CDC whistleblower: “Oh my God…what we did”

CDC whistleblower: “Oh My God…what we did”

by Jon Rappoport

October 25, 2014

On October 14, Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield sent an official and detailed complaint to the CDC and the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

The devastating and explosive complaint concerns scientific misconduct in a now-infamous 2004 CDC study, which gave the MMR vaccine a free pass and concluded the vaccine had no connection to autism.

CDC whistleblower William Thompson was a co-author on that study, and on August 27 he admitted he and his co-authors committed fraud and covered up the vaccine-autism connection.

(The full 34-page complaint can also be accessed via Age of Autism, here)

The complaint references a 5/24/14 phone call between whistleblower Thompson and Brian Hooker. The call was recorded.

Thompson references one aspect of the fraud, a group of children with “isolated autism,” who were at higher risk of developing autism after receiving the MMR vaccine—the true data on these children were intentionally omitted from the study. Thompson says to Hooker:

“…the effect [autism] is where you would think it would happen. It is with the kids without other conditions [“isolated autism”]…I’m just looking at this and I’m like ‘Oh my God….I cannot believe we did what we did…but we did [bury the data on these children]…It’s all there…It’s all there. I have handwritten notes.’”

Concerning the overall fraud he committed in the 2004 study, Thompson states, in another phone conversation with Brian Hooker, “I have a boss who’s asking me to lie…Higher ups wanted to do certain things and I went along with it. In terms of command, I was 4 out of 5.”

Thompson named several of those higher ups. They were his co-authors on the 2004 study: Coleen Boyle, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop, and Frank Destefano.

In other words, those co-authors were among those who wanted Thompson to commit fraud.

This is highly significant, because Destefano and Boyle are not merely researchers. They are also high-ranking executives at the CDC, in the area of vaccines—director of the Immunization Safety Office (Destefano) and director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (Boyle).

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As the complaint states, Thompson wrote a note to the head of the CDC at the time (2004), Julie Gerberding. He was very nervous about a presentation he was due to make at a large Institute of Medicine vaccine-autism meeting.

Thompson wrote: “I will have to present several problematic results relating to statistical associations between receipt of the MMR vaccine and autism.”

Thompson was considering blowing the whistle, in public.

Gerberding never answered his note. Thompson did not make his presentation.

But we know this. After Gerberding stepped down as head of the CDC in 2009, she went to work for Merck, assuming the position of president of Merck Vaccines.

Merck manufactures the MMR vaccine.

That was, of course, the vaccine at the center of the whole 2004 fraud at the CDC. The vaccine whose connection to autism was buried.

To say this merging of facts is explosive is a vast understatement.

But the major media, who will report and trumpet flimsy scandals with great enthusiasm, have instituted and maintained a total blackout on this one.

Can they begin to imagine what parents of children who received the MMR vaccine, and then developed autism, think and feel about all this?

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

8 comments on “CDC whistleblower: “Oh my God…what we did”

  1. Greg O. says:

    From Gerberding’s Wikipedia entry:
    In 2005, she was named one of Time Magazine Top 100 Innovators of the Year for her leadership in modernizing the $9 billion agency as it faced unprecedented challenges, including new and emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism. In 2006, Dr. Gerberding gave the commencement speech at the Harvard School of Public Health. Forbes Magazine listed her 32nd among The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2007 [1] and 24th in 2008 [2]. In addition to serving as a delegate in the World Economic Forum, Gerberding recently received the Surgeon General’s Medallion for actions of exceptional achievement to the cause of public health and medicine. For her contributions to the health field, Accordia Global Health Foundation honored Dr. Gerberding with the Global Health Leadership Award in 2008.

    … and on and on and on, ad nauseum.

    I used to think, naively, that corruption in the upper echelons of government and big business was the exception, not the rule. It has become the complete reversal of this as our society becomes more and more self-centered and materialistic. A case of the scum – not the cream – almost always rising to the top.

    • bob klinck says:

      It’s not surprising that a rotten apple high in administration spoils the barrel. Promotion becomes dependent on criteria like “being a team player”, being unempathetic, having a compromised conscience, etc. The malignancy quickly spreads. It took the Roman Empire just decades to degenerate from Augustus to Caligula. (If you don’t know about Caligula, read up on him and see where untrammelled centralized power leads.) The USA and its many dependencies seem to be following a similar curve. Our marvellous potential, which could make all of us materially well-to-do and the beneficiaries of increasing leisure, is intentionally being thwarted by an elitist-minded bureaucracy, whose pleasure is feeling better off than other people.

  2. From Québec says:

    “The medical authorities keep lying. Vaccination has been a disaster on the immune system. It actually causes a lot of illnesses. We are changing our genetic code through vaccination.”

    Guylaine Lanctot M.D., author of the best-seller ‘Medical Mafia’

  3. Caught with the hands in the cookie jar. Let’s see in what direction this whole debacle goes.

    Its rather unfortunate that Thompson hasn’t opted to turn this into a firestorm. This could have had a lot of more momentum.

  4. bob klinck says:

    I worked in the Canadian House of Commons for 27 years, discovering during that period that the administration there fabricates outlandish falsehoods about staff (e.g., the Director of Human Resources telling me to my face in a job competition that as far as that administration–I presume this was her meaning, as she used the term “we”–was concerned my degrees from the University of Alberta did not exist, and, by implication, accusing me of lying on my resumé). Over the past 26 years no Speaker has evinced any interest in this mind-boggling abuse–one actually suggesting that the appropriate corrective would be the pursuit of a grievance!–nor in evidence I have pointed to that the House administration has sanitized its past performance through tampering with records. And this noxious environment is what our federal laws issue from.

    It seems as if fraud is currently acceptable in public institutions and will attract neither investigation nor sanctions.

  5. ozziethinker says:

    Once again, Jon, I have asked that Andrew Wakefield be vilified. It is the least that could be fairly expected.

  6. Rastafari says:


    cannabis is neuro-genetive, it helps nerves regenerate.

    and because vaccines cause demyelation of nerves,

    I wonder if it would help autistic children … ??


    Actually catching the childhood diseases such as measles and mumps might help some vaccine injured kids such as those with mild Autism because it stimulates the immune system and detoxes the body.

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