Thimerosal in vaccines doesn’t lead to autism? Who do they think they’re fooling?

This article refutes the study with facts, interesting financial connections, and the eugenics history of this group.

By Gibbwake

Sweeping the newswires and dinosaur news media recently is a story from the California Department of Health telling us that there is no mercury autism link and that "conspiracy theorists will continue to engage this theory on the link between autism and vaccinations” The story on ABC is written with strong language, and phrasing the flawed California study as “latest nail in the coffin of a theory that draws a link [between mercury and autism]”. All of this flawed analysis is based on the unfounded claim that thimerosal has been removed from vaccines. No evidence is offered to this claim, which could potentially cause unwitting parents to think the vaccines forced by the state are perfectly healthy.

To those not familiar with this vaccine additive, “Its called thimerosal and it's made from mercury, the second most toxic metal known to man. Uranium is the most toxic. For years, thimerosal has been extremely controversial because there were alternatives to preventing vaccine contamination. Questions remain about how pharmaceutical companies conduct vaccine research and how the government regulates those companies.” Here is video of what mercury does to brain tissue under a microscope.

Thimerosal is a compound that is 49.6% mercury by weight. Although it is not used in all vaccines, it has been part of the manufacture of many vaccines since the 1930s. One of the first published papers on the mercury preservative thimerosal was by a Rockefeller Institute scientist, named Kenneth C. Smithburn, hired by Eli Lilly & Co. to test its effectiveness in treating meningitis patients. Although all of the 22 patients died, it was reported they took the mercury solution “without ill effect.” According to Andrew Waters of the Waters & Kraus law firm, "Lilly then cited this study repeatedly for decades as proof that thimerosal was of low toxicity and harmless to humans. They never revealed to the scientific community or the public the highly questionable nature of the original research."

After that, with thimerosal declared safe after killing all of the people it was tested on, it has been used:

to kill the bacteria that make the vaccine itself (e.g., whole cell pertussis vaccine)

to kill bacteria that might enter the vaccine during the production process (e.g., influenza vaccine)

as a preservative to prevent bacterial and fungal contamination of vaccines during their clinical use. In this case, thimerosal is added at the end of the production process either to the liquid vaccine itself or — in the case of dry powder vaccines — to the liquid used to dilute the vaccine

Reading the headlines and listening to the talking heads on network news channels stumble over their teleprompters reporting on the new study, you would think that the mercury has been removed. Unfortunately, the opposite is the case – it has actually increased and is used in 90% of flu vaccines. It should be noted that fetuses and young children suffer the greatest risk because their nervous systems are still developing. They are four to five times more sensitive to mercury than adults. Not only is it in 90% of the flu vaccines, but President Bush himself vetoed a bill passed by congress that would have banned thimerosal. What kind of logic are these people using to think that it has been removed – why would Bush veto a bill that wants to ban thimerosal if it has already been removed?

Notice how many of the reports, like this US News and World Report story mention that “makers of most childhood vaccines stopped using a mercury-based preservative..” The keyword there being “of most” since many still use it. The study authors conclude that thimerosal had been taken out by 2001 when this is simply not the case. Alex Jones commented on his radio show today on the 1-8-2008 show, "In 2001, the FDA made a recommendation for liability to vaccine makers that they make available small runs of non thimerosal based vaccines – but the others, for some reason, had a 4 to 5 times increase."

12 years ago, autism rates were 1 in 2500, in 2005 they were 1 in 166 (1 in 80 in boys), and current estimates are nearly double that number, but Judith Greher, one of the authors of the study said as late as 2006 that she didn’t even think autism is an epidemic.

At the end of the write up of the study on ABC news, Rockefeller University graduate and head of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, Peter Hoetz says that even talking about the obvious links between mercury and autism is damaging and distracting. "Unfortunately, this whole dialogue around vaccines and autism has been a distraction," Hotez says. It should be noted that the Sabin Vaccine Institute run by this parasite, was originally founded by Dr. Albert B. Sabin, a staffer at the Rockefeller Institute in New York in the 30s, and is dedicated to vaccinating the poor of the world and creating a “worldwide impact” through vaccine promotion and improved international immunization rates.

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, who has donated untold millions to population control groups including international Planned Parenthood groups known to force: abortions, sterilization campaigns, contraceptive drugs like depo provera (which cause aids), and vaccines on their populations. Melinda Gates is a Bilderberg Group attendee and she, along with her husband started the Global Fund for Children's Vaccines with a $750 million grant for their goal to immunize every child in the world.

When you get the reporters and vaccine manufacturers to admit that they’re using mercury, they will often use the term “trace amounts.” How much thimerosal in a vaccine is a trace amount? "A common myth is that thimerosal is added to vaccines in 'trace' amounts," says Mike Wagnitz, a senior chemist at the University of Wisconsin, "The concentration of mercury in a multi-dose flu vaccine vial is 50,000 parts per billion. To put this in perspective, drinking water cannot exceed 2 parts per billion of mercury, and waste is considered hazardous if it has only 200 parts per billion. Is it really safe then to inject pregnant women, newborns, and infants with levels of mercury 250 times higher than what is legally classified as hazardous waste?"

