Well-Being Pediatrics

Dr. Hotez clarifies much in this 17min video.

Here’s a summary if you don’t have time to watch…

@6:20 Full expression of autism at 18-19mo

            -99 genes that control neuronal connections in early fetal brain development are responsible per Broad Institute (Joint MIT/Harvard with Baylor)

@8:20 Serial MRI studies done at UNC Chapel Hill can predict with >90% accuracy at 6 months which kids will develop autism

@10:30 Epidemiology study of >1,000,000 kids prove that kids that get MMR are no more likely to develop autism than kids who don’t get the MMR

@12:15  Risks of a severe adverse reaction (defining as shoulder injury, encephalitis, etc and not autism) is between 1 in 1,000,000 and 1 in 10,000,000.  Risk of being struck by lightning is 1 in 700,000. (BTW risk of death from measles is 1 in 500 and it has a 90% transmission rate to unvaccinated)