I don’t know how Oprah feels about vaccines or much of anything else.
What I do know is that a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show show can get the phones ringing at most pediatrician’s offices across the country – and not in a good way. The calls are from parents who all of a sudden have become scared to vaccinate their kids.
Her choices of celebrities to have on her show and the message about vaccines they gave to parents is just another example of the Oprah effect.
Unfortunately, in getting kids vaccinated and protected against vaccine-preventable diseases, the effect likely wasn’t so golden.
From hosting Jenny McCarthy to Dr. Christine Northrop, she has been “of the most potent forces in America for the undermining of critical thinking and science-based medicine in existence.”
For More Information on Oprah on Vaccines:
- Oprah smackdown: Will Jenny McCarthy’s vaccine nonsense top Suzanne Somers’s vagina injections?
- Oprah Winfrey: Bright (but Gullible) Billionaire
- A Jenny McCarthy Reader, Pt. 2: Jenny brings her anti-vaccine views to Oprah
- The Oprah-fication of medicine
- Proof that Oprah Winfrey is utterly beyond redemption
- Newsweek slams Oprah
- How low can Oprah Winfrey go? Promoting faith healer John of God
- Combatting the Oprah Effect
- Christiane Northrup: more bad medicine