A Florida congressman went before the House earlier this week to again plead for an investigation into the CDC over allegations the agency destroyed documents proving a link between childhood autism and the MMR vaccine.
Two months after a similar speech, Rep. Bill Posey on Tuesday was at it again imploring Congress to investigate admissions made by former CDC researcher Dr. Bill Thompson, who claimed he and other CDC scientists destroyed documents showing a causal link between injections of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine at an early age and autism-like symptoms.
“…[I]t’s troubling to me that in a recent Senate hearing on childhood vaccinations, it was never mentioned that our government has paid out over three billion dollars through a vaccine injury compensation program for children that have been injured by vaccinations,” Posey pointed out.
In an in-depth video released last year, Thompson confessed to Dr. Brian Hooker that he and other scientists hid or omitted evidence that receiving the vaccine at an earlier age directly correlated with a higher risk or incidence of autism. Thompson also forwarded Hooker documents which were ordered destroyed, but which he managed to keep copies of.
“I believe it is my duty that the documents Dr. Thompson provided are not ignored,” Posey said, echoing sentiments made in his previous speech.
But that was only part of what Dr. Thompson’s team had covered up.
“The risk of autism from early MMR vaccination was seen in black children, black boys. Those boys for some reason are at very high risk,” the narrator of the video, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, says. “Consistent with the CDC’s own findings, the rate of autistic regression in black children is reported to be twice that in white children.”
While beginning his remarks stating he was “absolutely, resolutely pro-vaccine,” Posey urged Congress to launch an investigation into the grave allegations.
“Considering the nature of the whistleblower’s documents, as well as the involvement of the CDC, a hearing and a thorough investigation is warranted. So I ask Mr. Speaker, I beg, I implore my colleagues on the Appropriations committees to please, please take such action,” Posey stated.