Did the CDC Censor Vaxxed?
Decide for yourself - visit the VAXXED site to learn more about the movie and to purchase tickets.
By Louis Conte and Wayne Rohde
Did the Centers For Disease Control – an agency of the United States Government – direct the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), a not-for-profit organization to activate a panel of scientists, known as the Listserv, to pressure Robert Di Niro and the Tribeca Film Festival to remove VaXxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe from the film festival’s 2016 line up?
Did the CDC seek to have VaXxed censored because the film details research fraud within the CDC Vaccine Safety Division to alter results of the foundational research used by the government to deny the link between the MMR Vaccine and autism?
On 3/25/16, Robert Di Niro indicated that he and the Tribeca Film Festival team decided to pull VaXxed because of pressure from the scientific community.
“My intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family. But after reviewing it over the past few days with the Tribeca Film Festival team and others from the scientific community, we do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for.”
Statements made by Alison Singer in a 3/29/16 article in the Guardian are absolutely clear that the IAC supplied the pressure Di Niro was feeling:
“Four or five years ago we weren’t as well organized and people didn’t realize the importance of responding quickly and strongly,” said Alison Singer, the president of the Autism Science Foundation and a member of the IAC listserv.
“Today, we know that we have to respond to every incident however large or small, because if you leave any of these discredited theories unchallenged, it allows people to think that there’s something still to be discussed,” she said.
At the center of the network was a listserv group email list of more than 100 prominent individuals and science research bodies run out of the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) based in St Paul, Minnesota. According to the Guardian article, the “listserv acts as an early warning system that sounds the alarm whenever the potent conspiracy theory that autism can be caused by vaccination surfaces.”
The Guardian states “Through the listserv, conference calls were quickly organized among top scientists across the country to discuss how to respond to the news that what was seen as a scurrilous and misleading film was to be given a high-profile airing. Leading figures in the documentary world were also enlisted to add their objections to the showing of Vaxxed, the film directed by the disgraced former British doctor Andrew Wakefield.”
Having viewed VaXxed, the film is not about Andrew Wakefield or the retraction of his 1998 Lancet article describing a bowel syndrome in children with autism. While Wakefield directed it, VaXxed is about the disclosures of CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, alleging that the agency manipulated and destroyed data in the seminal research cited by the US government as proof that the MMR vaccine is not linked to autism. While Wakefield’s controversy was likely a factor in the CDC decision to study the MMR vaccine, a bigger factor was the filing of thousands of petitions in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) alleging MMR vaccine induced autism. In what would eventually become known as the Omnibus Autism Proceedings (OAP), the Secretary of Health and Human Services was facing billions of dollars in compensation claims.
The 2004 research that Thompson says was fraudulent, might have been critical to the families with claims in the OAP. VaXxed makes the point that the CDC’s fraud amounted to obstruction of justice.
William Thompson’s 8/27/14 statement on his concerns about his employer’s conduct in the 2004 MMR study is on the website of the attorneys he retained - Morgan-Verkamp (). Morgan-Verkamp is a well-regarded legal firm specializing in Whistleblower litigation.
“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.”
Omitting statistically significant information and altering the design of the study to bury the elevated risk of African-American boys developing autism due to the MMR vaccine is research fraud.
VaXxed details information Thompson gave to Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist and father of a child with autism. The film also features legally taped conversations between the two men where other serious allegations of misconduct within the CDC are disclosed.
Who is Alison Singer and what is her relationship to IAC and the CDC?
Alison Singer is mother of a child with autism and held a leadership position at Autism Speaks before starting the Autism Science Foundation (ASF). Dr. Paul Offit, who often acts a spokesman for vaccines, is on the ASF board. Essentially, Paul Offit is Singer’s boss. According to Inside Philanthropy, Singer is the Director of the ASF and serves on the external advisory board of the CDC’s Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.
Although serving as the spokesperson for the IAC listserv and a proponent of science, Singer is not a scientist. As Inside Philanthropy notes, she holds degrees in Economics and Business. While her directorship has placed her on prestigious boards and apparently christened her as spokesperson for the IAC Listserv, the Autism Science Foundation is a rather small organization: click here for recent IRS tax filing
Is Singer compensated for her activities by IAC?
Immunization Action Coalitions ties to the CDC?
While the IAC receives significant money from pharmaceutical companies – AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp., Pfizer, Inc., Sanofi Pasteur and Seqirus, the CDC - listed at the top of the page - is the biggest source of revenue for the IAC. This relationship is on-going as this spread sheet details.
This press release details a CDC grant award of 1.4 million dollars in 2011 – exactly the time frame that Alison Singer points to in the Guardian article for the beginning of the IAC Listserv.
