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Trump Taps Vaccine Skeptic to Chair 'Committee on Vaccine Safety'

Original story at The Atlantic• 41 mentions • 7 months ago

The Atlantic 7 months ago

 
On Tuesday, Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and activist, who also happens to be an outspoken vaccine conspiracy theorist. After the meeting, Kennedy told reporters it went “very well,” and said that Trump “asked me to chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.” He also said that Trump called him to ask for the meeting. Trump’s transition team did not respond to a question asking for confirmation that the president-elect indeed offered Kennedy that position. But the prospect of a Kennedy-led vaccine commission is deeply troubling for proponents of evidence-based medicine. For ...
 
 
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13 Jan
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12 Jan
Hisham Rana, MD @hrana
News: Trump Meets With Vaccine Skeptic, Discusses 'Committee on Vaccine Safety' https://t.co/vyupIgYdys
11 Jan
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11 Jan
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Trump taps vaccine skeptic to chair 'Committee on Vaccine Safety' https://t.co/bM9N74Am7t
11 Jan
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11 Jan
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11 Jan
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11 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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If anyone still needed proof that Trump is sympathetic to the anti-vax movement, this should do it. https://t.co/f2zas5vdnm
10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
Bob Blaskiewicz @rjblaskiewicz
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
Michelle Ziegler @MZiegler3
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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