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What Jenny McCarthy (and Everyone) Needs to Know About Vaccines

July 16, 2013, 11:54 AM

Jenny McCarthy is a former Playboy model who is replacing Elisabeth Hasselbeck on ABC's The View. McCarthy is also a leading spokesperson for a group of conspiracy theorists who believe that parents should forego vaccinations for their children because these people believe, without presenting any evidence, that vaccinations cause autism. 

Giving such a prominent platform to McCarthy has many people concerned, and for good reason. Spreading misinformation about vaccinations can have deadly consequences. 

Here's who we should be watching instead. 

In the video below, Michael Wigler, Genetics Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory says that instead of wasting our time subscribing to thoroughly discounted conspiracy theories, let's find the true cause for autism. 

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