Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
The “Danish Study” has been used as the foundation of the vaccine industry’s claim that “there is no relationship between vaccines and Autism.”
But, its author, Danish researcher Poul Thorsen, last year, was indicted for fraud over the study, and an arrest warrant was issued. Thorsen is now in hiding.
It is common knowledge that the pharmaceutical industry promotes a severely increased vaccine schedule, not only for children, but for everyone, sometimes even, trying for laws making vaccines mandatory. Why? Because most of their major drug patents are running out, so the massive flow of money is slowing to a trickle. More vaccines seem to be the profitable answer.
But, as everyone is also realizing, with the increased schedule came a comparable wave of significant health problems. One in six children since the increase, now have neurological issues. One in eighty-eight children now have Autism.
But the vaccine construction, a combination of the vaccine industry, and the federal and state bureaucratic entity that supports it, rail against any suggestion that vaccines are responsible. That conflict, between parents of these children and their networks and the vaccine construction, rages across not just the US, but all over Planet Earth.
So, what exactly is the “Danish Study?”
In the year 2000 the lid was blown off the argument when a transcript of a secret vaccine construction meeting at Simpsonwood was released to the public. The Simpsonwood meeting documents show, very clearly, that the vaccine construction knew about the problems of Thimerosal, the preservative in vaccines, and decided on a policy of covering up that information. Their reasons? They said that if people knew about those problems they would not vaccinate their children because they would lose confidence in the vaccine industry. So, the vaccine construction had the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) organize some studies on the Thimerosal issue. The CDC used a Danish researcher named Poul Thorsen to assemble, hire researchers, and monitor a study, since called the “Danish Study,” on this subject- which has, since, become, itself, a huge controversy.
Once again – The “Danish Study” has been used as the foundation of the vaccine industry’s claim that “there is no relationship between vaccines and Autism.”
Let’s make a few things very clear – The world-wide vaccine industry’s ENTIRE safety argument regarding Thimerosal (mercury), as a preservative in vaccines, rests on the validity of this one “Danish Study.” Danish researcher Poul Thorsen was the rainmaker, and organizer of that study, and the study right after that. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was the funder. The CDC actually funded five separate studies – each succeeding study building on the first “Danish Study,” depending on the “Danish Study’s” validity.
And that’s the problem. A recent US federal court indictment of Poul Thorsen shows that Thorsen diverted two million out of the total eight million dollars of the “Danish Study” funding elsewhere – one million to himself, and the other million has not yet been found.
This, of course, throws a pall on the study itself, and the institutions and researchers involved. More, it brings in the question of supervision of the study by the funding agency the CDC. Why? Because the CDC did not find the money diversion. Someone else did. More, the question needs to be asked “Did people at the CDC get the other million that disappeared?” Why do I ask that question? Keep reading and you’ll soon see why.
There is a huge scandal here…
In short, long before Poul Thorsen was indicted for fraud, over the missing two million, independent researchers were questioning the validity of the first five studies, very carefully. One of those researchers, Brian Hooker PhD, was relentless in his search for information. So relentless that the CDC began to stonewall his Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests. I have written five articles on Hooker’s war with the CDC. They are very revealing and summarize a history, at the CDC, of the employees of a federal agency virtually spitting on the American people, openly violating any law they wish to ignore. You can find those articles by clicking on the numbers just behind the title “The CDC Has Known All Along How Dangerous Vaccines Are – And Has Covered It Up… (Part One), (Part Two), (Part Three), (Part Four), and (Part Five).
But that point is just the lead-up for where this article is heading. There is something else going on here behind the scenes I am about to reveal – how it is that Poul Thorsen actually got caught. In short, the Autism World banded together and went after him – and they got him. I’ll show you how it was done, and who did it. Congratulate them, personally, the next time you have an opportunity..
The move was brilliant. And thorough.
Here is how they did it…
On September 15th, 2010 a letter was signed and sent to Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC. It was on CoMeD Inc stationery and signed by the Reverend Lisa K. Sykes, President of CoMeD Inc., and had twenty-six supporting agencies. The link to the letter is above, highlighted in blue.
In short, in the sixteen (16) page letter the complainants carefully outlined the case against Thorsen and the CDC. An excerpt:
More serious, however, is the on-going failure of the US government, specifically the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (Secretary, HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which reports to the Secretary, to properly regulate the drug industry, which continues its illegal use of poisonous mercury compounds in the manufacture of drugs, especially vaccines.
Despite substantiated allegations that US national health agencies, including but not limited to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been compromised by egregious conflict-of-interest, the Office of Investigations for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG),
by its inaction in the face of this urgent public health crisis, is now party to this greatest of federal failures.
Your failure to act has permitted, and still permits, the ongoing administration of Thimerosal-preserved vaccines to the population without the required proof of safety or the opportunity of informed consent, in violation of American law.
The unnecessary and systematic injection of mercury, in the form of Thimerosal (49.6% mercury by weight) dubiously used as a ‘preservative’, into children and pregnant women represents one of the greatest catastrophes facing our nation, far exceeding those already publicized by the media.
With more than:
One in every six children now diagnosed with a behavioral and/or developmental disorder,
25% of our children currently suffering one or more persistent chronic illnesses, and
One in every 70 boys now diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder,
the federal failure to lawfully regulate this industry has allowed mercury to compromise the minds of children just as it has permitted greed to compromise the economy and oil to compromise the Gulf of Mexico.
Using the National Immunization Program of this nation to administer unsafe, unnecessary and undisclosed mercury to American citizens is unjustifiable, damaging and criminal.
Investigations by HHS-OIG have already substantiated the validity of allegations regarding ‘conflict of interest and Thimerosal’ made to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) in 2004 by fifteen families with mercury-toxic children.
