Trump Asks Critic of Vaccines to Lead Vaccine Safety Panel


Retired military officers have asked President-elect Donald J. Trump not to bring back waterboarding. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times

Anti-vaxxer to head Trump vaccine panel?

Mr. Trump on Tuesday asked a prominent anti-vaccine crusader to lead a new government commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity, ushering debunked conspiracy theories about the dangers of immunization into the White House.

Mr. Kennedy’s appointment spread alarm through the medical community, which for years has rejected claims that childhood vaccines are linked to conditions like autism. Medical experts warned Tuesday that Mr. Trump’s actions would endanger children by confusing parents about the need to have them vaccinated.

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A rare good pick.

One great brave man . I hope he doesn't get taken out for it .

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