Bush Hearts Autism
So far, though, only two scientists have managed to gain access. Dr. Mark Geier, president of the Genetics Center of America, and his son, David, spent a year battling to obtain the medical records from the CDC. Since August 2002, when members of Congress pressured the agency to turn over the data, the Geiers have completed six studies that demonstrate a powerful correlation between thimerosal and neurological damage in children. One study, which compares the cumulative dose of mercury received by children born between 1981 and 1985 with those born between 1990 and 1996, found a 'very significant relationship' between autism and vaccines. Another study of educational performance found that kids who received higher doses of thimerosal in vaccines were nearly three times as likely to be diagnosed with autism and more than three times as likely to suffer from speech disorders and mental retardation. Another soon-to-be-published study shows that autism rates are in decline following the recent elimination of Thimerosal from most vaccines.What has the Bush Administration done to confront this epidemic?
More information on the cover-up and the relationship between Autism and Thimerosal can be found here, here, here, and here.
The Thimerosal issue can embarrass Bush. He has backed off a written campaign promise to support removal of thimerosal from vaccines. Bush's family has close personal and financial ties to Thimerosal patent originator Eli Lilly & Co. A number of people with strong pharmaceutical industry connections hold key Bush Administration positions.