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One Lie Two Many: From Vietnam to Vaccines, the CDC is Exposed for a Second Time in the New Book Vaccine Whistleblower

Dr William ThompsonBy James O. Grundvig

It appears that the only thing dirtier than the ingredients found in vaccines is the science behind vaccine safety.

In the new book, Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing the Autism Research Fraud at the CDC, attorney Kevin Barry has provided context to a series of tapes that were recorded last summer by Brian Hooker, PE, PhD, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) senior epidemiologist Dr. William Thompson.

Had someone not blown the whistle on the CDC whistleblower last August 2014, Thompson would have divulged a lot more. Needless to say, when he was outed last August, with the most powerful Vaccine Whistleblower Skyhorse Publishingpeople in the media and government away on vacation, by the time Labor Day came around the story had lost its lift.

Being outed prematurely forced Dr. Thompson to hire a law firm that specializes in protecting whistleblowers against retaliation.

Press Release on Dr. William Thompson

After Dr. Thompson introduced himself in the August 27, 2014, presser, he stated:

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

Today, outed for a second time with the book being published by Skyhorse Publishing (disclosure: my publisher for 3 upcoming books) without Thompson’s permission, the “raw” tapes, which had been transcribed, evolved into a coherent narrative on some of the darker elements of the “science of justification,” allegedly perpetrated by the agency that is tasked with the health, wellbeing and prevention of diseases of Americans.

Sobering Numbers

Since 2000, parents of autistic children have suspected that the United States’ childhood immunology program has run amok with as many as three times the number of vaccines given to U.S. children than any other nation in the world.

That stunning fact is exposed on page 107 of Vaccine Whistleblower, which shows the 1983 versus the 2015 vaccine schedule. In the former, a baby received 10 shots for three types of vaccines from the age of 2 months to four years old. In the latter, today’s infants receive more than a dozen vaccines with 27 injections by the time they are six years old.

The parents’ generation of the more than one million children on the spectrum doesn’t have anywhere near as many autistic adults as there are children today.

Such conspicuous numbers have been hard for the CDC to digest, spin and write off with the canard that skyrocketing rates in autism incidence (from 1-in-10,000 in 1960 to 1-in-68 babies today) have been due to “better diagnosis.” (autism rates CDC)

Because the CDC has for too long succeeded in quieting dissent on vaccine safety issues, by labeling anyone opposed to its view with the new Scarlet Letter ‘A’ for “Anti-vaccine,” it has failed to remove the growing elephants in the room: The soaring rates of autism and the vaccine manufacturers’ holy grail of saving money in thimerosal that causes “tics,” as Dr. Thompson told Hooker over and again during their thirty conversations.

The neuro-toxin thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative used in some vaccines, from the annual flu shots recommended to pregnant women—even after the CDC admitted they were ineffective against last winter’s strain of influenza—to tetanus and most vaccines exported overseas.

“‘Thimerosal from vaccines causes tics.’ Thompson tells us, ‘I can say tics are four times more prevalent in kids with autism. There is biologic plausibility right now to say that Thimerosal causes autism-like features.’”

In another section: “Dr. Thompson says the ‘CDC has put the research ten years behind.’ Dr. Thompson’s MMR paper was published in 2004. The Verstraeten and Madsen papers were published in 2003. The signals on the possible connection between vaccination and autism and other adverse events like tics and verbal IQ were not accurately reported by researchers. Because the CDC researchers omitted significant data, the flow of research was diverted away from vaccination.” 

Such insider revelations populate Vaccine Whistleblower and paint the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is charged with approving new vaccines coming on the market, as incompetent at best, and “crooked,” as Thompson calls his agency.

CDC Cooks Data

Other words Dr. Thompson used to describe the CDC’s cooking of data to meet its end goal that all vaccines are safe: “Watered down” his studies; “omitted” data on subsets of children in the 350+ African-American children left out of Thompson’s MMR vaccine study; “paralyzed” the CDC and “the whole system is paralyzed right now”; and “delayed” with the tactic of using children in studies who are seven years old and up, so that “people with financial resources could bring in things to essentially ameliorate any deficits that might have occurred,” he said.

These revelations are carried throughout Vaccine Whistleblower. Had this been the first time the CDC hired foreign scientists and directed its own epidemiologists to “find nothing,” as in no association between vaccines and autism, one could say that it was an anomaly of corruption, much the way the New York City Police Dept. limped through its corrupt days of the early 1970s.

