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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
If you've been following alternative news channels, you have probably heard about Whistleblower Dr. William Thompsom, a CDC Senior Scientist, who has come forward to regretfully admit his role in a cover up involving a CDC study aimed at autism and vaccine safety. Quite specifically, he was quoted as saying:
"Oh my God, I did not believe that we did what we did, but we did. It's all there ... This is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem."
"I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed."
And there you have it folks, words right from the horse's mouth. Why there are still people defending this, is beyond me. He lied, he says he lied, the study was altered to suggest that the MMR is safe, yet the study itself clearly shows otherwise, and not just for African American boys either.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UPDATE - On January 26, 2016 journalist Ben Swann released this video, as he reported on the findings of the CDC Whistleblower's documents. The order of events that transpired: William Thompson spoke with Brian Hooker about covering up the data which links the MMR with autism in certain subsets of children, then he came forward through his Whistleblower Attorney, eventually he disclosed all of his documentation to Senator Posey in Florida and ultimately, Ben Swann retrieved those documents from Posey. They are now available for you to download directly, from this link.
Since there are so many great articles already detailing the events (although, the above admission of fraud is the only fact I need) I will share links to those articles at the bottom of my blog, rather than trying to rewrite what has already been said so eloquently by others.
I am not a political person, but the issue of vaccinating is a political topic. I am usually all about focusing on our choices, in other words, how do we move forward with the information we have. In the case of my son's autism, I focused on recovery, not how he got damaged. I just assumed that since we cannot change the wind, I would control the sails....however, it has come to light that in this case, the information we had was falsified, and it's time to change the wind.
When did the safety of vaccinations become political? Why isn't it simply about the facts anymore? Truth always prevails, doesn't it? Well, when it comes to vaccinations and pharmaceuticals, we are talking about huge financial gains for those involved. And these financial gains have become woven into the very fabric of our government. Who is going to bite the hand that feeds them without motivation bigger than his or her pocket?
Going back in time usually just brings up old wounds and doesn't offer solutions, after all, we can't change the past, right?
How can we move forward with the right frame of mind AND bring awareness to the masses? We must educate and face the truth. No one should ever inject a baby without educating themselves about the ingredients and the potential risks associated with those ingredients. The trouble is, we think our doctors are educated enough to make these decisions for us, but what if your doctor is flat out lying to you or better yet, the CDC is? How do you feel about trusting your doctor now?
Let me break it down for you like this....would you mix any of these ingredients into your baby's bottle of milk or cereal and feed it to him? (this list is taken directly from the CDC website and is only a partial list)
MSG - aka monosodium glutamate
Aluminum potassium sulfate
Aluminum hydroxphosphate sulfate
Iron ammonium citrate
Thimerosal - aka mercury
Vero (monkey kidney cells)
modified latham medium (derived from bovine casein)
Dimethyl 1 beta-cycodextrin
MRC-5 (human diploid cells)
CMRL 1969 medium (supplemented with calf serum)
Semi-synthetic medium (what does that even MEAN?)
Yeast and yeast proteins
Insect cell, bacterial and viral protein
Egg protein (but be sure not to feed your infant eggs until he is a year for fear of causing an allergy)
Octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100)
Recumbinant human albumin
WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts (ever wonder where they get these? It's in the MMR btw)
Chick embryo cell culture
calf serum protein
You can view the complete list for yourself here, right on the CDC website. Also, if you want to be more educated on vaccine reactions, many are clearly stated right in the vaccine package inserts.
So let's be real here, if you found out any of the above ingredients were in your meal at the restaurant you visited yesterday, would you have a problem with it? Would you go back to that restaurant? Do they look safe to you? Would you eat them? If it's going into your body, you should be able to eat them.
Do you care why they justify these ingredients?? I sure don't. I don't want them injected into the veins of my baby the very day he is born, or ever. Many would likely label me "anti-vax". I am not anti-vax, I am anti-THESE-vaccines. My child was vaccinated and he was harmed by them, so as the conscientious parent that I am, I now avoid what harmed him, I call that smart.
If your excuse is that you don't know what many of these ingredients are, well as a parent, it's our job to learn what they are before allowing them into our children. Would you hand your one-day old to a stranger and allow them to fill a bottle with any combination of the above ingredients, then feed it to him while telling you "science has confirmed this is safe" when you know these ingredients clearly aren't safe for your child? Informed consent people, it means being informed BEFORE consenting.