Furthermore, in a December of 2009 report published by HHS-OIG (under the direction of Daniel R. Levinson), “CDC’s Ethics Program for Special Government Employees on Federal Advisory Committees,” your agency determined that: numerous serious conflict-of-interests, lack of ethics training, and failure to complete appropriate ethics paperwork, were common among CDC-associated special Government employees.
Despite the established credibility of these allegations, and a call for Congressional Investigations by OSC into Thimerosal, neither HHS-OIG nor any other government agency has taken any action so as to protect the public health from the ravages of this known poison, neurotoxin, developmental toxin, carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, and immune-system disruptor.
Based upon new information, enclosed with this letter, we add a tenth allegation to the nine previously submitted to HHS-OIG: the illegal presence of mercury in FDA-approved medicines, especially vaccines, is being defended by apparently fraudulent studies.
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.
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.”
Moreover, the original datasets have been “lost” or withheld from independent review so that even the 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.
One such authority, a 2004 Institute of Medicine committee report, which purportedly exonerated vaccine-derived Thimerosal as a cause of autism in its landmark decision, relied heavily upon these non-reviewable, and, in most cases, provably biased and probably fraudulent epidemiological studies.
Additionally, the apparent embezzlement of approximately 2 million US dollars and serious professional misconduct:
“The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI) has been a grant recipient as part of a cooperative agreement with the US National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC, since 2001.
The grant has been administered by Odense University Hospital and Aarhus University (AU) under the direction of Dr. Poul Thorsen. The grant has multiple components and involves collaborators at other institutions in Denmark, including the University of Copenhagen and SSI (Statens Serum Institut) … Unfortunately, a considerable shortfall in funding at Aarhus University associated with the CDC grant was discovered. In investigating the shortfalls associated with the grant, DASTI and Aarhus University became aware of two alleged CDC funding documents as well as letter regarding funding commitments allegedly written by Randolph B. Williams of CDC’s Procurement Grants Office which was used to secure advances from Aarhus University. Upon investigation by CDC, a suspicion arose that the documents are forgeries. DASTI conducted an internal investigation of the authenticity of the documents and have filed a police report…A police investigation is ongoing.”
and serious academic misconduct:
“Aarhus University wishes to confirm that Dr Poul Thorsen no longer has any connection to Aarhus University, and that Aarhus University will not be able to collaborate with Poul Thorsen in the future” (see Footnote 2).
by one of the key researchers involved in Scandinavian epidemiological studies3, Dr. Poul Thorsen, calls the validity of these studies into question.
There was a lot more. You can read the whole thing, including the Exhibits, and the list of Supporters, here.
What effect the letter had…
Poul Thorsen, and the CDC funding process for Thorsen’s studies, got investigated. That’s what Inspector Generals do.
Autism parents feel that it becomes obvious that the CDC got what it paid for when they contracted with Poul Thorsen to manufacture a fake study showing that Thimerosal in vaccines was perfectly safe, and that there was no relationship, he said, between vaccines and Autism.
In Poul Thorsen, many say, the CDC bought a high level fraud artist, to produce a high level fraudulent study – which he did.. So, why would the CDC be surprised, you might ask, when that same Thorsen defrauded THEM out of a million dollars he funneled to himself through fake billings, transferred to a bank account he made appear to be a CDC account, but was actually his?
The real question here is “Did Thorsen actually defraud the CDC, or was top CDC management part of a conspiracy to funnel money to Thorsen, and his co-conspirators, for their dirty work.” This article asks that question. And, where is the other million?
I will show you why I ask that. I have very good reason.
Poul Thorsen – Number One of America’s “Ten Most Wanted…”
|Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General For Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Health and Human Services (OIG-DHHS) tells it like it is.|
Before we begin this journey through the world of deceit and cover-up over Thimerosal in vaccines, with all of the horror it has caused (one in six US children now have a neurological disorder), let’s listen to a one minute and 26 second video, just to the left, featuring Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General For Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Health and Human Services (OIG-DHHS).
When you are done with that click on the link to go to the OIG-DHHS page of “OIG Most Wanted Fugitives.” There, you will find, as Number One in the list of the Top Ten that same Poul Thorsen, the author of what was known as the “Danish Study.”
As you can see, Poul Thorsen, is not well regarded by the US DHHS. In April 2011, Thorsen was indicted on 22 counts of Wire Fraud and Money Laundering, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. According to the DHHS website, Thorsen is in hiding.
But, is he?
The CDC management seems to know exactly where he is because they keep sending him money. Lots of it.
Why do I think that?
For two reasons:
(1) Poul Thorsen is named as an author in nineteen (19) studies published since his indictment, all of which appear to be funded directly, or indirectly, by the CDC. Go here.
(2) The Danish news media Moderne Tider did an expose on Thorsen, his financial manipulations, and his friends. Funny, but the US media never wrote anything about it (sarcasm intended). Click here to see the article in the original Danish. Click here to see the entire English translation.
I guess it is pretty easy to be “on the run” when a US agency is wire transferring constant money to your bank accounts.
More, the story in Moderne Tider tells it all, from the viewpoint of those that Thorsen left stranded in Denmark. Thorsen bragged about being “connected.”
It’s been a year-and-a-half since Poul Thorsen was indicted, and an arrest warrant issued.
One more thing…
Poul Thorsen was federally indicted on April 13th, 2011. Fourteen days later, on April 27th, 2011 Mark Geier MD, the primary funding source for CoMeD Inc, had his medical license “Summarily Suspended,” in Maryland, in such a way as to suspend his license in all ten other States he was licensed in.. Read that story here.
So, the last question is obvious. Besides Thorsen, who else at the CDC do we need to federally indict, and clamp into a federal prison – never to come back out?
Tim Bolen – Consumer Advocate