You Are Being Lied To……

Big lieWhen You Know You Are Being Lied To…My Initial Thoughts on the CDC Whistleblower News excerpted from Beth Clay's blog - read the full post here.

By Beth Clay August 27, 2014

While mainstream media have ignored the flurry the past two weeks after the Focus Autism Press Release, the Peer Reviewed Research paper by Brian Hooker, PhD, and the Autism Media Video, several online media outlets and social media have been a blaze with the news of a CDC employee reaching out to Dr. Hooker and coming clean about what I consider a well-orchestrated cover up of information about increased risks associated with vaccines. Specifically the timing of certain vaccines, the use of thimerosal in vaccines, and what is known about risks of brain injury from vaccines in general. Those who led this activity showed significant malfeasance and disregard for the health and well-being of children. They have violated the public trust and have dragged this entire controversy out for 15 years rather than address with integrity and openness the issue and move forward with solutions that improve the safety of vaccines and respect the individual person’s unique medical condition and rights to personal medical choice.

I am not part of this conversation because I have a child that was vaccine injured and became autistic. I was the staff lead on the original House Oversight Committee’s investigation looking into concerns about vaccine injuries. The year was 1999. Two of our Subcommittees has been looking at different topics. Chairman Shays had taken on the reports of anthrax vaccine injures in the military and Chairman Mica had taken on a review of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and as part of that looked a bit into the Hepatitis B vaccine. I well remember meeting Mrs. Betty Fluke from Indiana who testified before the subcommittee about her experience both in the VICP and in getting access to the only treatments that might offer her relief. She had prior to the vaccine been a vibrant healthy woman – wife and mother- who when I met her wore leg braces and walked with crutches.

Continue reading "When You Know You Are Being Lied To……" »

Cathy Jameson

Autism, Vaccines and Exceptions

Missing-the-markBy Cathy Jameson

Vaccines can be gotten almost everywhere these days—in big box stores, at a chain pharmacy, on school campuses and in many doctor’s offices.  Some work places even schedule special ‘clinics’ during the year, typically during the flu shot season, to administer vaccines.  Just because vaccines are available doesn’t mean we all have to run out to get them. 

Many people inadvertently think they need to get vaccines.  The CDC continues to think and promote that and stated as such last week.  That inaccuracy popped out at me in the response they gave about Dr. Thompson’s recent allegations. 

In their statement regarding the data Drs. William Thomspon, Frank DeStafano, Tanya Karapurkar-Bhasin, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop, and Coleen Boyle used in a commonly cited CDC study, a study which is now being reported as fraudulent, the CDC said:

“The study looked at different age groups: children vaccinated by 18 months, 24 months, and 36 months. The findings revealed that vaccination between 24 and 36 months was slightly more common among children with autism, and that association was strongest among children 3-5 years of age. The authors reported this finding was most likely a result of immunization requirements for preschool special education program attendance in children with autism.”(emphasis mine)

What jumped out at me while reading their entire statement was not an admittance of fraud, because it seems that the CDC does not consider the altering of data as deceptive, what caught my eye was that particular paragraph where the CDC says that immunizations are required for school.  A lot of places say that immunizations are required for school.  Except, they’re not. 

The state of Georgia, where we’ve been told this particular study’s data was collected, offered vaccine exemptions including during the time that this study was conducted.  For the CDC to say that immunizations are requirements for school attendance, when in fact they are not, frightens me.  No one, especially a parent, should be told one thing as fact and not be given all of the facts.  To leave out selective information, especially information that impacts a child’s health is bad practice.  Not only that, I think it’s unethical.    

Continue reading "Autism, Vaccines and Exceptions" »

Current Affairs, Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted , Vaccine Safety

Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: Take Me To Your Protocol

 

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaBy Dan Olmsted

I am not a chi square guy. I'm an English major. I am in no position to evaluate the techniques used to calibrate the autism rate in black males, or anybody else, before or after the MMR shot. 

