Originally published April 7 2015
Dr. Wakefield was right: The MMR vaccine-autism connection
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) For the past decade and change, he's been unjustly relegated to "anti-vaxxer" whipping boy status by the corrupt mainstream media. But gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield never committed any fraud, and his study in The Lancet linking the MMR vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella to novel bowel disease and autism has repeatedly been affirmed as accurate in the years following its forced retraction.
If you've only heard about Dr. Wakefield on television or from other corporate media sources, you might believe that he's some discredited quack whose supposedly disproven research was financially or otherwise deceitfully motivated. But nothing could be further from the truth -- hear Dr. Wakefield tell the full truth in this powerful interview with NaturalHealth365.com host Jonathan Landsman, available through the Vaccine World Summit:
Several years after Dr. Wakefield's study was forcibly retracted from The Lancet on orders from the UK government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention senior scientist Dr. William Thompson co-authored a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics that was meant to counter it. The premise of this study basically maintains that MMR is safe and effective for children.
But last fall, Dr. Thompson came forward as a whistleblower with some shocking information: Data published in his paper, entitled "Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan Atlanta," had been manipulated and altered to create the illusion that the MMR shot is safe and doesn't cause adverse effects.
Based on the information publicly provided by Dr. Thompson, which is now being extensively reviewed by a U.S. court, MMR isn't actually safe, and it does cause autism. In fact, the true data that was omitted from Dr. Thompson's study affirms, rather than denies, the findings of Dr. Wakefield's study in The Lancet.
"Here is a man with a very troubled conscience who was involved in the design, the conduct, and the analysis of vaccine safety studies who admits, in his own words, that he has been responsible for deceiving millions of taxpayers about vaccine safety," explained Dr. Wakefield during his interview with Landsman.
"It's not my opinion alone that MMR vaccine, or many vaccines, are associated causally with autism. It is the opinion of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and it is the opinion of senior scientists at the CDC as well, as of many, many, many thousands of parents who have experienced this injury first hand in their own children."
The full interview with Dr. Wakefield is available through the Vaccine World Summit:
As far as the data presented by Dr. Thompson and his colleagues, their case-controlled study, if presented accurately and honestly, would have clearly shown that children vaccinated with MMR during the first 36 months of life were more prone to develop autism than other children. This effect was especially pronounced in African American boys, who were found to have a 340 percent increased risk of autism from MMR.
Content with just endlessly accusing Dr. Wakefield of committing fraud and slandering him throughout the press, the mainstream media has been completely absent in addressing the bombshell confessions of Dr. Thompson. And a re-analysis of his study conducted by biomechanical engineer Brian Hooker, who presented the original data as it should have been presented, was subsequently retracted without valid cause, further exposing the foul play involved in protecting MMR from scrutiny at all costs.
Be sure to listen to Dr. Wakefield tell his story in his own words at the Vaccine World Summit:
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