“We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religions destroy morals, and our banks destroy the economy” –Chris Hedges Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist
August 26 2014 is a day most families touched by Autism, will never forget. On this day the story broke that Dr. William Thompson had blown the whistle that CDC officials intentionally covered-up and even omitted data exposing the MMR vaccine and it’s correlation to Autism. Certain groups were left out of the study completely, while others were manipulated to get the “best” results. Julie Gerberding, now the head of MERK, one the leading pharmaceutical companies in the US, is said to have created teams of researchers to manipulate evidence. Julie Gerberding gave these orders to assure her promotion into her current position. Dr. Coleen Boyle testified before congress that vaccines, specifically the MMR, had no correlation to Autism. Dr. Boyle received an award for her work on this false study!
Dr. William Thompson was a lead research scientist in a 2004 CDC study commonly cited and used by the scientific community, among others, that determined: “The evidence is now convincing that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine does not cause autism or any particular subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.” This statement shook a million families to the core. Most parents of autistic children report a direct understanding that vaccines played a major role in their children becoming disabled.
Dr. Thompson began communicating with Dr. Brian Hooker over a period of several months. Dr. Thompson confessed to hiding this data from the public and stated, “It’s the lowest point in my career that I went along with that paper and uh, I went along with this, we didn’t report significant findings. I’m completely ashamed of what I did, I have great shame now that I was complicit and went along with this, I have been a part of the problem.”
The CDC has known about the ‘link’ between vaccines and Autism since 2001 when Dr Andrew Wakefield presented evidence showing a 300% increased risk for Autism in infants and toddlers receiving the MMR. Following Dr. Wakefield’s findings, the CDC and the medical community at large, placed a price on Wakefield’s head. He was disbarred and hunted like a witch. Now the public is awaiting a hearing before congress. No one knows when this will take place, but families around the globe are calling for action and accountability.
My own son was born in 2002, a neuro-typical baby, his life was destroyed by vaccines when he was 17 months old. He is severely Autistic and he will never have a normal life. I stood with hundreds of parents outside the CDC in 2004 on the day this information was hidden from the public. The parents have known and we have been screaming for justice for years. We’ve encountered fierce judgment and we have been stigmatized at every turn when we tell others that vaccines caused our children’s Autism. In some ways we are vindicated but the damage done can never be undone.
Families of vaccine-injured children have started a new hashtag to expose the truth and get the message out to everyone.#HEARthisWELL in response to a news report in which Elizabeth Cohen states “some people don’t hear this well, vaccines do not cause autism!” We are also using the hashtag #CDCWhistleBlower, for obvious reasons.
See the HEARthisWELL campaign on youtube.com