But I can read. And when I read William Thompson's statement about the CDC's study on this topic, I was struck by the way it was constructed: “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 what findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

It takes a while to parse this paragraph, which sounds kind of bland and bureaucratic. The passive voice – decisions were made, reminiscent of the classic "mistakes were made" – doesn't help. And the data weren't merely collected before the decisions were made; the data were analyzed. One result really stood out, Thompson is telling us, and not in a way that suited their institutional purposes. They changed the protocol and the "statistically significant information" was no more. They wiped it out.

I bet there are reporters who read right over that. He's talking about scientific fraud on the most important health issue affecting America's children, at the agency charged with protecting them, not a gentleman's disagreement over decisions on how to apply chi square. The media coverage, such as it is, has wandered aimlessly along side issues, but the point here seems pretty basic: There was a protocol directing them how to do the study. William Thompson says he and his CDC colleagues didn’t follow it. And he thinks that's a big problem. Big.

So what was the protocol and how was it not followed? Brian Hooker, who re-analyzed the data, talked about it in a video interview with Gary Franchi:

"I have the CDC's original protocol. The CDC's final agreed-upon protocol came out for this particular study on September 5, 2001, and in that particular protocol they said they would consider race among the entire population. They called race a co-variant, and that’s just a term that’s used in statistics for a secondary variable, but they said that race would be used within the entire population.

"So what they’ve done is they’ve deviated from their own protocol, and, according to the whistleblower, the reason why they deviated from that agreed-upon protocol [by adding in a requirement for Georgia birth certificates]  was they saw this astronomical risk in African-Americans, and when they saw that astronomical risk, they looked for any way they could bury that risk, and they reduced the sample size down to what’s called the birth certificate cohort, and that caused the association to no longer be statistically significant."

None of this, you’ll notice, has anything to do with Brian Hooker or Andy Wakefield or "anti-vaxxers" and their relentless and cunning war against humanity. Time Magazine’s question – “Did the CDC cover up the data, as Hooker claims?” – is ridiculous and shows just the kind of misreading of the story, and Thompson's own admissions, that I'm talking about. It should be, did the CDC cover up the data, as CDC Senior Scientist William Thompson, who co-authored the study, claims in a stunning break with his colleagues? In his taped comments, Thompson was much more passionate and personal, something the few news outlets who have covered it, like CNN, should have noted. Believe me, in other circumstances they wouldn't care less whether a public official who said something like this knew he was being taped.

But for now let's just take Thompson at his carefully calibrated word -- his own statement. That's quite enough.

Continue reading "Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: Take Me To Your Protocol " »

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Silence of the Man....

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

The mainstream media has ignored the whistleblower story all week.  These are the people who for years have steadfastly defended the CDC's claim of no link between vaccines and autism, so it's understandable that they're not about to change their message now.  I'm sure they were waiting for some way to discredit Brian Hooker's study before they covered the story.  Now they have it.  The journal which had published the Hooker's findings has now removed it from their site.   Viola, it's time for press to cover it now.

Aug 28, 2014, Fox Salt Lake: Journal questions validity of study linking autism and vaccines

Dr. Frank DeStefano, lead author of the 2004 study, said he and his colleagues stand by their findings. DeStefano said all the study authors, including Thompson, agreed on the analysis and interpretation before the study was submitted for publication 10 years ago. However, he said he plans to review his notes and will decide whether to run another analysis on the data.

Aug 28, 2014, Fox 13, Seattle: Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study 

The CDC study authors found no link between the age children were given their first MMR vaccination and autism diagnoses. Nor did they find a statistically significant increased risk for a particular racial group.

Aug 27, 2014, CNN:  Autism and vaccine study results questioned

A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigation, according to Translational Neurodegeneration. In an online statement, the scientific journal said the paper had been removed "because of serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions."

Continue reading "Dachel Media Update: Silence of the Man...." »

Anne Dachel

Dr. Andrew Wakefield Discusses CDC Vaccine Fraud

Whistleblower-protectionBy Anne Dachel

Members of the media don't seem to care that many in the autism community consider them to be mere stooges of health officials who themselves have a vast web of ties to the pharmaceutical industry.  But there is now an incredible INDEPENDENT newsman out there.  Gary Franchi, executive producer at WHDT TV was recently covered on Age of Autism because of his outstanding work reporting the revelation of a CDC whistleblower. 

