“Celebrities have had an out-of-proportion impact on the public’s understanding of vaccine risk. I don’t want to overplay it; most people vaccinate. It’s not like hordes of people are listening to Jenny McCarthy and saying, ‘Forget the American Association of Pediatrics, I’m going with the former Playboy Bunny.'”
— Arthur L. Caplan, head of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University
Well, given that a huge huge segment of the medical community (particularly pediatricians, whose income is derived largely from giving shots) knows next to nothing about vaccines and their effects on the human immune system, brain and gut… uh, I think I’ll go with Jenny. Memorization of the schedule, a perfunctory knowledge of the theory, and repetitive jabbing hardly count for expertise. But thanks anyway, Arthur… you’re the tops.