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Autism Investigated and a Longtime Reader Challenge Peter Hotez


Not since Autism Investigated’s founding has the editor challenged the vaccine people at their own events. But on March 6, vaccine developer Peter Hotez came to University of North Florida to deny he poisoned his daughter Rachel into autism. He transcribed his denial into a book, titled Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism. Compared to past encounters between 2011-2013, both Hotez and the venue that hosted him were surprisingly friendly. The level of nonsense spewed was about the same, however.

Although the event was an “Autism Symposium,” Hotez spent much of his talk discussing infectious diseases. Among those were the neglected tropical diseases that he spent his career researching. He spent relatively little time discussing his daughter, although he was clear that she was very severely afflicted. He repeated the usual mantra of no link to autism, of course, mentioning the fraudulent retraction of the seminal autism-vaccine study. Hotez went even further to deny there is not even an autism epidemic. “It’s really better diagnosis.” The one good thing about his talk was when he plugged and read from Autism Investigated’s meme about him.

Autism Investigated attended the event with Maurine Meleck, a longtime reader, advocate, author and grandmother of two men diagnosed with autism. One of them is recovered, but the other is still disabled and she cares for him. Unexpectedly, she was the first to ask a question. When she brought up the recovery of one of her grandsons and the improvement of the other, Hotez completely denied recovery was even possible for autism. “You don’t recover from autism,” he said.

She continued, “Schools are exploding with children in special education, many of whom have autism. How could you deny there’s an epidemic?”

“I didn’t say there’s no epidemic,” he said.

“You did!”

Hotez doubled down on his denial, stating that by “better diagnosis” he meant better diagnosis of girls with autism. “The key take away from my talk is that whatever causes autism, vaccines are not to blame!”

A few more people asked questions after that. One was a woman who admitted she delayed the MMR vaccine for her child. Hotez didn’t approve, “I wouldn’t do that!”

Another questioner said she felt there was a real autism epidemic. Then the mic finally was passed to Autism Investigated.

Hotez was then asked about the seminal 1998 autism-vaccine study coauthors’ fraudulent retraction of the interpretation. Hotez didn’t even know about the coauthors’ retraction, “I think it was an expression of concern.” He was corrected, having been told how the coauthors’ retraction had nothing to do with the accuracy of the conclusion but was really a statement in favor of vaccines, making it a fraudulent retraction. Hotez mentioned that the lead author Andrew Wakefield lost his medical license. When Autism Investigated informed him that it was because he didn’t cosign the fraudulent retraction, Hotez deferred to talk afterwards.

After the event ended, the editor and Maurine Meleck both introduced themselves. Meleck gave Hotez a copy of her book Rooting Out Bedhead: Autism and Other Brushes with Chaos. Upon the introduction of Autism Investigated’s editor, Hotez nervously laughed, “Oh, so you’re Jake Crosby! You write such mean things about me!”

Giving Autism Investigated his business card, Hotez said, “I have to run to the airport, but would love to talk more!”

He did compliment Autism Investigated’s post on JB Handley, ironically, saying, “You’re one of the nice ones.” Of course, that’s comparing the editor to someone who’s not nice to other vaccine skeptics simply because they don’t think he’s the smartest man in the room.

The event was ultimately one giant paradox. It was an event that was strangely out of sync with other events where the response by other pro-vaccine speakers like Paul Offit were overtly hostile. Yet the event was ultimately the same in its pushing of nonsense to promote toxic vaccinations. Hotez will never stop being in denial of his daughter’s autism, for it would mean that vaccines were involved.

Bolstering Google Boss’ Worthless Flu Shot Venture, YouTube De-Monetizes Anti-Vaccine Videos

Larry Page is CEO of Google’s and YouTube’s parent company, Alphabet

Flu shots are worthless garbage, but Bill Gates and Google co-founder Larry Page don’t want you to know that. That’s why YouTube is de-monetizing videos that go against vaccination.