Here is his most recent interview: Dr. Andrew Wakefield breaks silence on CDC Whistleblower.

This is Dr. Wakefield at his best. In addition, Franchi coined a phrase that will resonate: "VACCINE VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN."

Wakefield explained the meaning of what the whistleblower has revealed and he made some riveting comments:

Wakefield: "How can that be put to the test in a scientific context?  Because there are so many ingredients that are potentially toxic in vaccines, there are so many vaccines that are given so frequently to these children.

Wakefield: "The truth is we will never know how in one particular child, this constellation of exposures produced the end result." 

Continue reading "Dr. Andrew Wakefield Discusses CDC Vaccine Fraud" »

Current Affairs

Sharyl Attkisson: CDC Responds to Allegation it Omitted Vaccine-Autism Study Link

Sharyl logo
We have excerpted this from Sharyl Attkisson's site - a daily must-read.

By Sharyl Attkisson

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to a charge from one of its own senior scientists that it omitted key data in a 2004 study that would have revealed a link between autism and a commonly-required childhood vaccine, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella).

The allegation was made by CDC epidemiologist William Thompson in a statement this week issued through his attorney. It states: “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.”

It is highly unusual, if not unprecedented, for a sitting CDC senior scientist to blow the whistle on alleged scientific misconduct involving a study article that he co-authored. In this instance, the impact of the charge is magnified by more than a decade of allegations from autism advocates who say the federal government and pharmaceutical interests have worked to downplay or hide associations between vaccines and autism.

A spokesman for the journal Pediatrics today said the publication stands by the study despite the news. “There’s a standard process that journals follow when an article is questioned,” said the spokesman. “Those discussions took place between the editors of Pediatrics and the authors of this study, and the editors concluded the research was appropriately conducted.” Pediatrics is published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which accepts vaccine industry funding.

Read the full article at Ms Attkisson's site.

Current Affairs

Action Alert: Ask Dr. Thompson to Remove Name from Pediatrics Study

Start-your-enginesFrom Autism Action Network:

Click HERE to go to the easy to use Action Alert

Please ask Dr. Thompson to remove his name from tainted CDC MMR/Autism paper
Thompson's statement yesterday confirmed alteration of paper

William Thompson, Ph. D., a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a public statement yesterday via his attorney corroborating reports that Thompson and other senior CDC employees manipulated a 2004 study published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Association of Pediatricians (AAP), of a possible association between the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism after discovering that African American males who received the MMR younger than 36 months had a 264% higher rate of autism that those who received the MMR after 36 months. The manipulation allegedly consisted of excluding African American males from the study using criteria that were not applied to any other group.  Once these African American males were excluded from the study the autism rate in the overall group was reduced to a level that the paper authors presented as not worthy of concern.

The Autism Action Network will be calling on the public to take a number of actions to compel the vaccine industry and the Federal government to take appropriate action in the wake of these stunning revelations. Our first action will be to send a request to Dr. Thompson asking him to formally remove his name from the tainted paper published in Pediatrics.

Please click here at this Take Action link to send a message to Thompson thanking him for coming forward, and asking him to direct Pediatrics to remove his name form the 2004 CDC paper. Ee assure you that your emails will get through to Thompson and asking him to remove his name from the tainted Pediatrics paper.

Here is the key paragraph from Thompson’s statement:

 “I regret my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data was collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

Dr. Brian Hooker, Ph. D., a biochemist at Simpson University, recalculated the data in the original CDC study upon the advice of Thompson and confirmed the 264% increase. Hooker’s findings were published in the journal Translational Neurodegeneration on August 10. Translational Neurodegeneration removed Hooker’s paper from their website yesterday.
    
Please share this message with friends and family and please share it on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.

