CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta didn’t mince words Tuesday about fellow doctor and Senator Rand Paul declaring on “New Day” that most vaccinations should be voluntary.
“This is the sort of pandering that can be dangerous,” Gupta said about Paul, who said he’s heard of many children who were “normal” before being inoculated, but developed mental disorders post-vaccination.
Gupta suggested correlation doesn’t equal causation and questioned where the Kentucky legislator came up with his hypothesis.
“I don’t know where he’s getting that data from,” Gupta said, noting that just because certain children were diagnosed as mentally disabled around the same time they were vaccinated doesn’t mean one provoked the other.
Chris Cuomo interjected that he thinks Gupta should be “screaming from the rooftops” against politicians like Paul:
“Are we giving too much deference to the other side here when there really isn’t one?” Cuomo asked Gupta, who answered, “There really isn’t an other side here, frankly … the two sides could just simply be the right side and the wrong side.”
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