Because they sank their money into it. Now they’re wasting $12 million to make a “better” flu vaccine. It would cover more strains, but they exaggerate the flu’s severity. They also lie about vaccine injury and are using their platforms to cover it up. Thanks for giving more people excuses not to vaccinate!

Tech billionaires want to control what you see at your child’s expense to get greater returns on their investments. Imagine the profit they could turn and the influence they could gain by hyping such a vaccine. It’s no wonder they fear anti-vaccinationists and vaccine skeptics. We are a threat to their bottom line and a proud one at that.

Poisoning children with vaccines and stealing their medical records to make up lies will be Gates’ legacy, and that of likeminded billionaires. Furthermore, it is far worse than his illegal monopoly. Welcome to the corrupt club of crooked tech billionaires, Larry Page. You are right at home with them.

Vaccine Advocates Deliberately Spread Disease to Pump Toxic Vaccines

Vaccine advocates are responsible for spreading measles to the West. The month before the World Health Organization listed “Vaccine Hesitancy” as one of its top 10 global health threats, the UN passed the Global Compact for Migration. The United States was one of just five countries to vote against the resolution because of its encouragement of illegal immigration across the western hemisphere. It even sought to criminalize anti-migration speech. Illegal immigration has driven measles incidence to record levels in Europe, from where measles spread to the US both in 2015 and this year. The US-Mexico border has also seen the spread of viruses, with seven mumps cases confirmed in an ICE detention center and a Guatemalan child dying of flu in US custody.

Vaccine officials have shown that they will even get rid of some vaccines in order to enable the spread of measles. So it is clear that their assistance to migrants is done so deliberately despite the diseases and social problems they will bring to western countries. The International Red Cross’ European branch blocked Autism Investigated on Twitter after its hypocrisy over pushing vaccines while assisting with illegal immigration into Europe was called out publicly. Not only should America defund NGOs like the Red Cross, but we should also withdraw from the World Health Organization. It is time to put America first.

SharylAttkisson.com: Jake Crosby on Original Autism-Vaccine Cover-Up

Originally posted on SharylAttkisson.com

Note: Views in this and any other opinion piece that appear on this site do not necessarily reflect the opinion of www.sharylattkisson.com and are solely those of the author.

By Jake Crosby, MPH

U.S. public health officials like National Institutes of Health doctor Anthony Fauci deny the vaccine-autism link by repeating disinformation about a seminal autism-vaccine study. That study, published in The Lancet in 1998, examined 12 children treated at London’s Royal Free Hospital Medical School. Most developed adverse symptoms shortly after their routine measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations.

The study marked the beginning of the first major research undertaking of the autism-vaccine link at an academic institution. Because parents were startled by the findings, and—in my opinion— because there were huge financial implications in terms of possible lawsuits against vaccine makers, the study and its lead author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, were targeted in a giant campaign to discredit them. Those pursuing this smear campaign, not surprisingly, have ties to vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline.

One of those people was the Head of Medicine at Royal Free Hospital from 1999-2011, Dr. Mark Pepys. He wanted to stop Dr. Wakefield’s work but the witch hunt would look too obvious if the accusations came directly from the medical school that forced him out two years prior. So Dr. Pepys would need a journalist who could take credit for those accusations while insulating the medical school from scrutiny by being the journalist’s protected “source.”

To begin the smear, medical records of children in the study were leaked to a Sunday Times journalist named Brian Deer. He received children’s names, family backgrounds and hospital admissions dates. Deer would later boast about having this information in the BMJ. In 2004, he posted a child’s medical note and a table of children’s names and the dates they were admitted to the Royal Free on his website. This was a serious violation of medical privacy rules, laws and practices. According to study co-author Simon Murch, “the Data Protection Act must have been broken.”

Dr. Pepys had strong ties to GlaxoSmithKline even before the merger that created the company, enjoying substantial support from precursor Glaxo Wellcome. Before he accepted the position of Head of Medicine of the Royal Free in 1999, he demanded Dr. Wakefield’s dismissal. Dr. Pepys ultimately took credit for ousting Dr. Wakefield at Royal Free Hospital in 2001, effectively dismantling the first autism-vaccine research unit in an academic institution.

