Healthcare

Here Comes the War on Vaccines

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Despot-elect Donald Trump himself is a vaccine truther so it probably shouldn't come as a surprise that one of his first acts will be to create a comission on "vaccine safety."

Fellow vaccine truther Robert Kennedy Jr. says Trump asked him to chair the upcoming commission during a meeting at Trump Tower.

After the meeting concluded, Kennedy told reporters that Mr. Trump had asked him to “chair a commission on vaccination safety and scientific integrity.” Kennedy said he told Mr. Trump he would chair such a commission, and that their meeting was held at Mr. Trump’s request. [...]

Kennedy has argued that vaccines, specifically those containing the element thimerosal, may cause autism, a view unsupported by scientific evidence and dismissed as a conspiracy theory by experts.

Of course a man who doesn't believe in science will chair a commission on "scientific integrity."

If Trump doesn't kill us with a tweet and a nuclear warhead, there's always the scourge of preventable diseases. Everything old is new again, even polio.

  • muselet

    Robert Kennedy Jr’s qualifications for analyzing “vaccination safety and scientific integrity” are what, exactly?

    And given that the answer to that question is “none at all,” why exactly are we meant to take the conclusions of the commission, whatever they turn out to be, seriously?

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    Jesus, were gonna end up with a commission trying to prove the validity of Scientology technology I just know it.

  • Georgie