The Pathological Optimist

The documentary is the story of the unabashed criticism of the scientist Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Wakefield in his research found there was reason to suspect that the common MMR vaccine had a causal relationship to autism. He suggested more research and advocated that the drugs for Mumps Measles and Rubella be separated because the combination drug might be too strong for some peoples immune system. The reaction to him was fierce. He was accused of everthing and mainly was misquoted and he then became the poster boy for the pro vaccine groups. There is still controversy on his results but the distortions against him is the story of the documentary. I found the man to have only the interest of his patients at heart. See for yourself. Very informative

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