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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.

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.

America Must Cut All Support to NGOs That Assist Measles Importation

Look at this hypocritical organization feigning surprise that there are 82,000 cases of measles in Europe.

After all, it helped assist with its travel:

Activist NGOs like the International Federation of the Red Cross that assist with illegal immigrant travel into the West should be de-funded by countries that suffer the consequences. Doctors who participate in these activities should have their licenses revoked.

Most of these migrants enter Europe through the east where they can then spread it to visitors that come to the US. Patient Zero in the ongoing Washington/Oregon outbreak was from Eastern Europe.

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.

JB Handley Writes Gaffe-Filled Book About The Autism Epidemic

 ***Correction: Verstraeten study was published in 2003, not 2013 as stated in the video.

“This is a complete waste of everyone’s time. Every person involved in the dust-up has been a champion of our kids and they all deserve our respect. This is a movement fraught with tension, stress, and confusion. Time for everyone to grab their toys, leave the playground, take a deep breath, and get back to the task at hand.” – JB Handley dismissing the revelation by Autism Investigated’s editor that false representation to congressional staff was committed by SafeMinds.

Years ago, Generation Rescue founder JB Handley accused the wife of a known vaccine shill of secretly operating a neurodiversity blog. So confident was Handley, he even promised her a website he created to expose her husband’s lies on condition that she wasn’t the blog’s operator. Six months later, JB Handley turned over PaulOffit.com to Bonnie Offit. Eight years later, Handley still hasn’t learned his lesson about the importance of knowing stuff. His book How To End The Autism Epidemic proves it. Filled with inaccuracies, it’s reflective of just how out of depth JB Handley is on an issue that’s preoccupied his life for two decades.

His book gives disproportionate importance to events that happened this year, even as the epidemic has been raging for decades. Reading it, one might get the sense that the most important events all happened in 2018. The most featured study, for example, was published nine months ago. That, however, may partially explain why Handley gets some key facts wrong. He has a personal stake in committing the gravest error, however. In his book, JB Handley pushed the damaging myth that a doctor gave two conflicting expert opinions for different children seeking vaccine injury compensation. Although Dr. Andrew Zimmerman had expressed an opinion that compensated child Hannah Poling’s autism was caused by vaccination, he was never her expert witness. His opinion was also given after the concession.

A congressional hearing was almost held in 2013 over the falsehood that was spread by Canary Party. The hearing was cancelled after the falsehood was corrected by the Hannah Poling’s mother in the comments of the Age of Autism blog that Handley’s group sponsors. Congressional council then announced the hearing’s cancellation for being “overly divisive.” That clearly meant it would pit parent against parent. Autism Investigated broke the news of the cancellation. Instead of stating the real reason for the cancellation, Handley wrongly blamed a vaccine front group.

JB Handley played a role in the failure. Prior to the 2012 hearing, a lobbyist working for Canary Party Chairman Mark Blaxill falsely represented parent-scientist Brian Hooker to congressional staff. Handley dismissed the news entirely, calling it “a complete waste of everyone’s time” in the comments of Age of Autism. He then demanded “everyone…get back to the task at hand,” indicating Hooker and Blaxill should work together.

Mark Blaxill was subsequently discovered to have turned the autism omnibus attorneys against their own expert witnesses. He brutally smeared Dr. Mark and David Geier and even disparaged Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who would never be invited to testify. This was revealed publicly for the first time in emails shared with Autism Investigated. Even after all that, Handley’s support of Blaxill never wavered. Handley has a lot to answer for in his role of pushing Mark Blaxill on the movement against toxic vaccinations, contributing to the congressional failure.

Yet JB Handley goes even further than the cancelled hearing would have gone by demanding the father Jon Poling testify and be cross-examined about his daughter’s case by politicians. Yet Handley also acknowledges that the parents were given a $20 million concession to stay quiet. Strangely, he says that he wouldn’t begrudge other parents for doing exactly what the parents of Hannah Poling had already done. So why is he channeling the vaccine people by hitting her parents up for their daughter’s confidential medical information?

Though Poling is the worst example, there are other key facts that Handley gets wrong. For example, the senior author John Walker-Smith did not stand by the interpretation of the 1998 study as Handley falsely writes. Walker-Smith cosigned the fraudulent interpretation retraction with nine other coauthors. CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Thomas Verstraeten also did not say his 2003 study of the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal was “neutral” with respect to autism, but rather with speech delays and tic disorders. He wanted to cover his autism findings up. These are not trivial errors to make, and both doctors are subsequently let off easy. The probable reason for the errors is simply that Handley did not give either study the attention it deserved when writing his book.

Finally, JB Handley has already taken criticism from many people because his book even recommends certain vaccines albeit far less than the current schedule. Handley later changed his position in a radio interview to say that you should have a right to get some vaccines if you want them. He obviously had not thought about that issue very hard. His below defense of the vaccine program on Facebook says it all, demanding of people vastly more knowledgeable than him: “unfriend me.”

(The vaccine program needs to go away, and getting rid of it is the most effective argument at this time.)

It’s totally disingenuous of JB Handley to play the victim when he is trying to dictate the message of the movement with his ignorance. Why Handley demonstrates such poor knowledge of the issues surrounding the autism epidemic after apparently dedicating so many years to it is a mystery. He can’t think of effective policy solutions either. One explanation could be that he conflates ending the autism epidemic with ending his own son’s autism. Whatever the reason, his insistence on controlling the narrative of an issue he has so little understanding of is an unmitigated disaster.

One time Autism Investigated criticized him for saying the government studied “one vaccine and one ingredient” since it’s akin to saying the government ruled them out. He responded, “Don’t spread bullshit.”

