Unlike most other celebrities who appear to be against vaccines, you almost certainly know who Jim Carrey is.
But is he really against vaccines?
Is Jim Carrey Anti-Vaccine?
For example, Jim Carrey talks a lot about neurotoxins, which are chemicals that damage or destroy nerve tissue.
“In 2005 the magazines Rolling Stone and Salon copublished a story by environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr . (nephew of former President John F. Kennedy) alleging a government conspiracy to cover up evidence that thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative once used in vaccines, can cause brain problems, including autism. Multiple corrections soon appeared,including one noting that Kennedy had incorrectly stat ed the mercury levels. In 2011 Salon retracted and removed the story, noting “continued revelations of the flaws and even fraud tainting the science behind the connection.””False: Mercury in vaccines acts as a neurotoxin
He also thinks kids get too many vaccines.
What happens if we go back to the 1986 immunization schedule, giving kids fewer vaccines?
Well, we would actually end up with the 1983 immunization schedule, but in 1986, children and adults were still at risk to get hepatitis A (65 deaths), hepatitis B (557 deaths), chickenpox (47 deaths), Hib meningitis (176 deaths), Hib epiglotitis, measles (4 deaths), rubella (1 death), congenital rubella syndrome (13 cases), pneumococcal disease (200 deaths), meningococcal infections (257 deaths), and rotavirus (20 to 60 deaths/year).
It should be clear that giving kids fewer vaccines will just increase their risk to get more vaccine-preventable diseases, and since vaccines aren’t associated with autism, that extra risk won’t come with any benefits.
Is that what he wants for our kids?
Please pay attention to what people like Jim Carrey have been doing.
“The actor Jim Carrey is one of a small number of anti-vaxxers who is beside himself at the passage of the tough new law. He has tweeted out to his 14 million twitter followers that the decision to protect the community from measles, mumps, whooping cough and flu is fascism. Not only is Carrey ignorant when it comes to vaccines, he is a fool when it comes to using terms like fascism.”Ethicist: Why Jim Carrey is Wrong About Vaccines
They scare parents away from vaccinating and protecting their kids, putting them at risk to get life-threatening diseases.
Stop listening to them.
And stop giving them a platform to mislead and scare more people.
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