Jessica Biel attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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What do Jessica Biel and Robert Kennedy, Jr. have in common?

Well, first of all, neither of them has played Wonder Woman in a movie. Biel reportedly turned down the role in 2007, and no one seems to have offered the part to Kennedy, Jr.

Secondly, both of them appeared together this past week in Sacramento, California, apparently lobbying against California Senate Bill 276 (or SB 276), a bill aimed to address declining childhood vaccination rates in California by making the process of getting medical exemptions more stringent. 

Biel is best known for starring in movies such as The Rules of Attraction (2002), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Blade: Trinity (2004), Stealth (2005), The Illusionist (2006), The A-Team (2010), and Total Recall (2012). Kennedy, Jr. describes himself on his Twitter profile as a “Resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. President of @Waterkeeper.” Kennedy, Jr., shared pictures of their day in Sacramento via his Instagram account, such as the following:

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As you can see, he called Biel “courageous.” Courageous for what exactly? He continued by saying “for a busy and productive day at the California State House.” Is the California State House really that dangerous? Are there deadly spiders, pits of molten lava, vampires, or chainsaws there? Was Biel risking getting some potentially deadly diseases, such as the measles?

Not according to Biel’s Instagram post, which said:

This week I went to Sacramento to talk to legislators in California about a proposed bill. I am not against vaccinations — I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians. My concern with #SB276 is solely regarding medical exemptions. My dearest friends have a child with a medical condition that warrants an exemption from vaccinations, and should this bill pass, it would greatly affect their family’s ability to care for their child in this state. That’s why I spoke to legislators and argued against this bill. Not because I don’t believe in vaccinations, but because I believe in giving doctors and the families they treat the ability to decide what’s best for their patients and the ability to provide that treatment. I encourage everyone to read more on this issue and to learn about the intricacies of #SB276. Thank you to everyone who met with me this week to engage in this important discussion!

What is SB 276? Currently, in California, like many places around the country and world, children are required to get a set of vaccinations before entering school. These vaccinations are supposed to protect children from getting diseases such as the measles, mumps, pertussis, tetanus, and hepatitis B. This year has shown what can happen when measles vaccination rates drop below 95% in a community. We’re not even halfway through 2019, and as of June 6, there have been already at least 1,022 individual cases of the measles in 28 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s the greatest number of reported cases reported in the U.S. since all of1992 This is measles, a disease that was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000.

The problem is, since 2000, an increasing number of parents around the U.S. have been trying to opt their kids out of vaccinations. As Laura Eggertson explained in the scientific journal CMAJ, in 1998 Andrew Wakefield published a since-retracted and since-discredited study in The Lancet suggesting that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was linked to autism. Despite no real scientific evidence supporting such claims, Wakefield has continued to assert this link. If Wakefield alone had kept making such claims, it is unclear how much traction they would have ended up getting. However, some celebrities like Jenny McCarthy helped greatly amplify Wakefield’s claims about vaccines and autism.

In order to prevent the return or surge of vaccine-preventable diseases, legislators such as State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, who is also a pediatrician, have been attempting to close the loopholes that have allowed parents to keep their kids from getting vaccinated. In 2015, California Senate Bill (SB) 277, co-authored by Pan and fellow State Seantor Ben Allen, passed the California State Senate and was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. This law eliminated vaccine exemptions for personal beliefs, meaning that parents could no longer just say that they didn’t want their kids to get vaccinated because they didn’t want to do so.

Since the passage of SB 277, a main way parents in California have been able to keep their kids from getting vaccinated has been medical exemptions. A medical exemption is when a doctor determines that a kid has real medical reasons not to get vaccinated. Real medical reasons include severe allergic reactions to vaccines or a significantly weakened immune system from taking required medications or having a real medical condition. These are scientifically legitimate reasons not to get vaccinated but tend to be relatively uncommon. It is also relatively straightforward to medically prove that you have such conditions.

State Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, left, calls on lawmakers to approve his measure to toughen the rules for vaccination exemptions Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. The Senate approved the bill, SB276, that gives state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

However, as Pan explained on his State Senate page, “Medical exemptions have more than tripled since the passage of SB277 Some schools are reporting that more than 20 percent of their students have a medical exemption. It is clear that a small number of physicians are monetizing their exemption-granting authority and profiting from the sale of medical exemptions.” People profiting off selling something not backed by science? Shocking. Is that really a thing?

