Turncoat Simon Murch Defended Vaccines Months Before “Retraction”

Turncoat Coauthor Simon Murch, ITN

Before the 10 coauthors’ retraction, the letter by Peter Harvey shared on Autism Investigated defended the Wakefield paper from earlier attacks from lead turncoat Simon Murch. Murch’s attacks were made in a series of letters to The Lancet, the first of which was published in November 2003.

His first letter was a response to a September letter by doctors unconnected to the Wakefield paper describing two children who developed measles encephalitis. Both had been vaccinated.

Among the garbage in Murch’s November letter was this:

many epidemiological studies have been undertaken, the results of which indicate no causal relation. No other vaccine has ever been studied in such depth, and the evidence for its overall safety is comprehensive.

They’re trash.

There is now unequivocal evidence that MMR is not a risk factor for autism—this statement is not spin or medical conspiracy, but reflects an unprecedented volume of medical study on a worldwide basis. By any rational standards of risk/benefit calculation, it is an illogical and potentially dangerous mistake for parents to be prepared to take their children in a car on the motorway or in an aeroplane on holiday, but not to protect them with the MMR vaccine. An unprotected child is not only at personal danger, but represents a potential hazard to others, including unborn children. Unless vaccine uptake improves rapidly, major measles epidemics are likely in the UK this winter.

It was that letter that Dr. Harvey would later respond to, as would autism parent David Thrower. Their responses would be published in the February 14th issue of The Lancet. That was the week before the journal’s editor stated that he wished he censored vaccination from the Wakefield paper and two weeks before the interpretation retraction. A follow-up letter by Murch responding to Thrower and Dr. Harvey was published in the same issue as their letters.

In Murch’s letter, he doubled down on his previous stupidity. His biggest problem with the government’s attack on autism research was not because of the threat to said research, but because of its bolstering the “anti-MMR [vaccine] lobby”:

That some regulatory authorities ridiculed all aspects of these studies is unfortunate because it has allowed confirmation of the intestinal lesion to be appropriated by the anti-MMR lobby.

Then in a truly Orwellian move, Murch compares criticizing the tobacco science of the vaccine industry to tobacco industry science!

Thrower’s suggested tactic, in which every study that shows an unwanted outcome is destruction-tested from a hostile viewpoint, is essentially that used for years by the tobacco industry.

Measles in the gut? No big deal!

If traces of measles virus indeed prove to be detectable in 90% of cases, it surely cannot be causal, since such numbers of children would show up on the crudest epidemiological assessment.

They have.

Finally, Murch justifies use of the MMR vaccine with no alternative:

I see families in my clinic almost every week who have given their children single measles vaccine. Those who have gone on to give rubella and mumps vaccines are in the minority, months and sometimes years later. That is the heart of the issue. Personal choice cannot extend to compromising the safety of other people’s children.

The day before Murch’s 2003 letter was published, he scooped his support of the MMR vaccine to a major UK television network.

Throughout this same period, Murch also claimed he had no financial interest. As you will all see, that wasn’t true either.

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READ Peter Harvey’s Defense of Wakefield Paper Against Simon Murch

