Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at Trump Tower.

Read Autism Investigated’s below review of Robert F. Kennnedy Jr.’s book Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak for The Epoch Times.

Letting the Science Speak Against Mercury in Vaccines

Review: ‘Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak,’ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Skyhorse Press)

By Jake Crosby

The vaccine preservative and title subject of the book “Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak” may not be as well-known as the book’s editor, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and son of the late attorney general Robert F. Kennedy. Yet the public’s lack of knowledge about thimerosal is perhaps all the more reason why this book is so important, especially since the paperback edition (to be released Sept. 1) now contains 17 previously-written chapters that were excluded from the hardcover edition for being “too combustible,” according to Kennedy.

Roughly 50 percent mercury by weight, thimerosal is labeled “very toxic.” Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element on earth and second overall. One would think those facts would be enough to end its use in any medicine once and for all, but if that were the case this book would never have been written. Despite the toxicity of mercury, it remains present in many routine vaccinations in the form of thimerosal, and its ongoing use remains staunchly defended by the vaccine industry.

The book’s subtitle, “The Evidence Supporting the Immediate Removal of Mercury—a Known Neurotoxin—from Vaccines,” makes clear this book is more than just a case for why thimerosal is dangerous. Kennedy makes a compelling argument for vaccines to no longer contain thimerosal, from its toxicity, to its lack of necessity, to its association with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, and finally to the neglectful and even fraudulent attempts to hide that association by government agencies and media outlets.

As a result of mercury’s ongoing use in vaccines, “we are gambling with population health through the same intervention that we use to protect it,” as Harvard neurologist Dr. Martha Herbert concisely stated in the book’s introduction.

Some chapters such as the one on the biological basis for thimerosal causing autism contain scientific terms that may be difficult to follow without knowledge of college-level biology. Such is the challenge of making a case for causality of a behavioral disorder at the cellular level. Yet this is a challenge the book takes on commendably.

There is a new chapter on Dr. William Thompson, the senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who blew the whistle on his colleagues for hiding evidence of vaccines causing autism. There’s also a new forward by Congressman Bill Posey who recently read an explosive statement by Thompson to Congress.

The paperback edition of “Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak” has some of the same weaknesses as its hardcover predecessor. It is simply counter-intuitive to write a book outlining the proof for thimerosal’s role in causing autism only to cast doubt on that proof, as is done in the book’s preface by Dr. Mark Hyman. Kennedy and the other contributors to the book also still fall for the age-old trap of trying to prove they are not “anti-vaccine,” a burden no critic of the vaccine program should face or bother satisfying.

Overall, however, the book delivers well on its promise by making the case against the use of thimerosal in commonly administered, routine vaccinations by letting the science on the subject “speak” so to speak. That is something federal health agencies, media outlets and a myriad of special interests behind thimerosal’s continued use do not allow. For that reason, readers now have a unique opportunity to let the science supporting thimerosal’s immediate removal from vaccines speak to them by giving “Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak” a well-deserved read.

Jake Crosby is editor of the website Autism Investigated. Crosby has a masters in Public Health in epedemiology and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in epidemiology.

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Epoch Times.

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  1. Rebecca Fisher on January 11, 2017 at 8:57 am said:

    Sadly for you Jake, your hero Trumpy has apparently denied it.

  2. Hans Litten on January 11, 2017 at 12:38 pm said:

    Wonderful – simply wonderful

  3. Anonymous on January 12, 2017 at 3:16 am said:

    Daniel Summers MD really gets it. Heartening to see:

    But the implications of a vaccine-autism connection go beyond that. If vaccines genuinely cause autism like their opponents claim, one of two things must be true of pediatricians like me who administer them. Either we are too incompetent to discern the relationship between the two, or we are too monstrous to care. One cannot believe that autism is related to vaccination without simultaneously indicting the overwhelming majority of physicians, nurses and other medical providers in this country. Even your local Rotary Club is in on it.

    • Well, this is a bit of a straw man.

      First of all, let’s consider that there are several pediatricians who do administer vaccines and who do recognize reactions. Yet, when they mention these reactions, they are venomously attacked from the self-proclaimed “Science” defenders. That’s certainly one thing to keep in mind.

      I very much doubt that all vaccine skeptics believe that pediatricians are either incompetent or evil shills; many of them are using the available information that they have. It is most certainly not their fault that the information they’ve been provided is from industry funded sources. That doesn’t make them evil or incompetent; it makes them human.

      But, perhaps that is the sin here to the zealots, fanatics, and freaks who religiously defend the sacred Vaccine; we have Doctors being portrayed as something less than holy high priests.

      • Anonymous on January 12, 2017 at 10:36 pm said:

        Of course there are a subset of doctors who have questioned vaccines and who have noted and reported side effects, disastrous ones, in some cases. We also see what happens to most of these doctors: hate campaigns, shunning, Bradstreeting even. The holy “science”blog/media alliance keeps them in check. If more had come out in numbers they would have stood a better chance, but I know it’s difficult and many of them likely just want to earn their money and stfu.