Told that the government didn’t study them but rather lies about all vaccines, he grudgingly agreed with Autism Investigated.

“Yeah, no shit.”

FAIL: CDC’s “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism” Page Features Clone-Counting “Meta-Analysis”

Five cohort studies involving 1,256,407 children, and five case-control studies involving 9,920 children were included in this analysis. Abstract of the clone-counting “meta-analysis”

Remember that “meta-analysis” mainstream media cites to claim vaccines were “proven” to not cause autism in over 1.2 million children when the paper actually double-counted every child born in Denmark over a six year period? The clone-counting paper is now being featured on the CDC’s website.

That bogus paper is hyperlinked directly from none other than CDC’s notorious “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism” webpage. Clicking on it will go directly to the abstract where the bogus “1,256,407” children number is tossed out.

Your tax dollars are being used to push fabricated figures in the name of vaccine safety, what else is new? Well the media has just slammed a newly elected congressman for criticizing the sacrosanct CDC’s vaccine deception. The media is citing that very webpage. The studies themselves are as bad as the meta-analysis pooled from them. The majority of children in the meta-analysis, for example, were part of a study in Denmark where the majority of autism cases started being counted as the mercury-based preservative thimerosal was removed from vaccines. All the others “dozens” of vaccine-autism link-disproving papers are as dishonest as that one. Of course the “meta-analysis” generated to repackage them would be too, as are the vaccine officials in government who promote it and the journalists who further lie about it.

CNN has just reposted a quote by Sanjay Gupta repeating the “1.2 million” myth, proving once again that it earned the title of fake news along with CDC.

How Paul Offit Profited Off The Backs of Kids Injured by GSK’s MMR Vaccine

“Get the fuck out of here! Piece of shit!”

That is what vaccine inventor Paul Offit yelled at Autism Investigated’s editor after being told that protection from personal injury litigation was making money off the backs of vaccine-injured kids. It turns out he was doing exactly that for his entire career, starting with his rotavirus vaccine’s development. At the time, the Wistar Institute he was working for was profiting from dangerous, since-withdrawn and secretly indemnified measles-mumps-rubella vaccines sold in the UK.

The co-inventor of Offit’s vaccine Stanley Plotkin is the inventor of the rubella component of all measles-mumps-rubella vaccines. Co-assignee of Offit’s vaccine patent Wistar Institute was the patent assignee of all rubella components of measles-mumps-rubella vaccines. That includes the now-withdrawn Pluserix vaccine introduced to the United Kingdom by Smith, Kline and French Laboratories, which previously funded Plotkin’s rubella vaccine development. During Pluserix’s introduction, Smith, Kline and French was an English subsidiary of Philadelphia-based SmithKline Beckman. Offit, Plotkin and Wistar were all based in Philadelphia as well.

Despite being already withdrawn in Canada for causing meningitis, Smith, Kline and French’s Pluserix vaccine was approved by the United Kingdom in 1988. In the supply agreement, the UK’s National Health Service secretly indemnified Smith, Kline and French Laboratories from liability. That made the British government liable for resulting vaccine injuries.

Subsequently, MMR vaccine injury litigation was shut down in the United Kingdom when federal funding was suddenly denied to lawsuits. Autism-vaccine research was shut down as well, the chief scientist fired and de-licensed. To this day, papers continue to be retracted including one by a long-deceased scientist. Medical records of children in the seminal 1998 vaccine-autism paper were stolen and expropriated by GlaxoSmithKline’s opposition researchers.

Paul Offit’s vaccine was developed with the dirty indemnity money that led to all of that. No wonder he still partners with GlaxoSmithKline to promote vaccines and dishonestly deny vaccine injury.

MEDICAL RECORD THIEF MARK PEPYS CAUSES DR. BERNARD RIMLAND PAPER RETRACTION

Not even the dead are safe from sham retractions by Glaxo’s medical record thief Mark Pepys. Just before Autism Investigated reported on yet another retraction caused by Pepys, he caused the retraction of a paper by the late Dr. Bernard Rimland of all people. The paper was retracted explicitly because it linked vaccines to autism, cited the Wakefield paper that Pepys stole medical records of children in, came up at the top of Google and was cited by vaccine opponents including Autism Investigated’s editor.

The retraction was authored both by the editor of the journal Laboratory Medicine and by the senior author of Google opposition research for the vaccine industry. They wrote:

A single article that suggests a risk of autism associated with vaccination might not be expected to cause great harm; however, a recent study5 reported that the 2002 Rimland and McGinnis paper is frequently accessed and cited to support the position of those who oppose vaccination on the mistaken belief that it is a risk factor for autism. One of us (P.G. [Pietro Ghezzi]) was the senior author of that study.

Therefore, following the course taken by The Lancet, Lab Medicine has decided to withdraw the 2002 article by Rimland and McGinnis.

One of the reviewers of that “research” by Pietro Ghezzi was GSK Vaccines-backed epidemiologist Pier Lopalco. And who do you think is also a top cited researcher in Ghezzi’s work? You guessed it: Mark Pepys! The retraction was done weeks after Autism Investigated confirmed his role in the Wakefield coauthors’ retraction and confirmed from one of them that it was done just to distance themselves from the autism-vaccine link.

It was Dr. Rimland who was the reason parents are no longer blamed for their children’s autism and who was also one of the first scientists to pinpoint vaccines. Laboratory Medicine doesn’t deserve a paper by him. Instead, the journal will go into the ash heap of history with parent-blamer Bruno Bettelheim and Glaxo’s Sir Medical Record-Leaksalot Mark Pepys.