New Report Says: Jenny McCarthy’s Son May Not Have Had Autism After All

Fri, February 26, 2010 9:15am EST by 755 Comments 12,169 Article Views
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After years of speaking out about her son’s autism — and against childhood immunizations — Jenny McCarthy is reversing her position.

After years of speaking publicly about her belief that MMR shots (immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella) caused her son to suffer from autism, Jenny McCarthy now faces the reality that her 7-year-old son Evan — who no longer shows any signs of autism — may likely have lived with completely different illness.

A new article in Time magazine — which Jenny was interviewed for — suggests Evan suffers from Landau-Kleffner syndrome, “a rare childhood neurological disorder that can also result in speech impairment and possible long-term neurological damage.”

Many applaud Jenny, who has never stopped fighting to help her son since his autism diagnosis in 2005.  Others, like the Center of Disease Control, say her claims about immunizations make her “a menace to public health.”

Jenny talks about her son’s progress saying, “Evan couldn’t talk — now he talks. Evan couldn’t make eye contact — now he makes eye contact. Evan was anti-social — now he makes friends.  It was amazing to watch … when something didn’t work for Evan, I didn’t stop. I stopped that treatment, but I didn’t stop.”

And she is also reversing her initial position that the MMR shots caused Evan’s autism.  Jenny now says she wants vaccinations better researched — rather than getting rid of them altogether, as she previously promoted.  And though her son may never have had autism, Jenny insists, “I’ll continue to be the voice” of the disorder.

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crazyblackmama

Posted at 12:07 AM on January 3, 2011  

Jenny Jenny Jenny. Your precious son never had autism honey. Get over it. Move on. You did a great job conning the world about him having autism and making a bunch of money on your books, but it’s time to come CLEAN honey child…..Evan never had autism. He had infantile seizure sweetie….and it was terrifying for you. Yes, it was tramatizing. It upset you. He regressed. It was a terrible tiem. But he got better. That aint autism honey child. So let’s cut the crap and tell it like it is..your child didn’t ever have autism Jenny and you know it and so do many others….let’s keep it straight girl, you know? Damn where’s Star when you need em” for a true story?

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Eva

Posted at 1:02 AM on January 2, 2011  

I agree with Jenny with the FDA has made alot of changes in immunizations. 10 years ago 10 immunzations were giving between birth and age of 3 now that number has tripled to 30 by the age of 3. I have a child who also been affected by immunizations. The people who are negative are people who never experienced this. We are not saying dont immunize your kids but be responsible about it.

thanks jenny for standing up for child.. you dont fight for him no one will.

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tessy

Posted at 11:13 PM on December 29, 2010  

I can’t help but write many of these post off as ignorant. As a person who has 4 ASD people in their extended/immediate family, and several others who demonstrate a “shadow syndrome”, I feel pretty confident that their is a very strong genetic component here; this is in addition to the fact that medical professionals, almost unanimously, agree that vaccinations are not a variable in ASD. And as for the argument that there are increasing incidences of ASD: Two of my family members were diagnosed as adults because there was so little ADS awareness when they were children; other than “Rainman” people had no understanding of the spectrum, and assumed Autism was some kind of profound mental retardation, or savantism. We know now that it is usually neither. It should be noted that all of the people in my family who are on the spectrum are male. Autism is often referred to as the extreme male brain; there is generally a lack of empathy, and an unusual ability to systematize. I shudder to think that people are not vaccinating their children because of neurosis, bad advice, a lack of education, and good sense. I guess things will be clarified when immunization decreases, and Autism remain just as prevalent as it is now, and has been.

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dixiediva

Posted at 12:28 PM on November 27, 2010  

Well, if there is any question regarding Evan’s diagnosis, it just reflects even worse on the Pediaquacks these days who supposedly are diagnosing these kids better, not worse! And these are the same white coat drug dealing doctors who are paid off by the pharmaho reps with pens, post its, free lunches, trips and travel and who knows what else as long as they keep shooting up innocent babies the day they’re born with Hep B vaccine when Hep B is only contracted through IV drug use and sexual promiscuity! Keep your poison and if you want to experiment on something, get a guinea pig! The vaccine labels say that the carcinogenic and mutagenic effects haven’t been evaluated along with their potential to impair fertility. So parents, be aware of the poisons that haven’t been proven “safe!” Read the labels for yourself:

http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm093830.htm

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Taylor Lautner

Posted at 9:24 PM on January 5, 2011  

Lol. You are an idiot.

