referring to Robert De Niro said of vaccine safety in a new interview.
He’s previously said that his own son’s onset of autism around the time of certain vaccinations led him to question vaccine safety.
The two-time Academy Award winner also called for an ‘independent commission’ to investigate vaccine safety.
Kennedy has claimed he was invited by President Donald Trump to join a commission on vaccine safety, but a spokesperson later said that the discussion was preliminary.
Robert De Niro is again promoting the theory that there is a link between vaccines and autism.
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De Niro who joined Kennedy in DC, said he isn’t completely anti-vaccine but is demanding more information.
“I take vaccines all the time, and my kids have gotten [vaccinated] but there’s something wrong and its got to be fixed,” he said.
“On one hand, the government is telling pregnant women which mercury-laced fish to avoid so that they don’t harm their fetuses, and on the other, the CDC supports injecting mercury-containing vaccines into pregnant women, infants and children,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy claimed that he had been selected to chair a new vaccine safety commission in the Trump administration when he spoke at The National Press Club in Washington about the issue.
“Who settled it, how is it settled?” he said in regards to the CDC’s claim.
as informed in A month after he met with then-President-elect Donald Trump, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — a fervent vaccine fear-monger — descended on Washington, DC, today with actor Robert De Niro to hold a press conference about vaccine safety.
What’s more, thimerosal was never used in the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine that some vaccine skeptics claim causes autism.
De Niro and Kennedy’s press conference is more evidence that the anti-vax movement has been emboldened under Trump.
Kennedy has a long history of stoking vaccine doubts, focusing in particular on the claim that the mercury in shots makes kids sick.
Robert De Niro, who has an autistic son, also has a history of anti-vax sympathy.
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