Left: Coauthor Dr. Peter Harvey, Right: Turncoat Coauthor Simon Murch

I too write as a co-author of the Lancet paper of 1998 referred to by Simon Murch in his letter.1Statements in this letter cannot be allowed to pass without comment. There is a growing body of scientific evidence to show a relation between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, enterocolitis, ileocolonic lymphoid nodular hyperplasia, and autism.
The histologically unique condition ileocolonic lymphoid nodular hyper-plasia, which is not a normal variant,2,3 is associated with a diffuse entero-colitis. There are significant immunological and inflammatory abnormalities specific to this condition.4–12
There is evidence that affected children absorb undigested peptides with opioid properties,13and that the most powerful of these opioids are derived from casein and gluten. Exclusion of casein and gluten from the diet has proven beneficial effects on autistic children’s behaviour.14
Evidence of persistent measles virus infection in the gut has been identified.15,16 The virus identified in most of these children was shown to be consistent with the measles virus RNA from the MMR vaccine.17 These children also have measles virus RNA in the blood, which is also consistent with that of the MMR strain.16 Measles virus RNA has also been detected in the spinal fluid of 19 of 28 children with regressive autism and bowel disease and in one of 37 control samples (unpublished data).
Much is made of the epidemiological studies that have failed to show an association between MMR and autism. However, these studies are open to serious criticism.18,19
Murch was a co-author on 11 of the 17 peer-reviewed publications and presentations that I cite. These present a step-by-step cascade of evidence starting with the recognition of the clinical condition, followed by the pathology of the gut disease, the immunological and inflammatory abnormalities, the identification of measles RNA in the gut, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid, and subsequent identification of this RNA as being consistent with MMR virus.
I am an adult neurologist, not a paediatrician, not a gastroenterologist, and not an immunologist. Even so, taking a dispassionate and wide view of the published and unpublished information, I think there is increasingly compelling evidence for a causative link between the MMR vaccine, a unique gastrointestinal disease, and regressive autism.
I examined the original cohort of children, and they had no physical neurological abnormalities. I have recently seen one of them again. His behaviour is much worse, at times being uncontrollable. He has developed epilepsy and bilateral extensor plantar responses.
The problem now is to identify the numbers of children involved, and the susceptibility factors. In the meantime, consideration should be given to offering children single-injection measles vaccinations.
I am a trustee of the charity Visceral, which supports research into inflammatory bowel disease and autism

Originally published in The Lancet,
2004
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Dr. Peter Harvey Was the Bravest Neurologist Who Ever Lived

Peter Harvey

Peter Harvey, Getty Images

Interviewer: “Professor, how serious is this condition?”

Dr. Harvey: “I’m a doctor, not a professor.”

Interviewer: “I beg your pardon.”

Dr. Harvey: “That’s alright. It’s called ‘less majesty.'”

Dr. Peter Harvey was one of just three coauthors of the 1998 autism-vaccine paper to stand by the possibility of a link. He passed away in France in 2012.

At the time of his passing, the editor remarked:

“We need more doctors and scientists like Dr. Peter Harvey. His passing is a huge loss to the autism community.”

The comment was beneath Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s obituary for Peter Harvey when he died in 2012:

“As a consultant neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London, Peter Harvey was one of thirteen authors on the 1998 Lancet paper that first drew attention to the link between autism and bowel disease. Not once in all the time that has passed and the trouble that has flowed did he waiver in his support for the parents of those children, the conviction that their story of regression following MMR vaccination is valid, and the findings reported in that paper. In a saga of calumny, cowardice, and capitulation, Peter was resolute unto his death. Peter died at his house in Valboulet – Valley of Balls – France, where his ashes are scattered. Never was a last resting place more aptly named.”

But nothing does more justice to the legacy of Dr. Harvey like Dr. Harvey himself. Watch this 2007 interview he did on blast injuries to soldiers.

The two senior non-professor authors stood by the entire paper and the two senior professor authors didn’t. What does that tell you about professors?

The Facebook page dedicated to turncoat Professor John Walker-Smith should be removed and replaced with a memorial to Dr. Harvey.

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Autism People: Do Not Honor The Andrew Wakefield Turncoat Doctors

Professor John Walker-Smith receives flowers from one of the children he betrayed, Professor John Walker-Smith Facebook Page

John Walker-Smith is the most senior turncoat author of the 1998 landmark autism-vaccine paper to retract his name from the interpretation that vaccines may cause autism. Yet, there remains a Facebook page in his honor dedicated by parents of the vaccine-injured children he betrayed. It stands at 1,301 likes strong. It should fold immediately.

The page was set up to support John Walker-Smith against disciplinary findings against him and two coauthors. However, the entire event was a show trial that deliberately targeted the doctors for scrutinizing a vaccine. The whole hearing should have been boycotted by everyone, including by lead author Andrew Wakefield.

