DEADLY IMMUNITY–Hiding the Data on Vaccines and Autism
Posted Jul 02 2009 5:05pm
June 29, 2009
Deadly Immunity was an article by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr as a result of an investigation by Salon and Rolling Stone magazines in 2005. It did not surprise me that major media did not pick it up.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its WHO/CDC counterparts and their Big Pharma partners have covered up convincing evidence of the vaccine-autism connection. When a study revealed that mercury in childhood vaccines may have caused autism in tens of thousands of kids, the government rushed to conceal the data — and to prevent parents from suing drug companies for their role in the epidemic.
(This should not surprise anybody, as this week it was revealed in major media that EPA did the same with scores of climate science studies on global warming and carbon dioxide in order to gain an energy tax.)
Here is an opening statement:
The federal officials and industry representatives had assembled to discuss a disturbing new study that raised alarming questions about the safety of a host of common childhood vaccines administered to infants and young children. According to a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency’s massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines — thimerosal — appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. “I was actually stunned by what I saw,” Verstraeten told those assembled at Simpsonwood, citing the staggering number of earlier studies that indicate a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism. Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely young infants — in one case, within hours of birth — the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children.
Another excerpt from the article opened my eyes even more:
As the federal government worked to prevent scientists from studying vaccines, others have stepped in to study the link to autism. In April, reporter Dan Olmsted of UPI undertook one of the more interesting studies himself. Searching for children who had not been exposed to mercury in vaccines — the kind of population that scientists typically use as a “control” in experiments — Olmsted scoured the Amish of Lancaster County, Penn., who refuse to immunize their infants. Given the national rate of autism, Olmsted calculated that there should be 130 autistics among the Amish. He found only four. One had been exposed to high levels of mercury from a power plant. T he other three — including one child adopted from outside the Amish community — had received their vaccines.
Read Deadly Immunity By Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The finest article on the politics, crime and coverup on the topic I have read.