Vaxxed (DVD): From Cover-Up to Catastrophe directed by Andrew Wakefield and produced by Del Bigtree
This controversial documentary on vaccination has stunned US audiences and has been banned from several film festivals. It is an investigation into the fraud of the MMR–autism study at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as revealed by senior scientist and whistleblower Dr William Thompson.
In 2013, biologist Dr Brian Hooker received a call from a senior scientist at the CDC who led the agency’s 2004 study on the MMR vaccine and its link to autism. The scientist, Dr Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in its final report that revealed a causal relationship. Over several months, Hooker recorded the phone calls made to him by Thompson, who provided the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC. He asked for help from Dr Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist who in 1998 first reported that the MMR vaccine may cause autism.
Wakefield directs this documentary, examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of US citizens.
The DVD has interviews with drug company insiders, doctors, politicians and parents of children allegedly injured by vaccines. An important, must-watch documentary.
Review compiled by Richard Giles