VAC­CINE-DENIALIST TRUMP MAY COST LIVES

The Star Early Edition - - LIFESTYLE VERVE -

LIKE a hell-broth boil and bub­ble it’s been dou­bling, dou­bling and now there is trou­ble. The man the world is watch­ing has given mo­men­tum to a move­ment that has been bub­bling be­neath so­ci­ety’s sur­face for some time now.

Celebrity, busi­ness­man, Don­ald Trump who will soon be sworn in as pres­i­dent of one of the most in­flu­en­tial na­tions of our time, breathed new life into de­bunked con­spir­acy the­o­ries link­ing autism to vac­cines, en­dan­ger­ing the lives of chil­dren.

You need only look at cer­tain car com­pany share drops to see the reper­cus­sions of Trump’s twit­ter posts in 2012 of “massive com­bined in­oc­u­la­tions to small chil­dren is the cause for big in­crease in autism”.

Trump’s opin­ion on vac­ci­na­tions has long been out of sync with sci­ence. He made the same as­ser­tion in a 2015 de­bate.

He once again raised the ire of the med­i­cal com­mu­nity last week when he met with an­ti­vac­cer Robert Kennedy jr, a scep­tic

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