James E. Blair
on March 28, 2009 at 05:07 PM
Fewer children are being vaccinated and community outbreaks of easily preventible but highly contagious and sometimes deadly diseases are increasing. The change is due to many parents who are concerned that autism is linked to the administration of vaccines despite significant studies
that indicate non-correlation.
But never mind the old way of doing science, this is how we do it now:
The debate over vaccination has played out in the media, with actress Jenny McCarthy saying she believes vaccines trigger autism. Her views are at odds with those of actress Amanda Peet, a spokeswoman for Every Child by Two, which promotes vaccinations.Report: More parents choose not to vaccinate