The 10/25/11 IAC press release states: “This cooperative agreement will support three key current IAC functions: (1) creation and distribution of weekly editions of IAC Express to IAC's email subscribers; (2) publication of the feature "Ask the Experts," in which CDC and IAC immunization experts answer questions from vaccine providers; and (3) creation of new immunization education materials designed to respond to the needs of immunization providers, parents, and patients. Importantly, the new agreement also makes IAC the nation's central clearinghouse for Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) in languages other than English.”
Did the “Ask the Experts” panel become the IAC Listserv that pressured Di Niro to pull VaXxed from the Tribeca Film Festival? In other words, were CDC grant dollars diverted to promoting censorship of a film that was critical of the CDC?
If not, where did the resources for the IAC Listserv come from?
The Listserv is described by Singer as a sort of vaccinology rapid response team which is at the ready when “anti-vaccine groups” publicly link autism to vaccine injury. This would seem to explain the consistent use of key phrases that are commonly deployed by representatives of mainstream science in attacking those who question vaccine safety. The same phrases – “anti-vaccine”, “vaccine caused autism has been debunked”, “Andy Wakefield has been discredited”, etc. - the same parlance and the media endlessly repeats it.
These are the talking points of an organized group – the IAC Listserv.
The IAC Advisory Board – CDC connections?
The IAC Advisory Board is packed with high-power members of the vaccinology community – Dr. Stephen Cochi, Dr. Bruce Gellin, Dr. Neal A. Halsey, Dr. Samuel L. Katz, Elyse Olshen Kharbanda, Dr. Paul Offit, and Dr. Walter Orenstein, Dr. William Schafner, Dr. Anne Schuchat, Dr. Stanley A. Plotkin and Dr. Gregory A. Poland, among others.
The majority of the members of the Advisory Board are past or present employees of the CDC or have received grants from the CDC. Many have served on CDC boards. Virtually all of the members have regular business and professional relationships with the CDC.
Is it possible that members of the Advisory Board doubled as members of the Listserv? Did CDC employees or people receiving funding from the CDC pressure Di Niro to pull VaXxed?
Succeeding in pressuring artists to pull a film from a film festival is unprecedented. The Tribeca Film Festival features many controversial films this year and has done so in past years. That a panel of scientists – now known to be the IAC Listserv – actively sought to censor a film about scientific fraud is alarming.
It is absolutely clear that the Immunization Action Coalition receives financial support from the CDC. This not-for-profit ran a panel of unknown scientists who called for the censorship of a film that exposed alleged research fraud corruption in the CDC.
Did the 2011 CDC grant to establish a panel of experts evolve into the IAC Listserv? If not, where did the money to fund the Listserv’s activities come from?
Who are these scientists? Are they employees of the CDC? Were they acting on behalf of the CDC?
Did the CDC authorize the Immunization Action Coalition to censor VaXxed to protect itself? We will reach out to the IAC and others over the next few days to resolve some of these questions.
Louis Conte, author of The Autism War and co-author of Vaccine Injuries
Wayne Rohde, author of The Vaccine Court – Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
All books published by Skyhorse Publishing – New York City
Thank you for looking deeper into this.
I'm personally not sure the answer to "Who is Alison Singer..." can be easily obtained, but, to me, this tells much:
"... because if you leave any of these discredited theories unchallenged, it allows people to think that there’s something still to be discussed."
Posted by: Jeannette Bishop | April 06, 2016 at 11:11 AM
Population control via vaccination has been a covert operation of the WHO and all their attachments for decades. You can bet the same policies that are being applied to third world countries are also being used in the US and Europe. Contrary to what the MSM is showing the world-people in third world countries are not as trusting of government vaccine policies as it's presented. If they were they would not be killing government vaccine workers (the west is told it's the taliban doing the killing-not true),parents would not be hiding their children from government vaccine workers and parents would not be subjected to vaccination via gunpoint. These people are not going willingly to the slaughter like in the US where people have not woken up to the realities that are all around them when it comes to their government. This is a statement regarding the approval of Gardasil:
From the: Office of Inspector General: CDC Lax in Policing Advisors' Conflicts of Interest. The Journal of the American Medical Association 303. 5 412.
" Regarding corruption surrounding the recommendation of influenza vaccines; there are no restrictions with regard to conflicts of interest for the employees of the CDC or for those of the FDA (Kuehn, 2010). Each employee of either agency is allowed to own stock in drug companies. There is of course the revolving door. The most blatant example of revolving door corruption may be the action of the former director of the CDC, Julie Gerberding. Gererding blocked the CDC's planned retraction of their recommendation for HPV vaccine after significant numbers of girls had died or been rendered paralyzed by the HPV vaccine.
Soon after blocking the retraction, Gerberding was offered and took a position at Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, the world's best selling HPV vaccine, as head of Merck Vaccines Department (Reuters, 2009). It is a level of corruption that we would expect to see in only third world countries." Kuehn, B. (Feb 3, 2010).
