August 27, 2014

CDC Now Admits 1 in 50 School Children with Autism – Time to Stop Ignoring the Vaccine Connection

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The Autism Catastrophe CDC Now Admits 1 in 50 School Children with Autism   Time to Stop Ignoring the Vaccine Connection

by Brian Shilhavy, Editor
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The CDC just released a report stating that the prevalence of autism among school age children ages 6 to 17 years old is now 2%, or one out of every 50 children. The time period covers 2007 to 2011-2012. The report is here.

This is a significantly higher rate than the CDC reported in 2012, when it released a study that showed one out of every 88 children who were 8-years old  in 2008 were diagnosed with autism.

Congressional hearings were convened to study the issue of the alarming rise in autism in late 2012. Congressman Dan Burton stated that the situation is “worse than an epidemic, it is an absolute disaster.” Many questions were asked of the CDC at this hearing, which revealed what many in the autism community already knew, such as the fact that there has never been a study comparing vaccinated children with unvaccinated children, and neither has there been a study on the effects of multiple dose vaccines in the ever-rising vaccine schedule. You can watch highlights of the hearing here. The U.S. now leads all countries in the number of vaccine doses given to children under the age of 6.

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So why is there no current research being done by the government to investigate the possible vaccine-autism link? The official response from the CDC is that they have studied the issue, and they definitively state that there is no link. They also continue to state that there is no link between the mercury-based vaccine ingredient thimerosal and autism, but they removed it from most childhood vaccines sometime around 2001 “just to be safe.” The annual flu vaccine still contains mercury, however, and is recommended for both children and pregnant women.

Well, there are several problems to the CDC’s claims that they have investigated this issue. First, it is public knowledge that one of their main researchers, Dr. Poul Thorsen, was indicted for fraud for stealing millions of dollars in research grants to study the thimerosal mercury link to autism. He is still on the run today and at large. He was an author in 36 studies with the CDC on the issue of mercury in vaccines and autism.

When questioned about this man’s research that the CDC has relied upon in the Congressional Hearing last year, the reply the CDC gave by Dr. Boyle was that his fraud did not negate the “wider body” of research that existed.

Which brings us to another problem regarding the CDC’s “other” research that supposedly shows there is no link between thimerosal mercury and autism. A man by the name of Brian Hooker, a PhD scientist, has been fighting the CDC since 2004 in trying to get them to comply with Freedom of Information Acts to see this research, and how they came to the conclusion that there was no link between mercury in vaccines and autism. (Dr. Hooker was not allowed to testify at the Congressional Hearing last year, but he submitted written comments that you can read after the video clips here). The CDC apparently believes they are above the law regarding the Freedom of Information Act, and have fought to withhold most of the information Dr. Hooker has requested. Why?

Many people have raised grave concerns over the woman who took over the CDC in 2002,  Julie Gerberding. She was in charge of the CDC when Dr. Hooker began his investigation and started making requests for more information into the research they were relying on that supposedly claimed there was no link between mercury and autism. Soon after she took over the CDC, she reportedly completely overhauled the agency’s organizational structure, and many of the CDC’s senior scientists and leaders either left or announced plans to leave. This was done under the Bush administration. (See: Gush of bonuses awarded to top CDC administrators / Generous perks part of Bush push to revamp agency). Some have claimed that almost all of the replacements Julie Gerberding appointed had ties to the vaccine industry.

Gerberding resigned from her post on January 20, 2009, and is now the president of Merck’s Vaccine division, a $5 billion dollar a year operation, and the supplier of the largest number of vaccines the CDC recommends (article here).

Do you still trust the CDC’s claim there is no link between mercury and autism?

Plenty of Research and Evidence Showing the Vaccine – Autism Link

Outside of the CDC “research,” there is plenty of peer reviewed research showing the link between vaccines or mercury and autism. We just recently published a list of 30 studies, and this is not an exhaustive list. The first study was published at Johns Hopkins University in 1943 by Leo Kanner. Child Psychiatrist Leo Kanner discovered 11 children over the course of several years who displayed a novel set of neurological symptoms that had never been described in the medical literature, where children were withdrawn, uncommunicative and displayed similar odd behaviors. This disorder would become known as “autism.” In the paper, Dr. Kanner noted that onset of the disorder began following the administration of a small pox vaccine. This paper was published in 1943, and evidence that vaccination causes an ever increasing rate of neurological and immunological regressions, including autism, has been mounting from that time until now. (See the list of studies here).

