It’s an interview with Jenny McCarthy.
For those who are unaware, Jenny is a big hitter among the anti-vaccine circles. She has spent a large portion of the past few years blaming the autism of her son on vaccines, in particular the MMR vaccine. This made her the darling of the anti-vaccine lobby andd the variety of quacks that populate it. The damage is done but she suggests Evan (her son) suffers from Landau-Kleffner syndrome, a rare childhood neurological disorder that can also result in speech impairment and possible long-term neurological damage. Rather than autism….
In her quest to “aid” her son she became the mouth piece of woo and quackery that made her a menace to public health.
But this article? Is one of a parent who has realised she was wrong. She mentions about improvements her son had after halting some very controversial therapies.
She is also moving away from blaming vaccines.
It;s an interesting change.
But the damage is done. There are hundreds of dead and crippled children who would have been protected and she shares a part of the blame. It’s easy to admit a mistake, it’s harder to clean up your mess.