After the 1998 study’s publication, Dr. Wakefield’s co-author Dr. Simon Murch was promoted to Director of the Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology at Royal Free Hospital. Then, in September 2003, Dr. Murch submitted a letter to The Lancet repudiating the notion of any possible link between autism and vaccines. His submission came just two months after Crispin Davis, CEO of Lancet publisher Reed Elsevier, joined the board of directors at GlaxoSmithKline.

With Dr. Murch’s repudiation, the United Kingdom (UK) government’s Legal Aid Board cut off financial aid to help victims in lawsuits against MMR manufacturers, including GlaxoSmithKline. The GlaxoSmithKline alliance with Pepys-headed Royal Free Hospital and the Davis-published Lancet continued as Deer continued to advance the smear. In his reports, Deer claimed Dr. Wakefield’s study was unethical and that he concealed its funding source. The latter claim was “found proved” by a disciplinary tribunal but ultimately overturned.

Deer also took an unusual step for a journalist: he filed a professional disciplinary complaint against Dr. Wakefield and two of his co-authors including Simon Murch.

A week after the complaint, 10 of the 13 Dr. Wakefield’s co-authors, led by Dr. Murch, issued a fraudulent retraction of the interpretation of the 1998 study. It was a statement of regret over raising an autism-vaccine link possibility that was falsely portrayed as a scientific retraction.

After the fraudulent retraction, vaccine interests falsely misrepresented it as if it was a scientific repudiation of any link between vaccines and autism. That retraction became a basis for rejection of thousands of vaccine autism injury claims in U.S. vaccine court.

Then, the smear machine prompted a medical fitness-to-practice tribunal of Dr. Wakefield. Dr. Wakefield’s medical license was revoked in 2010. The chair of that tribunal, Dr. Surendra Kumar, was a GlaxoSmithKline shareholder. After that decision in 2010, “The Lancet” fully retracted Dr. Wakefield’s study.

Ultimately, in 2012, a High Court overturned the reasons of unethical research and misrepresented participant enrollment that remains stated in The Lancet retraction. Unsurprisingly, “The Lancet” has not reversed its retraction.

So today, health officials across the pond here in the U.S., including Dr. Fauci and his superior, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, continue to cite the false retraction as if it scientifically proves vaccines do not cause autism. They ignore the factual details on the excuse of “The Lancet” journal’s undeserved reputation.

Jake Crosby has a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from George Washington University and is editor of AutismInvestigated.com.

Editor’s Note: Crosby received no response for comment from the relevant authors mentioned in his op-ed.

Meghan McCain’s “The View” Plugs Brian Deer After He Smeared Her Husband’s Dead Journalist

“The guy who started this conspiracy, this lie, his name is Andrew Wakefield, a British surgeon. This is what happened, and the truth of the matter is that he was creating a competing vaccine. He had a patent for his own vaccine, see? So he had a motivation to put this lie out.” – Joy Behar

Sorry Federalist editor Ben Domenech, but your wife and her fellow co-hosts are dumb as mud. One month ago, you and Meghan McCain were mourning the loss of one of your hired journalists who died tragically young at the age of 26. Meanwhile, the “journalist” your wife’s fellow co-host just plugged was spreading lies like this (translated): “‘Anti-vaccine’ journalist dead from no vaccination!”

The tweet has since been deleted and with no apology from Brian Deer. Yet one month later, your wife eggs on her fellow co-host after she repeated Deer’s lie that Dr. Wakefield planned a rival vaccine. While your wife’s at it, how about she repeat “conspiracy theory” to parents whose children’s medical records suddenly found their way into Brian Deer’s Gollum-like hands?

It’s all just a conspiracy theory, right?

