CDC blocks testimony of vaccine whistleblower



cdc_logoA current senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), William Thompson, stunned the scientific community in 2014 when he confessed that he and his colleagues have allegedly conspired to cover up or downplay links between vaccines and autism, particularly in African American boys. Thompson alleges their actions included literally sorting through and throwing away data that they didn’t want made public. However, Thompson revealed he saved original copies of the material in a safe, contacted an attorney, and sought whistleblower protection. He has provided the material to Congress. Pharmaceutical industry interests have successfully lobbied to prevent hearings and investigations into the alleged scientific fraud. (The accused CDC officials–William Thompson’s colleagues–deny they did anything unethical or illegal.)

Read CDC vaccine safety information here

Now comes word that CDC Director Thomas Frieden has blocked Thompson from testifying in a medical malpractice case brought on behalf of 16-year old Yates Hazlehurst alleging that Yates’ autism resulted from vaccine injuries.

CDC Director Thomas Frieden

CDC Director Thomas Frieden

Read more about the Hazlehurst case from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. here

Read “autism” listed as possible adverse event on vaccine warning label here

In blocking the testimony, the CDC said it was not necessary or relevant to the Hazlehurst case. Hazlehurst’s attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. disagrees: “Yates, and thousands of others, lost their cases in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program because the CDC and Justice Department submitted fraudulent science wrongly denying the vaccine-autism link.” He and his co-counsel say they will appeal the CDC’s decision.

Read the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule here

Most children who receive childhood vaccinations are not injured. However, a small but significant minority suffers severe reactions including brain damage and death. Federal vaccine court compensates certain accepted injuries but the government has long carved out autism, claiming it’s not one of the brain damage injuries that can result from vaccines. On the other hand, the government has compensated many brain damage cases of autistic children when the term “autism” isn’t used in the legal arguments. Further, the government secretly settled a landmark vaccine-autism case and ordered it sealed, meaning other families wouldn’t learn of it. But the case leaked out to the public.

Read about $3.4 billion in federal vaccine injury awards here

In 2014, a top CDC official acknowledged to me that vaccines may rarely trigger autism in a susceptible group of children.

Hear the interview with CDC official about vaccines possibly triggering autism here

The pharmaceutical industry, government and astroturf groups have lobbied hard to deny, discredit and controversialize the notion of any such ties. When Hazlehurst’s representatives hired the public relations service “PR newswire” to issue a press release on the case this week, PR newswire reportedly insisted on heavy edits (see below), including claiming the Hazlehurst case “has nothing to do with” the press release, even though it’s the legal case for which the CDC testimony was blocked.


Read about top astroturfers here

Read about CDC addressing concerns about autism and vaccines here 

Read more vaccine safety stories here

Read about peer-reviewed published studies suggesting a link between vaccines and autism here


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4 Responses to “CDC blocks testimony of vaccine whistleblower”

  1. Kathy
    October 19, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    The Hazlehurst case was decided long ago. Why would they be suing for medical malpractice when the “vaccine court” already opined that there was no evidence to link vaccines to Yates’ autism?

    Also, having just watched Del Bigtree talk about this, if William Thompson is so committed to talking about this, why doesn’t he just quit the CDC job and hit the talk show circuit? He could write a book and probably get a job with Dwoskin Foundation or some other group devoted to researching vaccines and autism.

  2. Researcher
    October 19, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

    Kathy, I don’t know the answer to your second question, but as for your first question: “vaccine court” opined that there was no evidence to link vaccines to autism based largely on the 2004 study in question, the one where Dr. Thompson admitted participating in eliminating and destroying data linking the MMR vaccine to autism.

    So if Yates Hazlehurst’s case was decided based on a fraudulent study, that’s going to open Pandora’s box.

    I do have one question of my own, and maybe Ms. Attkisson can answer:

    Why does the CDC have the power to decide whether or not William Thompson can testify, especially on a case where they are accused of corruption?

  3. Susan Ford Keller
    October 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    What is the CDC’s legal standing to block Thompson from testifying?

  4. Fendlesworth
    October 21, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

    Kathy is probably Dorit Reiss herself.

    Has anyone not seen the Dorit Reiss Phizer photo yet?:

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