Simpsonwood Meeting On Mercury and Puerto Rico Meeting on Aluminum....
I urged you to make copies of these reports and pass them along to anyone who has a loved one believed to be suffering as a result of vaccine injury. Please make sure you read this entire section before leaving this page of my website and getting wrapped up in the reports (links). There is valuable information lower down on this page that I urge you to read.. including many of the most revealing quotes from some of these transcripts!
Below the links provided in this section were but a few "juicy quotes" from the mercury meeting of 2000... note that "there were plans to make this public" - SEVERAL YEARS AGO, yet, still, all we saw from the CDC was denial as to a possible vaccine-autism link! These reports have now flooded the autism community given they were now considered "public information" as they were provided by the US Autism Ambassador as part of official testimony submitted on behalf of the public at the Dec. 10th, 2002 vaccination hearings (Government Reform) held by Dan Burton on that date - as such, they were now included as "public records" in vaccination hearings!
Simpsonwood Meeting Transcript On Issue Of Mercury In Vaccines (262 page meeting notes "from behind closed doors"...juiciest of quotes are provided below)
Secret CDC Study/Report On Thimerosal (original 27 page study that was discussed at Simpsonwood)
Congressman Dave Weldon (also an M.D.) - Letter to CDC Regarding Major Issues With Mercury Study (i.e., manipulation of data, need for independent study, etc.)
Gary Null, PhD, Richard Gale, MA, Dorothy Smith, PhD, Dark Curtain: The Rise of Autism In America, http://www.autismmadeintheusa.com/DarkCurtain-AutisminAmerica.pdf
Boyd Haley... metals expert... Video on the autism and Alzheimer's link to mercury: http://www.whale.to/v/haley.html
Dr. Ken Stoller - below are 2 MUST READ articles showing deception of the public, problems with "autism studies" (i.e., data manipulation, use of flawed data to stop federal funding into vaccine-autism link, etc.)
1: LETTER TO THE NEW MEXICO BOARD OF PHARMACY MEMBERS CONCERNING DANGEROUS FOOD AND VACCINE ADDITIVES, Thu, 27 Oct 2005, http://www.wnho.net/bop_stoller.htm (pdf here) (Topics Include: Thimerosal, The Politics, The Adherence To Bad Policies, The Use Of The Media To Push Lies)
2:Autism as a Minamata disease variant:analysis of a pernicious legacy, Medical Veritas 3 (2006) 772-780, doi: 10.1588/medver.2006.03.00097, http://www.amalgam.homepage.t-online.de/dokument/minamata.pdf
Dr. Donald Miller, Mercury On The Mind: http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller14.html
Dr. Blaylock's, M.D. (Neurosurgeon) article from 2004 on The Truth Behind The Vaccine Cover-Up - another excellent one! Dr. Blaylock's website where you can read many more revealing articles: http://www.russellblaylockmd.com
The Aluminum Connection! Highlights of things said in Aluminum Transcripts - More Very Critical Information For Parents To Understand... especially as it relates to matters of "absorption" into cells and how "minimum risk levels" are determined - truly a "shot in the dark"!
What Did The Pharmaceuticals Know And When Did They Know It? (Waters & Kraus Press Release March 17, 2002, Counter v. Eli Lilly & Co., et. al, http://www.mercurypolicy.org/new/documents/WatersKrausPressRelease031702.pdf )
Example of Bias In "Research" - The Problem With Most Thimerosal "Studies"! (Safe Minds Assessment of Pichichero Study, http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/library/Safe Minds Assessment of the Pichichero Thimerosal Study.pdf)
Deadly Immunity (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. investigates government cover-up of autism/vaccines, http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/7395411/deadly_immunity/ )
CDC's "Revised" Study "Findings" - and I use that term "lightly" ( http://www.cdc.gov/nip/vacsafe/vsd/VSDstudyQAs.htm#findings )
The CDC "In The Vaccine Business" - A major conflict of interest! (UPI Investigates: The Vaccine Conflict, 7/21/2003, http://www.infowars.com/print/vaccines/upi.htm )
Further Readings - 2 of the best sources on the web as far as vaccine issues:
It was now a known fact that the original report for the thimerosal study done by the CDC had been manipulated when it was made public. The above report (provided in second link above) was the ORIGINAL report...
