Scientists Who Claim Vaccines Cause Autism Have Equipment Seized by Judge
Scientists claim vaccines contain certain contaminants, but why were they raided?
Two Italian scientists who claim that vaccines contain autism-causing properties, currently not listed as ingredients, have had their home raided by police and equipment seized on a judge's orders.
Scientists Dr. Gatti and Dr. Montanari have claimed that vaccines contain certain contaminants in the form of metals that shouldn't be there.
The pair also made claims that they discovered dangerous protein aggregates that are an effect of copper and aluminum binding to the vaccine antigen.
So why were they raided?
According to a post on the Facebook page of Gatti and Montanari’s (translated from Italian):
"Another attack on the truth!
"This morning from 8:30 pm the finance guard is searching Dr.’s apartment, Stefano Montanari and Dr. Antoinette Gatti. Then the nanodiagnostics lab will be searched, where all computers and documents in possession will be seized.
Therefore, at the moment, Montanari and Gatti are forced to suspend all activities related to their studies, including conferences, advice, and analysis, and to refer on the date to be defined.
"Please share this message to bring up this unexpected anyone who may be interested. Thanks."
However, conflicting news reports, rather than those associated with Montanari or antivaccine groups, are very vague.
For instance, this news report notes:
The Emilian scientist is suspected of fraud: the investigation was born from the complaint of a non-profit organization claiming possession of a microscope purchased through a subscription and then entrusted to Dr. Gatti.
Elsewhere, a local news report claims that the raid was related to fraud and not connected to their research:
"The scientist is investigated for fraud, with the investigation that revolves around the complaint of a non-profit organization on a microscope purchased with a popular subscription started by the blog of Beppe Grillo, entrusted to Gatti for his research and then donated by the non-profit organization Faenza.
"The non-profit organization accuses the professor of having used the tool for profit and not for scientific research, but there is a court ruling that authorizes Gatti and Montanari to be able to use the instrument and to be compensated for travel expenses.
“'Money that they never gave us,' explains the doctor, claiming she is not antivaccine and claims the anomaly of the times."