Vaccine-Autism Researcher Indicted for Fraud
Vaccine-Autism Researcher Indicted for Fraud -- SILVER SPRING, Md., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Thorsen, a Danish scientist, has already been cited for academic misconduct by Aarhus University in Denmark and is now charged with embezzling a $1 million grant for autism from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For several years, Thorsen was involved in influential studies defending the controversial use of Thimerosal (about 50% mercury by weight) as a preservative in several vaccines.
Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
Starting Weight: 294 pounds
Current Weight: 235 pounds
Goal Weight: 195 pounds