Either they're merely parroting the denials without any real understanding of the issue, or they're trying to debunk the MMR and the thimerosal link to autism in one show.
Regardless, it seems Ms Frizzle is frazzled. This is about the MMR vaccine and somehow the claim that mercury is in it comes out.
No worry, Ms Frizzle assures us: "Decades ago vaccines contained a non-toxic variant of mercury; today they don't contain mercury of any kind."
Later she says, "There's zero evidence that vaccine cause autism or mental disorders of any kind. Do people actually think that?
Jenny McCarthy and Chris Christie are also part of the parody. Chris Christie: "I don't believe in vaccines."
That is a libelous statement. Major networks and print news outlets have covered Governor Christie supporting vaccines while asking for “a measure of choice.”
No one is ever held responsible for honesty when this subject is vaccines. Wild accusations are common. (See the story from Stowe VT Today where Del Bigtree was accused of wanting to shoot people who don’t support him. Robert Kennedy, Jr. has been labeled “anti-vaccine” for years just for questioning the use of toxic mercury in vaccines.)
There's a prescription drug ad for Humira on this site. Big surprise.
...She explains that the vaccine doesn’t contain mercury and doesn’t cause autism, as the other parents believe. The parody also dings Jenny McCarthy (“nobody important”), who has been critical of vaccines following her son’s autism diagnosis, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who caused a stir when he said parents should have “measure of choice” when deciding whether or not to vaccinate their kids.