Thursday, February 05, 2015

Congratulations, Centers for Disease Control, you just proved us right not to trust you

In 2004, Dr. William S. Thompson worked on a report for the CDC’s National Immunization Program. That report, which ran in the “Pediatrics” medical journal, came to the conclusion that there’s no link between vaccines and autism and that no racial group is more likely to be damaged by vaccines.

But Thompson said that he and other CDC scientists intentionally fudged the results, manipulating the pool of children they analyzed and limiting the proper number of African-American children from participating. The authors limited black children from showing up in the results by excluding babies without a state of Georgia birth certificate.
Ran across this late last night, and wondered how this was going to shake out.  At the least, if this is true, the CDC screwed with the data to get the results they wanted, which screws said results.

Worst: every anti-vaccination clown out there is going to be yelling "SEE!  Their results are not to be trusted!  There's something wrong with the vaccines!"

Congratulations again, CDC: showed yourselves untrustworthy and helped a bad cause. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Massive face palm.....sigh, I have come to the conclusion that NO government agency can be trusted. Isn't that sad, a 1950's era model American conservative, that is thinking we need to clean house....start with the top czars and go down to the lowest levels of these organizations. Like scrapping barnacles off the hull, down to the raw wood. When I was younger I looked to my dad and uncles and thought, "I can't wait to get older and be like those men!" Wow, almost 60 years later and I'm ready to cut and slash the weedy environs!