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If you follow Ben Goldacre’s blog Bad Science, or have read his book, you’ll know how hysteria was been whipped around the lie that the MMR vaccine was a cause of autism in children, disregarding scientific testing that has shown that there is no proven link between the vaccine (which has saved millions of lives) and the disease. If you’ve followed the story a bit more closely, you’ll know that former glamour model Jenny McCarthy is convinced that this is the case again despite the fact there is NO PROVEN LINK. AT ALL. ANYWHERE.

As if this wasn’t mental enough, she’s now claimed that she has cured her seven-year-old son’s autism herself, and that she always knew she would be ‘the voice of the families’. On top of this she said that she prayed: ‘Help me fix my boy and I'll teach the world how I did it.’ How to adequately express rage without getting the lawyers involved?

‘Because I had the platform,’ she said to Time magazine. ‘In my head, something said, ‘You can get booked on talkshows’. If there was a purpose from God, he just picked someone who can get booked on talkshows. I just fell into this truth. The only reason I'm getting this much attention is because I represent hundreds of thousands of mothers who have the same story.

‘Evan couldn't talk - now he talks,’ she said. ‘Evan couldn't make eye contact - now he makes eye contact. Evan was antisocial - now he makes friends. It was amazing to watch, over the course of doing this, how certain therapies work for certain kids and they completely don't work for others. When something didn't work for Evan, I didn't stop. I stopped that treatment, but I didn't stop.

‘I look at autism like a bus accident, and you don't become cured from a bus accident, but you can recover.’

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