Even amid the wars, elections, debates and economic meltdowns that are currently grabbing the headlines, the vaccine-autism debate is still attracting attention. To that end, Wednesday, Sept, 24 promises to be a big day, indeed.
First, at 10AM – the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases will hold its annual Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference, at which it is believed that Dr. Julie Gerberding will discuss the upcoming flu season and new target populations for annual flu shots, many of which still contain thimerosal. You can register to see the streaming video HERE.
Also on Wednesday, Jenny McCarthy will appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show (check local listings) where the subject of autism is sure to come up.
Then, at 2PM in Room 210 of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, David Kirby and Mark Blaxill will brief US Senators, Representatives or their health policy staff members on the vaccine-autism debate. So far, nearly 80 Capitol Hill offices have said they will attend. (HERE)
And finally, at 8PM EDT, Jenny McCarthy will appear live for a webchat. According to Oprah.com, “Jenny McCarthy will be LIVE on Oprah.com Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. central time and she wants hear from YOU! What questions do you have for Jenny? What stories would you like to share? If you want to speak to Jenny McCarthy LIVE, we want to hear from you!” To participate just (CLICK HERE!)