Written by Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D.
Thursday, 01 September 2005 00:00
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Date: May 19, 2005
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD
President, Institute of Medicine
500 Fifth Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Dear Doctor Fineberg:
I am writing you as a fellow physician to ask you to withdraw the conclusion you and your committee made in February 2004 that there is no connection between autism and childhood vaccines and all further research efforts should go in other directions. Eight years ago I would have agreed with you; now I believe wholeheartedly that you are holding a position that is no longer tenable by any scientific or humanitarian or truthful standards. This kind of faulty judgment stands to make the American people begin to lose faith in our governing health agencies. You, as the currently residing president, have the power to correct a terrible wrong and help reinstate this faith by looking at the present scientific evidence that cannot be denied and encourage even more research in this area. I beg you to have the courage and honesty to retract that conclusion which was not based on science but on epidemiological studies that were proven to be manipulated and diluted by those actually employed by the vaccine makers. These “researchers” finally managed to change and dilute their own original findings that there was indeed an obvious connection between vaccines and the autism epidemic that is now upon us.
We are living in an age where information is available to the masses. Hundreds of thousands of parents of stricken children have shared how certain they are that they had normal children until vaccines changed them. For those with immunologically genetic predispositions to be unable to excrete toxins as neurotypical children do (and this is a sizeable number of children, especially boys), receiving the mercury-laden hepatitis B vaccination at birth was a “neurofatal” blow. The mandate requiring this toxin-laden vaccine for every newborn, rather than just the relatively rare infant who had a mother with active hepatitis B (which could have been easily checked), was obviously a huge and blatant error in judgment. An error is one thing; the ensuing decade where literally hundreds of thousands of children became autistic while our governing health agencies led by IOM’s denial and avoidance of the truth is already a dark stain in the history of American medicine and will show its devastation for many decades.
These injured children’s families have films and testimonies from many observers that their child became lost to them following vaccines. The destruction inflicted by the newborn vaccines rendered many children unable to withstand the insult of triple live viruses in the form of the MMR, and many toddlers clearly succumbed to autism following the MMR. Repeatedly, laboratory examination of these stricken children reveals damage to their immune and gastrointestinal systems consonant with the damage known to be inflicted by exposure to toxic metals, including the thimerosal in vaccines. As a physician, I have evaluated many hundreds of autistic children with thorough laboratory examinations of their blood, urine, stool and hair. Most such children improve when toxic metals are removed. I can assure you that the disorders shown by these children compared to neurotypical children are caused by toxins.