Atlanta, Georgia: On October 23-25, 2015, an interfaith coalition including Nation of Islam and the Church of Scientology join with Bobby Kennedy, medical doctors and community leaders for a Truth, Transparency & Freedom Rally in front of the Center for Disease Control headquarters to demand that the "CDC Whistleblower" Dr. William Thompson be subpoenaed to testify to Congress, following the revelation by Florida Rep Bill Posey (R) that CDC scientists were allegedly instructed to destroy vaccine research which revealed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism, particularly in Black boys.
Their study claimed that there was no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. However, Dr. Thompson came forward last year with an unprecedented admission: he and his colleagues committed scientific misconduct. Thompson has since then been federally granted whistleblower status and immunity. In a statement released in August, 2014, Dr. Thompson stated, "I regret that my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics."
Dr. Thompson exposed a culture of fraud in the CDC, an institution with a built-in conflict of interest regarding vaccine profits versus vaccine safety. The CDC buys over $4 billion of vaccines each year from the pharmaceutical industry to distribute to the states' public health departments. US vaccination rates must remain huge for the CDC to get reimbursed for that purchase. Thus, vaccine safety scientists are under tremendous pressure not to link vaccines and neurological adverse events. The doctor stated that he was specifically told "point blank" from his superiors in multiple instances to not report such findings and to find ways using fraudulent statistical methods to obviate the results and falsely give vaccines a clean bill of health. Dr. Thompson stepped forward due to the agony of over 10 years of lying and covering up the real truth regarding vaccine injury.
The same weekend, on October 24, in Oakland California, Minister Keith Muhammad of NOI leads a solidarity protest against mandatory vaccination, which is being proposed as law in California. If the bill is passed, it will no longer be possible to claim a religious exemption allowing unvaccinated children to attend school. SB 277 removes the last "check and balance" in preventing vaccine injury in children- parental consent rights. Muhammad has been championing the effort to oppose SB 277 by doing outreach with members of the Legislative Black Caucus in California. Assemblyman Isadore Hall, III apologized for his previous vote on SB 277 and promised to research the matter and if necessary, write a letter to Governor Brown urging him to veto SB 277 if it passes.
At the recent Million Man March commemoration in DC, on October 12, Reverend Tony Muhammad accused CDC of intentionally doctoring vaccines to injure black and Hispanic boys. He claimed that the vaccinations were genetically modified to target children of color with deliberate injury. What the whistleblower actually stated was simply that evidence demonstrates that Blacks are more vulnerable to vaccine injury than whites. African-American babies who received the MMR vaccine before the age of three were more than 3.3 times as likely to be diagnosed with autism.Thompson further stated, "There have always been recognized risks for vaccination and I believe it is the responsibility of the CDC to properly convey the risks associated with receipt of those vaccines."
In a town meeting held in Los Angeles on June 18, 2015, Dr. Brian Hooker, whose own son was injured by a vaccine, stated:
"In terms of vaccine injury, the study by Gallagher et al. (published in 2010 in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A) showed that blacks were at significantly greater risk of regressing into autism after receiving the thimerosal-containing Hepatitis B vaccination series as infants. Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that is used in some vaccines in multidose vials and is still used in the flu shot, the tetanus vaccine and meningococcal pneumonia vaccine and is also in trace amounts (sufficient to cause harm) in the Hepatitis B, Hemophilus influenza B (HiB) and DTaP vaccines. The data show a 5.53 times greater risk of autism for black boys receiving the thimerosal-containing HepB vaccine series versus those black boys not receiving any HepB shot. White boys did not show a statistically significant risk."
The reason for this massive cover-up has to do with campaign contributions to politicians by pharmaceutical companies. "In an unexpected development, the Sacramento Bee published an article on June 18 by Jim Miller listing the politicians who had received the most money from the pharmaceutical industry in the 2013-2014 legislative session. Not surprisingly, topping the list at #1 was Senator Richard Pan who is the author of SB 277, with $95,150 and followed closely by Speaker of the Assembly, Toni Atkins, with $90,250. The article also reported that pharmaceutical firms and their trade groups had donated more than two million dollars to members of the California legislature in the 2013-2104 legislative session," writes Kent Heckenlively for ageofautism.com.
Furthermore, there is a False Claims Act lawsuit pending against Merck in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Case No. 10-4373 (CDJ). This case was brought by two former Merck virologists who were involved in the efficacy testing of the mumps portion of Merck's MMR vaccine. According to these scientists, Merck engaged in fraudulent testing and data falsification to conceal the vaccine's diminished efficacy. As a result of Merck's fraudulent scheme, the scientists allege, American children are being injected with a vaccine that does not provide the efficacy Merck claims it provides and does not provide the public with adequate immunization. According to the scientists, Merck's MMR vaccine contributed to the recent mumps outbreaks in the US. Late last year, the Court denied Merck's motion to dismiss the case and the case is in the discovery phase.
Bobby Kennedy told The Blaze he is not against vaccines but he wants vaccines to be safe, especially "pediatric vaccines." The Atlanta event wraps up with an interfaith prayer at Muhammad's Mosque #15.