The original datasets used in epidemiological studies that claim no evidence of a link between the preservative Thimerosal and neurodevelopmental disorders including “autism” have been “lost” or withheld from independent review, so that even published findings cannot be confirmed, much less properly reviewed.
By Ulla Danielsen, journalist
“The illegal presence of mercury in FDA-approved medicines, especially vaccines, is being defended by apparently fraudulent studies” is the key-point in a letter sent to The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG) in Washington DC on September 15. 2010.
The sender is the current president of Coalition for Mercuryfree Drugs (CoMeD) Reverend Lisa K. Sykes, who is a United Methodist minister and the Mother of three sons.
One of her sons, Wesley, who was mercury poisoned by the indirect and direct mercury exposures from the Thimerosal in serums given to his mother and the early childhood vaccines, he was given, suffers from autism and will need lifetime care. Wesley continues to suffer from his mercury-poisoning injuries
“Criminal investigations now ongoing in Denmark reveal key “independent” studies, purportedly showing mercury does not cause autism, were, in some cases, financially and ethically compromised by our own national health agencies,” writes the current president of CoMeD, Inc.
“For example, the CDC assisted in the design, data manipulation, review and publication of these studies.
The resulting and seemingly biased epidemiological studies cannot prove safety or establish the current levels of mercury in vaccines as “safe”, writes Rev. Sykes.
Another important point in the letter to the Office of Investigation for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG-HHS) is, that the original datasets have been “lost” or withheld from independent review so that even published findings cannot be confirmed, much less properly reviewed.
“Nonetheless, the FDA and other national health agencies and authorities repeatedly cite these studies in their sanctioning of the ongoing use of mercury in medicine,” writes Rev. Sykes.
Questions asked by member of the Danish parliament, Folketinget, Pia Olsen Dyhr, a representative of the Green Left party, to the Danish Minister of Health, have made it clear, that the World Health Organization (WHO) and EMEA (EMA) also rely on the Danish epidemiological studies when these health authorities sanction the use of Thimerosal in vaccines.
In her letter to HHS-OIG Rev. Sykes also argues, that the apparent embezzlement of approximately 2 million US dollars and serious professional and academic misconduct by one of the key researchers involved in Scandinavian epidemiological studies, Dr. Poul Thorsen, further calls into question the validity of these studies.
With their letter and other campaign-activities the CoMeD and many supporting organizations and recognized scientists around the world are calling for both branches, the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America to initiate an investigation into the Danish and other epidemiological “autism and vaccines” studies where the original datasets have been lost or independent access to them has been refused to qualified researchers.