William Thompson is the CDC whistleblower who revealed that he had been involved in a cover-up of a key result in the vaccine-autism debate.
He was referring to the DeStefano 2004 study of MMR and autism, on which Thompson was a co-author, conducting the statistical analysis. Thompson claimed that an association between MMR and autism in African American boys was identified in the data, but that the finding was omitted from the final paper. He cited the pressure to show no association between MMR and autism, and explained how they tried various statistical techniques to try to hide the association.
The infographic above presents the data behind the debate. Brian Hooker’s 2014 re-analysis of the data shows there is indeed an association between MMR and autism in African American boys in the data.
Forget the politics; the science here is telling us there is an association between a vaccine and autism.
- DeStefano, 2004: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14754936
- Hooker, 2014: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4128611/