Bill Gates’ Washington Post Pushes Medical Record-Stealing “Journalism”

The Washington Post reporter who first gave a US media platform for GlaxoSmithKline’s attacks on the 1998 autism-vaccine research concealed from his readers that the lead scientist disclosed his role in litigation. The reporter also wrote how most of the coauthors retracted the interpretation of the study, while leaving out that they mostly still worked for the same London-based hospital that shut down the work. Even though he knew he had no story, Glenn Frankel still wrote, “Charismatic Doctor at Vortex of Vaccine Dispute” anyway. He did not respond to Autism Investigated, of course. That’s because he was led by monopolist couple Bill and Melinda Gates, while writing favorably of Brian Deer making a parent talk to him by lying about his name.

The fake news was in anticipation of Melinda Gates joining the publisher’s board of directors two months later. She has personally slammed President Trump for speaking the facts on the vaccine-autism link during the 2016 election cycle. Bill Gates also called the 1998 study “absolutely fraudulent” and “a fake paper” based on the stolen medical records GlaxoSmithKline acquired of vaccine-injured kids. Those stolen medical records will be attached to his name for the rest of his life, along with his illegal monopoly. What do you expect from somebody who is advised directly by the rubella vaccine inventor who was secretly indemnified by the British government? Not much.

Expect even less from a “news”paper that hires Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig, who lies about her education. Her coverage of vaccines is determined by her college grudge against the editor for correcting her student newspaper lies.

Richard Horton is Thief-in-Chief of Medical Record-Stealing Journal

“The role of Brian Deer mystifies me. I agree with you that he has had access to many confidential documents, which seems surprising.” –Lancet editor Richard Horton in an email to a mother that he’d also leak to Sunday Times‘ reporter Brian Deer, who illegally acquired the medical records of her children.

In 2004, Lancet editor Richard Horton stated that Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 seminal paper on the vaccine-autism link should have dishonestly omitted disabled children’s adverse vaccine events from publication. He said this as he was colluding with the Royal Free Hospital to fabricate lies about the research by distorting medical records the hospital illegally leaked to opposition researcher Brian Deer. They subsequently got all the coauthors still working at the hospital to fraudulently retract the interpretation. They then had the article fully retracted in 2010 after getting the UK’s General Medical Council to sign on to the stolen medical record-based lies.

Then in 2012, the stolen medical record-based reasons stated for The Lancet‘s full retraction of the seminal autism-vaccine paper were overturned in court. So Autism Investigated demanded its editor and three most recent ombudsmen restore the article. In 2015, current ombudsman Malcolm Molyneux admitted to Autism Investigated that the basis of the retraction was not stated in the retraction. Ironically, he later asserted a “strong case” for retraction in his annual report. Of course it’s obvious he’s lying because his editor Richard Horton is telling him to, having colluded with Sir Mark Pepys who shut down that research and ousted its lead scientist.

In the “Ombudsman’s report for 2015,” current ombudsman of The Lancet Malcolm Molyneux wrote:

A surprising complaint received later in the year proposed that a research study that was published in The Lancet in 1998 and fully retracted in February, 2010, should be reinstated to the literature. My adjudication was that the argument for reinstatement of the paper, based on a case in the UK’s High Court brought by one of the paper’s authors, was not directly prejudicial to the strong case for the paper’s retraction. 

In reality, he admitted that the basis for the retraction could no longer be stated by the journal’s retraction statement:

Dear Mr Crosby,

Thank you for your letter of June 13, 2015, in which you request that the Lancet Editor reinstate the retracted paper Ileal-lymphoid-nodular-hyperplasia, non-specific colitis and pervasive developmental disorder in children.

In the retraction statement, the editors of The Lancet stated that “several elements of the 1998 paper by Wakefield et al are incorrect. In particular….’” The retraction then mentions the enrolment procedure and ethical clearance, but implies that there remain other elements on which the decision was based.

Having considered all of the relevant material, I can see no sufficient reason for reinstatement of the Wakefield paper. I do not believe that COPE’s guidelines have been violated by retraction of the paper in question, or by failure to reinstate it.

I do not believe there is justification for any further debate about this extensively discussed article.

