If the "committee" actually comes to fruition, I can't imagine someone less qualified to lead it. A proponent of a grand conspiracy that would involve hundreds of thousands of participants from all over the world has no place in any position which requires objective, rational policies/procedures.Robert Kennedy Jr. has been offered and has accepted the chairmanship of Trump's Commission on Immunization Safety and Scientific Integrity. Trump has stated his concern for the side effects of vaccinations in the past. The inclusion of scientific integrity in this commission is particularly troubling. What does this mean? Kennedy is extremely outspoken on his position that vaccinations cause autism claiming 20 million children have autism due to vaccinations. The incoming administration continues to reflect a suspicion of the scientific community.
There are not two sides to this issue. There are several (in the teens, I believe) studies showing that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism, and several more showing that the levels of thimerosal used in vaccines do not put children at an increased risk of developing autism. Not to mention the fact that the MMR vaccine does not, and has never, even contained thimerosal. The ones that do (Flu vaccines) are available in thimerosal-free versions. This is literally a non-issue.