Vaxxed: from Cover-Up to Catastrophe

2016 • 90 minutes
3.9
295 reviews
38%
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In 2014, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism. The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC. Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 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 American citizens. Interviews with pharmaceutical insiders, doctors, politicians, and parents of vaccine-injured children reveal an alarming deception that has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism and potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.

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3.9
295 reviews
Artsy Annie White
June 21, 2021
If I could give this negative stars I would. In the middle of a pandemic I can't believe Google would allow or promote such garbage. They should immediately remove this for the safety and security of the public at large. We need people to be getting vaccinated, not giving them even more of a reason to buy into a selfish, ignorant, dishonest, cult-ish, propaganda filled, false ideology film about vaccines causing autism. Google should be ashamed, and needs to be more responsible.
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Cameron G
December 28, 2016
There is no scientific evidence to support a causal relationship between vaccines and autism. There is scientific evidence to support a causal relationship between the dramatic rise in fatal childhood diseases and not having your child vaccinated. It has been proven beyond a doubt that the original study that linked autism to vaccines was a lie. Unfortunately there's too much money to be made by greedy, unscrupulous filmmakers and authors in perpetuating this dangerous lie. It's up to informed parents to deny them any more blood money.
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Aaron Rios
March 2, 2022
This film is propaganda and incorrect. Just Google the "Doctor" on Snopes. On 27 August 2014, Dr. Hooker’s article published in the journal Translational Neurodegeneration that concluded “African American males receiving the MMR vaccine prior to 24 months of age or 36 months of age are more likely to receive an autism diagnosis” was removed from public domain due to issues of conflict of interest and the questionable validity of its methods: The Editor and Publisher regretfully retracted.
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