SafeMinds Summed Up In One Comment


By Jake Crosby

In a now-deleted comment I recently left under a press release posted by Lyn Redwood on the SafeMinds website that tried to take credit for uncovering suppressed CDC evidence for thimerosal causing autism, I wrote:

David Geier discovered the “Generation Zero” data, Lyn, not anyone at SafeMinds. Similarly, these “new disclosures” have already been publicly available on the CoMeD site for months. That you’re linking to it now does not make it “new.” In fact, none of the discovered CDC data showing statistically significant associations between thimerosal exposure and autism has ever been discovered by anyone at SafeMinds. Those who actually have discovered these research results have either been excluded from testifying before Congress by SafeMinds or been excluded from testifying in the omnibus autism proceeding on behalf of petitioners, also by SafeMinds.

SafeMinds never exposed the thimerosal cover-up, but rather is a part of it. In the weeks leading up to the 2012 congressional hearing, Lyn Redwood wrote in an email that it makes her “crazy” that Andrew Wakefield is crucified and Danish fugitive Poul Thorsen evades justice. Yet right after she said this, she gave up her speaking slot to a man who went to absurd lengths to falsely play down Thorsen’s role in the fraud that sought to exonerate thimerosal.  She backed out on the excuse she was picking up her son from his first college quarter, even though it ended two weeks before the hearing. She later claimed she was “very sad” Thorsen was not mentioned in SafeMinds’ congressional testimony before Congress, even though her actions led to Thorsen not being mentioned.

Now Lyn Redwood is announcing the release of this latest CDC information without crediting its discoverer, Dr. Brian Hooker.

Jake Crosby is editor of Autism Investigated. He is a 2011 graduate of Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in both History and Health: Science, Society and Policy and a 2013 graduate of The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. He currently attends the University of Texas School of Public Health where he is studying for a Ph.D. in Epidemiology.

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6 Thoughts on “SafeMinds Summed Up In One Comment

  1. Doug Troutman on February 16, 2014 at 9:27 pm said:

    Safeminds sure likes to take credit when no credit is due. I recently went back and listened to an old interview with Arthur Allen and David Kirby on Autism One. They were discussing the California data which MB says is the gold standard. Arthur and David were discussing how the records were kept and I cant figure out how those records would be reliable at all. Kirby made the comment that his book was published 2 years ago (this interview was in 2006) and couldn’t believe nothing has happened and he was still discussing it. With MB, Safeminds, and the Canary party in charge we will be discussing this into infinity.

  2. White Rose on February 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm said:

    How do these people sleep at night ?
    Lyn – are you coming on here to defend your reputation ?

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