Peter Hotez

[2017 Feb] Dr. Dr. Peter Hotez asked me for an apology and a retraction about his vaccine profits BY J.B. HANDLEY  Dr. Hotez has million$ of reasons to support vaccines — I’m not sure I have ever seen a biography that was so vaccine-dependent. Amongst his many titles and affiliations, Dr. Hotez is the President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, and his research at the Baylor College of Medicine focuses on “developing vaccines for neglected tropical diseases.” What his biography doesn’t say is that if any of the vaccines he is developing go to market, he would likely make many millions of dollars......“Hotez is a hypocrite and a liar. He holds 3 U.S. patents on hookworm vaccine and will make millions once it gets out of clinical trials (currently in South America).”........
    I don’t doubt for a second that Dr. Hotez’s daughter’s autism was genetic (as he has asserted). This is what he believes, and I respect that — I have no doubt some kids were just “born that way.” However, my son’s experience was very different. My wife and I — both Stanford grads — took our son’s decline very, very seriously, and we have met with hundreds of doctors, scientists, and parents who helped us understand what happened to him. Dr. Hotez, when you slam the door on the reality of what happened to my son, you disrespect HIM, and I will never, ever ever tolerate that. He can’t talk, but I can. Your stubborn ignorance is hurting children and falsely reassuring parents.

Dr. Peter Hotez, latest vaccine pitchman, clueless on vaccine-autism science

Many years ago, I happened upon an internal CDC presentation, that explained the CDC’s point of view about generating demand for vaccines which goes something like this:

If people aren’t scared to death, they won’t get their vaccines. We need to manufacture “concern, anxiety, and worry” to win this battle.
    Don’t believe me? Think I’m exaggerating? Well, luckily I have that slide from CDC, you can read it for yourself. Glen Nowak, Director of Communications for CDC said the following to a group of public health officials:

“The belief that you can inform and warn people, and get them to take appropriate actions or precautions with respect to a health threat or risk without actually making them anxious or concerned. This is not possible…This is like breaking up with your boyfriend without hurting his feelings. It can’t be done.”