A year on from the first revelations of the Thompson tapes we have the opportunity to get to grips with them at first hand, and perhaps understand their meaning better. A crucial aspect of this history is just what an angry man William Thompson is, a man frequently scathing about colleagues (and about the mainstream media) who had placed the incriminating documents in the hands of Congressman Posey before any of the recorded telephone calls had taken place, and had applied for whistleblower status to protect him from professional reprisal. Reading it you can only imagine how indifferent he probably was to his public “outing” by Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield – it would come sooner or later. It might have waited more than a year with Bill Posey despairing of any help from his political colleagues making an end of term speech in Congress. No timing is perfect: a year on we are potentially much better organized to support Thompson and Posey. Maybe we have lost some momentum but we will just have to gain it again.
One thing is clear, Thompson never expected any help from the mainstream media: he understood just how bought out and corrupt they were. Above all this is a tale of public negligence. The politicians sit there like the three wise monkeys with the lobbies on their backs, and leave it to the professionals. The agencies – in this case the Centers for Disease Control - gain no credit for telling it like it is, the incompetent and the deceitful get preferment: it would be the same with the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency. In the end the harms of the system just build up because no one wants to know about them: they have been marginalized so they are assumed to be marginal: this is what the bureaucratic machine is good at doing. The mantra goes out “vaccines are safe” or “the benefits greatly outweigh the risks” (two incompatible statements in themselves) but how can you ever corroborate it if you wage war on the dissenter victims.
You could no doubt draw a flow diagram: the lobby bears a carrot and stick to the politicians, the politicians defer to their advisors who would gain no benefit from telling the truth and anyhow have a revolving door relationship with the industry, not to mention direct professional relationship through such bodies as the CDC Foundation and Task Force for Global Health: the system is as completely dysfunctional as Eisenhower once warned: why should we be surprised?
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded… in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific/ technological elite.
By Kent Heckenlively, Esq.
From Amazon: Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, “Senior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one holds them accountable.”
This book nullifies the government’s claims that “vaccines are safe and effective,” and reveals that the government rigged research to cover up the link between vaccines and autism. Scientific truth and the health of American children have been compromised to protect the vaccine program and the pharmaceutical industry.
The financial cost of the CDC’s corruption is staggering. The human cost is incalculable. Vaccine Whistleblower provides context to the implications of Thompson’s revelations and directs the reader to political action.
How does a reviewer start to write about a book detailing one of the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity? How does one begin the narrative of the violation of the public trust by highly-educated scientists whose job is to protect the health of our nation and our children? This is a shame that will last a thousand years.
When author and attorney, Kevin Barry, confronted these questions in his book, Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC, (scheduled for release on August 25, 2015, but you can probably get it a little earlier if you order on Amazon) he came up with a simple solution, based no doubt on his legal training. Let the guilty party, Dr. William Thompson, speak for himself. A great deal of this book is simply a transcript of four conversations recorded by Dr. Brian Hooker in which Dr. Thompson details how CDC scientists systematically buried any evidence of a link between vaccines (like the MMR) and autism.
From the introduction by Dr. Boyd Haley: Omitting data to cover up an undesirable outcome in order to reach a predetermined result is research fraud. Dr. Thompson strongly suggests that the CDC staff involved in vaccine safety withheld data to bury a connection between vaccine injury and autism.
If Dr. Thompson is correct, scientific truth was placed second to policy interests. The health of children was compromised to protect the vaccine program. The American public has been lied to and children have been unnecessarily injured due to the corruption of the CDC. The financial cost of the corruption to tax payers is staggering. The human cost in incalculable.
CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS NOW AND REQUEST THAT THEY READ THE #CDCwhistleblower DOCUMENTS!
One week ago, on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Bill Posey testified that CDC vaccine safety researcher Dr. William Thompson had reported to Posey's office that he was present for a meeting in which his colleagues destroyed data which demonstrated a clear link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Dr. Thompson, believing this to be illegal, retained copies of these documents and turned them over to Rep. Posey, along with thousands of others which reportedly show that the CDC has committed fraud in its vaccine safety research.
Rep. Posey has now offered this set of documents to any and all members of Congress for review.
From C-SPAN: REP. Bill Posey Calling for an Investigation of the CDC's MMR reasearch fraud
Rep. Bill Posey brings former CDC researcher and now Whistleblower, Dr. Bill Thompson's letter regarding significant files they omitted and destroyed to avoid reporting any significant race effects in their study.
