Donald Trump’s wig must be on way too tight. He’s developed a theory, based on some anecdotes he’s heard, that autism comes from a “monster shot” vaccination. He explains in his weekly Fox And Friends
address visit, starting at about 2:40:
Something like this, I guess.
Who’s the voice of reason on this ship of fools? Gretchen Carlson, of all people. She suggested the studies said vaccines are safe, and there might be an environmental factor — but The Donald is a rebel and “couldn’t care less” that the science says otherwise. Of course, “environmental” includes vaccines, technically. But vaccinations happen routinely at about the same time that autism will present, and autism presents in locales where vaccines are not routinely administered in equal numbers, so there’s obviously no correlation, much less a correlation that can be assumed to be causative.
Orac tears this fuckwittery apart with all the appearance of a man resigned to the fate of Sisyphus. Every time he rolls the science rock up the hill, and puts chocks on it to keep it from rolling back down, someone new comes along with a sledgehammer and a grudge.
Okay, that metaphor kinda got away from me.