What about those who say things like, "but if vaccines cause autism, why isn't every child who is vaccinated autistic?" Ummm, really? Does every child who encounters someone with a cold, go on to acquire that cold? If colds are contagious, why doesn't every child in the same class as the child with the cold get it? Many reasons. And just because a child doesn't end up with an autism spectrum disorder (symptoms vary quite a bit) doesn't mean they haven't developed an autoimmune response to their vaccinations. Many increasing illnesses are being looked at as potential reactions to the increasing vaccine schedule. Can you explain why the increase in illnesses like ADHD, asthma, childhood diabetes, allergies, arthritis, cancer, etc. is occurring here, as well as in developing countries with high rates of vaccination? India for example. Here is a brief article about the increase in asthma and allergies in developing countries. Let's now look at their vaccine schedule....they are up to 20 vaccinations by the age of two and the WHO organization is trying to push more on them. When they resist an added vaccination, the WHO just attempts to include it into a single multi-vaccine, as is discussed here with the recommended introduction of the Hib. This is a recipe for disaster. India's people are pushing back, thankfully!
So now let's review, the CDC completes a study ten years ago (when autism rates were 1 in 150, they are now 1 in 68) and they tell us vaccines do not cause autism. We blindly believe them, we vaccinate our innocent children with many of those horrid ingredients (and more), then your beloved child begins to regress right before your eyes, do you still think they are safe? Does it require a scientist to put two and two together? Another brilliant CDC scientist, DeStefano, has gone on record as saying parents aren't smart enough to make these decisions themselves. Ok, so if you don't want to make the decision yourself, find neutral sources with facts to share. There are plenty of doctors, biochemists and scientists out there with an unbiased, clear and concise perspective for you to learn from. I wish someone told me about these resources before I had my first baby, who was assaulted from the day he was born.
I haven't even gotten into the fact that deaths from diseases were already on the decline long before vaccines were introduced, which proves that vaccine manufacturers have only hitched a ride on the wave that was already in motion. Scientists love to take credit for the decline in diseases and deaths from diseases, yet it was actually safer drinking water, refrigeration and antibiotics that resulted in the decline, not vaccines. So again, if we listen to the "professionals", we are being fed lies...and very dangerous ingredients.
If the risks of vaccinating are growing to outnumber the benefits, it's time to demand change. Change of this kind doesn't occur without loud insistent citizens. If we don't uphold our rights and insist on a third party investigation of the CDC and third party safety testing, we are by default, saying that it is ok for our government officials to hide things from us. What else are they hiding to preserve their financial status?
It's true, I've lost ground a little bit in light of this revelation. It has me reliving the darkest days of our past. Coming from the depths of my most painful wounds, the lifetime-hurt my child has had to endure has wiped out my entire belief system and replaced it with an entirely new model. But I must focus on the fact that the those dark days have indeed made me a better person. I won't lose sight of that, how can I, I live it daily. My innocent children depend on me. I owe them truth, safety and love. It's all I can do to move on. There was a time when I thought I was alone in this battle, but I have since painfully and personally learned of the thousands of other families just like mine. We are the reason the vaccine schedule needs re-evaluation and we are the reason the CDC is going to have a fight on their hands. We know what can happen to your family, even if you don't. So we fight not only for our truths, but for yours too!
The safety of vaccinations doesn't belong in the very hands that benefit from the results of their studies. Any chance you would bite the hand that feeds you?
My nine year old's interpretation of the CDC Whistleblower story is compelling.
"It's like a bunch of kids standing on the side of the road and being told it's safe to cross, but it's not, because a car is coming." Yes kiddo, yes it is. And many of us have been mowed down. It's time for us to stand tall and demand vaccine safety transparency. All we are asking for is the truth.
And for the CDC, I end here with lyrics from the song, Jar of Hearts.
Who do you think you are?
running 'round leaving scars
collecting your jar of hearts
tearing love apart
You're going to catch a cold
from the ice inside your soul
Who do you think you are?
UPDATE March 2016 - Del Bigtree, producer of "The Doctors" syndicated tv show, produces what he describes in an interview with ABC National News as the biggest medical story he has ever seen. It has been stated that this documentary is not anti-vaccine, but pro-transparency. "Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catstrophe" highlights the CDC fraud mentioned above and more!
And below you will witness, first hand, just how coercion in this country works! I am impressed that it even became a news story! The Film Festival Director in Houston goes on camera as saying, "...they threatened severe action against the festival if we showed it, so it is out. Their actions would have cost us more than $100,000 in grants." THIS my friendly folks, is exactly how it's done. Pharmaceutical companies have deep pockets and they pay people off to shut up! They clearly don't want you to know what is going on. Last I checked, this was a free country...right? Nope. Pharmaceutical companies hold the power, hundreds of thousands of dollars in power. Next time someone asks me why we don't know more about the dangers of vaccinations or suggests I am a conspiracy theorist, this is what I will share with them. I apologize for the volume, it's a recording of a recording, of a recording, lol!
