Key Researcher In Disproving Link Between Vaccines and Autism Indicted for Embezelling from CDC

Below is an interesting post about a key researcher who was largely responsible for many of the studies used by the CDC to “prove” that there is no link between vaccines and autism.

While the thimerosal that used to be in most vaccines as a preservative, was quietly and quickly removed in 2001, the aluminum in vaccines remains at very high levels. When the thimerosal (mercury) was removed in 2001, the CDC and AAP made the tragic decision to move the Hep B vaccine from giving it to teens to giving it to all newborns, 2 month, and 6 month olds. This added an addition al 250 micrograms of aluminum being injected at birth, 2 months and 6 month olds.  Remember, the maximum aluminum allowed by the FDA for premies in IV feedings is 4 – 5 micrograms/ Kg / day.  Could this explain why there was no decrease in autism when the thimerosal was removed?

Now imagine this:  The ACIP (our governments CDC division that makes vaccine recommendations) has just added the Dtap to be given to all pregnant moms. That is injecting 170 – 650 micrograms of aluminum (depending on brand used) into a pregnant mom whose fetus has zero protection against the aluminum toxin.  Remember the uterus has the job of shunting nutrients to the developing baby.  I’m quite certain there is no safe amount of aluminum to inject into pregnant moms. Since when do we allow research like this on our unborn children?

Please PLEASE share this aluminum story with all you care about.  If you are pregnant and your doctor is ordering the Dtap, ask them if they know how much aluminum is in that vaccine?  ANSWER: 250 micrograms.
Ask them if they know how much aluminum is safe for a newborn premie?  ANSWER: 4 – 5 micrograms/ Kg.
If they didn’t know the answer to these two questions – don’t take their advice if they are still recommending you get the vaccine.
If they are interested in learning more – you have a good doctor!  Information about this can be found in my blogs and youtube videos at www.drpaul.md

Below is taken from Age of Autism:

“WANTED BY THE FEDS: Poul Thorsen, Who Helped Pull Off CDC Vaccine Autism Heist

 Poul Thorsen is the man whose research is used by the AAP, media, public health establishment and pharma spokespeople like Dr. Paul Offit, and Bill Gates, and Dr. Nancy Snyderman to “prove” that there is no connection between vaccines and autism.  He is a fugitive wanted by American authorities – see below.  We’ve been writing about him for years:

Read The Indictment of Poul Thorsen at Age of Autism
We have a pdf of the indictment of Dr. Poul Thorsen the Danish researcher held in highest esteem for having “debunked” the autism vaccine connection (Poul Thorsen’s Mutating Resume) many years ago. As Dr. Max Wiznitzer said about another doctor recently, “If you can’t trust the researcher, you can’t trust the research.”

Poul Thorsen: Autism Speaks’ Original Trailblazer  Poul Thorsen, indicted last week  by US Attorneys for embezzling tax payers money via the Centers for Disease Control, also received $1 Million in funding through an Autism Speaks grant in 2008. Now Autism Speaks is trying to hide their Thorsen affiliation. Why is that?

Poul Thorsen’s Mutating Resume  In bits and pieces, in Danish and English, from three universities in two hemispheres and the CDC in Atlanta, a picture has begun forming in the past few days that is already startling in its outline: Paul Thorsen, one of the key scientists involved in CDC-backed studies exonerating vaccines as a cause of autism, is under investigation for collecting millions of dollars in bogus “grant” money, misrepresenting himself to his employers and the world and possibly forging the documents that enabled the scam.
 
Even more astonishing, it appears the CDC and several other major autism research centers have known about this for months and stayed publicly silent, even as the debate over autism and vaccines has reached several decisive moments — and a new decision is expected any day from U.S. vaccine court. The CDC in particular would have a hard time claiming ignorance about the suspected crime — at least three of the forged documents were in the agency’s name, and it helped uncover the fraud last year.
https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/fugitives/profiles.asp#thorsen

• From approximately February 2004 until February 2010, Poul Thorsen executed a scheme to steal grant money awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC had awarded grant money to Denmark for research involving infant disabilities, autism, genetic disorders, and fetal alcohol syndrome. CDC awarded the grant to fund studies of the relationship between autism and the exposure to vaccines, the relationship between cerebral palsy and infection during pregnancy, and the relationship between developmental outcomes and fetal alcohol exposure.
• Thorsen worked as a visiting scientist at CDC, Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, before the grant was awarded.
• The initial grant was awarded to the Danish Medical Research Council. In approximately 2007, a second grant was awarded to the Danish Agency for Science, Technology, and Innovation. Both agencies are governmental agencies in Denmark. The research was done by the Aarhaus University and Odense University Hospital in Denmark.

• Thorsen allegedly diverted over $1 million of the CDC grant money to his own personal bank account. Thorsen submitted fraudulent invoices on CDC letterhead to medical facilities assisting in the research for reimbursement of work allegedly covered by the grants. The invoices were addressed to Aarhaus University and Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The fact that the invoices were on CDC letterhead made it appear that CDC was requesting the money from Aarhaus University and Sahlgrenska University Hospital although the bank account listed on the invoices belonged to Thorsen.

•  In April 2011, Thorsen was indicted on 22 counts of Wire Fraud and Money Laundering.

•  According to bank account records, Thorsen purchased a home in Atlanta, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, an Audi automobile, and a Honda SUV with funds that he received from the CDC grants.

•  Thorsen is currently in Denmark and is awaiting extradition to the United States.”

Dr. Paul

Study Links BPA to Lower Thyroid Function in Infants

Low thyroid is known to affect neurological development.

This finding is of vital importance to all and especially pregnant moms and women who wish to have children in the future.

