By Sayer Ji
CNN just dropped the bomb many of us have been waiting for: pure denial. They have been waiting patiently for the journal – Transactional Neurodegeneration – which published the historical study on the link between autism and MMR vaccine to retract, redact and otherwise deny the truth of the study.
For the record, we contacted the editor-in-chief of Transactional Neurodegeneration, Professor Shengdi Chen tonight, with this communication:
Your recent decision to remove Dr. Hooker’s article published in your journalTransactional Neurodegeneration online has been cause of great concern among stakeholders in the scientific, journalistic and legal community here in the U.S., due to a top CDC vaccine safety expert — William Thompson – confessing under the advice of legal counsel today that the CDC manipulated and/or omitted data used in Dr. Hooker’s study that falsified a link between African-American children and the diagnosis of autism in those receiving the MMR vaccine before 36 months of age versus those receiving it after 36 months.While it is feasible that you made the decision for scientific, ethical, and precautionary reasons, as you state on your journal’s website:“This article has been removed from the public domain because of serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions. The journal and publisher believe that its continued availability may not be in the public interest. Definitive editorial action will be pending further investigation.”
…the decision raises concerns as to your culpability in a cover-up.
You should know that your decision is being perceived as a threat to the credibility of your journal and career as an esteemed scientist.
Given the legal implications of your decision to potentially collude with a now verified cover-up involving the falsification of scientific data related to vaccine science and autism, would you be willing to make a statement to defend your decision?
I have copied a wide range of legal, journalistic and scientific stakeholders in this communication, and hope you can clear up what appears to be a precautionary decision on your part, which I hope can be clarified in detail on your part.
Editor-in-Chief of Greenmedinfo.com
The CNN report, which while disturbing, is entirely consistent with their stance on promoting misinformation about the clearly documented dangers of vaccines, verifies the true gravity of this debacle.
Watch the CNN Coverup Story here.
They waited, patiently, to spin the story in a way that advocates for widespread, lemming-like obeyance to the CDC’s one-size-fits-all vaccination schedule, that has been linked to the U.S.’s abysmal infant mortality rate, not to mention burgeoning autism incidence, now afflicting 1 in every 68 children born in this country.
Tonight, we also sent the following communication to the Cheautism listserve, addressing our concerns about the link between the MMR and autism, titled “Confirmed: Wakefield/Hooker’s whistle blower and others at the CDC did falsify vaccine/autism data”:
Today, a press release posted on the website of CDC whistle blower William Thompson’s legal representation, Frederick M. Morgan,Jr., Morgan Verkamp, revealed that Andrew Wakefield and Dr. Hooker’s initial claims about malfeasance at the CDC are, broadly speaking, true. In William Thompson’s own words:
STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004ARTICLEEXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM
“My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.
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…
My concern has been the decision to omit relevant findings in a particular study for a particular sub group for a particular vaccine. There have always been recognized risks for vaccination and I believe it is the responsibility of the CDC to properly convey the risks associated with receipt of those vaccines.”
As those of you who have been following this unfolding story, covered only in the alternative media, are aware that there has not been a single mainstream or even hybrid media report on the topic thus far, adding to the growing suspicion that this coverup stretches far beyond the CDC to the global mainstream media. As revealed today, the very journal that published Dr. Hooker’s study on the 3.4 fold increase in risk of autism in African-American boys who received the MMR before 36 months of age vs. those who received it after 36 months – Transitional Neurodegeneration – removed the article entirely from its website, with the explanation:
This article has been removed from the public domain because of serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions. The journal and publisher believe that its continued availability may not be in the public interest. Definitive editorial action will be pending further investigation. [see journal comment]
Now that the link between MMR vaccine and autism has been thrust into public attention by one of the CDC’s own top vaccine scientists — at the very top of the evidence- and health authority food chain – and not just the growing number of parents who, after directly witnessing their infants or children undergo sudden neurodevelopmental regression during the most intense vaccination window in life (2-15 months) and who were subsequently slapped with an idiopathic, presumably genetically-based ‘autism’ or ‘autism spectrum disorder’ diagnosis by their pediatricians, the question must be refocused not on if but how the MMR vaccine causes autism.
Here are a few observations as to the cause:
MMR Vaccine May Cause Autoimmunity to the Central Nervous System: Since 2002, research began to emerge showing a clear link between MMR vaccine and the pathogenesis of autism, starting with a report published in the Journal of Biomedical Science showing that abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies are linked to central nervous system (CNS) autoimmunity in children with autism.
The researchers hypothesized that autoimmunity to the CNS may play a causative role in autism, likely by causing the immune system to attack myelin basic protein (MBP) — the insulating sheath that protects the nerves — via a phenomenon known as molecular mimicry.