Yours sincerely,

Prof Malcolm Molyneux, Lancet Ombudsman

If there was a “strong case” for retraction, Molyneux would be able to make it. Since there is actually no case, he cannot. The Lancet’s full retraction is as fraudulent as 10 of the 13 coauthors’ previous retraction also forced by Pepys and Horton.

Now the editor of the medical record-stealing medical journal has the gall to come to America in March. Let’s tell that medical record thief to his face that he’s not welcome in our country.

Jake Crosby Brings The Curtains Down on Gardiner Harris’ NYT Career

The New York Times‘ original pro-vaccine propagandist Gardiner Harris is out of a job. Were it not for Autism Investigated’s editor, Harris would still be cranking out vaccine propaganda at the newspaper. Now after a retracted story about a Trump appointee’s expensive curtains, Harris is gone. It was nine years in the making.

In 2010 Harris portrayed The Lancet‘s fraudulent censorship of the original autism-vaccine research as a scientific retraction. Autism Investigated’s editor launched a series of complaints to NYT. Two public editors, the standards editor and even the newspaper company’s chairman were informed about Harris’ distortions, conflicts of interest and appalling behavior towards parents. Then-public editor Clark Hoyt was forced to investigate after complaints were forwarded to the chairman Arthur Ochs-Sulzberger Jr. Then the standards editor Greg Brock got involved. After another slanted piece by Harris the following year, Autism Investigated’s editor sent complaints to public editor Arthur Brisbane that were forwarded again to Sulzberger. Harris’ vaccine defenses ended there.

Gardiner Harris was then sent to India as the paper’s “New Delhi Correspondent.” In 2015, he returned to the US as the newspaper’s White House Correspondent. It seemed to go well until Donald Trump was elected president.

The newspaper revealed a remarkable display of bias against Trump by Harris the month before the election. Harris credited his late journalist father with starting the tradition of making presidential candidates release their tax returns, something Trump declined to do. While Harris’ piece seemed like good propaganda to pump Hillary, it also meant that Harris could never remain White House Correspondent under a Trump Presidency. As soon as Trump was inaugurated, NYT reassigned Harris its “State Department Correspondent.” That didn’t help matters.

In 2017, Harris sent an email full of loaded questions to a foreign policy PAC founded by former UN Ambassador John Bolton. Harris accused Bolton of being willing to sacrifice millions of people for North Korean De-Nuclearization because he had expressed openness to preemptive action. In a great act of poetic justice, Bolton preemptively published Harris’ email for all to see. It wasn’t just the former UN ambassador Harris would misrepresent, but the one who President Trump appointed.

In September, Harris published an article titled, Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701. Unfortunately for Harris, those curtains were purchased under the previous presidential administration before Haley was ever appointed. The New York Times was forced to issue a retraction. Harris’ days at the paper became truly numbered.

Now Harris describes himself on Twitter as “Former health, South Asia, White House and diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times.” If he wasn’t taken off his original beat of spreading vaccine propaganda, he’d still be a current health correspondent. Autism Investigated’s editor has brought the curtains down on Gardiner Harris’ NYT career.

Discredited Government Witness Causes Rift in Vax Injury Community

Pediatric neurologist and former expert witness Dr. Andrew Zimmerman is being hailed as a whistleblower with the key to resolving thousands of denied vaccine injury cases. In reality, he is an opportunist who hoped to profit off the backs of the vaccine-injured kids he purported to treat by testifying against them in vaccine court. He later realized his submitted opinion was directly contradicted by a petitioner’s case study he had coauthored with her dad. So he broke her confidentiality to the government’s lawyers to cover up the contradiction. Now he is misleading the parents of the very children he helped deny justice to into thinking he holds the secret to getting them that justice. He has convinced them by offering a retrospective diagnosis of a patient he hadn’t seen for years by reviewing his medical records on a flash drive.

Zimmerman’s involvement with the autism omnibus began on April 24, 2007 when he submitted an expert report for the government against the first test case, Michelle Cedillo. In the report he wrote, “there is no scientific basis” for a link between vaccines and autism. He made clear that it was his broad opinion, not just about the specific child whose medical records he reviewed. The report included 17 references, seven he was an author on. Not included in the references was the case study of the child with autism who was also a petitioner for vaccine injury compensation: Hannah Poling. Coauthoring the study with Zimmerman was none other than her father, fellow neurologist Dr. Jon Poling.

