Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by natasa778, Aug 22, 2014.
It looks like he is one of the authors of the original (fraudulent?) study:
DeStefano F, Bhasin TK, Thompson WW, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Boyle C: Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan atlanta. Pediatrics 2004, 113:259-266.
@natasa778 I've been reading about this in Mike Adams' newsletter the last couple of days. When I search, I can only find 3 other sources covering this story: Health Impact News Daily; Global Research; and Age of Autism. I'm inclined to trust the story, as it aligns w/ my prejudices. But why isn't anyone else picking up on it? Not necess mainstream, but sources such as Guardian or Mother Jones, or others who are into exposing fraud? Any thoughts? thx, ahmo
@alex3619 found a study: http://www.translationalneurodegeneration.com/content/3/1/16
Heres a very good analysis of the situation
Seems rather one-sided, actually. The new group analyzing the data is condemned by the author because supposedly only someone with an axe to grind (and hence bias) would bother to re-examine data!
That's some pretty weird-ass logic (if you can even call it logic) there.
Even better, the author argues that a re-analysis of trial data basically never results in a contradictory conclusion compared to that of the original researchers
Yeah you're right. I did a skim read the first time round but have read it slower this time and it does seem very biased. Kind of a bit glib too
Since when? Does this author know anything about real research? Not that medical research seems to follow the same ethical patterns as scientific research in other areas.
That reminds me of a certain researcher calling requests for data "harassment".
The guy is desparate.
I can think of several other hugely important stories that get no, or very limited, mainstream media coverage. Not only health related ones...
and there's more.
just read that "... Congressman Posey is setting up press conference for tomorrow."
Hope it does happen and with Thompson himself present!
There needs to be an independent investigation, regardless of whether or not the claims are correct. It also needs to be transparent, and with good terms of reference. Limiting the scope of reference to essentially unimportant questions will signal a whitewash. Further, we need other scientists including statisticians to step in and comment.
If the original DeStefano paper was manipulated, there need to be questions raised about other CDC studies that were co-signed by him or Thompson.
There are 10 studies that CDC waves around as 'definitive evidence' of no link btw vaccines and autism. 4 of those studies were co-authored by either Thompson or DeStefano.
Known fraud and international fugitive from police Poul Thorsen co-authored another one.
This thing is really starting to take legs. CNN did a report on it which has now been removed. The Autism Media Channel web page which apparently had the story first is down. Twitter is fairly hopping with speculation
The CNN one was an "iReport" which is stuff submitted by readers and voted good or inappropriate by other readers. So not really an indication of mainstream reporting of the story yet.
@Valentijn Ah I see. I didnt know that about the iReport thing Its interesting though that it was taken off and that the Autism Media channel website is down too
You can also try a Google Site Search
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