Oprah and Jenny McCarthy strike again! Thanks to airhead celebrity pseudo-scientists, way too many soccer moms have convinced themselves that vaccines are dangerous. You would think with all these moms opting out of vaccines we would be seeing a massive reduction in cases of autism. Are we? Nope. Instead, we get this,
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday afternoon that 107 people from 21 states, including North Carolina, have reported contracting the measles.
The other states included are Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington http://bit.ly/2Mm0T7i
So no reduction in autism, but as a door prize, we got a huge increase in measles. Just a reminder in 2014, the U.S. experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC.
Once again, we have to thank Jenny McCarthy and Oprah Winfrey for exposing so many Americans to this absolutely dumb idea. I can’t believe Jenny McCarthy’s completely uninformed opinion was wrong. She played a doctor once, right?
Final Thoughts: If you’re listening to Jenny McCarthy and Oprah over the advice of a doctor. You might want to talk to another kind of doctor. A psychiatrist.