But people showed up to support not only Wakefield, but Walker-Smith and lead turncoat author Simon Murch too. Walker-Smith and Murch were greeted with flowers and hugs.

Why? Walker-Smith and Murch may have been caring doctors at one time, but all the good they did was undone by their interpretation “retraction.”

Why is Age of Autism’s John Stone friends with John Walker-Smith on Facebook? Why did Stone use his platform to hock both Walker-Smith’s and lead turncoat author Simon Murch’s books? He has not responded to Autism Investigated’s criticism, nor has the Walker-Smith Facebook group.

The Wakefield turncoat doctors deserve no accolades, only scorn.

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Wakefield Turncoat Authors Committed The Research Fraud

Wakefield Turncoat Author Simon Murch, Photo from Twitter

“the possibility of such a link was raised and consequent events have had major implications for public health…we should together formally retract the interpretation placed upon these findings” – 10 of the 13 coauthors of Andrew Wakefield’s paper.

Yes, you’ve read that correctly.

It is true that coauthors of the landmark 1998 vaccine-autism paper committed research fraud. They don’t include lead author Andrew Wakefield, however. They are the 10 coauthors who wrote the “retraction of an interpretation” led by Simon Murch.

The interpretation they “retracted” was of the possibility that vaccines cause autism. Their excuse? “Major implications for public health.”

That’s right, vaccines couldn’t possibly cause autism because people stopped vaccinating. That’s what they’re literally saying. It’s total nonsense unsupported by any “precedent” in academic publishing. Autism is a perfectly valid reason to stop vaccinating, anyway.

Their basis would then be used verbatim in disciplinary charges against two coauthors for publishing critically on vaccines. One of those coauthors also signed the “retraction.” Three coauthors in all were charged, including lead “retractor” Simon Murch. Yet people still showed up at the General Medical Council “fitness-to-practice” hearings to support two of the Wakefield turncoat authors.

The whole hearing should have been boycotted by anti-vaccinationists and vaccine skeptics including Wakefield himself. None of the Wakefield turncoat authors should have ever been defended after they signed their names to that statement.

Since when were a bunch of gastroenterologists, pathologists, a radiologist and a shrink an authority on what you can or cannot read? Since never, they signed their names at the coercion of the medical journal. They also didn’t want to lose their licenses, as two of them almost did and as Wakefield actually did.

None of that is a good excuse.

Over the years, Autism Investigated has written extensively about how the journal should restore the retracted 1998 paper. On reflection, it was a mistake since its restoration wouldn’t get rid of the other bogus “retraction” by the 10 coauthors themselves. So the paper is better left retracted anyway.

Now here is the shameful statement by Simon Murch and the other nine Wakefield turncoat authors in all its disgusting glory.

Lancet

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PERVERT ALERT: CDC DIRECTOR FRIEDEN ARRESTED FOR SEX ASSAULT

Move over Ian Lipkin, Obama’s CDC director just topped you big time:

Tom Frieden, the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an ex-New York City Health Commissioner, has been arrested amid allegations he sexually harassed a woman in his Brooklyn apartment.

Police confirmed to Fox News that Frieden, 57, surrendered to the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit at the 77th precinct Friday and has been charged with forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment.

The charges stem from allegations he groped a woman he knew last October at his home in Brooklyn Heights, ABC7 reported.

This is a married man with two children they’re talking about.

Just before the 2016 election, Frieden blocked a CDC employee from testifying about CDC’s cover-up of the vaccine-autism link.

Last year, Dr. Frieden tweeted a suggestion that autism-vaccine scientist Andrew Wakefield should be prosecuted criminally.

How perfect that Dr. Frieden is prosecuted criminally instead. We should show up at his trial to protest his degeneracy. This is not someone who should be let off lightly. He’s responsible for poisoning many children and his immorality shows through perfectly in this case.

H/t: JB Handley

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Oppose Vaccination Entirely Since Proponents Call for Cover-up

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Hear it from the very words of the vaccine people/medical establishment on what to do with evidence of their product’s assault on kids:

Lancet editor on not publishing vaccine injuries on pretense that they’re by expert witnesses in litigation, 2004:

“But had we known about the conflict of interest, with hindsight, we would have asked for this to be omitted.”

