I once heard the statement that, “mediocrity always attacks excellence,” from my mentor, Michael Bernard Beckwith. I’m seeing this statement evidenced live and in living color. The prestigious Tribeca Film Festival announced on Monday, March 21, that, Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, a powerful documentary directed by Andy Wakefield, would screen in the Tribeca Talks series. Wakefield is the British gastrointerologist, falsely accused of starting the “anti-vax” movement. Since Tribeca’s announcement, outrage has been unleashed toward the Festival and Andy Wakefield. Ironically, the film does not take sides nor is it about Andy Wakefield or his history. What it does brilliantly is present factual data supplied by CDC Senior Scientist, Dr. William Thompson, medical doctors and parents.
Andrew Wakefield, MB.BS., is an academic gastroenterologist who practiced medicine at the Royal Free in the U.K. publishing over 140 scientific papers. In 1995, he was contacted by parents of autistic children with stomach issues; he learned that these conditions often occurred immediately following an MMR vaccine. In pursuit of this possible link, Dr. Wakefield led an initial study of twelve children with both stomach and developmental issues. The report, published in The Lancet, would catapult Wakefield into becoming one of the most controversial figures in the history of medicine. Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Controversy is his second film.
Dr. Thompson, a Senior Scientist at the CDC, led the infamous 2004 study on Autism and the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine, which was published in a 2004 issue of Pediatrics. The fraudulent results of this study became the standard of proof for doctors, scientists, legislators, lobbyists and parents to claim that there is no connection between the MMR and Autism. However, Dr. Thompson admitted to tampering with the numbers in this study both privately to Dr. Brian Hooker in recorded conversations and publicly when he secured whistleblower status in August 2014. His motivation for coming clean ~ he had a guilty conscience due to his participation in the intentional cover-up by the CDC with this study. Thompson admits the he and his colleagues were told to hide and massage the damaging information revealed in this analysis and then shred the documents that had the real numbers on them. As a result of his team doing so, both parents and doctors have been lied to about the risks of the MMR vaccine, and many children have been injured. The results showed a risk for all children, with young African American males being at the highest risk of presenting autism if they received the MMR under 36 months of age. In Vaxxed, Dr. Thompson’s dialogue with Dr. Hooker is heard. Thompson didn’t shred his copies of the real data curated from the study.
Dr. Jim Sears, and Dr. Rachael, both pediatricians who vaccinate their patients are interviewed in the film. Here’s what Dr. Jim Sears had to say:
But I am also a pro-truth pediatrician. I rely on agencies like the CDC to provide me with guidance when it comes to the health of my patients. My life has been dedicated to the health of children. I want the vaccines that I give to be safe and effective. When I was presented with evidence provided by a top CDC scientist named Dr. William Thompson who has stated clearly that the CDC committed fraud on the MMR autism study I felt compelled to make my comments included in the film, VAXXED: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe.
I sincerely hope that fraud was NOT committed by the CDC. But the only way to know the truth is for the Congress of the United States to subpoena Dr. William Thompson as he has requested. I hope there is a logical explanation why the researchers decided to omit important data, and then cover up this omission. But I will only be satisfied when that explanation is made in a Congressional hearing. This film is asking for that explanation.”
This film being screened at Tribeca Film Festival is answered prayer for many parents and concerned citizens around the country. This is not the first film that attempts to raise awareness on this issue, however, it is the first to receive widespread attention. The proverbial cat is out of the bag in terms of questions around vaccine safety and alleged corruption within the CDC and other reporting agencies. Parents who have been fighting for justice for their vaccine injured children are galvanizing with others around the country. Social media is ablaze – 2 different petitions were created on change.org. One was to PROTEST the screening of the documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and the image below is from the petition is to SUPPORT it.
On the heels of what has been disclosed about Flint, Michigan, revelations about the decade plus “weapons of mass destruction” war, police brutality and other issues that have and do gravely affect the health, well-being and safety of our lives being brought to light, Vaxxed: from Cover-up to Catastrophe, can be added to the list of truth being revealed. The film presents irrefutable data on how our children’s health has and is being knowingly compromised. The vicious media attack on anyone who attempts to present these truths to the public is curious. Perhaps it is because it so horrifying to learn that the very institutions and people that we have placed our trust in and our children’s well-being in are not at all trustworthy. Some of the questions that beg to be asked are these:
- If vaccines are safe and efficacious, as is the rhetoric that one hears spoken by pro forced-vaccine legislators, lobbyists, uninformed doctors and scared parents, why did vaccine manufacturers fight for and obtain Liability Immunity?
- Why are there no true safety tests done with vaccines?
- Why are half of our children sick with allergies, excema, tics, immune-related issues, gastrointestinal issues, ADD/ADHD, Austism Spectrum Disorder, Autism?
- If parents are the ones responsible for their children, why is a parent’s decision-making power to call the shots being removed by the mandatory vaccine bills sweeping across the US?
- Why would a parent’s claim that their child is vaccine injured be called into question when they followed the CDC required vaccine schedule and their precious babies are irrevocably harmed?
- Why is the Vaccine Injury Court composed of a committee of people who may have conflicts of interest?
- Why must a parent sign a waiver of confidentiality if they receive monetary restitution for their child’s vaccine damage?
- If vaccines are indeed a service to Public Health and are not Big Business, why are there 271 products in development?
- If Andy Wakefield’s information is so ill-founded, then why has a campaign been waged for so long to silence and dismiss what he says and discredit him?
- Why doesn’t mainstream media cover the reports of suspected corruption within the CDC and the vaccine industry?
- Why, if there is nothing to hide on the part of the CDC and the drug companies, hasn’t Dr. William Thompson, with his 10,000 documents of proof, been subpoened?
Tribeca Film Festival posted a response to the storm that has been directed at them through a Festival spokesperson who issued this statement the other day on Twitter: “Like most film fests, Tribeca is about dialogue & conversation. We present opposing viewpoints without judgment or endorsement.”
Today, actor Robert De Niro and co-founder of Tribeca Film Festival issued a full statement to Buzz Feed News by a representative for the film festival:
“Grace and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and examined. In the 15 years since the Tribeca Film Festival was founded, I have never asked for a film to be screened or gotten involved in the programming. However this is very personal to me and my family and I want there to be a discussion, which is why we will be screening Vaxxed. I am not personally endorsing the film, nor am I anti-vaccination; I am only providing the opportunity for a conversation around the issue.”
Could this be the Vaccine-gate of our times?
CAST & CREDITS
Director: Andrew Wakefield
Screenwriter: Andrew Wakefield & Del Bigtree
Producer: Del Bigtree, Polly Tommey
Editor: Brian Burrowes
Associate Producer: Dawna Shuman, Lee Nestor-Bigtree
Cinematographer: Brian Burrowes
Cast: Dr. Luc Montagnier (Nobel Prize winner), Dr. Jim Sears, Polly Tommey, Stephanie Seneff, Mark Blaxill
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