CDC/MMR vaccine fraud

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Date2004 - Present
Exposed byWilliam Thompson
DescriptionAllegations of fraud by the CDC to cover up the connection between MMR vaccine and autism.

The CDC MMR vaccine fraud emerged after researcher William Thompson blew the whistle on a scientific study which he conducted with others. By his account they conspired to suppress evidence of a link between the MMR vaccine and later development of autism in some population groups.


A lot of people are alleging negative health impacts of vaccines, in particular that the risk of developing autism is increased by the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine.


On August 27, 2014, William Thompson, a long-time researcher at the Centers for Disease Control, published a statement through his lawyer, Rick Morgan, admitting that he and colleagues at the CDC violated the protocol in a study on the MMR vaccine’s connection to autism, by "a mutual decision among the five co-authors".[1][2] The study, published in the journal Pediatrics in 2004 exonerated the vaccine, when in fact the study omitted vital data on a group of black babies who showed an increased risk for autism after receiving the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine. Two other co-authors of the study, Frank Destafano and Coleen Boyle became senior CDC executives in the area of vaccine safety.

Natural News announced that Thompson's admission was made a day after they published the second in a series of once-secret emails between Dr. Thompson and his CDC colleagues.[3]

Since he released his August 27 statement, whistleblower Thompson has maintained silence and has refused to talk to reporters.[4]


The Daily Caller reported in February 2015 that he was granted immunity to testify to congress.[1]