Virulent: The Vaccine War - Screening and Q and A


Join us on October 20 at 7 PM for a screening of “Virulent: The Vaccine War,” a documentary about anti-vaccine activism in an age of COVID-19, social media influencers, and easy access to misinformation and disinformation about vaccines.

Following the screening, film producer Laura Davis and director Tjardus Greidanus will join an expert panel to discuss the film and the public health impacts of anti-vaccine activism. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the public in attendance. 


About Laura Davis and Tjardus Greidanus:

Laura and Tjardus specialize in making impactful documentaries about science and medicine. Their latest project, Virulent: The Vaccine War, examines the history of vaccine hesitancy and the galvanizing effect Covid-19 has had on anti-vaccination activists. It is their follow-up to the CINE Golden Eagle-winning A Shot to Save the World about the creation of the Salk polio vaccine which featured an exclusive interview with Bill Gates and streamed on Paramount+ throughout 2020. 

Another feature documentary, Burden of Genius, an exploration of Dr. Thomas Starzl’s pioneering work in organ transplantation, is heading to public television in 2023 following weeks of sold-out screenings at the Carnegie Science Center and hundreds of screenings at top transplant centers including Stanford, Columbia, Harvard-Mass General, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, UPMC, Duke and the University of Chicago as well as at transplant conferences around the world.

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