Jenny McCarthy is as much an epidemiologist as Andrew Sullivan is an obstetrician. When you operate outside your zone of competence, this is what results:
When actors play doctors on TV, that does not make them actual doctors. And that does not mean they should scour some Internet boards, confront their pediatricians, and demand fewer vaccinations for their children, as some Hollywood parents in Los Angeles have apparently been doing.
The Hollywood Reporter has a great investigation for which it sought the vaccination records of elementary schools all over Los Angeles County. They found that vaccination rates in elite neighborhoods like Santa Monica and Beverly Hills have tanked, and the incidence of whooping cough there has skyrocketed.
On a related note, the Puppy Blender found this bit of snark from Nigeria:
All that said, it also doesn’t help that truckloads of illegal aliens got sent all over the country a while back, many of whom were no doubt carrying diseases that had pretty much been wiped out within our borders. Diseased illegals + unimmunized Hollyweirdos = Bad News.