Just days ago over 100 protesters gathered outside of the Centers for Disease Control offices in Atlanta demanding transparency when it comes to vaccines.
So are these people conspiracy theorists, or did they have good reason to be there?
I promise, this is a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else.
It is an incredibly controversial subject, but these protesters outside the CDC here in Atlanta say that the information being provided to the public about vaccines isn’t honest.
And all of it hinges on one man, a scientist you’ve probably never heard of. That scientist is named Dr. William Thompson. It was on August 27, 2014 that he made an admission that got very little media coverage. But it was a major statement.
That statement read in part, “I regret that my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal ‘Pediatrics’.
“The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding the findings of the report as the data was collected and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”
I will explain the significance of that statement in a minute. But let’s be clear: Thompson did not come forward on his own. He released his statement only after he was secretly recorded by Dr. Brian Hooker.