By Dr. Andrew Wakefield
The manipulation of Lord Leveson’s inquiry into the subterfuge of Murdoch and Son’s News Corporation hangs ominously over the November 29th US Government’s Oversight Committee hearing on Autism. Why? Because the upcoming hearing was not meant to be about Autism but rather, CDC malfeasance in covering up the vaccine-autism link. Bear with me.
Faced with the Leveson Inquiry, the British Government could not afford to lose an “MMR-is-safe” inch gained for them by News Corporation aparatchick Brian Deer. Deer’s “exposé” – itself a contrivance – was demolished in the High Court ruling of Justice Mitting when overthrowing the General Medical Council’s adverse findings against Professor John Walker Smith, my Lancet co author. In a “public interest” argument, the Inquiry spun the MMR exposé as the sole mitigation for the abuses of press freedom by News Corporation employees. At the same time, parents who petitioned the Inquiry to permit them to give evidence on the MMR-autism issue were deliberately excluded. The consequence in the UK was a Government win.
In another winter of discontent for the rapidly growing autism community, the US Government (or someone) appears to have turned the tables on the upcoming Oversight Committee hearing. Gone is Dr. Brian Hooker’s expose of the CDC’s manipulation of the autism-thimerosal connection, told in their own words through FOIA and court-ordered disclosures. This leaves Mark Blaxill of SafeMinds a mere five minutes to discuss the original basis of the hearing – vaccine safety and autism. And in place of the exposé, various autism groups will create a worthy but irrelevant smoke screen behind which the CDC will make its escape.
The late Elizabeth Birt, who worked so effectively with Dan Burton in his earlier Oversight Committee hearings, must be turning in her grave. Come to that, where is a representative of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy (EBCALA) discussing the US Vaccine Injury Compensation System’s (VICP) longstanding compensation of children rendered autistic by vaccine-induced brain damage?