VaxXed to be shown in Ellsworth Tuesday

Below is the text of a letter I sent to the Ellsworth American which was not, as far as I can tell, included in this week’s paper. It refers to this coming Tuesday’s 7PM showing of the film “VaxXed” at the Ellsworth Library.
The film concerns a CDC whistleblower’s exposure of fraud and corruption at the CDC over their hiding of study results showing a clear link between the MMR vaccine and autism, and the realities of families who have experienced this link.
I’ve also attached the poster for the event, and would appreciate its posting in the Ellsworth/Surry/BlueHill area.
————————————————— Film on vaccine safety
Sixty years ago, people involved in serious car accidents generally faced death or major industry due to car design that ignored safety. Although millions of people drove billions of miles without suffering such disaster, thousands of others suffered death and debilitation. When Ralph Nader succeeded in making car safety a major issue, no reasonable person called him “anti-car.” He was simply pro-car-safety. And the resulting changes made cars safer.
We now face an eerily similar situation with vaccines. Millions of people are vaccinated with no apparent problems, but thousands of others are killed or permanently injured. However, there is a difference from the car issue. Unlike Ralph Nader, people who raise the need for greater vaccine safety are called “anti-vaccine.”
A year and a half ago, the documentary “VaxXed” was released. It featured Dr. William Thompson, a whistleblower from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was the chief data scientist in a CDC study of a possible link between the MMR vaccine and autism in children.
The CDC study’s report claimed there was no link. But Thompson has provided internal documentation showing that the study had, in fact, found just such a link – greatest in the CDC’s recommended age range. The true results had been quashed, and the remaining data manipulated to make the study show the opposite. It was a textbook case of gross scientific fraud.
VaxXed’s primary message, like Nader’s, concerns safety. Its main conclusion is that the responsibility for vaccine safety needs to be removed from the CDC, where federal investigations have revealed rampant corruption, to an independent agency. Nevertheless, the film has been subject to an endless stream of attacks by people who have never viewed it, claiming it is “anti-vaccine.”
Decide for yourself. Come to an independent showing of VaxXed at the Ellsworth Library on Tuesday, July 25th at 7PM, a followup to a well-received showing at the SWH Public Library in May. People with thoughts on all sides of this issue are welcome to attend. Drs. Meryl Nass and Penelope Houghton will be available to comment and answer questions afterwards. (Note: the Library is not a sponsor, and does not necessarily share the views put forth by the film.)
Dick Atlee Southwest Harbor
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