    • Always read the package insert before you agree to the treatment. Informed consent is the law, however, i have never had a dr share the package insert with me. Ever.
      Look up “DTaP, package insert” read the side effects, adverse reactions, and section 13. Then make your choice.
      (Hint: SIDS, Autism, and other nuerological disorders are listed. Yet the cdc still says get 5 shots, before you are 2. Not cool)

  4. Media Scholar on January 12, 2017 at 5:27 am said:

    What are people freaking out about? Vaccines are safe? Then this should NOT cause a bunch of trigger-happy vaccine zealots a problem. Yet it always does.

    It’s never the fact that the damn vaccines don’t work. It’s never the fact that vaccines offer zero protection as proven in many-many outbreak situations. It’s never the fact that the vaccine industry manages to shoot itself in the foot with scamdemic after scamdemic.

    No, the decline in vaccinations rates is ALWAYS the fault of the poor little tykes, who had no say-so in what neurologically-active live viruses their immature bodies will be subjected to…the victims of vaccine injury.

    Consider the source when a bunch of “science-bloggers” or dumb-ass “journalists”, who know nothing about vaccines, hammer anybody wanting to press the issue of vaccines.

    It tells us all vaccines are NOT safe and you know it. It tells us all you are simply a paid shill making your PAID rounds of Autism-related blogs policing public opinion and sculpting mind-controlling phraseology?

    Is that what constitutes vaccine safety? Because you said so? Because a bunch of pseudo-scientific-looking crap sponsored by the pharmaceutical giants vending vaccines gets published that proves something?

    What if it’s much safer to simply avoid outbreaks and allow kids to become immune the good old fashioned way?

    As long as “SCIENCE” allows the vaccine industry to bully them around, sure, vaccines are safe.

    But “True scientific validity can be established only after publication, by the slow and rigorous methods of peer usage.” – Bruce G Charlton

    And guess what? When people like Thompson and Thorsen completely fabricate bogus data, and the U.S. government pays $300,000,000.00 to prevent Vaccine Safety Datalink data away from the hands of not only peer-reviewers, but those interested in peer usage…you suck worst that CNN.

    • Lawrence on January 12, 2017 at 11:57 am said:

      How are kids supposed to get immune “the old fashioned way” if we don’t purposely allow mass outbreaks?

      • Hans Litten on January 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm said:

        Is that the latest argument from the Pro-Autism camp ?
        These people (like you Larry) are not vaccine zealots , you are promoters of the Autism Pandemic (& all the other harms that vaccines do ). Shame on you !

        • Lawrence on January 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm said:

          It’s not an argument – it’s a question. The person commenting above stated that “natural” immunity was better…how exactly do kids get “natural” immunity is they don’t get the disease in the first place?

          And then, how do we prevent mass outbreaks, since diseases like measles are extremely contagious?

    • Hans Litten on January 12, 2017 at 2:28 pm said:

      scamdemic – I like that – I’m stealing that one !

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  6. Media Scholar on January 17, 2017 at 7:59 am said:

    As to natural immunity, it’s fairly obvious to suggest this means exposing the child to whatever virus. Kid gets exposed. Kid gets sick. Kid gets better. Kid has life-long immunity and NEVER has any problems.

    On the other hand, designer vaccines may seemingly offer the same, however, the hazards go un-reported, efficacy is exaggerated, and the lab offers pretty much a iffy cure for something that doesn’t even exist.

    It’s quite simple. In fact, once a child became sick it WAS standard practice for the pediatrician to direct other children in for exposure courtesy of the sick kid. AGAIN, this was standard practice by P-E-D-I-A-T-R-I-C-I-A-N-S, not some half-baked scheme by wacky moms attempting to circumvent vaccine interrogatory. This is qualified by the precautions pediatricians took to insure there were NOT outbreaks and NOT lots and lots of development delays due to co-infections by other neurologically-active viruses.

    Problem is the designer vaccine strain viruses get out of hand and when that happens it’s the darnedest thing. Rather than prudently stop, the panic causes so called experts to pour it on more so that the greater bad is served as the warped mentality that always seems to interject, “but that was then…we know so much more now.”

    Worse is having the thoughtfulness to develop a mental health surveillance plan ahead of introducing neurologically-active live virus vaccines then totally ignoring it when the vaccine program feature produces world record developmental disabilities. It’s kind of dumb to open a bunch of Autism shops at the same time these designer neurologically-active virus vaccines are introduced to the vaccine market and not expect a bunch of people to figure out the Autism shops were a not-so-stealthy attempt to track the after-effects of the neurologically-active virus vaccines.

    What’s the difference between a killed virus and a dead virus? There is no turning back from a killed virus, but all the scientifically-proven methods support dead virus policy.




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