By Jessica Wapner
Vaccine skepticism, the position that immunizations could be tied to autism and other problems and that health officials have either hidden evidence or not conducted rigorous enough investigations, has been emboldened under the Trump administration. Numerous studies have uncovered no link between vaccines and autism or any other chronic condition. Despite that data, many individuals have remained doubtful of the safety of vaccines, many of which prevent otherwise fatal diseases. Trump has publicly questioned the safety of vaccines, and earlier this year he met with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who has called vaccine research into question. ...
The CDC is the federal agency charged with protecting the health of Americans and also monitoring health threats abroad. The agency oversees current and emerging infectious diseases, immunizations, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, birth defects, injury prevention and control, environmental health concerns and chronic diseases, among many other areas. The CDC received $891 million in federal funding in 2016 that included more than $300 million for vaccine programs. The last CDC director, Tom Frieden, resigned in January and Anne Schuchat, who first joined the CDC in 1998, has been serving as deputy director since then.
There is a universal blackout by the press of any coverage involving the scandals at the CDC. That's why we never hear about the shoddy, pharma-funded studies, the William Thompson story of scientific fraud, or the criminal charges against Poul Thorsen. Notice the dismissive statement about "hidden evidence."
Jessica Wapner may be paid to pretend to write about the vaccine controversy, but the public is learning the truth despite the cover-up by the mainstream media.
My posted comment:
Notice Jessica Wapner’s cryptic summary of the vaccine debate. She describes “vaccine skepticism” as “the position that immunizations could be tied to autism and other problems and that health officials have either hidden evidence or not conducted rigorous enough investigations.”
“…hidden evidence …”???
Is Wapner referring to the mounting scandals involving the vaccine division at the CDC that the new director will have to deal with?
Members of the mainstream media refuse to address any of the charges of corruption and cover-up at the CDC. That’s why the general public never learns about…
….the fact that in 2008 it was revealed that medical experts at HHS conceded the vaccine injury case of Hannah Poling, a young girl in Georgia whose autism was induced by the nine vaccines she received in one doctor’s visit. Immediately following this news, Hannah Poling’s name was never again mentioned in the news.
…that in 2010 we learned about Dr. Poul Thorsen, a Danish researcher hired by the CDC whose studies on vaccine safety have been called into question, and he is under federal indictment for falsifying documents and embezzling $2 million from the CDC.
…that in 2011 Pace University Law Review published research that showed the federal government had quietly compensated over 80 cases of vaccine-induced autism, all the while the CDC denied any connection.
…that in 2014, it was revealed that top CDC vaccine researcher Dr. William Thompson stated that his superiors ordered him to destroy findings that showed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. In 2015 U.S. Rep Bill Posey went before the House and pleaded with members to hold hearings on Thompson. So far, no committee wants to investigate.
Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism