Donald Trump and a major medical clinic have moved vaccine anti-science back into the mainstream

You can add Donald Trump and the august Cleveland Clinic to the list of abettors of vaccine denial. If you missed what happened there, the Trump team effectively reiterated the discredited claim of a link between autism and vaccination. Trump doesn’t appear ever to have cited a scientific basis for his belief in this link, because there isn’t any. “When Trump picks Andrew Wakefield and Robert Kennedy Jr. to educate himself, he’s picking the wrong people.”Then there’s the Cleveland Clinic affair. This anti-scientific rant by a physician affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic ignited a firestorm.

Source:   Los Angeles Times
January 11, 2017 20:48 UTC