The majority of the people in the US will never read this statement and if they did they live in such fear of a little germ or virus that billions over the centuries have survived, I wonder if they could grasp the gravity of it.
The ingredients in the vaccines do not prevent a woman from conceiving a child. It prevents the pregnancy from progressing beyond a certain gestational stage. This way it's not being traced back to the vaccine. It's really quite ingenious if it wasn't so insidious & evil.
-Rockefeller Anti-Fertility Vaccines Exposed
-Kissinger Report 2004
How U.S. foreign policy uses population control to exploit third world economies.http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/clo/clo_01kissingerreport.html
We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National auto determination practiced in past centuries.-- David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991
Between 1963 and 1965 more than 400,000 Colombian women were sterilized in a program funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. In Bolivia, a U.S. imposed population control program administered by the Peace Corps sterilized Quechua Indian women without their knowledge or consent...(Akwesasne Notes, 1977: 31). In 1967 the American Public Health Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists conducted a study and found that 54 percent of the teaching hospitals nation-wide "...made sterilization a requirement for winning approval for an abortion" (Weisbord, 1975: 155). A Look at the Indian Health Service Policy of Sterilization, 1972-1976 by Charles R. England
-‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/a-mass-sterilization-exercise-kenyan-doctors-find-anti-fertility-agent-in-u
-Bill Gates’ Temporary Sterilization Microchip In Beta Female Testing By End of Year: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/07/bill-gates-temporary-sterilization.html
-Vaccinate the World: Gates, Rockefeller Seek Global Population Reduction: http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2010/09/vaccinate-world-gates-rockefeller-seek.html
The earlier programs mentioned in the statement happened in Mexico in 1993 and 1974:
Who Attempted the Covert Sterilization of Mexican School Children with Vaccines in 1974?
and in the Philippines in 1994.
-Are New Vaccines Laced With Birth-Control Drugs?
There, women were given a five-part tetanus vaccination that was laced with Beta-HCG.
Dr. Wahome Ngare, a gynecologist, released the following statement to MaterCare International:
When challenged in South America in the early 1990’s about the tetanus vaccine used in their campaign being laced with HCG, WHO brushed off the claims as unfounded and asked for proof. When proof was provided by the Catholic based bodies in those countries, WHO claimed that the other components of the vaccine production process may have caused false positive results. When pushed further, they accepted that a few vaccines may have been contaminated with HCG during the production process. However, HCG is not a component nor is it used in the production of any vaccine let alone tetanus! It was only after antibodies against HCG were demonstrated in the women who were immunized with the laced tetanus vaccine that the matter was sealed. The immunized women have suffered multiple [spontaneous] abortions and some have remained sterile. Do we have to wait until this point before action is taken?
Were Tetanus Vaccines. Laced with Birth-Control Drugs?
Being male you may not key into this but if you have close female friends, ask them how many women they know who in the last 20 years have had 1-3 miscarriages before a live birth? I personally know 11 in the last decade-3 with 2 miscarriages before a live birth. Very telling.
Posted by: Danchi | April 06, 2016 at 10:21 AM
@ George Stevens
"Anyone know when I can purchase this movie on DVd. I have every intention of shipping copies to each one of my legislators. Seems like it should be done in every state."
Director Dr Wakefield, Producer Del Bigtree and Founder of Autism File Polley Tommey .. whose family and life experience played a major role throughout the film. These three individuals appeared after film to answer questions from the very appreciative audience and your question about purchasing a DVD was among the very first asked.
Mr Bigtree explained their effort is to get the film shown in major theaters all over the country .. because theaters lend a certain legitimacy to the documentary .. especially if they are well attended .. and .. many attending a theatre showing will be attending because of curiosity about subject they otherwise have no first-hand knowledge of .. which is exactly the audience the film is trying to reach.
(I hope I am paraphrasing Mr Bigtree's position accurately)
In any event .. Mr Bigtree continued to explain the DVD will be made available shortly AFTER the film has left the theatre arena.
(In my opinion .. I hope the film is shown in THEATRES for the next six months .. the DVD released 8 or 10 months down the road)
Hope this helps.
Posted by: Bob Moffit | April 06, 2016 at 06:50 AM
Vincent is this the way to go ?
Uganda passed a new law this month targeting parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.
“Anti-vaxxers” could face up to six months in prison in the central African nation of Uganda after claims by the Health Minister and others that a growing religious “cult” is preventing parents from having their children immunized.
The new law was signed by President Yoweri Museveni on March 10, but it wasn’t announced until this week.
The Immunization Act would require parents to have their children get shots for diseases such as measles, polio, tuberculosis and meningitis – or face jail time.
Posted by: Hans Litten | April 06, 2016 at 05:22 AM
The current Wisconsin Secretary of State, Doug La Follette, has written a book titled Survival Handbook: A Strategy for Saving Planet Earth in which he calls for population control, saying parents should be sterilized after having a maximum of two kids.
