HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Anti-vax asshat RFK Jr. o... » Reply #63

Response to NuclearDem (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 13, 2014, 03:47 PM

63. You are not up-to-date. In addition to the sources below, look around for audio of #CDCwhistleblower

Last edited Mon Sep 15, 2014, 11:34 AM - Edit history (1)

http://www.riskscience.umich.edu/mmr-vaccines-autism-bringing-clarity-cdc-whistleblower-story/

COMMENT:

This Einstein quote is written outside at the NIH campus...

The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true.
– Albert Einstein


http://www.morganverkamp.com/august-27-2014-press-release-statement-of-william-w-thompson-ph-d-regarding-the-2004-article-examining-the-possibility-of-a-relationship-between-mmr-vaccine-and-autism/

NEWS

August 27, 2014 Press Release, “Statement of William W. Thompson, Ph.D., Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the Possibility of a Relationship Between MMR Vaccine and Autism”


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - AUGUST 27,2014

STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004 ARTICLE EXAMINING 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.

I want to be absolutely clear that I believe vaccines have saved and continue to save countless lives. I would never suggest that any parent avoid vaccinating children of any race. Vaccines prevent serious diseases, and the risks associated with their administration are vastly outweighed by their individual and societal benefits.

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.

I have had many discussions with Dr. Brian Hooker over the last 10 months regarding studies the CDC has carried out regarding vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes including autism spectrum disorders. I share his belief that CDC decision-making and analyses should be transparent. I was not, however, aware that he was recording any of our conversations, nor was I given any choice regarding whether my name would be made public or my voice would be put on the Internet.

I am grateful for the many supportive e-mails that I have received over the last several days. I will not be answering further questions at this time. I am providing information to Congressman William Posey, and of course will continue to cooperate with Congress. I have also offered to assist with reanalysis of the study data or development of further studies. For the time being, however, I am focused on my job and my family.

Reasonable scientists can and do differ in their interpretation of information. I will do everything I can to assist any unbiased and objective scientists inside or outside the CDC to analyze data collected by the CDC or other public organizations for the purpose of understanding whether vaccines are associated with an increased risk of autism. There are still more questions than answers, and I appreciate that so many families are looking for answers from the scientific community.

My colleagues and supervisors at the CDC have been entirely professional since this matter became public. In fact, I received a performance-based award after this story came out. I have experienced no pressure or retaliation and certainly was not escorted from the building, as some have stated.

Dr. Thompson is represented by Frederick M. Morgan,Jr., Morgan Verkamp, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio, www.morganverkamp.com.


http://sharylattkisson.com/questions-surrounding-review-of-challenged-vaccine-autism-study

Questions Surrounding Review of Challenged Vaccine-Autism Study
by sattkisson on September 10, 2014


Did the medical journal Pediatrics stand by a questioned vaccine-autism study without interviewing the coauthor who confessed to and exposed alleged scientific misconduct?

If so, that would deviate from what should be standard procedure in such an investigation, according to internationally recognized medical ethicist Dr. Michael Carome.

“If the evidence seems substantial, the journal should contact all co-authors, present them with the allegations and supporting evidence, and ask them to respond,” says Carome, a research ethics expert who heads the Health Research Group at the watchdog group Public Citizen.

Last month, William Thompson, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stepped forward to say that he and his CDC coauthors omitted key data showing a link between MMR vaccine and autism in African American children. The study was published in 2004 in the journal Pediatrics.

“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information,” said Thompson in a statement issued through his attorney August 27. “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.”

It may be unprecedented for the author of a scientific, peer-reviewed article to publicly expose alleged flaws in his own work and that of his colleagues.

“Upon receiving such an allegation, the journal editors should ask the co-author making the allegations to submit them in writing along with the supporting evidence,” says Carome. “In this case, that should include the data that was allegedly withheld improperly.”

However, it appears officials with Pediatrics may have disregarded Thompson’s allegations without speaking to him or examining his documentation. That would mean they interviewed only the co-authors who are accused of improprieties.

When asked about its review process, Pediatrics spokeswoman Susan Stevens Martin initially seemed to imply that the journal had interviewed Thompson.

“There’s a standard process that journals follow when an article is questioned,” Martin said in an email. “Those discussions took place between the editors of Pediatrics and the authors of this study, and the editors concluded the research was appropriately conducted.”

When repeatedly pressed on whether Thompson was consulted, Martin avoided a direct answer.

“The editors followed our normal protocol and are satisfied with the responses by the CDC authors,” she stated, again implying Thompson—a CDC author—was among those consulted.

But a source familiar with Thompson claims that Pediatrics officials never contacted him about his allegations.

