Trump Team Denies Skeptic Was Asked To Head Vaccine Commission

President-elect Donald Trump met with notable anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Tuesday, further stoking unfounded fears about vaccine safety and efficacy by asking the Democrat to chair a commission on the issue.

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  • Trump Denies Naming Vax Skeptic to Safety ...
    Whether vaccines cause autism has been reviewed many times and found wanting. Thimerosal has not been documented to have hurt anyone and has largely been removed from the vaccine supply anyway." "Kennedy is not a vaccine 'skeptic.' He is a science denier," Harvard's Marc Lipsitch, MD, told MedPage Today.
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  • Trump asks vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to head ...
    Trump asks vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to head ... Kennedy added that both he and Trump are “very pro-vaccine” but that they want to make sure ...
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  • Trump team denies new vaccination commission after Kennedy ...
    After asking the Trump transition team to confirm the commission on vaccine safety, Hope Hicks, the presidential transition national spokeswoman, played down Kennedy’s claims.
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