The book is conspicuously placed outside of his office in the basement of the Wisconsin state Capitol.
Doug Follette is a self-proclaimed American academic and environmental activist.
He ran in the 2012 Democratic primary during the special election to recall Governor Scott Walker.
For all of the attention liberals, Democrats and the mainstream media have given to old editorials penned by a Supreme Court candidate decades ago, they have for some reason managed to overlook applying that same scrutiny to the incumbent Secretary of State.
Posted by: Hans Litten | April 06, 2016 at 05:00 AM
Vincent Baby - (keeping kid healthy by intravenously pumping them with mercury , aluminium , formaldehyde , SV40 , squalene , polysorbate80 , HCG , animal dna , human dna , what else , the list goes on .)
Really vinny , really ? C'mon - you aren't a criminal or a thief - ARE YOU ?
Some light reading for Vinny Baby ,
Posted by: Hans Litten | April 06, 2016 at 04:54 AM
Re the radio show podcast that I just posted...
It does fit here because it is another example of censorship of information and putting profits before public health.
Posted by: Linda1 | April 06, 2016 at 01:39 AM
Not sure where to post this, but want to share this recent radio show podcast of Green Street Radio interviewing Dr. Joel Moskowitz:
"Wireless Radiation: What Scientists Know and You Don’t with Dr. Joel Moskowitz
Cell phones, tablets, cordless phones, laptop computers, baby monitors and wireless routers have become so ubiquitous in our modern world we don’t even think about the fact that they all emit radio-frequency radiation, also called wireless radiation. If we could actually see wireless radiation in the air in the same way we see visible light, we’d see an increasingly dense web of electromagnetic smog that envelops us pretty much everywhere we go.
Dr. Joel Moskowitz is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Visit his web site at www.saferEMR.com."
(scroll down to this show - there is also a show with Dr. Herbert about autism)
Posted by: Linda1 | April 06, 2016 at 12:19 AM
"why attach Andrew Wakefield's name as Director?"
Because he directed the film. If he hides, they have won. He did not let them intimidate him. He has promised that he is not going away. Good for him and good for mankind.
It would not have mattered whose name was on the film. If it threatened the CDC/Pharma, it and anyone connected with it would have been viciously attacked.
Posted by: Linda1 | April 05, 2016 at 10:10 PM
It seems that Dr. Ianelli would prefer not to consider what Congressman Posey on the US House Floor on July 29, 2015 said. The Honorable Congressman quoted the following from a statement released in August 2014 by Dr. William Thompson a senior scientist at the CDC:
‘‘I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the Journal of Pediatrics…All the authors and I met and decided sometime between August and September 2002 not to report any race effects for the paper. Sometime soon after the meeting, where we decided to exclude reporting any race effects, the coauthors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. The remaining four coauthors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can. However, because I assumed it was illegal and would violate both FOIA and DOJ requests, I kept hard copies of all documents in my office, and I retained all associated computer files. I believe we intentionally withheld controversial findings from the final draft of the Pediatrics paper.”
See page H5602 at https://www.congress.gov/crec/2015/07/29/CREC-2015-07-29.pdf .
Posted by: Jim Thompson | April 05, 2016 at 10:05 PM
Linda1, thank you for the heads-up on the Del Bigtree interview on www.wbai.org! Phenomenal interview. He is sensible, passionate and articulate. Under the "Listen" button, you can replay previously aired interviews, so everyone can still listen to it.
Posted by: PANDAS Mom | April 05, 2016 at 09:10 PM
The hubris of these people... and in broad daylight. The truth will out in time. Of course,'Now' was a good time with Vaxxed at Tribeca. Let me say, no one has more regard for Andrew Wakefield than I do - however, the Thompson Tapes were mishandled. The enlightened Autism community here is huge and disproportionately affluent. Why has no one built the Media Machine? A machine to fund Wakefield's appeal, sell the movie(s) and make "the case" as full counterweight to this Listserv BS. Like Deer, Offit and Mnookin, they're not saavy. They're just the only ones in the (Big) arena. I've been in communications for 40 years, I've never witnessed the Media become so Utterly Unhinged in mauling Andy Wakefield in Jan. 2011... ever, with anything. So then clearly, August 2014 being a while ago, the Thompson revelation needed a far bolder strategy. And with Vaxxed, why attach Andrew Wakefield's name as Director? Even if directed every second of it, why? A powerful 'other' party should have been in place to stickhandle around the Media obstacle course. Will Tribeca's cowardly complicity backfire for these deceitful dunderheads.? Will the censorship propel the film even higher? Maybe.
Let's hope so.
Posted by: Art of Autism | April 05, 2016 at 09:05 PM
Anyone know when I can purchase this movie on DVd. I have every intention of shipping copies to each one of my legislators. Seems like it should be done in every state.
