I can’t believe that I am writing this blog eight months after my last post on this issue. More and more children continue to get the MMR vaccine even though a 2004 CDC MMR study was falsified to hide the fact that the MMR vaccine was found to significantly increase the risk of autism in boys who received it. Our children are currently suffering with an autism epidemic as nearly one in fifty children currently have autism. Where are the Congressional hearings? Where is the media?
Let me recap what has been happening with this story. A CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson co-authored a 2004 CDC study which claimed the MMR vaccine was not associated with autism. In 2014, Dr. Thompson admitted that the 2004 CDC study was altered to hide a 240% increase in autism in African American children who were vaccinated before 36 months of age when compared to those vaccinated later. Furthermore, there was a 69% increase risk in autism in all male children who received the MMR vaccine before 36 months. (1) Under emotional and mental distress over what happened, Dr. Thompson contacted Brian Hooker, PhD who has a son with autism caused by vaccine injury. Dr. Thompson gave Dr. Hooker the missing 2004 data which Dr. Hooker published in August, 2014 in the Translational Neurodegeneration Journal. (2) I wrote about this issue four times. The last blog post can be found here: https://drbrownstein.com/?p=647.
Today, I called Florida Congressman Bill Posey—who represents Florida’s 8th district. Mr. Posey has been identified on the internet as the Congressman who is going to call a hearing on this story. Mr. Posey serves on the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Remember, this story started to break in August, 2014 when Dr. Hooker published the true data. So, here we are, eight months later and nothing has happened. No hearings. No media stories. Nothing.
Well, something has happened as tens of thousands of U.S. children have been given the MMR vaccine, and parents have not been told the truth about the vaccine.
When I called Dr. Posey’s office, I was adamant that I wanted to know why a hearing has not been called to study what happened at the CDC. I was transferred to a senior aide who calmed me down and answered my questions. He was very helpful. He stated that Mr. Posey does not think his committee has the jurisdiction to cover this story. Mr. Posey and his staff are trying to find which committee would be most suitable to hear this case. When I expressed my frustration about how long this is taking, the aide stated that these things take time. I reminded him that every day Mr. Thompson’s testimony is not heard is another day that more children will be exposed to a vaccine that may be causing the autism epidemic we are currently facing.
The aide told me that what needs to happen is that people need to call their own congressmen and congresswomen and tell them that the CDC whistleblower story needs to be investigated. He said that Mr. Posey’s office has all of the documents and will turn them over to any committee that has jurisdiction over this story. He also commented that Mr. Posey and his staff are well aware of the importance of this story and that they want an appropriate congressional committee to investigate the matter. Finally, he told me that Mr. Posey will not let this story die. I appreciate that.
Here’s what we all need to do: CALL OUR CONGRESSMEN AND CONGESSSWOMEN. Educate them about the CDC whistleblower story and tell them that we need a hearing on this. I believe Mr. Posey’s office understands that this story needs a complete hearing. Now, it is our job to get the rest of congress to listen. Big Pharma does not want this story to come out. They will fight tooth and nail to keep a lid on it. If we don’t take action, Big Pharma will win and this story will not come out.
IT IS UP TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US WHO CARES ABOUT OUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH TO CALL OUR CONGRESSPEOPLE! My Senator is GaryPeters. His phone number is: 202.224.6221. My Representative is Brenda Lawrence. Her phone number is: 202.225.5802. Both will be hearing from me tomorrow.
You can find your congressperson easily by going here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.
Folks, either we exert our power and contact our elected people or this story will never be heard. I guarantee you that Big Pharma will squash it without our attention. We can win this one if each of us takes a few minutes to call our Senators and Representatives.
(1) Pediatrics. Vol. 113, N.2. Feb 1, 2004.
(2) Translational Neurodegeneration. 3:16. 2014