Texans need a cure for fake news about vaccines – HoustonChronicle.com

“Vaccines did not cause Rachel’s autism.” Those words were spoken by Dr. Peter Hotez last week at a breakfast hosted by the American Leadership Forum. Hotez serves as director of Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and Rachel is his adult daughter. Why does this parent of an autistic child and foremost expert on vaccinations in Texas, if not the world, feel compelled to speak about his daughter’s condition before one of the city’s preeminent nonprofit leadership groups? Because vaccines, a miracle of modern medicine, are the subject of an anti-science smear campaign.

Source: Texans need a cure for fake news about vaccines – HoustonChronicle.com

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