Posted by: George stevens | April 05, 2016 at 07:59 PM
Sociopaths will find a way to cash in on their misfortune.
Posted by: Linda1 | April 05, 2016 at 06:29 PM
Just some interesting information: Medscape 2016 Physician Compensation Report
Note on page 17 the % of doctors who are satisfied with their career:
Posted by: Linda1 | April 05, 2016 at 06:07 PM
Singer is pretty much like that isn't she? She plotted with Insel to reverse an IACC vote to give money investigate the possible environmental sources of autism including vaccines, acting on her own (though she was supposed to be representing Autism Speaks), and when AS sacked her in exceptional moment of honour, she rushed off to found Autism Science Foundation with Paul Offit - the nation's main vaccine advocate.
Posted by: John Stone | April 05, 2016 at 06:05 PM
Is Singer the Poul Thorsen version of a parent? Shame, shame if she is. That would be bad company.
Posted by: James Grundvig | April 05, 2016 at 05:43 PM
Alison Singer is like many parents who simply can't live with the fact that they could've known better, that they trusted people they shouldn't have, that they stuffed their own powerful maternal intuitions and traded them for a paternalistic, profit driven system, and that their children are permanently disabled (or dead) as a result. These parents often become fierce advocates for "science" that they don't understand and never will. Why? Because it's just too painful for them to accept any blame. Though they are as heartbroken as any of us are whose kids were vaccine injured, they choose the other path, a path of ego, arrogance, ignorance, blindness, and whatever it takes to keep that horror out of their hearts that maybe it didn't have to happen. The difference between Alison and parents like me is I understand it is not my fault, and she doesn't. It's our government's fault, the American Academy of Pediatric's fault, the CDC's fault, and the pharmaceutical industry's fault. They know it, we know it, and parents like Alison Singer are just pawns in their game. She is one of the puppets, manipulated; they play off her fear and self loathing for letting others harm her kid when she thought she was being a good, smart mom. We all thought that, Alison. We all trusted "the science". It was bought and paid for. The saddest part is that our pediatricians are pharma-owned hook line and sinker, so completely that they don't even wonder why more than half the kids they see have asthma, autism, allergies, FPIES, growth failure, feeding tubes, anxiety, learning disabilities, mood disorders, reflux, don't talk til age three, can't potty train til age five, don't walk til they're nearly two... etc etc etc How can they not notice that it wasn't like this just 30 years ago? Where is THEIR outrage?
Posted by: Judy Converse MPH RD LD | April 05, 2016 at 04:26 PM
Del Bigtree tonight on NY's Green Street Radio:
"Tonight at 8:00 Eastern time on WBAI-FM,
99.5 in New York and streaming live
around the world at www.wbai.org"
"The verdict is in: vaccines are completely safe.
Or are they?
Last week an award-winning documentary film about the vaccine controversy was abruptly pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival. The film "Vaxxed" features interviews with medical doctors and CDC whistle-blowers who shed light on what really happened when independent scientists suggested there might be a link between MMR vaccines and autism.
What did those scientists really say about vaccines? (Answer: they support the concept of vaccines.) What did the CDC's own data show? (Answer: that there was strong evidence of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.) And what happened after that? (Answer: data was altered to eliminate the link, doctors were stripped of their licenses, and state lawmakers were pressured to pass new laws mandating vaccines for children.)
Tonight on Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome the film's producer, Del Bigtree, and discuss with him the strange and disturbing story behind the massive campaign to discredit scientists and cut off any discussion regarding the safety of vaccines.
What you hear tonight should give you pause. Please tune in."
Posted by: Linda1 | April 05, 2016 at 04:11 PM
Thank you Linda1 for that info on Dr. Ianelli.
As someone who once put way too much trust in pediatrician's advice and opinions to my own child's expense, and now can't stomach them because most have all but turned their backs on our children-he really rubs me the wrong way. He's one of the biggest frigging cheerleaders for vaccines. At least he is making money writing about vaccines when he's not poisoning kids with them. It makes sense. 90k is a nice little side income.
Posted by: Andrea | April 05, 2016 at 03:45 PM
"I'm sure that movie will leave out the fact that all of the transcripts have been released and don't actually reveal any evidence a CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY WITHIN THE CDC."
The article in your Web link contains the following statement:
"For those hoping for an exciting look into CDC malfeasance, sorry to disappoint you. Not only is it not present here, but these documents are very mundane and repetitive. Many people seem to think there will be evidence that the CDC are covering up. No “Vaccines cause autism! How do we cover this up”. Nothing like it. Wakefield and Hooker have already cherry picked–and misrepresented–whatever they could to “best” make their case."