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jenny Mccarthyhasnoidea

Posted at 6:50 AM on November 18, 2010  

Autism is definately genetic. I am sick of people trying to blame it on something else. I did it we all do it but it’s the denial process. All parents realise their childs Autism has come from either one parent or both and accept it. Autism comes in many forms it definately cannot be cured or reversed as Mc Carthy claimed. I cannot believe Oprah and millions of others fell for her crap-she just wanted to earn a quick dollar and her book is quite self absorbed with an uneducated focus on Autism. She copied alot of things straight off Google and wrote a book about it. Her claims that Autism can be reversed or cured mystifies me as she once aknowledged Savants and on Opera Holly Robinson-Pete also stated that some people posess great gifts or talents with Autism and I believe Holly’s son could play piano. A Savant skill is a speciality in a certian area with talent and greatness beyond the norm. Why did Opera not ask Jenny if Savant skills are also reversed ??As jenny claims Autism can be reversed -when a childs Autism gives them a gift, is that reversed when Autism is cured???
Jenny Mc Carthy pay back every one who has wasted their money on your books and resources to cure Autism,donate all your ripp off money back to the Autism Community ,apologise and dont think we want you as the face of Autism you complete fool.

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kit

Posted at 5:23 AM on December 10, 2010  

wow what right do you have to say it’s genetic only? Many healthy adults are having austistic kids.

She did what every mom would do if they had a kid on the spectrum.. try EVERYTHING.. read everything.. do whatever suits you to do and to try.

How did she cure her son anyway? If it’s a neuro disorder that gets worse.. how did it get better?

Personally I thank her for bringing so much attention to the kids who really need it.

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Leeloo

Posted at 8:44 PM on December 28, 2010  

Plenty of seemingly healthy adults pass on genetic traits to their children who will then present with the factors or diseases that those genes represent. It happens all the time. Just because your parents didn’t have it doesn’t mean you won’t. Male pattern baldness comes from the mother, but bald mens’ mothers don’t necessarily go bald themselves. Color blindness also does not usually affect women (in most cases, however, I have a sister-in-law who IS color blind but her twin is not, and my husband is also color-blind), but mothers do carry the genetic factor for color blindness. Migraine is another genetic disease, but just because I have it doesn’t mean my kids will get it. I think you ought to do some research before you ask that question.

 
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Dwayne

Posted at 11:38 PM on August 3, 2011  

Though I love your attitude, what angers me is that she did not in fact do everything. She didn’t chose to become educated.

She simply Googled the disorder, found the answers that made sense to her uneducated mind, and then toured the country/world becoming famous as an advocate and making money.

She chose the easy roads. She couldn’t be bothered to spend the time and effort necessary to look for real answers. That almost by definition removes her from the advocate category, right?

She funneled a ton of money from honest autism research into areas previously proved to be non viable, cause 10-100s of thousands of parents to choose not to vaccinate their children, yet is lauded as a hero. And that’s too bad.

Often much is lost when presenting an opinion in text, so I’ll ask you to believe that my comments are made with the utmost respect to your comments and are only intended to offer a different perspective.

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Dwayne

 
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crazyblackmama

Posted at 1:00 AM on November 14, 2010  

Jenny McCarthy’s son never had autism? Wow. You know what, it’s true. Shame media don’t investigate this, but I guess when you’ve been on Oprah, well, than whatever you say, must be true, right?

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Kathleen

Posted at 5:45 PM on November 13, 2010  

Um . . . they stopped making the vaccines with the chemical they believe is linked to autism. But of course there is a back log of the old vaccines and because there is no real proof that they do in fact cause autism they are still using the vaccines.

