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The CDC's Latest 'Tuskegee Experiment' Prompts Open Letter from Bobby Kennedy Jr.

Last August, CDC senior scientist, Dr. William Thompson, invoked federal whistleblower status and confessed that the CDC has known since 2001 that black boys exposed to the MMR vaccine have a disproportionate risk of autism.

Thompson, a 17 year CDC veteran is the author of some of the leading studies cited by CDC to exculpate vaccines from the autism epidemic. Thompson, who still works at CDC, released the raw data sets that he says his bosses at CDC ordered him to conceal. Those data show that black boys who received the MMR vaccine prior to three years old, as the CDC recommends - were 3.36 times more likely to receive an autism diagnosis than those who received the vaccine after 3 years of age. This effect was not observed in other race categories. Nevertheless, when the CDC scientists published their results in Pediatrics in 2004, they omitted the damaging data, fraudulently declaring there was no risk of autism from the MMR vaccination. In August 2014, Dr. Thompson issued a press release through his attorney stating, "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."

The buried data were disturbing, but hardly surprising. The most reliable studies in the scientific literature indicate that African Americans are more susceptible to vaccine injury and may also have increased susceptibility to neurological disorders such as autism.

A 2010 nationwide study of CDC's Autism and Developmental Disability Monitoring Network, found autism incidence about 25% higher in African Americans than Caucasians. A 2014 study published in Pediatrics, showed higher rates of all categories of autism among African Americans in Los Angeles County compared to Caucasians, with the incidence of severe autism elevated by 263% among foreign-born blacks and 152% for U.S. born blacks as compared to U.S. born whites.

A 2010 study in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health showed that blacks were at significantly greater risk of regressing into autism after receiving the thimerosal-containing Hepatitis B vaccination series as infants. When analyzed further, the data showed that black boys receiving the HepB series were 53% more likely to have autism than those black boys not receiving any HepB shot.

Based upon all the population data and CDC's most recent autism incidence estimates, at least 100,000 African-American male children could have been spared debilitating neurological injury if the CDC scientists had told the truth when the increased risk was first known to them in 2001.
Dr. Thompson has requested to testify before Congress about corruption at CDC and has handed Congress over thousands of pages of documents showing widespread fraud in CDC's vaccine division.

It's not the first time the CDC has concealed vaccine risks from African Americans. Less than ten years ago, in June 1996, African Americans in Los Angeles learned that CDC has been conducting vaccine experiments in their communities. Beginning in 1989, CDC conducted an experiment on nearly 1500 black and hispanic infants using an unlicensed measles vaccine without disclosing to parents that the drug was a high potency experimental vaccine designed to overwhelm the baby's maternal immune system. CDC only halted its secret experiment in 1991 when companion clinical trials conducted in Africa and Haiti showed increased death rate and severe immune system disorder among female infants who received the vaccine. Those children died within two years after the vaccination.

"A mistake was made. It shocked me", then CDC Director Dr. David Satcher, told the LA Times. "We need to move to a new level of assurance so people can trust what we're doing." CDC denies that any Los Angeles black children were injured by the unlicensed vaccine, but has not produced any studies to confirm that claim.

In 1972, a government whistleblower, Peter Buxton, revealed that for the previous forty years, beginning in 1932, both CDC and the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) conducted the so called "Tuskegee Experiment" to study the progression of untreated syphilis in impoverished African-American men in rural Alabama. Public health regulators lured iliterate sharecroppers with the promise of hot meals, funeral costs and free health care from the U.S. government. According to the Centers for Disease Control, which took over the study in the early 1960's, none of 299 syphilitic sharecroppers were ever told they had the disease. CDC purposefully withheld penicillin after the antibiotic became a proven treatment in 1947. CDC actively prevented participants from accessing syphilis treatment programs elsewhere. CDC's victims in that study included numerous men who died of syphilis, 40 wives who contracted the disease, and 19 children born with congenital syphilis.

When, in 1966, Buxton, an African-American, sent a letter to government regulators complaining about the ethics and morality of the study, CDC reaffirmed the need to continue the research until all subjects had died and been autopsied. To bolster its position, the CDC sought, and gained support for the study's extension, from the American Medical Association (AMA).

Buxton finally told his story to my uncle, Senator Edward Kennedy in July of 1972. Senator Kennedy convened Senate hearings, at which Buxton and HEW officials testified and CDC finally terminated the study.