For more on the "manipulation" of that original report and its "public release version" - a version quite different from the original, go to: http://www.safeminds.org/verstraeten/verstraeten.html.
The following were quotes from the Simpsonwood Meeting - the secret CDC meeting attended by 51 persons during which that original report had been discussed (link 1 above) - emphasis added and [blue brackets added by Jeanne A. Brohart as comments/OPINIONS] - note page numbers vary a little based on fact that report actually includes a few "duplicate" pages...
Dr. Verstraeten, pg. 40-41: “…we have found statistically significant relationships between the exposure and outcomes for these different exposures and outcomes. First, for two months of age, an unspecified developmental delay, which has its own specific ICD9 code. Exposure at three months of age, Tics. Exposure at six months of age, an attention deficit disorder. Exposure at one, three and six months of age, language and speech delays which are two separate ICD9 codes. Exposures at one, three and six months of age, the entire category of neurodevelopmental delays, which includes all of these plus a number of other disorders." [I for one would certainly be interested in knowing what all those "other disorders" were... although I have a very good idea!!! Note that, at least in my opinion, although those attending the meeting varied greatly in their "concern", the population sample used in this study, in my opinion, could only be described as very "white washed". When you don't want to see "a link", as clearly stated in the Simpsonwood transcripts, the children you allow in your study will certainly impact the results!]
Dr. Bernier, pg. 113: "We have asked you to keep this information confidential. We do have a plan for discussing these data at the upcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices on June 21 and June 22. At that time CDC plans to make a public release of this information [THIS WAS SEVERAL YEARS AGO FOLKS!!!], so I think it would serve all of our interests best if we could continue to consider these data. The ACIP work group will be considering also. If we could consider these data in a certain protected environment. So we are asking people who have a great job protecting this information up until now, to continue to do that until the time of the ACIP meeting. So to basically consider this embargoed information.
Dr. Keller, pgs. 116 & 118: "…we know the developing neurologic system is more sensitive than one that is fully developed…"
Dr. Verstraeten, pg. 165: "Personally, I have three hypotheses. My first hypothesis is it is parental bias. The children that are more likely to be vaccinated are more likely to be picked and diagnosed. Second hypothesis, I don't know. There is a bias that I have not recognized, and nobody has yet told me about it. Third hypothesis. It's true, it's Thimerosal. Those are my hypotheses." [In other words, either the parents made it up and we really don't have an issue - it is just a matter of "skewed data", or, we made it up or it really IS thimerosal!!! Good luck proving the first two hypotheses... looks like that leaves only one!!!]
Dr. Verstraeten, pg. 166: "When I saw this, and I went back through the literature, I was actually stunned by what I saw because I thought it is plausible. First of all there is the Faeroe study, which I think people have dismissed too easily, and there is a new article in the same Journal that was presented here, the Journal of Pediatrics, where they have looked at PCB. They have looked at other contaminants in seafood and they have adjusted for that, and still mercury comes out. That is one point. Another point is that in many of the studies with animals, it turned out that there is quite a different result depending on the dose of mercury. Depending on the route of exposure and depending on the age at which the animals, it turned out that there is quite a different result depending on the dose of mercury. Depending on the route of exposure and depending on the age at which the animals were exposed. Now, I don't know how much you can extrapolate that from animals to humans, but that tells me mercury at one month of age is not the same as mercury at three months, at 12 months, prenatal mercury, later mercury. There is a whole range of plausible outcomes from mercury. On top of that, I think that we cannot so easily compare the U.S. population to Faeroe or Seychelles populations. We have different mean levels of exposure. We are comparing high to high I the Seychelles, high to high in the Faeroe and low to low in the U.S., so I am not sure how easily you can transpose one finding to another one. So basically to me that leaves all the options open, and that means I can not exclude such a possible effect."
[MY PERSONAL FAVORITE... NEXT...]
