US Government Concedes Vaccines Cause Autism
Press Release Contacts:
For Immediate Release CoMeD President [Rev. Lisa K. Sykes (
Richmond , VA ) 804-364-8426]
February 26, 2008 CoMeD Sci. Advisor [Dr. King ( Lake
Hiawatha , NJ ) 973-263-4843]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the federal agency that
oversees the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently conceded the first
vaccine-autism case. This case was filed in the no-fault National Vaccine
Injury Compensation Program as part of the Autism Omnibus proceedings in the
U.S. Federal Court of Claims. It was one of the first three cases chosen
that alleged Thimerosal in childhood vaccines significantly contributed to a
child developing autism.
Clifford Shoemaker, of Shoemaker and Associates of Vienna, Virginia, is the
attorney of record in the Hanna Poling v. Secretary of HHS (case: 02-1466V).
Experts filing on behalf of the petitioner, Hanna Poling, included pediatric
neurologist, Dr. Andrew Zimmerman of Johns Hopkins University , and
Maryland geneticist and epidemiologist, Dr. Mark Geier of the Genetic
Centers of America .
This concession shows the dishonesty of the continual media spin coming from
public health officials and others who maintain there is no evidence that
Thimerosal, or any other part of any vaccine, has ever caused autism or, for
that matter, has harmed anyone in any way.
The facts are that the Vaccine Compensation Act has already compensated over
2,000 individuals who proved that they were harmed by vaccines, resulting in
settlements of nearly two billion dollars.
Additionally, hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific/medical articles from
some the world’s best universities have long implicated Thimerosal in
vaccines as a causal factor in neurodevelopmental disorders including
autism. Furthermore, in 2003, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Government
Reform Committee, after a 3.5-year investigation, concluded that Thimerosal
caused the autism epidemic and that the FDA and health authorities were
guilty of “institutional malfeasance” in covering it up.
Evidence supporting the connection between mercury and autism include:
1. Published studies from the US and France showing that urinary
porphyrins, a biomarker for body-burden of mercury, are elevated in patients
diagnosed with autistic disorders (http://www.mercury-freedrugs.org
2. A published study by researchers at Harvard University that found
twice as much mercury and oxidative stress in the brains of those with an
autism diagnosis as found in the brains of those who were normal.
3. A study from the US showing a significant relationship between
increasing blood mercury levels and an increased risk of a diagnosis of an
4. Numerous papers by independent researchers showing a link between
increasing mercury exposure from childhood vaccines and the risk of a child
developing an autistic disorder.
5. Several papers showing that adding low levels of Thimerosal to
certain blood, brain, eye, immune, liver and/or muscle cells poisons their
cellular mitochondrial pathways and can induce cell death.
Today, despite being banned in Europe and restricted in 7 U.S. states,
Thimerosal-containing flu vaccines are still recommended for routine
administration to pregnant women and infants, with little or no warning of
the presence of this known poison in these and other vaccines.
Vaccines have and will continue to save many lives. However, an immediate
ban and recall of vaccines and other drugs containing mercury compounds used
in their production must be instituted immediately to stop the epidemic of
developmental disorders, including autism, caused by the unsound use of
mercury in medicine.
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