That’s why Pan, along with State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, introduced SB 276 on March 15 to make the process of getting a medical exemption more stringent. The California Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, California and Vaccinate California co-sponsored the bill. If SB 276 were to pass, physicians could no longer just write patients medical exemptions for vaccination. Instead they would have to fill out a form including their name, license number, reason for requesting the exemption, and certification that they have examined the patient, and submit the form to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The CDPH then would determine whether the medical exemption is granted. The bill would also have the CDPH create and maintain a database of medical exemptions to check whether any physicians were cranking out such exemptions like a printing press. Moreover, it would grant the CDPH and County Health Officers the authority to revoke medical exemptions if they found something fraudulent or inconsistent with medical guidelines.

The return of measles to the U.S. has been a real and costly problem, as I have written before for Forbes. Although no reported deaths have occurred yet this year, measles can cause serious problems such as brain inflammation and kill. This year’s measles outbreaks also may be a harbinger for worse things to come, should vaccination rates slip even further. Something needs to be done about the threat of vaccine preventable diseases returning and surging.

Yet, as Melody Gutierrez And Soumya Karlamangla reported for the Los Angeles Times, opponents of SB 276 have called Pan a “tyrant,” and the bill a “crime against humanity.” Yes, someone called a pediatrician trying to find ways to protect the population against measles and other vaccine-preventable disease a “tyrant.” And, yes, someone didn’t say that he plays Cards Against Humanity but instead claimed that Pan is committing “crimes against humanity. ” As the United Nations describes, “crimes against humanity” usually refers to true atrocities such as genocide, mass murdering, and atrocities committed during European colonialism. To equate a pediatrician trying to solve a real problem to a genocidal dictator is simply outrageous. This type of language and claiming that someone is “courageous” simply for spending a day lobbying against a vaccination bill is unnecessarily inflammatory and may create an impression of oppression that simply doesn’t exist.

Kennedy’s own family members, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph P. Kennedy II, and Maeve Kennedy McKean, have condemned his continuing anti-vaccination actions in an article they co-authored in Politico, writing that, “Robert F. Kennedy Jr.—Joe and Kathleen’s brother and Maeve’s uncle—is part of this campaign to attack the institutions committed to reducing the tragedy of preventable infectious diseases. He has helped to spread dangerous misinformation over social media and is complicit in sowing distrust of the science behind vaccines.”

Regardless, State Senator Brian Jones still seemed quite welcoming to Kennedy in this tweet:

It is one thing to inquire about the risks of vaccines and whether such a bill will further threaten the autonomy of physicians or create more administrative overhead. Routine vaccination certainly has its risks, just like anything in life, including throw pillows, or watching I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Nonetheless, the risks of vaccination are quite low and certainly much lower than the risks of not getting vaccinated or, for that matter, putting jade eggs in your vagina. And yes, SB 276 would take some decision making authority away from individual physicians. But insurance companies and hospital administrators have been progressively taking authority away from individual physicians in much, much greater and more alarming chunks over the past couple decades and adding much more administrative overhead. Such trends also have threatened patient freedom of choice. If you are truly worried about physician autonomy and independence as well as patient freedom of choice, why not address these trends instead?

It is something completely different to use inflammatory words and suggest conspiracies that don’t exist. Vaccination is important because there is currently no alternative to preventing and controlling disease such as the measles, pertussis, mumps, rubella, and tetanus. The viruses and other microbes causing vaccine-preventable disease would love it if more people stopped getting vaccinated. Telling people to not vaccinate without offering any viable scientifically-backed alternative is not engaging in scientific discussion and frankly not being responsible.

Time may show what Biel’s true motivations and stances are. (I am reaching out to Biel’s representatives to get further clarification.) Does she have real questions, and is she simply getting caught in anti-vaccination rhetoric from others? Or is she actually spreading misinformation about vaccination herself? Ultimately, the question is how similar or different is Biel really from Kennedy.

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Jessica Biel participates in the70 th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September17,2018 in Los Angeles, California.( Image by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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What do Jessica Biel and Robert Kennedy, Jr. share?

Well, firstly, neither of them has actually played Marvel Lady in a film. Biel apparently rejected the function in2007, and nobody appears to have actually provided the part to Kennedy, Jr.

