Carrey called Brown as “fascist” and also attacked the Centers for Disease Control for being “corrupt”.
A Opponents of the legislation have 90 days from Tuesday to file at least 365,880 valid signatures and all other necessary paperwork needed to get a referendum on the November 2016 ballot aimed at repealing the law.
California’s new vaccination law surely shocked many people as it was so sudden and even Jim Carrey can’t contain his stand regarding the said matter.
In a signing statement (PDF) released by his office, Brown acknowledged the hotly-contested debate surrounding the legislation.
“I will sue to put my child in school”, said Jude Tovatt of Roseville and the parent of an 8-year-old child.
In a series of tweets, Carrey wrote that he is not “anti-vaccination” but “anti-neutrotoxin”, just like Robert F. Kennedy.
“They say mercury in fish is risky but forcing all of our children to be injected with mercury in thimerosol is no risk”.
Medical exemptions make sense. I am anti-thimerosal, anti-mercury.
Parents these days, at least some of them, are… less so.
While the two dated from 2005 to 2010, Carrey was very involved in the cause, participating in walks and marches in support of “green vaccines” and supporting his then girlfriend as she gave speeches around the country.
Despite overwhelming evidence that vaccines are an essential public health measure, the number of unvaccinated children in California has been rising, partly because personal and religious exemptions have been easy to obtain.
Despite the fact that this bill was so contentious that security was needed in certain public forums, Governor Brown moved forward and signed the bill. Children whose older siblings or other relatives have had bad reactions to vaccines also could seek a medical exemption under the law.
“No matter how long it takes, we will protect our children and the parents’ right to choose”. According to the bill, children who won’t be vaccinated won’t be allowed to attend public or private schools in California. Whereas it is true that any medical intervention entails some level of risk, the science on vaccine efficacy is clear and overwhelming.
Epidemiologists linked the outbreak to vaccination rates, which have dropped in parts of the state amid fears by some parents that children will suffer side effects or develop autism if they comply with recommended vaccines.