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originally posted by: Murgatroid
a reply to: salamanda
Possibly one of the best pieces ever written here on the subject...
Sharing that story might actually save many others from suffering the same grief your family went through.
I can only imagine Stephanie looking down from Heaven with a smile seeing this take place.
In heaven, children are there, all the ones who died young, in childbirth, or were aborted.
originally posted by: ElohimJD
originally posted by: salamanda
Words cannot express how thankful my wife and I are that you took the time to post in this thread. I have shared with her your story and our choice has been made.
1000 times thank you!
originally posted by: Murgatroid
originally posted by: jed001
i never understand this if there was a real link tho MMR vaccinations and autism them why doesn't every child in new jersey have autism? children have to be current on all their vaccinations or they cam not attend public school. I have two school aged children and they have had all their vaccinations and neither of them have autism
Think about what your saying...
Lets say that every child in new jersey DID have autism.
Don't you think that might look just a little suspicious?
Of course it would, the outrage would be massive.
originally posted by: raymundoko
It's about how this story sources back to a blog and a heavily edited interview??
a reply to: SherlockH
I have had many discussions with Dr. Brian Hooker over the last 10 months regarding studies the CDC has carried out regarding vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes including autism spectrum disorders. I share his belief that CDC decision-making and analyses should be transparent. I was not, however, aware that he was recording any of our conversations, nor was I given any choice regarding whether my name would be made public or my voice would be put on the Internet.
My colleagues and supervisors at the CDC have been entirely professional since this matter became public. In fact, I received a performance-based award after this story came out. I have experienced no pressure or retaliation and certainly was not escorted from the building, as some have stated.
I want to be absolutely clear that I believe vaccines have saved and continue to save countless lives. I would never suggest that any parent avoid vaccinating children of any race. Vaccines prevent serious diseases, and the risks associated with their administration are vastly outweighed by their individual and societal benefits.
My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.
I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.