Second Of All, both of them appeared together this previous week in Sacramento, California, obviously lobbying versus California Senate Expense 276( or SB276), a costs intended to deal with decreasing youth vaccination rates in California by making the procedure of getting medical exemptions more strict.(**************** )(********* )

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Today I went to Sacramento to talk with lawmakers in California about a proposed expense. I am not versus vaccinations– I support kids getting vaccinations and I likewise support households deserving to make informed medical choices for their kids along with their doctors. My worry about #SB276 is exclusively concerning medical exemptions. My dearest good friends have a kid with a medical condition that calls for an exemption from vaccinations, and must this expense pass, it would considerably impact their household’s capability to take care of their kid in this state. That’s why I spoke with lawmakers and refuted this expense. Not since I do not think in vaccinations, however since I think in providing medical professionals and the households they deal with the capability to choose what’s finest for their clients and the capability to offer that treatment. I motivate everybody to learn more on this problem and to find out about the complexities of #SB276 Thank you to everybody who met me today to participate in this essential conversation!

What is SB 276? Presently, in California, like lots of locations around the nation and world, kids are needed to get a set of vaccinations prior to getting in school. These vaccinations are expected to safeguard kids from getting illness such as the measles, mumps, pertussis, tetanus, and liver disease B. This year has actually revealed what can take place when measles vaccination rates drop listed below 95% in a neighborhood. We’re not even midway through 2019, and since June 6, there have actually been currently a minimum of 1,022 private cases of the measles in 28 states, according to the Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance (CDC) That’s the best variety of reported cases reported in the U.S. considering that all of1992 This is measles, an illness that was stated removed in the U.S. in 2000.

The issue is, considering that 2000, an increasing variety of moms and dads around the U.S. have actually been attempting to decide their kids out of vaccinations. As Laura Eggertson described in the clinical journal CMAJ, in 1998 Andrew Wakefield released a since-retracted and since-discredited research study in The Lancet recommending that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was connected to autism. Regardless of no genuine clinical proof supporting such claims, Wakefield has actually continued to assert this link. If Wakefield alone had actually kept making such claims, it is uncertain just how much traction they would have wound up getting. Nevertheless, some stars like Jenny McCarthy assisted considerably enhance Wakefield’s claims about vaccines and autism.

In order to avoid the return or rise of vaccine-preventable illness, lawmakers such as State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, who is likewise a pediatrician, have actually been trying to close the loopholes that have actually permitted moms and dads to keep their kids from getting immunized. In 2015, California Senate Expense (SB) 277, co-authored by Pan and fellow State Seantor Ben Allen, passed the California State Senate and was signed into law by Guv Jerry Brown. This law got rid of vaccine exemptions for individual beliefs, suggesting that moms and dads might no longer simply state that they didn’t desire their kids to get immunized since they didn’t wish to do so.

Because the passage of SB 277, a primary method moms and dads in California have actually had the ability to keep their kids from getting immunized has actually been medical exemptions. A medical exemption is when a medical professional figures out that a kid has genuine medical factors not to get immunized. Genuine medical factors consist of extreme allergies to vaccines or a considerably weakened body immune system from taking necessary medications or having a genuine medical condition. These are clinically genuine factors not to get immunized however tend to be fairly unusual. It is likewise fairly simple to clinically show that you have such conditions.

State Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, left, gets in touch with legislators to authorize his procedure to strengthen the guidelines for vaccination exemptions Wednesday, May22,2019, in Sacramento, Calif. The Senate authorized the expense, SB276, that offers state public health authorities rather of regional medical professionals the power to choose which kids can avoid their shots prior to participating in school.( AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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It is something totally various to utilize inflammatory words and recommend conspiracies that do not exist. Vaccination is essential since there is presently no option to avoiding and managing illness such as the measles, pertussis, mumps, rubella, and tetanus. The infections and other microorganisms triggering vaccine-preventable illness would like it if more individuals stopped getting immunized.

Informing individuals to not immunize without providing any practical scientifically-backed option is not participating in clinical conversation and honestly not being accountable.

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Well, firstly, neither of them has actually played Marvel Lady in a film. Biel apparently rejected the function in(**************************************************************************** ), and nobody appears to have actually provided the part to Kennedy, Jr.

