Robert De Niro Is Doing a Convincing Portrayal of an Anti-Vaccination Kook

Tom Scocca · 03/25/16 02:38PM

Robert De Niro’s upcoming Tribeca Film Festival is in trouble for including the movie Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, directed by Andrew Wakefield, the disgraced physician turned anti-vaccination activist. The festival site describes the film as “[d]igging into the long-debated link between autism and vaccines,” a description that avoids the official conclusion of that debate, which is that Wakefield was a fraud peddling destructive lies to desperate parents.

Medical Journal Calls Anti-Vaccination Study an 'Elaborate Fraud'

Max Read · 01/06/11 01:06AM

A 1998 study in the Lancet medical journal claiming a link between vaccines and autism was retracted last year for being scientifically unsound. But a new investigation claims the study wasn't just wrong—it was also an "elaborate fraud."