In the 1990s, people around the world began to wake up and realize: there is mercury in vaccines.
‘That’s a poison, isn’t it? Warnings are issued about eating fish laced with mercury…but injecting it is safe?’
The public reaction was swift, explosive, instinctive, and correct: ‘They’re poisoning us and our children.’
Some of this poisoning was called autism. Some of it was called ‘neuro-developmental delay.’ There were other names and categories.
The uproar was so loud, Congress was forced to act. In 1997, they ordered the FDA to examine the situation.
So in June of 2000, three full years later, because the federal government really cares but only cares slowly, the famous Simpsonwood Meeting convened (see also here).
The star of that meeting was a CDC scientist named Thomas Verstraeten. Tommy had done extensive work on vaccines and neuro-developmental delay. It was so extensive almost nobody could understand it.
At Simpsonwood, a gaggle of other scientists, FDA and CDC people, and pharma types sat in their chairs while Tommy showed mind-numbing slide after slide and explained each one.
The CDC people prayed Tommy would be convincing. After all, the CDC is in charge of vaccine safety and also buys billions of dollars of vaccines, which it distributes to public health agencies in all 50 states.
Tommy, with his slide show, explained he had homed in on neuro-developmental delay in children, and had examined many different groupings of vaccinated children to discover a connection, if any, to the vaccines.
There is a transcript of the whole Simpsonwood Meeting. 286 pages. It’s like reading the Talmud backwards or an old Manhattan phone book whose pages have been taken out of alphabetical order.
Tommy’s thrust, of course, was to exonerate mercury in vaccines and give these vaccines a free pass. Which he eventually did, in the final version of a study published three times.
In the Simpsonwood transcript, the real explosion comes on page 43. No one, to my knowledge, has emphasized this enough.
On page 43, a Dr. Rapin asks Tommy a basic question:
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on August 27, 2014.