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Mike Sutton
Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.
 
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What is the impact of the US president’s belief that ‘Vaccines Cause Autism’?

Jul. 11, 2017 3:19 pm
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Health Watch UK

The UK Charity HealthWatch for Science and Integrity in Medicine has published a most telling article on the question of whether Donald Trump represents a significant public health risk. The article is co-authored by Lida Gibson (Senior Lecturer in Public Health), Professor Matt Henn (Research Professor of Politics) and I, (criminologist).

Regarding the Vaccine Autism Meme (VAM):

'Although we have established here that presidential dissemination of VAM exists, we don’t know whether it represents a probable public health risk. To answer that question requires a research project to measure whether or not Trump’s specific VAM publishing and broadcasting activities have impacted immunization decision making by parents in the USA and elsewhere. We recommend such a study be undertaken in the interests of public health.'

Dr Mike Sutton, Linda Gibson and Professor Matt Henn School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University

You can read the full article here.

 
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