After the last few years of medical tyranny, the entire world got to see the blatant and callous nature of the medical establishment, viscously attacking and silencing any doctor or scientist who dared to speak against the mainstream. However, unbeknownst to many, these tactics have been employed for decades to attack anyone who dares to raise any concerns over the safety of childhood vaccines.
In Part One and Part Two of this series, we took a look at the dramatic increase in the overall cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder and some possible explanations. We also looked into the work of Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his infamous 1998 study that laid the foundation for much of the debate around childhood vaccines and autism today.
Let’s take a look at another similar case to Dr. Wakefield’s, this time involving the deliberate tampering of crucial data by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
This story begins back in 2004 when a paper entitled “Age at First Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination in Children With Autism and School-Matched Control Subjects: A Population-Based Study in Metropolitan Atlanta” was published by DeStefano and colleagues that sought to compare the age of the first Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccines between children who had been diagnosed with autism and children who did not have autism.
The results of the study showed that there was no statistically significant link between the age that a child received their MMR vaccines and the onset of autism:
The overall distribution of ages at MMR vaccination among children with autism was similar to that of matched control children; most case (70.5%) and control children (67.5%) were vaccinated between 12 and 17 months of age.
The story becomes incredibly interesting when, 10 years later in 2014, one of the researchers on the 2004 study, Dr. William Thompson, a psychologist who worked at the CDC, came forward alleging that the CDC altered the data to give the report a more favorable outcome, suggesting no association with MMR vaccination and autism. This information came to light in a phone call that was recorded by Dr. Brian Hooker, a biochemical engineer who had a son that fell victim to autism following an MMR injection.
Following that conversation, Dr. Brian Hooker published a follow-up study to the original 2004 study entitled “Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young African American boys: a reanalysis of CDC data” where his findings showed an increase in autism following MMR injection among boys 36 months of age or younger, including an even more pronounced increase in cases among African American boys, which contradicts the findings of the original DeStefano study. So what happened?
Dr. Thompson stated that the original analysis plan formulated for the DeStefano study was changed after the data had been collected; when the CDC scientists noticed that the data suggested a higher rate of autism among boys post-MMR vaccination. In order to make the data seem more favorable towards there being no association between MMR vaccination and autism, the scientists conducting the study had to exclude children from the study to bring the data more in line, reducing the “statistical power” of the data….