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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 07:34 AM
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Central Figure in CDC Vaccine Cover-Up Absconds With $2M
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.Chairman, Waterkeeper Alliance; Professor, Pace University
Posted: March 11, 2010 11:25 AM


A central figure behind the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) claims disputing the link between vaccines and autism and other neurological disorders has disappeared after officials discovered massive fraud involving the theft of millions in taxpayer dollars. Danish police are investigating Dr. Poul Thorsen, who has vanished along with almost $2 million that he had supposedly spent on research.

Thorsen was a leading member of a Danish research group that wrote several key studies supporting CDC's claims that the MMR vaccine and mercury-laden vaccines were safe for children. Thorsen's 2003 Danish study reported a 20-fold increase in autism in Denmark after that country banned mercury based preservatives in its vaccines. His study concluded that mercury could therefore not be the culprit behind the autism epidemic.

His study has long been criticized as fraudulent since it failed to disclose that the increase was an artifact of new mandates requiring, for the first time, that autism cases be reported on the national registry. This new law and the opening of a clinic dedicated to autism treatment in Copenhagen accounted for the sudden rise in reported cases rather than, as Thorsen seemed to suggest, the removal of mercury from vaccines. Despite this obvious chicanery, CDC has long touted the study as the principal proof that mercury-laced vaccines are safe for infants and young children. Mainstream media, particularly the New York Times, has relied on this study as the basis for its public assurances that it is safe to inject young children with mercury -- a potent neurotoxin -- at concentrations hundreds of times over the U.S. safety limits.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr/centr...
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 02:23 PM
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1. I wonder how many pregnant women are warned not to consume fish because
Edited on Sun Mar-14-10 02:25 PM by midnight
of mercury poisoning of the fetus?
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 03:39 PM
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2. Always the same, isn't it?
Follow the money.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 04:14 PM
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3. Clearly there is a pattern emerging....
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 09:14 PM
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4. Stunning
news.

"Questions about Thorsens's scientific integrity may finally force CDC to rethink the vaccine protocols since most of the other key pro vaccine studies cited by CDC rely on the findings of Thorsen's research group."

:freak:
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 03:54 PM
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5. Indeed this is stunning, because the New York times have assured the public of vaccines safety.

"Despite this obvious chicanery, CDC has long touted the study as the principal proof that mercury-laced vaccines are safe for infants and young children. Mainstream media, particularly the New York Times, has relied on this study as the basis for its public assurances that it is safe to inject young children with mercury -- a potent neurotoxin -- at concentrations hundreds of times over the U.S. safety limits"
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 06:26 PM
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6. I agree.
And we're supposed to be reassured by the smearing of Andrew Wakefield? Sorry, I'm not.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 09:59 PM
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7. I was not familiar with this man. I found this and wondered if the smearing
came from this:Andrew Wakefield (born 1956) is a British-born surgeon and researcher best known for his discredited work regarding the MMR vaccine and its possible connection with autism and inflammatory bowel disease.<1> Wakefield was the lead author of a 1998 study, published in The Lancet, which reported bowel symptoms in twelve children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, to which the authors suggested a possible link with the MMR vaccine. Though stating "We did not prove an association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and the syndrome described," the paper tabulated parental allegations, and adopted these allegations as fact for the purpose of calculating a temporal link between receipt of the vaccine and the first onset of what were described as "behavioural symptoms".<2>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Wakefield
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 11:58 PM
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8. Yes.
His study, after much pressure, was retracted after a decade. He was never opposed to vaccination, he suggested splitting the vaccine as it had been previously. In spite of that, he was deemed an "anti-vaccine crusader" and shamed relentlessly.
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