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http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2014/02/22/is-the-cdc-hiding-data-about-mercury-vaccines-and-autism/

 

I've been seeing this accusation for a while now, and this debunking of that claim has been going around facebook. 

 

This is referencing the 1999 EIS conference with authors Thomas M. Verstraeten, R. Davies, D. Gu, F DeStefano. 

 

What do you guys think? Is the CDC "covering up" information that links vaccines/mercury to autism?  I'm guessing most of you probably know what my answer is ;)

 

On hiding the evidence the article says 

 

"Here’s what the Senate committee concluded regarding allegations against Verstraeten:

Allegation # 2: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) convened the Simpsonwood Conference to cover up the finding that thimerosal causes autism.
Findings: The allegation is not substantiated. … Instead of hiding the data or restricting access to it, CDC distributed it, often to individuals who had never seen it before, and solicited outside opinion regarding how to interpret it. The transcript of these discussions was made available to the public. The data was also discussed at the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a public forum held on June 21 and 22, 2000. Simpsonwood participants generally agreed that the VSD data set was weak, it was difficult to assess causality, and further study and investigation were warranted.

Not exactly the behavior of government scientists bent on a cover-up." 


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Hiding?  Probably not.  

 

The CDC is mammoth site.  I suspect most of their studies are on there…somewhere.  I am convinced they cherry pick their own data to paint things in a favourable light with regards to vaccines being good and diseases being scary, but that is not the same as a cover-up or hiding.  

 

 

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On a parent page of the CDC, the CDC claims the average prevaccine mortality rate for chicken pox was 100-150

 

http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/overview.html

 

"The best way to prevent chickenpox is to get the chickenpox vaccine. Before the vaccine, about 4 million people would get chickenpox each year in the United States. Also, about 10,600 people were hospitalized and 100 to 150 died each year as a result of chickenpox."

 

When you go to the pink book, you see that since they began keeping records, the range for chicken pox has been 47 -138.  The average was around a 100.  

 

 

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Hiding?  Probably not.  

 

 

 

Hmmm... not sure about that. This is what the damage control article by big pharma apologist Emily Willingham in Forbes is all about:

 

http://www.prweb.com/releases/ASOT/Thimerosal/prweb11598819.htm

http://therefusers.com/refusers-newsroom/cdc-forced-to-release-documents-showing-they-knew-vaccine-preservative-causes-autism/#.Uwo29PRdW0Y

http://www.ashotoftruth.org/history?page=3

http://childhealthsafety.com/


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Thanks for the links.  I had not seen them.

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Brian Hooker on the Robert Bell Show NOW.

 

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The Forbes article "is laced with so many errors I don't know where to begin". 

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Brian Hooker on the Robert Bell Show NOW.

 

http://radio.naturalnews.com/

 

The Forbes article "is laced with so many errors I don't know where to begin". 

 

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Forbes’ Emily Willingham Pretends CDC Study Results Don’t Exist

 

http://www.autisminvestigated.com/

 

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Although she never linked to the abstract from her article, she did read it and quoted directly from it – noting that it compared a “highest exposure group” to an “unexposed group”. Though she acknowledged the study authors ”reported an increased risk for nondegenerative neurological disorders,” she never acknowledged they included autism.

 

 

The piece relies on the general public being unaware of information that is in the public record and irrefutable. The author is also studiously ignoring the series of emails between Thomas Verstraeten and CDC officials talking about how the abstract didn't give them the results they needed, and brainstorming ideas on how to make the relationship on paper between vaccines and autism to "go away". And, if they were not hiding the original Verstraeten study, why did it take 10 years of FOIA requests and a act of Congress to release it?

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Vaccine Industry Watchdog Obtains CDC Documents That Show Statistically Significant Risks of Autism Associated with Vaccine Preservative Thimerosal
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For nearly ten years, Brian Hooker has been requesting documents that are kept under tight wraps by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His more than 100 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests have resulted in copious evidence that the vaccine preservative Thimerosal, which is still used in the flu shot that is administered to pregnant women and infants, can cause autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
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The CDC maintains there is “no relationship between Thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism rates in children,” even though the data from the CDC’s own Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database shows a very high risk.
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