[back] Danish study
I want to make some comments regarding the Danish study that was
funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National
Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR). The CDC regulates and promotes
vaccines and I find that troubling when the CDC does an epidemiology
study that says there is no link to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
vaccine and autism. This is a conflict of interest.
The CDC's only purpose all along has never been to find a cause for
autism but only to clear the MMR vaccine. The CDC applauded the
Peltola study and Peltola's conclusions have been found worthless. The
Peltola study was funded by Merck & Co. (the US manufacturer of the
MMR vaccine) The CDC applauded Taylor's study when no one could review
the raw data on which they were based and several reknowned
epidemiologists like Walter Spitzer criticized their methodology.
Congressman Dan Burton asked for Taylor's data and never got it. The
Taylor study was commissioned by the Medicines Control Agency of the
UK Department of Health.
The CDC only commissioned this study from Denmark because they knew
that the results would come out to exhonorate the MMR vaccine in the
eyes of the uninformed. The only logical reason is that they knew that
the results of the "research" would be favorable to the MMR vaccine.
When I asked Jacqueline Bertrand of the CDC at a COSAC conference in
New Jersey whether any of the children in the Brick study on autism
were vaccinated; she said yes they were, they were a highly vaccinated
population. When I asked her if they would do immune blood panel tests
on the children in the Brick study she said no. The CDC said there was
no link to autism and the MMR vaccine in Brick, NJ. Now what kind of
science is that when there is no blood testing?
As an accountant by profession, I could say 1+1=2 and then come to the
conclusion that the earth is flat. Saying 1+1=2 is a mathematical fact
but concluding from the math formula that the earth is flat is not
science. In the case of the MMR vaccine and autism, real science is to
do immune blood panel tests and biopsies as well as TALKING to the
F. Edward Yazbak, MD says it best when he said, "Honest, unbiased, and
scientific studies, which actually LOOK at the children, and the
biological, cellular, molecular, toxic and immune aspects of their
medical illness, are urgently needed. Talking to parents is also a
great idea! Now that kind of research will be well worth the money."
Research that Dr. Vijendra Singh
(http://www.autismautoimmunityproject.org/) and Dr. Andrew Wakefield
(http://www.visceral.org.uk/) has done can be replicated by
independent researchers. Our organization will continue to fund
independent research. Epidemiology studies will not stop the autism
epidemic, only independent research will.
Raymond Gallup, Founder
Autism Autoimmunity Project