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-- actress Jenny McCarthy is -- mean Barbara Walters just -- newest member of the view and as a result filled -- have a national platform to discuss.
Her theories about the evils of childhood vaccinations.
She believes vaccines cause autism in children including her own son.
But are her -- dangerous and Willer advice to parents cause more harm than good for me now Fox News medical -- team member doctor Marc Siegel.
And the boy this is a good controversy because there's a -- I fear a lot of parents are you are -- say don't I don't want any vaccinations I'm I'm afraid of vaccinations for my child what do you say.
Well -- we're still having a problem -- that was vexing compliance less than 50% of people take the flu shot every year.
The second hepatitis B shot among children there's less than 50% compliance.
Measles mumps rubella if you get less than 95%.
Compliant you start seeing measles outbreaks rearing up the way we have seen in Great Britain after.
That total quack Wakefield in his study -- 1988 right.
-- -- Doctor Wakefield is the guy that -- Jenny McCarthy's point Stewart says -- This idiot and that's her only that for only about medical science and she can rely on.
That was junk science and since then that was junk science that's study got -- removed from lancet which they almost never do since then study after study.
And one recently in the journal of pediatrics another one the Centers for Disease Control back in 2004.
Thousands of people have been studied.
No link between autism and vaccines no link between the mirror -- which is a preservative in vaccines and autism.
No link with the measles mumps and rubella vaccine which is a live vaccine.
And I have to tell you a couple years ago I debated David Kirby who wrote -- famous book called evidence of harm that was a huge best seller looking -- vaccines and autism.
And I was all ready for a big debate.
And I says and there was a big audience I start off by saying there's no scientific link between autism and vaccines and he said.
You know you're right.
Studies have shown you -- right.
And then I said -- look at all the millions and millions of dollars that have been spent on necessarily on research we all know.
That autism may be willing to something -- in the environment why weren't we looking for something else and what about the fear as -- -- have caused.
That linger -- once you know.
I understand that emotionally apparent is taking a needle and putting you into a crowd -- -- think you what is this doing what could this be doing that's a natural parental response.
You can't miss informing parents and you keep giving them fear -- fear it takes decades well rid of it.
And so now.
Jenny McCarthy going to be on this program that is heavily watched by mom's.
Absence she's gonna haven't a platform -- to keep.
Talking about her fears which again.
Not a shred of medical science as she relies on.
And I'm worried by the way -- that will start -- nonexistent debate all over again.
The -- might say -- let her have her beliefs or will counter them so then they'll be some debate.
But it's pseudo debate pseudoscience there is no debate right now and that that's been put to bed and again.
I'm not saying is I don't wanna come across as -- here I'm not saying that something that was put to bed.
Couldn't eventually be -- entertained but we need to focus our attention on what could really be causing.
-- all the money in the efforts are are being diverted because of all of us the the other thing he like he said it's natural.
Get worried about everything about their child oh my gosh -- not walking yet they're not talking -- they're doing all -- you know -- they worry about everything so all you gotta do is give them a little.
A little grain of something to worry about and they'll make it into a mountain.
Well -- and backseat right back there and why does it help parents the right information which is that vaccines have saved us.
From terrible diseases we stamped out smallpox yeah we got rid of polio in the United States.
We've cut down on the deaths from influenza related illness this is really really important information there that's what the view should be.
Talking about there is a doctor.
Doctor McCarthy believe it or not that Claire McCarthy she is a position that the road of peace -- -- the Boston Globe.
She says that this will cost.
This will -- lives but in other words there will be children who will not be vaccinated and it will cost lives.
Right and measles is a direct example of that if you cut down on the -- MMR vaccine.
Measles comes -- months come up.
Measles is one of the greatest killers in the history of mankind by the way.
It's uninteresting to increase and I don't wanna attack the view here but isn't of interest thing.
The contrast Elisabeth Hasselbeck who's coming here to Fox News was a big advocate for Celia disease for getting out there medical information -- gluten sensitivity something that many many people suffer from vs Jenny McCarthy who's replacing her is an ostrich head in the sand type.
Who -- against medical science I think there's a tremendous contrast between those two individuals.
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