Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blocked a request by attorneys from Morgan & Morgan law firm to allow whistleblower, William Thompson, PhD, to testify in a court case in Tennessee. The case involves a 16-year old boy who alleges his autism was caused by CDC recommended vaccines.
Attorneys for the case, Bryan Smith and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (yes, that Kennedy) wanted Dr. Thompson to testify so he could explain his statements about how the CDC previously manipulated data. However, the Whistle Blower Protection Act and other federal regulations do not allow CDC employees to testify under oath without the permission of the director of the CDC.
If you’ve been around at all in the last year or saw Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, then you know Dr. Thompson has publically stated how he and his colleagues in the CDC Vaccine Safety Branch were ordered to commit scientific fraud, destroy evidence, and manipulate data to conceal the link between autism and vaccines.
From the Vaccine Reaction article:
“ACCORDING TO A PR NEWSWIRE PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE WORLD MERCURY PROJECT, DR.FRIEDEN DENIED THE REQUEST, ARGUING THAT “DR. WILLIAM THOMPSON’S DEPOSITION TESTIMONY WOULD NOT SUBSTANTIALLY PROMOTE THE OBJECTIVES OF CDC OR HHS (DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES).”
But that is exactly WHY his testimony is critical to the case, as the EcoWatch article reminds us:
“Dr. William Thompson is listed as author or co-author on the principal studies—Thompson, et al. 2007, Price, et al. 2010, Destefano, et al. 2004—most widely cited to “debunk” the link between autism and vaccines. Thompson said that his bosses, including the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office Branch Chief Frank Destefano, specifically ordered him and three other CDC scientists to destroy data demonstrating vaccine induced autism in CDC’s seminal 2004 study—Destefano, et al. 2004. The data unexpectedly showed a 250 percent increase in autism among young black males who received the vaccine on time—before their third birthday—compared to those who waited until after their third birthday. The data also showed a significant link between the vaccine and isolated autism (autism in normally developing children with no other medical problems), the kind suffered by Yates Hazlehurst, who is mentioned below. According to Thompson, Destefano called his four co-authors into a room and ordered them to dump the damning datasets into a giant garbage can. The published study omitted those data sets. That study, now cited in 91 subsequent papers on PubMed as proof of vaccine safety, is the principle foundation stone of the theology that vaccines don’t cause autism.”
This child and thousands of others are dealing with autism and may have also lost their cases in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (or “vaccine court”- the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which administers a no-fault system for litigating vaccine injury claims. There is no judge, no jury and basic rules of law do not apply) because the CDC and Justice Department used fraudulent science to deny the vaccine-autism link. This disgusting behavior must end and one of the ways that could happen would be to allow Dr. Thompson to not only testify in this case but also to speak to Congress. (Thompson was granted whistleblower immunity in February of 2015, which would allow him to testify before a Congressional committee without suffering any consequences from his employer.)
Dr. Frieden’s refusal is being appealed to federal court and it goes without saying that we will watch this story closely and update you as we have information.