CDC whistleblower’s confession: his personal safety is still an issue

CDC whistleblower’s confession: his personal safety is still an issue

by Jon Rappoport

August 31, 2014

On August 27, CDC whistleblower William Thompson came out of the shadows and admitted he had omitted vital data from a 2004 study on the MMR vaccine and its connection to autism.

Thompson’s official statement was released through his Cincinnati attorney, Rick Morgan.

The key piece in Thompson’s statement is:

“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 increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

“My concern has been the decision to omit relevant findings in a particular study for a particular sub group for a particular vaccine. There have always been recognized risks for vaccination and I believe it is the responsibility of the CDC to properly convey the risks associated with receipt of those vaccines.”

Everything else in Thompson’s statement is backfill and back-pedaling and legal positioning and self-protection.

But this part, this is big. Within Thompson’s community of researchers and the general world of medical research and publishing, people know what it means.

It means major fraud.

Thompson, a co-author of the 2004 study, published in the prestigious journal Pediatrics, is admitting to egregious fraud. Cooking the data.

(Here are the authors and the name and reference number of the study in question: DeStefano F, Bhasin TK, Thompson WW, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Boyle C. “Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan atlanta.” Pediatrics. 2004;3:259–266. The link to this study is here.)

In particular, omitting data which showed that African-American male babies who received the MMR vaccine were at a 340% increased risk of autism.

Omitting the data concealed this alarming fact from African-American families; and it also skewed the overall conclusion of the study, in order to exonerate the toxic MMR vaccine and give it a free pass.

You would be hard-pressed to find a researcher of Thompson’s reputation and position who has ever come out and confessed: My colleagues and I committed fraud; we published the fraud; we stood by the fraud for 10 years.


Major scandal. It directly indicts Thompson’s co-authors of the 2004 study, including the lead author, Frank DeStefano, who is also a CDC executive in charge of vaccine safety issues.

Now add to that: concealing the dangers of the MMR vaccine for ten years has resulted in untold numbers of cases of autism that could have been prevented.

Damaged lives of children. Damaged families.

Again, this is not someone coming in from the outside to criticize a published study. This is one of the co-authors of the study.

Thompson was there in 2004. He knows what happened. He participated, along with his colleagues, in a cover-up.

His co-authors are all recognized figures in the world of vaccine research: DeStefano; Tanya Karapurkar-Bhasin; Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop; and Coleen Boyle.

They have all defended the safety of vaccines in other studies, which are now thrown into doubt. As in: dominos falling.

Add these factors up and you get: front-page news.

You get a retraction of the 2004 study by Pediatrics, the journal that published it.

You get at least a cosmetic investigation of CDC practices by an outside special prosecutor.

You at least get a cosmetic Congressional hearing.

You get statements from Thompson’s co-authors. (So far, only Frank DeStefano has commented publicly, to reporter Sharyl Attkisson. His stuttering remarks are so garbled and nonsensical, they belong in a bad parody of science-speak. See the written transcript of the interview here.)

What have we gotten as a result of whistleblower Thompson’s confession?

From official sources: nothing of note. Zero.

From the mainstream press: nothing. Barely a whisper of coverage.

As I reported two days ago, CNN ran a piece in which they called on co-author-of-fraud, DeStefano himself, to comment on the fraud, as if he were an outside objective expert. That’s quite a piece of journalism. DeStefano promptly invented a yarn about autism developing in utero, thus “proving” that vaccines couldn’t be responsible for autism.

William Thompson still has his job at the CDC. He has his lawyer, Rick Morgan. He undoubtedly has more knowledge and leads concerning fraud and lying about vaccines at the CDC.

William W Thompson, PhD

William W Thompson, PhD — via ‘Google Scholar’ search.

Now we come to the issue of Thompson’s personal safety.

Apparently, there are people who take him seriously when he writes in his August 27 confession: “My colleagues and supervisors at the CDC have been entirely professional since this matter became public. In fact, I received a performance-based award after this story came out. I have experienced no pressure or retaliation and certainly was not escorted from the building, as some have stated.”

