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Autism Investigated and a Longtime Reader Challenge Peter Hotez


Not since Autism Investigated’s founding has the editor challenged the vaccine people at their own events. But on March 6, vaccine developer Peter Hotez came to University of North Florida to deny he poisoned his daughter Rachel into autism. He transcribed his denial into a book, titled Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism. Compared to past encounters between 2011-2013, both Hotez and the venue that hosted him were surprisingly friendly. The level of nonsense spewed was about the same, however.

Although the event was an “Autism Symposium,” Hotez spent much of his talk discussing infectious diseases. Among those were the neglected tropical diseases that he spent his career researching. He spent relatively little time discussing his daughter, although he was clear that she was very severely afflicted. He repeated the usual mantra of no link to autism, of course, mentioning the fraudulent retraction of the seminal autism-vaccine study. Hotez went even further to deny there is not even an autism epidemic. “It’s really better diagnosis.” The one good thing about his talk was when he plugged and read from Autism Investigated’s meme about him.

Autism Investigated attended the event with Maurine Meleck, a longtime reader, advocate, author and grandmother of two men diagnosed with autism. One of them is recovered, but the other is still disabled and she cares for him. Unexpectedly, she was the first to ask a question. When she brought up the recovery of one of her grandsons and the improvement of the other, Hotez completely denied recovery was even possible for autism. “You don’t recover from autism,” he said.

She continued, “Schools are exploding with children in special education, many of whom have autism. How could you deny there’s an epidemic?”

“I didn’t say there’s no epidemic,” he said.

“You did!”

Hotez doubled down on his denial, stating that by “better diagnosis” he meant better diagnosis of girls with autism. “The key take away from my talk is that whatever causes autism, vaccines are not to blame!”

A few more people asked questions after that. One was a woman who admitted she delayed the MMR vaccine for her child. Hotez didn’t approve, “I wouldn’t do that!”

Another questioner said she felt there was a real autism epidemic. Then the mic finally was passed to Autism Investigated.

Hotez was then asked about the seminal 1998 autism-vaccine study coauthors’ fraudulent retraction of the interpretation. Hotez didn’t even know about the coauthors’ retraction, “I think it was an expression of concern.” He was corrected, having been told how the coauthors’ retraction had nothing to do with the accuracy of the conclusion but was really a statement in favor of vaccines, making it a fraudulent retraction. Hotez mentioned that the lead author Andrew Wakefield lost his medical license. When Autism Investigated informed him that it was because he didn’t cosign the fraudulent retraction, Hotez deferred to talk afterwards.

After the event ended, the editor and Maurine Meleck both introduced themselves. Meleck gave Hotez a copy of her book Rooting Out Bedhead: Autism and Other Brushes with Chaos. Upon the introduction of Autism Investigated’s editor, Hotez nervously laughed, “Oh, so you’re Jake Crosby! You write such mean things about me!”

Giving Autism Investigated his business card, Hotez said, “I have to run to the airport, but would love to talk more!”

He did compliment Autism Investigated’s post on JB Handley, ironically, saying, “You’re one of the nice ones.” Of course, that’s comparing the editor to someone who’s not nice to other vaccine skeptics simply because they don’t think he’s the smartest man in the room.

The event was ultimately one giant paradox. It was an event that was strangely out of sync with other events where the response by other pro-vaccine speakers like Paul Offit were overtly hostile. Yet the event was ultimately the same in its pushing of nonsense to promote toxic vaccinations. Hotez will never stop being in denial of his daughter’s autism, for it would mean that vaccines were involved.

Rachel Hotez is Just The Latest Autistic Victim of Glaxploitation Courtesy of Her Daddy GlaxoSmithKline

Glaxploitation

Glaxploitation victim Rachel Hotez with a GSK vaccine policy adviser, who happens to be her dad. Photo Credit: Texas Monthly

Unlike with the children in the 1998 autism-vaccine paper, GlaxoSmithKline doesn’t need to steal Rachel Hotez’s medical records. GSK already has them, because GSK is literally her daddy. Glaxploitation is easiest with a child of GlaxoSmithKline.

