Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks out
about Vaccinations causing Autism
July 21st, 2005
Robert F. Kennedy
On July 20th, the ‘Power
of Truth’ rally in Washington D.C. was held to bring together more than
700 people for the Autism-Mercury Debate. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a
nephew of President John F. Kennedy, has spoken out reaffirming that
vaccinations containing thimersol most likely were the cause of many of
the childhood neurological conditions and the government has covered up
and protected the vaccine companies from being held responsible. Robert
F. Kennedy Jr. was published on Salon.com on June 16th, 2005
and also an article in Rolling Stone June issue.
In order to prevent an uprising, a
press conference was held by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention to reassure that vaccinations are safe. The director of the
CDC, Dr. Julie Gerberding stated, “There has been a renewed interest in
the issue of vaccine safety, particularly on the issue of whether the
preservative thimerosal …. May be linked to the occurrence of autism in
children.” The CDC estimates that one in 166 children under age 10
have autism. In the US there are at least two million people with this
disability. The government does not acknowledge a link to thimerosal,
which is a type of mercury used as a preservative in vaccines, causing
The debate started many years ago,
but at one point the CDC thought differently.
2000, top government scientists and health officials along with four
major vaccine manufacturers all met at Simpsonwood conference center in
Norcross, Ga. One of the scientists attending was Dr. Thomas
Verstraeten, a CDC researcher originally reported the link between
thimerosal causing speech delays, attention-deficit-disorder,
hyperactivity and autism.
Verstraeten was working at the CDC on a study to
determine if thimerosal was causing neurological problems in a database
of 76,659 children.
After this meeting,
appeared before the Institute of Medicine -- part of the National
Academy of Sciences, and he made an unexpected opening statement.
"First, I should mention that as of 8 a.m. European time I have been
employed by a vaccine manufacturer," Verstraeten said, according to a
transcript. "That means since 2 a.m. American time," this was just hours
before his presentation on behalf of the CDC.
time there has been legislation to add release of
any liability to drug companies from thimerosal-related health issues.
In 2002, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who
has received $873,000 in contributions from the pharmaceutical industry,
added a rider known as the "Eli Lilly Protection Act" into a homeland
security bill. Eli Lilly contributed $10,000 to his campaign in
addition to purchasing 5,000 copies of his book on bioterrorism.
Congress repealed the measure in 2003, however earlier this year; Frist
slipped another condition into an anti-terrorism bill that would
disallow reimbursement to children with affliction from vaccine-related
Vaccine manufacturers are phasing
out the use of thimerosal in vaccinations. Thimerosal is still being
used in the US for some vaccines including several pediatric flu shots
and also tetanus boosters given to 11-year-olds. The ‘Power of Truth’
rally is to bring awareness to insure that the vaccines are safe and
that thimerosal will not be used in the future, they are not against
vaccinations but the toxic preservative that is in them.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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