Dr. William Thompson is a CDC researcher who led or coauthored the other four papers. He stated, "I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at an increased risk for autism...The coauthors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. The remaining four coauthors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room, and reviewed and went through all the hardcopy documents that we had thought we should discard, and put them into a huge garbage can. However, because I assumed it was illegal and would violate both FOIA and DOJ requests, I kept hardcopies of all documents in my office, and I retain all associated computer files. I believe we intentionally withheld controversial findings from the final draft of the Pediatrics paper."
This omitted finding is one reason to recommend that those who choose to vaccinate their children carefully pick which vaccine to give and delay giving it until the child's immune system has a chance to develop enough (at least 3 years in the case of MMR) to handle the heavy metals injected into their bloodstream.
It is interesting to note that one-third of the 27 studies listed on the CDC website "proving there is no link between vaccines and autism" involve an embezzler and a whistle-blower whose CDC team committed fraud. J.B. Handley in his book, How to End the Autism Epidemic, states "the most public liars are, of course, economically intertwined with the vaccine industry; namely Drs. Paul Offit and Peter Hotez." But there is something even more deceiving. It is in the technical nature of the studies used. All the studies cited on the ASF website are epidemiological in nature, not biological. Epidemiological studies are much less definitive than biological studies. Researchers look for patterns and relationships in medical records and vaccination records. Epidemiology takes all the data, finds relationships and concludes whether two things might be connected.
Biological studies are more revealing and more powerful. They look at living things and measure how they actually respond to stimuli. In the 50-year fight to prove smoking caused lung cancer, one of the key tipping points was when scientists showed that mice painted with coal tar got cancer. It still took 50 years to put the final nail in the tobacco coffin. Epidemiological studies were too weak but biological science eventually proved it. As of 2019, the biological science proving vaccines can cause autism has now been established but the CDC will constantly refer back to and wave the flag of epidemiological studies which cannot fully prove the association.
The proof that vaccines can cause autism is sitting out in plain view. The trouble is most biological scientists have no public relations department alerting the media and flooding the public with the new discoveries. So, the side with the most money and loudest megaphone gets their message heard by the public. It is only a matter of time (hopefully not fifty years!), but the truth will prevail eventually. I will share those biological studies that are buried in technical journals that the public never reads in a coming article. For more information on problems with vaccines, see my book.