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Jenny McCarthy infects Chicago

October 22, 2012 | By

Splash, a style magazine in Chicago, is reporting that they’ve hired Jenny McCarthy to be their new daily blogger. Yes, you read that right. But it gets better. And by better, I mean worse. Besides a daily blog, she’s being given a weekly advice column called "Ask Jenny", where, among other things, she will "tackle […]

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We are (temporarily) vaccinated against Jenny McCarthy

July 31, 2011 | By

A couple of years back, Oprah Winfrey offered notorious antivaxxer Jenny McCarthy her own show on Oprah’s health network. Needless to say, a lot of people were unhappy about this, including me. Ms. McCarthy’s ideas about health and medicine are not only demonstrably wrong, they are what I consider to be a public health threat. […]

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Getting sick of Jenny McCarthy

February 14, 2011 | By

How do you define irony? People getting sick at a fund raiser for Jenny McCarthy’s antivax organization. I’ll note that all the press for this has talked about how it was at the Playboy mansion, but missed the connection with McCarthy. Coincidence, surely, and seriously, my sympathies to the victims and I hope everyone recovers […]

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Jenny McCarthy still thinks vaccines cause autism

February 27, 2010 | By

The web is abuzz about an interview antivax activist and public health threat Jenny McCarthy did with Time magazine. A lot of folks seem to think that McCarthy is backtracking on her claims that vaccines cause autism. Let me be very clear: that simply isn’t true. McCarthy is still making the same debunked, discredited, and […]

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Jenny McCarthy: spreading more dangerous misinformation

July 6, 2009 | By

If you haven’t had your quota of shockingly wrong medical advice for the year yet, try watching this video by Dr. Jenny McCarthy, as she manages to squeeze about a metric ton of misinformation into a two-ounce package. [Update (July 6 2009): I checked this link last night, but in the meantime Generation Rescue — […]

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Jenny McCarthy counts for something

April 2, 2009 | By

Regular readers know I am no fan of Jenny McCarthy. I have called her a public health risk here before, and I stand by that: her claim that vaccines cause (or contribute to) autism is nothing short of breathtakingly ridiculous. And I’m not the only one who knows this to be true. Medical doctors Orac […]

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…but how do we recover from Jenny McCarthy?

October 20, 2008 | By

As I mentioned, I’m no fan of Jenny McCarthy. Her antivaccination stance is totally without merit, and in fact her status as a public spokesman for that movement constitutes a public health hazard. Let me take a moment here to say something very carefully. I am a parent. I love my daughter, and want to […]

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Stop Jenny McCarthy

October 20, 2008 | By

My attitude about Jenny McCarthy is well-documented here. She is a leading spokesperson for the antivaccination antiscientific movement. These are people who think vaccines cause autism, despite no evidence at all showing this to be the case, and a tsunami of evidence clearly showing there is no relation at all. I will have more to […]

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Stop antivaxxers. Now.

December 29, 2011 | By

There are times when reality is so obvious, so clear, so rock-solid 100% amazingly in-your-face incontrovertible, that it is beyond belief that anyone could deny it. And yet, antivaccination groups exist. Let me be very, very clear: they are wrong. Vaccines save lives. Vaccines save millions of lives. And not just directly, like they did […]

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Indexed takes on antivaxxers

February 28, 2011 | By

Jessica Hagy has a terrific website called Indexed, where she uses simple, hand-drawn charts and Venn diagrams to make some pithy point in a funny way. She’s tackles all kinds of topics, and recently, to my heart’s delight, made a very simple point about vaccines: Yup. Hard to be any more succinct than that. [Speaking […]

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