That is a thoroughly misleading headline. I know because I wrote it. But I need to tie two events together and it's early so that's the best I can do.
1) Jenny McCarthy is promoting her book "Louder Than Words" and being allowed to her story of how she is in the process of recovering her son from autism via biomedical interventions and a shitload of money. Yes, it requires about $75,000 a year to adequately treat a child newly diagnosed with autism to cover the RIGHT kind of doctors and the external therapies, which are also critical. I believe Jenny said she spent $2,250 PER WEEK just on ABA therapy. Which, like most treatments for autism, is OUT OF POCKET. She is talking about the travesty of injecting 30 - 48 vaccines into a child before age 7 in a "one size fits all" fashion. I'm not going to get too nutty about it here - but do pop over Rescue Post to learn more. There's also plenty of info about the jabberwocky report from CDC on mercury in vaccines. (PS) That flu vaccine your doc wants to give your Granny and your sonny has 25 mcg of mercury in it. Just be aware and decide for yourself if the risk of dying of flu is higher than the risk of mainlining a known neurotoxin.
And (bless you if you've stuck with me this far)
John Robison had his signing in CT last night. He did a great job solo. I was presented a challenge by "The Muse" who told John I was going to bring cake to him. WHAT? I am? I thought about it for a bit and said, "Why not?" I brought him a large spice cake the first time I met him. Somehow I just thought he must like cake. As you know from his blog, John has a particular love for a certain mechanical object. So here's the cake I made for him.
I'm heading in the tunnel of revisions today. It's a book day. Adieu!