Jan 11 2017
Robert Kennedy Jr. has confirmed to multiple media outlets that President-elect Donald Trump has tasked him with chairing a commission on vaccine safety, after a meeting at Trump Tower in NY. By creating a commission on vaccine safety and appointing Kennedy to lead it, many fear Trump could further spark public mistrust in vaccines.
Kennedy, Jr. said he accepted the post, which Trump has yet to confirm.
"President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policies and he has questions about it", Kennedy told NBC News. "And we ought to be reading the science, and we ought to be debating the science".
Today, President-elect Donald Trump met with a backer of the false idea that vaccines may be behind the rise in autism diagnoses.
Those views go against the conclusion of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reviewed concerns linking vaccines to the development of autism.
Trump tweeted regularly about his largely unfounded misgivings about vaccines between 2012 and 2014.
Kennedy believes that vaccines cause autism, and that that US government is actively covering up the link between the mercury in vaccines and mental disability.
In April 2015, Kennedy used the word "holocaust" in reference to millions of kids supposedly injured by vaccinations, although he later apologized for invoking the word, noted The Associated Press. "Delaying vaccines only leaves a child at risk of disease for a longer period of time; it does not make vaccinating safer", the AAP statement reads.
Neither Trump nor Kennedy are expressly pro-vaccine, though.
This is not the first time that Trump has entertained the completely whackadoodle, fringe anti-vaccine movement.
If Trump is espousing vaccine skepticism as president, that's going to put his fellow Republicans - and medical professionals - in an uneasy position. "The results showed that the total amount of antigen from vaccines received was the same between children with ASD and those that did not have ASD". He did not supply evidence for that claim.
I am being proven right about massive vaccinations-the doctors lied.
Jan 10 2017
Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, reach Tigris River for first time
Traffic wound through the streets just a few kilometres from heavy clashes and reopened grocery stores again dot block corners. The Iraqi forces already control the Tigris to Mosul's south, but IS still controls the city's entire western half.
Jan 09 2017
Golden Globes 2017: here's all you need to know
The hilarious talk show has hosted the MTV Movie Awards twice, the VMAs once, and even hosted the Emmys back in 2010 . Whatever the outcome, Fallon intends to enjoy himself as the Golden Globes unfold.
Jan 09 2017
Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks suspect in shooting of US diplomat in Mexico
The U.S. official, who was not identified, was injured when the unnamed gunman opened fire on him in Guadalajara. The shooter aimed and fired as the victim left a parking garage at a Guadalajara mall Friday evening. .
Jan 09 2017
NASA chooses Canadian company to participate in asteroid mission
And mission Psyche will study a unique type of metal asteroid that has never been touched before in the history of NASA. The missions, announced on January 4, are part of NASA's Discovery Program for planetary exploration.
Jan 08 2017
Divers resume search for wreckage of missing plane
Megan Casey, 19, had been attending the Cleveland Cavaliers game with her father and four neighbors from the Columbus area. The Columbus-bound plane was carrying six people when it suddenly lost altitude over the lake and vanished from radar.
Jan 07 2017
Mysterious Radio Signal Bursts Tracked To Dwarf Galaxy
And there is a new theory - other than the colliding or spinning neutron stars and an alien civilisation doing the rounds. It also could be the interaction between a magnetar and a black hole, or many other possibilities, he adds.
Jan 07 2017
Facts About the 'Notebook Odyssey — Samsung Gaming Laptop
Among the positive aspects of Samsung's Odyssey computers is the HexaFlow Vent, a perforated panel at the bottom. For the rest of the internals, the 17-inch model comes with 64GB of DDR4 RAM and 512SSD+1TB hard drive storage.
Jan 07 2017
Japan recalls envoy after South Korea puts 'comfort woman' statue outside consulate
Some 200,000 women and girls were forced into prostitution by the Imperial Japanese Army both before and throughout World War II. In fact the more famous "comfort woman" statue is outside the Japanese embassy in the South Korean capital of Seoul.
Jan 07 2017
Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Blazers
Lillard's plus/minus rating was plus-28, far higher than that of any other player in the game. Lillard had 15 points and McCollum 11 points and six assists for the Blazers at the break.
Jan 07 2017
Beheaded, butchered: At least 33 killed in Brazil prison revolt
Castro said the killings were carried out by the First Command in the Capital, or PCC, drug gang. Few details are available about the latest uprising in Roraima state's largest penitentiary.
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