If you think that Dr. William Thompson’s revelations of fraud at the CDC aren’t worth media attention and a Congressional hearing, you’re probably a vaccine zealot.
Dr. William Thompson is a senior scientist at the CDC who has worked there since 1998. He admitted, and documented, that he and others at the CDC manipulated and omitted data about vaccine safety. In his August 27, 2014 statement, Dr. Thompson said:
“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.”
Post-collection data manipulation is a serious violation of ethics and scientific best practices. Apparently, violating ethics and scientific best practices is something that is commonplace within the CDC, as Dr. Thompson also stated:
“That’s the deal . . ., that’s what I keep seeing again and again and again . . . where these senior people [at the CDC] just do completely unethical, vile things and no one holds them accountable.” — Dr. William Thompson to Dr. Brian Hooker in a recorded phone call, June 12, 2014
Congressman Bill Posey read the following statement from Dr. Thompson on the floor of the U.S. Congress on July 29, 2015:
“All the authors and I met and decided sometime between August-September 02 not to report any race-effects for the paper. Sometime soon after the meeting we decided to exclude reporting any race-effects. 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 and thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can. However, because I assumed that it was illegal and would violate both FOIA and DOJ requests, I kept hard copies of all documents in my office and I retain all associated computer files. I believe we intentionally withheld controversial findings from a final draft of a pediatrics paper.”
Intentionally withholding controversial findings about vaccine safety IS WRONG. Everyone at the CDC knows that it’s wrong to destroy and manipulate evidence, yet they did it anyhow.
I commend Dr. Thompson, Congressman Posey, and everyone else who is screaming about this travesty. I hear the screams about the #CDCWhistleblower because I listen to people who question the relationship between vaccines and the diseases of modernity (including, but not limited to, autism). But I doubt that the people who don’t subscribe to email updates from The Thinking Moms’ Revolution and similar sites have a clue who Dr. Thompson is or what he has said, because the mainstream media has been silent about Dr. Thompson’s allegations and Representative Posey’s testimony.
The silence of the media, and the lack of other Congressional Representatives voicing support for Representative Posey, is both deafening and disgusting.
The media, the politicians, and a large portion of the American public are showing that they SIMPLY DON’T CARE about vaccine safety. They DON’T CARE about ethics. They DON’T CARE about data manipulation. They DON’T CARE about truth. The truth doesn’t matter. What matters are their beliefs: Vaccines are safe. Vaccines save lives. Vaccines have made the world a safer place. Vaccines cannot, and will not ever, hurt anyone. Vaccines are good.
It doesn’t matter what evidence they are presented with to the contrary. It doesn’t matter that not all vaccines are the same. It doesn’t matter that people are chronically ill at rates never before seen in human history. It doesn’t matter how many children are hurt by vaccines. They hold onto their beliefs with passion, with zeal. Reason, and science, have nothing to do with their beliefs–though they claim that their beliefs are based in both science and reason.
If facts and truth mattered to vaccine proponents, they would be clamoring for a Congressional hearing for Dr. Thompson. They’re not though. Because Dr. Thompson may have something to say that will challenge their beliefs.
If you’re not interested in hearing what Dr. Thompson has to say, you are certainly a Vax Zealot. Listen to him, and you might learn something.