Vaxxed: from Cover-Up to Catastrophe

2016 • 90 minutes
3.8
268 reviews
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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.
3.8
268 reviews
L C
February 18, 2022
A must watch! It's too much coincidence that kids start showing symptoms of autism after receiving the MMR vaccine. The makers of the vaccines have to protect their multi-billion dollar businesses, so naturally they will flood the internet with articles to contradict the information presented in this movie and discredit those that expose the truth. One thing I learned in Marketing is that a business must create a need among consumers in order to make them buy your product. In the world of vaccines, they need to create fear - fear that your kid can die of these childhood diseases. It is this fear that makes young parents risk autism to protect their children from diseases that can be treated. These diseases are hard for babies to contract if they are receiving proper care. As the Drs. Wolfson pointed out in their Wide Awake Seminar, how can a two-month old get tetanus? I grew up in a place where we only got vaccinated when we started first grade. Almost all of us got measles, mumps, German measles, diphtheria, etc., but not a single kid died of these diseases. These days, everybody would know at least one parent in his/her own circle of family and friends who has an autistic child. This is a fact that cannot be ignored.
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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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RN Reviewer
August 1, 2021
I'm shocked that this is legal. It is not just poorly made and features infamous quacks such as Del Bigtree, but could actually harm people who don't know better and take it's delusion-based lies seriously. That has already happened with the measles outbreak of 2019 that killed almost 300 unvaccinated children in Samoa and was traced to the same players responsible for this BIG-AV-MONEY propaganda piece.
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