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CDC’s Own Data Supports a Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

Re-analysis of CDC Data on MMR Vaccine and Autism

by Focus for Health

After four long years, Dr. Brian Hooker’s reanalysis of the CDC’s MMR-autism data from the original Destefano et al. 2004 Pediatrics paper has been republished in the Winter 2018 Edition of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

The data, when properly analyzed, using the CDC’s own study protocol, show a strong, statistically significant relationship between the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism, specifically in African American males. In addition, a relationship also exists in the timing of the MMR vaccine and those individuals who were diagnosed with autism without mental retardation.

These relationships call into question the conclusion of the original Destefano et al. 2004 paper which dismissed a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism.

Read the reanalysis paper

Re-analysis of CDC Data Suggests Need for Further Investigation on MMR Vaccine and Autism, according to Article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Tucson, Ariz. As early as 2001, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had data showing an increased rate of autism diagnoses in black male schoolchildren in Atlanta who received their first measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination before 36 months of age, compared with those who received it later, writes Brian Hooker, Ph.D., in the winter issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The relationship loses its statistical significance if the analysis is restricted to children with a Georgia birth certificate, which decreases the sample size by about 40 percent.

Dr. Hooker reanalyzed the same data set, using the same methodology of conditional logistic regression. Children lacking a Georgia birth certificate were not excluded; race was ascertained from school records. Dr. Hooker noted that school data had this information on all children.

The rate of autism diagnoses has increased alarmingly in the U.S., and is about 25 percent higher in black children, Dr. Hooker observes. Boys are far more likely than girls to receive this diagnosis.

The original publication concerning the data downplayed the association, and no follow-up was conducted. Dr. Hooker’s interest was sparked, he reports, by communication with a CDC whistleblower, a senior scientist, who had retained some of the original analyses.

Dr. Hooker noted that the CDC deviated from its original data analysis plan, possibly because of unwanted results.

By stratifying data for African-American males by birth year, Dr. Hooker also found a statistically significant higher risk of an autism diagnosis in children who had received the first MMR vaccine 1 year earlier, only in children born in 1990 or later. Thimerosal exposure increased in the early 1990s, and it was not removed from most pediatric vaccines until 2001-2004. Dr. Hooker suggests the possibility that there may be some interaction between increased mercury exposure and early MMR vaccination. Further study would be needed to explore this possibility.

Dr. Hooker concludes that failure to follow-up on these observations represents a huge lost opportunity to understand possible reasons for the enormous increase in this devastating neurological disability.

The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is published by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a national organization representing physicians in all specialties since 1943.

More on Dr. Brian Hooker

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http://vaccineimpact.com/2018/cdcs-own-data-support-link-between-mmr-vaccine-and-autism/


 

NOTE: comment from Dr Hooker

Brian Hooker My paper was published recently: http://www.jpands.org/vol23no4/hooker.pdf. It was originally retracted from the journal Translational Neurodegeneration in 2014 based on false allegations of an unreported conflict of interest. The original retraction provided no true scientific rationale to remove my paper.

BOMBSHELL discovery: The brain tissue of autistic people saturated with aluminum and lab verified

(NaturalHealth365) Aluminum in vaccines has long been suspected as one of the probable causes of autism. Now new research out of Keele University and Kings College Hospital in the UK is substantiating this suspicion. The researchers found significant amounts of aluminum in the brains of deceased persons who had been diagnosed with autism during their lifetime.

Autism spectrum disorder refers to neurodevelopmental conditions that can range from mild to severe. Keep in mind, a staggering 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism – according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – an agency known to be covering up the greatest medical scandal of our time.

The records show that boys are 4.5 times more likely to have autism than girls.

The evidence is clear: Autistic individuals have high levels of aluminum in their brain

In past studies of the link between autism and the aluminum in vaccines, the researchers mainly tested hair, urine and blood samples for aluminum levels. For the current study, the researchers sought to test the brain tissue of deceased persons who had been diagnosed within the autism spectrum.

For this study, the brain tissue of 5 persons ranging in age from 15 to 50 was tested. The amounts of aluminum were found to be extraordinarily high as compared with people not diagnosed with autism. Abnormal amounts of aluminum were found in the cells of the vasculature, meninges and white and gray matter of all subjects tested.

And, this research was published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.

Babies injected with up to 500 times the amount of aluminum considered “safe” by the CDC

Health professionals and parents alike have railed against the addition of aluminum as an adjuvant (delivery mechanism) in vaccines for many years. The so-called “safe amount” of aluminum exposure for adult humans is 25 mcg, and just 10 mcg for infants.

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https://www.naturalhealth365.com/aluminum-autism-2396.html