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    Jenny McCarthy Reversing Position- Son May not Have had Autism after all

    http://hollywoodlife.com/2010/02/26/...er-had-autism/

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    ^^^^ Oh man! There just aren't enough words. Thank you Jenny for giving us the return of some previously eradicated diseases.
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    It was stupid of her to lead the crusade against vaccinations the way she did, but good for her on being an upstanding person and publicly reversing her opinion. Not many celebrities would have done that.

    Now if she'll promote vaccinations and apologize for what she did, we can come one step closer to forgetting about the whole thing.

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    Wait...the article says it was published in 2010....so what is going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post
    Wait...the article says it was published in 2010....so what is going on?
    Oops, I didn't even look at the date- but I don't remember this being generally reported at the time?
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    And all the comments are from today too....yeah this is really strange!

    Fecking social media!

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    BARK LESS. WAG MORE.

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    She has tweeted that the article is untrue and she hasn't changed her mind.
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    I went to check her twitter for the denial and didn't find it but found this instead: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-view/vid...VDKA0_p2lutpxy, her spoof on celebrity perfume ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    She has tweeted that the article is untrue and she hasn't changed her mind.
    Sounds like everything that's being talked about in this thread is based on a lie? Don't believe everything that you read, I guess.

    Jenny McCarthy Responds To Report She Claimed Son Never Had Autism

    P.S. Are there people out there who cared for their children based on something Jenny McCarthy said instead of their family doctor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    P.S. Are there people out there who cared for their children based on something Jenny McCarthy said instead of their family doctor?
    Jenny McCarthy specifically? Hard to say. But she is certainly the celebrity spokesperson for the anti-vaccine movement, and yes, there are a lot of people who aren't having their children vaccinated against medical advice.
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    In 2008 Jenny appeared on Larry King arguing that vaccinations can cause autism, and subsequently defended her position all over the place. In 2009, for the first time, the rate of vaccinations for kids under private insurance dropped 4 percent, which was the first time a drop had been seen. I can't prove a connection there, obviously, but I personally believe there probably was one. She's been pretty vocal about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post

    Sounds like everything that's being talked about in this thread is based on a lie? Don't believe everything that you read, I guess.

    Jenny McCarthy Responds To Report She Claimed Son Never Had Autism

    P.S. Are there people out there who cared for their children based on something Jenny McCarthy said instead of their family doctor?
    She can put a seed of doubt in a parent's mind and then they start to research on the internet. My son's speech therapist once told me that the therapists that she works with, including other speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral therapists, groan when a parent mentions Jenny McCarthy.
    Last edited by algonquin; 01-05-2014 at 12:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    In 2008 Jenny appeared on Larry King arguing that vaccinations can cause autism, and subsequently defended her position all over the place. In 2009, for the first time, the rate of vaccinations for kids under private insurance dropped 4 percent, which was the first time a drop had been seen. I can't prove a connection there, obviously, but I personally believe there probably was one. She's been pretty vocal about it.
    While that is true, the anti-vaccine movement has been active since the late 18th century, got a major boost in the 1990s, and was well-established on the internet before 2008. I suspect that all Jenny did was publicize the movement to people who had not already heard about it and that led those people to website like Mercola and VaxTruth.

    That doesn't mean she bears no responsibility, but I don't think you can lay it all at her door.
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    I don't think I was laying it all at her door.

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    She released an entire book on the subject so I think you can lay plenty of blame at her door but no, not ALL of it but no one was doing such a thing.
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    Mercola much more dangerous than Jenny McCarthy IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    She released an entire book on the subject so I think you can lay plenty of blame at her door but no, not ALL of it but no one was doing such a thing.
    Plus which many parents today are likely not too influenced by whatever anti-vaccine activities took place in a previous century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    She released an entire book on the subject so I think you can lay plenty of blame at her door but no, not ALL of it but no one was doing such a thing.
    No one? I guess if you don't consider the study in The Lancet and everything that followed to be "no one doing such a thing" that might be true.

    Parents weren't having their kids vaccinated when my kids were in elementary school. I used to process their exemption forms in the late 90s and early 00s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post

    Plus which many parents today are likely not too influenced by whatever anti-vaccine activities took place in a previous century.
    None, I would think. However, the antivaccine movement got an enormous boost in the 1990s with the infamous Lancet study linking the MMR vaccine to autism. And since that is Jenny McCarthy's particular bandwagon, I would say she was something of a late entry in 2008. YMMV.
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