Although I don’t have enough time right now to give this topic the full attention that it deserves, I couldn’t wait any longer to comment on nude model and public idiot Jenny McCarthy’s new gig as The View’s newest panelist. Here are your two take-aways for this morning:
- There is no controversy about a connection between vaccines and autism. There is no controversy about a connection between vaccines and autism. That particular bit of deliberate misinformation has been scientifically proven to be false by multiple controlled large-scale clinical studies and the immunological and epidemiological world stands behind that proof. There is no controversy about a connection between vaccines and autism.
- Jenny McCarthy has a body count attached to her name.
I have total sympathy for parents distraught over their children’s unexplained medical problems. That doesn’t mean that suspicion, strong emotions or lack of evidence pointing to a definitive cause entitles them to make claims against vaccines and do great damage to society as a whole and to individuals in specific by increasing vaccine preventable diseases.
From my archives: When I was swarmed by a small group of anti-vaccination activists and held within their circle.