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Zealots Like RFK Jr. Have Already Made Vaccines Less Safe - Slate Magazine;

Zealots Like RFK Jr. Have Already Made Vaccines Less Safe - Slate Magazine

Slate MagazineZealots Like RFK Jr. Have Already Made Vaccines Less SafeSlate MagazineNot just because they fuel anti-vaxxers. This type of paranoia impedes our ability to accurately consider evidence. By Brian Palmer. vaccine vial. Whether or not it contains thimerosal, this vaccine is perfectly safe. Esben_H/Thinkstock. Robert F ...and more »

Trump's vaccine conspiracy theories are a threat to your children - The Guardian;

Trump's vaccine conspiracy theories are a threat to your children - The Guardian

The GuardianTrump's vaccine conspiracy theories are a threat to your childrenThe GuardianVaccines have been shown safe and effective. When he hints otherwise, the president-elect is gambling with young lives. Vaccine skeptic Robert F Kennedy Jr is seen waiting for the elevator in the lobby of the Trump Tower in New York. Photograph: ...and more »

What Could Trump Really Do to Vaccines? - Daily Beast;

What Could Trump Really Do to Vaccines? - Daily Beast

Daily BeastWhat Could Trump Really Do to Vaccines?Daily BeastAre the president-elect's anti-vaccine tweets and meetings with leading anti-vaxxers a signal he's going to change U.S. immunization policy? And does he really have the power to do so? Brandy Zadrozny. 01.12.17 10:03 PM ET. Members of anti-vaccine ...and more »

Kill This Idea - The Weekly Standard (blog);

Kill This Idea - The Weekly Standard (blog)

The Weekly Standard (blog)Kill This IdeaThe Weekly Standard (blog)And they worried he wouldn't be bipartisan! Last week, President-elect Donald Trump met with that scion of America's premier Democratic dynasty, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The confab, which reportedly occurred at Trump's request, centered on the issue of ...and more »

Under Trump, the anti-vaxxers might just win - CNN;

Under Trump, the anti-vaxxers might just win - CNN

CNNUnder Trump, the anti-vaxxers might just winCNNFord Vox is a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine and a journalist. He is a medical analyst for NPR station WABE-FM 90.1 in Atlanta. He writes frequently for CNN Opinion. Follow him on Twitter @FordVox. The opinions expressed in this ...and more »

Just How Safe Are Vaccines? Here Are the Numbers - Live Science;

Just How Safe Are Vaccines? Here Are the Numbers - Live Science

Live ScienceJust How Safe Are Vaccines? Here Are the NumbersLive ScienceAnti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to lead a new government commission on vaccine safety. But science on this issue is already clear; numerous studies show that vaccines are safe and effective, ...and more »

Putting an anti-vaxxer in charge: Trump's latest delusions - The Globe and Mail

Putting an anti-vaxxer in charge: Trump's latest delusionsThe Globe and MailA few years ago, I hosted an on-stage discussion with Robert Kennedy Jr., at an environmental conference. Earlier in the day, we met to discuss the contents of the speech he would be giving, which was focused on clean energy. Our chat eventually ...and more »

Donald Trump Will Be A Disaster For Autistic People - Forbes;

Donald Trump Will Be A Disaster For Autistic People - Forbes

ForbesDonald Trump Will Be A Disaster For Autistic PeopleForbesDonald Trump has never been a fan of disabled people. He's got an obsession with the appearance of being "weak" or "crazy," was hyperfocused on the idea that Hillary Clinton had some kind of neurological disorder like epilepsy, which he clearly viewed ...and more »

RFK Jr. says he'll leave environmental group to head Trump vaccine commission - Politico;

RFK Jr. says he'll leave environmental group to head Trump vaccine commission - Politico

PoliticoRFK Jr. says he'll leave environmental group to head Trump vaccine commissionPoliticoRobert F. Kennedy Jr. told members of his environmental group late Wednesday that he expects to temporarily leave it to chair a vaccine safety commission he has been discussing with President-elect Donald Trump and his aides for over a month. Kennedy ...and more »

Alabama vaccine expert refutes need for safety panel considered by Trump - AL.com;

Alabama vaccine expert refutes need for safety panel considered by Trump - AL.com

AL.comAlabama vaccine expert refutes need for safety panel considered by TrumpAL.comJan. 29, 2015 file photo, a pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif. udy published in the journal Science suggests the measles vaccine not only prevents measles, but may also help the ...and more »

Why Trump's Meeting With RFK Jr. Has Scientists Worried - POLITICO Magazine;