Peter Hotez was a total nobody before he was elevated to science chair of the GSK front group Sabin Vaccine Institute. He got that position in 1998. One can only imagine why…

In 2002, Hotez joined GSK’s policy advisory board on vaccines. That was the same year he orchestrated a petition against “misinformation” about vaccination, while his organization honored GSK’s first CEO. Hotez organized a GSK-funded meeting on bioterrorism that included vaccine industry talking head Paul Offit and pervert Thomas Frieden.

Also honored by Hotez’s front group that year was Stanley “Vaccine Soros” Plotkin. He is inventor of the rubella vaccine in the autism-causing measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

Hotez remained with Sabin Vaccine Institute until he stepped down as president just last year. Conveniently, that was when he announced he would be writing the book Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism. Authoring the book’s forward is Arthur Caplan, three-year bio”ethics” advisory committee chair at GlaxoSmithKline. Rachel Hotez is totally Glaxploited.

You know who the biggest target of Glaxploitation is though? Hannah Poling. GlaxoSmithKline wants her medical records like a mosquito wants blood. GSK also has much of the autism community unwittingly helping.

Pro-Vax Globalists Call Forced Child-Poisoning a “Right”

Arthur Caplan and Peter Hotez, Seattle Times

The vaccine state and its supportive globalists are coming for your kids, to poison them into oblivion and then deny vaccines hurt them for eternity. The vaccine statists are coming for everyone next.

Here you have vaccine developer Peter Hotez and pharma-funded “ethicist” Arthur Caplan saying children have a “right” (i.e. should be forced) to get vaccinated. They invoke infectious disease, but really it’s all about protecting their vaccine program that they’ve staked their professional reputations on.

Proving it has nothing to do with infectious disease, they use the measles outbreak among Somalis in Minnesota to justify compulsory vaccination. Never mind that the president tried to put a ban on travel from Somalia to our country before the outbreak, and both “experts” opposed it. Caplan even explicitly opposed it to prevent the spread of diseases like measles!

The health care and scientific community had better be ready to spread the facts when the next infectious disease appears and President Trump invokes microbes to close the borders. – Art Caplan

Scientific communities across the world need collaborators in these [banned] countries who can combat epidemics before they arrive in the US. Peter Hotez

They want measles to be spread, which is why they want migrants to spread it to the US. They want to justify ending vaccine exemptions and skepticism, as Hotez said himself:

“The only thing that’s going to stop this runaway train right now is a large measles outbreak.” 

The bottom line is that Hotez and Caplan are just trying to cover up that vaccines cause autism, especially in Hotez’s daughter.

Texas Monthly Inadvertently Reveals Hotez Daughter’s Vaccine Reaction

Peter Hotez and daughter Rachel, Texas Monthly

In the December 2017 issue of Texas Monthly, a puff piece about vaccine doc Peter Hotez titled “Peter Hotez vs. Measles and the Anti-Vaccination Movement” was prominently featured. The piece featured details about Hotez’s family life and his daughter Rachel, whose autism Hotez insists was not caused by vaccination. He is even publishing a book devoted entirely to that position. Unfortunately for Hotez, his wife Ann revealed a crucial detail in the article about their daughter that is a telltale sign of an encephalitic reaction to vaccination.

According to the article:

Rachel had an unusually high-pitched cry, and when Ann would pick her up to comfort her, her tiny body would remain stiff rather than nestling into her mother’s arms.

The detail would lend support to an Autism Investigated meme about Hotez being in denial of his daughter’s vaccine-caused autism.

His daughter’s vaccine reaction is a commonly reported symptom by many parents of vaccine-injured children. Those parents include Katie Wright, the daughter of Autism Speaks‘ founders Bob and Suzanne Wright.

(Katie Wright liked the tweet.)

Hotez’s daughter’s vaccine reaction coupled with his ideological devotion to the radical Islam-like extremism of vaccination help explain his vitriol. Such anger was expressed in a recent lecture he gave at Duke University where he said certain vaccine safety and choice groups were “a hate group that hates [our] family and hates [our] children.” He made these remarks the week after the State Department appointed him board member of the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation.

Autism Investigated has responded to Hotez’s attacks with a letter-writing campaign to the State Department urging them to remove him from his position. There is still no response from the department bureau overseeing his appointment. So please contact the State Department using their general contact form. Use Autism Investigated’s exact letter, but shorten the addressee name to just “State Department.”

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.

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