When asked for details about its review process and why Thompson wasn’t consulted, the Pediatrics spokeswoman would only say, “The journal takes allegations of the use of fraudulent data seriously” and that it “investigated the allegations in accordance with the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines and has decided that a retraction is not warranted.”

The Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines states that a journal should “issue an expression of concern” about an article if “authors produce conflicting accounts.”

Pediatrics is published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which receives significant funding from vaccine makers but will not disclose the amount.

“As a publisher we take very seriously any questions about articles in our journal and have a set procedure to investigate such issues. We have followed that process, discussed the research methods with the authors, and have determined to take no action regarding the article. Additional questions about the study and its data should be referred to CDC,” said Martin.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 251 replies Author Time Post
SidDithers Sep 2014 OP
xchrom Sep 2014 #1
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #69
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2014 #82
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #90
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2014 #91
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #89
beam me up scottie Sep 2014 #98
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #112
beam me up scottie Sep 2014 #113
SidDithers Sep 2014 #117
beam me up scottie Sep 2014 #120
SidDithers Sep 2014 #121
beam me up scottie Sep 2014 #125
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #130
beam me up scottie Sep 2014 #131
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #172
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #144
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #181
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #133
beam me up scottie Sep 2014 #135
RobertEarl Sep 2014 #161
rhett o rick Sep 2014 #185
Archae Sep 2014 #2
SidDithers Sep 2014 #5
Octafish Sep 2014 #10
The Green Manalishi Sep 2014 #17
Octafish Sep 2014 #25
AnalystInParadise Sep 2014 #29
Octafish Sep 2014 #31
Thor_MN Sep 2014 #34
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #43
paleotn Sep 2014 #51
Archae Sep 2014 #73
zappaman Sep 2014 #74
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #88
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2014 #124
Name removed Sep 2014 #123
SidDithers Sep 2014 #126
AnalystInParadise Sep 2014 #138
greatauntoftriplets Sep 2014 #165
LeftishBrit Sep 2014 #152
cemaphonic Sep 2014 #153
YoungDemCA Sep 2014 #180
YoungDemCA Sep 2014 #179
Wolf Frankula Sep 2014 #93
xocet Sep 2014 #14
SidDithers Sep 2014 #15
xocet Sep 2014 #22
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #44
elleng Sep 2014 #66
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2014 #85
xocet Sep 2014 #136
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #142
xocet Sep 2014 #150
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #24
MohRokTah Sep 2014 #3
mcar Sep 2014 #4
2banon Sep 2014 #6
still_one Sep 2014 #7
SoapBox Sep 2014 #12
onecaliberal Sep 2014 #8
still_one Sep 2014 #50
paleotn Sep 2014 #54
still_one Sep 2014 #62
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2014 #86
onecaliberal Sep 2014 #107
tblue37 Sep 2014 #159
onecaliberal Sep 2014 #106
still_one Sep 2014 #146
onecaliberal Sep 2014 #148
YoungDemCA Sep 2014 #183
onecaliberal Sep 2014 #184
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #186
rhett o rick Sep 2014 #92
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #95
onecaliberal Sep 2014 #108
SunSeeker Sep 2014 #9
SoapBox Sep 2014 #11
otohara Sep 2014 #229
wyldwolf Sep 2014 #13
SidDithers Sep 2014 #16
951-Riverside Sep 2014 #167
wyldwolf Sep 2014 #168
etherealtruth Sep 2014 #18
ColesCountyDem Sep 2014 #19
PatrickforO Sep 2014 #20
chervilant Sep 2014 #35
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #70
Jim Lane Sep 2014 #84
Post removed Sep 2014 #115
PatrickforO Sep 2014 #116
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #128
DesertDiamond Sep 2014 #21
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #23
LineLineLineReply You are not up-to-date. In addition to the sources below, look around for audio of #CDCwhistleblower