Andrew Zimmerman later realized that he had submitted an expert report directly contradicted by his past publication of a petitioner’s case with her parent. So days before his scheduled testimony, Zimmerman alerted the Department of Justice attorneys and broke Hannah Poling’s confidentiality as his patient by pointing them to her case study. He subsequently withdrew as an expert witness and Poling’s case was conceded, preventing the humiliation of a government witness’ acknowledgement of her injury coming out in court. The concession was leaked later and became headline news.

Over the years since then, Zimmerman has been turning the autism community against itself. Immediately after the autism omnibus cases were ruled against, he apparently leaked a letter he submitted about Hannah Poling’s seizures after the concession to omnibus test case parent Rolf Halzehurst. The leak reportedly triggered a near-physical confrontation between the Polings and the Hazlehursts in 2009. Save for a blog comment by Hannah Poling’s mother in 2013 pleading for respect for her daughter’s privacy, the Polings have never spoken out publicly since. Following her plea, a planned congressional hearing based on the confidential information Hazlehurst obtained about Poling from Zimmerman was abruptly cancelled.

Unfortunately, Hazlehurst hasn’t realized he’s being played. Instead he has doubled down to the point of hiring a lawyer to depose Zimmerman two years ago. He did confirm having evaluated Hazlehurst’s son the year after his vaccine reaction only to admit he had no record of a vaccine reaction nor of mitochondrial disorder in medical notes about the child. His diagnosis of a mitochondrial reaction to vaccines was based on his review of records on a flash drive Hazlehurst shared with him earlier in 2016.

Zimmerman also misleadingly stated the Poling case study and his expert witness report were done simultaneously. Yet he submitted his report to the government the year after the study’s publication.

In a sworn affidavit given last September, Zimmerman lied that his expert report to the government was an isolated opinion about one autism case and that the Department of Justice misused it as a general opinion. The report itself was clearly a general opinion, and Zimmerman later acknowledged so in a statement just released through his medical school. In other words, his opinion was used against other cases as he intended including against Hazlehurst’s. So much for Children’s Health Defense’s new cause.

Zimmerman is a liar who violated a patient’s confidentiality to opposition lawyers to prevent his acknowledgement of her vaccine injury from becoming widespread news. When that failed, he apparently shut her parents up by leaking their daughter’s medical information to the parent of another former patient of his. Zimmerman now seems intent on carving out a nice cottage industry of flash drive diagnoses for the very vaccine injury petitioners he denied justice to by turning parents of vaccine-injured children against each other. Their parents are being willfully misled by this charlatan while giving him access to their children’s confidential medical information. Andrew Zimmerman is nothing more than a discredited government witness.

Brian Deer and CNN Lie Dead Journalist Bre Payton Was “Anti-Vaccine”

Translation: “Anti-vaccine” journalist dead from no vaccination!

Brian Deer is the Sunday Times reporter who colluded with London’s Royal Free Hospital to steal and misrepresent medical records of children in the seminal 1998 autism-vaccine study. CNN has done more to peddle those lies in US media than any other outlet. Now they’re spreading lies about recently deceased journalist Bre Payton, formerly of The Federalist.

Payton tragically died last month at the age of 26 from complications of H1N1 influenza. Vaccine proponents including Brian Deer and CNN Chile have spread a rumor that she was anti-vaccine and died because she rejected a flu shot. The only problem is that she was pro-vaccine and had received a seasonal flu shot.

The basis for the lies was a 2011 tweet from Bre Payton sarcastically calling vaccines “the devil.” The fact that it was sarcasm would never matter to the extremely dishonest vaccine people of course, certainly not to Brian Deer. While National Review and Daily Wire have both condemned the lies Deer helped spread against Payton, the sites heavily promoted his lies against the original autism-vaccine research. It’s time they reconsider their source.