@bakunin, I think what Marnica is saying is that many of us no longer consider the CDC a reputable source.
Let me head off potential accusations of conspiracy theorism by saying that both the CDC and the FDA are rife with conflict of interest.
"A new report finds that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did a poor job of screening medical experts for financial conflicts when it hired them to advise the agency on vaccine safety, officials said Thursday.
Most of the experts who served on advisory panels in 2007 to evaluate vaccines for flu and cervical cancerhad potential conflicts that were never resolved, the report said. Some were legally barred from considering the issues but did so anyway."
Conflicts of Interest in Vaccine Policy Making
Majority Staff Report
Committee on Government Reform
U.S. House of Representatives
June 15, 2000
Also please note that the former director of the CDC, Julie Geberding, is now vice president of Merck's vaccine division.
Perhaps you might like to ask MotheringDotCom member Michael Belkin his thoughts? I strongly suggest you read transcripts of his speeches, as you'll find the answer to one of your previous questions there:
Here is his testimony to Congress, after his 5-week-old daughter died from an unnecessary hepatitis B vaccine:
Here is his presentation to the 2nd International Public Conference on Vaccination 2000, Arlington Virginia (10-15-2000)
As far as I can tell, very little has changed in the last 13 years, except that perhaps the conflicts of interest are better hidden. I am told by scientist/researcher friends that you can design a study to show whatever results you want--but that the CDC only funds studies that are designed to show that vaccines are safe and effective.
Edited by Taximom5 - 7/17/13 at 10:45am