That is the judgment of the author of the linked article. It neither proves nor disproves a criminal conspiracy within the CDC, or any other organization. In order to address whether any crimes have been committed, some sort of formal investigative procedure/adversarial procedure would have to be conducted. The papers turned over by Posey to the author, any other papers relevant to the discussion, and statements from relevant witnesses, would have to be included in any investigation. I'm not sure who would be most appropriate or would have jurisdiction: a Court of Law, the Justice Department; US Congress Oversight Committee, etc. I'd like to see all three get involved.
Posted by: Ronald Kostoff | April 05, 2016 at 03:39 PM
Thank you, Louis and Wayne, for yet another EXCELLENT article reflecting true investigative journalism. You two are a dynamite duo who excel at exposing the vast and gross underbelly of our nation's vaccine program, including the evil ones who keep it propped up and expanding at the grievous expense of our children, and of all humans.
I hope to incorporate that which you have written about here into my interview with Jeanie Keltner tomorrow. Jeanie is a N CA radio and TV personality who is passionate about getting the truth out there, especially the many truths that our bought MSM refuse to cover, with a newfound passion for exposing the non-stop and prolific propaganda regarding vaccinations, the unbelievable corruption underlying our nation's vaccine program, the un-Constitutional removal of our rights to make vaccination decisions, and the willful ignorance and/or complete corruptness of the many vaccine profiteers.
For those who are interested to tune in tomorrow (Wed., 4/6), the interview will be from 12:00-1:00pm PST. For those in the Sacramento area, you can tune in to 89.5 FM. For others, you can stream it live at KVMR's website. Hope many of you will be able to tune in tomorrow!
KVMR FM 89.5
To listen to my other interviews with Jeanie, here are the links:
https://youtu.be/2yFC86tlZaE (TV interview with Jeanie Keltner, with YouTube video thanks to Josh Coleman)
https://youtu.be/0WeBVp9Rcts (First radio interview with Jeanie Keltner, with YouTube video thanks to Josh Coleman)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMcZUf8KWaE&feature=youtu.be (Second radio interview with Jeanie Keltner, with YouTube video thanks to Josh Coleman)
Posted by: Laura Hayes | April 05, 2016 at 02:39 PM
Vincent Iannelli, MD
left brain/right brain
Oh no he didn't!
Posted by: Danchi | April 05, 2016 at 02:31 PM
@ Vincent Iannelli, MD
"I'm sure that movie will leave out the fact that all of the transcripts have been released and don't actually reveal any evidence a CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY WITHIN THE CDC."
Hi Doc .. that would explain everything .. in fact .. the CDC should be grateful the Vaxxed crew offered them opportunity to appear in their film .. surprisingly .. ALL refused to comment.
Duh .. Maintaining SILENCE in the face of CRIMINAL ALLEGATIONS doesn't appear to be very good strategy .. especially now that the "transcripts" have become evidence in the only court that really matters .. THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION .. where INNOCENT PEOPLE eagerly go to regain TRUST in their professional careers.
In effect .. those numerous CDC officials who refused to defend themselves and their bureaucracy .. by participating in this film .. is no different than having them ... "Plead the Fifth Amendment" in a court of law.
Silly me .. but .. just for my own personal curiosity .. why would ANYONE .. let alone our country's most trusted public health bureaucracy .. now publicly accused of a CRIME .. choose to stay SILENT .. if as you say .. the "transcripts" don't reveal any evidence of a CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY?
After all .. we are talking about "official transcripts" .. which should easily be .. to use a term I am confident you are familiar with .. DEBUNKED.
Posted by: Bob Moffit | April 05, 2016 at 02:13 PM
is the standard of research that you advocate throwing data in the garbage can?
In the end , the facts matter.
Are kids being injured unnecessarily? Is it ethical to remove data, to protect, not a person, but a medicine?
I have not read the left brain article; I stopped giving them my traffic a while ago.
but, if there is a seriously pertinent fact in the article, please feel free to repeat it.
Children who are vaccine injured need a voice. And particularly when at least in California basic medical rights to refuse treatment have been taken away. If something is illegal to refuse, by the way, it is "forced'. Similarly, if a child is refused a state education without a vaccine, it is "forced"
Sophistry, by the way, is claiming that there is choice when mandates make refusal almost impossible.
If doctors no longer protect their patients from medical reactions, who will?
If no one acknowledges vaccine injury, there will never be a reason to make vaccines safer. And people will continue to be injured and die because of it.
Honestly if no matter the reaction or the consequence to the child, vaccines are to be injected, it is much cheaper for people to just to go to the local Walgreens.
I am noticing that trend already.
Posted by: Hera | April 05, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Maybe the Autism Media Channel's next expose could be on charlatans like you, who make their living deceiving the public in order to protect Pharma's profits?
Who pays you $90,000 a year?
"Dr. Iannelli is a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics...He is also the webmaster and creator of keepkidshealthy.com, a web site for medical and parenting advice."
"Keep Kids Healthy LLC...