In order to prove this hypothesis, they took the blood serum of 125 autistic children and 92 control children who were tested for measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and MBP autoantibodies – that is, antibodies that are directed not against pathogens but against self-structures. The study found the “presence of an unusual MMR antibody in 75 of 125 (60%) autistic sera but not in control sera.” This antibody was found to be immunopositive for a measles hemmagglutinin protein specific to the measles vaccine component of the MMR vaccine. They also found a strong association between MMR antibodies and CNS autoimmunity, noting “over 90% of MMR antibody-positive autistic sera were also positive for MBP autoantibodies.” The study concluded that autoimmune-mediated CNS damage could explain how MMR causes autism:
Stemming from this evidence, we suggest that an inappropriate antibody response to MMR, specifically the measles component thereof, might be related to pathogenesis of autism.”
Both Wild Type and Vaccine Strain Measles Can Cause Brain Damage
In 2009, a study published in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, analyzed the blood serum of autistic and normal children, as well as the cerebrospinal fluid of some autistic children. The results were reported as follows:
Many autistic children harbored brain myelin basic protein autoantibodies and elevated levels of antibodies to measles virus and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Measles might be etiologically linked to autism because measles and MMR antibodies (a viral marker) correlated positively to brain autoantibodies (an autoimmune marker)–salient features that characterize autoimmune pathology in autism. Autistic children also showed elevated levels of acute-phase reactants–a marker of systemic inflammation.
The study clearly found that there is scientific evidence supporting virally driven (both via wild type and vaccine strain MMR) autoimmune mechanisms within a subset of autism patients – what they termed “autoimmune autistic disorder (AAD),” explained by the author’s speculative “neuroautoimmune (NAI) model for autism.” And that AAD can be identified through basic blood serum based immune tests.
MMR Vaccine May Cause Autoimmunity towards Gastrointestinal and Brain Targets
A 2003 paper published in Medical Hypotheses asked the question: “Does the MMR vaccine and secretin or its receptor share an antigenic epitope?” The researchers hypothesized that the MMR vaccine, which is believed responsible for causing a regressive autism-spectrum like condition in a subgroup of children, may produce autoantibodies that target secretin or its receptor, which is found in the gut as well as the brain, and would therefore cause both gastrointestinal distress and brain damage consistent with the “autistic entercolitis’ that Andrew Wakefield first identified in his subjects.
Obviously, this is only one of many potential mechanisms for MMR-caused or mediated autism pathogenesis. Another, commonly overlooked factor, which I would appreciate getting criticism or feedback on from the cheautism list community is:
- Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs): the master seed stock for the MMR vaccine included cell lines – diploid and animal — which are now known to harbor a reservoir of proviruses capable of undergoing pathogenic reactivation into replication competent and virulent ERVs both through chemical (e.g. formaldehyde) and radiation exposure (e.g. gamma radiation) and through the attenuation process itself, which requires serial passage of the intended vaccine virulence factor – e.g. measles, rubella – through a wide range of biological fluids and cell types, providing ample opportunity for recombination, human cell line adaption and surreptitious activation of pathogenicity, including zoonosis — crossing over of an essentially benign ERV sequence in the native cell line to a cell from another species.
Indeed, when the original master vaccine seed stocks for many of the attenuated vaccines still in the present-day CDC vaccine schedule were being developed, the approximate 50% viral origin of the human and related animal genomes was not yet known, and reverse transcriptase was not even discovered until the 70′s. Publicly available WHO and CDC documents clearly reveal that a major concern at the time in vaccine development was the theorized existence of a ‘carcinogenicity factor’ in immortal cell (cancer) lines that, while being ideal candidates for vaccine development and manufacturing, due to the fact that they would not need to be replenished — as is the case for diploid cell lines that require refreshment with newly aborted fetal cells — and so, they made a conscious decision to use non-human animal cell lines to evade this perceived cancer threat. Since then, a wide range of oncogenic (and otherwise pathogenic) viruses have been discovered in simian (e.g. SV40), chicken (e.g. endogenous avian leukosis virus), mouse (e.g. mouse mammary tumor virus), pig (e.g. pig endogenous retrovirus; the major impasse towards porcine xenotransplanation in human medicine), and other animal species cell lines — all of which many presently contaminate live vaccines like the MMR, and any one of which may contribute to the pathogenesis of neurological conditions including ‘autism.’
Clearly, there a widespread coverup is underway. if it were not for the CDC scientist’s own statement, we would not have reason to raise such a high level of concern. And yet, William Thompson himself admits culpability and points to others at the CDC who were in collusion with covering up the autism-MMR link. The truth will prevail.