CDC Sponsored MMR Study Supports Wakefield’s findings
On May 26, 2016, Rohde and Conte published their 4th report on the movie “VAXXED”.
The report was titled “Did the CDC Censor Vaxxed? Or Did the CDC’s Proxies Do It for them? Columbia University’s Dilemma.”
The report and related comments were most informative and readers should review them in order to appreciate the role Professor Ian Lipkin of Columbia University played recently.
Dr. Lipkin's dislike of Dr. Andrew Wakefield is not new. In 2008, Dr. Lipkin co-authored a CDC- AAP sponsored report that I carefully reviewed and critiqued on September 12, 2008. My critique was to be published on Monday September 15, 2008 on the Vaccine Autoimmunity Project (VAP) web site but … it never was, because some time during the weekend, the web site was hacked and destroyed.
Two British vaccine information sites published my review but it was never widely distributed in the United States until today.
It should be mentioned that although Dr. Lipkin was listed last on the 2008 publication, he actually conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, obtained the funding, supervised the study and critically revised the manuscript.
Larry K. Pickering, MD, Advisor to the Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics was responsible for the study oversight. He also helped conceive and design the experiments and he critically revised the manuscript.
Following is my original review of the 2008 PLoS ONE Research Article by Hornig et al.
CDC sponsored MMR study supports Wakefield’s findings
The CDC tried again and failed again…But this time, it validated Andrew Wakefield’s findings.
A study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and funded by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) was published on PLoS ONE on September 4, 2008.
PLoS ONE, an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication by the Public Library of Science features reports of original science and medicine research.
The recent CDC-sponsored publication was titled “Lack of Association between Measles Virus Vaccine and Autism with Enteropathy: A Case-Control Study.” It described research conducted at Columbia and Harvard Universities and findings from three renowned laboratories.
Read the full post at Vaccination News.
You bring up some great points, as usual.
What Dr. Wakefield's many attackers seem to forget to this day is that in 1993, Wakefield and Colleagues reported "Evidence of persistent measles virus infection in Crohn's disease”. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8492105
It was this discovery that led a very bright Mom to think that may be, just may be, an attenuated measles live virus in a recent vaccination could have caused her son’s severe GI Disorder and chronologically related autism. Her son is of course “Case 1” in Wakefield’s 1998 Lancet publication that should have reasonably never been retracted, in order to allow decent and honest discussion (and may be research) to go on.
Fast forward to 2014: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 …”
Posted by: Ed Yazbak | September 08, 2016 at 09:05 AM
"Intrigued, I reviewed the literature and discovered that quite often when Dr. Wakefield or a supporter published a paper, Dr. Afzal published one of his own, shortly thereafter.
Wakefield and colleagues reported interesting findings and predictably Dr. Afzal always reported finding N O T H I N G, immensely pleasing the U. K. DOH and the vaccine manufacturers."
That's the game, isn't it? I found that pattern in spades when I did the EMF health effects study. I would identify a paper that initially reported an adverse effect. Then, a year or so later, I found multiple researchers had published studies showing they did not find the effect. When I did the research for the eBook, I would find that pattern for a wide range of substances.
The range of findings of these studies does not allow a consensus on potential harm of different substances, and effectively blocks policy from being generated that would restrict implementation of those substances. And, it is difficult to refute any of the studies, unless one has a lab and can replicate such studies credibly. Given that many potentially harmful substances make significant impacts only in concert with other toxic substances, the results can be 'torqued' by varying the parameters of the other members of the combination. So, the sponsors who desire a specific outcome, and have the 'deep pockets' to fund multiple studies, will almost always 'win' given the playing field imbalance. That's why I believe the only possibility of overcoming this imbalance is to change the playing field and the rules of the game!
Posted by: Ronald Kostoff | September 07, 2016 at 08:57 PM
It was not of course what the CDC paper found, it was what the CDC paper didn't find, and what its authors hid.
Posted by: John Stone | September 07, 2016 at 05:51 PM
Can someone please explain in laymans terms what the CDC sponsored paper actually finds, and how it supports Wakefield's earlier findings......Thanks in Advance.
Posted by: John Leman | September 07, 2016 at 04:56 PM
Exactly. Following the MMR shot some children develop GI problems and some GI problems PLUS autism. And some of each group have the measles virus in their systems long after it was supposed to clear. The GI only group were called "contols". Never understood what they were controlling for. Sample size tiny.
We never got away with this kind of study design in sociology--proving the "wanna be" social sciences try harder.
Posted by: Anna Quandt | June 10, 2016 at 12:06 PM
Vaccine Autoimmunity Project was hacked --it is a wonder that all sites about vaccine safety are - all not hacked . You can not find any of these sights by just typing in vaccine injury, or vaccine autism -it always takes you to the CDC wedsites first or wiki, and we all know how wiki is bought.
It takes a lot of persistence to finally get to the underbelly of the vaccine resistance on the internet.
