yes, there is no way you are supposed to be taking Iodine from an authority standpoint. if you believe in humanitarian drones and kerosene bringing down steel skyscrapers, you shouldnt have any trouble not taking Iodine as well.
it has been known almost since the discovery of Iodine as an element on the periodic table that lack of iodine causes hypothyroidism and goiter. have we been that poisoned? are we so biochemically altered so that the opposite is now true?
these people are lying. except they truly dont want you to touch iodine.