Complaint against Lancet authors to UK’s General Medical Council, demanding it single out the lead author for criticizing a vaccine:

I submit that on a matter as serious as the safety of a vaccine, touching on the health of millions of children, and affecting parental decisions of the utmost seriousness, Mr Wakefield was under an absolute duty to make the true position clear, with regard to both his involvement in the litigation and the litigant status of children upon whom he purported to derive findings.

General Medical Council’s 2010 “findings” against Lancet paper authors, based on 2005 charges:

You knew or ought to have known that your reporting in the Lancet paper of a temporal link between the syndrome you described and the MMR vaccination, Admitted and found proved i. had major public health implications, Admitted and found proved ii. would attract intense public and media interest, Admitted and found proved

Paul Offit in NY Times, 2018:

Dr. Offit says that researchers should handle findings differently when there’s a chance they might frighten the public. He thinks that small, inconclusive, worrying studies should not be published because they could do more harm than good.

That same article (boldface mine):

This is not to say that anyone is covering up major safety problems, by the way…

There’s no question that bad vaccine science does not deserve a forum — and much of the research cited by anti-vaccine activists is very bad indeed.

WHO adviser John Clements on thimerosal (Simpsonwood, 2000):

“perhaps this study should not have been done at all…the research results have to be handled”

David Gorski, a.k.a. “Orac” agreeing with Clements’ keeping results out of the hands of lawyers for vaccine injured children, 2005:

Dr. Clements was just expressing a quite reasonable fear that lawyers will use very preliminary and unconfirmed studies for their own ends, which is what they do indeed routinely do. Such a concern was not at all unreasonable and is still not unreasonable.

Forbes 2015 headline:

Anti-Vaccine Doctors Should Lose Their Licenses 

And just look at this internal pharma company memo from 1979:

After the reporting of the SID cases in Tennessee, we discussed the merits of limiting distribution of a large number of vials from a single lot to a single state, county or city health department and obtained agreement from the senior management staff to proceed with such a plan. 

What did they get in exchange for murdering infants? Total immunity from litigation!

Should we support any vaccines when their proponents continue to openly censor evidence that they assault and murder kids? Or should we oppose vaccination entirely?

Autism Investigated is going with the latter.

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Mollie Tibbetts Retweeted Bizarre Pro-Vax Screed, Got Murdered by Illegal

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Mollie Tibbetts (RIP)

For over a year, Autism Investigated has covered the ironic trend of vaccine apologists defending illegal immigration. It is truly bizarre. These twisted people want you to submit to toxic vaccination as well as the largely illegal immigration that brings infectious disease to this country. As we now tragically see in yet another example, it also brings in murderers.

Mollie Tibbetts of University of Iowa, age 20, has been murdered by an illegal immigrant farm worker. The month before her death, she retweeted a tweet by one internet skank that became the subject of an Autism Investigated post.

Illegal immigration brings infectious diseases to America, just like her murderer. The left wants you to submit to toxic vaccination but completely ignore what brings diseases, crime and terrorism to western civilization.

If you’re against illegal immigration, you must be racist. If you’re against vaccines causing autism, you must be “ableist.” For parents to hope for anything more than a heartbeat in their children (as opposed to, say, speech) is inherently wrong. Tibbetts wasn’t the only psychology student indoctrinated this way.

And even if your child who developed autism from vaccines can speak a sentence, you still don’t want him growing up to be this guy:

Autism makes unwanted side-effects like Tarbox all the more likely.

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Paul Offit Denies Supporting Cover-up of Vaccine Risks, By Doing Just That

Left: Graph based on results of the study Offit claims showed no difference in autism among hundreds of thousands of Danish children who did or did not get the measles-mump-rubella vaccination. Right: Offit’s reaction to being corrected by the editor at NIH, culminating in the editor’s removal.