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kit

Posted at 5:24 AM on December 10, 2010  

They still add it actually and I recently asked my dr about that and he assures me they ALL have toxic heavy metals in them. They HAVE to. I was advised to not even use aluminum foil during pregnancy and yet you want me to shoot up with it WHILE I’m preggers? uh no thanks

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Barry from Australia

Posted at 1:49 AM on November 11, 2010  

I firmly believe that Autism is caused by the MMR injection if there is a history or the disease within one of the parents. I am the father of a 3 year old autistic child who was as bright as a button and further advanced than most babies until he received his MMR injection from the local GP.Within a few days of the injection at 13 months of age he went from a bright,interactive,cohearant and friendly baby to a complete ZOMBIE walking into walls with eyes wide open and crying for no reason and displaying all the autistic traits. I have the before and after on DVD and showed them to his peadritian who was quite amazed and to quote him ” I can see your concern but I cannot comment OH MY GOD I can see where you’re coming from with your anger and frustration but you would be hard pressed to prove it in court”it is very obvious the injection triggered the problem . Our governments and drug companies won’t admit to any responsibility because there wouldn’t be enough money or time in the world to compensate for the damage they have caused.

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Darby

Posted at 7:45 PM on November 14, 2010  

I can not tell you how many other families I have meet over the years with the same problem! It is so completely obvious when we see it happen to our child, then meet so many others with the same story to tell! I am afraid of how many children it is going to take for someone to listen! Thank you for your comment!

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Cruzangringa

Posted at 12:37 PM on November 18, 2010  

I dont understand why this is so complicated and either or…you are exactly right. Of course there must be a predisposition to the disorder, but a catylyst is also necessary. Its multiple variables, however genetics cannot be controlled yet, and exposure to the trigger can be. And the obvious, that it is an injury caused autistic TYPE disorder, that is simply related, but not exactly the same (in cause or progress). And it is precisely because autism has always existed, even pre-vaccine, but the numbers now have exploded, pointing to an obvious environmental trigger. Im not quite sure what it is that the AMA is not ‘getting,’ but they seem to have a blind spot, and are surprisely malicous, indignant, and condescending in their attitudes and reactions.

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justme

Posted at 4:38 PM on October 19, 2010  

I want to see the actual quotes where Jenny is saying Evan was never autistic. Also, she said all along that vaccines should be cleaned up, she was never anti-vaccine. That is nothing new. She never claimed she completely healed or took away Evan’s autism…she talked about how he was “recovered”. Also, if you read her book “Mother Warriors” you can see that other mothers had similar results with their autistic children, why some did not. He basic message it to be aware, have an open mind, and above all else be an advocate for your child. What is so wrong with that???

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meredith

Posted at 6:58 PM on October 17, 2010  

As a mother of a child w autism, it was frustrating to see McCarthy prancing around claiming that she ‘cured her son’s autism.’ We also tried gluten-free diet and other expensive therapies, which gave minimal improvement. It’s frustrating to put so much time and money into your child, and have other ppl think that you could cure your child’s autism too if you simply tried and fought a little harder, like Jenny McCarthy. She’s such a warrior for her son. Why don’t you do the same? All the public hears is that you can cure autism w the right therapies, they look for excuses to demonize and critisize parents of special needs kids, they are scared that it can happen to them too and they want to know that good parents won’t have autistic kids, bad parents have children w/ special needs because they don’t try hard enough. I’m sick of it.

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Marge Kostecki

Posted at 7:33 PM on October 2, 2010  

Has there ever been any research done re: the use
of plastic baby bottles (instead of glass baby bottles);
and Autism?

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KT

Posted at 8:10 AM on September 26, 2010  

Look, I just read her book yesterday and have heard her a couple of times speak on this issue. I’ve personally never heard her say she’s “anti-vaccine.” She beleives that vaccines contributed to HER child’s disorder. You are right that those who are “anti-vaccine” are dangerous. But those who dismiss outright any possible causality between vaccines and autism are not thinking clearly either. Yes, the study that lots of people were quoted was bogus. But we need more testing! Genuine testing. Anyone reputable in the medical community knows that we need to do more research to figure out if in some sub-groups vaccines are unsafe. To dismiss the possiblity outright is a dangerous form of group denial and suggests that we abandon real scientific principles of research. And I would be shocked, after reading his symptoms and the way that he made progress, if her son had anything other than Autism. Of course it’s possible, but thank goodness he was treated as if he did have Autism, because it’s that set of treatments and interventions that worked. By the way, in the book she outlines what she did for her child. The protocol she followed is very mainstream: ABA, speech, OT, GFCF diet, yeast-free diet, some supplements. Of course it’s very difficult to know what actually will work for any child, but none of these interventions were anything wild or crazy.

