16 May 2009

Jenny McCarthy = RABIES

I saw two cases of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis, the worst sequela of measles, when I was in medical school. I won't forget either the disease or the two patients who suffered and died of it. I believe strongly in vaccination for the prevention of diseases that are otherwise untreatable and devastating. And the whole anti-vaccination movement literally makes me foam at the mouth ("Neurondoc, do you have rabies?").

I now have a new hero: The Amateur Scientist. I have a total and unabiding hatred of the crap that Jenny McCarthy spews in her quest to rid the world of vaccinations, all because she believes the disproven (time and again) theory that vaccines (or mercury or thimerasol or too many vaccines in too short a time or ...) cause autism. Because of the anti-vaccination movement, people are dying, formerly sporadic diseases are becoming endemic, and we may be losing our herd immunity. So here is a musical thanks to Jenny from her friends Measles, Mumps and Rubella...

H/T to Janiece, my current girl crush

update 5/16, 5:20 pm

See it's true!
I am Rabies. Grrrrrrrr!
Which Horrible Affliction are you?
A Rum and Monkey disease.


Janiece said...

Natalie, I like you, too.

Here - have a towel.

Anonymous said...

Great video. Thanks. (you can tell which side of this argument I'm on! *g)

vince said...

Sadly, since not doubt McCarthy was vaccinated as a child, she will not get a preventable disease that would require that she never appear in public again.

Num-nuts shit-for-brains idiot. A pox upon her and her ilk.

Random Michelle K said...

I'm rabies too! Have been for years!

John the Scientist said...

Repeat after me, people, correlation is not causation, correlation is not causation.

The highest auto accident rate in Florida is March.

March is also the month when Shinto monks parade a giant, wooden, orange penis around the streets of the little town of Komaki.

The appearance of giant, brightly colored phalli on the streets of a little town north of Nagoya is not causing snowbirds and spring breakers to crash their cars into each other in Pensacola, though I would suspect that the appearance of a giant orange phallus on the streets of Pensacola in March might cause a few accidents. :D

Nor is the appearance of autistic symptoms at the predicted age of 2 years correlated with the administration of the MMR at its prescribed age of about 2 years!

Stop it, people!

neurondoc said...

My favorite is "The plural of anecdotes is not data".