Bad as Stagliano's analogy is, the comments are worse. Referring to the LBRB discussion of the martyr message Stagliano' conveying, one AoA commenter writes:
"They hate our children and they will do ANYTHING to protect the vaccine industry and try to confound our efforts to push research FORWARD into the clinics to help our kids."What can you say to this kind of comment, to Stagliano's absurd inability to really examine the evidence and her incessant need to go past the edge of sanity, other than utter lunacy?
This is not about the vaccine industry and protecting it.
This isn't about preventing autistic children from receiving appropriate and safe interventions.
This isn't about not treating real medical conditions with science-based medicine.
Here's what this is about:
Protecting a vulnerable population from unethical and dangerous medical experimentation.
Protecting parents from being sucked into the woo vortex.
Providing evidence-based information to parents so that they can make reasonable, rational and responsible decisions regarding their children's medical care.