To date there has been no response in the media or from members of Congress on this revelation.
It is time for us to tell our legislators to get in the game!
Contact your members of Congress and tell them to:
1.Request the documents from Bill Posey's office.
Breaking News (at 1hr 02mins 25seconds on the link):
THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. POSEY, FOR FIVE MINUTES.
MR. POSEY: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I RISE TODAY ON MATTERS OF RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY....
AofA's Adriana Gamondes took the time to prepare this unofficial transcript.
July 29th, 2015 House Morning Hour
Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) at 1:02:29 http://www.c-span.org/video/?327309-1/us-house-morning-hour&live=
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I arrive today on matters of research and scientific integrity.
To begin with, I am absolutely, resolutely pro-vaccine. Advancements in immunization have saved countless lives and have greatly benefited public health. That being said, it’s troubling to me that in a recent senate hearing on childhood vaccination, it was never mentioned that our government has paid out over three billion dollars through a vaccine injury compensation program for children who have been injured by vaccinations. Regardless of the subject matter, parents making decisions about their children’s health deserve to have the best information available to them. They should be able to count on federal agencies to tell them the truth.
Note: Complete contact info including Twitter @'s are at the end of this post.
It is time for us to write to Jason Chaffetz, the new Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to respectfully request that he move forward with holding hearings on Dr. William Thompson's admission that he participated in the cover up of links between vaccines and autism at the Centers for Disease Control.
We have learned from Dr. Thompson that a causal link between autism in black boys and the MMR vaccine, when given before age of three, was suppressed by CDC “higher-ups.” Through the use of a collection of unethical statistical tricks, these senior officials at CDC chose to publish “reassuring” findings when the honest result of their analysis showed clear links between early vaccination with MMR and autism risk, both in African American boys and children with “isolated” (meaning normal in all other respects) autism. Members of Congress have spent many months reviewing the documents that Dr. Thompson turned over, debating which committee had proper jurisdiction in the matter, and have settled on OGR. Now we begin the process of holding OGR to the task of investigating this 15-year-long national scandal in depth.
The Battle for California, Part 4 - The Nation of Islam and the Church of Scientology Join the Fight Against SB 277
Simpson University biology professor, Dr. Brian Hooker, never imagined he'd find himself on a stage with Robert Kennedy, Jr., a minister for the Nation of Islam, and all of it taking place in a sanctuary of the Church of Scientology Community Center in Los Angeles, CA. Such are the curious alliances that the fight against SB 277, the proposed law which would remove children from public schools based on their vaccination status, has created.
But perhaps he shouldn't have been so surprised. Things had been moving at a rapid pace in the past few weeks as the fight against SB 277 had gone into battle mode.
Dr. Hooker, Barry Segal, Eric Gladen, Shiloh Levine, and Robert Kennedy, Jr. had met with Minister Louis Farrakhan in Chicago during the Autism One Conference in late May and talked about the revelations of CDC whistle-blower, William Thompson that senior government scientists had concealed an increased incidence of autism in African-American males from earlier administration of the MMR shot. Farrakhan was deeply disturbed by the information.
Maybe it shouldn't have surprised Dr. Hooker to find himself at a United Methodist Church in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 listening to Minister Louis Farrakhan preach to an inter-faith audience of approximately 1,400 people. Near the end of his speech, Farrakhan called on the group to oppose SB 277 and urged them to call their Congressional representatives and demand that Dr. William Thompson be subpoeaned to appear before the American people and tell the truth about what had been done. Minister Farrakhan pledged to support this effort. On October 10, 2015 there will be a large march in Washington D. C. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. Two weeks later, on October 24, 2015, the Nation of Islam will lead a protest at the CDC demanding that Dr. Thompson appear before Congress.
Later that night, Minister Farrakhan hosted a gathering for about 100 leading black entertainment figures at a private home in Tarzana and repeated his call for them to oppose SB 277 and demand that Dr. William Thompson be subpoeaned to appear before Congress. Dr. Hooker was impressed by Minister Farrakhan's command of the science. As a scientist, Dr. Hooker finds most people mess up the science when they try to talk about it, but it was clear to Hooker that Farrakhan had listened closely.
Dr. Hooker had initially been wary of becoming close to such a controversial figure as Minister Farrakhan, but in all his interactions he has found the man to be warm, welcoming, and inclusive. Few other public figures have shown such curiosity and commitment to getting to the bottom of the autism epidemic. I think God delights in using such unexpected vessels of grace to further His work. Many in the community may feel we need to wait for other, more prominent, less controversial figures, but I for one have been waiting more than twelve years for such a person or group to step forward. If others feel differently and want to continue to wait, that is certainly their right.
