Autism and the Agitator – The cost

Frank Bruni calls out Jenny McCarthy and the anti-vax campaigns in the NYT:

There’s also this: How much time did physicians and public officials waste trying to neutralize the junk in which McCarthy trafficked? As Fred Volkmar, a professor at Yale University’s medical school, said to me, “It diverts people from what’s really important, which is to focus on the science of really helping kids with autism.”

There’s always a cost to every action, to paraphrase Newton.