Jenny McCarthy, Vaccines, and Botox
Jenny McCarthy has long been at the forefront of the anti-vaccine movement. Despite all scientific evidence to the contrary, she continues to insist that vaccines are linked to autism. The method seems to change as each method suggested gets shot down, but still too many parents keep their children unvaccinated and exposed to dangerous diseases. I won’t go into the reasons why the anti-vaccine crowd is wrong. I’ll leave that to Bad Astronomy. However, if there’s one thing I don’t like it’s hypocracy and I just found what I consider to be a big pile of it. Jenny McCarthy doesn’t like vaccines, but apparently, she’s a fan of Botox. Something just seems wrong to me about this. She doesn’t like vaccine injections for fear of medical repurcussions, but she is fine with getting Bubonic Plague injected directly into her face? Please tell me I’m not the only one who finds that odd.
EDIT: Charlie Young over at Bad Astronomy has corrected me: "Botox is derived from the toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. So even though she is getting injected with a powerful paralytic neurotoxin, it is not the plague."
Fair enough. Still, though, being injected with a paralytic neurotoxin just to ward off a few wrinkles is better than getting a vaccine to ward off a debilitating illness? Not in my book.