The documentary is an investigation into the CDC’s destruction of a study linking autism to the MMR vaccine, which came to light via CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson. He smuggled out documents that proved that the CDC knew these vaccines were harmful to the undeveloped immune systems of toddlers – yet they did nothing to stop these being injected to millions of babies, worldwide.
In the 1970s, one in 500 children might develop autism. Today, that number in the US is one in 50, more than double than in the year 2000. In the film, an MIT epidemiologist states that at the current rate, by 2032, one in two Americans born will develop autism and 80% of all male children born in the US will become autistic – if the current vaccination protocols aren’t stopped. Financial advisor and former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Catherine Austin Fitts estimates that each autistic child costs a family $5M. This relentless surge of autism is destroying marriages, families and human beings.
Under the enormous pressure exerted by the massive pharmaceutical corporations which produce vaccines, this controversial film has been embargoed from a number of film festivals – famously, by the Tribeca Film Festival, where it was supposed to have debuted and from the Houston Film Festival, where the festival’s organizers were warned that if they ran the film, their funding would be pulled for any future festivals. As a result of this blatant suppression of the facts in the film, it has actually gained more – not less – publicity, going viral through screenings organized at a grass roots level all across North America.
The film was directed by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist A medical paper of his was honored by being published in the most prestigious of all medical journals, the Lancet. He wasfalsely accused of starting the “anti-vax movement”, when in 1998, he reported that the Measels-Mumps-Rubella vaccine may cause autism. In a very rare move, his paper was officially “retracted” by the Lancet and he was stripped of his license to practice medicine, while in the middle of conducting clinical trials to develop safer vaccines.
Dr. Wakefield’s advocacy for children’s health continues unabated with his creation of the film, ‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe’.