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autismmom

Posted at 12:46 PM on September 21, 2010  

Candlecane
Do you have a child with autism? You can’t fake autism. Its not possible. It has very strict criteria to meet the diagnosis. And until you watch your child slip into their own world and not be able to function when they previously could right after a bunch of vaccines then please keep your mouth shut. Good for you that you and your family can tolerate the unsafe vaccines but mine cannot. I would love to have my kids vaccinated but the risks unfortunately outweigh the benefits for us. Please do not speak on which you do not know.
We are not anti vaccines we are pro safe vaccines.

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Jane

Posted at 3:39 PM on September 28, 2010  

Hey, what did your kid have for breakfast the day he or she slipped into autism? Maybe that’s what caused it. Has anyone looked into the correlation between Autism and Cap’n Crunch?

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justme

Posted at 4:33 PM on October 19, 2010  

You are just plain rude, Jane!!!!

 
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Daniel

Posted at 7:38 PM on October 27, 2010  

Its a perfectly good analogy to what Jenny McCarthy has done here. In the US alone form June 3rd and October 26th there have been 619 preventable deaths and 67957 preventable illnesses. She should be put to trial.

 
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Cruzangringa

Posted at 12:54 PM on November 18, 2010  

What the hell is wrong with you? Besides being very mean (and that is simply what it is)…your also an idiot. Yes, let us talk about the captain crunch. If the same number of parents began giving their child captain crunch, as had vaccines, and on the same required week (lets say 6 weeks old), and all of the children got sick 5-7 days after beginning the captain crunch, and the captain crunch was also toxic and contained murcery, lead, anti-freeze – THEN YES YOU WANT TO RESEARCH THE EFFECTS OF CAPTAIN CRUNCH. Wow, your an idiot.

 
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christine

Posted at 5:18 PM on November 23, 2010  

Wow!! You are a plan out bitch!! I have an autistic child and you have no idea what so ever how autistic children are! So when you do than post a comment. Stupid Bitch!

 
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christine

Posted at 5:20 PM on November 23, 2010  

That post was ment for Jane.

 
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Ken

Posted at 12:50 PM on December 20, 2010  

Jane,

We must be extremely educated for such a profound statement. If you have nothing worth saying, please go back to surfing the internet. Come on.

 
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maria

Posted at 3:50 PM on March 8, 2011  

What an idiot…..

 
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maria

Posted at 3:51 PM on March 8, 2011  

CapnCrunch and autism, ignorance is bliss

 
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NolansMom

Posted at 1:21 AM on October 4, 2010  

“AutismMom” This is for you- I am a mother of four, My 11 year old has Autism, I am also a teacher for special needs children and have worked at a daycare as well with special needs children, The number one thing that I want to say first is that my son has never been vaccinated EVER & he was fine up until he was 3 and then developed Autism I have many many friend whose children have autism and for many of them its the same thing i have devoted most of my adult life researching autism, dealing with it myself and with other parents and children, the vaccines dont not cause Autism I am sure of that!You r the one who should keep your mouth shut and Educate yourself fully and I dont mean reading Jenny’s books, i mean spend hours if not years researching this before you spout your mouth off to people about what you have seen or know because you are wrong and its also been proven now that you are wrong, I choose not to vaccinate my kids because i think its wrong to put crap in their bodies, however not once did i not do it because i thought it would cause Autism, Autism is not curable either it can be worked on and the child can get better as Evan did and as my son has but it cant be cured what i am trying to stress is that Autism has many faces and it can come on anytime from birth so it was just a coincidence that your sons autism came on after his shot, maybe he was allergic to it or maybe he has something else wrong with him and you have been misinformed my advice for you is to go to a different doctor, do research educate yourself and take care of your child instead of being so angry at everyone and instead of trying to lay blame where it doesnt belong you are going to have to face it someday that your child is autistic because he is its nothing you did wrong, its nothing having a shot did to him, it could even be genetic they dont know but a lot points to this look through your families history and see i am sure their is someone who has it on one of the sides, as i found out my husbands side has Autism in their family and my own brothers little boy is Autistic. Honestly for you and your childs sake be happy enjoy life you have a great child who is a blessing let go of the anger its wrong to come on sites like this and be rude and nasty to people, it was wrong for you and it was wrong for the other person. I hope you get the help you need to cope sweetie

