The anti-vaccine movement is based mostly on a completely discredited study published in The Lancet, found to be an “elaborate fraud” by the British Medical Journal. The author even lost his medical license.
But that hasn’t stopped the anti-vaxxers (as they are known) from spreading the lie that vaccines cause autism, an example of social-media hysteria we see so often these days.
Alas, the current Republican poll leader is apparently an anti-vaxxer (unless his Twitter account was hacked). Last year, Donald Trump posted on his Twitter page:
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2014
Good grief, the man agrees with the hysterical Robert F. Kennedy Jr.! What does that tell you?
That we don’t want him in charge of the National Institutes of Health.