Aug 11, 2014, Washington Post: Rosie O'Donnell, Jenny McCarthy and the dangers of vaccine deniers and 9/11 truthers
Aug 10, 2014, Philly.com: Unscrambling autism laws
When ABC announced in July that Rosie O'Donnell would be rejoining its daytime talk show "The View," it might have seemed like the program was trying to right course. Barbara Walters had retired. Sherri Shepherd had opted to leave the show as well. And the experiment "The View" conducted with Jenny McCarthy, who has been most prominent for advocating a discredited link between vaccines and autism, did not produce results spectacular enough to overshadow that embarrassment.
...McCarthy has become notorious for her views on vaccination and autism: There is a web site, JennyMcCarthyBodyCount.com, that keeps a grim tally of preventable illnesses and deaths that can be attributed to a failure to vaccinate.
The Washington Post is most vindictive in this slam at Jenny McCarthy. We're not-so-subtly told that McCarthy is responsible for children's death. I posted two comments.
Philadelphia City Councilman Dennis O'Brien, a former state representative who was the primary sponsor of the state's autism bill, also thinks the law has fallen short.
"We're disappointed," he said. "It's the law. The law is very plain."
O'Brien warns that "a tsunami" of older patients is coming, citing estimates that more than 31,000 autistic adults will live in the state by 2020. O'Brien has worked with welfare officials to set up two funding streams for autistic adults. But he admits the programs aren't nearly big enough to cover future demand.
So where are all these children coming from? No one really knows. We'll just happily sink into a dismal sea of autism.
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.