The Autism Vaccine Debate: Who's Afraid of Jenny McCarthy?
I am not afraid to say I am afraid of Jenny McCarthy.
The pseudoscientific expert who speaks to hope and emotion and the mothering instinct scares me.
By the way, we shouldn't even be referring to The Autism Vaccine Debate. It is no longer a debate. There is nothing to debate here. It's a debacle, a public health menace, a sorry chapter in our Unscientific America. But it is no longer a debate and it's counterproductive to portray it as such.
Oh, why can't we treat it like school prayer or evolution? Just agree to disagree? Well, for one, unlike some kids praying at lunch time, this one's got more significant consquences, like the unvaccinated kids.
Maybe I should simply stop writing about Jenny McCarthy, her Generation Rescue anti-vaccine crap and the whole fiasco. Maybe I should get some blonde hair extensions and vamp it up a bit more, might be perfect for the Mid-Life crisis I'm planning.
What do you'll think?