On Thursday, April 9, 2015 I had the pleasure of appearing on the Tom Roten Morning Show out of Huntington, West Virginia to talk about the CDC Whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, the establishment of the Vaccine Court, the experience of my children with vaccines, and how I came to co-author PLAGUE: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases, with Dr. Judy Mikovits.
I am appreciative of Tom for asking insightful questions and then letting me give complete answers to his questions. The interview is just about fifteen minutes long. Please send a brief thank you to Tom for letting me appear on his show and his interest in this topic.
Kent Heckenlively is a Founding Contributing Editor to Age of Autism and author of Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, and Other Diseases. Visit his website at Plague The Book. You can order the book HERE.
I have to admit that being compared to whistle blowers like Edward Snowden who revealed the creation of a vast surveillance state in our country, or Daniel Ellsberg, whose revelation of how the United States was waging a tragically flawed war in Vietnam and led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, has left me a little overwhelmed. But that's exactly how I'm being described in the advertising for a panel discussion in which I'm participating in on April 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
For those of you not familiar with the Commonwealth Club, it's the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, sponsoring more than 400 annual events on subjects ranging across the economy, politics, culture, and society. Previous speakers have included Teddy Roosevelt, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. Another illustrious name must now be added to this prestigious list, Kent Heckenlively. The Commonwealth Club has as its mission to be "the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues." Doesn't that sound great? For those of us who have watched as our voices of concern about vaccines and other common medical practices have been silenced for decades, isn't this what America is supposed to be about?
One of my two fellow speakers is Dr. Judy Mikovits, the former director of the Antiviral Drug Mechanisms Laboratory at the National Cancer Institute and co-author with me of our book, "PLAGUE: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS, Autism, and Other Diseases." The other is Dr. Brian Hooker, an associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the Science and Mathematics Division at Simpson University, and probably best known to this community as the man who revealed the shocking information about CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson. Thompson is the CDC scientist who claims the CDC has concealed vital information about the link between vaccines and autism and who has turned over thousands of documents to Congress regarding this massive cover-up. I am honored to be in their company.
Over the last few years we have gotten to know Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator and Big Med operative (to the tune of $182,000 in campaign donations), as he has not only has worked to force everyone in his state into becoming customers of his donors and a corrupt vaccine program, but treated individual parents trying to earnestly advocate for their vaccine injured children like... well like crap.
While in 2012, he claimed he wanted to pass his bill not to remove parental choice, but to merely make sure families are educated on vaccination, he now has thrown that out the window and has a new bill to remove choice all together. Let's go to the video of this thoughtful legislator and solid citizen:
Not super consistent, is he. "NO CHOICE FOR YOU!" I guess we should have called, "no take backs." during the hearings in 2012. Our fault I guess.
I would encourage you to challenge him on twitter about this change of heart, but if you do, you will be immediately blocked by him. He only wants to hear what he wants to hear, and if you don't like his stance, you are not allowed to see his tweets any more. "NO TWEETS FOR YOU!"
Yes, folks... Crazy PANts believes that William Thompson's admission of taking part in the hiding of vaccine autism links from the public along with his research team at CDC is... somehow... a fraud perpetrated by Andy Wakefield.
I've made this offer several times in the past. I'm making it again. I am willing to accept the surrender of those who have perverted science, harmed a generation of children, and even as of this late date are willing to harm more children so as to not to upset the balance of their lives.
It must be truly troubling for those who continue to fuel the epidemic of autism and other chronic diseases that even though you still maintain the trust of those in the media, the scientific community, and most of the people in politics, an amazing 39% of the population in a recent Fox News poll believe parents need to have the right to decide how and whether their children can be vaccinated.
You see, I've interviewed enough scientists that I understand the world in which you operate. Although you tremble in fear when you confront the dark questions at the heart of why so many children and adults suffer with chronic diseases, you feel quite comfortable making others cower as has been done to you. It must really annoy you when you fulminate against us as if we were some extremist group, that somehow you can't get the rest of the population to fully buy it.
Robert Kennedy, Jr: CDC Scientist Still Maintains Agency Forced Researchers To Lie About Safety Of Mercury Based Vaccines
Below is an excerpt from Robert F. Kennedy, Jrs.'s Ring of Fire site titled: CDC Scientist Still Maintains Agency Forced Researchers To Lie About Safety Of Mercury Based Vaccines.