UPDATE #2 - On November 21, 2016, the journal Frontiers in Public Health accepted and published a study that has never before been done in the US, comparing the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children between the ages of 6 and 12. Although the rates of chickenpox and pertussis were lower in the vaccinated population, these children were also "significantly more likely" to be diagnosed with chronic and life altering NDDs such as ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, etc.
Results: A total of 415 mothers provided data on 666 children, of which 261 (39%) were unvaccinated. Vaccinated children were significantly less likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with chickenpox and pertussis, but significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with pneumonia, otitis media, allergies and NDDs (defined as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and/or a learning disability). After adjustment, the factors that remained significantly associated with NDD were vaccination (OR 3.1, 95% CI: 1.4, 6.8), male gender (OR 2.3, 95% CI: 1.2, 4.3), and preterm birth (OR 5.0, 95% CI: 2.3, 11.6). In a final adjusted model, vaccination but not preterm birth remained associated with NDD, while the interaction of preterm birth and vaccination was associated with a 6.6-fold increased odds of NDD (95% CI: 2.8, 15.5).
Conclusions: In this study based on mothers’ reports, the vaccinated had a higher rate of allergies and NDD than the unvaccinated. Vaccination, but not preterm birth, remained significantly associated with NDD after controlling for other factors. However, preterm birth combined with vaccination was associated with an apparent synergistic increase in the odds of NDD. Further research involving larger, independent samples is needed to verify and understand these unexpected findings in order to optimize the impact of vaccines on children’s health.
As promised, some links detailing the facts you need to know.
- The actual Press Release from William Thompson's "Whistleblower of the Year" attorneys. UPDATE - The above link is no longer available. Dr. Thompson's Attorney's statement has been replaced by Dr. Thompson's statement, which can be found here.
- A timeline of events.
- Huffington Post - Merck has Some Explaining to do over their MMR Vaccine Claims
- Multiple graphs showing the decline of deaths from diseases long before vaccines were brought into the scene. In some cases you can even see an INCREASE after the vaccine was introduced, which is evidence that vaccines cause shedding of the viruses they are made with.
- The Hear This Well campaign created by parents of vaccine-injured parents to address a comment made by CNN reporter Elizabeth Cohen, that vaccines don't cause autism.
- An update from Senator Posey (FL's 8th district) who is in support of a full investigation of the CDC.
- The Fox Guarding the Henhouse
- A great article from an autism specialist homeopath who raises the questions we should be asking now.
- A list of violations to be investigated.
- From Dr. Mercola's site - National Vaccine Information Center calls for Removal of Vaccine Safety Oversight from Department of Health and Human Services
- A blog entry from Dr. Brownstein who is outraged at the media blackout
- An article from Natural News about Dr. Brownstein's article (above)
- A story of adult onset autism triggered by one vaccination
- Vaccine package inserts, please educate before you vaccinate
- Dr. Harold Buttram on vaccines and inflammation
- A Harvard trained Immunologist Demolishes CA Legislation That Terminates Vaccine Exemption
- Great Mothers Question Vaccines. Find a ton of facts here.
- Just who are these Anti-Vaxxers anyway?
- How Vaccines Harm Child Brain Development by Dr. Russell Blaylock
- Questioning the safety of Guardasil, a Documentary in the making - One More Girl
- An RN speaks out about the dangers of vaccination in pregnant women and medical staff.
- Another chief scientist steps out of the shadows to divulge concerns about the safety of the MMR and John Rappoport reports on it.
- Robert DiNiro voices his opinion on the vaccine debate when he is questioned by the Today Show about pulling the movie VAXXED from the Tribeca film festival. It's clear he wants to dig into this further, because there is a ossiblity his 18 year old autistic son was vaccine damaged.
- Although greatly down played, the CDC has come out with their own statement of response, confirming these events are in fact truth.
- Autism’s Causes and Biomarkers: An Interview with Helen Ratajczak, Ph.D.
- The FIRST study on US soil comparing the health of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children. UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention (as expected) that this study may have been pulled from the journal, because the powers that be (Big Pharma) will do anything to avoid letting this out! So I have screen prints of the actual study for your viewing here from when it went live. Just in case...