TRUMP is anti-science and pro conspiracy theory -- a dangerous combination where the health of millions of American children are concerned.
Now he selected an anti-vaccine kook to head the Commission on Vaccine Safety.
As the Washington Post reports Trump is selecting vaccine conspiracy theorist Robert Kennedy Jr:
The stunning move contradicts established science, medicine and the government’s position on the issue. The announcement was met with alarm from health professionals who say that putting a proponent of a conspiracy theory in a position of authority on this issue is dangerous.
“That’s very frightening, it’s difficult to imagine anyone less qualified to serve on a commission for vaccine science,” said Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, a nonprofit that works to control, treat and eliminate vaccine-preventable and neglected tropical diseases.
“The science is clear: massive evidence showing no link between vaccines and autism, and as both a scientist who develops vaccines for poverty related neglected diseases and the father of an adult daughter with autism, there’s not even any plausibility for a link,” Hotez continued. “Autism is a genetic condition."
Kenndy JR doesn't believe that, he and Trump are still hooked on the Andrew Wakefield con that finds continued irrational support on the fringes of the Left and the Right.
As vaccination rates have decreased, we are seeing the re-emergence of preventable childhood disease -- that are killing children. This lie has real life and death
Washington Post: Trump Taps Vaccine Skeptic to Head Vaccine Safety
Death toll at What'stheHarm.net at least 4,000 children and counting.
NCBI: The MMR and Autism: Sensation, Retraction, Refutation and Fraud
Forbes: The Anti-Vaccine Movment and Trial-Lawyer Funded Climate of Fear
Brian Deer: Andrew Wakefield and the MMR Vaccine Fraud