I am, now and have always been fiercely pro vaccine. I had all six of my children vaccinated. I believe that vaccines have saved the lives of hundreds of millions of humans over the past century and that broad vaccine coverage is critical to public health. But I want our vaccines to be as safe as possible. The new revelations in the following article support what I have been saying for eight years: Thimerosal is brain poison. When you vaccinate, always ask for Thimerosal-free vaccine, which are now available for virtually all vaccinations on the CDC schedule.
A senior CDC vaccine safety scientist, Dr. William Thompson, has invoked the protection of the Federal Whistleblower Statute following the release of his taped conversations disclosing pervasive corruption within CDC’s Vaccine Safety Division. Dr. Thompson, a sixteen year veteran and a senior scientist at CDC’s Immunology Safety Office is currently employed at CDC’s National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Thompson is an author of two of the three epidemiological studies on American population touted by CDC to “prove” the safety of Thimerosal against developmental disabilities. Thimerosal is a controversial mercury based vaccine preservative that research scientists and vaccine safety advocates have connected to the epidemic of brain disorders in children. The vaccine industry’s foremost spokesman and the world’s premier champion for Thimerosal in vaccines, Dr. Paul Offit, stated in 2008 that Dr. Thompson’s “wonderful” 2007 study was the “definitive” study on Thimerosal safety.
Below is the verbiage from (below the jump) and a link to a letter from Dr. Andrew J. Wakefield and Dr. Brian Hooker to Dr. Harold Jaffee, CDC and Dr. Don Wright, US Dept HHS.
Re: Alleged Research Misconduct – falsification by omission of material results in the publication of: “Age at First Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination in Children With Autism and School-Matched Control Subjects: A Population-Based Study in Metropolitan Atlanta. 2004;113:259-266 [The Paper; Exhibit 1]
See full document in .pdf here.
The New York Times Emotes, The President Endorses MMR Safety, But No Mention of the CDC Whistleblower
There is a feeling in the air rather like the last days of the Warsaw Pact and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. When the President of the United States is called upon to endorse the safety of a vaccine its days are surely numbered. The rhetoric is getting shrill, not to mention silly. The New York Times produces a corny video with the rubric: "How did we get to this point where personal belief is more powerful than science?" The US nation is apparently being brought to its knees by a few cases of measles. As reports escalate the official record MMWR so far reveal only one case nationally last week and only nine so far for the year. So, which figures are right? The only thing certain is the extraordinary and crude propaganda campaign mounted on the back of alleged cases reported at DisneyLand. Even if the reports can ever be shown to be well founded the exhibition and the rhetoric are way out of proportion.
The problem is, of course, that it is not science at all but the policy of the pharmaceutical government complex trying shut down, shut up and shut out ever increasing dissent over the safety and effectiveness of it products. The only way they maintain credibility for the policy is by a strategy of repression, but the policy is no more scientific than socialism was “scientific” in the former Soviet Union, and by now the New York Times and the Washington Post (not to mention the LA Times) look as credible as Izvestia and Pravda. If you cannot listen to ordinary citizens who tell you that the products are causing harm then you are actively suppressing the evidence and engaging in an act of social intimidation.
By Michelle Schneider
If you would have asked me just four years ago whether I had aspirations to be an advocate or activist for any cause, I would have said “no”. I was nearing the end of my second pregnancy and preparing to embrace life as a stay-at-home mother. My family was quite typical and totally unaffected by much of anything. We were building a foundation for our future and not much else.
Fast forward to now. It’s 2015 and vaccine injury hit us quite suddenly almost three years ago. In the days, weeks, and months after my second daughter’s HIB shot at her 12-month well child check, we witnessed her descent into encephalopathy, gut disease, mitochondrial dysfunction, autism and a host of other medical conditions.
Since 2012, I’ve become increasingly aware of the corruption which led to my daughter’s suffering. But it wasn’t until August 2014 that the entire world was introduced to Dr. William Thompson, a senior CDC scientist who had spent the last decade flying under the radar. His story broke late one night thanks to a press release from Focus Autism and a video news release from Autism Media Channel. Over the following several months, more details would emerge spelling out exactly how the CDC orchestrated an elaborate and deliberate fraud to suppress any inkling of a link between vaccines and autism. The documents released were sickening, even to those who had been involved in the vaccine safety fight for a dozen or more years.