There is also no mention of the quick and devastating counter to this report put out by the The National Autism Association (NAA), which is pointing out flaws in the study in a press release, and “believes the authors used data too narrowly to make such sweeping conclusions.” The authors are overlooking “a number of confounding factors.”

"To make such sweeping conclusions regarding thimerosal, all mercury and aluminum would have to have been removed from vaccines and recalled immediately, including pre- and post-natal flu shots," says NAA board chair Claire Bothwell. The NAA press release goes on to state, “..Increasing pressure upon pregnant women and young children to receive annual flu shots has further muddied the waters in determining vaccine mercury exposure levels in recent years. Most flu shots still contain 25 micrograms of mercury, an amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe only for adults weighing over 550 lbs. “

Charging that number-crunching can't clear injected mercury from having neurologically injured susceptible infants and young children, NAA is posing the following questions to the authors of the study and government health agencies:

Why do so many children regress into autism after receiving vaccines, subsequently have symptoms of heavy metal toxicity, then get better when mercury is removed through chelation?

How can mercury and other toxic metals be removed from the bodies of our children more safely and efficiently?

What biological abnormalities exist that cause some individuals to be unable to detoxify heavy metals?”

NAA board member Scott Bono then comments on the lies being purported by the media that the mercury has been removed from the vaccines, "Thimerosal isn't completely gone from vaccines. It is still present in trace amounts. Since no safe level of neurotoxins such as mercury and aluminum have been established, trace amounts cannot be cleared of having caused injury, especially in susceptible children."

“Starting in the early nineties, government regulators dramatically increased the amount of Thimerosal exposure to babies by adding two new vaccines to the roster of mandatory immunizations children must have before enrolling in school. The combination of the Hepatitis B vaccine and the HiB vaccine more than doubled the amount of mercury children.” It should be noted that one of the two major vaccine makers for these two vaccines, Merck, had a huge recall last month over the fact it was shipping out vaccines that were not sterile (meaning live). This story broke at least 2 years after the LA Times received an older internal document from Merck saying they knew vaccines had a lot of mercury in them – nearly 87 times safe levels.

How much longer will the population sit back and take these dangerous drugs, pushed by these murdering drug companies? Merck especially, who actively deleted the study data for Vioxx, which showed it to be deadly. While knowing this, they continued marketing and selling the drug while it killed a record number of 60000 Americans. Keep this in mind when the state forces you or someone you know to take a vaccine like they’re doing with Merck’s Gardasil in Texas, which has proven to cause a 44.6% increase in precancerous lesions which lead to cancer in sexually active women that have taken Gardasil.

Both authors of the study, Robert Schechter and Judith K. Grether are from the California department of public health, the same department that carried out a massive eugenics program on the population of California through most of the last century. In the 1930s, many eugenics supporters cheered the policies in Germany. "Why Hitler Says: 'Sterilize the Unfit!' " ran a headline in a 1935 issue of The Times' magazine. "Here, perhaps, is an aspect of the new Germany that America, with the rest of the world, can little afford to criticise." California, especially couldn’t afford to criticize, as it forcibly sterilized more than all other states combined, all the way through 1969 and it remained “legal” for 10 years after that. 20,000 were admitted forcibly sterilized by the state, and that number doesn’t include all of the criminals, inmates, promiscuous women, or immigrants. The same eugenics department that ran that operation is now telling you that its perfectly safe to take routine childhood vaccines with 87 times safe levels of mercury (or without) and that it isn’t causing autism.

Listen to the original author of the California report in his own words; Dr. Robert Schechter said in an interview after their study was released, “I believe this study adds to the reassurance to the general safety of routine childhood vaccines, whether in the time that they contained thimerosal, or now in the time they almost entirely do not contain thimerosal; that the benefits of routine childhood immunization are immediate, are tangible, direct, immediate, and that routine childhood vaccines are safe and this adds to a large body of evidence to those conclusions.”

With that damning quote, do you believe that Robert Schechter would take up Jock Doubleday on his $115,000 offer to publicly drink a mixture of standard vaccine additives ingredients in the same amount as a six-year-old child is recommended to receive? I can guarantee you he won’t, as he most certainly wouldn’t get any of the same toxic waste in his body that he is proclaiming is perfectly safe for you and your children. Whenever you have to make the decision on whether to vaccinate your child or not, don’t forget the hollow words of Bertrand Russell, who advocated the use of vaccines to induce partial chemical lobotomies and create a servile zombie population,

"Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible." – Bertrand Russell, “The Impact of Science on Society”, 1953, pg 49-50

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