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #63
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #81
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #102
beam me up scottie Sep 2014 #104
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #105
alp227 Sep 2014 #110
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2014 #114
SidDithers Sep 2014 #27
geek tragedy Sep 2014 #33
Tumbulu Sep 2014 #36
geek tragedy Sep 2014 #55
Tumbulu Sep 2014 #119
geek tragedy Sep 2014 #139
etherealtruth Sep 2014 #101
Tumbulu Sep 2014 #118
geek tragedy Sep 2014 #140
Tumbulu Sep 2014 #175
etherealtruth Sep 2014 #163
Tumbulu Sep 2014 #177
chervilant Sep 2014 #37
Tumbulu Sep 2014 #134
geek tragedy Sep 2014 #141
Tumbulu Sep 2014 #147
geek tragedy Sep 2014 #162
rhett o rick Sep 2014 #149
blackspade Sep 2014 #143
Thor_MN Sep 2014 #38
FSogol Sep 2014 #40
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #49
geek tragedy Sep 2014 #53
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #57
geek tragedy Sep 2014 #58
Voice for Peace Sep 2014 #61
LineLineLineLineLineLineLineLineReply .
geek tragedy Sep 2014 #67
Iggo Sep 2014 #47
cali Sep 2014 #48
YoungDemCA Sep 2014 #182
Arugula Latte Sep 2014 #200
silverweb Sep 2014 #26
SidDithers Sep 2014 #28
silverweb Sep 2014 #30
Quixote1818 Sep 2014 #32
Initech Sep 2014 #39
NightWatcher Sep 2014 #41
SidDithers Sep 2014 #42
mopinko Sep 2014 #45
SidDithers Sep 2014 #46
paleotn Sep 2014 #56
elleng Sep 2014 #52
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2014 #60
rhett o rick Sep 2014 #122
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #145
VA_Jill Sep 2014 #59
Rex Sep 2014 #64
geek tragedy Sep 2014 #68
pnwmom Sep 2014 #65
hobbit709 Sep 2014 #83
pnwmom Sep 2014 #87
Separation Sep 2014 #137
pnwmom Sep 2014 #156
LeftishBrit Sep 2014 #154
pnwmom Sep 2014 #155
Warpy Sep 2014 #71
SidDithers Sep 2014 #72
pnwmom Sep 2014 #157
barbaraj Sep 2014 #169
ucrdem Sep 2014 #171
barbaraj Sep 2014 #178
zappaman Sep 2014 #75
beam me up scottie Sep 2014 #76
SidDithers Sep 2014 #77
beam me up scottie Sep 2014 #78
SidDithers Sep 2014 #79
msanthrope Sep 2014 #80
Starry Messenger Sep 2014 #94
rhett o rick Sep 2014 #96
SidDithers Sep 2014 #97
rhett o rick Sep 2014 #103
zappaman Sep 2014 #109
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #100
zappaman Sep 2014 #111
NutmegYankee Sep 2014 #99
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2014 #127
SidDithers Sep 2014 #129
barbaraj Sep 2014 #132
RobertEarl Sep 2014 #160
barbaraj Sep 2014 #166
barbaraj Sep 2014 #170
MADem Sep 2014 #151
SidDithers Sep 2014 #193
ucrdem Sep 2014 #158
rhett o rick Sep 2014 #173
ucrdem Sep 2014 #174
eShirl Sep 2014 #189
ucrdem Sep 2014 #248
TBF Sep 2014 #164
bobduca Sep 2014 #176
joshcryer Sep 2014 #187
eShirl Sep 2014 #188
SidDithers Sep 2014 #190
La Lioness Priyanka Sep 2014 #191
SidDithers Sep 2014 #192
zappaman Sep 2014 #194
SidDithers Sep 2014 #195
msanthrope Sep 2014 #196
bhikkhu Sep 2014 #197
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #198
bhikkhu Sep 2014 #199
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #201
bhikkhu Sep 2014 #204
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #205
bhikkhu Sep 2014 #206
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #207
proverbialwisdom Sep 2014 #214
SidDithers Sep 2014 #203
KamaAina Sep 2014 #202
TexasMommaWithAHat Sep 2014 #208
SidDithers Oct 2014 #250
Octafish Sep 2014 #209
SidDithers Sep 2014 #210
Octafish Sep 2014 #211
SidDithers Sep 2014 #212
zappaman Sep 2014 #213
Octafish Sep 2014 #216
zappaman Sep 2014 #217
Octafish Sep 2014 #218
zappaman Sep 2014 #219
Octafish Sep 2014 #220
zappaman Sep 2014 #221
Octafish Sep 2014 #223
zappaman Sep 2014 #224
Octafish Sep 2014 #225
zappaman Sep 2014 #230
Octafish Sep 2014 #231
zappaman Sep 2014 #232
Octafish Sep 2014 #235
zappaman Sep 2014 #236
Octafish Sep 2014 #237
zappaman Sep 2014 #238
Octafish Sep 2014 #239
zappaman Sep 2014 #240
Octafish Sep 2014 #215
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #241
Octafish Sep 2014 #242
NuclearDem Sep 2014 #243
zappaman Sep 2014 #244
Octafish Sep 2014 #245
zappaman Sep 2014 #246
SidDithers Sep 2014 #247
zappaman Sep 2014 #222
MADem Sep 2014 #226
3rdwaydem Sep 2014 #227
tammywammy Sep 2014 #228
zappaman Sep 2014 #233
ucrdem Sep 2014 #249
pnwmom Sep 2014 #234
Tarheel_Dem Oct 2014 #251
Please login to view edit histories.