The community of vaccine injury families, to which I now belong, spent countless hours compelling the media and anyone else who would listen to cover this shocking story. Mainstream news was slow to pick it up, but when they did, the reports were underwhelming and often misleading at best. But, we knew, and still know, that we had truth on our side. We have even succeeded in pressuring our legislators to investigate this further.
While tireless advocate Congressman William Posey presses for hearings, one organization has managed to stay under the radar during this entire process – The American Academy of Pediatrics. In the fall of 2014, I initiated a petition on change.org addressed to the AAP and their publication, the Journal of Pediatrics, asking them to investigate and retract the original study which Dr. Thompson maintains was manipulated. Dr. Lewis First of Pediatrics initially agreed to meet with me then abruptly canceled the meeting. His excuses were feeble: he skirted blame by saying that he wasn’t the editor in 2004 when the study was published, and he said this is ultimately not in his hands but rather the hands of the AAP. Then in emails sent to me, he insisted that the journal has done all they can to look into Dr. Thompson’s story but that there is no further action required on their part. He claims that they had attempted contact with Dr. Thompson, but they do not specify whether they ever actually communicated with him. Dr. Thompson has, in fact, never been asked by AAP or Journal of Pediatrics for the evidence he possesses which validates his story.
A Letter on How To Educate Your Pediatrician on the Ramifications of the CDC Whistleblower on His/Her Practice
We invite you to share this letter with your pediatrian, who is probably unaware of the OGI complaint regarding the CDC vaccine whistleblower. Thank you to Autism Media Channel for sharing.
On October 14, 2014, a complaint was filed with the Office of Research Integrity and the relevant authority at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As a result of this Complaint, there may be serious legal consequences going
forward as pertaining to clients in your practice or place of business.
This notice calls for your immediate attention to scientific misconduct at theNational Immunization Program of the CDC. Full details of this misconduct,
confirmed in a public statement by CDC Senior Scientist and co-author of the
science in question, Dr. William Thompson, can be found at http://media.wix.com/ugd/b3aa2b_da6435ff9a2144d6aa3358fec58550af.pdf.
The purpose of this notice is to inform you of the above misconduct and to
make you aware that CDC scientists identified and concealed statisticallysignificant data that showed causal associations between MMR vaccinationtiming and autism risk in specific subgroups of children.
Note: Dr. David Gorksi, who runs a blog under the pseudonym "Orac" has made a career of attacking all of us in the vaccine injury awareness arena. Below, ChildHealthSafety (from The UK) takes on Dr. Gorski with a stiff upperCUT, not just the usual British stiff upper lip. Have a cup of tea and cheerio!
Clear Proof sciencebasedmedicine.org’s Doctor David Gorski [aka ORAC] Is Dishonest And A Liar – And If You Find A Bigger Gorski Lie To Better This Example Let Us Know
Posted on November 2, 2014 by ChildHealthSafety
It is a serious matter when a medical doctor abuses the trusted status of a licensed medical professional to abuse bully disparage and attack others. It is worse when he uses that status and trusted position to lie about published medical research to make false claims intended to mislead and actively spread deliberate misinformation about medical knowledge whilst doing so to make false claims about others. It is even worse when he does it so publicly and routinely, publishing to mislead people worldwide and on a daily basis on the internet.
Here on CHS we examine just one deliberate intentional lie by Dr Gorski, the circumstances in which he made that lie and look at some implications. The lie we are interested in is published on the website sciencebasedmedicine.org. It is in an attack blog directed against investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson for her work exposing the scandal of vaccines causing autism in hundreds of thousands of US children. Dr David Gorski engages in his dishonest bullying conduct against a number of other people in the same blog post.
Dr. Brian Hooker, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, and attorney James Moody announced today they have sent a complaint by Federal Express to Dr. Harold Jaffe, Associate Director for Science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as Dr. Don Wright, Acting Director of the Office of Research Integrity at the Department of Health and Human Services, claiming research misconduct in the 2004 paper, "Age at First Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination in Children with Autism and School-Matched Control Subjects: A Population-Based Study in Metropolitan Atlanta," which was subsequently published in the journal, Pediatrics.
The allegations are horrifying, not just for the millions of families who deal with autism on a daily basis, but for the picture it paints of a government agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), devoid of any shred of scientific integrity or what we once used to call "honor" in this country.
