Actor Jim Carrey wants more research conducted on the link between autism and children's vaccines

Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesPhoto Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesActor Jim Carrey jumped into the blogosphere to write about the link between vaccines and autism. Or rather, how the media is covering recent news about autism and vaccines.

Carrey took CNN reporter, Campbell Brown, to task for her reporting on a February ruling by a "special vaccine court"--the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims--that the measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine didn't cause autism in three cases.

According to Carrey, Brown "and others in the media began making assertions that the judgment was in, and vaccines had been proven safe." He asserts this is far from the truth.

Carrey doesn't recommend that parents not vaccine their kids. He wants more the vaccines to be spaced out over longer periods of time, and that more research be conducted to determine which vaccines are ruly necessary.

"We have never argued that people shouldn't be immunized for the most serious threats including measles and polio, but surely there's a limit as to how many viruses and toxins can be introduced into the body of a small child."

Carrey, who has been dating actress Jenny McCarthy for several years, has become very vocal in discussions about vaccinations as a potential cause of autism. McCarthy's six-year-old son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism as a toddler and she believes that vaccines were the cause. (Earlier this month, Carrey and McCarthy appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live" show to debate the causes of autism. He and McCarthy believe that autism "is preventable and treatable." (She asserts that her son recovered from autism through biomedical treatment.)

The link between autism and vaccines continues to be a controversial and very emotional topic. Some important details, for reference:

In the end, Carrey calls for more independent studies to be conducted on the safety of vaccines and the schedule they are administered. Do you agree? And do you find it difficult to take Carrey seriously as an autism activist since he is forever the funny man?