Vaccine developer Paul Offit responded to a recent New York Times piece by denying he advocated covering up vaccine risks, only to cover them up in his own piece. The doctor who lied until very recently that he was still “chief” of infectious diseases despite his hospital demotion four years ago consistently lied about three different vaccine side-effects: miscarriage, autism and narcolepsy.

On the CDC’s study showing flu vaccine causes spontaneous abortion, Offit lied:

the only way that the study authors could show a possible problem was to alter their original hypothesis and substratify their data—something that epidemiologists frown upon.

The study itself says:

“The overall adjusted odds ratio (aOR) was 2.0 (95% CI, 1.1–3.6)”

The overall odds of receiving a flu vaccine while pregnant was twice as high among pregnant women who had spontaneous abortions. Offit repeated this same lie that there was no difference from his Daily Beast column. Autism Investigated demanded a retraction at the time, none was ever made.

On the link between vaccines and autism, Offit wrote:

Seventeen subsequent studies in seven countries on three different continents involving hundreds of thousands of children[9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25] who did or did not receive the MMR vaccine showed that it doesn’t cause autism.

The one study comparing autism in hundreds of thousands of MMR vaccinated and non-MMR vaccinated children revealed an association (top graph).

On the link between flu vaccination and narcolepsy, Offit lied yet again:

In 2015, a study in Science Translational Medicine[26] claimed that an adjuvanted influenza vaccine used in Europe had caused narcolepsy, a permanent disorder of wakefulness. Subsequent research showed that the adjuvanted vaccine didn’t cause narcolepsy. This was yet another study that had received widespread media attention but was wrong.

From none other than the CDC website:

This risk was initially found in Finland, and then some other European countries also detected an association. Most recently, scientists at the United Kingdom’s (UK) Health Protection Agency (HPA) have found evidence of an association between Pandemrix and narcolepsy in children in England. The findings are consistent with studies from Finland and other countries.

Offit proves he wants to cover up vaccine risks all the more by concluding about publishing them:

In the name of transparency, we do it all the time. And we do it at our peril.

What we really do at our peril is form federal committees that promote routine vaccination to the entire country and have liars like Offit sit on them.

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Vaccine-Pushing Socialist Lies About Economics Background on Fox News

The truth about Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig’s educational background for all to see, Brandeis University

“Sociology,” “English” and “Near Eastern and Judaic Studies”: sounds about right for a millennial socialist who also pushes vaccines. Brandeis has no core curriculum, so Washington Post writer Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig wasn’t even required to take any economics classes. Because Brandeis has very few general requirements, however, it’s extremely easy to declare multiple majors as she has done. It’s even easier to minor in something. An economics minor requires just five courses.

Are her majors in economics or anything close? No. Is her minor? Hell no.

Now watch her exchange with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. She challenged Bruenig’s credentials to hock an ideology that’s failed everywhere it’s been tried.

Laura Ingraham: Did you take a lot of economics in school?

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig: I did.

No you didn’t! If you did, you’d at least minor in economics at the easiest place in the world to minor in something even if your majors are totally different! Near Eastern and Judaic Studies were just too important for that.

Her post-graduate studies are no better. They’re exclusively in religion.

Like any good socialist, Bruenig also supports mandatory vaccination. She is quick to call attention to a few cases of measles in the states (brought here from Europe because its overrun with the migrants she wants to bring here en masse).

She is totally silent about the country worst hit by measles in the Americas. That country has also embraced socialism more than any other country in the Americas that isn’t an island.

PAHO

If Bruenig gets her way, the United States will look like Venezuela and anti-vaxxers will get blamed. No wonder she wants to bring socialism here.

Full disclosure: At the university where Bruenig lied about taking “a lot of economics,” she lied about a student autism awareness club the editor founded by crediting someone else in a student publication. Bruenig then retaliated against the editor for having it corrected by bashing the autism-vaccine scientist he invited to campus. That was the first time she publicly defended toxic vaccinations.

The editor was previously introduced to her because she claimed she was starting a related club for “differently-abled students.” That was a lie as well.

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