Science Twitter Drags De Niro: 15 Funniest #FutureTribecaDocumentary
Now that the Tribeca Film Festival and Robert De Niro have decided to give a credible platform to disgraced former surgeon/researcher Andrew Wakefield to screen his anti-vaccination documentary, Science Twitter has two options: laugh or cry. Despite mountains of scientific literature and boatloads of money spent investigating the disproven claim that vaccines cause autism, De Niro justified inclusion of the Wakefield-directed film by saying he feels that "it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and examined" at the Tribeca Film Festival. So we pondered what other issues may also need to be "discussed and examined" in a #FutureTribecaDocumentary (hashtag credit to Dr. Jennifer Gunter). Here are just a few:
UPDATE 3/26/2016: Tribeca Film Festival and Robert De Niro announced this evening that they no longer plan to screen Vaxxed in the film festival. The evidence-based community applauds this decision, which will have a positive impact on public health.