Finally a little good news from the government. Recall that Trump has not only met with leaders of this anti-vax movement, but also considered appointing an anti-vaxxer to a committee charged with investigating ‘vaccine safety.’
In response, a bipartisan group of House and Senate health committee leaders is sending their colleagues in Washington a clear message: vaccines save lives.
A letter released Tuesday and signed by six key legislative voices on public health issues (including Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, and Democratic Senator Patty Murray) states, “As Members of Congress, we have a critical role to play in supporting the availability and use of vaccines to protect Americans from deadly diseases.
Already this year, states and communities around the country have reported outbreaks of measles, mumps and whooping cough,” they wrote. “The reason for these outbreaks vary, but we know there are increasing trends around the country that have led to lower vaccination rates in some communities, allowing outbreaks of infectious diseases to take hold with increasing frequency.”
You can find it online here: http://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Vaccine%20Dear%20Colleague%202.21.17.pdf