by Ethan A. Huff
November 02, 2011
Deniers of the link
between mercury-laden vaccines and autism are going to have a hard
time denying the latest findings by the Coalition for
Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD).
The nonprofit group has
obtained critical documents via a Freedom of Information Act
request that exposes the US Center for Disease Control and
role in deliberately lying about and manipulating a key Danish study
that showed a clear link between vaccines containing mercury and
In 2003, the journal Pediatrics published a study conducted in
Denmark that observed a significant decline in autism rates
following the country's elimination of
Thimerosal, a mercury-based component, from vaccines.
thanks to the CDC's corrupting influence, the published
version of the study in Pediatrics actually claimed the opposite,
and alleged that removal of Thimerosal brought about an increase in
According to the documents, CDC officials removed large amounts of
data from the study that showed a decline in autism rates following
the removal of Thimerosal. The agency then twisted the remaining
data to imply an increase in autism rates following the removal of
Thimerosal, and suggested that there was no link between Thimerosal
Upon submission of the CDC's tainted version of the study to
Pediatrics, the study's authors contacted CDC officials to let them
know that the agency had incorrectly interpreted the data.
They tried to tell the
CDC that its figures and conclusions were wrong, and that
corrections needed to be made.
The CDC allegedly responded by saying that it would take a look at
the incorrect data, but proceeded to submit the corrupted version of
the study to Pediatrics anyway. After encouraging the editors of
Pediatrics to perform an expedited review of the corrupted study,
the CDC ended up convincing the journal to publish the fraudulent
study, which it did in 2003.
Now that this critical information has been
officially released for the world to see, CoMeD is
pressing the CDC to conduct a full criminal investigation into the
matter, and make a formal declaration about whether or not
scientific fraud was involved.
CoMeD is also calling
for a full, immediate retraction of the corrupted study from
"This should not be
tolerated by those who are entrusted with our children's health
and well-being," says Lisa Sykes, President of CoMeD.
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