HHS Nominee Tom Price is an Anti-Vaxer Who Will Put Children In Harm’s Way
This is the counterpoint against the appointment of Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. CLICK HERE to read the Republican opinion piece on this item.
One’s opinion on Tom Price as the Trump Administration HHS Secretary typically has to do with whether you’re FOR or AGAINST ObamaCare. Those who want to repeal are overjoyed, while others who want to maintain are fearful. And while all that is well and good, it ignores a pretty important reality about Price that should probably lead any conversation anyone has about him.
Price belongs to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a radically-conservative group that, among other things, is extremely anti-vaccine.
From an in-depth analysis at DailyKos:
The AAPS is also anti-vaccine at many levels. They are opposed to “mandatory vaccinations” as a requirement for attending public schools. They buy into the myth that shaken baby syndrome is related to vaccines! They buy into just about every anti-vaccine myth and oppose the use of Gardasil. They think that vaccines cause autism (it doesn’t). It’s like they accept the holy checklist of the anti-vaccine cult as a fundamental “scientific” belief of their organization.
In case you didn’t get the memo, by not vaccinating your children, you are not only putting their lives in danger, you are putting the lives of the children they interact with in danger as well. We all know better. Tom Price should know better. And the fact that Trump would nominate someone with such radical beliefs that can put American kids at risk quite honestly, is shameful.
So much for hiring “the best people.”