Dr. Johnson, pg. 198: "This association leads me to favor a recommendation that infants up to two years old not be immunized with Thimerosal containing vaccines if suitable alternative preparations are available. I do not believe the diagnoses justifies compensation in the Vaccine Compensation Program at this point. I deal with causality, it seems pretty clear to me that the data are not sufficient one way or the other. My gut feeling? It worries me enough. Forgive this personal comment, but I got called out a eight o'clock for an emergency call and my daughter-in-law delivered a son by C-section. Our first male in the line of the next generation, and I do not want that grandson to get a Thimerosal containing vaccine until we know better what is going on. It will probably take a long time. In the meantime, and I know there are probably implications for this internationally, but in the meantime I think I want that grandson to only be given Thimerosal-free vaccines." [In other words, all of us at this meeting could make an informed decision for our loved ones, but, we'll just keep all this to ourselves and let those "other kids" get these mercury-laced vaccines even though we knew there were some major and statistically significant concerns here!!!]
Dr. Weil, pg. 207 - the man representing the American Academy of Pediatrics [the very organization that helped to set guidelines for vaccine policy - the organization said to be "dedicated to the health of all children"]: "The number of dose related relationships are linear and statistically significant. You can play with this all you want. They are linear. They are statistically significant. The positive relationships are those that one might expect from the Faroe Islands studies. They are also related to those data we do have on experimental animal data and similar to the neurodevelopmental tox data on other substances, so that I think you can't accept that this is out of the ordinary. It isn't out of the ordinary." [It certainly appeared to me that Dr. Weil - like me - also was seeing a group of people trying to play with the data to manipulate or change the outcome of the data.]
Dr. Weil, pg. 208: "The rise in the frequency of neurobehavioral disorders whether it is ascertainment or real, is not too bad. It is much too graphic. We don't see that kind of genetic change in 30 years." [More than any, this was the statement that told me that "genetics" were fairly stable over time - a very critical point as explained in "book 3"].
Dr. Caserta, pg. 234: "One of the things I learned at the Aluminum Conference in Puerto Rico that was tied into the metal lines in biology and medicine that I never really understood before, is the interactive effect of different metals when they are together in the same organism. It is not the same as when they are alone, and I think it would be foolish for us not to include aluminum as part of our thinking with this." [Given aluminum was a KNOWN gene mutant, I would agree with that statement - especially since during the Aluminum Conference in Puerto Rico, participants were told that when you mix metals, the toxicities were generally "additive" ... in other words, the effects were greater than you would expect from either metal alone! Note a quote from a completely separate article/paper talking about the effect of "mixing metals":
"Another important factor with regard to mercury on the mind, which officials at the CDC, FDA and the professors in the IOM do not consider, is synergistic toxicity (refer to: http://www.talkinternational.com/health/report_on_mercury_toxicity_bh_050803.htm) – mercury’s enhanced effect when other poisons are present. A small dose of mercury that kills 1 in 100 rats and a dose of aluminum that will kill 1 in 100 rats, when combined have a striking effect: all the rats die. Doses of mercury that have a 1 percent mortality will have a 100 percent mortality rate if some aluminum is there. Vaccines contain aluminum. " [Emphasis added - This quote taken from: Dr. Donald W. Miller, Jr., Mercury on the Mind, http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller14.html, refer also to: J. Shubert, E. Riley & S. Tyler. Combined Effects in Toxicology--A Rapid Systemic Testing Procedure: Cadmium, Mercury and Lead. J.Toxicology and Environmental Health v4, p763, 1978]]
Now... back to quotes from the transcript on mercury in vaccines...
Dr. Clements, pg 247- 249: "I am really concerned that we have taken off like a boat going down one arm of the mangrove swamp at high speed, when in fact there was not enough discussion really early on about which was the boat should go at all. And I really want to risk offending everyone in the room by saying that perhaps this study should not have been done at all, because the outcome of it could have, to some extent, been predicted, and we have all reached this point now where we are left hanging, [In other words, we really don't want these studies done because the public could be proven right] even though I hear the majority of consultants say to the Board that they are not convinced there is a causality direct link between Thimerosal and various neurological outcomes."