If these claims are shown to be true, we will be looking at nothing less than the greatest crime committed in the history of our republic, and a dark page in science which will be remembered for centuries to come.
In 2001, a group at the CDC, headed by Dr. Frank DeStefano, and including Dr. William Thompson, Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, Dr. Tanya Karapurkar Bhasin, and Dr. Coleen Boyle planned to test the hypothesis that the earlier administration of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) shot was linked to an increase in autism rates. This research was prompted by the work of Dr. Wakefield and his colleagues, suggesting a link between autism and MMR shots, and his call for additional research to answer the question. The CDC scientists came up with that plan and recorded it in a document dated September 5, 2001, but did not follow it because of troubling findings among certain groups.
When scientists set out to test a hypothesis they come up with a research plan. That plan is supposed to be followed, and if for some reason it is not, there must be an explanation of why not. It is one of the basic tenets in science. You show EVERYTHING. You do not CONCEAL DATA. If there is a hell for scientists, this is the sin which sends you to the very lowest regions.
Almost 2 months ago it was revealed that senior CDC scientist Dr. Thompson had been talking with Dr. Brian Hooker of Focus Autism on allegations that the CDC had manipulated data to avoid showing a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Since then there has been a lot of discussion of how involved Dr. Thompson really is. Was he a true whistleblower or was he a man reaching out that just got caught in the middle? Recent revelations from the legal complaint filed with the CDC have offered more insight on Dr. Thompson's involvement.
The complaint filed to the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) See ORI Complaint pdf here) centers on evidence of malfeasance by the CDC in hiding research data showing a link between autism and the MMR vaccine. The ORI is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services that oversees research integrity in several government agencies including the CDC. These are the people that investigate research fraud and they can debar doctors and force papers to be retracted. The majority of their judgments are against university researchers, but there are cases against researchers in the government although less common.
In this ORI complaint several new pieces of information about Dr. Thompson came out. One of the biggest ones is that Dr. Thompson had not only provided the original data set to Dr. Brian hooker, but reviewed and approved Dr. Hooker’s reanalysis paper also.
“Dr. Hooker’s paper was reviewed and approved by Dr. Thompson.”(1)
The fact that Dr. Thompson had reviewed and approved the release of the research paper shows that he was well aware that this paper was about to be published. This makes it extremely difficult for the original publisher of the paper, Translational Neurology, to support their decision for retracting it and also raises several other questions. It was also noticed that the paper is now available on the Translational Neurology website with a simple note at the top about the retraction. The website also has a nice red button that states it as one of the most accessed papers on their website, which seems odd for a retracted piece.
Could this be that they know there is much more evidence coming out? It was previously revealed that Dr. Thompson had provided thousands of documents to Congressman Posey, this is hundreds of thousands of pages. That would take several boxes to contain. You don't just walk out of the CDC with the boxes of restricted data in a day or two, especially after a whistleblower in that department is announced, and definitely if you were the one named as the whistleblower. To have gathered this information and have “secured” it must have taken Dr. Thompson weeks if not months. So at the very least he knew the research paper was coming out and was working to save information. Not the actions of someone caught off guard.
By Eben Plettner
The recent revelations of Dr. William Thompson of the CDC that have caused this firestorm on social media is spreading. Many people may not think it seem to be happening very fast, but have no doubt that is it spreading and many people are waking up. When Dr Thompson first came out there was just a group of parents on social media and a few select “secondary” media markets writing about it. Slowly the word has spread until now even mainstream media outlets are covering it, regardless of how they are framing it the word is getting out there and people are listening.
If there is any other sign of the power of these revelation you need look no further than that the mainstream media. They have started to talk about the CDC Whistleblower and even if they are trying to frame the debate in an unfavorable light, the word will spread even faster the more they talk about it. Any independent reader/listener easily sees through their feeble attempts to dismiss or divert from the truth that the CDC has been lying. If the approach that the mainstream media is taking bothers anyone just remember that any news is good news and so much better than no news.
A good example is the recent article on ABC, they tried to be dismissive of Brian Hooker's paper and repeat it's been debunked but they mention CDC scientist Dr. Thompson and even have used several of his quotes. That is a huge win for us, a major news organization telling the public that there is a Whistleblower in the CDC and that he fervently believes that they have been covering up a link with autism for over a decade. There's no way to whitewash that no matter how hard they scream.
