LaHood Elaborates on Vaccine Stance

The debate over childhood vaccines rages on.

Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood is defending his statement that vaccines are linked to Autism.

On KTSA, he shared a personal story about his son, who has autism.

“I lost my boy, I don’t know how to say it any differently,” LaHood said.

He claims his son, who’s 5-years-old, changed after he got his set of vaccinations when he was about 18-months-old.

“We have video, we have pictures like thousands of other families who have photos of their children developing normally and going through certain milestones, and then they’re not the same child anymore,” said LaHood.

Dr. Peter Jay Hotez at Baylor College of Medicine says scientific studies show there’s no link between vaccinations and autism. He fears the Lone Sar State will have a dangerous measles outbreak if parents stop vaccinating their children.

“I’m worried that Texas is in for a real date with disaster, if not this coming year, the year after. Eventually it will happen,” he said on the Jack Riccardi Show.

“Once we get vaccine rates down to a certain percent, measles rears its ugly head and that’s one of the leading killers of children in the world. One-hundred-thousand children die every year of measles,” said Hotez.

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