The Star of 'Plandemic' Spent Years Flooding the Vaccine Court System with Bad Science - 2020-07-23
In the last several months, Mikovits has become an indisputable star in a set of overlapping worlds. She's been both celebrated and pilloried for her claims about the dark motives of public health authorities, and she's been able to tell her self-described life story—unjust persecution by the scientific establishment, banishment, ruin—to a wider audience than she probably ever could have imagined.
These are heady times, not just for Mikovits and Wakefield, but for the broader anti-vaccine movement. Amid the ongoing devastation of the coronavirus pandemic and the promise of a COVID-19 vaccine—one experts worry could potentially be rushed into production , and thus subject to fear and suspicion and rejection from people who desperately need it—they see an opportunity to discredit the entire vaccine schedule, and the science behind it.
Not coincidentally, Andrew Wakefield is also currently focused on the federal vaccine compensation system. Wakefield was the lead author on a now-retracted study falsely linking vaccines to autism, and is still one of the most revered figures in the anti-vax world. In the last few weeks, he's been busily promoting a new film called 1986: The Act, about the passage of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which he views as a disastrous mistake.