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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist-turned-whistleblower says the government's premier health research agency forced him to lie about the negative health effects of vaccines.
In a video posted here, Dr. William Thompson accused the CDC of more than a decade of cover-ups regarding the link between vaccines and childhood autism.
"CDC is paralyzed; the whole system is paralyzed right now," Thompson is heard telling Dr. Brian Hooker, Ph.D., during a phone conversation. "The whole branch is paralyzed, and it's become more paralyzed. So., there's less, and less, and less being done, as the place just comes to a grinding halt."
He went on to say that the CDC has put research "10 years behind."
"Because the CDC has not been transparent," he added, "we've missed 10 years of research, because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism.
"Really, what they [the CDC] need is for Congress to come in and, you know, say, 'give us the data, and we're going to have an independent contractor do it,' then bring in the autism advocates and have them intimately involved in the studies."
Dr. Thompson said that he has "a boss who's asking" him "to lie," but he added that, were he forced to provide testimony for the record, he would do so and would do so truthfully.
Dr. Thompson -- and others -- are urging Americans to contact their elected leaders and ask them to delve into what the CDC knows about the vaccine-autism link but has been reluctant to discuss.
'I didn't know my conversations were being recorded'
Another way for Americans to become active in this campaign is to visit the Autism Action Network.
In a statement released through his attorney in August, http://www.morganverkamp.com in a 2004 report that was 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," Dr. Thompson said, according to his statement.
And while he went on to say that he generally supports vaccinating children, "My concern has been the decision to omit relevant findings in a particular study for a particular sub group for a particular vaccine."
"There have always been recognized risks for vaccination and I believe it is the responsibility of the CDC to properly convey the risks associated with receipt of those vaccines," he said.
'Still more questions than answers'
Dr. Thompson said he had shared his concerns with Dr. Hooker for many months prior to going public with his information. But he said he was not aware that Hooker was recording the conversations, "nor was I given any choice regarding whether my name would be made public or my voice would be put on the Internet."
"I am providing information to Congressman William Posey, and of course will continue to cooperate with Congress," Dr. Thompson further stated. "I have also offered to assist with reanalysis of the study data or development of further studies. For the time being, however, I am focused on my job and my family."
He also said that "reasonable scientists can and do differ" about findings and the interpretation of data, and that CDC officials have been "entirely professional since this matter came up."
"There are still more questions than answers, and I appreciate that so many families are looking for answers from the scientific community," he added.