Dr. Sanjay Gupta Calls Out Carson, Paul for Weak Response to Trump’s Anti-Vaxxer Rant
By Matt Wilstein (original source Mediaite)
“The disproven myth that vaccines cause autism reared its ugly head again during last night’s Republican debate when Donald Trump, who has a long history of promoting ant-vaxxer theories, repeated those claims to the 23 million people watching at home.
But even though there were two medical doctors on stage with Trump, his baseless views went relatively unchallenged, a fact CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta lamented on Thursday afternoon.
“There is no connection between vaccines and autism and I’ll just pause there for a second because I don’t want anybody to think there are strings attached to that statement,” Gupta told Wolf Blitzer after watching the clip from the debate. “There is just no connection, there hasn’t been. There was a study done earlier this year, one of the largest, 96,000 children, they looked at their history of vaccinations for correlation with autism and it simply doesn’t exist.”
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