Jim Carrey – Believes Vaccines Cause Autism in Children
Actor and comedian Jim Carrey has been an opponent of vaccines. Carrey is opposed to the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine, and publicly stated his belief that vaccines cause autism in children. Carrey has tweeted false information linking vaccines to autism, despite a mountain of scientific evidence showing that there is no causal link between the two. He is also critical of the use of thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines. Thimerosal is proven to be safe and effective for vaccines.
Carrey’s advocacy against vaccines is heavily criticized by the medical community. Opposing vaccines discourages people from getting vaccinated and increase the risk of outbreaks of preventable diseases. The MMR vaccine is a crucial tool in preventing the spread of measles, a contagious disease that can cause death. Overall, it is important to rely on evidence-based practices and advice from qualified medical professionals when making decisions about vaccination. While we love this Hollywood funny man and his dynamic facial expressions… false information and advocacy against vaccines can have potentially dangerous consequences.