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Bonnie Says: Jenny McCarthy — Childhood Vaccines DO NOT Cause Autism! It's Time for You to Renounce Your Claim. Children's Lives Are at Stake!

Tue, September 14, 2010 6:08pm EDT by HL Intern 191 Comments
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A new study about to be published in the October issue of Pediatrics Magazine is the 19th piece of highly regarded medical research to refute Jenny’s claims that vaccines cause autism.

It’s time for the blonde bombshell and mom of autistic son Evan, 8, to immediately end her campaign against vaccines that save children’s lives.

This new study followed more than 1,000 children and found NO correlation. This is the 19th highly regarded medical study to now conclude that childhood vaccines DO NOT cause autism.

You know what? Children have already needlessly died from outbreaks of preventable diseases. This year at least five children have died in California from whooping cough after an outbreak due to low vaccination rates.

A measles outbreak in Ireland took the lives of two children after vaccination rates fell to 88 percent of the population. Jenny McCarthy– do you really want the needless deaths of these children and possibly more, on your shoulders?

You and parents like you, need to wake up and smell the truth- vaccines were created for a reason- to save children’s lives. Before the advent of these “miracle” disease preventables, children DIED of polio, diptheria, mumps, whooping cough, measles, and chicken pox. All the time!

Talk to your parents and grandparents. They will tell you about an era not that long ago when their own parents were terrified that they would be infected with deadly diptheria or polio. My mom remembered being kept at home as a child when there were outbreaks of polio. She had friends who were crippled or died from the disease.

Today parents have the luxury of considering the ridiculous notion of NOT vaccinating their children. They have this luxury because we don’t live in a world where there are feared, regular contagious disease epidemics.

People like Jenny McCarthy and other anti-vaccine advocates count on the fact that having most other children in this country vaccinated ,will protect their own children. The problem is that when vaccination rates fall below 95 percent, the diseases can come roaring back. They haven’t been obliterated from nature – they still exist!

In the meantime, mercury, which was used as a preservative in children’s vaccines and which was eyed as the instigator of autism, has been virtually eliminated from modern vaccines. Even so, many, many reputable medical studies found no correlation between mercury and autism.

I realize how frustrating it must be for parents who are desperately searching for a cause of their child’s autism. It can be especially difficult for parents who, believed that their child was developing normally, until toddlerhood.

When British doctor Andrew Wakefield originally published a study in 1997 linking autism to common childhood vaccinations, anguished parents of autistic children, like Jenny McCarthy, grasped at his assertions. The trouble is that this study has now been repeatedly refuted by far larger, more well-researched studies and Dr. Wakefield has lost his physician’s license. He was found guilty of serious professional misconduct over “unethical” research that sparked unfounded fears concerning the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccines’ link to autism.

The Lancet, a leading medical journal, which originally published Dr. Wakefield’s research in 1998,officially retracted the study in February of this year. The Lancet now accepts that Dr. Wakefield’s claims were “false.”

Second to Dr. Wakefield, comedienne and actress Jenny McCarthy has probably been the person most responsible for thousands of parents’ refusal to vaccinate their children against dangerous diseases..

Jenny McCarthy- there is now NO excuse for you to protest against  vaccines! It’s time to admit that you were wrong, and speak out loudly and clearly to your followers. Tell them that vaccines DO NOT cause autism! Yell it from the rooftops!


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