I’m not “anti-vaccine”.
These were Jenny MacCarthy’s opening words in her recent op-ed piece in the Chicago Sun-Times.
McCarthy’s attempt to distance herself from the anti-vaccination campaign has not gone well with her critics who claim that this is her attempt to ‘wipe the record clean’.
Over the course of time, she has come under a lot of fire for dissuading people from getting their children vaccinated even though she might never have said it straight.
In her article, she asked, “Should a child with the flu receive six vaccines in one doctor visit?”
This is most definitely not the case. It is not the standard medical practice. As a Redditor aptly pointed out, “To McCarthy's point at the end of her op-ed about giving 6 vaccines while a child has the flu: doctors don't do that. Pediatricians will delay vaccination if a child has had a high fever in the previous 48 hours, so that if the child develops a fever, they will know whether it is the fever returning or an injection reaction.”
In her piece, she quoted her interview with Time’s Jeffrey Kluger to justify that she was not anti-vaxx. Well, Kluger got back at her in a scathing piece in which he quoted excerpts from the very same interview to demonstrate that her claims are rubbish.
Sorry Jenny, seemingly it will take not less than an honest ‘I messed up’ for you to get out of this mess.
Because enough botox will let you say anything with a straight face: Jenny McCarthy claims she is not anti-vaccine. http://t.co/chIxREDd26— Jon Danziger (@jondanziger) April 14, 2014
Jenny McCarthy: "I'm not 'anti-vaccine'. I'm just pro-disease."— Joe Schmitt (@joeschmitt) April 14, 2014
The arc of @JennyMcCarthy's life is like most super villains. They started out fighting for good and it got twisted along the way.— Carl Newman (@ACNewman) April 14, 2014
Jenny McCarthy backpedals, insisting she was never an anti-vaxxer. Word that springs to mind starts with L, ends iar http://t.co/sjTao44GbF— Lauren DH (@roseneath_rd) April 14, 2014