It is now on CNN, ABC, MSNBC, Huffington Post and more. They have even had mothers on as guests who have done an amazing job showing a honest and true face to our movement. A logical and calm mother against a hyped up argumentative tv host goes a long way. We can no longer say mainstream media is not covering it as they are now and it will only come faster now as other networks will not want to be left behind. Eventually even the talk shows will need to cover it and then we start to get the real debate. As we keep talking the word will get out more and more and people will really start to listen. We may be considered the “fringe” for a quite a while more but the more our story is told the more we become accepted.
New video from Autism Media Channel on Isolated Autism.
AMC opens up a second front on the CDC whistleblower scandal. The story of children with "isolated" autism - those the CDC predicted would be most likely victims of an MMR vaccine injury. #CDCwhistleblower #hearthiswell
Click HERE to watch the video.
"I wish I knew more about that particular instance."
The excuses are wearing thin. Here is a transcript of the remarks of Thomas Insel, National Institute of Mental Health director, regarding the whistleblowing activities of Centers for Disease Control employee William Thompson at the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee meeting two days ago (view video here.):
“Again this is not for the IACC since that committee is not here in full. This is not a meeting to decide anything we are going to do in regard to policy and I wish I knew more about that particular instance. I don’t. I can tell you that the 2004 PEDIATRICS paper was one of about fourteen papers in the IOM [Institute of Medicine] review and there have been another multiple papers since then that have weighed in on this all of which the IOM have said in 2011 are consistent with not finding a relationship between vaccination and autism. What the IOM doesn’t say and what nobody has said in a way that I find intelligible (?) is that there could still be the rare cases in which that could occur and what we need to think about is how one would investigate that if that were the case.”
What, of course, Insel does is respond as a bureaucrat, not a scientist. He tells you the IOM have rubber stamped 14 epidemiological studies, therefore the matter is decided. Apart from anything else even if the studies were not corrupt (and they all have a very similar line of patronage to the DeStefano study) it would not be enough to say that vaccines only rarely cause autism. It is not only because correlation does not equal causation - as they keep on reminding us - but because you could have tens of thousands of cases and they might not register as statistically significant. However, if you look at the way in which these studies were botched together it is apparent that the effects were so gross that they could only disguise them by fraud. DeStefano 2004 is only exceptional in that it has been admitted by Thompson and not denied by DeStefano (the latter in two interviews with Sharyl Attkisson ), but actually it is just typical of what they were doing in all of them as Lyn Redwood told Insel at the meeting.
It is a fundamental fact that vaccines have become a topic of monumental concern. Those of us who have witnessed a decline in health and functioning, a frightening regression of skills after our children were vaccinated, are a driving force in THE TRUTH. AUTISM, is what it was then called when repetitive behaviors, tics and loss of typical language emerged. We now have Dr. William Thompson, a senior CDC researcher who has gone public on regression and the MMR vaccine:
….There has been a lot of controversy surrounding MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations and whether or not they are linked to autism. While the CDC assured the public that there was nothing to worry about with the vaccination, senior scientist Dr. William Thompson claims the CDC has been lying for years, according to The Examiner. Dr. Brian Hooker was doing research for the Focus Autism Foundation and requested some information via the Freedom of Information Act about a 2004 study that claimed MMR vaccinations were perfectly safe. According to Thompson, those results were false. The Examiner reported that Thompson, who has been with the CDC for more than a decade, admitted to Hooker that he and several other authors behind the study manipulated and hid data that proved Black babies were more than three times more likely to develop regressive autism if they were given the vaccine before the age of 3.
Dr. Thompson also has implicated Thimerosal, the mercury preservative, used since the 1930’s in millions of doses of vaccines and still today in most flu vaccines, and how research shows it produces tics:
"There is biological plausibility to say right now that thimerosal causes autism-like features."
New Vaccines But What About The Old Ones?
As the truth continues to emerge on the role of vaccines and autism, I wanted to point out that there may continue to be areas that need to have a light shown upon them. A growing idea is PERSONALIZED VACCINES and the concept of “VACCINOMICS and ADVERSOMICS":
Vaccines as we know them are on the way out. On the way in are personalized, precision vaccines, created through a new discipline called vaccinomics that promises to protect a higher proportion of the population at far lower cost and without the real and potential harms that mass vaccination programs inflict on some people.
“The old paradigm isn’t working anymore,” Dr. Gregory Poland, head of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group explains matter-of-factly…
….. Vaccinomics — vaccinology informed by genomics — turns the traditional vaccine model on its head by making the individual the starting point, rather than the end point, in the vaccine creation process. Vaccines work — or don’t — on the basis of cumulative interactions in our bodies driven by a host of immune response genes and other factors.
