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Kristin Cavallari defends her anti-vaccination stance

Kristin Cavallari defends her anti-vaccination stance
March 19, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Kristin Cavallari

Over the weekend, Jenny McCarthy tried to ask her Twitter followers what they look for in a partner, only to immediately be swept away in a wave of people calling her out for being a scientifically-backwards moron. So of course, Kristin Cavallari is trying to defend herself for not vaccinating her kids, because it’s not like there’s been a resurgence of measles in the United States, right?

“I’m just a mom. I’m trying to make the best decision for my kid,” she said. “There are very scary statistics out there regarding what is in vaccines … We feel like we’re making the best decision for our kids.” Cohen’s question was spurred by a Fox interview Thursday in which Cavallari admitted to not vaccinating her kids to a disbelieving Lisa Kennedy, who had jokingly mentioned Jenny McCarthy’s decision not to vaccinate her children. SOURCE

Look, I’m not saying that doctors are always right — remember when they thought leeches were a thing? — but here’s the thing: Chances are, they’re more likely to be right about how to treat your child than someone like Kristin. Because they went to school to study the crap out of the human body. Will the scientific community progress when it comes to medicine? Sure. That’s how it works. But let’s just put this right out there: only an idiot thinks that someone with no medical background knows more about health and medicine than an actual doctor.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.