Peter Hotez Whines and Lies About Autism Investigated Meme on Houston TV

Scene from television station with Autism Investigated meme in background

After Chelsea Clinton came to Peter Hotez’s defense against Autism Investigated’s meme and other “threats,” he continued his whining and lying on Houston television. Hotez said anti-vaccinationists have a “twisted ideology,” and that his autistic daughter is under attack. In actuality, he is using her as the subject of a book he is writing to further his denial of her vaccine-caused autism. The television statement even said there were “implications of violence” the moment they cut to the meme, even though the meme implied nothing of the sort.

Local doctor targeted in vaccination debate

HOUSTON – Dr. Peter Hotez has spent his whole life working on vaccine development, but he world renown doctor now finds himself under attack.

“The anti-vaccine lobby has really stepped it up, both the frequency of their attacks against me and the tenor of the comments,” said Hotez.

The attacks are coming via Twitter, email and phone calls.

“They’re more personal, more mean spirited,” said Hotez.

They’ve even hurled implications of violence says Hotez, but this time the attacks have hit a new low, attacking his daughter who suffers from autism.

“It is very hurtful, but I try not to respond directly and I stick to the scientific evidence,” said Hotez.

Hotez says Texas has become ground zero for the anti-vaccine lobby. He claims their mission is to convince the world vaccines cause autism, and they are using his daughter Rachel as proof.

“There is no controversy, the science is clear,” said Hotez. “There is no link between vaccines and autism. It’s completely phony.”

Hotez is fighting back with a new book, “Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism”. He opens up about his daughter’s journey and how the family has dealt with Rachel’s autism.

The viciousness of the online attacks caught the attention of Chelsea Clinton who retweeted Hotez and offered her support for him and vaccination.

“I do have a lot of support in the science community,” said Hotez. “What I’m not hearing so much is in the way of support from the United States government.”

He says if Texas allows the anti-vaccine lobby to continue spreading lies, it’s children who will be at risk.

“They’re actually putting children in harms way just to support their twisted ideology and that’s something we have to go up against,” said Hotez.

© 2017 KHOU-TV

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24 Thoughts on “Peter Hotez Whines and Lies About Autism Investigated Meme on Houston TV

  1. Hans Litten on August 23, 2017 at 8:25 am said:

    “more mean spirited”

    You better believe it Peter – damn scoundrels the lot of them (all lying thieving doctors).

  2. Hans Litten on August 23, 2017 at 9:01 am said:

    Floodgates Time ?

    Not reported by any major media outlet was a recent July 10th decision by the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, known as the vaccine court,
    that sufficient evidence was put forth to rule that vaccination caused a child to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

  3. Brian Deer on August 23, 2017 at 12:29 pm said:

    Good for Peter Hotez. Standing up to the threats from the (rather feeble) bullies in the anti-vaccine echo-chamber.

    Kind regards,


  4. Hans Litten on August 24, 2017 at 10:14 am said:

    Malaria Vaccine Can Cause Negative ‘Rebound Effect,’ Study Says (Try not to laugh)

    In fact, for some areas with high rates of malaria, the vaccine actually had a negative effect, according to the paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday.

    “We don’t know the extent of the problem. I think it raises a question that needs to be followed up on,” Dr. Philip Bejon, Director of the Wellcome-KEMRI-Oxford Collaborative Research Programme and co-author of the study, told me on the phone from Kenya.

    Early in the trial, the vaccine was fairly effective, with a 27 percent efficacy against a first episode of malaria after vaccination. But over time, the efficacy waned: By the end of seven years, the overall efficacy was 4.4 percent.

  5. Hans Litten on August 24, 2017 at 10:38 am said:

    The Guardian Views Censoring The Internet As “Necessary”

    Funny because I view the bankrupting & closure of the Guardian as mandatory !

    • I agree that everyone should have free speech, but the particular site they talk about goes beyond propaganda. It celebrates the murders that have been carried out by some of its own twisted supporters and has asked them to disrupt the funeral of the woman that was just murdered in Charlottesville. I respect the hell out of Milo for trolling them, but I don’t think he’s right that they should have their website back. The internet already has plenty of places that front racist and anti-Semitic views, unfortunately.

  6. Doug Troutman on September 1, 2017 at 1:25 am said:

    I think Hotez story is fake.

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