Mark & David versus Goliath…
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
If you think about it, there are only two questions that need to be
answered to solve the Autism problem: (1) What’s really causing it?
and (2) how do we fix it?
Of course we know the answer to the first question (vaccines), and we
are working on the second one.
Probably the biggest, and most devastating component in Autism
causation, is thimerosal (mercury) used as a preservative in 96.2% of
childhood vaccines offered worldwide. There are several other Autism
causation components, but we will only mention them today, while we
focus on the thimerosal issue once again.
Do not for a moment think that I am minimizing the concerns of those
pressing the MMR vaccine issues (like Andy Wakefield), or any of the
other causations. As you know, we are discussing all of those points
– but not today.
Personally, I think the thimerosal issue is the most important one
for two reasons: (1) It has caused the most damage, and (2) It is
symptomatic of the larger problem – the malevolence of an industry
that has known for a very long time how damaging thimerosal is, could
have eliminated it, and intentionally did not.
Background – For this article, today, I need to introduce you to what
the not-long-ago “Omnibus Autism Proceedings” (OAP) were about so you
can see where this article begins, and we can outline the players.
The OAP was started because the Vaccine Court created by the National
Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA), in 1987, had become overloaded
with claims, and the Special Masters running the court simply did not
want to have to trudge through the backlog of the 5,400 cases facing
it over vaccine injuries. So, they ordered that all of the 5,400
cases be distilled down into six representative cases – three from
the MMR Vaccine causes Autism argument, and three from the Thimerosal
(mercury) in vaccines causes Autism argument.
I have been working on a new articles series involving what’s called
the “Omnibus Autism Proceedings” (OAP) which, I have to say, is going
to be the most scandalous yet of my Autism articles to date – even
overshadowing the “The CDC Has Known All Along How Dangerous Vaccines
Are – And Has Covered It Up… (Parts One thru Five) series.
To read the entire article click on www.bolenreport.com or