So the current Trump health plan is...
1. Reintroduce infectious diseases into America.
2. Strip millions of their health insurance.
Folks, folks. Calm down. Remember, we now live in a post-fact world, where "draining the swamp" means adding raw sewage and mutant crocodiles, and sound science policy means appointments like this one.
I say, go whole hog, and appoint Jenny McCarthy to oversee the CDC.
"Evidence-based medicine". Or, as we usually call it, MEDICINE. Dammit media, take some responsibility for your choice of words, it's your bloody job to deal in facts, not avoid hurting the feelings of misled lunatics.
By promoting fake science, he should be charged with the future murder of children who die because they were unvaccinated because of this nonsense. First he will strip the elderly and sick of healthcare and then now he is going after the children. There is zero evidence linking autism with vaccinations. Andrew Wakefield's fraud has been completely exposed and debunked. How can anyone believe this anti vaxxer scam?
This is a disaster! We will be back to the pre-vaccine era with endemic measles, diphtheria, pertussis, and polio. Children and adults will die. The alleged link between vaccines and autism has been debunked and discredited many times over.
I hope The Atlantic does not fall into this trap of legitimizing the illegitimate, normalizing the not normal. By saying this is "deeply troubling for proponents of evidence-based medicine" creates a binary where there should not be one. Like saying, 'troubling for believers in a round earth'.
Well, why not? He nominated an Attorney General who hates the Civil Rights Act; a Secretary of Education who wants to dismantle the public school system; a Chief of the EPA who thinks climate change is a hoax; a Secretary of Housing who thinks public housing makes people "dependent" upon government; and a National Security Advisor who shares fake news stories on Twitter.
At this rate, he could nominate "El Chapo" to run the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the only thing that would surprise me would be that Donald Trump would give a job to a Mexican.
"Proponents of evidence-based medicine...," are you sure you guys didn't just mean medicine?
At this point, it just feels like trolling. Maybe he's hoping the biomedical community will be so angry and distracted by this that they'll forget to criticize him on Price, ACA repeal, and everything else.
Science is based on facts, thus it is an enemy of the future administration. For the alt right facts are irrelevant and opinion is paramount!
Jesus. Make sure you've had your vaccines before you visit that 3rd world country previously known as the United States. We'll probably have to go into quarantine before we're allowed home.
Evidently, having concerns about specific additives like thimerosal makes someone fundamentally averse to the very concept of vaccination, even after having all of his children vaccinated, as RFK Jr. has. Interesting.
What a time to be alive. Soooooo many potential apocalypses to look forward to... thank you weird American electoral system!
End vaccines, chemotherapy, filling cavities, setting bones and return to the traditional practices of leeching and bloodletting make America 18th century again!!!
SO it is true.. Cruella DeVille will be heading up the National Humane Society?
Typical Trumpf- Selecting people so. astonishingly. unqualified. for their posts that it can only be pro-apocalyptic humor.
I'm pretty sure his next move is to appoint those two teenagers who burned down Gatlinburg to head up a fire safety commission.
Oh great...Trump is following the 'Jenny McCarthy School of Anti-Vaccinations'. We are definitely going back to the Dark Ages. What's next? Leeches? Bloodletting? This should dovetail nicely with attempt to repeal the ACA. Mumps, measles, diphtheria, TB, smallpox...god help us.
Discredit real science first. Insert your own "science" that calls for banning vaccines. Then when the unprotected masses contract horrible ( formerly preventable) diseases, ride to rescue with drugs made by companies you own stocks in
Every day is like the opening scene from a dystopian world disaster movie
I have a loved one who would trade in her post-polio syndrome for autism. No, I do not believe that vaccines cause autism. But if they sometimes do? Autism is better than what the vaccines prevent.
Is it just me, or is Trump against pretty much everything? I don't think anymore that he wants to go back to the 1950s. I think instead that he's trying for the 1850s.
Last time I saw a Kennedy interview, he said he got his kids vaccinated. Stated his concern about that one preservative used, plus the speed at which new vaccines were approved and required. Overall, said money was trumping safety.
I definitely didn't get the feeling that he was an antivaxer. He seemed reasonable to me.
To be scientific does mean that you accept vaccine when useful and saving lives such as for meningitis but also means that you reject them completely when useless like for influenza. Over the years, we have come accross the fact that some vaccines are not that useful and contain risks, especially those administered to babies or before. Now, the usefulness of most vaccinations should not prevent us ti apply care when using the proposed vaccine products, especially when they keep changing. We have seen that for H1N1, the adjuvents and acceletors were actually killing more people then the H1N1 itself. The problem is that we do not spend enough time testing the ne products and that independant research is actually disappeating in countries like Canada or others leaving the researchers obliged to receive the funding from the companies which then will not appreciate to be proven wrong if the case arise. Doctors and researchers are now more and more compromised.
"Evidence-based medicine". Also know as MEDICINE! I would ask when it will end but I know it's just beginning. Lord, help us indeed!!
Are we sure this wasn't from The Onion? Putting our immunization system in jeopardy is the same as waging war on our children.
Ugh. It's just getting worse and worse. He is playing opposites with our lives. Now the resurgence of the risk of polio and other childhood diseases will loom in our future. What will it take for the Republican Party to realize that these decisions do not suggest a stable mind?
Karen Tobin if you want to be scared about a Trump appointee. Waatch out for this ass-hat. Another anti-science crackpot picked by the Donald.
And in other news, he named Godzilla to head his infrastructure plan and the SARS Virus as Surgeon General.
Ffs! Why don't we just line all the poor and middle class people up and throw them overboard without a life vest. Pretty much what Trump seems to want to do.