The CDC Tuskegee
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The CDC Tuskegee experiment---Dr Alan Cantwell
"Anyone who thinks the CDC doesn't hide things from
the American people should revisit the history of the Tuskegee Syphilis
Experiment which, according to James Jones's book, "Bad Blood," was conducted
from 1932 to 1972 and "involved more than 400 black Alabama sharecroppers and
day laborers" who "were subject in a government study designed to determine the
effects of untreated syphilis."
The CDC is a political organization. Yes, it is involved in science and medicine. But it is a political organization first and foremost.
When Peter Buxton, a social worker and the whistleblower of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, tried to expose the experiment in 1966 by writing to the CDC, the director of Venereal Diseases failed to do anything about it for two years. Only in 1968 when Buxtun wrote another strongly worded letter that was shown to David Sencer, the Director of the CDC, was any action taken. And the CDC's initial response was troubling. In his book James Jones reported that the CDC authorities "did not think that they were doing anything wrong, but they were worried that people who did not understand medical research might make trouble if the press became involved. They saw the experiment as a public relations problem that could have severe political repercussions."
The CDC actually then convened a "blue ribbon panel" to decide what to do, rather than immediately treat victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. The "blue ribbon panel" decided against treating the patients and in essence let the experiment continue.
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment only ended in 1972 when Peter Buxtun told a friend at Associated Press about the story and subsequently an investigative reporter in Washington broke the news to an outraged public and Congress.
If anyone thinks the CDC finally found religion in 1972 it is because they don't know the real history of AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the virus HHV-6. Just as the 400 sharecroppers were not told the truth about their syphilis, the entire public has still not been told the truth about HHV-6, AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
When Kent Heckenlively was tipped off by the HHV-6 Foundation that scientists think HHV-6 is involved in autism, it was a little like Associated Press being tipped off about the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.
Your organization has basically been informed that the complicated autism-vaccine issues you have all diligently uncovered in your personal lives may connect to a far bigger viral scandal, the scandal of untreated HHV-6 in AIDS, CFS, and a growing list of neuroimmunological disorders. You've been given clue to the vaccine-mitochondrial dysfunction puzzle that is now on the table. Autism-HHV-6 issues may be the key to the autism-vaccine mysteries.
Vaccines are a dicey matter for the immunocompromised. HHV-6 compromises the immune system and harms the brain. HHV-6 is a problem in children all over the world. Just connect the dots and when you think about the CDC's role in all of this, never forget the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. The autism epidemic is only the CDC's most recent "public relations problem." http://www.ageofautism.com/2008/06/david-kirby-cdc.html#comments
Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment by James H. Jones