Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Robert De Niro held a press conference at the National Press Club today to discuss the correlation between mercury-containing vaccines and childhood autism. They are offering a cash reward of up to $100,000 to anyone who can prove that mercury-containing vaccines do not contribute to autism.
They will give $100,000 to anyone who can show one published study that proves mercury in flu vaccines—at the levels it is injected—is safe.
“There’s something here (with mercury in vaccines) that’s not being addressed for some reason, so I’m trying to help raise that profile of the situation,” De Niro told Pittsburg’s KDKA Morning News.
“I’ve always been pro-vaccine; Bob (De Niro) is pro-vaccine,” Kennedy reported. “I’ve had all six of my kids vaccinated. I want to get mercury out of the vaccines. I’ve been trying to get mercury out of fish for 30 years, nobody calls me anti-fish.”
Kennedy has launched the World Mercury Project, a public health advocacy organization dedicated to ending exposure to neurotoxic mercury in fish, medical products, dental amalgams and vaccines. The group will focus on making sound science the driver of public policy.
“We will expose the government and corporate corruption that has led to increasing exposures to neurotoxic mercury in foods and medicines,” said Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, the group’s executive director.
A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine recently found an association between the timing of vaccines and the onset of certain brain disorders in a subset of children. Analyzing five years’ worth of private health insurance data on children ages 6-15, these scientists found that young people vaccinated in the previous three to 12 months were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with certain neuropsychiatric disorders than their non-vaccinated counterparts.
The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, Jan. 19.
More than 95,000 children in the database that were analyzed had one of seven neuropsychiatric disorders: anorexia nervosa, anxiety disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorder.
“This pilot epidemiologic analysis implies that the onset of some neuropsychiatric disorders may be temporally related to prior vaccinations in a subset of individuals,” the authors write. “These findings warrant further investigation, but do not prove a causal role of antecedent infections or vaccinations in the pathoetiology of these conditions.”
As reported in the Boston Globe, a science reporter, Mish Michaels, recently lost her job over her views on vaccine safety: “What I was told time and time again was that there is no story, that the science is settled, that there’s no reason to present stories of this nature on TV because simply these are fringe stories. This was not representing the masses. To me, this was surprising because I thought the media was supposed to be the voice of the people, and clearly at that point, in my newsroom, it was not acting as the voice of the people.”
And lastly there’s this 2014 journal article – “Methodological Issues and Evidence of Malfeasance in Research Purporting to Show Thimerosal in Vaccines Is Safe,” published in BioMed Research International.
“There are over 165 studies (by independent research groups) that have focused on Thimerosal, an organic-mercury (Hg) based compound, used as a preservative in many childhood vaccines, and found it to be harmful.”
“The studies upon which the CDC relies and over which it exerted some level of control report that there is no increased risk of autism from exposure to organic Hg in vaccines, and some of these studies even reported that exposure to Thimerosal appeared to decrease the risk of autism. These six studies are in sharp contrast to research conducted by independent researchers over the past 75+ years that have consistently found Thimerosal to be harmful.”