Background: Bisphenol A is widely used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic bottles, food and beverage cans linings, thermal receipts and dental sealants. Animal and human studies suggest that BPA may disrupt thyroid function. Although thyroid hormones play a determinant role in human growth and brain development, no studies have investigated relations between BPA exposure and thyroid function in pregnant women or neonates.

Objective: To evaluate whether exposure to BPA during pregnancy is related to thyroid hormone levels in pregnant women and neonates.

Methods: We measured BPA concentration in urine samples collected during the first and second half of pregnancy in 476 women participating in the CHAMACOS study. We also measured free thyroxine (T4), total T4 and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) during pregnancy, and TSH in neonates.

Results: The association between the average of the two BPA measurements and maternal thyroid hormone levels was not statistically significant. Of the two BPA measurements, only the measurement taken closest in time to the TH measurement was significantly associated with a reduction in total T4 (β=-0.13 Hg/dL per log2 unit; 95%CI=-0.25, 0.00). The average of the maternal BPA concentrations was associated with reduced TSH in boys (-9.9% per log2 unit; 95%CI=-15.9%, -3.5%) but not in girls. Among boys, the relation was stronger when BPA was measured in the third trimester of pregnancy and decreased with time between BPA and TH measurements.

Conclusion: Results suggest that exposure to BPA during pregnancy is related to reduced total T4 in pregnant women and decreased TSH in male neonates. Findings may have implications for fetal and neonatal development.

This content comes from the following link:
http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/2012/10/1205092/

 

Dr. Paul

Over Vaccinating and Exposure to Neurotoxins

Below are links to two articles. The first shows data that is pointing to Autism symptoms being related to Aluminum and Acetaminophen exposure and the second is an important study published by OHSU researchers 5 years ago that discusses over-vaccinating our children. 

The conclusion,  that we may be over vaccinating, is absolutely on target. In my own practice we typically check the MMR titers at age 4 – 6  rather than blindly immunizing with a second booster dose of those three live viruses.  Over 95% of patients are not just immune – they have VERY high titers against MMR with probable lifelong immunity.  

I disagree with the statement that, “we also need to mention that over-vaccinating the population poses no health or safety concerns”.

Clearly vaccines are not harmless or without potential side effects, and many contain excessive amounts of aluminum (a known neurotoxin) see recent article: http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/Entropy/entropy-14-02227.pdf (this shows data pointing to Autism symptoms related to exposure to Aluminum and Acetaminophen).

Here is the article from OHSU discussing over-vaccinating:
http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/news_events/news/2007-news-archive/11-7-ohsu-research-suggests-am.cfm

The more you learn about this vaccine issue, the more you realize there is much more to the story and many issues that just must be addressed.  I urge my patients not to panic and abandon all vaccines. We are still in the middle of the biggest pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak Oregon has seen in 50 years and infants may die.  Vaccination provides good protection (though not perfect).

Dr Paul

Vitamin C Deficiencies During Pregnancy

Future moms and pregnant moms: Please take your vitamin C.  

I would add that all moms take their prenatal with the folic acid and extra Vit D  up to 5000 IU  a day while pregnant. Here is an abstract that discusses the effects of not getting enough vitamin C during pregnancy and how that affects the brain. Please read below-

Dr Paul

Maternal Vitamin C Deficiency during Pregnancy Persistently Impairs Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Offspring of Guinea Pigs

Pernille Tveden-Nyborg1, Lucile Vogt2, Janne G. Schjoldager1, Natalie Jeannet2, Stine Hasselholt1, Maya D. Paidi1, Stephan Christen2,3#*, Jens Lykkesfeldt1#*
1 Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2 Institute of Infectious Diseases, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 3 Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

While having the highest vitamin C (VitC) concentrations in the body, specific functions of VitC in the brain have only recently been acknowledged. We have shown that postnatal VitC deficiency in guinea pigs causes impairment of hippocampal memory function and leads to 30% less neurons. This study investigates how prenatal VitC deficiency affects postnatal hippocampal development and if any such effect can be reversed by postnatal VitC repletion. Eighty pregnant Dunkin Hartley guinea pig dams were randomized into weight stratified groups receiving High (900 mg) or Low (100 mg) VitC per kg diet. Newborn pups (n = 157) were randomized into a total of four postnatal feeding regimens: High/High (Control); High/Low (Depleted), Low/Low (Deficient); and Low/High (Repleted). Proliferation and migration of newborn cells in the dentate gyrus was assessed by BrdU labeling and hippocampal volumes were determined by stereology. Prenatal VitC deficiency resulted in a significant reduction in postnatal hippocampal volume (P<0.001) which was not reversed by postnatal repletion. There was no difference in postnatal cellular proliferation and survival rates in the hippocampus between dietary groups, however, migration of newborn cells into the granular layer of the hippocampus dentate gyrus was significantly reduced in prenatally deficient animals (P<0.01). We conclude that a prenatal VitC deficiency in guinea pigs leads to persistent impairment of postnatal hippocampal development which is not alleviated by postnatal repletion. Our findings place attention on a yet unrecognized consequence of marginal VitC deficiency during pregnancy.

Citation: Tveden-Nyborg P, Vogt L, Schjoldager JG, Jeannet N, Hasselholt S, et al. (2012) Maternal Vitamin C Deficiency during Pregnancy Persistently Impairs Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Offspring of Guinea Pigs. PLoS ONE 7(10): e48488. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048488
Editor: Olivier Baud, Hôpital Robert Debré, France
Received: June 25, 2012; Accepted: September 25, 2012; Published: October 31, 2012
Copyright: © 2012 Tveden-Nyborg et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Funding: This study was supported by grants from the Danish National Research Council (#FSS271-08-0763) and the LIFEPHARM Centre in Denmark to JL and the Swiss National Science Foundation (310030_120725) to SC. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

 

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