But the CDC had invented the template for studies to “find no causation” decades ago. That in-house design extends all the way back to the Reagan Administration. From 1983 to 1987, Congress appointed CDC to find links between Agent Orange, with the U.S. Air Force’s Operation Ranch Hand during the Vietnam War, and the U.S. troops on the ground that fell ill with rare cancers many years later.

The Agent Orange Coverup: A Case of Flawed Science and Political Manipulation report, published by the 101st Congress on August 9, 1990, revealed CDC spent $51 million out of a budgeted $71 million, but quit doing the study in 1987, claiming there was not enough field data to finish the study. That despite the fact the U.S. Army had archived the field records on troop deployments in Pennsylvania, a short drive from Washington, DC, where the Congressional hearings took place.

CDC’s Dr. Coleen Boyle, who was the principle investigator, stood at the proscenium of the Agent Orange studies. Since then, she has been promoted all the way up to director of CDC’s National Center of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities division today.

That’s right. First, find no link between dioxin poisoning Vietnam veterans decades ago; and then, in this century, find no association that thimerosal combined with three types of aluminum salts have created an epidemic of children with tics and far worse putting more than one million on autism spectrum disorders.

In the private sector, Coleen Boyle would have been fired the minute she quit the Agent Orange study.

In Vaccine Whistleblower, Dr. Thompson stated Dr. Boyle would never testify before Congress again, after being pummeled for finding no negative health links in either Agent Orange or Autism. And she is a public servant for good.

The book is highly recommended for people who want to learn about the health crisis of our time and how CDC had quit on protecting American’s and their children from harm long time ago.

James is a father of a 15-year-old autistic son, diagnosed with the regressive form of autism PDD-NOS. He is a freelance investigative journalist writing initially about his son's journey on the spectrum, and then branching out to other government spawned crises, like the 2010 runaway BP Oil Spill. James has published in the Huffington Post, Financial Times Foreign Direct Investment magazine, Epoch Times, and Law.com. among other media outlets. Hot on the trail of the Danish fugitive Poul Thorsen, James will be publishing a book (Skyhorse Publishing)  later this year, Master Manipulator: The Scientist Who Seduced the CDC.


James Grundvig

@Ren - No it wasn't Brian Hooker who outed Thompson. It was someone else. And I used the word "someone" deliberately, as my article was about really either Bill or Brian, but about Coleen Boyle. And today she is director of NCBDDD. Amazing, if it wasn't such a national crisis and tragedy. - James G.

Louis Conte

Just want to make the point that the revelation of Dr. Thompson's identity was not Dr. Hooker's responsibility.

August 2014 was a complicated time and to make a long story short, Dr. Thompson's identity was going to come out eventually. Thompson knew this and retained an skilled attorney to deal with that eventuality.


I did wonder if Dr Thompson's "vile, unethical" comment from the transcripts about CDC behavior unrelated to vaccines included Colleen Boyle's actions on Agent Orange. These must be difficult days for him. I hope he will be able to provide meaningful testimony soon.


You are hurt because it was suggested you may not know what you are talking about even though you have read lots of books and got lots degrees.

I guess it would shock you that many here have a lot of college and science oriented jobs behind them too--- not every thing is in a book, nor have you experienced ev-er-y-thing.


"What was the risk ratio found by Thompson et al on tics and vaccines. How would you, being the renowned epidemiologist that you are John, explain the risk of tics to a pregnant woman? Would you tell her that her child is certain to get tics, somewhat certain to get tics, a little bit certain."

According to CDC immunization safety division epidemiologist, William Thompson, on page 13 of _Vaccine Whistleblower..._, "...vaccines cause tics. We replicated that. The Barile article replicated that and showed that once you took into account the number of tests and reduced them down to constructs, the one thing you couldn't get to go away was the tic effect."

Then on page 23, later on in the transcript from the same phone call of May 8, 2014, Thompson is advising Hooker on how to get the message out that vaccines cause tics:

"Talk to people about how to market this fact that thimerosol causes tics. It's a marketing thing. It is all about marketing. And you have to learn, how do you get a message out? And I'm telling you, if you take autism out of it, you will get that message out. And once you get that message out, do you think a pregnant mother would take a vaccine that they knew caused tics?

