RFK Jr And Robert De Niro Offer $100,000 To Anyone Who Can Prove Vaccines Are Safe

Submitted by: fancylad 1 month ago Science


Robert Kennedy Jr and Robert De Niro held a press conference yesterday where they talked about the dangers of vaccines and how we've all been tricked into thinking that vaccines are safe and they don't give kids autism.

The pair are so convinced vaccines cause autism, RFK Jr’s World Mercury Project is putting its money where its mouth is and offering $100,000 to anyone who can prove vaccines are safe.

Anyone who wants to win that $100k will going up against a lot of studies that prove that vaccines don't cause autism, one being the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics, but $100,000 is $100,000 so get started on those scientific theories, everyone.
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Male 9
De Niro?! I never knew he was an idiot. Well, surprise every day ...
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Male 1,131
All this started with one doctor in England back in the 80s I think he clamed the link between autism and a relatively new multy vaccine that used mercury as a preservative. After his study blew up and every one started questioning the connection he was proven to have cooked the books and had his Doctor papers taken away. And by the way the mercury that had been used as a preservative has been removed as a questionable link and for the mental wellbeing of the people using the vaccines. 
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Male 255
Does anyone actually personally konw an anti-vaccer ?  I've only heard about the celebrity ones, or random folks that appear on TV.  I've never met one.

Do they actually exist ?
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Male 1,131
punko Actually at one time I did. It was back when it was still a big deal and the science was unsettled. He had 3 kids the first from his first marriage a boy who was(relatively) normal. And 2 from a second marriage a boy and a girl both with rather sever autism. I always felt bad for the guy with two kids like that but my first though was the mother and not the vaccines. One wife normal kid, one wife two autism stricken, just seams like bad genes to me. Maybe he and his second wife both had some recessive genes that caused the problem. He eventually be came part of a class action law suit against the vaccines manufactures.
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Male 255
These folks want proof.  Actually, they don't.  they want folks to be reasonable, logical, and put forth the best possible case to show that vaccines are a good thing.  THEN these types will then comb over the writing (not the data, for goodness sake) to find things to take out of context, or to find fault in who funded a particular study, or will counter with anecdotes, intentional misstatements, or outright lies to "disprove" this "best possible case" in order to satisfy themselves that they are right.

If it wasn't for the fact that I need them to be vaccinated to protect everyone - I'd simply say "fine, don't take the vaccine.  But don't expect the rest of us to pay for your stupid decision".  Unfortunately, vaccines require full participation in order to be at maximum effectiveness.
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Male 4,344
I bet if Ebola struck the area they were living they would be first in line for an vaccine injection
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Those two humans should watch Penn & Teller's video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfdZTZQvuCo
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Male 4,344
AlienVisitor Greetings
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Male 92
Well since I have taken high school science...and a few more classes since then, I will confidently call this man's thinking idiotic. Science, and specifically medicine, doesn't prove much of anything. Good science collects data systematically and reviews it to draw logical conclusions (theories) about what is observed. 

Some theories are better than others but here is what is known about vaccines:
1. They reduce the rates of infectious disease.
2. They likely do not cause autism.
3. The risk of side effects vary from each vaccine, but the rate of adverse events is significantly less than the rate of adverse events from allowing the treated disease to remain in the population.

On top of that, he is asking someone to prove a negative. 

How about vaccines keep people, and probably this guy, alive so that they can say stupid things...
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Male 1,674
This topic needs to to away like climate change deniers...just stupid.
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Male 4,344
kalron27 Climate denial is now the government policy
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Male 255
thezigrat Thank goodness not in our pond.
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Male 4,344
How about some rich person offering $200,000 dollars for proof that vaccines are harmful to everyone?
Vaccines are a Necessary evil, Think of the Horse flu of 1917, 100s of thousands of Humans would have been saved if they had a vaccine for it then.
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Female 237
One of the reasons that vaccines have been linked to autism is that the symptoms of autism usually become evident around the time that kids have vaccines. However, a study has just shown that autism is detectable in the brain long before the symptoms appear, in the first year of the child's life. Ie, long before the child is given any vaccines.

See here.

Now, where do I pick up my cheque?
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Male 270
He talkin' to me? I know he's not talking to me..... DeNiro also turned the part of "Jack Sparrow" in Disney's PIRATES movies. Said they'd make no money. So much for his intelligence.
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Male 54
Celebrity's need to shut the hell up and go back to acting before their stupid opinions  cause another smallpox outbreak.  If I were to ramble on the internet about the dangers of vaccines with no proof, no one would take me seriously because I'm just a nobody with no proof of anything.  If a celebrity does it, people actually think they know what they're talking about then decide to not vaccinate their kids because of some ridiculous percentage chance that they might get autism.  Mothers who have kids over the age of forty have an increased chance of that child having autism, but nobody thinks that needs to be stopped.
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Male 1,131
starzokc   To late there has been a measles out break guess where California.
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Male 4,344
starzokc Women over 45 have a huge percentage chance of bearing children with downs syndrome too yet there is no law preventing them from getting pregnant.
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Male 2,859
Vaccines aren't 100% safe. Having said that they are considerably safer than polio, measles, smallpox etc etc so you make your choice.
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Male 6,161
UGH how about the documented cases of Polio or Smallpox?  They didn't just "go away"  This is so stupid.  What will they consider "proof".  Does it have to be 100% because if they understand science NOTHING is 100%
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Male 953
The real danger of vaccines is the false sense of security. When they THINK they have eradicated a disease and decide they are no longer necessary. (Smallpox, anyone?)
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Male 4,344
squidbush That's where we went wrong last time. We learned our lesson.
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Male 255
thezigrat If only we actually learned that lesson. 
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Male 4,344
punko I hope you all do
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Male 4,368
I didn't want to inject myself dumb by watching this. Is the $100,000 for proving vaccines are safe or that they don't cause autism? Because you can't prove that vaccines are 100% safe for everyone. But by taking that minuscule risk you are making the world a safer place. But you can prove vaccines don't cause autism.
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Male 1,540
markust123 life isnt safe for anyone.. these bored tards are gonna end up hurting people.. get a better cause
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Male 6,161
rumham 100% of people that are afflicted with the condition of "being alive"  will die.  
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Male 4,344
normalfreak2 There is a segment in Kentucky Fried Movie about that
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Male 3,435
Sodium is a very dangerous element. When mixed with water, it explodes.
Chlorine is also a very dangerous element. It is a poisonous gas. Inhale it, and you die.

When these two very dangerous elements are mixed together, we get ordinary table salt/sea salt. NaCl

Mercury is also a very dangerous element. It, too, can be mixed with other elements to make it inert. That's how chemistry works. Though I personally don't the exacts, I'll admit.


Can I have my 100 grand? 
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Male 4,344
DuckBoy87  There was a period of time when NY banned the use of Styrofoam  cups because they contained a substance called H2O that kills thousands of people a year
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Male 4,344
DuckBoy87 We are out of those, how about a Pay Day or Milky Way instead?
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Male 3,435
thezigrat Paydays are my weakness... *drools*
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