There is something horribly wrong with health care today. While we were filming Doctored, we kept running into the signs of it. Huge money, billions and billions of dollars flowing into the same pockets. Meanwhile, MD’s aren’t being allowed to actually practice the art of medicine, Chiropractors are marginalized and sidelined and anyone who questions vaccination safety, pharmaceuticals, factory farms, etc. is ridiculed and belittled. Meanwhile, the billions keep flowing, carried on a river of pain and anguish. Huge corporations funded by individual misery, one broken life at a time. I spent last weekend with Andrew Wakefield.
This man made a choice to speak up when his research on vaccines was pointing in a direction that all but insured his career would be destroyed. I don’t know that he had any clue how his entire world would be decimated by his commitment to this research, to these injured kids, and to truth. I don’t know if he had any idea how high the price he’d pay would be. But I do believe it wouldn’t have mattered, I don’t believe it wouldn’t have altered his decision if he had known.
“Someone has to tell this story. Someone has to do it right, give it a chance to really be heard, to stand up with the Andrew Wakefield’s of the world. Someone? That’s us, you and me.”