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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

DeSantis Says He'd Take Antivax Votes from RFK

 In The Politics of Autism, I analyze the discredited notion that vaccines cause autism. This bogus idea can hurt people by allowing diseases to spread  And among those diseases could be COVID-19.

Antivaxxers are sometimes violent, often abusive, and always wrongA leading anti-vaxxer is presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.  He has repeatedly compared vaccine mandates to the Holocaust.  Rolling Stone and Salon retracted an RFK article linking vaccines to autism.

He is now running as an independent and could tip the swing state of Georgia away from the Republicans.

A.G. Gancarski at Florida Politics:

In New Hampshire, Gov. Ron DeSantis is again arguing that he is a better bet to counter Robert Kennedy in a General Election than Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

“RFK Jr. will be a vessel for anti-lockdown and anti-Anthony Fauci voters if Trump is the nominee. If I’m the nominee, they all go to me because I stood up against Fauci,” DeSantis said, in footage recorded in Londonderry by reporter Stephanie Murray.

DeSantis added that he would “clean out” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“It’s a big part of my platform with Trump though; he created Fauci. He elevated Fauci, he never fired him. He said that he did everything right during COVID. He claims he saved 100 million lives, you know, with the mRNA vaccine and all this stuff,” DeSantis said.