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‘The View’, Jenny McCarthy, and a public health nightmare

You Think You Know

There’s been a lot in the news recently about the decision to hire Jenny McCarthy to replace Elizabeth Hasselback on “The View”.  I cant say that I’m particularly sad to see Hasselback go, as I was never a fan of her conservative “values” but the hiring of Jenny McCarthy – as has been pointed out by many – amounts to a public health nightmare.

For those of you who don’t know, McCarthy is a staunch believer that vaccines caused her son to have autism.  Furthermore, she is an outspoken advocate for not vaccinating children and both encourages and supports parents who choose not to do so.  McCarthy is a strong supporter of UK physician Andrew Wakefield, who published a study in 1998 showing that the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine causes autism.  That very study has been discredited as a fraud, and follow up studies have disproved Wakefield’s claim.  Despite…

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July 22, 2013 - Posted by | Consumer Health, health care | , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. thanks for the reblog!

    Comment by justgngr | July 22, 2013 | Reply

    • You are very welcome.
      I don’t watch The View, but have read about the vaccination/autism remarks in the media.
      One of many shocking statements…Jenny McCarthy said she is an expert (in the health/medical field, I believe) because she uses Google to find information.

      Comment by Janice Flahiff | July 22, 2013 | Reply


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