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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:09 AM

 

Hillary Clinton is now the only candidate not pandering to the anti-vaccine movement

Hillary Clinton is now the only candidate not pandering to the anti-vaccine movement
Updated by German Lopez @germanrlopez german.lopez@vox.com Aug 1, 2016, 1:30p

The science is clear on vaccines’ safety and efficacy. But the presidential candidates’ thoughts on vaccines? Well, they’re a mixed bag.

Over the past week, Green Party candidate Jill Stein — who’s a medical doctor by trade — entered the heated political debate over vaccines by suggesting there are still "real questions" about the medical devices that scientists say are generally effective and safe. She later added that she supports vaccines, but has questions about how they’re regulated.

The small blow-up put attention on yet another bizarre element of the 2016 election: Out of the four big presidential candidates, only Hillary Clinton seems to be fully pro-vaccine, meaning she’s the only one aligned with the scientific consensus on this issue.

http://www.vox.com/2016/8/1/12341268/jill-stein-vaccines-clinton-trump-2016

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Reply Hillary Clinton is now the only candidate not pandering to the anti-vaccine movement (Original post)
workinclasszero Sep 2016 OP
immoderate Sep 2016 #1
Major Nikon Sep 2016 #3
obamanut2012 Sep 2016 #5
stonecutter357 Sep 2016 #6
workinclasszero Sep 2016 #8
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 #10
GoDawgs Sep 2016 #2
workinclasszero Sep 2016 #9
greymattermom Sep 2016 #4
HockeyMom Sep 2016 #7
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 #11

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:16 AM

1. Jill is not anti-vaccine. She wants to regulate the drug companies.

 

Does anyone else want to do that?

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 05:46 AM

5. Wrong -- she is AT BEST using anti-vaxx language and talking points

AT BEST.

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 06:23 AM

6. yes she is.

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 11:05 AM

8. She is anti vax

 

She just dances around the subject because she doesn't want to lose the green party anti-science nutters.

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 12:11 PM

10. No, she's an anti-vax asshat. nt

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:20 AM

2. American election 2016: Democrats vs 3 fringe parties

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Response to GoDawgs (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 11:06 AM

9. QFT---American election 2016: Democrats vs 3 fringe parties

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:24 AM

4. are anti-vaxers getting the new shingles and pneumonia vaccines?

and keeping up on their tetanus shots? Is anti vaccine only for kids, or do they include themselves? Is it only for babies, or do older kids get the HPV vaccine?

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 07:53 AM

7. Why the need for this?

Very long but it does give CDC statistics. Shingles vaccination rates are the lowest of all, and that one is for older adults. There are many adults who vaccinate their children, but not themselves. Would you include adults who don't get their flu shots every year in the category of anti-vaxxers? That would be half the country then.

http://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/nvpo/national-adult-immunization-plan/naip.pdf




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Response to greymattermom (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 12:12 PM

11. No, they're anti-all vaccinnes. Bunch of nutty dangerous asshats.

 

You should see/hear the conspiracies they have about the HPV vax.

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