For reasons such as this, the vaccine research team at Mayo Clinic — one of the world’s largest, most respected and most prolific — promotes the growing discipline of “adversomics,” which aims to understand the adverse effects that can come of vaccines. The science here is daunting, since the variables that could cause a vaccine to do harm involve “a complex interaction of past exposures and infections, current physical and emotional health, and the individual’s genome and microbiome,” or the countless microorganisms that reside in our bodies.
Vaccine Expert But Could There Be Conflicts?
Dr. Gregory Poland is quite an expert on vaccines and has an extensive history of involvement:
1. Dr. Poland is no vaccine denier. Not only is he among the harshest and most outspoken critics of the “irrationality of the antivaccinationists,” he is also one of the strongest proponents for vaccines and the good that they can do. As Professor of Medicine and founder and leader of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, one of the world’s largest vaccine research organizations; as editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Vaccine; as recipient of numerous awards; as chair of vaccine data monitoring committees for pharmaceutical giant Merck; as patent holder in various vaccines processes; as someone who enjoys special employee status with the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Defense and as someone who has sat on every federal committee that has dealt with vaccines, no one can accuse him of seeing vaccines from a narrow perspective.
“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.”
William W. Thompson, CDC Scientist
The revelations of CDC scientist William Thompson are stunning. Thompson has admitted that he and the other co-authors of a 2004 study removed data that showed a 340% increase in African-American children who received the MMR vaccine. This conduct violated the study’s original design and was clearly done to bury the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
If the staff at the CDC’s Division of Vaccine Safety altered data in this study to conceal connections between autism and vaccine injury, one must question the integrity of all the research that the CDC has produced and sponsored. A pattern of altering data in vaccine safety studies to maintain the government’s policy that “vaccines don’t cause autism” is now becoming obvious to anyone who objectively looks past the press releases describing government sponsored research. Many have pointed to a similar pattern of data manipulation in the Verstraaten study. Papers submitted by Price et al feature flawed designs that renders them virtually useless.
The research of Poul Thorsen’s Denmark team also featured questionable use of data. Poul Thorsen (see below) continues to be a wanted man - a fugitive from justice – indicted in 2011 for stealing over 1 million dollars from the CDC.
OIG Fugitive: Poul Thorsen
I work as an administrator in a criminal justice agency and I’ve managed federal grants. I find it remarkable that Thorsen could have spent federal money the way he did – purchasing a home, a motor cycle and expensive cars. The federal employees I’ve worked with have always been responsible professionals, active partners who stayed involved in the way the grant money was utilized. I couldn’t image deceiving federal grant administrators the way Thorsen did. No one at the CDC noticed what was going on?
What went on with the CDC’s supervision of Thorsen doesn’t add up. Could he really have committed so much grant fraud without someone inside CDC noticing?
Where did Poul Thorsen come from? Who brought him into the CDC?
From: Yeargin-Alisopp, Marshalyn -
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 2:36 PM
To: Cordero, Jose
Cc: Schende~, Diana; Murphy, Catherine; Boyle, Coleen; Decoufle, Pierre; Thorsen, Poul; Yeargin-Allsopp, Marshalyn; Sinks, Tom
Subject: Proposal for study of MMR vaccine and autism in Denmark
Jose, As we discussed on Friday, we have become aware through Poul Thorsen of an exciting opportunity to study the role of MMR vaccine and autism using several registries/existing studies and the repository of biologic specimens and laboratory capabilities in Denmark. Attached below is a proposal for such a study. Poul will be leaving on Thursday to travel to Denmark where he will be meeting with the PIs for the proposed study on June 6th. We would like to be able to have Poul say whether it is likely that CDC(NIP) can fund the study, if NIP is interested. The proposed budget is included; there may be additional sources of funding (in addition to NIP) but we are not certain at this time. Unfortunately, the DD Branch does not have much (if any) $$ to fund the study, but we do have the expertise that we have developed due to the autism surveillance in Atlanta and the MMR/autism case-control study. I will be out of the office tomorrow, but you may contact Diana or Poul if you have questions. Thank you so much for considering this proposal.
A new video from the Autism Media Channel has audio of CDC Senior Scientist William Thompson calling on Congress to step in because the CDC is afraid to do the right research and tell the truth: "I have a boss who is asking me to lie". A Must-Hear!
Click HERE to view the video.