Continue reading "Action Alert: Ask Dr. Thompson to Remove Name from Pediatrics Study" »

Current Affairs

Action Alert: Ask Dr. Thompson to Go Public on CDC Vaccine Fraud

Action alertFrom Autism Action Network:

We have sent more than 1000 messages to CDC scientist William Thompson in the last two days. We need to keep up the pressure. Please click on this Take Action link  to send an email message asking Thompson to share his allegations of the CDC covering-up a study showing a clear connection between the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) shot and autism.  Please alter the prewritten message to tell your family’s story. Thompson’s information could potentially save hundreds of thousands from a life of severe disability. But that will not happen unless vaccination policy is changed. And vaccination policy will not change unless Thompson comes forward publicly and present what he knows know to major media sources. No major media source has covered this story, and they won't until Thompson goes public with what he knows.

Thompson has shown great moral integrity and courage already. Let’s help positively encourage him to do what is absolutely necessary to stop the epidemic. Thompson must go public with his information vis major media outlets. Thompson’s email account is still functioning at the CDC as is his voice mail, but all messages will be routed to him via a pathway outside CDC control as well.

Continue reading "Action Alert: Ask Dr. Thompson to Go Public on CDC Vaccine Fraud" »

Current Affairs, Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted , Vaccine Safety

Our Story So Far: Both MMR & Mercury-Laced Vaccines Cause Autism

Breaking newsBy Dan Olmsted

Quite a week, I think you’d have to agree. William Thompson, the whistleblower first heard on a taped phone call with Brian Hooker last week, has now come forward, confirming his role in covering up evidence that black males may be particularly vulnerable to autism from the on-time MMR shot. Rather than follow up on that clue from a susceptibility group – a clue that could unravel the CDC’s whole argument that vaccines never, ever cause autism – the CDC researchers buried it.

What’s more, he’s also on tape saying another study he was lead researcher on sends an ominous signal that the mercury-containing flu shot for pregnant woman can cause autism. The study found a higher risk of tics, and children with autism have four times the rate of tics as other children.

Meanwhile, Thompson says on the tape and doesn’t take back in his statement, “I can say confidently I do think thimerosal causes tics. So I don’t know why they still give it to pregnant women. Like, that’s the last person I would give mercury to. Thimerosal from vaccines causes tics. You start a campaign and make it your mantra.

“Do you think a pregnant mother would want to take a vaccine that they knew caused tics? Absolutely not. I would never give my wife a vaccine that I thought caused tics. I can say, tics are four times more prevalent in kids with autism. There is biological plausibility right now to say that thimerosal causes autism-like features.”

Interesting what a strong echo this is from the Simpsonwood transcript, June 7, 2000: "Forgive this personal comment, but I got called out at eight o'clock for an emergency call and my daughter-in-law delivered a son by C-section. Our first male in the line of the next generation and I do not want that grandson to get a Thimerosal containing vaccine until we know better what is going on. It will probably take a long time. In the meantime, and I know there are probably implications for this internationally, but in the meanwhile I think I want that grandson to only be given Thimerosal-free vaccines." - Dr. Robert Johnson, Immunologist, University of Colorado, Simpsonwood, Ga.

So while the rest of us suckers shoot our kids and ourselves up with autism-causing vaccinations, the smart set – namely, epidemiologists and immunologists whom we pay to figure these things out – look at the data and say, no way you’re giving that to my wife and grandson!

Of course, tell that to your pediatrician and he’ll tell you there’s no evidence for that. There’s no evidence because the evidence has been suppressed, and now it’s being unsuppressed.

As of today, August 28, 2014,  it’s quite clear that flu shots with mercury should be yanked off the market, and not just for pregnant women and infants (Thompson seemed not to know that they, too, get mercury-laced flu shots). Mercury-containing shots, including those promoted in third-world countries by hapless do-good-look-at-me-I’m-a-hero groups like the Gates Foundation, should be gathered up and disposed of by people in hazmat suits.

And the MMR should be moved to 36 months for any and all. Given that we now see it is capable of causing autism but don’t know exactly why (it’s probably viral interference at too young an age, but is the interference driven by the neurotoxic measles vaccine or the mutated and ineffective mumps portion, the subject of another whistleblower complaint?), it should be broken back into three parts and given with wide separation.

And the flawed and offensive Pediatrics article giving the MMR a clean bill of health at 12 months should be retracted.