(************ )Second Of All, both of them appeared together this previous week in Sacramento, California, obviously lobbying versus California(**************** ) Senate Expense276( or SB 276), a costs intended to deal with decreasing youth vaccination rates in California by making the procedure of getting medical exemptions more strict.

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” Kennedy, Jr., shared photos of their day in Sacramento by means of his Instagram account , such as the following:

As you can see, he called Biel “brave.” Brave for what precisely? He continued by stating” for a hectic and efficient day at the California State Home.” Is the California State Home actually that harmful? Exist lethal spiders, pits of molten lava, vampires, or chainsaws there? Was Biel running the risk of getting some possibly lethal illness, such as the measles?

Not according to Biel’s Instagram pos t, which stated:

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Today I went to Sacramento to talk with lawmakers in California about a proposed expense. I am not versus vaccinations– I support kids getting vaccinations and I likewise support households deserving to make informed medical choices for their kids along with their doctors. My worry about #SB 276 is exclusively concerning medical exemptions. My dearest good friends have a kid with a medical condition that calls for an exemption from vaccinations, and must this expense pass, it would considerably impact their household’s capability to take care of their kid in this state. That’s why I spoke with lawmakers and refuted this expense. Not since I do not think in vaccinations, however since I think in providing medical professionals and the households they deal with the capability to choose what’s finest for their clients and the capability to offer that treatment. I motivate everybody to learn more on this problem and to find out about the complexities of #SB276 Thank you to everybody who met me today to participate in this essential conversation!

.

What is SB 276? Presently, in California, like lots of locations around the nation and world, kids are needed to get a set of vaccinations prior to getting in school. These vaccinations are expected to safeguard kids from getting illness such as the measles, mumps, pertussis, tetanus, and liver disease B. This year has actually revealed what can take place when measles vaccination rates drop listed below 95 % in a neighborhood. We’re not even midway through 2019, and since June 6, there have actually been currently a minimum of 1,0 22 private cases of the measles in 28 states, according to the Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance (CDC) That’s the best variety of reported cases reported in the U.S. considering that all of1992 This is measles, an illness that was stated removed in the U.S. in2000

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The issue is, considering that 2000, an increasing variety of moms and dads around the U.S. have actually been attempting to decide their kids out of vaccinations. As Laura Eggertson described in the clinical journal CMAJ , in 1998 Andrew Wakefield released a since-retracted and since-discredited research study in The Lancet recommending that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was connected to autism. Regardless of no genuine clinical proof supporting such claims, Wakefield has actually continued to assert this link. If Wakefield alone had actually kept making such claims, it is uncertain just how much traction they would have wound up getting. Nevertheless, some stars like Jenny McCarthy assisted considerably enhance Wakefield’s claims about vaccines and autism.

In order to avoid the return or rise of vaccine-preventable illness, lawmakers such as State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, who is likewise a pediatrician, have actually been trying to close the loopholes that have actually permitted moms and dads to keep their kids from getting immunized. In 2015, California Senate Expense (SB) 277, co-authored by Pan and fellow State Seantor Ben Allen, passed the California State Senate and was signed into law by Guv Jerry Brown. This law got rid of vaccine exemptions for individual beliefs, suggesting that moms and dads might no longer simply state that they didn’t desire their kids to get immunized since they didn’t wish to do so.

Because the passage of SB 277, a primary method moms and dads in California have actually had the ability to keep their kids from getting immunized has actually been medical exemptions. A medical exemption is when a medical professional figures out that a kid has genuine medical factors not to get immunized. Genuine medical factors consist of extreme allergies to vaccines or a considerably weakened body immune system from taking necessary medications or having a genuine medical condition. These are clinically genuine factors not to get immunized however tend to be fairly unusual. It is likewise fairly simple to clinically show that you have such conditions.

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State Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, left, gets in touch with legislators to authorize his procedure to strengthen the guidelines for vaccination exemptions Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. The Senate authorized the expense, SB 276, that offers state public health authorities rather of regional medical professionals the power to choose which kids can avoid their shots prior to participating in school. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Nevertheless, as Pan described on his State Senate page , “Medical exemptions have more than tripled considering that the passage of SB277 Some schools are reporting that more than 20 percent of their trainees have a medical exemption. It is clear that a little number of doctors are monetizing their exemption-granting authority and benefiting from the sale of medical exemptions.” Individuals benefiting off offering something not backed by science? Stunning. Is that actually a thing?

