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    CDC Autism Whistleblower Admits Vaccine Study Fraud


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    UPDATE, August 28: “Translational Neurodegeneration,” which published an article about Hooker’s findings earlier this month, has removed the article. Read more about this story on

    William W. Thompson, PhD, Senior Scientist with the CDC has stepped forward and admitted the 2004 paper entitled "Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan Atlanta," which has been used repeatedly by the CDC to deny the MMR-autism connection, was a fraud.



    Dr. Thompson has admitted the 340% increase in boys receiving the MMR vaccine "on time," as opposed to delayed, was buried by himself, Dr. DeStefano, Dr. Bhasin, Dr. Yeargin-Allsopp, and Dr. Boyle.


    Dr. Thompson first called and spoke with Dr. Brian Hooker, who then revealed the information to Dr. Andrew Wakefield and the Autism Media Channel.


    The video containing Dr. Thompson's recorded conversation can be found here, beginning at the 2 minute, 45 second mark.



    Update:  The Autism Media Channel website has gone down.


    Update:  Jon Rappoport is reporting Dr. Thompson was escorted from the CDC headquarters yesterday afternoon.



    Update:  Autism Media Channel confirmed crash site was due to exceeding bandwith; no other reason.


    Update:  Dr. Thompson himself responds to e-mail showing support for his act of speaking out:


    Thank you for your kind words.




    William W. Thompson, PhD

    Senior Scientist

    National Center of Birth Defects and Development Disabilities

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    1600 Clifton Road, MS-E86, RM 3079

    Atlanta, GA  30333


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    1825 Century Blvd., NE


    Atlanta, GA  30345

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