Opinion by: Kenneth Stoller, MD, FAAP with Anne McElroy Dachel
In the first article in this series on autism, a mercurial finger was pointed at the high level of mercury children received from their vaccines and the huge upswing in the autism rate. It was noted that the background level of mercury pollution from coal-fire power plants and other sources (such as dental amalgam) was so high that one in every six women in the US has a level of mercury in her body high enough to affect her children’s health. The cost to society of these affected children amounts to billions of dollars annually, and the ultimate cost of caring for all those disabled will cost trillions. Lastly, the point was made that this isn’t so much about autism as it is about the future of human life on this planet if we don’t stop mercury pollution.
Concerning the issue of autism, the press has failed to present both sides in the heated debate over a possible link between vaccines and this devastating disorder. The last word is often given to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, without any mention of the vast web of conflict of interest ties between CDC employees and the pharmaceutical industry.
The studies produced by the CDC and others haven’t ended the controversy. The results from published population studies come under attack each time officials think they have the convincing science to settle the issue.
Using these epidemiological studies, the head of the CDC, Dr. Julie Gerberding, told the public, “What we know today is based on many studies that have looked at children in various populations around the world including the United States and have involved thousands of children that the preponderance of evidence consistently does not reveal an association between Thimerosal and autism. These studies have been looked at by some of the best and brightest scientists across the world and in the United States through our Institutes of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.”
Who are “the best and the brightest”?
The studies by “some of the best and brightest scientists across the world” conjure up images of white-coated experts in state-of-the-art laboratories researching all the possible side effects that could result from using mercury in vaccines. Despite exhausting research, they just came up empty.
Notice the often-repeated phrase is “studies show no link” not, “research shows no link.” That’s an important distinction. The scientists in this case are statisticians sitting at computers running the numbers on children and vaccinations instead of in a laboratory doing testing on the toxicity of the mercury-based vaccine preservative Thimerosal, or in the field actually examining affected children. The figures these researchers come up with are the proof used to disprove any connection between vaccines and autism.
The official CDC position was also discussed in the first article and summarized herewith: Autism is genetic; Autism isn't an epidemic in the U.S.; Autism didn't explode coincidentally with the dramatic increase in mercury containing vaccines in the childhood schedule; Autism can't be cured, only treated with behavioral therapy and psychotropic drugs.
The CDC needs no convincing as to the truth about the autism epidemic, as the transcript from the secret Simpsonwood meeting held in June, 2000 reveals. (www.autismhelpforyou.com/Simpsonwood_And_Puerto%20%20Rico.htm)
The official position is a lie that is being used to convince the American public that mercury-containing vaccines haven’t affected a generation of children. This is being done illegally, because it is illegal for a federal agency to propagandize the American public.
The law involved here is US code Title 18, Section 1001: “… whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully—
(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;
(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or
(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.”
Yes, these are serious accusations, but this article and those that follow will lay out the facts in this case. This is a situation that must come to the public’s awareness for as was said, it’s not just about autism, it’s about a level of mercury pollution that could threaten human life on this planet. We may have less time to solve this problem than we have to stop global warming, although the two overlap to a great extent.