Posted by margaret
on May 28, 2000 at 05:27:24:
In Reply to: Vaccines and Autism from CDC posted by DRR on May 28, 2000 at 00:20:47:
: For those who haven't, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/nip/vacsafe/concerns/autism/default.htm
: What is Montel's e-mail address? I agree that vaccine and autism connection should be researched (today - now).
: I agree that some people may be quietened by CDC or whomever because of the perceived importance of vaccine to the rest of the human population.
: I guess someone has the responsibility to not cause panic without clear evidence.
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Sent: Friday, May 26, 2000 12:06 AM
Subject: [autism] CDC Accused of Vax-Autism Misrepresentations / Spectrum
Center Is Expanding
> FEAT DAILY NEWSLETTER Sacramento, California http://www.feat.org
> "Healing Autism: No Finer a Cause on the Planet"
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> May 25, 2000
> CDC Accused of Vax-Autism Misrepresentations / Spectrum Center Is
> [On April 13, 2000, we published an item, "The Government's Official
> Position on Wakefield's Research - Vaccines". We reported that the CDC
> updated their website. We provided the CDC website address for the update
> http://www.cdc.gov/nip/vacsafe/concerns/autism/autism-mmr.htm and
> the questions and answers from that page.
> Here rebutting some of the CDC's assertions is Elizabeth Birt,
> firstname.lastname@example.org, founder of Andy Wakefield's new
> organization, Medical Interventions for Autism.]
> Thanks to all who alerted me to the CDC web page. I will be
> contacting John Porter's and Dan Burton's office this morning. The
> following are misrepresentations contained in the CDC web site:
> Question 6: I heard that measles virus was found in specimens from
> intestines of children with autism. Have these data been reviewed by
> CDC Answer. "The recently released finding has not yet been
> in a scientific journal. This means that it has not been reviewed by
> medical experts, before and after publication to assure the methods of the
> study are sound. No other laboratories have had similar findings."
> Actually: Professor John O'Leary's work was reviewed by the Royal
> College of Pathologists in Dec. of 1999 and was found to be sound. The
> truth is that a Japanese research team not only found measles virus in the
> intestines of children with autism but isolated it to the vaccine strain.
> See, Detection and Sequencing of Measles Virus from Peripheral Mononuclear
> Cells From Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Digestive Diseases
> Sciences, April 2,000.
> Left Out: CDC also left out an important fact from Question 1: The
> Royal Statistical Society has criticized the Brent Taylor study that is
> uniformly cited by our government officials. So have other renowned
> epidemiologists such as Walter Spitzer whose testimony was given to the
> Government Reform Committee on April 6th.
> If you'd like to ask the CDC for their reasoning behind these
> lapses, you can email them at http://www.cdc.gov/nip/contact.htm