Corrupt Scientist who lied about vaccines and autism vanishes with millions

By F. William Engdahl
12 March 2010 – The
A Danish psychiatrist (sic!) who played a central role in attempting to whitewash the role of mercury preservatives used in vaccines and the explosive rise in infant autism has apparently stolen $2 million of government research money and vanished. It is yet another black mark on the entire corruption edifice behind the pharma industry and their misuse of vaccines.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

According to a report from American lawyer and autism activist, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the assassinated Senator, Dr Poul Thorsen was given millions of dollars by the apparently equally corrupt US Government Center for Disease Control (CDC) to try to disprove the links between infant vaccination and the explosive growth of child autism. Kennedy, who is Chairman of the Waterkeeper Alliance and a law professor at Pace University, has been a prominent critic of the use of mercury-based Thimerosal as a preservative in vaccines given to infants.

Kennedy’s prominent claims and independent statements from leading scientists led to a ban on mercury in US vaccines. However, ever since the CDC and the vaccine industry have tried to claim that Thimerosal is harmless. The key figure in that effort was Thorsen.

Thorsen was the head of a Danish research group that wrote several key studies supporting CDC’s claims that the mercury-laden MMR, the standard Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccines typically given to infants in the first months of life were safe for children. He published a 2003 Danish study that claimed a 20-fold increase in autism in Denmark after that country banned mercury based preservatives in its vaccines. He concluded that mercury could therefore not be the culprit behind the autism epidemic.

An investigation by Aarhus University and CDC discovered that Thorsen had falsified documents and, in violation of university rules, was accepting salaries from both the Danish university and Emory University in Atlanta, near CDC headquarters, where he led research efforts to defend the role of vaccines in causing autism and other brain disorders. Thorsen has received $14.6 million from US Government’s CDC since 2002. His associate and partner, Kreesten Madsen was recently discovered conspiring with CDC officials to fraudulently select only favourable data to “prove” vaccine safety.

Investigation uncovered the fraud of the widely-cited Thorsen study on the alleged safety of mercury in vaccines for infants. He conveniently failed to note that the 20-fold rise in Danish autism was merely due to a new Danish law requiring for the first time that cases of autism be reported in the national registry, something not previously the case. That and the opening of a national autism clinic in Copenhagen were the sole cause of the rise according to investigation. Despite this obvious chicanery, CDC continued to cite the study as the principal proof that mercury-laced vaccines are safe for infants and young children. Mainstream media, particularly the New York Times, cite the Thorsen study as the basis for its public assurances that it is safe to inject young children with mercury — a potent neurotoxin — at concentrations hundreds of times over the US safety limits.

Thorsen, is a psychiatrist and not a research scientist or toxicologist, but managed to build a long-term relationship with CDC. He built a research empire called the North Atlantic Epidemiology Alliances (NANEA) that advertised its close association with the CDC autism team. Now Danish police are investigating Thorsen for criminal fraud charges and claim that he has disappeared along with $2 million in US taxpayer money from the CDC.

Numerous independent scientists have accused CDC of concealing the clear link between the dramatic increases in mercury-laced child vaccinations beginning in 1989 and the epidemic of autism, neurological disorders and other illnesses affecting every generation of American children since. Questions about Thorsens’s scientific integrity may finally force CDC to rethink the vaccine protocols since most of the other key pro vaccine studies cited by CDC rely on the findings of Thorsen’s research group, including articles published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the New England Journal of Medicine and others. The validity of all these studies is now in question, claims Professor Kennedy.

F. William Engdahl is author of Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order. He may be contacted through his website

Related Links:
* Central Figure in CDC Vaccine Cover-Up Absconds With $2M
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., The Huffington Post

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