Saturday, March 26, 2016

Tribeca Film Festival Pulls Controversial Anti-Vaccination Doc from Festival Schedule

In an unprecedented move, the Tribeca Film Festival has pulled the controversial anti-vaccination documentary "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe" from its schedule.  The film’s director, Andrew Wakefield, is a former UK surgeon and medical researcher. He is best known for a 1998 research paper, later declared fraudulent, that claimed a link between vaccination and autism. Other researchers couldn’t replicate the findings; later, a Sunday Times investigation found financial conflicts of interest, and the British General Medical Council investigated multiple allegations of misconduct.   READ MORE: Tribeca Film Festival Under Fire for Premiering...

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