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

Original story at The Atlantic• 41 mentions • 2 months ago

The Atlantic 2 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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News: Trump Meets With Vaccine Skeptic, Discusses 'Committee on Vaccine Safety' https://t.co/vyupIgYdys
11 Jan
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Trump Admin cannot ignore science; must surround itself with people who will put health & safety of Americans first https://t.co/qEtB6PN1Jx
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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Further news for anyone who imagines that an understanding of science should be at the heart of any public policy: https://t.co/2CazcYlwyA
11 Jan
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11 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
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Trump taps vaccine skeptic to chair 'Committee on Vaccine Safety' https://t.co/QLQKDE3kSF
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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Trump taps vaccine skeptic to chair 'Committee on Vaccine Safety' https://t.co/xFgYFJ38iv
10 Jan
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10 Jan
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RT @colinmeloy: VACCINES DO NOT CAUSE AUTISM. VACCINES SAVE LIVES. https://t.co/EZU9VA89P0
10 Jan
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Voters sent a political message by electing Trump, but this anti-science agenda now affects their kids - and yours. https://t.co/veXzJ2F0dl
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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Sigh. Science and evidence (not perception and opinion) should guide medical protocols. https://t.co/8nrKaK4r31
10 Jan
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Trump taps vaccine skeptic to chair 'committee on vaccine safety' https://t.co/wRe127ERhv https://t.co/4KVIGatusC
10 Jan
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For shame: Trump taps vaccine skeptic to chair 'committee on vaccine safety' https://t.co/8k5gI6NGNp