- Posted August 27, 2014 by
CDC Whistleblower Speaks
Author's note: CNN can choose to focus on Hooker's analyzation being removed under pressure from the CDC but the fact remains that the CNN official coverage contains Dr. Thompson's confession that the CDC hid data regarding autism and the MMR for at least 14 years.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, CDC whistleblower Dr. Bill Thompson issued a press release confirming Dr. Brian Hooker's conclusion that the CDC omitted data concerning the impact of the MMR vaccine on African American boys [3.36 times more likely to become autistic] receiving the vaccine prior to the age of 36 months.
"I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed."
Although Dr. Thompson claims to not have known that his conversations with Dr. Hooker were being recorded, Dr. Thompson does not deny the allegations they contained.
Dr. Thompson confirmed that he will be working with Congressman William Posey and that Thompson will be cooperating with Congress.
Entire release on his attorney's website:
For iReporter BobbyDee2014's interpretation of the press release, see here: