In 2013 a CDC whistle blower leaked that the centers study in 2004 of the MMR vaccine and its’ link to autism, was purposefully tainted as they omitted evidence and data that produced the causal relationship of the two. What commenced and came out of this persons information is the movie VAXXED: From Cover Up to Catastrophe. Join us as Director Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Producer Polly Tommy tell us about the movie, the bus tour, the scrutiny and eventual blast off of the movie that is a true source of the state of vaccine damage, death and laws in America.
This subject matter is controversial, but at the heart of this film is the real life stories of parents with vaccine injured and sadly, dead children from vaccines. Texans for Vaccine Choice, Director of state policy, Rebecca Hardy is with us as well giving us the pulse of legislation trying to be passed in the state of Texas on vaccines and what you can do to join your local movements and stand up for medical liberties.
Dr. Andrew Wakefield MB.BS. is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Maryâs Hospital Medical School, London in 1981. He qualified as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and trained as a gastrointestinal surgeon with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Traveling Fellowship to study small-intestinal transplantation in Toronto. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the U.K. in 2001. Wakefield has published over 140 original scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters.
In 1995, as an academic physician working in a London teaching hospital, he was contacted by the parent of an autistic child with stomach issues. He soon learned from several other parents with autistic behaviors, that their childrenâs regressive behavior immediately followed an MMR vaccine. He started investigating a possible role between gastrointestinal issues, the MMR vaccine, and neurological injury in children. In pursuit of this possible link, Dr. Wakefield participated in a study of twelve children with both stomach and developmental issues. The ensuing report, written with twelve other authors would catapult Wakefield into becoming one of the most controversial figures in the history of Medicine. He is the Director of “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.â
Polly Tommey is the mother of Billy, a 20-year old boy with autism, a book author, founding Editor-in-Chief of the worldâs preeminent autism magazine The Autism File, and Autism Media Channelâs TV host and award-winning documentary film producer (âWho Killed Alex Spourdalakisâ).
An outspoken autism advocate and founder of the not-for-profit Autism Trust in the UK and US, Polly has appeared in print and television media around the globe, gone head-to-head with top political leaders, and never compromised.
She has received multiple nominations and awards from, among others, The Women of The Year Foundation, Red magazine, and the British Society of Magazine Editors.
She is also a Producer on âVaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.â
As a speech-language pathologist, Rebecca has encountered many children with profound vaccine injuries. These experiences created a passion for protecting others from these kinds of negative health outcomes, which she has turned into activism. Rebecca is one of the founders of the group Texans for Vaccine Choice and currently serves as its Director of State Policy. A native Texan, she grew up in the Austin area, graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown before earning her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Whether itâs meeting with legislators, drafting legislative strategy, or block-walking for candidates, Rebecca is dedicated to protecting medical liberties and informed consent for all Texans.