Only yesterday Orac warned people of the upcoming wave of stupid about to break over us all. His only mistake in my view was confining it to the U.S.
Well today the wave breaks. Recently Time ran an interview with Jenny McCarthy they described as:
McCarthy and TIME science editor Jeffrey Kluger sparred over the causes of autism and the safety of vaccines…
If this is sparring I hope Mr Kluger decided against
boxing as a profession. He all but rolls over and allows McCarthy
to tickle his belly.
There's a bellyfull of the usual facepalm inducing idiocy of course but also chilling warning about how far these antivaxxers are prepared to go:
do believe sadly it’s going to take some diseases coming back to
realize that we need to change and develop vaccines that are safe. If
the vaccine companies are not listening to us, it’s their f—-ing fault
that the diseases are coming back. They’re making a product that’s s—-.
If you give us a safe vaccine, we’ll use it. It shouldn’t be polio
Thats right, Jenny is quite prepared
for a Polio epidemic in the name of her unscientific cause. And
who’s fault will it be? Why the people who make the vaccine that helps
prevent Polio of course! And why? Because Dr. McCarthy – the
woman who used to think she was an Indigo and her son a Crystal Child
in communication with an alien – believes that vaccines cause autism.
Of course the lack of any reputable scientific evidence tends to
indicate she might just be in error, but y’know why let a little thing
like accuracy get in the way of a body count?
Time out Jenny, you’re getting scarier and scarier.
Are Autism and Vaccines Linked? See the Opposing Views debate.