Continue reading "Our Story So Far: Both MMR & Mercury-Laced Vaccines Cause Autism" »

Sponsor News

CDC Whistle Blower Letter to Gerberding: More to the Story

GerberdingFrom our sponsor Safeminds.

Earlier today the Natural News outlet released a letter from alleged CDC whistle-blower Bill Thompson to the Director of the CDC Julie Gerberding, MD dated February 2nd, 2004.

In the letter, Dr. Thompson refers to several news articles that appeared in the media during that time regarding CDC vaccine safety research and letters that Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D. sent to Dr. Gerberding regarding concerns related to the integrity of the scientists in the CDC’s National Immunization Program (NIP).

SafeMinds worked closely with Dr. Weldon for several years during his time in Congress. We shared with his staff FOIA documents SafeMinds received from the CDC and FDA regarding issues surrounding vaccine safety and the use of thimerosal in infant vaccines.  These documents include emails from NIP employees, officials at CDC, officials from FDA, representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the vaccine industry, as well as the original transcripts of the Simpsonwood meeting.

Here is the letter referenced by Thompson where Congressman Weldon asks Dr. Gerberding about the upcoming publication of a CDC study regarding the use of thimerosal in infant vaccines and associations with adverse neurological disorders.  Dr. Weldon’s concerns stemmed from earlier versions of the research obtained by SafeMinds which documented numerous statistically significant relations between exposure to thimerosal containing vaccines and ADD/ADHD, speech and language delays, tics, neurodevelopmental delays in general, misery disorder, sleep disorders, and autism.

According to these emails and documents, scientists were well aware of the harm that was occurring. An article appearing in the National Journal by Neil Munro titled, “Missing the Mercury Menace,” which Bill Thompson also references in his letter to Dr. Gerberding, outlines the manipulations made to the VSD thimerosal data in an effort to reduce the statistically significant adverse neurological outcomes.  Read the full post at the Safeminds site here.

Anne Dachel

KHOU Houston Features Karen Kain's Book: Vaccine Injured Child Who Died

Karen Lorrin 15KHOU TV Great Day Houston: Karen Kain and A Unique Life Fully Lived 

Aug 24, 2014, Karen Kain, a tireless advocate for the disabled and an activist about vaccine injury, appeared on the TV show, Great Day Houston. 

Karen's book, "A Unique Life Fully Lived" is a tribute to her vaccine injured daughter, all the more poignant in light of the CDC's whistleblower.

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Statement from William Thompson, RE Pediatrics MMR African American Males Data

Below is a snapshot of the statement issued by CDC Whistleblower William Thompson.   Download and read the statement HERE.

If you share on social media, please use hashtag #CDCWhistleblower. Thank you.

Thompson Statement

Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Translational Neurodegeneration Removes Vaccination Timing Article

Translational neurodegeneration


"This article has been removed from the public domain pending further investigation because the journal and publisher believe that its continued availability could cause public harm. Definitive editorial action will be taken once our investigation is complete."

http://www.translationalneurodegeneration.com/content/3/1/16/abstract

Here is the .pdf of the article for your review.

John Stone

The CDC: the Detective Agency Which Could Never Find Anything

HumphreyBy John Stone

An interruption yester-evening from a troll styling themselves Sam Spade set me ruminating: no doubt the thoughts are not very original but some of them may benefit from re-stating.

And so to Mr Spade and his brief response to Kent Heckenlively’s ‘A Break in the Wall’:

Bullshit. You people will murder a lot of children with this false story.

Perhaps the first thing to point out is that our ranks are almost entirely comprised of citizens who uncomplainingly did what was supposed to be the right thing in vaccinating their children: their views were not formed by ideology but by experience. The experience comprises not only the awful reality of what happened to their children after vaccinating but the way institutions deal with the issue. To even raise the issue of vaccine damage is also to raise the hostility and anger in every quarter.

