Few know that the Japanese Government has banned many vaccines that are currently mandatory in the United States, causing vaccine pushers in the US to criticize Japanese policy. However, the citizens of Japan are statistically proven to be the healthiest and longest-living people in the world, with the lowest infant mortality rate on the planet. Babies born in the US twice as likely to die in infancy than those born in Japan.
In this clip, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, director of the film, 'Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe' talks about the impact of the film's central figure, Dr. William Thompson, "A senior scientist who was involved in designing vaccine safety studies collecting the data analyzing the data writing the papers coming forward and saying, "We have lied, we have found a causal association between measles mumps rubella vaccine and autism risk and we decided not only to cover that up but this destroy the documents, so that there would be no record that we had ever had found this effect in the first place."
This caused 'Vaxxed' to become one of the most-censored documentaries ever about the dangers of vaccines – however, the effect of that censorship actually caused more people to watch it, thereby increasing awareness about the MMR vaccine-autism link.
Wakefield discusses some highlights of the film festival tour, including the California pediatrician who went to a screening grudgingly – but after watching the film, he offered to write medical exemptions for any parent in the audience.
Wakefield also discusses what happened at the Tribeca Film Festival with Robert DeNiro and more.
Running Time: 10 min