Keep Kids Healthy is located in Dallas, Texas. This organization primarily operates in the Offices and Clinics of Medical Doctors business / industry within the Health Services sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 15 years. Keep Kids Healthy is estimated to generate $90,000 in annual revenues, and employs approximately 1 people at this single location."
Keep Kids Healthy LLC
3300 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
Contact: Vincent R Iannelli
Posted by: Linda1 | April 05, 2016 at 12:46 PM
This has echoes of the incident in 2007 when the Observer (Sunday sister newspaper to the Guardian) correctly reported ahead of the Wakefield GMC hearing an unpublished paper by Baron-Cohen et al which was showing autism was present at a likely rate of 1 in 58 in a population of 5-9 year-olds. An attack was led on the article by Fiona Fox of Science Media Centre, an industry lobby organisation probably also acting as a surrogate for the Department of Business. Fox chillingly records:
“.. the SMC reacted to the article primarily by coordinating a joint media statement by 14 institutions involved with child health and vaccination to back the safety of the jab which we issued to coincide with the GMC hearing. However I did also send a note to Denis Campbell, the journalist who wrote the article and a friendly contact of ours, to make sure he knew that the SMC was unable to defend the piece to the angry scientists who were contacting us. The result was an invitation to meet with him, the readers' editor and a variety of other Observer news editors at their offices. So, with two leading MMR experts at my side, I went to highlight the concerns.”
The attack was joined from within Guardian newspapers by "opinion leading" journalist Dr Ben Goldacre, the story was repudiated by Baron-Cohen, the article was retracted and the editor of the Observer sacked.
But less than a year later Baron-Cohen unveiled to an academic audience without media scrutiny that it was true all along:
"The prevalence estimate of known cases of ASC [autism spectrum conditions], using different methods of ascertainment converges around 1%. The ratio of known to unknown cases means that for every three known cases there are another two unknown cases.”
Of course, we have also seen the harassment of Jenny McCarthy and Katie Couric. These are of course not exercises in good science but institutional intimidation (the worst science).
Posted by: John Stone | April 05, 2016 at 12:37 PM
oh Vincent Iannelli, MD baby , you are back - why ?
And a link to lbrb - too funny - because no one here would ever go to that drivel .
Has VAXXED got you VEXXED ?
Posted by: Hans Litten | April 05, 2016 at 12:34 PM
Alison Singer says,
“if you leave any of these discredited theories unchallenged, it allows people to think that there’s something still to be discussed,”
I think what she meant to say was," if you leave any theories unchallenged, it allows people to think.”
That would have been more honest.
Posted by: Kathryn | April 05, 2016 at 12:28 PM
Seems like a law suit against a non profit organization such as IAC filled by the makers of Vaxed is in order. Plus would be another way for the lame stream media to keep rolling coverage of vaxxed if nothing else.
Posted by: George stevens | April 05, 2016 at 12:20 PM
You don't address anyone's criticisms of Vaxxed, but it does look like you have given Wakefield the idea for Vaxxed II.
I'm sure that movie will leave out the fact that all of the transcripts have been released and don't actually reveal any evidence a CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY WITHIN THE CDC.
Posted by: Vincent Iannelli, MD | April 05, 2016 at 12:01 PM
from AOA 2012 regarding Singer> She recently told CNN about her decision about giving MMR to her next child:
“I split the vaccine for my second daughter.”
Her second daughter now remains neurotypical. And the choice to vaccinate against measles, mumps and rubella separately seems not to have harmed Singer’s second daughter in any way. So Alison Singer not only followed Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s advice (and conceivably is benefiting from it), but was even an advocate for his cause in the popular press – at least in one instance.
Posted by: barbaraj | April 05, 2016 at 11:48 AM
Thank you so much for looking into this and writing about it.
Posted by: Twyla | April 05, 2016 at 11:42 AM
memory lane http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/02/alison-singer-autism-mom-pharma-wife.html
Posted by: barbaraj | April 05, 2016 at 11:40 AM
To avoid any miss understandings arising. Listserv is not the name of a group but simply a program that automatically handles subscription requests and e-mail delivery for members of a discussion group.
Immunization Action Coalition has two of these (appropriately named Listserv1 & Listserv2). The majority of professionals that have signed up to be on 'the' list 'think' that they are privy to all discussions. Blissfully unaware of anything that may shock them is on Listserv2.
Whilst we are focused on Vaccine safety let us not forget entirely, other pharmaceutical areas where safety issues are swept under the carpet with the help of Listserv.
David Healy (a professor of psychiatry) and a campaigner on drug safety, said of a different organisation who used them:
“This was not a listserv on which I was a participant. I only became aware of the contents some years later.” Page 3 of
His whole statement is 21 very detailed pages long. Yet, I think it is well worth the time and effort to compare the similarities of his experiences of pharmaceutical companies stalking academics with those of Dr. Andrew Wakefield.