Dr. Hooker: Absolutely not!

Dr. Thompson: Absolutely not! I would never give my wife a vaccine that I thought caused tics."

So according to Thompson, the message to pregnant women is that vaccines cause tics. Period.


"In the end we can figure out the science of vaccines if given a chance, but we dont know if we will ever figure out why some human beings , including doctors, dont seem to care about children who suffer and even die."

A weighty sentence. Thank you, Ms Misra.


"If some day, you or any other human being has a baby you would naturally like to protect that child from possible harm. You can only do that if you have knowledge."

Oh, I forgot. Because I don't have a child, I must not know about science. I guess all these degrees and all the work toward the doctorate must not be teaching me anything. Better stick to Google U and Autism One conferences to learn "the truth," right?

"btw are parents told thimerosal vaccines given to pregnant women and to infants in the flu shot are likely to give their children tics?"

How likely, John? Very likely? Highly likely? What was the risk ratio found by Thompson et al on tics and vaccines. How would you, being the renowned epidemiologist that you are John, explain the risk of tics to a pregnant woman? Would you tell her that her child is certain to get tics, somewhat certain to get tics, a little bit certain.

Matilda R

It's interesting that an article titled "Immunotherapy Promising for intractable Epilepsy" shows immunotherapy helps reduce seizures. Seizures are a side effect of getting some vaccines, especially tetanus, MMR and DPT shots.

Cherry Misra

To Ren, To give clarity- Dr. Thompson has given details of two separate researches- one regarding Thimerosal causing tics and the other involving the MMR vaccine causing autism. These two researches should have lead to other studies, but instead the results were buried. Both of these research papers should have been followed up on with more research, rather than buried. If some day, you or any other human being has a baby you would naturally like to protect that child from possible harm. You can only do that if you have knowledge. There is also a possbility that there is a link between MMR and Thimerosal causing autism. I dont think that anyone has yet demonstrated that the MMR alone could cause autism, Or does the MMR only cause autism in those children who are already toxic with mercury in the brain? We need to know this. We need more research.
I, personally, have been disgusted with the medical- public health industry for at least 15 years, after I learned that they knew that mercury in vaccines was linked to tics and they did nothing about that. It was one of the first things they knew about Thimerosal. I once interacted with a family whose only child of 6 years, developed 3 severe tics and lost some speech ability after two Thimerosal vaccines. This was followed by a couple of devastating years for the family, as he made a slow recovery. In the end we can figure out the science of vaccines if given a chance, but we dont know if we will ever figure out why some human beings , including doctors, dont seem to care about children who suffer and even die.


Ren, There are so many toxic ingredients in vaccines that can cause damage, aluminum, human dna, and mono sodium glutamate in MMR which can prime the glutamate receptors in the brain to become overly sensitive to glutamate (an excitotoxin) and lead to dysfunction. I don't know why there's so much talk about just one dangerous ingredient in vaccines (thimerosal) when they are chock full of so much brain damaging and cancer causing crap it's unbelievable !


Does anyone know much about the three different types of aluminium salts?


Tics are four times as common in kids with autism, according to the discussion between Hooker and Thompson.

Hooker told Thompson that he would give him the heads-up before he went public. Is there some reason to think he didn't do that?

John Stone


No there isn't any doubt about who outed William Thompson last August. I am not sure I agree with James that it would have made any difference if it had been at some other time, and in fact Thompson had already made the break months earlier, but he did not care about the mainstream media, which he despised (and expected nothing from), all of which you can read in the book.

Also, it is not some mystery why we should be interested in thimerosal and tics (btw are parents told thimerosal vaccines given to pregnant women and to infants in the flu shot are likely to give their children tics?) because, apart from the association betweeen tics and autism) it is indicative of how the CDC conducts itself. No negative data must get in the way of policy.

Another indicator is placing people like you as surrogates on blogs to create unpleasantness and confusion.



"Had someone not blown the whistle on the CDC whistleblower last August 2014, Thompson would have divulged a lot more."

Who blew the whistle on him? I thought it was Andrew and Brian who blew outed him? Am I wrong? Someone else outed him?

And what's all the fuss about thimerosal and tics if the so-called evidence is about MMR (which never had thimerosal) and autism? (Oh, that's right. It's the vaccines.)

Looking forward to this comment not being posted, or, if it is, for all of you to attack me.

