27 January, 2021

In a Sane World, this Would be News

CDC Scientist: ‘We scheduled meeting to destroy vaccine-autism study documents’ | Sharyl Attkisson

A former boss of mine has an autistic child. She has always been convinced it was a vaccination that caused it. I don’t claim to be knowledgeable enough about such things to have an opinion. I have therefore relied upon experts.

But if the experts are lying, well, that would be news, wouldn’t it?

Note that the linked article is from 2015.

A current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) senior scientist has made an unprecedented admission: he and his colleagues--he says-- committed scientific misconduct to cover up a meaningful link between vaccines and autism in black boys.

Just as startling, the CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, says the study co-authors "scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room, and reviewed and went through all the hardcopy documents that we had thought we should discard, and put them into a huge garbage can."

I’m not an anti-vaxxer. In fact, I am probably close to the opposite. However, that doesn’t mean that I am unwilling to be educated. There was a time when science told use that saccharine was a cancer causing substance. It is no longer on the list. Science is all about observation and discovery. If you observe something that doesn’t fit established ideas, then it’s your duty to question the established ideas and form a new hypothesis and study that.

Perhaps the anti-vaxxers are correct. Perhaps they’re lunatics. Perhaps they’re just scared moms who feel their children have been harmed and just want answers.

We should find out.

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