Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Today in sound medical advice...

Pictured: what Jim Carrey
does for a living. 
You know who's not a doctor? Well, lots of people, but do you know who's not a doctor yet still felt qualified to weigh in on vaccines? Ok, again, lots of people, but specifically Jim Carrey who tweeted:

"California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in mandatory vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped."

-Jim Carrey, actor 
and non-doctor

Science is hard, and challenges your
worldview, so by all means, argue with it.
He's referring to the bill California Governor Jerry Brown just signed into law that makes vaccinations mandatory for kids who attend day care and schools, which sounds great, right? Yes, but not if you're among the anti-vaccination people who still cling to the claim that the measles shot gives kids autism even though that link has all the scientific credibility of the Kirk Cameron. Anyway, those guys are flipping their collective shit because the bill eliminates exemptions for personal and religious beliefs. No vaccination, no school. But does that make Jerry Brown a fascist?

Kids, am I right?
Obviously the Governor would love to poison as many children as possible, I mean, who wouldn't? But anyone who lives in California and has ridden Amtrak or the BART in San Francisco will tell you that this state is far from running with the cold, brutal efficiency that only a fascist dictatorship can bring. And I'm not sure that asking parents not to send their disease-ridden offspring out into the world to infect other children is exactly the same thing as say, invading Ethiopia or teaming up with Nazi Germany.

Look, I'm not a doctor or a parent or anything, but I just have to think that the people who wrote the bill probably don't want to murder your children. Maybe this is one of those times where we should put our faith in doctors and the scientific community and not in the guy who starred in Dumb and Dumber.
Remember how there was sequel to Dumb and Dumber? No? You don't?
Well there was, so let's maybe take this guy's medical advice with a grain of salt.

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