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Grace Green

Greyone, I don't think a choice would have made any difference in that instance. The patients were lied to by their doctors. When someone goes to his doctor it is because the latter is a professional, and his advice is being sought. The patient will also reasonably assume that the doctor will act in the best interests of his patient. I think this also applies in the case of vaccination, unless the patient is given complete information, and what is that, when opinions, and even studies disagree?


The most chilling thing to me reading about tuskegee was this excerpt from fred grays book
"The US doctors wrote and visited every local doctor in the area, gave them a list of patients in the study, syphilitis and controls, and secured their cooperation in the study. This cooperation included not treating anyone for syphilis because it would spoil the data."
Who do you trust.
Where there is risk there must be choice, eh?


A little more from the lawyers book on Tuskegee
" On May 14, 1974, the defendant United States answered the complaint, and alleged as defenses:
1. The action was barred by the statute of limitations.
2. The injuries and damages alleged by the complaint were caused without the fault, carelessness, or negligence on the part of the defendant or any of its agents, servants, or employees acting within the line and scope of their employment.
3. It denied that the injuries and damages to the participants, as alleged in the complaint, were caused by acts of negligence, or carelessness on the part of the government.
...It denied that the causes of death were related to the study. That was the position of the United States of America when the suit was filed in 1973."
Fred gray the tuskegee syphilis study


William Thompson's documents just need to be released to the public, don't they? The Pentagon Papers made a big splash when they were released.

Denise Anderstrom Douglass

I am continually amazed that one man has continued to fight this battle despite the disrespect he is constantly being subjected to. I am so very grateful to Robert Kennedy, Jr.


Forgot to mention the lawyer wrote a book "The Tuskeegee Syphilis Study", probably an interesting read, and that in the lawsuit settlement the gov stopped short of admitting wrongdoing.


There was a lawsuit.
In 1973 filed by Tuskegee civil rights lawyerFred Gray, who defended Rosa Parks and Dr Martin Luther King jr in the 50s.
It was a 1.8 billion class action suit for those in the study, families and heirs.
It was an out of court settlement for more than 10 million in 1975.

Angus Files

This is probably a stupid question but, does anyone know if the good people of Tuskegee ever started a compensation claim against the CDC?

accountability and all that jazz...



Trump said "if I were president I would PUSH FOR PROPER VACCINATION but would not allow one time massive shots that a small child cant take-autism."
He plays both sides of the fence.
If you want the right to send your kid to school unvaxed I doubt he will defend your right, but perhaps I am wrong.


David, please check the homepage again. EURWEB is "Lee Bailey's ELECTRONIC URBAN REPORT (EUR): African American News, Black Entertainment News," Los Angeles based, it appears.

The madness needs to stop

Kennedy and Trump, the ONLY big name politicians willing to question Pharma. Love them both.


I am so grateful to Robert F. Kennedy, the Republicans in the California Senate and Assembly and a handful of brave Democrats who care enough to really find out what is going on beneath the surface of the propaganda machine of the mainstream media. Our children are being destroyed to make money for drug companies. We are moving into the second generation of vaccine injury, and so the children of the vaccine injured are the ones now in the firing line to be shot down by draconian mandates. We, of course, will not allow this to happen because we already know what it means to live with chronic illness: neurological problems, autoimmune disease, allergies, and severe anxiety (emotional instability). It's important though to thank our heroes. Thank you Robert Kennedy for your bravery.


Terminating the experiment?

I am sorry - but in this country - a group of people conducting such an experiment - well life in prison or put on death role should be the conclusion.

We will never be rid of such filth unless this CDC is just totally did away with and if we feel there is a need for such a federal agency - that really does it's job??? A new place, a new building and new people that takes some kind of psych test that proves they are not sociopaths!

David Taylor

Bobby Kennedy Jr. has just released an "Open Letter to the CDC" through a European publication.


Eternally grateful to RFK Jr.
Thinking of what Minister Muhammad said at the emergency town hall, "America has it's own secrets to hide."
Anne Jacobsen wrote a book last year about Operation Paperclip, an OSS recuitment program of nazi scientists. Among them Otto Ambros, director of a co that produced death camp gas and later involved in testing sarin gas on American soldiers w/o their knowledge.
Informed consent doesn't exist if there is no accurate accounting of the risks, for children and adults. As regulators lie about autism, neurological damage trust is broken and mandates are a spiritual violation.

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