Cover-Up of Autism and Vaccine Link … I am sure you are aware that the water supply in Flint, Michigan, was recently found to be contaminated with lead … An article (1.26.16) in the Detroit Free Press stated that the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing on February 3, 2016 about the Flint water crises. I am happy this hearing will happen. – Dr. Brownstein's Blog via LewRockwell.com
Dominant Social Theme: Vaccines perform a great, public good.
Free-Market Analysis: The above excerpt from Dr. Brownstein's blog focuses on an inquiry into contaminated water in Flint. But in subsequent paragraphs, Dr. Brownstein makes the point that Congress is a good deal more eager to investigate lead contamination than a link between autism and vaccines.
The point of the blog in particular is that in August 2014, senior CDC researcher Dr. William Thompson attempted to claim whistleblower status regarding a 2004 paper from the fedgov's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed CDC autism conclusions were fraudulent. Specifically, this paper found a correlation between vaccines and autism.
The very same U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has refused to call a hearing about another health crisis—whether or not childhood vaccines cause autism.
According to Dr. Thompson, the CDC researchers actually found that the MMR vaccine, when given before 36 months of age (it is presently recommended at 12-15 months and again at five years) was significantly correlated with the development of autism. However, the CDC, in a closed door meeting, altered the data to hide their findings.
… You would think that the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would, upon finding out a senior CDC researcher and author of a crucial paper admitted altering and hiding data, immediately call for a hearing on the matter. Well, you would think wrong.
The vaccine debate has been simmering for years but this CDC paper would seem to be a kind of "smoking gun" that could change the course of the current conversation.
Unfortunately, the House has declined to act and there is not much publicity about the paper, either. Dr. Brownstein writes that, "There have been no articles in the NYTs or the WSJ or nearly any other media site except Newsmax.com."
The irony incites him. "Where is the outrage here?" he asks. And why is Congress reluctant to hear from an obvious whistleblower? Importantly, "Why don't more doctors call for a full hearing on this matter?"
Here at The Daily Bell we often write about what we call the "Internet Reformation" and how information revealed on the Internet is changing the way modern society operates. The 2000s are not the 1900s and many elite memes have lost considerable credibility, including, certainly, the one regarding the universal efficacy of vaccines.
The pharmaceutical industry in particular is trying to combat questions about vaccines through various methods. But apparently vaccines are causing so much childhood damage that – given the Internet's unique communication abilities – parents continue to come forward with their stories. Each reinforces the other and many are publicly noted and have an impact.
Yes, the mainstream media silence lingers over the apparent autism-vaccine connection, but one would think not forever. And it probably isn't merely autism. Vaccines may work, at least in some cases, as suggested. But too many vaccines given too closely together seem obviously injurious.
Conclusion: Eventually these issues will be explored in an open "mainstream" forum. Proponents of the current vaccine regime ought to get out of the way. No coverup this big lasts forever.