Originally published August 28 2014
CDC scientific fraud: an update on Dr. Poul Thorsen who authored fraudulent study 'disproving' vaccine-autism connection and stole millions of dollars
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The very legitimacy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a trustworthy safeguard of public health hangs in the balance as evidence continues to emerge about rampant deception, fraud and even money laundering within the agency. Specifically with regard to vaccines and autism, key players involved in the propaganda campaign to deny this link are now being exposed as liars working on behalf of the vaccine industry.
One such liar is Dr. Poul Thorsen, a Danish scientist who was indicted for stealing millions of dollars from the CDC and using it to cover up vaccine dangers. Thorsen, as you may recall, was heavily involved in producing a stream of fraudulent studies that supposedly "disproved" the now-evident link between vaccines and autism. The CDC has also continually cited Thorsen's studies as "evidence" that vaccines are safe, declaring the debate to be over in light of their findings.
But, one by one, these and various other studies, including a prominent one published in the journal Pediatrics, are being called into question due to fraud and author conflicts of interest. And to make matters worse, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has yet to even follow through with its indictment of Thorsen, who continues to produce phony studies from his cozy position at Sygehus Lillebaelt Hospital in Kolding, Denmark.
Thorsen funneled millions of taxpayer dollars toward vaccine-autism coverup As we reported back in 2011, Thorsen had previously worked for the CDC, overseeing millions of dollars' worth of grant money that we now know was used to prop up the myth that vaccines are safe. The CDC had long perpetuated this myth, so it was in the agency's best interests to quell public fears by generating a series of studies to this end.
Thorsen was later caught stealing money from the CDC and using it in his home country of Denmark to produce the infamous "Denmark Study," the holy grail that supposedly settled, once and for all, the vaccine-autism debate. Except it didn't. Thorsen was indicted by a federal grand jury in Atlanta, Georgia, on charges of wire fraud, money laundering and defrauding research institutions of grant money.
That was more than three years ago, and Thorsen still hasn't been brought to justice. As explained by Age of Autism, Thorsen faces up to 260 years in prison and $22.5 million in fines if convicted on all charges. But as it currently stands, Thorsen remains a free man -- at least for now. With new evidence showing rampant fraud and data manipulation in other vaccine-autism studies at the CDC, justice could be on the horizon.
As we've been reporting in the past few days, at least three top CDC scientists are now under the gun for their involvement in a 2003 study that, thanks to a key whistleblower, has been proven fraudulent. Like Thorsen's research, this particular study had claimed that no link exists between vaccines and autism. But according to Dr. William Thompson, an epidemiologist who worked on behalf of the CDC to investigate a potential link between vaccines and autism, data from this study was manipulated to cover up what has now been confirmed to be a definitive link.
"Dr. Frank DeStefano, Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop, Dr. Coleen Boyle -- they knew," explains Dr. Andrew Wakefield in a new film on the scandal, referring to the three CDC scientists who were complicit in the coverup. "They let it happen and they could have stopped it."
You can watch Dr. Wakefield's groundbreaking film here:
You can also contact the White House at 202-456-1414 and request for President Obama to instruct Secretary Kerry and Attorney General Holder to bring Thorsen to the U.S. and prosecute him, and you can call Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, at 202-225-3906 and ask for a hearing to be conducted on Thorsen as soon as possible. Further nstructions for doing this can be found in the last paragraph of the following piece by Age of Autism:
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