Video interview with Vaxxed II executive producer Polly Tommey
Note: PART Two of a Three Part Interview Series
Vaxxed From Cover up to Catastrophe launched a firestorm when, in 2016, it was abruptly removed from the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro's event in New York. As angry as so many of us were at the time, the cowardice and dismissal provided an efficient fuel that fired the campaign, and continues to do so. From the Vaxxed II site:
In 2016, a media firestorm erupted when Tribeca Film Festival abruptly censored its documentary selection, VAXXED: FROM COVER-UP TO CATASTROPHE, amid pressure from pro-pharmaceutical interests.
In response to media silence on CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, who admitted to fraud on a pivotal vaccine safety study, VAXXED catapulted to notoriety and became a worldwide trending topic, opening to sold out theater audiences nationwide.
Stunned by the immense volume of parents lining up outside the theaters with vaccine injury stories to share, VAXXED producer Polly Tommey began to livestream worldwide reaching millions, and a community that had once been silenced were empowered to rise up.
In VAXXED II: THE PEOPLE'S TRUTH, Polly and the team travel over 50,000 miles in the USA and around the world. Interviews of parents and doctors with nothing to gain and everything to lose exposed the vaccine injury epidemic and asked the question on every parent’s mind, “Are vaccines really as safe and effective as we’ve been told?”
Many Age of Autism readers have seen the bus, which is a rolling memorial to vaccine injured children. Some are included in the interviews, including me, Kim Rossi.) Perhaps your child's name is on the bus. Vaxxed II the People's Truth continues the stories from families and includes many medical professionals, who risk everything when they talk about vaccination policy and injury. Anne Dachel interviewed Executive Producer Polly Tommey. The series will run here on Age of Autism. The transcript follows each video clip.
By Anne Dachel
You remarked that you were surprised at the number of medical experts that came on the bus to tell their stories. What do you see changing among doctors? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCo1DiTgDig
Polly: It was incredible to see the medical profession coming to the bus and talking openly about what they know about vaccination. And really, it took a couple to come on the bus, and then they started to all come onto the bus. Safety in numbers.
These doctors are brave to do this because we know what happens to doctors who speak out against vaccines. So it was incredible to hear—first of all, who knew? We’re told, “Do you have a medical degree? Do you have a medical degree, Anne? Do you have a medical degree, Polly? Well you can’t speak on this subject.”
But what the bus found out—again the medical profession coming to the bus on the roads of America—is that they have absolutely no training in vaccines while they’re training to be a doctor. Not one of them had any training. And we interviewed hundreds of doctors and nurses—people with the highest, top qualifications in the medical profession. Nobody has had any training other than vaccines are safe and effective. The same thing that we hear from the media is the same thing they hear in the medical profession. Why are we bowing down to the white coat gods with our most precious possessions to vaccinate them when they’ve had no training?
And you, if you do your research on the insert of that vaccine, will have more training than the doctor that you’re talking to. That was to me was the most amazing thing that happened from the medical profession.
People wake up. They’ve had no training. They do not know what they’re talking about when it comes to vaccines as say they.
Q: There were numerous stories of regression, many immediate, following vaccination. What kind of support/explanation from doctors do parents get when healthy children suddenly stop making eye contact and talking, start having seizures, develop high fevers? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C2Rw8uTmmw
Polly: Vaxxed II is one and a half hours long, so they can’t put everything in, but one of the things I think could last an hour and a half on its own, is all the parents when they talk about what happened when their child was injured, or someone they love was injured, and they went back to the doctor and they said, my child just had the Gardasil or the DTaP or whatever vaccine it is. It had a seizure…it died, whatever.
“It’s not the vaccines.”
All of them. They put their hands up: “It’s not the vaccine.”
“Let’s send your child off for lots of tests, lumbar punctures, all these invasive tests—we’re not going to talk about vaccines—but we’re going to have a look at everything else. And they come back and they say, “We don’t know what it is,” or “It’s in your child’s head.”
It’s astounding, I think, and no coincidence that thousands of parents, not only have the same story of how they were pro-vaccine,…they vaccinated their child, the regression happened, and they all went to the doctor, and they all got the hand in their face: “It’s not the vaccine.”
Where’s that come from? Why are they all saying the same thing? Why is nobody reporting it, and why is nobody dealing with it. That is the biggest question we’ve got to ask.
I would hate to be a doctor that vaccinates because I would never be able to live with myself for not doing the research myself. They know, Anne. THEY KNOW that these vaccines are causing injury. In this day and age, I do not give you a pass as a doctor.
It’s your duty to do your research and tell the parents of that these children can die, and they may die from these vaccines.
PART I: Videos 1, 2 and 3
Q: What did the original showing of Vaxxed around the country do for parents?
Polly: When Vaxxed come out, and parents started to hear, thanks to censorship, thanks to the explosion on social media, …this was about a whistleblower at the CDC, and there were parents in there talking about how their children regressed. Every parent that’s lived through that, which is countless as we know, suddenly BREATH, breath of relief that we’re not crazy. This is true. We’ve been slam-dunked so much that the original Vaxxed was literally the massive boost that these parents needed to get out there, have the courage to say, “You spoke out, so I’m going to speak out.”
And as that happened, the army of parents started to come out. So Vaxxed definitely was instrumental in giving parents the courage to go back out there and tell their stories and warn the other that parents, which is what they’re actually doing more than anything else.
Q: What was the Vaxxed bus tour around the U.S. like?
Polly: We realized that travelling by plane to all the events and trying to speak to parents was not going to work. We were missing too many stories. So we got a Vaxxed bus, and we got out on the road in an RV, and we spoke to the parents.
What we saw, none of us were prepared for. None of us knew the extent of vaccine injury. We knew there was a problem with the MMR. We knew there was a problem with autism. We knew there was a possible problem with a few others, but nothing prepared us for what I described as a war zone out here in America. It was like a blood bath of death and injury. It was literally like walking out onto a battlefield.
And this America. This isn’t a Third World country. This is America where …all I’m seeing on the streets talking to the people—and these are really well-educated people—talking to these people who believed in and had faith in our medical profession, and there in their houses coming to the bus, nothing but death, destruction, paralysis, injury beyond belief here in America.
Q: You expected to hear about a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism when talking to parents, but what did you really find out?
Polly: I thought that I was going to get just countless MMR/autism stories, and I did get a lot of MMR/autism stories. The difference between what happened to my son and what’s happening in this day and age now is that that’s almost unheard of. Now there’s so many vaccines at that age, a year old when my son had the MMR, that you don’t know what it is that’s causing it because there’s so many given at the same time.
So yes, we were shocked. We were horrified. We did not know about all the death. These poor parents that had been living with death from vaccines and have had nobody to talk to about this because their child is dead. Mine is ongoing, my child’s autism, my child’s vaccine injury, so I can keep talking about it because he’s here.
But the death, the dead babies, the dead toddlers, the dead teenagers, the dead parents—all this death was being silenced. At long last we got to hear what many, many people don’t know, and that is, you can die from a vaccine. We’ve seen it.
The series will continue later this week.