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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Jenny McCarthy revisited

This new video nicely summarises the argument against USA’s anti-vaccination movement, specifically its primary cheerleader Jenny McCarthy.

The issue is a good example of the modern celebrity phenomenon. One would think that trusting medical professionals would be easier than trusting unqualified porn actresses on issues relating to public health. But such is the nature of media that celebrity has greater currency than science, and truth is in the eye of the beholder.

Via the excellent Crispian Jago

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