Professor Alan Emond


[2009 July] Conflicted Government Expert Airbrushes Embarrassing Autism Science 
Professor Alan Emond author of a new study claiming to overturn the link between autism and bowel disease has failed to disclose his conflict of interest as member of the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation [JCVI Members]. A 1998 Lancet medical journal study first published the link and controversially suggested a possible cause might be the MMR vaccine: [Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children Lancet 1998:351;9103]. The JCVI decides UK MMR and other vaccination policy and was recently given sole legal power by the New Labour Government: [UK Government Hands Drug Industry Control of Childhood Vaccination].
    In 2006 after infant Georgie Fisher died following MMR vaccination the infant’s father claims Professor Emond did not disclose JCVI membership to him and his wife when Emond was brought into the investigation by the coroner: [Georgie Boy MMR].  The Coroner subsequently discounted MMR as implicated in the death.
    In 1988 the JCVI approved  defective MMR vaccines and failed to  call for withdrawal when large numbers of British children were  seriously injured [British Government’s Reckless Disregard for Child Health Safety].
    The 1998 Lancet study raising the link with autism and bowel disease has proven robust in a series of papers [cited below] despite being widely attacked in the media for suggesting a link with MMR vaccine and claimed to be “discredited”.