By Anne Dachel
First of all, let me say that due to the crowd scene following the screening of "Vaxxed" in Seattle, no one got the name of this doctor who was interviewed by Polly Tommey. (And if anyone knows who this man is, please let me know.)
Both the doctor and his wife are obviously well-informed on vaccine safety issues. Not only that, he's willing to stand up for his beliefs. He's an ER doctor who refused the mandated flu vaccine. He also refused to wear a mask in lieu of being vaccinated.
This is a rare physician—one who is willing to take on the medical community when it comes to mandated vaccinations. He and his wife have educated themselves on the risks associated with vaccines.
When asked about other doctors who refuse vaccines he said, "There are some that do that, most of them just fall in line with the rest of the herd. …I don’t do that anymore. I won’t do it. I told them they either have to fire me or find another job somewhere because I’m not going to wear a mask, first of all, second, I’m not going to get a vaccine.”
Doctor’s wife: "I have a true passion for children with autism." She went on to describe how she watched her grandchild "getting more and more disconnected" as a toddler. She was worried and she began to research the problem. She became convinced that vaccines were at fault after four years of investigating this for herself. In her words, “I just want to help. I really am avid about getting onboard and getting this message out.”
Next this doctor talked about what he personally saw in the emergency room.
ER doctor: “I’m an emergency room physician and I’ve seen a lot of kids coming in after having vaccines, had seizures, even to the point that I believe that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome [SIDS] has been misdiagnosed. It’s probably vaccine injury in some cases. …
“And calling the pediatrician and saying, ‘Look, you know, got this kid in here, you just gave him shots the other day, and they’re having seizures. Obviously it’s the vaccine that’s causing it’—and just having a total denial from…the pediatrician. I’ve seen that happen over and over again. …”
The doctor went on to talk about the fact that “a huge part of their income”—pediatricians—is from vaccinations. “The medical community as a whole is kind of disabled.” He said that doctors don’t want to hear this. “They believe in people like the CDC, and when you start realizing you can’t believe those people anymore, it causes a huge problem for you and your practice.”
The doctor brought up the push to give people who come to the ER a tetanus vaccine.
The doctor and his wife talked about the requirement that he get a flu shot every year. He was required to wear a mask if he refused. “I just refused to wear the mask.”
He said he told his superiors, “Why isn’t it that the family members that come in here aren’t all required to wear a mask as well because we don’t know which ones of those have gotten the flu vaccine.”
The doctor noted, “I work in emergency medicine. I’m around the flu all the time. Do I ever get the flu? No.” He attributed his good health to “a healthy gut. I take care of it. I take probiotics.”
The doctor said it was unbelievable to him that gastroenterologists he’s dealt with don’t know what a probiotic is.
Polly asked him what he was taught about vaccines in medical school.
Doctor: “You never heard about the negative effect of a vaccine. Never.”
Doctor’s wife discussed the serious side effects from the adjuvants used in vaccines. She said her son’s peanut allergy was probably from the use of peanut oil in vaccines.
The doctor said that “Vaxxed” reinforced many things that he and his wife had found out about vaccines.
“It’s caused a huge dilemma for me, obviously in the medical field., because now I’m starting to question a lot of the things that we were taught in medical school, first of all. And then secondly, it’s also starting to make me wonder about the CDC—all the people that send all the information to the physicians. Certainly I think pharmaceuticals are heavily involved in the medical education portion of what we get, and it causes a problem. …”
“If I was a pediatrician and I saw the film, I’d get the heck out. …”
He said questioning vaccines at a medical meeting “was like having a third eye on your head.”
Change, he said, was not going to come from the medical community. It’s going to come from people like the ones promoting “Vaxxed.”
Now I want to contrast what this doctor said with the letter to the Wichita (Kansas) Eagle by a group of doctors who were angry because “Vaxxed” was being shown in a local theater.
The following letter was submitted by physicians Rebecca Reddy, Stephanie Kuhlmann, Venessa Y. Lopez, Mayssa Zayat, Lana Hattar, Katherine Melhorn, Sid Sivamurthy, Natalie Sollo, Robert Wittler, Deborah Kroeker, Larry Hund, Mary Boyce, Jamie Page and Gautham Reddy:
As community physicians who provide care to children in Wichita, we are deeply disturbed by recent local showings of Andrew Wakefield’s anti-vaccine film, “Vaxxed,” and by the discredited former doctor’s appearance at Tuesday’s screening.
In 1998, Wakefield falsified vaccine research for his own gain and misled the public about the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine being linked to autism. His research has been proved false by numerous subsequent studies, and he has been stripped of his medical license. Still, Wakefield’s falsehood persists, and it continues to endanger the lives of thousands of children whose fearful parents needlessly avoid the vaccine.
Wakefield is a pariah in his native England but has moved to the United States, where he apparently is reinventing himself as a filmmaker but should only be seen as the danger he is. We encourage conscientious readers and concerned parents to talk to their doctors about the vaccines…
Unlike the doctor in Seattle, these physicians didn’t say if they actually saw Vaxxed,” or if they did, they were willing to overlook egregious charges of fraud, corruption, and cover-up at the CDC as shown in the movie. What should have disturbed them was the claim that the agency they look to for assurance that vaccines are safe has been accused of knowingly putting millions of children’s health at risk.
Actually their letter is a fraud because this is not a movie about Andrew Wakefield at all. Pretending that it is, shows a total disregard for the children that they claim to care about. The real message of this letter is: THERE IS NO LINK BETWEEN THE MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM. THERE JUST CAN’T BE. WE COULDN’T POSSIBLY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ALLEGED CONNECTION TO MASS NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE IN A GENERATION OF CHILDREN.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.