Sigh; I was, and still am to my personal dislike and dismay; such a rule follower, and have been all my life. I bet everyone here knows how hard it is to get your mind wrapped around just how bad - evil certain individuals in really high positions can really be. I do hope and think that in the general population there are more good souls that if in any position of power would take it with a heavy responsibility to do the right thing than what we seem to be plagued with now in government positions. I keep thinking that perhaps it is just these despicable types of people that gravitate to government positions? Especially to the medical federal agencies or even to corporate medicine? They are behind such - horrible injuries that have occurred; brain injuries which - is close behind -- the worse outcome death. .
Hmmm Vasculitis - in the GI at the bases of Crohn's -- always it seems to come down to vasculitis. It was vasculitis in DPT induced Kawasakis for my daughter, it is vasculitis for the Gardisil girls, reduced oxygen to my son's lower heart chamber and to his brain that left ischemia scares, vasculitis in the guts of MMR kids.
In the end will all these guys just walk away and get to sit around bragging during dinner parties that they were successful in life, and had impressive jobs with the NIH, FDA, or CDC or worked at medical universities, as they draw a big retirement?
I so hope not. There needs to be harsh examples made of them. That is why they are so brazen now - they have gotten away without doing a study -- a complaint given back in the 70s -- in the 70s there was a complaint that no study had been done in 40 whole %&#@ years if there was more harm done by the vaccine than by the actually disease of whooping cough.
No one was punished and made an example of then - so here was are - another 40 years has gone by - that gets us into 80 years of corruption soon to turn all of American into life lived as in the Appalachians coming soon as well really now and not 2032.
As Fox News every day talks about adult kids that just did not launch and are still living at home .
Posted by: Benedetta | June 10, 2016 at 11:46 AM
The authors of the CDC-sponsored publication stated that “The objective of this case-control study was to determine whether children with GI disturbances and autism are more likely than children with GI disturbances alone to have MV RNA and/or inflammation in bowel tissues and if autism and/or GI episode onset relate temporally to receipt of MMR. “
They seemed to have forgotten that in 1993, fifteen years earlier, Andrew Wakefield and colleagues from The Royal Free had reported: “… that measles virus is capable of causing persistent infection of the intestine and that Crohn's disease may be caused by a granulomatous vasculitis in response to this virus.”
[Evidence of persistent measles virus infection in Crohn’s disease.
It is indeed because of that publication that a very smart mother who noticed autistic regression and gastro-intestinal symptoms in her son following MMR vaccination went to Dr. Wakefield to request his assistance.
Posted by: Ed Yazbak | June 10, 2016 at 08:16 AM
That is so sad and infuriating.
Posted by: Anna Quandt | June 09, 2016 at 11:04 PM
I never understood the researchers' position on their results. Possibly years after MMR (or maybe from another's receipt of MMR?) we find two individuals with measles vaccine virus RNA in their bowel, one control with bowel disease and one with autism, so no worries? Is it already a quietly accepted possibility that MMR causes bowel disease or at least persistent infections, and/or perhaps that the MMR attenuated viruses are circulating through the population? Maybe I don't understand what was found exactly?
Posted by: Jeannette Bishop | June 09, 2016 at 04:18 PM
Had this article been published a year earlier, it would have changed "History" because it would have been admitted in evidence at the Cedillo hearing.
The Special Master was well aware of this study findings when he published the Cedillo decision.
Posted by: Ed Yazbak | June 09, 2016 at 04:09 PM
Thanks for your note
To complicate my life, there were several Drs. Afzal - in multiple specialties and writing on many subjects - all at the same time. Check Pub Med when you have a chance.
Obviously, you should not forget that on this side of the Atlantic, Fombonne "had landed in Montreal" and he and and his friends were pulling similar tricks in order to prove that Andy Wakefield was wrong. Things are much quieter since he left McGill.
Posted by: Ed Yazbak | June 09, 2016 at 02:45 PM
Thank you for this article. I tried twice to read and understand the Harvard/Columbia study --once when it first came out and more recently when it was discussed on this site. I could never make out what the authors thought they were studying and what they thought they found. Now I know: they found that the O'Leary laboratory results used by Wakefield were valid. Thank you.
Posted by: Anna Quandt | June 09, 2016 at 01:00 PM
"Wakefield and colleagues reported interesting findings and predictably Dr. Afzal always reported finding N O T H I N G, immensely pleasing the U. K. DOH and the vaccine manufacturers."
Dr Afzal sounds perfect for his official role as the U.K. DOH and vaccine manufacturers resident scientific magician .. able to turn real "science" into "NOTHING" .. by employing all the "sounds like science" means and methods of a "scientific magician" .. to make real "science disappear".
Dr Afzal appears to be a real life Bond type of character .. known as .. "DR NO".
Posted by: Bob Moffit | June 09, 2016 at 06:36 AM