This anger –  Mr Spade’s anger – is not based on reason or knowledge. There is nothing inherently implausible in a pharmaceutical product injected into an infant or toddler causing damage:  we have just been educated not to think that. Actually, a lot of even official literature acknowledges the possibility of damage it is just supposed to be vanishingly rare – unfortunately, the only thing that is guaranteed to make it rare is not good science but the waves of officially inspired hatred that will be triggered against anyone daring to stand up and say "This went wrong". The point about Mr Spade is that his rage is not determined by science but by institutions: institutions which are not happy to have their errors reported back to them, not happy if they fear that they can be detected. They will never find anything that they don’t want to, as Ed Yazbak pointed out years ago. It is not a question of whether we like the diseases, it is question of whether the products are as safe and effective as they should be, whether there are far too many of them etc.

The very thing that determines that the vaccine program is unsafe as well as unjust is this whipped up anger: we are not allowed to discuss the science – scientists who speak out must be shunned and persecuted, citizens who speak out must be declared intellectually incompetent. This anger constitutes social control not reasoned debate.

Continue reading "The CDC: the Detective Agency Which Could Never Find Anything" »

Anne Dachel

CDC Whistleblower Story: Danke to Franchi

Whistleblower-protectionBy Anne Dachel

On Aug 20, 2014, just after the announcement of a whistleblower from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaking out about that agency's cover-up of an MMR study linking the vaccine to autism, Gary Franchi talked about it on his independent TV station, WHDT Miami/Boston.   For those of us who routinely follow how the mainstream media covers the controversial link between vaccines and autism, this was riveting. 

Franchi began his commentary saying, "There's a new whistleblower on the autism forefront and Dr. Brian Hooker from the Focus Autism Foundation says he has a source inside the CDC."

In his two and a half minute presentation Franchi described how Hooker had used the Freedom of Information Act to ask the CDC for information concerning a certain autism-vaccine study they'd conducted, and while doing this, an insider at the agency "reached out to him" about what he knew about the falsification of the results. 

Franchi made stunning statements like these:

"The CDC is purposely hiding important information about autism, particularly how vaccines affect young black boys at a much higher rate than others. ...

"It appears the CDC was purposely blocking black kids from the study to boost their numbers....

Continue reading "CDC Whistleblower Story: Danke to Franchi" »

Vaccine Safety

CDC Whistleblower and Probability of Post-MMR Autism Diagnosis

ProbabilityWe are simulposting this with Thinking Moms' Revolution and VaxTruth.

By Marcella Piper-Terry

If you haven’t heard by now about the biggest news to hit the autism community in a long time, here’s what’s been happening:

  • Dr. Brian Hooker reanalyzed the CDC’s data and found a statistically-significant increase in the risk of autism for children who received the MMR vaccine before 36 months of age. [1]

  • The increased risk was strongest for African-American males, who were 3.4 TIMES more likely to develop autism when vaccinated with MMR prior to 36 months, compared to matched controls. [1]

  • There was an increased risk of autism seen across the board for children who received the MMR vaccine prior to 36 months of age. [1]

  • Dr. Hooker was alerted to this problem by one of the CDC scientists involved in a 2004 study which declared there was no risk of autism based on MMR vaccination prior to 36 months of age. The CDC scientist in question (Dr. William Thompson) is listed as one of the authors on the 2004 paper. Dr. Thompson is now referred to as “the CDC whistleblower.” Dr. Thompson revealed to Dr. Hooker that the CDC researchers knew as early as 2001 about the greatly increased risk to African-American male children and they intentionally covered it up. [2]

  • The CDC has released a statement in which they do not deny the increased risk of autism for African-American males vaccinated with the first MMR prior to 36 months of age. [3]

  • In the CDC’s statement, they basically blame parents of children who develop autism from vaccines because the parents have followed the CDC’s Recommended Childhood Schedule, which includes receipt of the first MMR vaccine between 12-15 months of age. [4]

Dr. Hooker’s analysis of the data revealed a Relative Risk (RR) of 3.36 for African-American Males. The level of Relative Risk was statistically-significant at p=0.0019, which means the probability of Dr. Hooker’s findings being by chance was approximately 1 in 1,000.