Thompson’s colleagues and supervisors at the CDC have been “entirely professional” because they’re in a box. Thompson’s name is out there. Even before his name was out there, his anonymous audio confession was available online, and Dr. Brian Hooker, to whom he confessed, and Andrew Wakefield knew who he was.

(The Brian Hooker study is: Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young african american boys: a reanalysis of CDC data. Transl Neurodegener. 2014; 3: 16. Published online Aug 8, 2014. doi: 10.1186/2047-9158-3-16. The link to the NIH archive of this paper is here. The link on the Translation Neurodegener site were the paper was originally published (and then later removed) is here.)

In fact, many people knew the title of the fraudulent 2004 study, and anyone could read the names of the authors and figure out the identity of the whistleblower.

Thompson was actually getting protection from online alternative media.

Making it more difficult for the CDC to take punitive action against him.

And what about Thompson’s claim that he received a performance-based honorary CDC award since “the story came out”? An award based on what? His exposure of fraud at the CDC? You mean someone took an old photo of Thompson and typed under it, “Good work, Bill”?

If this award referred to other work Thompson did before the scandal blew up, it was given to him, rather than canceled, for appearance’s sake only. As if to say: “The CDC welcomes internal criticism from its own employees.”

If you believe that, I have condos for sale on Jupiter.

Thompson claims he was not escorted from the campus at the CDC, once the scandal began to blow up. I wrote that he was escorted off the scene. I consider the source on this reliable. I relayed this information to another source close to Thompson, who said he hadn’t heard that, but that Thompson “had a problem with security guards” at the CDC campus.

There are actually people who believe Thompson has sailed through this whole scandal, so far, with nary a single problem at his workplace, the CDC, and that the CDC is a peachy keen place for employees and is eager to correct its own mistakes.

It’s all very professional and wonderful, and when an internal whistleblower confesses to a very serious crime of fraud, the boys and girls gather around a table and say, “Gee, Bill, show us exactly where an error was made in this study, so we can examine it. We just want to get things right.”

If that were true, why was William Thompson hiding in the shadows for 10 years? Why did he only come out when his identity was revealed by others?

Yes, revealed by others.

Here are Thompson’s own words on that subject, from his August 27th public statement:

“…nor was I given any choice regarding whether my name would be made public or my voice would be put on the Internet.”

Thompson is admitting he was outed. This is very much like saying, “I would have stayed anonymous forever, if I hadn’t been dragged into the light.”

Now, look at yet another remark Thompson made in his public confession, and decide whether this is sheer PR, written to assuage his employers at the CDC and protect himself from blowback and harm: “I would never suggest that any parent avoid vaccinating children of any race.”

Really, Bill? Let me get this straight. You buried data which showed a 340% increased risk of autism, in African-American male babies, after they received the MMR vaccine—but African-American parents should continue to submit their babies to the MMR vaccine. Right?

Because of Thompson’s claim that he and the CDC are on the same page, others have concluded that Thompson is in no danger. “The professionals are working out the scientific problems and all is well.”

How naïve. How incredibly naïve.

power outside the matrix

The CDC is a PR agency for the pharmaceutical cartel. That is its real function. You can bet CDC executives are keeping their pharmaceutical betters in the loop on “The Thompson Affair.”

Hundreds of billions of vaccine dollars are at stake.

Thompson knows, by going public, he has done something no researcher is supposed to do. He’s cast grave suspicion on his co-authors and on the CDC, to whom he’s taken an oath of silence. He’s broken that oath.

Violating omertà carries consequences.

William Thompson is claiming he won’t talk to reporters. That was also part of his August 27th statement. We’ll see if he holds to this promise. He and his lawyer may discover talking to reporters is his only option. For the sake of protection.

If Thompson comes out, he’d better insist on a live, uncensored, uncut video interview—done simultaneously in front of several different crews, uploaded in real time to dozens of sites, whereupon it can travel around the world in a matter of seconds.

