Let’s say you’ve heard reports (from reliable medical sources like celebrity anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy) that childhood vaccines are responsible for autism.
The science you learn from Dr. Jenny et al sounds confusing. You decide to do a bit of research yourself. You even track down a convincing scientific paper that supports this theory, published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. This paper concludes that “mercury doses in thimerosal added to childhood vaccines increases the likelihood that mercury is one of the main factors leading to the large increase in the rate of autism”. Wow! Dr. Jenny is right! Continue reading