(NaturalNews) A Florida congressman known for taking on corruption in the political establishment is calling for a full investigation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was recently exposed for concealing data linking the MMR vaccine with autism. Congressman Bill Posey from Florida's 8th District says the CDC simply can't be trusted to honestly investigate vaccine safety, because the agency has an "incestuous relationship" with the vaccine industry.
Known as "Mr. Accountability," Rep. Posey told vaccine industry watchdog Dr. Brian Hooker, Ph.D., during a recent interview that the CDC has an extensive history of vaccine industry infiltration. From scam artist Dr. Poul Thorsen, the CDC researcher who was indicted for stealing grant money awarded by the agency for autism research, to Dr. Julie Gerberding, the current president of Merck's vaccine division who used to be a director at the CDC, this agency that is supposed to be looking out for the interests of the American people is nothing but a gatekeeper for vaccine industry interests.
Concerning Thorsen's role in supposedly vetting the safety of vaccines, Rep. Posey says this corrupt Danish researcher collaborated with the CDC on some 36 papers claiming that vaccines are safe, as opposed to just the one claimed by current CDC Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), Dr. Coleen A. Boyle. This means that the entire repository of studies claimed by the CDC as evidence that vaccines do not cause autism was manipulated and distorted to protect the vaccine industry.
"If you read through the emails and learned about the meetings and the financial arrangement this crook had with the CDC, it will make you absolutely sick to your stomach," stated Posey, referring to the illicit relationship Thorsen had with the CDC. "This was no casual researcher way down the line. This is the CDC's key man in Denmark. He was closely tied to the CDC's top vaccine safety researchers."
"As long as Thorsen was cooking the books to produce the results they wanted, they didn't care whether the studies were valid or how much money was being siphoned off the top... It's like the Security and Exchange Commission and Bernie Madoff. But it's worse because we're talking about someone who basically stole money that was supposed to be used to improve the health and safety of our most vulnerable in our society -- our young babies."
CDC has never done honest comparison of autism rates in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated
When he had the opportunity to confront her directly at a 2012 congressional hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Posey asked Boyle point blank if the government has ever conducted a basic study comparing autism rates between the vaccinated and unvaccinated. After first mincing her words and sidestepping the question, Boyle reluctantly admitted that no such study has ever been conducted.
The closest thing was a 2004 study published in the journal Pediatrics, which was recently exposed as a fraud since the original sample size was altered to change the study's results. A CDC whistleblower came forward to confess this fraud, revealing in the process that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, which the CDC claims has been proven safe, actually does increase a child's risk of autism.
"The CDC can't be trusted regarding investigating vaccine safety," concluded Rep. Posey. "Huge conflict of interest. I think the CDC should be investigated."