|Posted on November 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM|
The lengths to which epidemic denialists are prepared to go to disguise the facts are astonishing. Due to concerns about a possible autism cluster in Brick Township, New Jersey, in 1997, the CDC investigated the cases and possible environmental causes, and determined that there was "no cluster" and no increasing trend of autism rates in Brick.
Perplexed by the reported findings, parent researchers Mark Blaxill and Sallie Bernard obtained and reanalyzed the original data that the CDC collected regarding cases of full-syndrome autism. Instead of dividing the cases into two unequal and arbitrary groups, they plotted the data for autism prevalence by the year of birth. The findings were dramatically different.
The simple fact is that Brick Township's autism rates went from zero to nearly one in 100 in a few short years, with a highly significant increasing trend. The CDC's actions can only be interpreted as a deliberate effort to obfuscate this fact. Had they presented an honest analysis of the data, the source of the autism epidemic might have been identified and dealt with by now.
Carol Stott (PhD, MSc [Epidemiology], CSci, CPsychol), and Andrew Wakefield (MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath)
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