6.27.2005

Biased Much?

The New York Times recently published an article describing parents who are hell-bent on blaming thimerosal as an autism cause/trigger, despite all the scientific evidence to the contrary.

Now, I'm not in the thimerosal camp myself. I think Leelo's autism stems from a genetic predisposition set off by environmental factors (which means, as I've so often written, privately, that if you geeks are going to fuck each other, then drink bottled water, avoid seafood, and go organic).

Even so, I find it hard to take the article seriously when so many seats on the NYT board of directors are sat on by big pharmaceutical industry-linked bottoms.

Raul E. Cesan
he became president of Schering Laboratories, the U.S.
pharmaceutical marketing arm, and in 1994, became president of
Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals.

Ellen R. Marram
Ms. Marram also serves on the board of directors of the Ford Motor
Company and Eli Lilly and Company.

William E. Kennard
Mr. Kennard joined The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, in May
2001 as a managing director in the global telecommunications and
media group.

Henry B. Schacht
Mr. Schacht also serves on the boards of Alcoa (Aluminum Company of
America), Johnson & Johnson and Lucent Technologies Inc.[Johnson &
Johnson is one of the companies that makes rhogam]

Cathy J. Sulzberger
She was also an editor of Consumer Drug: Digest: American Society of
Hospital Pharmacists and Medication Teaching Manual: National
Association of Retail Druggist, and a Consumer Editor of the Journal
of the National Association of Retail Druggists.

More information:

http://www.nytco.com/company-directors.html


FYI, I got this breakdown from a slow/no vaccinations egroup. The original researcher's name was not listed in the post.

And no, I don't know why my HTML is all crazy-wonked.

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