I'm ready. ;-)


John Stone mentions "really don't want to know syndrome" in a comment.

Reminds me of the cancer cluster in Fallon, Nevada, some years back.

The CDC sent two young, not very experienced "scientists" to look into the possibility of a cancer cluster. But remember, there were CDC folk who -- surreptitiously -- boasted about being "cluster busters."

The basis of the problem was, as "scientists" like to say, multi-factorial.

Mercury coming down from gold mining operations a hundred years before; getting into riverbanks and lakebeds, into fish and so on.

Think about the very recent toxic spill near Silverton on the Animas River in Colorado. (And the EPA caused it!) There was gold mmining in the Colorado mountains; also silver, copper, who knows wwhat else. Back in the Sierras, back in the day, what kinds of toxic substances were the Forty-Niners leaving behind?

There was arsenic. Granite mountains will naturally spall off, over the centuries, and the arsenic that is in the granite will dissolve into rivers and streams. The water supply for Fallon had arsenic that was pretty much off the charts.

The state of New Hampshire is known as The Granite State, but they might as well be The Arsenic State. And Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the Sandia mountains shedding arsenic into their (few) rivers and streams. Used to have the highest level of arsenic in the country, at one time. (Does it still?)

Then there was cobalt -- eventually someone (in the PRIVATE sector) identified a toxic plume emanating from an industrial plant. The plume contained cobalt from manufacturing.

Add to that, the tungsten. Someone at the University of Arizona did work -- at one point identifying amounts of tungsten in the atmosphere, from tree rings.

Eventually the town somehow managed to find the money for a new water-treatment plant; much less arsenic. Publicity died down -- does anyone know if the cancer rate(s) went down?

And now, here's the point. Even with children -- especially -- getting cancer and dying. And lots of older people with various cancers. There were plenty of local folks who DIDN'T WANT anything to be discovered . . . because Fallon has an Air Force base. And the possibility of leaking jet fuel getting into the water supply was one more potential culprit.

With regard to vaccines, there are many, many employees whose paychecks depend on the whole rotten structure remaining standing.

They aren't willing to bite the hand that feeds them. Further, they are willing to look the other way, even when they're feeling uneasy and queasy.

Anita donnelly

Idea: anyone here in Congresswoman Barbara Lee's Congressional district (in Oakland San Leandro etc CA)? She was outspoken on agent orange and might find this tie in plus the MMR -African American baby tie ins , very compelling reasons to join with Mr Posey on this. if you are in her district please consider contacting her ASAP on this.

John Stone


An interesting point is that William Thompson enjoys the full protection of the law while he remains in post, and in fact he had obtained this protection by the time of the second telephone call to Brian Hooker, or perhaps even before that. A question might be whether this would remain the case if he decided to take the option of giving public interviews - as has been suggested by a couple of journalists - rather than appear in Congress under oath.

Anita donnelly

I don't get the comment about how outing the whistleblower too early changed what he could say. Given what happened to dr Bradstreet and the fact that accidental and unexpected medical issues happen all the time we may have had nothing had he not been "outed". If there is more to say say it. If there is more evidence to gather get it. He has nothing to lose and the prevention of countless brain I juries to gain.


One lie, two, many...

One lie too many...

Not exactly catching the title, but terrific article breaking new ground by advancing Agent Orange scandal, more. Thank you.

Bob Moffitt

@ James

The point I was trying to make .. albeit poorly .. is the comparison of the NYCPD's corruption prior to the Knapp Commission .. at the highest levels .. was so comfortable with corruption ... many of them sharing in the corrupt rationalization of "victimless crime" proceeds .. that honest officers quickly learned to either "join in" or else remain "silent" .. because resisting or speaking out about the corruption .. would severely limit future opportunities to advance one's career.

In other words .. the honest officers were deemed not "trustworthy" .. instead .. rewards in assignments went to those who "joined in" .. which was quickly realized by rookies as the quickest way to acceptance and opportunity.

I suspect that same warped "risk - reward" standard would apply to ANY organization or institution .. including the CDC.

Consider .. that anyone would expect .. or even worse .. assume .. that CDC researchers would voluntarily "join in" the manipulation and destruction of critical research is an indication of an institution ... just like the NYCPD prior to Knapp .. corrupted at the highest levels of supervisory responsibilities.

