Dr. Brian Hooker, a PhD scientist, has been advocating for the removal of mercury in vaccinations for the past 10 years. He has constantly requested (over 100 times) documents held by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). As a result, with the help of two congresspeople, he has obtained evidence that the vaccine preservative Thimerosal, which is still used in the flu shot, can cause autism and other neurodevelopment disorders.(0) His research is heavily sponsored by The Focus Autism Foundation. (4)
In March 2013, the CDC published a study titled, “Increasing exposure to Antibody-Stimulating Proteins and Polysaccharides (antigens) in Vaccines is Not Associated with Risk of Autism.’ (1) Many cite this study without recognizing that it is just a re-hash of the data used in a 2010 study that found thimerosal wasn’t related to an increased risk of Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).(2) Many who cite these articles also fail to realize that three authors declared a conflict of interest.
Dr. Brian Hooker also recently published a study in the peer-reviewed journal Translational Neurodegeneration that provided epidemiological evidence supporting an association between increasing organic-Hg exposure from Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the risk of an ASD diagnosis.(3) This contradicts the studies cited by the CDC above.
I think it’s important to keep an open mind with regards to health authorities covering up information involving the risks associated with vaccines. Proof is already in the public domain. Researchers at the University of British Colombia have uncovered evidence showing that health authorities, pharmaceutical companies and vaccine manufactures have known about the dangers associated with multiple vaccines, but have withheld them from public knowledge in order to maintain “herd immunity.” (5) In light of this information, it’s not hard to ponder the possibility of the CDC withholding information as well.
According to Dr. Hooker, documents show that the data on over 400,000 infants born between 1991 and 1997, which was analyzed by the CDC, proves that in 2000, CDC officials were informed internally of the very high risk of autism, non-organic sleep disorder and speech disorder associated with Thimerosal exposure.
What’s also interesting to note is the fact that a congressional record from May 1, 2003 clearly shows information from the CDC’s own Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database that there is a very high risk of autism as a result of Thimerosal-containing vaccines. (6) Despite the public disclosure of this congressional record, the CDC continues to maintain that there is no relationship. Furthermore, an abstract obtained by Hooker shows ”increased risk of developmental neurologic impairment after high exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccine in the first month life.” (7)
I think it’s also important to note that the CDC and Pharmaceutical companies have a similar “revolving” door like Monsanto and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For example, the former director of the CDC (which purchases $4 billion worth of vaccines annually) is now president of Merck’s vaccine division.
“We must ensure that this and other evidence of CDC malfeasance are presented to congress and the public as quickly as possible. Time is of the essence. Children’s futures are at stake.” – Dr. Brian Hooker (0)
“Apparently the medical profession does not read the safety data sheets provided by Lilly and other chemical manufacturers made available to physicians, pharmacies, hospitals and health departments. It states for thimerosal: toxic, mutagen, allergen, hypersensitivity, alters genetic materials, may cause mild to severe mental retardation, may cause mild to severe motor coordination, all sounds a lot like autism.” Dr. Frank Engley (source)
To view papers regarding the toxicity of thimerosal, click HERE.
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A paper published in the peer reviewed International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health titled Thimerosal Exposure and the Role of Sulfation Chemistry and Thiol Availability in Autism (8) concluded:
“With the rate of children diagnosed with an ASD in the US now exceeding 1 in 50 children and the rate of children with neurodevelopment/behavioural disorders in the US now exceeding 1 in 6 children, and the preceding evidence showing that there is vulnerability to ™ that would not be known without extensive testing, the preponderance of the evidence indicates that ™ should be removed from all vaccines”
A paper published in the Journal of Toxicology titled B-Lymphocytes from a population of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Unaffected Siblings Exhibit Hypersensitivity to Thimerosal clearly demonstrates that certain individuals with a mild mitochondrial defect may be highly susceptible to mitochondrial specific toxins like thimerosal. (9)
For more studies and to read a related article from CE, click HERE.
To view video highlights from the first congressional hearing on Autism in 10 years. Click HERE. Some interesting info shared in there.
Good video explaining the political side of vaccines:
I do not believe that experts and medical professionals are foolish or dishonest for not endorsing the Thimerosal autism link, but I thought I would share this quote anyway.
“A single vaccine given to a six-pound newborn is the equivalent of giving a 180-pound adults 30 vaccinations on the same day. I think that the biological case against Thimerosal is so dramatically overwhelming anymore that only a very foolish or a very dishonest person with credentials to understand this research would say that Thimerosal wasn’t most likely the case of autism” Boyd Haley, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky. (source)