In research, “p” means probability. When something is “statistically significant” it means a certain level of probability has been demonstrated when the data is analyzed.  A p-value of .05 is necessary to consider whether the results are meaningful, or “statistically significant.” A probability of .05 means that you have achieved a 95% assurance that what you are seeing is real and not by chance. A 1 in 1,000 level translates to 999% assurance that what you’re seeing is real and not by chance.

Continue reading "CDC Whistleblower and Probability of Post-MMR Autism Diagnosis" »

Current Affairs, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Vaccine Safety

CDC Whistleblower on Thimerosal in Pregnant Women

"There is biological plausibility to say right now that thimerosal causes autism-like features."   View the video here.  Use #CDCWhistleblower if you share on social media.

CDC Whistleblower on Thimerosal in Pregnant Women from Autism Media Channel on Vimeo.

Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: CDC MMR SOS

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Aug 25, WHDT TV:  CDCWhistleblower New Details Emerge

Aug 25, 2014, KellyBroganMD.com: CDC: You're Fired. Autism Coverup Exposed.

Aug 25, 2014, NoMoreFakeNews.com: CDC whistleblower, watch out; here come the mothers « Jon Rappoport's Blog

Aug 25, 2014, LivingWhole.org: CDC Whistleblower Comes Out and They All Play Dead

Continue reading "Dachel Media Update: CDC MMR SOS" »

JB Handley

Knock-out Blow Needed: Dr. Thompson Must Speak Out on MMR African American Autism Connection.

Pink-boxing-gloveBy J.B. Handley

I’m pleased as punch that a member of the CDC Matrix has stepped out and admitted what so many of us have known for years: the CDC cooked data to make the relationship between vaccines and autism go away.

For those of you disappointed that we aren’t yet hearing about this story in the mainstream media, I have some simple advice for Dr. Thompson and his lawyers, PR advisors, and whomever else is now providing him with counsel: speak up!

As much as Drs. Wakefield and Hooker are heroes of our community, and deservedly so, they’re also the farthest thing from objective as far as a mainstream journalist is concerned, and having their names all over this story does not help it take flight. This is a story about Dr. William Thompson and the CDC. Period.

Meanwhile, at least for the moment, CNN’s iReport is back up and Natural News is doing a great job covering the story, too.

JB Handley is.... JB Handley. ;)

Current Affairs, John Stone

CDC Frauds: Connections Between the DeStefano Paper and the Thorsen Affair.

Destefano
Frank Destefano

By John Stone

Last week a Centers for Disease Control employee, William Thompson, came forward as whistleblower to admit that a 2004 study led by Frank DeStefano, of which Thompson himself was co-author was fraudulent, disguising the fact that incidence of autism was three and a half times higher in African Americans vaccinated with MMR before 36 months. In this light it is interesting that another co-author of the study, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, also liaised with Poul Thorsen over commissioning the equally fraudulent Madsen MMR/autism study. Thorsen who coordinated a series of studies between the CDC and Aarhus University/Staaten Serum Institut, Denmark was indicted in 2011 in the US on 13 counts of wire fraud involving the CDC and 9 of money laundering , but no attempt has been made to extradite him from Denmark.

None of the studies coordinated and co-authored by Thorsen have ever been retracted. At a congressional hearing in 2012 Coleen Boyle, another CDC employee and another co-author of the fraudulent DeStefano paper, failed to give straight answers when questioned by congressman Posey about Thorsen. Boyle could only recall two studies co-authored by Thorsen when in fact there were at least 21. On that occasion Congressman Posey memorably referred to Thorsen as “a humongous scum bag and one of the most wanted men on earth” .

If Cochrane 2005 smelt a rat with DeStefano 2004:

The conclusion, however, implied bias in the enrollment of cases which may not be representative of the rest of the autistic population of the city of Atlanta, USA where the study was set.

it actually stated there was a rat in the case of Madsen:

The follow up of diagnostic records ends one year (31 Dec 1999) after the last day of admission to the cohort. Because of the length of time from birth to diagnosis, it becomes increasingly unlikely that those born later in the cohort could have a diagnosis.

