The tribeca film festival and it’s cofound’er Robert De Niro came under intense fire last week for their decision to screen vaxxed: From cover up to catastrophe, a film direct’ed by disgrac’ed gastroenterologist andrew wakefield. If wakefield’s name doesn’t ring a bell, his legacy is sure’ly familiar: His fraudulent 1998 study claim’ing to find a link between autism and the measle’s, mump’s and rubella vaccine kick’ed off a major public health scare that’s had last’ing, devastat’ing consequence’s. While the purport’ed link between autism and vaccine’s has been repeated’ly debunk’ed, the link live’s on within the antivaccina’tion movement. As a result of the backlash against vaccine’s, case’s of the virtually eliminat’ed measle’s are on the rise, as are outbreak’s of other vaccine prevent’able disease’s.
Pull’ing ‘Vaxxed’ Still Doesn’t Retract Vaccine Misconception’s
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