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Kennedy family feud as Robert Jnr rebuked for anti-vaccination views – The Times

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Kennedy family feud as Robert Jnr rebuked for anti-vaccination views – The Times
Robert Kennedy Jnr, son of Bobby, was accused of spreading misinformationARAYA DIAZ/GETTY IMAGES

Three members of the Kennedy family have issued a public rebuke to Robert F Kennedy Jr accusing him of “sowing distrust of the science behind vaccines” with “heartbreaking consequences”.

In the past 15 years Mr Kennedy, 65, a longtime environmental activist whose father Bobby was the former US attorney-general and senator assassinated in 1968 aged 42, has become one of the most prominent Americans in the anti-vaccine movement.

He has questioned the safety of inoculations, implying that they were to blame for an “epidemic” of chronic ailments among children and alleging a cover-up by doctors and scientists. Now, in the midst of the worst measles outbreak since the disease was declared eradicated from the United States in 2000, two of Mr Kennedy’s siblings have accused…

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