posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 08:45 PM
Apologies in advance for being late to the party
I really don't want this to devolve into a vaccines good/bad debate.
I'm hoping to get clarification on people's thoughts on the Simpsonwood Conference in 2000. As far as I know: the conference absolutely happened; a
transcript from that conference was released following a request through the Freedom of Information Act.
Some of the excerpts from this purported transcript were reported by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in his (since-removed) article in Salon and Rolling Stone
in 2005. Some of the comments made by participants were fairly alarming.
My main issue is that I can't seem to find anything solid that contradicted both the existence of the conference & what was supposedly said by
participants regarding a link between thimerosal and autism.
I realize the RFK article was "discredited," but that was really only with respect to some of the math he used - not the quotes from the Simpsonwood
conference. Searches on snopes, google, etc. didn't really turn up a whole lot beyond the usual anti-vax sites.
So I come to you, fellow ATSers. Help me figure this one out by adding a bit of context.
Thanks in advance,