The AAP and the ACIP both have SERIOUS and I mean SERIOUS Conflicts of Interest. As well as their own hides & paradigm to protect. The consensus is actually clear about whether Conflicts of Interest affect human behavior. The science there is so clear: they absolutely and always DO influence human behavior.
If I were a mother in Dr. Samelweiss' time, I would have much rather had him as my physican than the vast majority who rejected germ theory. Because if I were Dr. S's patient I wouldn't have died from Purpureal Sepsis (Childbed Fever). In history, a few lone wolves have ALWAYS led the way, with the pack and certainly beurecrats (sp) being dragged behind.