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Trump explores vaccine commission with prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Trump explores vaccine commission with prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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UPDATE: Jan. 10, 2017, 5:59 p.m. EST The Trump transition team walked back Robert F. Kennedy’s assertion that a vaccine commission is being formed, instead stating he is “exploring the possibility of forming a committee on Autism.”

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— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 10, 2017

 


President-elect Donald J. Trump has asked   anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a commission on vaccine safety, Kennedy said after meeting with Trump Tuesday.

This appointment is certain to rattle the scientific community, since Kennedy is a well-known anti-vaccine advocate who falsely believes that vaccine ingredients cause autism. This is a claim that scientists have debunked time and time again.   Read more…

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