" I know how we handle it from here is extremely problematic. The ACIP is going to depend on comments from this group in order to move forward into policy, and I have been advised that whatever I say should not move into the policy area because that is not the point of this meeting. But nonetheless, we know from many experiences in history that the pure scientist has done research because of pure science. But that pure science has resulted in splitting the atom or some other process which is completely beyond the power of the scientists who did the research to control it. And what we have here is people who have, for every best reason in the world, pursued a direction of research. But there is not the point at which the research results have to be handled, and even if this committee decides that there is no association and that information gets out, the work that has been done and through the freedom of information that will be taken by others and will be used in ways beyond the control of this group. And I am very concerned about that as I suspect it already too late to do anything regardless of any professional body and what they say."
"My mandate as I sit here in this group is to make sure at the end of the day the 100,000,000 are immunized with DTP, Hepatitis B and if possible Hib, this year, next year and for many years to come, and that will have to be with Thimerosal containing vaccines unless a miracle occurs and an alternative is found quickly and is tried and found to be safe." [You just have to love this typical "my objectives come first... after all... I get evaluated on that... so, let me proceed blindly even though there were obviously some major concerns here!!!]
"So I leave you with the challenge that I am very concerned that this has gotten this far, and that having got this far, how you present in a concerted voice the information to the ACIP in a way they will be able to handle it and not get exposed to the traps which are out there in public relations. My message would be that any other study, and I like the study that has just been described here very much. I think it makes a lot of sense, but it has to be thought through. What are the potential outcomes and how will you handle it? [In my opinion, looks like this was saying... be careful because this could come back to bite us...]. How will it be presented to a public and media that is hungry for selecting the information they want to use for whatever means they in store for them?"
"…but I wonder how on earth you are going to handle it from here." [That was what we were all wondering now given parents were finally realizing they had been lied to by the CDC... The CDC obviously knew that immature neurologic systems were quite vulnerable... yet, clearly, they still refused to recall mercury-laced vaccines and continued to vaccinate thousands each day!!!]
... AND JUST WHERE EXACTLY WAS THAT PRESS RELEASE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH THE PUBLIC SEVERAL YEARS AGO!!!
NOTE: There were certainly many, many comments stating that attendees felt the "relationship was weak" between exposure and outcome, but then again, there were many, many issues with the data itself - especially as it related to what I could only described as a very "white washed population sample". In spite of those comments, however, there certainly did appear to be "reason for concern" and a definite need for "better data" and "more studies".
Note that the "draft" report was significantly different than what was released to the public as discussed in this article. "Thimerosal Linked To Autism In Confidential CDC Study", http://healing-arts.org/children/cdc.htm
The "Smoking Gun" Memo On Thimerosal... (Idaho Observer, November 2002, http://proliberty.com/observer/20021104.htm
Note: Some of these attendees had an interest in "ethics"... [excuse me while I choke...]
Ethics, according to my Webster's dictionary, was defined as a discipline dealing with good and evil and with moral duty, moral principles and moral practice. It seemed to me that those in these meetings failed completely in all these areas when it came to their duty to the public!
I was certain there were many parents who could provide "observations in ethics" to all participants at these meetings who had an interest in studying or researching "ethics" because, quite obviously, "saying" you were concerned about "ethics" and "doing" were two different things - weren't they! Having privileged knowledge of the dangers of mercury and aluminum and not sharing that with other parents, in my opinion, was not only unethical, but, given the harm done to these children, again, I would argue these folks had moved into the realm of criminal!
PARENTS - I have a few more issues you need to understand...
Given that many, many key organization having to do with autism were aware of these reports, ask yourself: Why were these organizations not taking a public stand on this issue and why had they not posted these reports online for all parents of the vaccine injured to see - could it be that it was because doing what's right was not what was politically correct and as such, these organizations would lose the funding they received from the pharmaceutical industry?
I think that as parents, these were some very serious questions that needed to be asked. The simple fact was, major autism organizations were aware of these reports and yet fail to post them on their websites... again... why was that? Were they interested in the truth... or just in your "donations" to organizations that really would rather not let the truth be known. Unfortunately, "autism" had become "big bucks" - for many groups - including those that would "appear" to be there to help. Make no mistake about it! Again, be very, very careful of the "organizations" you chose to support because quite frankly, in my opinion, many were more interested in getting your money, or government money, than in getting to the truth! As such, I personally was very, very wary of any organization that took the focus off of vaccines and attempted to shift it to the ever elusive "missing genetic link" - especially when that involved government funds/partnerships intended to "shift the focus".
