I am sick and tired of the propaganda and lies being perpetuated by pharmaceutical sponsored media outlets and doctors.
I was watching fox 5 news's coverage of the documentary "vaxxed" and segments of Robert Deniro's interview where he expresses his regret for pulling the documentary from Tribeca Film Festival because he wants to know the truth about the relationship between vaccines and autism.
After Robert Deniro expressed his feelings, thoughts, and regrets Fox had Dr Manny respond.
Dr Manny obviously did not see the film because he (as well as every main stream media outlet) does not touch upon what the documentary is about.
It is about a senior CDC scientist (Dr. William Thompson) who was part of the largest MMR vaccine study where it was found that this vaccine caused a high rate of autism (especially in African American boys)
The documentary focuses on Dr Thompson's account of what actually happened. He admitted that he and all the scientists involved in the study were instructed to illegally omit participant data from the study, and destroy the data showing the autism/vaccine link.
Since Dr Thompson knew this was illegal, he kept hard copies of the data and had another CDC scientist Dr Brian Hooker look over them. This information was then given to congressman Bill Posey who presented it on the house floor.
Instead of addressing the above information, Dr Manny's chooses to attack Wakefield and Deniro.
He starts by saying that Dr Wakefield "falsely claimed" that vaccines cause autism. The fact is he never said that. Again Dr Manny and all the other parrots who regurgitate this myth don't actually confirm these statements. He actually never said that vaccines cause autism. He just said that we should look into this possibility. He also never committed any fraud, as was proven by a scientist that investigated his study and concluded that Dr Wakefield did not commit any fraud. His report was published in the British Medical Journal.
"As a research microbiologist involved with the collection and examination of colonic biopsy samples, I do not believe that Dr. Wakefield intentionally misinterpreted the grading sheets as evidence of "non-specific colitis." Dhillon indicated "non-specific" in a box associated, in some cases, with other forms of colitis. In addition, if Anthony's grading sheets are similar to ones he completed for the Lancet article, they suggest that he diagnosed "colitis" in a number of the children."
In a press release afterwards the author states:
"The grading sheets and other evidence in Wakefield's files clearly show that it is unreasonable to conclude, based on a comparison of the histological records, that Andrew Wakefield 'faked' a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.You can find out more about this story here
Now that these records have seen the light of day, it is time for others to stop using them for this purpose as well. False allegations of research misconduct can destroy the careers of even the most accomplished and reputable scientists overnight. It may take years for them to prove their innocence; and even then the damages are often irreparable. In cases where mistakes are made, every effort should be taken to fully restore the reputations and careers of scientists who are falsely accused of research misconduct."
I will list some quotes from Dr Manny's Blog and comment on them latter.
"I have dedicated myself to the world of science and have had access to the greatest research
institutions in the world"
"When it comes to health, false promises and misinformed theories lead to inefficient therapies and dead end research.
"we must support genuine autism research. We must find out where autism originates, which could possibly begin in the womb."
"Creating an environment of suspicion only delays what we must accomplish today."
Dr Manny, If you have dedicated yourself to the world of science then why don't you start by actually investigating this documentary and the information that it contains before commenting on it. This is very unscientific of you.
I agree with you that "false promises, and misinformed theories lead to inefficient therapies and dead end research." That is exactly why you should look at the data the CDC whistleblower has presented thoroughly.
You then should look at these 30 studies that showed that vaccines are linked to autism.
After that I would advise you to look at thee following court cases that ruled that the MMR vaccine caused autism in these individuals.
Court case 1 (Italian Court ruled that the MMR vaccine caused Autism)
Court case 2 (US Court awarded over 1.5 million dollars because the MMR vaccine caused autism in their child)
Lastly, If you go to the FDA's website you can find The Dtap Vaccine's package insert.
Scroll to page 11 under "Adverse Events Reported After Post-Approval" you will find that autism is listed.
"Adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of reporting"
To All Journalists, Doctors, Politicians, medical professionals, and citizens.
I urge you all to watch this very informative and eye opening documentary. Be scientists. Investigate. Be skeptics.