|“Only On The Web”: In an exclusive interview, former NIH Director Dr. Bernadine Healy tells CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson that the question of a link between vaccines and autism is still open for debate.
this from Marcela Piper-Terry’s facebook page
Do vaccines cause autism?
When the CDC says “No,” and they tell you there have been dozens of studies that have disproved any link between autism and “vaccines,” it’s just not true.
The only vaccine the CDC has ever studied with regard to autism is the MMR (which is actually three vaccines given in a single injection).
The only ingredient in vaccines that has ever been studied by the CDC with regard to autism is Thimerosal.
The CDC’s studies are problematic for several reasons.
With the MMR research, we have Dr. William Thompson (senior CDC scientist; aka “the CDC Whistleblower”) who has admitted breaking the study protocol, eliminating data, and failing to report statistically-significant findings.
Dr. Thompson has also stated that he and his research colleagues involved in the (2004 Destefano et al) study threw away the evidence to further cover-up their own findings.
The Thimerosal studies involve a guy named Poul Thorsen, who has been indicted on 22 counts of wire fraud and money laundering. Thorsen is awaiting extradition to the U.S., and faces 260 years in jail. Yet… The CDC continues to publish his work and stand by his findings.
What about the Institute of Medicine (IOM)?
Every few years the IOM reviews the research regarding vaccine safety and they issue a report.
Their 2011 Report on Adverse Effects of Vaccines did not even look at five vaccines that are routinely given to infants and children at their well-baby and well-child check-ups. The IOM did not consider the research on Hib, Hepatitis A, Pneumococcal (PCV-13), Rotavirus, or Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV).
So… Given that infants and children routinely receive 6-9 vaccines at each of their 2, 4, 6, and 12-15 month check-ups, and given that those combinations of vaccines include Hib, hepatitis A, PCV13, rotavirus, and IPV… How can the IOM or CDC say, “Vaccines have been studied and there is no connection to autism” – or ANY OTHER negative health outcome?
The research HAS NOT BEEN DONE.
Do you think The CDC doesn’t know this?
Of course they know.
Why would they continue to say the research has been done when it hasn’t?
CDC = Lying Liars that Lie.
Don’t trust them with your children’s health.
What about the Institute of Medicine?
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) met 8 times between 2001-2004 to review the (then) existing research on vaccines and autism. Again, they did not look at how the entire vaccine schedule or the combinations of vaccines given at any of the “well-baby check-ups” may cause autism… that research has never been done.
Their final report, issued in 2004, included a statement that they would no longer support any research that might identify “susceptible groups” of children. They also decided not to pursue any research that might show causality – from that moment on, there would ONLY be epidemiological studies.
Epidemiological studies can NEVER show causality. They can ONLY show correlation.
So when the pro-vaccine side says, “There is no research demonstrating a causal effect between vaccines and autism,” they’re right.
That’s because since 2004, they have refused to do any research that would EVER show causality.
It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.
They don’t want to know.
And they DEFINITELY don’t want YOU to know.
The IOM decided in 2004 to throw susceptible children in front of the bus because they were more concerned with protecting the vaccine program.
Dr. Bernadine Healy (former Head of National Institutes of Health) talked about this in her 2008 interview with Sharyl Attkisson on CBS News.
You can view the video here:
2011 IOM Report:
2004 Immunization Safety Review (IOM):