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Wired Magazine (November 2009) has published a cover story and several additional sidebar stories on the anti vaccine crusade. They all well worth reading.
Cover Story: An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/10/ff_waronscience/
The MisInformants: Prominent Voices in the AntiVaccine Crusade (list includes Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carrey, Joe Lieberman, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Don Imus, and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough) http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/10/ff_waronscience_misinformants
What’s the Real Story on the Vaccine Debate. Learn More (calls out disguised anti-vaccine websites, and provides links to reputable information on CDC and NIH websites) http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/10/ff_waronscience_reading
How to Win an Argument About Vaccines (sets out myths and facts) http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/10/ff_waronscience_argument
From The Health Care Blog
By VAL JONES, MD
Val Jones, M.D., is the President and CEO of Better Health, LLC. Most recently she was the Senior Medical Director of Revolution Health, a consumer health portal with over 120 million page views per month in its network. Prior to her work with Revolution Health, Dr. Jones served as the founding editor of Clinical Nutrition & Obesity, a peer-reviewed e-section of the online Medscape medical journal. She currently blogs at Get Better Health, where this post first appeared.
I’ve been fairly quiet about Jenny McCarthy’s campaign against childhood vaccinations, partly because Dr. David Gorski has covered the issue so thoroughly already, and partly because of my “do not engage” policy relating to the deeply irrational (i.e. there’s no winning an argument with “crazy.”) But this week I was filled with a renewed sense of urgency regarding the anti-vaccinationist movement for two reasons: 1) I received a personal email from a woman who is being treated with hostility by her peers for her pro-science views on vaccines and 2) a friend forwarded me a video of Jenny McCarthy speaking directly to moms, instructing them to avoid vaccinating their kids or giving them milk or wheat because of their supposed marijuana-like addictive properties. Read more