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Bad Science – Autism, Vaccinations and Jenny McCarthy

Posted by jaystile on April 4, 2009

I support skepticism. But I do not support skepticism when it is confronted with a mountain of contrary evidence. (e.g. global warming deniers) I also don’t appreciate people getting undo media attention because they are famous for something that has nothing to do with skill or talent. Especially, when their message reaches so many people are limited in their understanding of the scientific method and scientific evidence.

People who stop vaccinating their kids cause a danger to the population and to their offspring. There are no statisical links between autism and vaccinations. I’m sorry people have autistic children. They really need our support, but lashing out at vaccinations is only hurting not helping. Follow the link to see the body count.

http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Jenny_McCarthy_Body_Count/Home.html When I wrote this post the number of preventable cases was 720 and the number of lives lost was 142.

In June 2007 Jenny McCarthy began promoting anti-vaccination rhetoric. Because of her celebrity status she has appeared on several television shows and has published multiple books advising parents not to vaccinate their children. This has led to a dramatic increase in the number of vaccine preventable illnesses as well as an increase in the number of vaccine preventable deaths.

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