|Inside source reveals CDC cover-up of data linking MMR and Autism|
|“Whistleblower” has yet to blow|
Reports are blasting around the internet that William W. Thompson, Ph. D. a veteran research scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provided information to Brian Hooker, PhD. and Andrew Wakefield, MD, showing that a 2004 study prepared by the CDC was altered to deliberately cover-up a finding that African-American boys who received the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine at less than 36 months of age developed autism 340% more frequently than boys who received the shot after 36 months of age. This study was part of an ongoing program to study the health of children in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Allegedly, after the CDC employees found the association between the MMR and autism they decided to exclude children who did not have a complete Georgia birth certificate. Once these children were excluded the study allegedly confirmed the pre-determined conclusion the study was intended to produce.
Even after the allegedly deliberate altering of the data, the final study still showed a statistically significant higher rate of autism among those who received the MMR at a younger age, but the study was presented to the public as showing no association between MMR and autism.
Read the study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14754936
Brian Hooker, a biochemist at Simpson University, allegedly on the advice of Thompson, recalculated the same dataset used by the CDC, but included the previously excluded children, and arrived at the 340% increase in autism among African-American males. Hooker presented his findings in a study published on August 8 by the peer-reviewed journal Translational Neurodegeneration.
See Dr. Hooker’s study here:
The existence of a “whistleblower,” but not Thompson’s name, was revealed in a video released by Andrew Wakefield and the Autism Media Channel earlier this week. Wakefield compared the CDC cover-up to the notorious Tuskegee experiment that allowed a group of African-American men to go untreated with syphilis for decades. An updated video that does identify Thompson was released yesterday. The Autism Media Channel website went offline several days ago and was still not accessible as of press time. The video that identifies Thompson can be seen here:
Thompson has yet to make any public statements. Nor has the corporate media reported on this news.