Donald Trump moved to question one of the signature medical accomplishments of the 20th century Tuesday, reportedly appointing a leading critic of vaccines to chair a commission on vaccine safety.If you needed yet another example of Trump's embarkation on an agenda where things such as "knowledge" and "science" are discarded in favor of whatever shiney thing catched hs fancy at the moment, you can do little better than his putting a whack-job like RFK, Jr. in charge of vaccine safety. RFK, Jr. is about as "pro-vaccine" as Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third is pro-civil rights. Kennedy is an anti-vaccine quack.
“President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policies and he has questions about it,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. told the pool reporter at Trump Tower after meeting Trump Tuesday. “Everybody ought to be able to be assured that the vaccines that we have—he’s very pro-vaccine, as am I— but they’re as safe as they possibly can be.”
Frankly, Kennedy is a fucking loon. I went to listen to him speak at a local meeting on development and wetlands protection about a decade or so ago, likely something to do with Riverkeeper. His "speech" was a series of disjointed remarks that bordered on verbal diarrhea. He was not at all persuasive. He probably lost people to his cause. You could have won a straw vote for more nuclear plants, right then and there.
When he was finished, an older guy sitting near me shook his head and said: "There's something wrong with that boy."
(And he's a hypocrite.)