To put it more bluntly Madsen had included in the vaccinated group children who were too young to be vaccinated and children who were too young to have been diagnosed. The data was subject to review in two articles published Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, one by Goldman and Yazbak, the other by Stott, Blaxill and Wakefield    with differing results but both detecting a hoard of missing autism cases among the vaccinated implicit in Cochrane (actually published afterwards). Notable was the suppressed 2002 letter to NEJM from Prof Suissa, an epidemiologist from McGill, published in the Stott article which recalculated the Madsen data to suggest that autism was 45% higher in the vaccinated group. Brian Hooker also contributed to the correspondence in the following issue.

We may never know exactly what was the surplus of autism cases in the vaccinated group, except that it was evidently going to be substantial.

Continue reading "CDC Frauds: Connections Between the DeStefano Paper and the Thorsen Affair." »

Dachel Media Update: Just Put Your Lips Together...

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 


Aug 25, 2014, InfoWars.com: CDC Whistle Blower's 'Vaccines and Autism' Link may be Silenced Forever

Aug 25, 2014, CNN iReport: Fraud at the CDC uncovered, 340% increased risk of autism hidden from public

Aug 23, 2014, Health Impact News: Dr. Brian Hooker: Father of Vaccine-damaged Child and His Relentless Pursuit to Expose Fraud at the CDC

Aug 23, 2014, TruthBarrier.com: CNN Complicit in Media Coverup of CDC Whistleblower

Aug 23, 2014, NPR: For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police

Aug 23, 2014, ScienceNews.org: 'NOVA' takes science's side in vaccine debate

Aug 22, 2014, Examiner: Synapse study disproves link to vaccines

Aug 22, 2014, NaturalNews.com: CDC whistleblower confesses to publishing fraudulent data to obfuscate link between vaccines and autism

Aug 20, 2014, HealthImpactNews.com: Gardasil Vaccine: One More Girl Dead

Aug 18, 2014, Yahoo Finance: CDC Whistleblower Reveals Widespread Manipulation of Scientific Data

Continue reading "Dachel Media Update: Just Put Your Lips Together..." »

Current Affairs, Kent Heckenlively

A Break in the Wall - William W. Thompson

ConfessionBy Kent Heckenlively

It seems that William W. Thompson has finally come over to the side of the angels.

For those of you who might have been off fishing the past few days, or like me, spent part of the week in the hospital with a gall bladder attack, I'll briefly recap what may be one of the most consequential stories ever to come out of the autism epidemic.

On Monday, August 18, a video was released by Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Dr. Brian Hooker which claimed that a major researcher for the CDC admitted that he and others had concealed evidence that moving up the date for the MMR vaccine had increased the rate of autism for African-American males by 340%.  Later in the week it was revealed that the researcher was Dr. William W. Thompson, who had in fact been one of the authors of a 2004 paper by the CDC claiming there was no link between the timing of the MMR shot and the development of autism.  On Friday it was reported that Dr. Thompson had been escorted off the grounds of the CDC by security personnel.

For those of us who have been in the fight a long time this news produces mixed emotions in us.  I reall the optimism with which I reported on the Omnibus Autism proceedings, reporting on the Hannah Poling case which many of us thought would finally break the whole damned thing wide open, or the revelation that the Vaccine Injury program had actually given awards to at least 83 children who suffered vaccine injuries which included autism.

On the one hand I want to take this guy who has concealed this information for so many years, throw him up against a wall, and go to town on him.

On the other hand I sense a real opportunity to advance our cause among a scientific community which has been largely indifferent to us, as well as frequently hostile.

As a leader in any movement it's important to understand your adversaries, their strengths, as well as their weaknesses.  What moves them, what leaves the indifferent, and what is likely to break them.

I want to share an example from a less fraught topic.  Recently I attended a surprise 50th birthday party for a friend of mine, an economics professor at Stanford University in California.  One of my friends' recent academic accolades was being one of only ten economists invited to the Nobel Prize symposium (held every ten years) to present on his work.  The expectation is that these ten economists will probably win the Nobel Prize somewhere in the next ten years.  Pretty cool that this is happening to my high school buddy.

Continue reading "A Break in the Wall - William W. Thompson" »