May 12, 2008

Former Head Of NIH Says Time to Investigate Vaccines and Autism

Dr. Healy ups the anti after her U.S. News and World Report article.

She says that the medical community is to afraid of what they will find so they won't properly investigate the vaccine/autism connection, and that medicine has a duty to protect those vulnerable to vaccine injury.

A big thank you to Dr. Healy for speaking reasonable truth when so many doctors are speaking nonsense.

Vaccine Court Considers Autism Link
CBS News Exclusive: Former Head Of NIH Says Government Too Quick To Dismiss Possible Link

A second round of autism test cases begins Monday in federal vaccine court.

Tonight on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Attkisson has exclusive interviews with the two families bringing the cases: two of nearly 5,000 autism cases that have been filed in this special court.

The government and many scientists have consistently maintained for more than a decade that there is no link between vaccines and autism. The Institute of Medicine issued a report in 2004 that was intended to put the controversy to rest, saying that the weight of the body of scientific evidence does not show a causal link between vaccines and autism. However, other scientists and parents disagree.

Attkisson interviewed Dr. Bernadine Healy, the former head of the National Institutes of Health and a member of the Institute of Medicine who breaks with her colleagues in this exclusive CBS News interview: Dr. Healy says the government has been too quick to dismiss the possibility of a vaccine-autism link, and that it should be explored with renewed vigor.

1 comment:

Robin Nemeth said...


I was watching the video of the Katie Couric's CBS interview with Ms. Healy. I noticed that it was reported that thimerosal was "once used widely in childhood vaccines."

I tried to send a message to CBS at this link

but it won't allow me to, I think because my email address is a .info address. The message read as follows:

>In Katie Couric’s interview with Dr. Bernadine Healy, former head of the NIH, it was reported that thimerosal was “once widely used in childhood shots.”

This would imply that it is no longer used in childhood shots. Your viewers need to know that it IS still present in childhood flu vaccines, and at the same levels (twelve to twenty five microcrams per dose) that many parents and doctors feel has pushed so many children into autism. You can see this by going to this FDA website,,

and scrolling down to table 1, which is entitled ‘Thimerosal Content of Vaccines Routinely Recommended for Children 6 Years of Age and Younger’.

When I attempted to find out, from the pharmaceutical companies and the CDC and the FDA and the fly by night flu shot clinics in my neighborhood that were administering these vaccines what percentage of the flu vaccines being administered to children had twelve to twenty five micrograms of thimerosal, I got a runaround like you wouldn’t believe.

I noticed that Dr. Healy said, in her interview with Imus, as well, that childhood vaccines no longer contain thimerosal. This is not true. People need to stop saying this, as more children continue to be harmed every day that this is not looked into. There are too many children affected now. Those responsible must eventually be held accountable. Those who continue to repeat misinformation that they know to be untrue must be considered complicit.<

I am hoping that you and your readers will contact them to correct their misinformation.

Robin Nemeth