The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is making recorded calls to private cell phone users for research on the health effects of vaccines.
CDC gets people’s phone numbers from the Department of Motor Vehicles and other government agencies.
CDC is using the information for a government study on the matter as the social media campaign #CDCWhistleblower explodes on Twitter with stories and accusations from whistleblowers alleging that childhood Hepatitis vaccines have harmed children. The campaign has received no national media attention until now.
Childhood Hepatitis vaccines have been blamed by many for the preponderance of autism and other neurological disorders in children, despite no official government-recognized study confirming the longstanding suspicion by parents and advocates. All 50 states require some vaccinations for young children. The CDC childhood vaccine schedule dates back to 1983 and grew consistently through the mid-’90s.
“Although it’s not mandatory, it is very important,” said a CDC employee that called this reporter Monday evening — the latest in a round of phone calls from the CDC that appear to continue until you give in and participate. The Daily Caller, in turn, had some questions for the CDC employee.
The CDC employee had an answer ready as soon as I asked about autism, saying that “As far as autism goes, [the government] does not find associations between vaccines and autism.” The CDC employee said the study was not specifically about autism.
“The phone numbers that we get, they are scientifically gathered by a computer” the employee said. “We match the numbers from the Department of Motor Vehicles. It’s gathered randomly.”
Personal information for use by the study can be gathered from “any public sources.” The CDC employee assured me that the information would be confidential.
I chose not to participate in the study but thanked the CDC employee for the information that she provided.