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justme

Posted at 4:32 PM on October 19, 2010  

Wow…if you really are a teacher, I certainly hope that you teach your children better grammar and communications skills than you have showed us on here.
You have no right to speak so hatefully to autismmom. Above all else, a mother’s instincts sometimes prove to be right. You should respect her beliefs. I understand you have an autistic child as well, but just because your child didn’t become autistic due to vaccines (because you do not have your children get them), doesn’t mean that without a doubt other children have developed autism because of the vaccines. You yourself said the are “full of crap”. So please be respectful.

 
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Cruzangringa

Posted at 1:03 PM on November 18, 2010  

What exactly is it that you are not understanding? Obviously traditional autism has long been recognized (with various areas of grey elaborated on lately, such as aspergergers or ABD). And not only is it obvious that the numbers have drastically increased, requiring not ONLY a genetic predisposition, but an environmental catalyst. And in your son obviously vaccines did not cause it. Like old school autism. And MCcarthy, and so many others, it quite obviously did. And the latter is again – obviously – a post fetal development of the disorder – or related disorder – caused by injury. Because the cause is different, the prognosis is different. You are operating on too many assumptions, which you are not aware of or questioning. Again, what exactly are you not understanding?

 
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kit

Posted at 5:33 AM on December 10, 2010  

Have you been tested for Fragile X? Perhaps you should not be breeding with such a history

 
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Linda

Posted at 10:04 AM on December 16, 2010  

I’m not sure if this board is still active but I have a question for NolansMom. I am the mother of an almost 2 1/2 year old boy who started to talk at about 1 1/2 and then stopped before he was two. He has been diagnosed with PDD but we have several different diagnoses. He is in Early Intervention and received speech therapy. He shows no interest in speaking. He makes good eye contact but when he is focused on a particular “thing” he doesn’t respond to anything else around him. He is not interested in interacting with other children although now has tried to imitate what they do (very rarely). What else can I do to help him? Besides a diet (which I have not tried and pediatrician does not recommend) what other therapies are there to help him?

 
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nikkikemp

Posted at 9:17 PM on September 15, 2010  

im sorry but it seems like to me we all have our own choices n brains n our heads,my son is autistic, n i guess “adhd” ha right “adhd”? not really sure about that part? hes a 4y/o BOY….come on, bottom line she did for her kid what SHE felt was right for HIM, i got my own mind n im choosing to do what i feel is right for HIM, i decided to stay away from the “drugs” these doc. prescribe cause i feel that the more they push(n yes, our doc. n pharmacies)the more “bonus” items they get…come on ppl use ur heads, im readin her book now almost done n shes basically sharing HER story w/ us. now how YOU decide to take it is YOUR responsibility, jus bcause all of what she said worked for him, doesnt mean it will work for YOUR or MY child….BOTTOM LINE PPL COMMON SENSE….USE IT, WE ALL(well, most of us) HAVE IT….

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Steve

Posted at 10:56 AM on September 15, 2010  

You trolls that work for big pharma are pathetic.

Vaccine-Autism Court Award of $1.5M to Poling Family

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/vaccine-autism-court-award-15m-poling-family

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crazyblackmama

Posted at 12:09 AM on January 3, 2011  

No, Jenny McCarthy’s son never had autism. Period. It’s just that simple.

