Target: Celebrities against vaccines for children: Jenny McCarthy, Kristen Cavallari, Jim Carrey, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Goal: Stop celebrities from advocating against necessary vaccines in children
A handful of celebrities are campaigning against important vaccines for children suggesting that they are dangerous based on unreliable data. Their influence may be preventing many children from getting necessary vaccines, putting them in great danger. These celebrities need to be told to leave controversial medical issues to doctors and scientists and those educated on the subject before they put any lives in danger.
The celebrity anti-vaccine advocacy gained popularity with Jenny McCarthy who argues that vaccines in children could cause autism. Since then, many celebrities have hopped on board with this notion. The main issue with this campaign is that this suggested link between vaccines and autism is based on conclusions from a single study, done in 1998, which has since been withdrawn as fraud and disproven several other studies. These celebrities are advocating for children to refrain from getting vaccinated against deadly illnesses based on false information.
This is tragically dangerous in that children could come down with an illness they are not vaccinated against, then get terribly ill or die from it all due to the influence of an uneducated celebrity. These celebrities are advocating even through the recent measles outbreaks that occurred in California and New York city. Many suggest that the anti-vaccine celebrities directly led to these outbreaks as California and New York City are the areas that would be most likely expected to make decisions based on celebrity influence. There have always been parents who are skeptical of vaccines who put their children at risk by denying them. These advocates cause even further skepticism and are potentially risking the lives of many children by impressing their scientifically disproven beliefs onto others.
Please sign the petition below to stop celebrities from fighting against vaccines that could save the lives of many children:
Dear Jenny McCarthy, Kristen Cavallari, Jim Carrey, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,
It is respectable that you are so passionate about the lives of children, however, it is irresponsible that you are putting children at risk based on your own opinions and theories rather than scientific fact or research.
Your beliefs that vaccines in children cause autism are not proven and there is in fact evidence against this. The study that you use as evidence to suggest this was done in 1998 and has since been deemed as fraud and other studies have suggested the opposing theory that vaccines do not cause autism. You are spreading misinformation and the results of these actions could be disastrous.
As influential figures, many people may not get their children vaccinated from harmful illnesses. Although this is your goal, it may cause children to get these harmful illnesses and become sick or die. Some suggest that the recent measles outbreak in California and New York City are a direct result of the anti-vaccine trend that you advocate.
Please allow the doctors and scientists to make decisions about what is safe and what is not. Your actions are harming and potentially killing many innocent children with unknowing parents.
[Your Name Here]
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