While having been one of the visible opponents for vaccinations, the View’s host Jenny McCarthy made a bit of a startling turn this week in a Chicago Sun-Times column.
I am not “anti-vaccine.” This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted. For years, I have repeatedly stated that I am, in fact, “pro-vaccine” and for years I have been wrongly branded as “anti-vaccine.”
I believe in the importance of a vaccine program and I believe parents have the right to choose one poke per visit. I’ve never told anyone to not vaccinate.
But, as the Atlantic says, nobody wins in an argument with her after citing just one of her many, and dangerous, opinions about vaccines in 2009.
“It’s going to take some diseases coming back to realize that we need to change and develop vaccines that are safe. If the vaccine companies are not listening to us, it’s their fucking fault that the diseases are coming back. They’re making a product that’s shit. If you give us a safe vaccine, we’ll use it. It shouldn’t be polio versus autism.”
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