Byron Richards, CCN
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is coming under a microscope for its inept handling of vaccine data that likely showed a link between mercury in vaccines and autism. The CDC insists publicly that there is no link between mercury in vaccines and autism, based on several studies with numerous flaws in design. It appears the CDC has tampered with data to slant results to its favor – a common trick of Big Pharma when trying to hide poor results and cover its rear end.
Central to the controversy is a four-year analysis by the CDC of a large US database called the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD). The original results of the study showed a significant correlation between mercury and autism (as discovered by FOI requests). By the time the CDC was done massaging the data the study showed no correlation; and now the CDC has apparently lost the data the original results were based on.
Here is the link to the CDC’s mercury studies. Here is a link to a detailed article explaining what is wrong with CDC’s thimerosal studies, including a link to various Congressional leaders speaking out on CDC incompetence.
While it is unlikely, in my opinion, that thimerosal in vaccines is the only issue relating to vaccine injury – I do believe there is enough data to label thimerosal in vaccines as highly problematic and a toxin that is a significant risk for increase in vaccine injury that may trigger autism.
It will require congressional oversight to get to the bottom of the CDC’s vaccine cover-up. Judging by the lack of results Congress has had in recent months getting to the bottom of various FDA scandals; it will be a struggle for parents to get the truth from unelected bureaucrats protected by a pro Big Pharma Bush administration. I would like to know how McCain, Clinton, or Obama would actually solve this very real problem.