I guess I’m just going to have to face it. I’m entering a period of lots of vaccine blogging again. After all, Jenny McCarthy’s book is coming out this month, and I’ve heard rumblings that she’s scheduled to be on the undisputed Queen of Woo Oprah Winfrey’s TV show later this month; so beware. Already in some bookstores is Paul Offit’s book Autism’s False Prophets, and there’s little doubt that the antivaccination smear machine is gearing up to slime him as hard as they can.
It’s going to be a depressingly busy fall on the antivax front.
I keep hoping I can take an extended break from this particular topic. After all, even I get tired and demoralized rebutting the same nonsense again and again and again. I’ve been at it for over three years now. It’s all so repetitive, too. In fact, whenever I have an invasion of antivax trolls, their blather is so similar that I think their comments are computer-generated.
You know, the results generated by this tool above are indistinguishable from comments from real anti-vaccinationists. A fun exercise might be to use the Jabs-O-Tron for a little fun in discussion forums and see if real antivaccinationists can tell if it’s a joke. In the meantime, I’m going to try to avoid the topic for a at least a few days, if not longer. I need to recharge my batteries and be ready for the onslaught that I know will be coming soon, and dwelling on other topics is a good way to accomplish that. I can only hope the antivaccine activists will let me.
I’m not optimistic on that score.