Tell the CDC to Stop Blocking Dr. Thompson's Testimony

For the first time in thirty years, a vaccine case is being heard in a US court. The family of a sixteen-year-old Tennessee boy is alleging that vaccines administered at a medical clinic caused the boy’s autism.

This child was denied compensation through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which was set up by the government to protect drug companies from any vaccine-related liability.

The boy’s legal counsel is seeking the testimony of Dr. William Thompson. He’s the senior scientist from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who blew the whistle on the cover-up of data that demonstrated a link between the MMR vaccine and an increased rate of autism in African American boys.

The CDC doesn’t want this story to be heard in court. Even though the judge ordered that Dr. Thompson be deposed, federal law and the Whistleblower Protection Act dictate that he cannot testify without the permission of the director of the CDC. That director, Thomas Frieden, has blocked the request to have Dr. Thompson testify, reportedly stating that his testimony “would not substantially promote the objectives of CDC or [Health and Human Services].”

Send a message to the CDC and to Congress, telling them that you're concerned that justice is not being done in this case by blocking Dr. Thompson's testimony.


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