As I researched autism, I could not help but truly question the motives of certain organizations and ask myself, "Why are they not looking into issues of vaccine safety as it relates to mercury and aluminum"?
In a Reuters article dated 19 Nov 2003, entitled: Government teams with advocates against autism", by Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent, the US government agencies involved in vaccine issues announced it was forming an "alliance" with certain key autism organizations to "shed some light on autism" and fight parents with "little solid fact". http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N19319177.htm
Well, first, I question the motives of these "autism organizations".
It is a sad fact, but often, the "organization" becomes more important than the cause and, in my opinion, no organization that is supposed to represent or help families of children with autism, at least, in my opinion, no organization worth its salt, would form an "alliance" with a government that would assume parents have "little solid evidence". I think that family videos provide rather solid evidence, as do studies from the CDC that have to be "redone" several times to try to hide a link between autism and vaccines. For more on that, I seriously encourage all families to read the links to key Reports posted on my website and also Book 3 . I see this "alliance" as nothing more than another "PR" move by a government that is busily working at trying to do damage control... and a government that is now using organizations that would seem to be there to help families to now help in "their dirty work".
The simple fact is that the government can look for "genetic" causes until it is blue in the face, but, autism has been studied from a "genetic" perspective for decades... and no "autism gene" can be found to explain the overwhelming devastation impacted almost all systems in these children. As such, I caution parents to do their homework before supporting organization such as these that continue to partner with the government in the search for that all elusive "genetic link"... it is, in my opinion, very much like the search for the "missing genetic link of evolution showing that man came from a rock or a bacteria"... and like the missing genetic link of evolution, I suspect the missing genetic link of autism will be "forever missing", too and simply another very expensive wild goose chase to keep us from the true answers to the autism puzzle.
As such, personally, I could never support such organizations, because, in my opinion, they have betrayed their cause - the children of autism! Until I see these organizations and their "partners" - the government and the pharmaceuticals - devoting equal funds to the INDEPENDENT study of mercury and aluminum in vaccines, I can not help but conclude that they are only "partners" in deceiving the public when it comes to matters of vaccine safety.
When an organization becomes more important than its cause, it is time to shut the doors!
Jeanne A. Brohart
The most important thing, I would argue, is to seek the truth. Millions of parents of children with autism are not screaming "genetics"... they are screaming "vaccines" - and in many cases - overnight! As such, how these organizations can help push what I see as a bogus "genetic agenda" and take the focus away from vaccines - what so many are arguing is the cause of their children's autism and as such, take the focus away from getting to the truth in vaccine safety issues, in my opinion, only shows the true worth of these organizations - and in my opinion - it isn't much!
As a parent of a child with autism, I can not help but feel complete betrayal by organizations such as these. I would be very interested in seeing a disclosure statement from these organizations to see how much money they accept from the government agencies involved in autism vaccination programs and from the pharmaceuticals both before and after this "partnership". It is certainly fine to study "genetics", however, perhaps an aspect of that "genetic" study needs to be in looking at how mercury and aluminum affect genetics - especially since things like formaldehyde and aluminum - two things known to have an impact on "genetics" are also very much found in vaccines! This is certainly not something I expect to see coming out of this "partnership", however.
When I see the government partnering with those who are its fiercest critics, and engaging in INDEPENDENT research that looks into the effects of mercury and aluminum, research sponsored by persons such as Dr. Boyd Haley, or the University of Calgary team that provided the video on neurodegeneration due to mercury exposure, then, I will see the government as honestly wanting to get to the bottom of these issues, but, of course, that very much remains to be seen.
"Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts." Proverbs 19:6
Again, this is simply "my opinion". All parents, of course, are free to form their own opinions as to these issues!
