You have some explaining to do, Jenny McCarthy! A new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on April 21, is another piece of medical research to refute your claims that vaccines cause autism. It’s time to apologize.
Jenny McCarthy, I think it’s time for you to end your crusade against vaccines, which save children’s lives. A new study that followed more than 95,000 children found NO correlation between the measles vaccine and autism.
JAMA: Autism Not Linked To Measles Vaccine — Jenny McCarthy Should Apologize
“Controversy seems to follow autism like the tail on a kite,” Dr. Bryan King, a researcher at Seattle Children’s Autism Center and the University of Washington, wrote in his recent editorial. This is the latest study — of at least a dozen — to show no connection.
In the JAMA study, Dr. Bryan King and a number of other researchers found “no harmful association between MMR vaccine receipt and ASD even among children already at higher risk for ASD.”
This revelation comes after “low immunization rates led to four outbreaks of measles in the U.S. this year,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CNBC claims.
“Immunization rates remain low in certain populations and countries because of this inappropriate belief [that there’s a correlation],” Dr. King wrote in the editorial. I actually blame Jenny McCarthy, 42, for this. Since stepping into the spotlight in the ’90s, the mother of autistic son Evan, 12, has led the war on vaccines.
In the past she has said, “If you ask a parent of an autistic child if they want the measles or the autism, we will stand in line for the f***ing measles.” She has also claimed that “The reason why [parents] are not vaccinating is because the vaccines are not safe. Make a better product and then parents will vaccinate.”
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but Jenny has a loyal fan following and she owes it to them to make things right. This is now yet another scientific study refuting her claims.
Jenny — do you really want the deaths of these children on your shoulders? You need to wake up and realize that vaccines were created for a reason — to save children’s lives. There’s no longer a reason to protest against them. It’s time to admit that you were wrong, and speak out loudly to your fans. You need to tell them that vaccines DO NOT cause autism! They’ll listen to you.
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— Susan Johnson