With Jenny McCarthy in the news for appearing on the cover of this month’s Playboy and hosting a dopey reality show on NBC, I thought now was a good time to remind people that she is responsible for the death of hundreds of children as a result of her scientifically bogus anti-vaccination rhetoric.
After McCarthy’s son was diagnosed with autism in 2005, she became the unofficial spokesperson for the notion that certain vaccines caused autism. Even though it was discovered that the study that linked vaccines to autism was invented after lawyers bribed the study’s author to write the report in hopes that they could strike gold by bringing lawsuits against drug companies, and even though McCarthy found out that her son was misdiagnosed and never actually had autism, she continues to preach against vaccinating children.
While McCarthy’s anti-vaccination campaign has never prevented a single case of autism, it has successfully caused hundreds of thousands of children to become ill and hundreds more to die from diseases that had been functionally eradicated for decades. Measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough are all making a comeback thanks, almost exclusively, to McCarthy.
The website Jenny McCarthy Body Count continues to do outstanding work tracking the lives damaged and lost due to McCarthy’s continuous spewing of unscientific bullshit.
And please, take the advice of doctors rather than the advice of a nude model when it comes to the health of your children.