The CDC whistleblower has spoken in his own right, via a press release, confirming he fixed data in an important study, but complaining others now know who he is.
Thompson confirmed the main issue, which was data manipulation conducted inside the CDC to hide a causal connection between the MMR vaccine and autism, when the vaccine was given in the first 36 months to African American boys.
The release opens with this unambiguous admission of what some are calling “fraud,” and others are calling “data tampering:”
“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism.
Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”