UPDATE: Click here to watch Truth in Media: CDC, Vaccines and Autism
The story of Dr. William Thompson has been making headlines across the internet over the past few days, even as mainstream media has completely ignored the story. Thompson is a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been with the CDC since 1998.
A statement released on August 27th by Dr. Thompson in response to media coverage is that he and co-authors from a 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics did in fact omit important information from a study on the link between vaccines and autism. Below is an excerpt from Thompson’s statement.
While Thompson goes on to explain that he believes that vaccines have saved and continue to save lives, he clearly admits that the CDC did in fact intentionally omit data that demonstrated a connection between an increased risk of autism in African American males who were giving the MMR vaccine before 36 months of age.
Thompson goes on to say that his reason for coming forward was because of conversations with Dr. Brian Hooker over the course of 10 months. Those conversations were about whether or not there is a connection between vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes including autism spectrum disorders. Thompson clearly states that his hand was forced by Hooker who secretly recorded the conversations.
According to Thompson, who remains at the CDC, documents have been turned over to the office of Congressman William Posey for review. I contacted Posey’s office directly about whether documents have been turned over to the Congressman for review. A spokesman for the Congressman tells me that the office can neither confirm nor deny whether any documents have been turned over by Dr. Thompson for review. Sources however tell Benswann.com that thousands of pages of documents are now in possession of the Congressman’s staff and will be reviewed over the next few weeks.
Last year our Truth in Media Project took on a similar issue regarding vaccine court and autism. At the time we pointed out that a review of compensated cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury finds that The VICP has compensated approximately 2,500 claims of vaccine injury since the inception of the program in 1986.
Since that time, despite the official ruling that there is no link between vaccines and autism, there have been at least 83 cases of autism among those compensated for vaccine-induced brain damage. You can watch that Truth in Media Episode here:
Dr. Thompson is being represented by the law firm Morgan Verkamp, LLC which is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rick Morgan, Thompson’s attorney has not responded to our requests for an interview. Meanwhile, the Canary Party, an organization dedicated to revealing truth in this matter tells Benswann.com,
“The Canary Party and her sister organizations would like to thank Dr. William Thompson for acting on his conscience and reporting that the CDC has been withholding vital vaccine safety information from the public. It is our understanding that Dr. Thompson has turned over tens of thousands of documents to Congressman Bill Posey, who is currently investigating the disclosures. We call on the members of the public to contact their representatives in Congress and let them know that a senior vaccine safety scientist at CDC has turned whistleblower, that you want their office to contact Congressman Posey’s office to join his investigation, and that you want Congressional hearings into the alleged malfeasance at the CDC to hide from public view the links between vaccines and autism.”
As a course of action the Canary Party is requesting that you please contact your members of Congress TODAY (http://whoismyrepresentative.com/), and tell them that:
– A senior scientist at the CDC has turned whistleblower and has turned over documents showing that CDC has been hiding links between vaccines in autism that they have found during their research.
– That Congressman Bill Posey is currently investigating the fraud.
– That you want your Representative join Congressman Posey in holding hearings on the malfeasance that Dr. Thompson has brought to light.
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You can read Thompson’s full statement below: