Jessica Biel is back into the headlines after meeting California legislators to influence against California’s SB276 that would tighten the process for receiving medical exemptions for vaccinations. The goal of that legislative bill is to prevent and stop fraudulent vaccine exemptions, as the United States has been experiencing a serious measles outbreak.
The “Sinner” star accompanied with noted anti-vaccination activist and an environmental lawyer, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose family recently called out his dangerous advocacy, where he compared vaccines with the Holocaust.
Kennedy posted photos with Jessica on his Instagram page. Through her own Instagram page, Biel’s response stated that despite her appearances with Kennedy, she is “not against vaccinations.” Instead, she said she supports both vaccinations and “families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children.”
“I’m not anti-vaccine” is what every anti-vaccine activist claims. For instance, Jenny McCarthy claimed, “The movement she helps to lead is not an anti-vaccine movement. We’re pro-safe-vaccine schedule.” In fact, in 2014, she even penned an op-ed claiming that she is “pro-vaccine” and has “never told anyone to not vaccinate.”
Andrew Wakefield, the British physician, whose license was canceled for carrying out an “elaborate fraud” in his 1998 study aiming to link MMR vaccine to the development of autism, In 2001, he tried to argue that he is not anti-vaccine. He explained that it is about the safest way to deliver these vaccines to children.
At a rally conducted in May in New York, Wakefield continued to claim that the vaccine causes autism. He said that the CDC is conspiring to mislead people about vaccines. He added, “Measles, mumps
And Biel has been following the same role. She explained that her advocacy stems from a friend whose child requires a medical exemption to get vaccinated.
Medical exemptions are rare, but in California, people have recently exploded in popularity as some doctors sign exemptions, sometimes just for cash.
If this exemption becomes legitimate, Biel’s friend should go for maintaining herd immunity to prevent the spread of infections and to protect the child. A legislative staffer, who attended meetings with Biel and Kennedy, noted that both talked about their personal belief that vaccines are both ineffective and dangerous.