There is also strong evidence that the government knows about the link between vaccines and autism. On the FDA’s website where package inserts for all vaccines are published, autism is actually listed as an “adverse event” as recent as 2005 for the diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine. This package insert is still on the FDA website (at the time of this writing) located here, and it states:

Adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy,  hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of reporting.

Interestingly, thimerosal mercury was reportedly removed from this vaccine in 2001, and yet the adverse events warnings, which also includes SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), remained until 2005. Does that mean there were so many doses of the mercury-containing vaccines that they remained in circulation until 2005?

The other strong evidence that the government knows about the vaccine-autism link is seen in the millions of dollars of awards given out to vaccine damaged children with autism in the government’s vaccine court. In the 1980s the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was started to provide a means of compensating vaccine damaged children. It was mandated by Congress, because Congress was scared into passing a law giving total legal immunity to pharmaceutical companies from being sued for damages related to vaccines. The pharmaceutical companies threatened to stop making vaccines without such legislature. So one good way to see if there is evidence that vaccines are causing harm, in this case autism, is to look at the compensation awarded to those harmed by vaccines. The most recent awards given to vaccine-damaged children with autism happened earlier this year (2013) where millions of dollars were awarded to two children with autism that were the result of the MMR vaccine (story here).

So the next question is: If there are so many studies showing the link between vaccines and autism, and plenty of evidence that the government knows about this link, then why does the vaccine-autism link only get discussed on anti-vaccine websites or on Facebook Pages from parents of children with autism?

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Dr. Andrew Wakefield could answer that question quite well. Dr. Andrew Wakefield was a very well-known and respected physician in the UK, who worked with parents of autism children, and showed a definite link between the MMR vaccine and intestinal bowel disease common in children with autism. His work was so popular that they even made a film about him. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) then published one of his research papers, and the trouble began. Without judge, jury, or trial, he was attacked by a journalist (NOT a doctor) and the BMJ retracted the article. Dr. Wakefield was then stripped of his license to practice, ending his career as a physician. The wonderful film made about his work was banned from British TV, but has recently resurfaced on YouTube.

An autism group later found out that the BMJ had “competing commercial interests” with MMR manufacturers Merck and GSK. Also, there are many studies around the world that have been published and confirm Dr. Wakefield’s work. You can read about the most recent one here, and there is a list of 28 other studies that confirm Dr. Wakefield’s work.

Also, as noted above, the U.S. federal vaccine court just this year awarded millions of dollars to two families with children that have autism and were injured due to the MMR vaccine. An Italian court in 2012 also ruled that the MMR vaccine caused autism in a 15 month old child injected in 2004, but this story was not published in the U.S. mainstream press.

Another story not published in the U.S. press in 2012 is that world renowned pediatric gastroenterologist Prof. John Walker-Smith, who was a co-author of Dr. Wakefield’s study and was also stripped of his physician license, won his appeal against the United Kingdom’s General Medical Council regulatory board that had ruled against both him and Andrew Wakefield. The complete victory means that Walker-Smith has been returned to the status of a fully licensed physician in the UK, although he had already retired in 2001.

So those who just repeat verbatim that the vaccine-autism link was debunked over the Andrew Wakefield case have not done their homework to look at the actual facts. But Dr. Wakefield, who is still in a legal battle today to restore his name, is upheld by those who promote vaccines as an example of what happens to those who dare to question the vaccine-autism link within the medical field, because they consider the evidence against the vaccine-autism link as a closed issue that no longer needs to be studied. They also blame growing parental concerns about the safety of multiple vaccine doses on Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the poster whipping boy for attacking anybody who has questions about vaccine safety.

The Truth Needs to Get Out to Find a Solution

It is high time journalists in the U.S. start doing their job of investigative journalism and start reporting the true story regarding vaccines and their link to autism. The future of our nation depends upon the truth regarding the dangers of vaccines to be known, and dedicating research efforts in finding a solution to real problems. We cannot expect solutions from the vaccine manufacturers who have legal protection and little motivation to reveal facts that will harm their sales.

Current regulatory agencies such as the FDA and CDC have proven woefully inadequate in addressing the problem with massive conflicts of interest and possibly even fraud. The wheels of Congress turn much too slow, and until the public rises up in fury and anger over this, we should not expect a quick political solution. It is time for the media to exercise their rights that still exist with “freedom of the press” and start publishing the truth so the public knows the true issues.

The potential vaccine-autism link MUST become a national debate, if we expect to stem the tide of autism roaring into our next generation like a destructive giant tsunami. There are certainly other environmental factors that contribute to autism, but injection of toxins is by far the most lethal form of polluting the body, bypassing the other protective barriers the body’s natural immune system has such as the digestive system, the lungs, etc. It is quite well known within the medical field that the quickest way to poison someone is through lethal injection.

