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"Be Best" -- yet she's mum re measles vaccine. . . *PIC*
Posted By: LongGone
Date: Sunday - May 12,2019 08:32
Washington (CNN) When first lady Melania Trump unveiled her "Be Best" platform last year, a key pillar of her signature initiative was promoting the "well-being" of children. But as a measles outbreak threatens the well-being of some US children, the first lady herself has yet to weigh in on vaccinations, thus far declining to speak out on a critical topic.
Celebrating one year of Be Best in the White House Rose Garden Tuesday, Trump highlighted her efforts promoting children's kindness, healthy living and respect, as well as a newly expanded focus on online safety and talking about the dangers of opioid abuse. National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins was invited to the podium to make brief remarks, and he emphatically said something the first lady didn't.
"To make an important and timely point, vaccines are a highly safe and effective line of defense against measles and other infectious diseases. So if you want your kids to Be Best, do what the President said last week: get them to get their shots," Collins said to applause. A spokesperson for the NIH declined to comment further.
The first lady's office did not respond to multiple requests for comment to this story. Her opinions on vaccinations remain unclear.
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