So did she really change her mind and her stance? If so, why? Or is she just jumping on the “I’m not anti-vaccine” bandwagon like Jenny McCarthy and others who claim not to be anti-vaccine, but at the same time spew vaccine fear and misinformation? Are her kids fully vaccinated, or did they only have the ones she mentioned previously (such as polio for international travel)? Is she walking back statements that are basically anti-vaccine talking points, and removing her support of anti-vaccine doctors like Bob Sears and Lauren Feder (or her own pediatrician, Jay Gordon)?
I really hope so. But I won’t hold my breath, and take her statements that she’s “not anti-vaccine” with a big grain of salt. After all, that statement, itself, is often an anti-vaccine talking point.
Just read the "It's Not That They're Too Cool For School" entry, and the reasons she gives are pretty much exactly what she just said the weren't. It is that she is a privileged person who thinks her kids shouldn't be in school with the masses... disappointing.
Tell Me No Lies: "She's far worse than anti-vaccine. She has ..... dun duh ... AN EDUCATED AND NUANCED OPINION ON THE TOPIC!
Thank god she stopped trying to share it. I don't know what she was thinking."
“Children today get about four times as many vaccines as the average 35-year-old did when we were kids. Besides visiting the CDC website and finding out who gets diseases the medical establishment vaccinates for (and why and where and when), here are the books we used to research each vaccine and discuss each with several doctors before deciding what was right for our family.
The Parents’ Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations: Practical Medical and Natural Ways to Protect Your Child, by Lauren Feder. Hatherleigh Press, 2007.
The Vaccine Book: Making The Right Decision for Your Child
, by Robert Sears. Little Brown, 2011.”
-Mayim Bialik in Kveller
d. z. wang: "Vaccination carries a risk of adverse effects, some of them quite serious (although none of them autism, as far as we can tell).
I acknowledge that it is individually preferable to free-ride on herd immunity. "
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