So let’s publish the truth and find real solutions to the autism catastrophe.

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While the mainstream media continues to ignore what is becoming the biggest news event of the year, the CDC is scrambling to respond to damaging data that they were forced to release earlier this year clearly showing they had data linking vaccines to autism that they hid from the public. This issue can longer be hidden since one of the top researchers within the CDC, who co-authored several of the studies that supposedly showed no link between vaccines and autism, has decided to become a whistle-blower. He has yet to make an official statement, and it is thought that his attorney is seeking official whistle-blower status before he does so.

The CDC, on the other hand, has responded to Dr. Brian Hooker’s newly published study reanalyzing a 2004 CDC study that excluded data showing a significant increase in autism among African American boys who were vaccinated with the MMR vaccine. They supplied a response to the Next News Network, admitting they excluded certain data, and the reasons for doing so. Next News interviewed Dr. Hooker to discuss the CDC response. Dr. Hooker, through a 10-year legal battle with the CDC and hundreds of Freedom of Information requests, finally received the entire data sets from the CDC after Congressman Bill Posey stepped in to put pressure on them to release it. We also now know that Dr. Hooker was in contact for more than a year with an insider in the CDC who has become a whistle-blower, which undoubtedly applied pressure on the CDC to obey the law and release the data.

In this interview, Dr. Hooker states that the CDC is lying in their response, and the reason they are doing so is to protect the reputation of the MMR vaccine. He also points out that the CDC purchases $4 billion of vaccines from the vaccine industry every year, and are the last ones who should be trusted to do studies on vaccine safety due to their huge conflict of interest.

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Note: Health Impact News is not exclusively an outlet for news on the dangers of vaccines. It is one of many topics we cover that the mainstream media typically does not. However, we are in the midst of one of the most significant news events of the century, and as of the time of this writing, the mainstream media has completely ignored it.

That will change.

As we have already reported, a top researcher employed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has come forward as a whistle-blower, confessing to his participation in actively covering up data that clearly links vaccines to autism. (See: CDC Whistleblower: CDC Covered Up MMR Vaccine Link to Autism in African American Boys)

This is not a story the mainstream media (MSM) will be able to ignore for long. However, the MSM is heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry, and the pharmaceutical industry has their appointed spokespersons on all of the major networks.

The pharmaceutical industry is well-funded. They are perhaps the richest and most powerful group in the world here in the 21st Century. They will fight back and spin this story as best they can – you can be sure of it.

What we will need are more whistle-blowers from the MSM. They will most certainly lose their jobs and careers if they become whistle-blowers, as Sharyl Attkisson, formerly of CBS News, lost her job. Others, like Ben Swann, have left the MSM to start their own independent reporting where they are more free to publish the truth on many issues, including vaccines and autism.

So please excuse us for the moment, if we focus a bit more on the vaccine issue than we normally do. This information is not available in the MSM yet, and that is why we exist: to bring you important topics related to health that the MSM will not cover.

Dr. Hooker is the father of a vaccine-injured child, and is a Ph.D. researcher. He has fought against the CDC for more than 12 years, using the Freedom of Information Act to try and gather as much data as he could from the studies that the CDC has published that claim there is no link between vaccines and autism. He has submitted much of the results of his own internal investigation of the CDC data on vaccines and autism to Congress. Congressman Bill Posey has assisted him in forcing the CDC to comply with many of these requests.

After almost 12 years, his tireless pursuit of finding the truth that the CDC was hiding paid off, as the CDC finally handed over documents so that Dr. Hooker could look at the raw data that the CDC used to claim that there was no link between vaccines and autism. It took some Congressional pressure from Congressman Bill Posey to get this information.

Dr. Hooker is hero, and I believe history will bear that out. He faces a tough road ahead, as he continues to analyze the CDC data that has been covered up and withheld from the public for so long. He needs our prayers and support during this time, as does Dr. Thompson the CDC whistle-blower.

Dr. Hooker has clearly stated what his goal is his pursuit of getting the truth from the CDC: a safer vaccine schedule for children. Tens of thousands of children are damaged or killed by vaccines, as the government vaccine compensation program proves, and yet the CDC continues to promote a one-size-fits all vaccine schedule that sacrifices the lives of so many children.

Read more about what Dr. Hooker is saying about the recently revealed whistle-blower and the damaging cover-up by the CDC.

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