My (extended) response to commenters who insist our public health medical director should have watched Vaxxed before publishing his opinion piece

Thinking it out

Our county’s esteemed public health medical director, Dr. Jim Shames, published his opinion, endorsed by many other local medical professionals, in two local news outlets expressing that our Varsity Theater is acting irresponsibly for screening the film “Vaxxed-from Coverup to Catastrophe.” [Read Dr. Jim Shames’ opinion piece here, or here.]

Many commenters insisted Dr. Shames (and other critics of the film) should have watched the film before criticizing it. I totally disagree, as the film-makers (Hooker and Wakefield, in particular) have long been exposed as self-serving purveyors of MMR vaccine misinformation (putting it nicely).

For one, it is well known that these film-makers want us to believe that CDC scientist William Thompson confessed a cover-up to Brian Hooker of certain findings of a 2004 study conducted by Thompson himself (et al.). The study purportedly showed a significant link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism among African American boys. And they claimed to have found a higher…

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