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That is not me, but it represents how I truly feel about Jenny McCarthy and Oprah. Oprah, queen of whatever makes a buck, is giving Jenny "I am more educated in autism than a Harvard Med student" McCarthy a talk show. WTF??? Here is a woman, who unfortunately has many folks buying into her vaccines cause autism bullshit. What aggravates me the most is the lack of knowledge, data and hard facts behind her declarations. I am a firm believer that genetics plays the strongest role in autism. The Kirton Family in Utah is a prime example of this. Now, I know some people do not want to believe that their genes had anything to do with passing on a pathology to their child, but guess what? That is how cancer, ALS, cerebral palsy, and many other diseases come to light. I am even willing to give room to the fact that your kid was fine, got 5 vaccinations and is now not behaving like he did. Well, somewhere in your genetics/epigenetics, even if he only had ONE vaccination, could have triggered autism. Many factors come into play when it comes to eye color, height, allergies, etc. It is also true when it comes to all types of pathologies. To push it off only as vaccine related is ignorant and dangerous. Technically, Jenny McCarthy can be the root problem of a public health crisis and I for one will not stand for it. You can certainly talk to your pediatrician about spreading out the vaccines, you can discuss your concerns, but by no means should you follow what some D-List celebrity says. I know parents want answers and need someone to blame, but this is not the solution. We need to all work together not against. Recall the Japanese proverb: Fix the problem, not the blame.



  1. Elizabeth DoreenMay 5, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Denis Leary is probably writing a golden rant now as we speak. :)


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