Case on Vaccines Far From Closed: Carrey

Scant, biased evidence not enough to rule out dangers
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2009 11:56 AM CDT
Case on Vaccines Far From Closed: Carrey
Actor Jim Carrey attends the premiere of "I Love You Phillip Morris" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

The media act as though questions about vaccines’ potential harm to children have all been answered, but that’s based on “a huge leap of logic,” Jim Carrey writes for the Huffington Post. The court convened to rule on the vaccine cases said vaccines hadn’t caused autism in three of the incidences. But is that really enough evidence—especially when the same court found vaccines did cause autism in two other cases?

“The truth is that no one without a vested interest in the profitability of vaccines has studied all 36 of them in depth,” writes Carrey, whose girlfriend, Jenny McCarthy, is the mother of a child who has autism . “We have never argued that people shouldn't be immunized for the most serious threats including measles and polio, but surely there's a limit as to how many viruses and toxins can be introduced into the body of a small child.”
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