study ploys Danish studies
Exposed: CDC deliberately manipulated, covered up scientific data showing
link between vaccines containing mercury and autism
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) 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 (FOIA) request that exposes the US Center for
Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) role in deliberately lying about and
manipulating a key Danish study that showed a clear link between vaccines
containing mercury and autism.
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. But 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 autism rates.
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 and autism.
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 Pediatrics.
"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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