You can download all the documented proof in PDF further below. From his abstract:
On June 7-8, 2000 a secret conference was held at the Simpsonwood Conference Center in Norcross, Georgia to discuss a study examining the link between increasing doses of thimerosal and neurodevelopmental disorders. The study was done using the vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database,an official governmental data bank collecting patient vaccination information on the children from the health maintenance organizations (HMOs) being paid to participate. Attending were 51 scientists, representatives of pharmaceutical vaccine manufacturing companies and a representative of the World health Organization; the public and the media were unlawfully excluded.
In their discussion, they make plain why the meeting was held in secret: the conclusions would have destroyed the public's confidence in the vaccine program, and more importantly, their faith in vaccine authorities.
When the results of this study were published three years later in the journal Pediatrics, the problem had been fixed, in that by adding another set of data from a third HMO, reorganizing the criteria for inclusion and restructuring the patient groupings, a less than statistically significant link was demonstrated. In my analysis I discuss the more outrageous statements made during the meeting and how accepted experts in the field of mercury neurotoxicity were excluded from the meeting.
And these are the opening paragraphs of the paper:
I was asked to write a paper on some of the newer mechanisms of vaccine damage to the nervous system, but in the interim I came across an incredible document that should blow the lid off the cover-up being engineered by the pharmaceutical companies in conjunction with powerful governmental agencies.
It all started when a friend of mind sent me a copy of a letter from Congressman David Weldon, M.D. to the director of the CDC, Dr Julie L. Gerberding, in which he alludes to a study by a Doctor Thomas Verstraeten, then representing the CDC, on the connection between infant exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental injury. In this shocking letter Congressman Weldon referrers to Dr. Verstraeten's study which looked at the data from the vaccine Safety Datalink and found a significant correlation between thimerosal exposure via vaccines and several neurodevelopmental disorders including tics, speech and language delays, and possibly to ADD.
Congressman Weldon questions the CDC director as to why, following this meeting, Dr. Verstraeten published his results, almost four years later, in the journal Pediatrics to show just the opposite, that is, that there was no correlation to any neurodevelopmental problems related to thimerosal exposure in infants. In this letter, Congressman Weldon refers to a report of the minutes of this meeting held in Georgia, which exposes some incredible statements by the "experts" making up this study group. The group's purpose was to evaluate and discuss Dr. Verstraeten's results and data and make recommendation that would eventually lead to possible alterations in the existing vaccine policy.
I contacted Congressman Weldon's legislative assistant and he kindly sent me a complete copy of this report. Now, as usual in these cases, the government did not give up this report willingly, it required a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to pry it loose. Having read the report twice and having carefully analyzed it; I can see why they did not want any outsiders to see it.
It is a bombshell, as you shall see.
In this analysis, I will not only describe and discuss this report, but also will frequently quote their words directly and supply the exact page number so others can see for themselves.
You can view the original study done by Thomas Verstraeten, MD here:
Neurodevelopmental and Renal Toxicity of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines: a Two-Phased Analysis of Computerized Databases.
You can download the full Simpsonwood meeting transcript here (286 pages, 12MB):
Simsponwood meeting transcript.
You can download extracts from the above transcript (easier to read) here:
Simpsonwood meeting extracts.
You can also view extracts from the Simpsonwood meeting here:
Simpsonwood meeting extracts from aapsonline.org.
And if you are up to it, you can also read this research paper by Marcel Kinsbourne MD which is titled "Report on General Causation: thimerosal Exposure, Neuroinflammation, and the Symptoms of Regressive Autism". This was presented as an expert witnesses's testimony for a plaintiff in a court case and cites over 60 authorities.
These affairs will be covered in more detail in separate articles.
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