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
Sonoran News Attorney Frederick M. Morgan, Jr. of Morgan Verkamp LLC issued a press release with a statement by William W. Thompson, Ph.D., a senior scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where Thompson has worked since 1998.
Thompson inadvertently became a whistleblower when discussing information about an article examining the possibility of a relationship between MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism.
Sonoran News is billed as "The Conservative Voice of Arizona." It's a free weekly newspaper with a circulation of over 37,000.
Linda Bentley is an investigative reporter at Sonoran News Phoenix, Arizona area and from the information she provides here, she clearly knows how to do her job. Look at things she writes about.
People have to be asking why the mainstream media hasn't said a word about any of this. Maybe this reporter should be teaching at the Columbia University School of Journalism.
California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of oth er serious diseases.
The percentage of kindergartens in which at least 8% of students are not fully vaccinated because of personal beliefs has more than doubled as well, according to data on file with the state. That threshold is significant because communities must be immunized at a high rate to avoid widespread disease outbreaks. It is a concept known as herd immunity, and for measles and whooping cough at least 92% of kids need to be immune, experts say....
There's so much wrong with this story, it's hard to know where to begin. Autism will never get covered like this. No one will ever be this concerned about the rising number of affected children.
Parents who aren't vaccinating are in "wealthy coastal and mountain communities." They're not inner city, poverty level communities. What does that tell us? The higher the education level, the less likely parents are to vaccinate.
And I'm sick of non -vaxxing parents being blamed for other parents NOT VACCINATING.
PLEASE...I just finished a book about the coverage that this controversy has gotten over the last 10 years. Imagine the audiences for the huge media blast of the Hannah Poling story? Everyone covered it.
Remember David Kirby on Meet the Press? Kennedy's Deadly Immunity? Kennedy's new book on Fox News in New York? Jenny McCarthy on Larry King Live? How about Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Jim Sears on The Doctors talking about how vaccines do cause autism in some kids? How could anyone forget Alisyn Camerota on Fox News covering the 83 covering of vaccine injury claims that included autism compensated by the federal government? How about the numerous stories by Sharyl Attkisson at CBS on vaccines and autism? Finally, it's estimated that about 3 million people worldwide have now seen the movie, The Greater Good.
Any thinking parent who sees any of this would be concerned. Research is just a "click" away on the computer. And parents are doing more than going to the CDC website.
(Finally, I'd like to know what "unscientific approaches to vaccines" are going on at the NVIC. I think that since the AAP makes that charge, they should elaborate on it.)
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.