Why Trump's Meeting With RFK Jr. Has Scientists Worried - POLITICO Magazine

POLITICO MagazineWhy Trump's Meeting With RFK Jr. Has Scientists WorriedPOLITICO MagazineOf all Donald Trump's conspiratorial obsessions, perhaps one of the most dangerous has been his long promotion of the much-debunked theory that vaccines cause autism. For years, his distrust of vaccines had been an occasional curiosity of his Twitter ...and more »

Vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says Trump has asked him to look into safety of immunizations - National Post;

Vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says Trump has asked him to look into safety of immunizations - National Post

National PostVaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says Trump has asked him to look into safety of immunizationsNational PostPresident-elect Donald Trump met Tuesday with Robert Kennedy Jr., an environmental activist (and Democratic political scion) who opposes mandatory vaccination laws because he believes in discredited conspiracy theories that immunizations are ...and more »

Smoke, mirrors and Robert Kennedy Jr.'s vaccine safety panel - Spectrum;

Smoke, mirrors and Robert Kennedy Jr.'s vaccine safety panel - Spectrum

SpectrumSmoke, mirrors and Robert Kennedy Jr.'s vaccine safety panelSpectrumYou may have heard by now: President-elect Donald Trump apparently is appointing Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity, with a particular focus on autism. I am trained as an epidemiologist and health services ...and more »

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Takes His Debunked Vaccine Concerns To Trump - Newsweek;

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Takes His Debunked Vaccine Concerns To Trump - Newsweek

NewsweekRobert F. Kennedy Jr. Takes His Debunked Vaccine Concerns To TrumpNewsweekThree years ago, the eco-activist Robert Kennedy Jr. was in despair. None of his longtime allies in the public health and environmental community wanted to read his manuscript on the supposed link between vaccines and autism. He sent it to friends and ...and more »

Trumping Science: Part III - The Scientist;

Trumping Science: Part III - The Scientist

The ScientistTrumping Science: Part IIIThe ScientistScientists criticize unconfirmed reports that President-elect Donald Trump has asked Robert Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine activist, to investigate vaccine safety. By Joshua A. Krisch | January 12, 2017. PIXABAY, DFUHLERTPresident-elect Donald Trump ...and more »

Aussie medic slams Donald Trump's vaccine stance - 9Honey;

Aussie medic slams Donald Trump's vaccine stance - 9Honey

9HoneyAussie medic slams Donald Trump's vaccine stance9HoneyUS President-elect, Donald Trump, is considering a review of vaccination safety, with a vocal vaccination sceptic, Robert F Kennedy Jr, rumoured to be spearheading the panel. "President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policy, and ...and more »

Trump's pick for vaccine commission endangers public health - Washington Examiner (blog);

Trump's pick for vaccine commission endangers public health - Washington Examiner (blog)

Washington Examiner (blog)Trump's pick for vaccine commission endangers public healthWashington Examiner (blog)On Tuesday, President-elect Trump tapped vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr., to lead a new federal commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity. Kennedy, who describes himself as "pro-vaccine," has a long and consistent track record of ...and more »

Trump's Would-Be Vaccine Commissioner Rallies Anti-Vaccine Groups - BuzzFeed News;

Trump's Would-Be Vaccine Commissioner Rallies Anti-Vaccine Groups - BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed NewsTrump's Would-Be Vaccine Commissioner Rallies Anti-Vaccine GroupsBuzzFeed NewsIn an email to anti-vaccine activists, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. urged them to contact Trump, who was “getting massive blowback and waivering [sic].” Activists are “mobilized, energized, and extremely hopeful,” one individual said. posted on Jan. 11, 2017 ...and more »

Medical Experts Concerned After Trump Meets With Vaccine Skeptic - ABC News;

Medical Experts Concerned After Trump Meets With Vaccine Skeptic - ABC News

ABC NewsMedical Experts Concerned After Trump Meets With Vaccine SkepticABC NewsDoctors and members of the medical community are raising concerns after President-elect Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has advocated for parental opt-out provisions for routine childhood vaccinations. "President-elect Trump has some ...and more »

Trump and RFK Jr.: A relationship made in anti-vax hell - Salon;

Trump and RFK Jr.: A relationship made in anti-vax hell - Salon

SalonTrump and RFK Jr.: A relationship made in anti-vax hellSalonAlthough the Trump transition team has downplayed the implications of a meeting on Tuesday between Trump and Robert Kennedy Jr., the ominous omens for science and facts seem clear. And for those Americans who so enjoyed Donald Trump's ...and more »