This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the premiere of VaxXed: from Cover-up to Catastrophe. I also had the privilege of meeting some of the most humble, selfless, moral and intelligent human beings that are full of grace. I’m speaking of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Dr. Brian Hooker, Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey.
Dr. Wakefield, a gastroenterologist and scientist, has sacrificed a good portion of his professional life towards getting the truth out to the general public in regards to the damage that is done to a young child’s digestive system by the MMR (measles – mumps – rubella) vaccination. This man has sacrificed everything in his life towards this cause when he could have chosen a different path. He could have just hid the information or retracted his information to protect his professional career. When his research paper was criticized, he could have said that he made a mistake. But no, he stuck with what he knew was true.
He couldn’t retract this information because he knew that millions of lives depended on the truth being told. And not just the children (many of whom are now adults), but their entire families. Dr. Wakefield did not have a personal agenda. He doesn’t have a child with autism but he has seen professionally children that do. He’s seen the toll that autism has on families and he understands that autism just doesn’t go away. There are older children and adults in diapers and those that lie in bed all day and can’t communicate. Many with autism will never marry or hold down a job. You see, Dr. Wakefield is what doctors are supposed to be like…caring about health of humankind.
Del Bigtree, a medical investigative journalist, gave up an incredible career as producers of The Doctors, a nationally syndicated television show. He did it because he learned the truth. He saw the data that had been provided to Dr. Brian Hooker on how the CDC covered up the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. He couldn’t turn a blind eye either despite that he knew that the main stream media would probably condemn the documentary (as they have without even watching it). He was starting to understand that because the pharmaceutical industry essentially owns the major media outlets through their advertising fees, that getting this information out would be an uphill battle. Despite that, he gave up his role on the show to make sure this documentary was produced and seen.
Dr. Brian Hooker is the person that William Thompson, PhD and senior scientist at the CDC, had contacted. Dr. Thompson was feeling remorse for having been a part of covering up the information that proved a link between the MMR vaccine and autism and contacted Dr. Hooker. Through recorded conversations, Dr. Thompson led Dr. Hooker to the data and information that was being kept from the general public. Dr. Hooker didn’t have to pursue this, but he did. He has a son with autism and understands firsthand the stress and life of those with a child with autism. He’s living it every day.
Polly Tommey’s story about how her son regressed into autism was featured in this documentary. She shared her story about the day her son received the MMR vaccine. She was warned by a friend that had heard that there were problems with the vaccine, but she was confident that her doctor would not recommend her son get vaccinated if in fact there was a problem. She shared that fateful day of when her perfectly healthy and thriving son went into the doctor’s office, received his MMR vaccination, and how he then spent the rest of the day into the night screaming. Her son was never the same after that day. She went on to found the Autism File Magazine to serve as a support system for other families living with autism.
I had the opportunity to meet each one of these people either right before viewing the documentary or immediately afterwards. Each one of them was surrounded by people that wanted to speak with them. They didn’t turn anyone away and were available for pictures. It was clear to me that these people are not in it for the fame and glory. They sincerely want to do their part to make sure that the public learns the truth so that lives can be saved. That might sound dramatic, but it isn’t. Spend a day with a child with moderate to severe autism and you will understand.
At the end of the documentary, there were four “demands”.
- That Congress Subpoena Dr. William Thompson and investigate the CDC fraud.
- That Congress repeal the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and hold manufacturers liable for injury caused by their vaccines.
- That the single measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines be made available immediately.
- That all vaccines be classified as pharmaceutical drugs and tested accordingly.
I would like to add to these demands.
- That Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s license be reinstated immediately and that his research study on the MMR vaccine and autism link be reinstated.
- That a study be done by an independent source immediately comparing the health of unvaccinated children versus vaccinated children.
- That Dr. Wakefield’s name be submitted for the Nobel Prize. His perseverance in the face of extreme adversity MUST be rewarded.
Our children both current and future need these demands be met to ensure they can have the best health possible. We need this for our society to survive physically and emotionally.
I ask each one of you to purchase a ticket to a show, even if you can’t attend, so that the truth can finally be revealed for the sake of humankind. By purchasing a ticket, this will help circulation of the film to be widespread.
Thank you Dr. Wakefield, Dr. Hooker, Mr. Bigtree and Ms. Tommey for being human and putting everything on the line for sake of humanity.