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If you need any evidence that anti-vaccine activists are some of the dumbest people on the planet, all you need to know is that Jenny McCarthy is one of their loudest advocates. And if you’re wondering how dumb she is, the below Jenny McCarthy haunting video will show you.
On Monday Jenny McCarthy posted a video entitled “HAUNTED! Just happened in my house! I had to look at the security tape to prove it. Ahh!!” In the video she leaves her sitting room. After she leaves, she hears a piano chord and freaks out. She wanders the room calling for her husband, Donnie Wahlberg, demanding he tell her who played the piano.
Luckily for her, she doesn’t have to worry about g-g-g-ghosts.
It turns out the mystery piano player was her Google Home device rebooting. The Google Home is a personal assistant device, similar to Amazon’s Echo. When it reboots, it plays this distinctive piano melody, which you can hear in McCarthy’s video below.
Watch the Jenny McCarthy haunting video below:
While it might be mean to make fun of McCarthy for being spooked by an unexpected sound, we’d just like to take the opportunity to point out how dangerous her anti-vaccine beliefs are. Thanks to her and people who share her idiotic ideas, measles — a disease previously thought to be under control — has had numerous outbreaks around the world, with a rising body count.
The sadly no-longer-updated website The Anti-Vaccine Body Count (formerly “The Jenny McCarthy Body Count”) lists 9,028 people — many of whom are children — killed from easily preventable diseases between June 3, 2007, and July 18, 2015. The site also lists 152,763 cases of preventable diseases that emerged during the same timeframe.
The anti-vaccination campaign was based on a discredited study by Andrew Wakefield linking the MMR vaccine (for Measles, Mumps and Rubella) with autism. His study was deeply flawed on almost every level. He misreported data, botched the study, performed unnecessary biopsies on his subjects, which even led to a life-threatening perforation of the bowel in one subject. And, finally, it was revealed he’d been funded by people suing the manufacturers of the MMR vaccine to bolster their case.
Worse, not getting vaccinated just doesn’t hurt you (or the child you’re refusing to vaccinate). It decreases herd immunity, the concept that if enough people are vaccinated, the people who can’t get vaccinated due to allergies or illness are also protected.
In other words, if one person out of 100 can’t receive a vaccine, but everyone else gets vaccinated, that one person is probably going to be fine. The disease won’t be able to get a foothold in any of the 99 other people, so they won’t be able to spread it to the one unvaccinated person. But if only 50 people get vaccinated, those other 49 who can get vaccinated but don’t are more likely to not only get the disease but spread it to others who are at risk.
The Jenny McCarthy haunting video is almost a perfect symbol for the anti-vaccine movement. In it, she’s scared of the unknown, which leads her to run around like a screaming idiot, concerned with things she doesn’t know about.
The only difference is the anti-vaccine movement isn’t just dumb — it’s deadly.