That’s why Pan, in addition to State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, presented SB 276 on March 15 to make the procedure of getting a medical exemption more strict. The California Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, California and Vaccinate California co-sponsored the expense. If SB 276 were to pass, doctors might no longer simply compose clients medical exemptions for vaccination. Rather they would need to submit a type including their name, license number, factor for asking for the exemption, and accreditation that they have actually analyzed the client, and send the kind to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The CDPH then would figure out whether the medical exemption is given. The expense would likewise have the CDPH develop and preserve a database of medical exemptions to inspect whether any doctors were cranking out such exemptions like a printing press. Additionally, it would give the CDPH and County Health Officers the authority to withdraw medical exemptions if they discovered something deceitful or irregular with medical standards.

The return of measles to the U.S. has actually been a genuine and pricey issue, as I have actually composed prior to for Forbes Although no reported deaths have actually happened yet this year, measles can trigger major issues such as brain swelling and eliminate. This year’s measles break outs likewise might be a precursor for even worse things to come, must vaccination rates slip even further. Something requires to be done about the danger of vaccine avoidable illness returning and rising.

Yet, as Tune Gutierrez And Soumya Karlamangla reported for the Los Angeles Times , challengers of SB 276 have called Pan a “autocrat,” and the expense a “criminal offense versus mankind.” Yes, somebody called a pediatrician searching for methods to safeguard the population versus measles and other vaccine-preventable illness a “autocrat.” And, yes, somebody didn’t state that he plays Cards Versus Mankind however rather declared that Pan is devoting “criminal activities versus mankind.” As the United Nations explains , “criminal activities versus mankind” generally describes real atrocities such as genocide, mass killing, and atrocities devoted throughout European manifest destiny. To relate a pediatrician attempting to resolve a genuine issue to a genocidal totalitarian is just outrageous. This kind of language and declaring that somebody is “brave” just for investing a day lobbying versus a vaccination expense is needlessly inflammatory and might develop an impression of injustice that just does not exist.

Kennedy’s own member of the family, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph P. Kennedy II, and Maeve Kennedy McKean, have actually condemned his continuing anti-vaccination actions in a post they co-authored in Politico , composing that, “Robert F. Kennedy Jr.– Joe and Kathleen’s sibling and Maeve’s uncle– becomes part of this project to assault the organizations devoted to decreasing the disaster of avoidable transmittable illness. He has actually assisted to spread out harmful false information over social networks and is complicit in sowing suspect of the science behind vaccines.”

Regardless, State Senator Brian Jones still appeared rather inviting to Kennedy in this tweet:

.

It is something to ask about the dangers of vaccines and whether such a costs will even more threaten the autonomy of doctors or develop more administrative overhead. Regular vaccination definitely has its dangers, much like anything in life, consisting of toss pillows, or viewing I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry However, the dangers of vaccination are rather low and definitely much lower than the dangers of not getting immunized or, for that matter, putting jade eggs in your vaginal area And yes, SB 276 would take some choice making authority far from private doctors. However insurance provider and health center administrators have actually been gradually taking authority far from private doctors in much, much higher and more disconcerting portions over the previous couple years and including far more administrative overhead. Such patterns likewise have actually threatened client flexibility of option. If you are genuinely stressed over doctor autonomy and self-reliance along with client flexibility of option, why not deal with these patterns rather?

It is something totally various to utilize inflammatory words and recommend conspiracies that do not exist. Vaccination is essential since there is presently no option to avoiding and managing illness such as the measles, pertussis, mumps, rubella, and tetanus. The infections and other microorganisms triggering vaccine-preventable illness would like it if more individuals stopped getting immunized. Informing individuals to not immunize without providing any practical scientifically-backed option is not participating in clinical conversation and honestly not being accountable.

Time might reveal what Biel’s real inspirations and positions are. (I am connecting to Biel’s agents to get more explanation.) Does she have genuine concerns, and is she just getting captured in anti-vaccination rhetoric from others? Or is she really spreading out false information about vaccination herself? Eventually, the concern is how comparable or various is Biel actually from Kennedy.

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