Film gives all sides of vaccine debate

By April 15, 2011

I want to thank Judith Plank of the Davis Film Festival for showing “The Greater Good.” This movie, written and produced by Leslie Bradshaw, takes a look at the ever-increasing number of vaccine recommendations and mandates in our country, and the tragic fallout from those policies.

This film is unique because it gives experts from all sides of the vaccine debate an opportunity to make their cases, allowing viewers to decide for themselves what to think. The film also chronicles three families who have been devastated by vaccine damage.

These are the stories of severe and deadly vaccine reactions that you won’t hear from your pediatrician. These are the pictures you won’t see on the pharmaceutical ads on TV.

Most Americans don’t know that vaccine-producing pharmaceutical companies cannot be held liable for anything: not for adverse reactions, not for permanent disabilities, not for death, not for unsafe products, not for the neurotoxins present in their products and then injected into babies — nothing.

There is much science that shows that vaccines cause harm, but that science and the researchers who have done it are rarely heard in the media. This movie brings issues to the public that the media squash, most likely due to the media’s dependence on pharmaceutical ads.

The media also receive pressure from the government, who does not want its sacred cow of vaccines questioned, especially when pharmaceutical companies are often politicians’ biggest contributors. The government also fears the astronomical political and financial costs that would ensue if it admitted it had approved and mandated unsafe products.

The fact is that children are harmed by both diseases and by the vaccines that are meant to protect them from those diseases.

Ironically, parents check the labels on their kids’ food, but not on their vaccines. They research the effects of high fructose corn syrup, but not of thimerosal, aluminum or formaldehyde, or of giving multiple vaccines at once. This movie shows we must come together to do the science to ensure that no more of our children are injured in the process of protecting the rest of society.

Laura Hayes

Granite Bay

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