William Thompson, PhD, a CDC epidemiologist turned whistleblower, admitted to committing fraud in order to hide the fact that they had found a relationship between the timing of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine and an increased risk of autism in black boys.
Thompson’s statement starts off by saying,
“My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.
“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.”
See his statement here.
A reanalysis of the CDC data which was done by Brian Hooker, PhD, who Thompson had confessed his fraud to, found that black males given the MMR vaccine before the age of 36 months (3 years) were 3.4 times more likely to get autism than those given the vaccine later.
“The results show a strong relationship between child age at the administration of the first MMR and autism incidence exclusively for African American boys which could indicate a role of the vaccine in the etiology of autism within this population group. This particular analysis was not completed in the original Destefano et al. (CDC) study,” Hooker’s paper notes.
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