I also think it safe to "assume" today .. that William Thompson is no longer considered "trustworthy" by the CDC .. and .. his most recent assignments are likely to be determined by a CDC that has suddenly become aware of how "untrustworthy" he has become.


If Dr. William Thompson ever regrets giving it all up - keep in mind what Eastern Kentucky looks like and carry on.


"Had someone not blown the whistle on the CDC whistleblower last August 2014, Thompson would have divulged a lot more."



'I really don't want to know syndrome'

Applies to doctors, go along to get along "scientists" and the rest of the public in denial.


By the second phone call Dr. Thompson has already gotten a lawyer. Later in that same conversation he refers to "this whistleblower lawyer," presumably the same person.

I know that one of the things that struck me about these conversations was Dr. Thompson's assumption that Dr. Hooker would go public soon. It seemed to me that Thompson wanted him to.

Clearly things were coming to a head:

DR. THOMPSON:"....Ya know, I was yelling at Marshalyn this week, I mean, Marshalyn and I were...WHOOOO! I was I suggested I resign and um is like that type of stuff going on right now. The whole place is a big pressure cooker...."

John Stone


We are left with what happens whe the state becomes so streamlined in its bad habits that it can never be held to account. Beyond the corruption is perhaps even the terror of what you will find if you take a peek ('I really don't want to know syndrome'). I suspect that is what infects are politicians as much as anything - perhaps cowardice even more than greed?

James Grundvig

1970s NYPD corruption is a metaphor. And it is an apt one. I wasn't comparing degrees of corruption, one to the other. Merely, that government (federal, state, local) has been down this road countless times. The metaphor worked. But you bring up a good point. Where is the Knapp Commission investigating the CDC?

Sophie Scholl


Uprising Against HPV Vaccine Mandate Sweeps Rhode Island

by Alex Newman | Guest Writer

Published August 27, 2015 | Vaccination, Advocacy


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“The parents have the right to make the choice for their family, and if they feel it is not appropriate for their family, they should be able to simply say no.” — Aimee Gardiner, Rhode Islanders Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations

Rhode Island health bureaucrats are facing an uprising among parents, lawmakers, and even some doctors after issuing a deeply controversial vaccine mandate last month. Unless it is reversed, the decree purports to require that all 7th grade students, generally about 11-years old, be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease (STD) prior to starting school in September. Despite making headlines nationwide amid growing protests and public outrage about what critics say is an attack on parental rights, state officials reportedly have no plans to back down on the HPV shot. Neither do activists, though, and state lawmakers are already vowing to take action.

Leading the public outcry against the mandate is the recently formed grassroots group Rhode Islanders Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations. In a statement to The New American, Aimee Gardiner, co-leader of the organization, said the goal was to protect parental and civil rights. “Mandating a vaccine that is attached to school attendance that is not a public health threat or transferable in the classroom is not okay,” she said. “It is bad public policy, and it is a bad use of power from the Rhode Island Department of Health.”

Bob Moffitt

".....directed its own epidemiologists to “find nothing,” as in no association between vaccines and autism, one could say that it was an anomaly of corruption, much the way the New York City Police Dept. limped through its corrupt days of the early 1970s."

I was rookie NYCPD officer during those dark days of wide-spread "corruption" .. exposed by the independent Knapp Commission .. causing great shame and embarrassment for ALL officers .. the great number of honest officers like myself .. as well as those who were corrupt to their very core.

However ... looking back and offering no excuse for their dishonorable service .. I cannot compare those corrupt officers .. who for the most part took money while providing "protection" for traffic infractions, gambling or prostitution .. their rationalization being those were "victimless crimes between consenting adults" .. with what I have come to believe is the very same institutional climate of personal corruption that pervades the CDC today.

After all .. times and opportunities change .. it being one thing in the old days to rationalize the protection of "gambling and prostitution" .. and .. would be a much higher level of criminal corruption for law enforcement officers to attempt to rationalize protecting today's "drug dealer or cartel" .. as purveyors of "victimless crimes".

Having said all that .. in my opinion .. the CDC at the highest levels .. just as the NYCPD prior to Knapp .. must be pretty confident their institution is so morally and ethically bankrupt .. everyone involved would "stay silent" while critical research warning of a greater risk for autism in black American children is gathered together .. placed in garbage bags .. knowing it will be destroyed instead of acted upon.

How in God's name can anyone "rationalize" that?

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