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Dr. Peter Hotez speaks during a hearing on the coronavirus and infectious diseases in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2020.When three Texans—a business magnate, a podcaster, and a vaccine scientist—got into a Twitter kerfuffle in June, it was the sort of stranger-than-fiction news story to which Americans have grown accustomed in recent years. But Dr. Peter Hotez, the vaccine scientist in question—as well as a professor and dean at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston—argues that it was much more than that.The precipitating event was the appearance of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the Democratic presidential candidate and longtime vaccine critic, on Joe Rogan’s show, the most popular podcast in the country. Kennedy suggested, among other unfounded views, that vaccines cause autism. Hotez, who has a daughter with autism, had been on Rogan’s podcast twice and had come to like the controversial host, but he…

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