Jim Carrey and his partner Jenny McCarthy have become advocates for autism since her son was diagnosed with the condition. They have focused on the MMR vaccine as a cause of autism and warn parents to be cautious about vaccines.
Carrey recently responded to a commentary by CNN’s Campbell Brown on the vaccine issue. A ‘special vaccine court’ saying the Measles, Mumps, Rubella shot wasn’t found to be responsible for the plaintiffs’ autism and therefore the vaccine is safe. The case examined three out of 5,000 cases addressing the possibilty that the MMR vaccine caused autism.
Carrey likens the case to the tobacco industry. Using only three cases as the means to say that the vaccine is safe does not mean that it is. It would be like saying that three smokers didn’t get lung cancer so don’t worry about the effects of cigarette smoking on your health.
At this time there are 36 vaccines that are on the current childhood schedule. The only studies that have been released and considered by the government are by those who make a profit from these vaccines.
If we believe the testing all vaccines are safe. If we dig deeper there have been cases such as the Hannah Polling and Bailey Banks cases were the direct link to autism was the vaccines. Does this mean that all vaccines are then unsafe?
Such broad statements are not sensible nor are they logical. The truth is in some cases vaccines may be a cause of autism or other complications. That does not mean that vaccines should not be used. It does mean that some cautions should be addressed though.
There has been an increase of autism and other behaviour disorders in children like Aspergers, ADD and ADHD. It is possible that the toxins that are in vaccines could have a part in this. It is logical considering science has shown that toxins may have a part in the growing problem.
The drug companies make money with their vaccines. In the United States children undergo many more vaccines than in any other nation in the world.
Carrey quotes the August 21, 2000 a congressional investigation’s report titled, “Conflicts in Vaccine Policy”:
It has become clear over the course of this investigation that the VRBPAC and the ACIP [the two main advisory boards that determine the vaccine schedule] are dominated by individuals with close working relationships with the vaccine producers. This was never the intent of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which requires that a diversity of views be represented on advisory committees.
Could the increased vaccine policy be behind Minnesota’s reporting of 1 in 80 children having autism?
Not even Carrey questions the good of vaccines. Without the polio vaccine we would still be dealing with the disease.
There are still issues though if every child needs each and every vaccine that the government says that they do.
As a parent would you give your child aluminum, mercury, ether, formaldehyde and anti-freeze? When your child is vaccinated they are exposed to these ingredients that are used to preserve and enhance vaccines.
Shouldn’t the information on the safety of vaccines include those that are not from the companies that profit from each shot that a child or teen has to protect them from diseases?
While it is important to protect your children from disease it is also just as important to understand that there are certain risks that come from the vaccines. More research is needed by outside parties to ensure that the public is not taking a chance without knowledge.