Autism instances have risen significantly over the last 40 years. In 1975, 1 in every 5,000 people developed the disorder, but today it’s 1 in every 68.
Research continues to indicate that autism is more than just a genetic issue, but rather one closely related to environmental toxins, prescriptions drugs, and more. In fact, one of the biggest topics at hand regarding autism is how vaccinations may play a part.
The appointment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr, known for his skepticism of vaccine safety, as chairman of a commission tasked with studying the effectiveness, safety, and necessity of vaccines, has been important, despite intense controversy, because of public fears that research into vaccine safety is subject to major cover-ups and conflicts of interest.
Simply put, the public deserves honest information and science about the topic.
With a controversial presidency already underway, President Donald Trump faces a lot of scrutiny from the American public, including his take on vaccines.
Recently Robert Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro headed a news conference at the National Press Club to announce a $100,000 cash reward for anyone able to present a peer-reviewed scientific study revealing that mercury in vaccines is safe.
The challenge was perhaps purposefully unattainable, but conference was really more about Kennedy confirming that Trump may be asking him to lead a commission on autism. Such a commission could help expose what really drives vaccination policy and, in turn, reveal the integrity of the health care system, or lack thereof.
As for Trump’s stance on autism, he believes it may be related to current immunization practices. Though not against immunization, he does acknowledge that there…