As we’ve discussed ad nauseam on this site, President Trump is making waves in the vaccination community. His appointment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to a newly formed Vaccine Safety Community has sent shivers down the spines of hardcore mandatory vaccination proponents. With mandatory vaccine legislation on slate in a variety of states, there is a lot on the line in concern with how Trump might approach this matter.
The mainstream media is commonly known to be staunchly supportive of mandatory vaccination legislation. This morning in the NY Times, Dan Rather, who recently came out of retirement to continually attack Trump, attacked the anti-vaccination movement, claiming “It’s looking as if 2017 could be the year when the anti-vaccination movement gains ascendancy in the United States and we begin to see a reversal of several decades in steady public health gains.”
Rather goes on to say that “Measles is one of the most contagious and most lethal of all human diseases.” Rather’s tone becomes even more aggravated when he attacks Trump for “giving credence to to such views [vaccines cause autism].”
Rather also details his fear of being a resident of Texas, where he believes a massive measles outbreak is imminent due to Texas’ parental rights stance.
You can read Rather’s full op-ed here, but I warn you, it’s eerily similar to all his previous rhetoric condemning anything associated with Trump.
One thing is for sure, Trump is going to continue to rattle the system. There is no end in sight. And vaccines safety is now going to be mandated as a true process to work for the people, rather than for the pharmaceutical companies.
Of course, when Rather was interviewed by Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, Rather held a much different opinion over the matter of lying.
“Who among us have not lied about something?” Rather explained.
“I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.”