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News[edit]

CDC scientist granted Federal Whistleblower Status, says CDC suppressed evidence of link between Thiomersal and Autism[edit]

It is amazing that this whistle blower information is not included in this page about the controversy, as it totally changes the available evidence:

Dr. William S. Thompson, a scientist from the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has been granted protection by Obama administration under Federal whistle blower protection laws and he reveals that CDC & drug companies intentionally suppressed information for 10 years that there is strong evidence that mercury based preservative Thiomersal aka thimerosal in immunization shots causes Autism.

Watch the Astonishing documentary "TRACE AMOUNTS" which also explains why Austism is much more frequent in boys than girls. [1] which also discussed other neurological problems due to mercury poisoning in the brain, even causing problems in adults given flu shots or tetanus shots.

A US Congressman gives a short statement to the house about this here (5 minutes): [2]

Other coverage here: [3]

Many other references can be found by searching on google for "federal whistleblower autism vaccine"

Note that I believe that mercury based preservatives have been removed from most (perhaps all) immunization shots now - but worth checking before you let anyone stick a needle into you or your child.

Also important to note that the mercury compounds were included as a preservative not the intended active ingredient in the immunization shot, so this is not evidence against immunisation in general.

217.140.96.140 (talk) 10:55, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Do you have a source for this claim which complies with our WP:MEDRS guidelines? --Salimfadhley (talk) 15:30, 6 December 2015 (UTC)


Here is a link http://www.jpands.org/jpands1101.htm

Arydberg (talk) 03:38, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

I can confirm that that is, indeed, a link. Not sure what it's good for, though. It appears to be a decade-old table of contents from the wingnut Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. TenOfAllTrades(talk) 04:19, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
A bit of a summary in snopes.com [1]. --Enric Naval (talk) 11:59, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Does the European Union have a position on this?[edit]

I see a lot of U.S. agencies but often there are differences between findings of American agencies and European Union ones. Does the EU have differing view(s) in this case on this? If so it would be nice to hear it in an objective way. CaribDigita (talk) 03:26, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

I'm a bit uncertain about what you are specifically referring to. Vaccine policies in the EU and the USA are pretty much aligned. There are no truly significant differences, at least when it comes to mainstream support of the value of vaccination programs. -- BullRangifer (talk) 04:54, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

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Spelling of thiomersal[edit]

The title and name of this preservative is misspelled. It is spelled Thimerosal, not Thiomersal. 97.85.91.212 (talk) 01:12, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

The spelling used in this article – thiomersal – is the generic International Nonproprietary Name, rather than the U.S. equivalent, thimerosal. It's not a misspelling. TenOfAllTrades(talk) 01:21, 18 January 2016 (UTC)