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matt

Posted at 10:56 PM on January 4, 2011  

You left out the part where it said she had an undiagnosed “mitochondrial disorder”, that is certainly not the norm and was given nine vaccines in one day. Certainly testing should be done of vaccines, but that could be said of any medicine. Jenny McCarthy went out and lobbed bombs at the medical community, based on no more evidence than “I’m a mommy” and apparently “I don’t understand the correlation/causation fallacy”

Also for all the people going on about “paid trolls for pharma”, if I may just point out something about the man who got this whole business started. Dr. Wakefield, the doctor who produced the fraudulent lancet study, was himself paid off by a large law firm who wanted evidence that vaccines caused autism. So perhaps you should all examine the beam in your eye before pointing out the mote in others

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candiecane

Posted at 1:57 AM on September 6, 2010  

Look, Jenny McCarthy’s son never had autism. Anyone with a brain can figure that out. Let’s see, he had several seizures. He then suffered developmental delays, common to kids who have infantile seizures. He was then given seizures meds. And a gluten free diet. He got better. Gee willikers, don’t have to be a doc to figure that one out.

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Me

Posted at 4:05 PM on October 21, 2010  

candiecane, if you had done a little research you would have found that children, like my son, who have Aspergers Syndrome, which is a small variant of Austim, commonly suffer from seizures.

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Cruzangringa

Posted at 1:18 PM on November 18, 2010  

In the same spirit of ‘obviousness,’ Obviously, all of the parents who know their child was somehow injured by vaccines are quite simply correct. And that this injury caused a disorder that was autistic enough like to have all of the children diagnosed with it…’Doesnt take a brain’ to figure out the vaccines are quite obviously causing this health threat.

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cmegone

Posted at 12:46 AM on August 13, 2010  

Will someone please tell this freak to take a hike. All she has done is hurt innocent people that were looking for anyway to help their child, and sadly some listened to this idiot. There is no excuse for what she has done and and she should be dealt with legally (jailed and sued). PLEASE dont let people like this speak for any cause you are passionate about because all they do is devalue the message.

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Tina

Posted at 12:09 PM on August 30, 2010  

You are the closed minded IDIOT here!

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flor zumba

Posted at 12:06 AM on August 3, 2010  

hola me alegra muchisimo saber q ud.Jenny no yse detuvo ante nada por seguir ayudando a su hijo y despues de tanta lucha y constancias vea los resultados de su esfuerzo .me imagino la felicidad q debe tener al disfrutar de su hijo dia a dia a pesar q nuestro amor por ellos no es menos cuando mas nos necesitan creo todo lo contrario los amamos mas tengo mi hijo Jhonatan de 22 meses q dejo de hablar cuando recien empezo no se si tiene q ver con todos los antibiticos q ha tomado no camina y no puede sostener cosas con sus manos tiene 5 terapias y los medicos no escuentran nada ya se puede imaginar como me siento pero me alegra saber q su hijo esta mejor espero Jehova me permita tener las fuerzas para seguir adelante con todas las dificultades mis mejores deseos para toda su familia.adios

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Pender

Posted at 2:25 PM on July 21, 2010  

Good going Jenny McSelfish. Just saying “oopsy daisy!” isn’t good enough since you’ve no doubt HURT a lot of people now in your bs crusade.

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realist

Posted at 1:56 PM on July 21, 2010  

Attractive women are always on the lookout for ways to make the world care about them that aren’t breast-related, so if Jenny wants to live in an imaginary world where she’s defeated the medical establishment with her rogue brand of healthcare, let her. However, being given a free pass to go on all kinds of daytime TV drivel shows and preach this nonsense has led to sickness and death for hundreds of children. Jenny McCarthy is directly responsible for children’s deaths, and so indirectly responsible are people like Oprah Winfrey who help her peddle this dangerous nonsense.

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Tina

Posted at 12:12 PM on August 30, 2010  

Your comments are ridiculous! She never once told anyone not to vaccinate their kids. She only wants the toxins removed from them and wants them to be given one at a time instead of as many as the doctor feels like giving on that particular day (since their is no limit). And you think what she is saying is killing kids? Are you nuts?!

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matt

Posted at 11:00 PM on January 4, 2011  

It absolutely is :http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Jenny_McCarthy_Body_Count/Home.html

even if there was hard evidence of a link between autism and vaccines, the diseases they prevent kill. Would you rather have a dead child or autistic one. McCarthy may preface her statements with “I’m not anti-vaccine”, but she’s just covering her ass

 
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RSG

Posted at 6:34 PM on June 26, 2010  

‘Wonder if the parents of those children who died of pertussis, all under 3 months (meaning they were not able to get pertussis vaccine, even though many in California were eligible and REFUSED because of this woman) will sue Jenny McCarthy for misinformation to the public. If someone can get arrested for yelling “Fire!” in a movie theater, this is the modern day equivalent.

