Bernadine Healy: Even more hooked into the anti-vaccine movement than I had thought

Well, well, well, well…

I always wondered about this.

As I pointed out the other day, former NIH director Bernadine Healy died of a recurrent brain tumor. As regular readers know, over the last three or four years, she had become a convert to the vaccine/autism cause, as evidenced by her having been named Age of Autism’s “Person of the Year” in 2008. Over the last few years, it puzzled me why she had abandoned science in this area. I also suspected, but couldn’t prove, that she had been receiving her lines of nonsense that she had started promoting from the anti-vaccine movement. As a result, I wondered who was feeding her talking points.

Now I know:

I talked to her many times on the phone. She was so passionate about our cause. I had no idea she was sick in any way. She was a warrior. Knowing her she will continue to help us fight for truth. She just has more angels to help her now.

So…who talked to Dr. Healy many times on the telephone? Who is this commenter on AoA?

Jenny McCarthy.

That’s right. If this commenter is indeed Jenny McCarthy, then it looks as though Dr. Healy was getting her anti-vaccine talking points right from the top of the anti-vaccine food chain. More’s the pity.