And his security had better be excellent.

If he plans to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

17 comments on “CDC whistleblower’s confession: his personal safety is still an issue

  1. Gudrun B says:

    he is worried about his own safety – thus he publicly still claims vaccines to be safe

    • Sherlock says:

      I can understand the legal positioning and self-protection. His superiors are awesome. Good to know. We can feel all the happiness floating around them at the CDC. I don’t have any problems with that but.. The paragraph on how much he believes in vaccines in general is hard to swallow. If I remember well he said: “I have stopped lying…” He also said that he would never give his pregnant wife a shot with thimerosal. So why he made the following statement in his confession?

      “Vaccines prevent serious diseases, and the risks associated with their administration are vastly outweighed by their individual and societal benefits”.

      On a positive note: Except the biased story published by CNN, there has not been a single mainstream media report on the topic thus far. So whatever Dr. Thompson said, It should at least make everyone suspicious about the CDC, vaccines and the mainstream media.

      • Avi says:

        Not only the mainstream media but the ‘alternative’ news didn’t jump on it as it should.
        This is not a Snowden who is blowing up open doors !!!

    • mariangain says:

      I agree about the underlying message in Thompson’s confession that claims that vaccines are still safe. There seems to be way too much focus on a fraud that affects only a ‘sub’ group. Isn’t there enough evidence of a link between autism and other races? This story strikes me as a distraction from the real truth about vaccines and the rising epidemic of autoimmune disorders.
      Awaiting Ed Haslam’s book: Dr.Mary’s Monkey.

  2. LFM says:

    Someone needs to get Moyers on this story.

  3. a-nobody says:

    I plan to contact the editor of Pediatrics and see if an inquiry is being made. Will also be contacting any other party that is accountable. I’m not real hopeful that any of these vermin have a shred of humanity but it might help to let these profiteers know that people know what a bunch of frauds they all are.

  4. Virginia Scott says:

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  5. jim says:

    Almost everybody in the US has access to the internet, and there are reams of stories about the various dangers of vaccinations. It should be obvious to even stupid people that Mercury is a deadly poison. Just as there are no “safe” amounts of rat poison, injecting any quantity of Mercury into your blood is suicidal.

    It should be obvious that business in the US means under cutting the competition, using the cheapest ingredients, cutting corners on manufacturing, and basically producing cheap crap to an over consuming nation. Why should the production of vaccines be any different? They put saw dust in fast food, and call it added fiber, so why not add Thimerosal (~50% Mercury by weight for Christ’s sake) and call it a preservative?

    With the average daily viewing of TV being five hours a day, people eating more fast food than home cooked meals, fluoride in the drinking water, over 50% of adults on mood medications, etc…, there are just no where near enough “concerned” citizens to do anything positive about the dangers of vaccinations.

    • Kerr says:

      Ref your saw dust comment, has anybody tested cancers for traces of asbestos I wonder? Just a thought. And probably a shit one at that.

  6. Kerr says:

    Jon, I want to commend you on taking this issue by the scruff of the neck. Alas, this Thompson fella is full of shit. He appears a well-deployed patsy in a horrid cover up, placed to preempt and nullify a potentially destructive piece of information. The truth seems that there is so much more to this story, as with everything in today’s world. I congratulate you on your gusto, but please do not take anything these f**kers say at face value.

  7. What about Squalene? Is Thimerosal all that is at play?

    • Colleen Ras says:

      Adjuvant 65-4 is the chemical name of peanut oil, which is used to illicit an immune response.

      Think about it- I am 36 years old, had maybe 8 vaccinations as a child, and peanut butter was served daily at school. I did not know a single peer out of 500+ that were allergic to peanuts.

      Now there are peanut free areas and entire schools because so many kinds are deathly allergic to them. 49 vaccinations, some are combo, by age 6. Peanut oil used as an adjuvant…

  8. D says:

    Can you provide a link to the hard data showing the 340% increase? It’s a nice number to advertise, but I would feel better reading the supporting data. Thanks.

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