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The conspiracy is revealed, as the smoking gun is discovered!

Oh, no.

I don’t know how they got it. I don’t know where they got it. But somehow, they got it. Somehow, those advocates of the idea that mercury in vaccines causes autism have gotten a hold of the white paper telling how big pharma fooled everyone about the real mercury content of vaccines!

It’s a veritable smoking gun! How could our Big Pharma and CDC paymasters have allowed this to happen? Even worse, our plans for using D2O to stabilize vaccines have been exposed! Someone will pay for this. The super-secret vaccine police are now questioning every operative, threatening to pump them up with thimerosal-, formaldehyde-, and antifreeze-laden vaccines if they do not talk. The mole will be discovered. His or her penalty will be to be dipped in the vat of toxic chemicals used to make vaccines, reducing him or her to looking like the toxic waste dude near the end of Robocop.

Alas, there appears to be a German contingent to this conspiracy, and I cannot understand a further explanation of the paper linked to above. Can anyone help me out?

ADDENDUM: I find it amazing that apparently my modest blog has caused bandwith issues for the link to the evidence above. Fortunately, a source with greater bandwith has been provided.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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