#034 Vaxxed Vs Facts with Dr David Gorski
In this episode we take a look at the now infamous Vaxxed documentary directed by none other than Mr Andrew Wakefield.
Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe is a 2016 American film alleging a cover-up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a purported link between the MMR vaccine and autism. According to Variety, the film “purports to investigate the claims of a senior scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who revealed that the CDC had allegedly manipulated and destroyed data on an important study about autism and the MMR vaccine”; critics derided it as an anti-vaccine propaganda film. – Wikipedia
Special guest is Dr David Gorksi
David H. Gorski is an American surgical oncologist, Professor of surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, specializing in breast cancer surgery. He is an outspoken skeptic. He is also a critic of alternative medicine and the anti-vaccination movement. He is the author of a blog, Respectful Insolence, and is the managing editor of the website Science-Based Medicine.
More information about Vaxxed and Dr Gorksi
David Gorski’s writings at Science-Based Medicine: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/auth…
David Gorski’s “Respectful Insolence” blog: http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/
Check out the League of Nerds podcast’s recent episode for more in-depth information about vaccine courts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMnvk…
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