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FL Lawmaker In Vaccine-Autism Fray

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A U.S. representative whose district includes eastern Orange County is becoming more prominent in the controversy over vaccines and autism, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

The book, "Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC," which is set for release this week, includes the drama between U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, and a scientist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

 

Posey has worked quietly for several years with parents and others who say there's a link between childhood vaccines and the disorder -- a link that has been denounced by much of the U.S. medical community, including the CDC.

 

While Posey says he is "pro-vaccine," he has also suggested the CDC has covered up the alleged link. 

 

 

 

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