Reader: Jenny McCarthy's Vaccines-Cause-Autism Scare Led to Measles Outbreak

Jenny McCarthy.
Jenny McCarthy.

Our post revealing that Colorado is dead last among states when it comes to the number of kindergartners getting inoculated against measles rapidly turned into a platform for debate about falling vaccination rates. This reader thinks she knows who to blame.

See also: Measles Outbreak: Vaccination Rates Across the U.S. -- and Colorado's Terrible Performance

Teri Daly writes:

You can blame it on measles mouth Jenny Mccarthy, She spread the whole vaccines-cause-autism scare and started the recent anti vacc movement and she is a right wing Republican nut job.

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