Originally published August 25 2014
CDC whistleblower exposes massive autism cover-up perpetrated by government agency
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been engaged in a massive campaign of deception concerning the alleged safety of the combination measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, also known as MMR. A top-level scientist from the agency, who recently came forward as an anonymous whistleblower, confessed that the CDC deliberately concealed data showing that MMR can cause autism, particularly in African American boys who are vaccinated before the age of three.
Speaking to Dr. Brian Hooker from the Focus Autism Foundation (FAF), the whistleblower reportedly filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking original data on a study that the CDC routinely cites as evidence of MMR's safety. Dr. Hooker and the whistleblower crossed paths not long after, together uncovering a dirty little secret about this prominent study that was never disclosed to the public -- that MMR is linked to a 340 percent increased risk of autism in black boys.
Publishing this bombshell in a recent issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Translational Neurodegeneration, Dr. Hooker discovered, with the guidance of the whistleblower, that MMR tests conducted on young, African American boys born between 1986 and 1993 were intentionally manipulated after the fact to cover up the link between MMR and autism. This manipulation involved excluding a significant percentage of the study's participants from the final sample size.
"After data were gathered on 2,583 children living in Atlanta, Georgia who were born between 1986 and 1993, CDC researchers excluded children [who] did not have a valid State of Georgia birth certificate -- reducing the sample size being studied by 41%," explains an FAF press release. "[B]y introducing this arbitrary criteria into the analysis, the cohort size was sharply reduced, eliminating the statistical power of the findings and negating the strong MMR-autism link in African American boys."
CDC Director of National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Coleen Boyle, lied about MMR safety before Congress After news of this outrageous CDC fraud became public, expert gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who was maligned and slandered by the corporate media for his own findings linking MMR to autism, directed a short documentary film to tell the world about it. Posted at Vimeo.com, the film points out that the CDC's Director of National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), Coleen A. Boyle, lied before Congress about the findings of the original CDC study, which was heavily doctored to cover up the MMR-autism link.
You can watch Dr. Wakefield's film here:
"The IOM [Institute of Medicine] has evaluated this issue back in 2004, and again most recently in 2011, and their conclusion was not just looking at the work that was done at CDC but with a total body of evidence, suggesting that vaccines and their components did not increase the risk for autism," testified Boyle before the Oversight Committee on Government Reform back in 2012.
Boyle, who co-authored the CDC study claiming that MMR is safe, isn't the only liar involved, of course. Dr. Frank DeStefano, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the CDC's Immunization Safety Office, the branch that actively promotes vaccines, and Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, M.D., Medical Epidemiologist and Chief of the Developmental Disabilities Branch of the CDC, are also complicit in claiming that science has vetted the MMR vaccine and determined it to be safe with no risk of autism.
Profiles for each of these individuals can be accessed at the following links:
Such claims are absolutely bogus, says the whistleblower, who also admitted to Dr. Hooker that he deeply regrets his own prior involvement in inadvertently covering up data that clearly showed a link between MMR and autism. According to the whistleblower, the CDC has known about this link since at least 2003 but has deliberately chosen to conceal it. The CDC has also speciously chosen to spread the myth that MMR is completely safe and in no way linked to autism.
"The CDC knew about the relationship between the age of first MMR vaccine and autism incidence in African-American boys as early as 2003, but chose to cover it up," states Dr. Hooker in the film, affirming the information he received from the whistleblower.
Bogus 'vaccine court' has even admitted vaccine-autism link through compensation rulings This is made further evident by the fact that the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, on numerous occasions, has validated the vaccine-autism link in "vaccine court" by awarding compensation to families of injured children. In December 2012, for instance, two separate families with children who developed autism following MMR injections were awarded compensation in vaccine court.
"We've missed 10 years of research because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism," stated the whistleblower, who has worked for the CDC for more than 10 years. "They're not doing what they should be doing because they're afraid to look for things that might be associated."
What is the motivation behind the CDC's ongoing refusal to disclose the truth behind MMR and autism? According to Dr. David Lewis, Ph.D., a former senior-level microbiologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development, government agencies routinely skew scientific data in order to save face and perpetuate the illusion of relevance.
"Working for the government is no different than working for corporations," said Dr. Lewis. "You either toe the line or find yourself looking for another way to make a living."
"No one would be surprised if Merck published unreliable data supporting the safety of its products. Why would anyone be surprised that the CDC is publishing skewed data to conclude that the vaccines it recommends are safe? We need a better system, where scientists are free to be honest."
Be sure to watch Dr. Wakefield's film on the MMR fraud here:
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