As discussions have spread about the film The Greater Good, more professionals, encouraged by the open discussion the film is promoting, are recommending the film. Today we recieved a letter from pediatrician Janet Levatin doing just that:
Re: The film â€śThe Greater Goodâ€ť
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Janet Levatin, MD, and I have been a board-certified pediatrician since 1989. I attended the George Washington University School of Medicine, graduating in 1982, and completed a pediatric residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. I have been practicing pediatrics as an attending-level physician since 1986, and have been following the issues of vaccinations and parental consent for many years.
I had the opportunity to see the film â€śThe Greater Goodâ€ť several months ago. I found the film very informative and thought-provoking in its discussion of the development of vaccines and vaccine policy. The information is well presented, and offers a balanced discussion of the issues. The opinions of neuroscientists and physicians who raise pertinent questions about current vaccine policy are presented; additionally, time is given to medical professionals who strongly advocate for vaccine policy as it exists.
Parents are constantly making decisions that influence the health and safety of their children. As a pediatrician I encourage all parents to inform themselves fully and to discuss many issues with their childrenâ€™s health care providers, especially elective procedures such as vaccination. â€śThe greater Goodâ€ť is an excellent educational resource that parents can use as they prepare to discuss immunization plans with their pediatricians.
Janet Levatin, MD
A reminder to watch The Greater Good on Current TV this Saturday at 1pm eastern.