A CDC internal email released through a Freedom of Information Act request reveals just how nasty things got behind closed doors after a CDC senior scientist confessed to covering up a link between vaccines and autism, and implicated his CDC colleagues.
The email, dated Sept. 2, 2018, was written by CDC’s Dr. Willam (Bill) Thompson to Dr. Frank DeStefano, CDC’s head of immunization safety.
In the email, Thompson responds to an interview DeStefano gave me in 2014. It was after Thompson stunned the scientific community by saying that he, DeStefano, and other CDC scientists committed fraud in a major vaccine-autism study. It was information that upended a decade-and-a-half of government and vaccine industry narratives on the controversy, and stood to impact some of the millions of families in the U.S. who have autistic children.
According to Thompson, he and his fellow CDC scientists covered up a link between MMR vaccine and autism in African-American boys.
“The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism,” Thompson later testified.
CDC officials disposed of study documents “in a huge garbage can”
As part of the alleged fraud and coverup, Thompson said he and the other CDC scientists who conducted the research got together and literally trashed study data.
Thompson first revealed his role in the fraud during a series of phone conversations with the parent of an autistic child. The parent surreptitiously recorded the calls, in which Thompson confessed and said he lived with tremendous guilt.
When the parent made the recordings public, Thompson admitted to scientific fraud and issued a statement issued through his attorney.
“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information,” read the statement, in part. He also described how he says he and his CDC colleagues had a meeting and literally threw documents from the research into a garbage can.
The coauthors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. The remaining four coauthors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can. However, because I assumed it was illegal and would violate both FOIA and DOJ requests, I kept hard copies of all documents in my office, and I retained all associated computer files.
Dr. William “Bill” Thompson, CDC Senior Scientist
CDC would not permit Thompson to do media interviews after he blew the whistle.
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According to Thompson, head of CDC immunization safety Dr. Frank DeStefano made out they were friends when there was dissension within the ranks. The CDC also gave DeStefano the opportunity to be interviewed by CNN but not Thompson.
At the same time, another of the government’s top pro-vaccine medical experts signed a sworn statement also alleging a government coverup of links between vaccines and autism. He also states the government covered up his finding, fired him as an expert witness, misrepresented his opinion in court, and the DOJ secretly settled a major vaccine-autism court case that Zimmerman had consulted on, where the government admitted liability but made sure the records were sealed. Out of the other side of their mouths they told parents of vaccine-injured children that links to autism were debunked conspiracy theories.
Congressman Bill Posey (R-Florida), Posey says he was unable to convince colleagues to investigate or schedule hearings on Thompson’s bombshell allegations, but after his claims began to gain traction, the ‘powers that be’ got busy smearing Thompson and anyone reporting his allegations.
The journal that published the study disregarded Thompson’s statements, and decided not to retract the study.
Please see original article for more information and links to sworn affidavits and allegations.
For more on CDC corruption:
- https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/11/29/spider-attacks-cdc/ This article lists case by case of CDC fraud and corruption by the very scientists within the organization.
Despite the rhetoric, it is quite clear that vaccines are not safe for some people.