Published On: Fri, Apr 18th, 2014

Flashback: Penn and Teller on vaccinations

With a group of celebrities on the television and on social media over the past several years making unscientific claims of a vaccine-autism link, and unfortunately, getting a lot of positive attention on these dangerous views.

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Of course, Jenny McCarthy sits as the queen of misinformation through her television appearances and several books. Her recent attempt at “backpeddling” had more holes than swiss cheese.

 More recently, reality star Kristin Cavallari, whom probably some of you didn’t know who she was, gained notoriety citing “scary statistics”.

Even billionaire Donald Trump chimed in on Twitter with some unfounded claims, prefaced by “If I were President…”. Fortunately, it’s hard to imagine Trumps in the Oval Office.

However, not all celebs look at vaccines as a danger, but one of , if not the greatest public health achievement known to mankind.

Let me take you back a few years to a series by the comedy duo, Penn and Teller. It was called Bulls**t and one episode looked at vaccinations and the errors of anti-vaxxer movement. Check the video out yourself, it’s a pretty good, lucid look at the topic, but one word of caution–the F-bomb is dropped a few times so it’s definitely not meant for young ears to hear.


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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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  1. Daniella Polite says:

    what does it mean for the Penn and teller on vaccinations?

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