I was asked to come up with McCarthy’s most recent clear statement about vaccines. This is from 2011, but is the best response I could find in terms of her position on vaccines today. Anyone have anything directly from her (not her organization) that’s more recent?
JM: “Some children can’t handle all those shots. We’re
talking about those kids. We’re an intelligent group of parents that know that
we need a vaccine schedule. But, we think it’s overloaded. In 1983, the shot
schedule was 10. Now we’re up to 38. Do we need Hepatitis B on the first day in
life? No! What we’re saying is let’s move it. Let’s test the kids who can’t
these types of assaults so early in life. We need a Plan B schedule. Slow it
down.”Rosie: Because so often kids on the spectrum have compromised
immune systems, they have problems gasto-intestanally, right?JM: “There’s a lot of kids who can’t methylate, which is
detox, which is what everyone figures that a body can do. So what winds up
happening is they become, their immune systems become overloaded. And they
develop seizures, like Evan did. So we’re protected those kids who can’t handle
them.”Rosie: And I think that that’s a very valid statement to
make.JM: Me too!Rosie: But you see people getting really crazy! Black and
white!JM: That’s it, and they can’t differentiate, and it screws
up what we’re really trying to do here, protect these kids.