Donald Trump has asked Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a new commission on “vaccine safety and scientific integrity,” Kennedy said Tuesday following a meeting with the president-elect in New York.
The nephew of President John F. Kennedy is a prominent skeptic of mandatory vaccines…
Kennedy said that Trump’s team requested the meeting and that “he asked me to chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity … and I said I would.” The goal of the commission, Kennedy said, would be “to make sure we have scientific integrity in the vaccine process for efficacy and safety effects.”
“President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policies and he has questions about it,” Kennedy told reporters gathered at Trump Tower after the meeting.
“He says his opinion doesn’t matter, but the science does matter, and we ought to be reading the science and we ought to be debating the science,” said Kennedy. “Everybody ought to be able to be assured that the vaccines that we have are as safe as they possibly can be.”