"A hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered". Proverbs 11:9
"If you tell a lie long enough, loud enough and often enough, the people will believe it". Adolf Hitler
Also, there was a rather big discrepancy between what those in the pHARMaceutical industry said they did in terms of studies and what ended up in the hands of the FDA. For example, I knew of several people who worked for the pharmaceutical industry. They insisted that studies for vaccines and drugs last much longer than 30 days. Yet, studies that the FDA received, as in the case of the 5 in 1 vaccine, showed human studies that lasted "only 30 days". See this link for an example of that: http://www.vaccinationnews.com/DailyNews/December2002/ENews5InOne17.htm.
So, someone was lying... somewhere... and it appeared that "someone" was the pharmaceutical industry and the CDC!
From the Simpsonwood meeting, as quoted above, we saw concerns over "expanded or additional studies". Pretty well everyone, however, appeared to agree, based on Simpsonwood meeting transcripts, that additional studies were necessary - in fact - according to this transcript, meeting attendees were unanimous in stating more studies were needed. Approximately 51 people had attended that meeting and stated they were unanimous in their belief that more studies were needed. The Simpsonwood meeting occurred in June of 2000.
Note that in November of that same year - 2000 - Walt Orenstein attended a meeting again, on the safety of vaccines and when the FDA's Dr. Susan S. Ellenberg proposed conducting larger trials,
Walt Orenstein clearly indicated he was, I quote:
"not in favor of expanded studies"
... not surprising to me given some of the concerns raised in Simpsonwood in terms of being careful as to "how further studies should be done" because of what they may show and/or reveal! This meeting took place on November 15th, 2000.
Below was a link regarding this November 2000 meeting in a story done by Reuters, on Thursday, Nov 16th, entitled: FDA, NIH, CDC reconsider system for ensuring vaccine safety:
The issue of "studies" was a rather "sensitive one" for the CDC and the pHARMaceutical industry given that it very much appeared they had indeed been caught lying to the public when it came to "studies". Indeed, the US Autism Ambassador submitted a report as official testimony on behalf of the public in 2002 showing an "original" or "draft" copy of a study and then what was later published as the final version of the study given to the public. The only problem was that the "later version" was missing data and appeared to have been "doctored". The link below provides a brief discussion of this issue.
Thus, I could not help but wonder about this "discrepancy" I saw between what those who worked in the pHARMaceutical industry told me and what the FDA received for "studies" in terms of "duration of study". It appeared to me that studies may indeed be done that lasted longer than 30 days, but that the FDA only received data for "30 days" when pharmaceuticals requested vaccine approvals... and that "the rest of the data" was MISSING! I suspected that "other data" was what showed "the real story"! If the pharmaceuticals and/or CDC "doctored" one study, call my suspicious, but, I suspected they had perhaps done so for others as well. Bottom line... "longer studies" did appear to get done... but, it looked like only "partial studies" made it to the FDA! Could this possibly have anything to do with the fact that the CDC was in the "vaccine business"?
Prior to the Simpsonwood meeting on mercury, there had been another meeting that had taken place - this one - on aluminum in vaccines. The transcript from that 2 day meeting had also been provided above. Most troubling to me, as a parent, however, was a comment made by Dr. Martin Myers - National Vaccine Program Office - I quote:
"Perhaps the most important thing that I took away from the last meeting was that those of us who deal with vaccines have really very little applicable background with metals and with toxicological research". [end of quote, emphasis added, Department of Health And Human Services, National Vaccine Program Office, Workshop on Aluminum in Vaccines, Caribe Hilton International Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 11, 2000, p. 1 of transcript provided by Eberlin Reporting Service, 14208 Piccadilly Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20906, (301-460-8369)].
In other words, this very much appeared to be saying that "we put all this stuff in vaccines, but we really don't have a clue as to what the toxicological effects might be in the human body"! Indeed, clearly, this was very evident from many statements made in the aluminum meeting transcripts!
I also strongly encouraged families to read my following links - especially the first 2:
A Signal Where There Could Be A Tornado Warning... The Incredible White Washing Of The CDC Thimerosal Study Population Sample! (if you read the paper on Redefining The Role of Insulin... you'll understand a great deal more here too!)
More Simpsonwood meeting quotes here!