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Evidence of a link between vaccines and autism has been both discovered and denied by government agencies. Dr. Thomas Verstraeten, who concluded thimerosal multiples the risk of autism 7-fold in a study for the CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink Team, wrote in a Dec. 17, 1999 email, regarding infants who had received the vaccine preservative “…all the harm is done in the first month.” Yet Dr. Marie McCormick, Chair of the CDC/NIH-sponsored Immunization Safety Review at IOM, stated on January 12, 2001, regarding vaccination: “…we are not ever going to come down that it [autism] is a true side effect…”
This blog will dig deep to understand why the facts continue to be denied and obfuscated. Tomorrow, my first full-length article will appear on Autism Investigated.
Jake Crosby is editor of Autism Investigated and is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. He is a 2011 graduate of Brandeis University with a BA in both History and Health: Science, Society and Policy. He currently attends The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services where he is studying for an MPH in epidemiology. For nearly five years, he was contributing editor to Age of Autism where he eventually encountered resistance to his investigations into the activities of several of the blog’s sponsors (one of which is also an editor) and was ultimately blocked from writing for the site.