Holy cow… just when you think the debate over the MMR vaccine and autism link is over. Evidence of a CDC conspiracy to cover up data that shows a connection between the MMR and autism?
Centers of Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) scientists deliberately destroyed all physical data and records of an internal study that showed wildly higher autism rates among African-American boys under the age of one who received the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to a letter written by William Thompson, Ph. D., one of the scientists who participated in the records destruction, and read Tuesday on the floor of the House of Representatives by Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fl).
Thompson’s letter is just one of thousands of similar documents that have been in the possession of Congress for more than a year awaiting action by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The records were destroyed specifically to prevent the information from becoming public according to Thompson. Thompson stated that he retained copies of the destroyed records which are now in the possession of Congress. Thompson and his colleagues later published a study that dismissed any connection between the MMR and higher autism rates in African-American boys.