Posted by: Paul Champion | April 05, 2016 at 10:15 AM
Allison Singer's charity organization has not filed taxes in two years?
Is that right?
SO, her organization is a front only; just so they can take her name and list it on paper somewhere to make a Listserv look like a big bad - group of experts?
Is that right?
Posted by: Benedetta | April 05, 2016 at 10:10 AM
So let me make sure I got this right?
The CDC has committed fraud.
Members of the public knows and has taken steps to bring this to light.
But all of Congress is bought and so nothing is happening.
So, "Some of - We the People" try to make everyone aware and make a film, but again the CDC protects it's own self by taking "We the People's" Tax dollars 1.4 million dollars and starts an organization of a bunch of "experts" - Listserv.
We fat Americans better get to understanding that that this is the same kind of human endeavor done many times through out human history and we better all be aware and do something.
Posted by: Benedetta | April 05, 2016 at 10:05 AM
I read the Guardian article a few days ago as online trolls were posting it as some sort of gospel as to why the film was censored but I didn't put all the players in their correct slots. Thank you for that Louis & Wayne. Question in my mind is: The CDC is a Federal Agency (so they say or lead people to believe)and if this act of sabotage/censoring can be traced back to anyone or any activity of the CDC, isn't the CDC violating the First Amendment and as a Federal agency should that not be investigated?
Posted by: Danchi | April 05, 2016 at 08:27 AM
By the way, I received this email from Walter Zahorodny in New Jersey about the ASD prevalence of one in 41. Walter Zahorodny worked with James Oleske, MD at UMDNJ.
Dear colleagues, The newest (2012) New Jersey and CDC-ADDM Network Autism prevalence estimates for school-age children were reported Friday, April 1. ASD prevalence in New Jersey was determined to be 24.6 per 1,000 (one in 41). Average ASD prevalence across all ADDM Network sites was 14.6 per 1,000 (one in 68). The complete scientific report is attached, as is the press release of the New Jersey Autism Study and a graphic describing the relation between ASD estimates from NJ and the ADDM Network.
For additional information, including the Community Report on the findings, please visit the NJ Autism Study website:
Posted by: Ray Gallup | April 05, 2016 at 07:45 AM
As stated in the article, Alison Singer is no scientist/doctor but a parent who used to belong to Autism Speaks and she along with her friend, Eric London broke away from Autism Speaks after making tons of money personally. Autism Speaks was Ms. Singer's and Mr. London's CASH COW until they set up their own so-called autism foundation called the Autism Science Foundation.
The Autism Science Foundation WILL NEVER FIND THE ANSWER TO AUTISM OR HELP FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN/ADULTS WITH AUTISM. They will be another autism organization that DOES NOTHING!!!! It is just there to enrich the members like Alison Singer and Eric London. Just another Autism CASH COW!!!! Nothing in the research that comes out of that organization will improve the lives of the poor children/adults with autism........GUARANTEED!!!!!
Their "scientific board" not only includes Eric London but Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, MD who once told me that the NIH research was the gold standard for autism research. When I asked him what disease did the NIH ever cure he had no answer to my question, because the answer was NONE!!!! So much for the NIH being the gold standard for autism!!!! Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, MD also enriched himself when he was at Autism Speaks. It is all about the MONEY and ENRICHING THEMSELVES!!!!!! It has nothing to do about stopping the autism epidemic, just to prolong the autism epidemic and MAKE PERSONAL WEALTH!!!!
Posted by: Ray Gallup | April 05, 2016 at 07:25 AM
"According to the Guardian article, the “listserv acts as an early warning system that sounds the alarm whenever the potent conspiracy theory that autism can be caused by vaccination surfaces.”
Even if Listserv members really believe THEY .. as SCIENTISTS .. have a responsibility to "sound the alarm" whenever the conspiracy theory that autism can be caused by vaccination surfaces .. had THEY actually viewed the film .. THEY would have known the film was NOT ABOUT a VACCINE-AUTISM CONSPIRACY .. indeed .. the entire purpose of the film was to get answers to serious allegations .. supported by volumes of evidence .. that allege a CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY WITHIN THE CDC ITSELF.
Predictably .. aided and abetted by usual "sock puppet" .. unreliable main stream media sources .. members of Listserv .. as well as the public at large .. have been duped into believing the film was about a "vaccine conspiracy" .. when in fact .. the film raises serious questions whether those prominent scientists and the public .. SHOULD OR CAN TRUST THE CDC EVER AGAIN?
Anyone who views the film will have to answer the following question for themselves .. as will the Congress and US Department of Justice.
DID THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE CDC COMMIT A CRIME BY FRAUDULENTLY MANIPULATING CRITICAL RESEARCH AND THEN COMPOUND THEIR CRIME BY CONSPIRING TO DESTROY ALL EVIDENCE OF THEIR FRAUD?
Posted by: Bob Moffit | April 05, 2016 at 07:04 AM