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Jessica

Posted at 2:17 PM on August 18, 2010  

CAN I SAY AMEN TO THIS!?!?!??! Jenny McCarthy IS a MENACE to society!

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kit

Posted at 5:36 AM on December 10, 2010  

Uh you don’t get pertussis at birth and according to “them” it takes 3 shots to be immunized.

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EllKay

Posted at 12:32 AM on May 25, 2010  

And meanwhile Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the quack behind the claims that the MMR vaccine caused autism, has been stripped of his license to practice medicine for gross negligence, research fraud, and malpractice. The Lancet, which published his findings, has retracted his work. Please, Jenny, admit you were duped and that vaccines had NOTHING to do with your child’s problems, which weren’t even autism in the first place.

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Tina

Posted at 12:19 PM on August 30, 2010  

You all sound like a bunch of mindless robots. Blindly accepting EVERYTHING that mainstream medicine and pharmaceutical companies tell you is downright dangerous! Obviously none of you have had anyone in your families health damaged by being “good patients”.

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matt

Posted at 11:01 PM on January 4, 2011  

yeah, we also haven’t gotten mumps, rubella, measles, or…drum roll….autism.

 
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kit

Posted at 5:37 AM on December 10, 2010  

You failed to mention the doctors that had their names ON his research report had some people bully them into saying they lied about it. They are definately pissed he was taking their monies

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Katie

Posted at 10:16 PM on May 24, 2010  

I’m not surprised…..it’s known that you can’t be “cured” of autism, so if her son is, as she says, “cured” and normal then he never had the disease to begin with.

Or maybe she knew that all along….she seems like the kind of fame wh0re that would do this for attention.

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Annoyed Autie

Posted at 11:57 AM on May 19, 2010  

Seriously. The study that suggested that there was a correlation between autism and vaccines has been ROUNDLY DEBUNKED and people still listened to this woman. WHY? Now she’s admitting that her son never had autism, and she still wants to be the “voice” for autistics? I’m sorry, peaches, but we have our own voices, even if you don’t respect us enough to GRANT US THE SENTIENCE TO USE THEM.

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kit

Posted at 5:38 AM on December 10, 2010  

It wasn’t debunked.. the researchers removed their name due to the board saying they would revoke all liscences attached to it and they would be forgiven if they remove their name. Politics…

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Leeloo

Posted at 8:55 PM on December 28, 2010  

Actually there have been numerous studies done to try and replicate Wakefield’s findings. None of them, so far, have succeeded. Wakefield used 12 children, whom all but 2 had showed signs of autism prior to injections.

Plus, Wakefield argued for split vaccinations instead of several tied together. What smacks of stupidity here is that people don’t understand when you split dosages up, it means more $$$ for those “Big Pharmas” everyone seems to be so afraid of. It includes more trips to the doctor, more copays or OOP expenses, and more money for the doctors giving these vaccines over the span of visits and of course, supplying the medications. I don’t understand why people gloss over this fact and argue that Pharma is trying to cover up an irresponsible study in order to make more money.

 
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Z

Posted at 12:29 AM on May 1, 2010  

Well, Jo, do you honestly believe that a woman with NO medical training should consider herself “the voice of autism”? Funny, I thought people with autism had THEIR OWN voices.

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whit

Posted at 9:58 AM on July 12, 2010  

nit wit!! i take much affense to that statement about the their own voices because my son has autism and it is rare when he speaks. if u dont have anything nice to say, dont speak!!! you are clueless

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Matt

Posted at 12:40 AM on March 18, 2011  

Has anyone ever considered that the age of onset correlates with the standard dosing schedules of the vaccines? I’m not arguing that there may not be an environmental component to autism (in fact, I would be surprised if there wasn’t one), but to say it’s vaccines for certain is tentative at best at this point. I would not be surprised if eventually autism spectrum disorders are broken into multiple disorders, as there is a great deal of variance amongst autism spectrum disorders, both in function, impact, and severity (and also response to treatment), so what today is part of a common spectrum may eventually be multiple disorders which share some common aspects.

 
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