NOTE: Keep an eye on the career of Texas DA Nico LaHood. And we don't mean for a promotion. Speaking out on vaccine injury is fraught with danger. The San Antonio Health District responded to LaHood with a statement Tuesday afternoon. It's at the end of this post.
By Anne Dachel
Aug 29, 2016, ABC12 San Antonio TX: District Attorney Nico LaHood: 'Vaccines cause autism'
Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood said Monday that vaccines cause autism.
In an interview with KSAT 12 News, LaHood said that he and his wife noticed a change in their son after he received his 18-month vaccination.
"We had a very different child," he said.
LaHood also voiced his opinions about the controversial subject in an interview that was posted on the Autism Media Channel Facebook page for the controversial documentary, “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.”
"I'm here to tell you that vaccines can and do cause autism," LaHood said in the interview.
When asked whether he should be voicing his opinion due to the political office he holds, LaHood said, "My opinions are just my opinions. As a daddy, as a husband, who happens to be the DA. People are allowed to have a First Amendment right to an opinion. I know this is not a politically correct opinion....
ABC12 has it wrong in the video segment. Nico LaHood isn’t in “VaxXed”—He simply backs up the premise of a link between vaccines and autism because his son regressed following his scheduled shots.
LaHood has his supporters, including a colleague in the justice system.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, who saw a preview of the film, said he agrees.
“He’s a terrific father. He’s concerned. He has a son with autism. I have a nephew with autism. I know what it’s like,” Wolff said.
ABC12 also included Dr. Stephen Ramirez and Dr. Bob Sanders, along with a spokeswomen for the Metropolitan Health District, who all defended vaccines as safe and effective. Comments were made about outbreaks of measles which were blamed on “anti-vaccine movements.” Missing was any mention of what autism is doing to children, now affecting two percent of them. Neither Ramirez nor Sanders can explain why certain children lose learned skills and regress into autism following routine vaccinations, like LaHood’s son did. To them, it’s all just an unfortunate coincidence, and they have a dozen pharma-funded studies to prove it.
The real issue here—something that isn’t even talked about in ABC12’s coverage—is what “VaxXed” is about: A top CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, has revealed that his agency falsified major vaccine research. They covered up the link between vaccines and autism. Ramirez and Sanders both need to watch the movie, then give us their opinion.
Watch the video. Meet Nico and Davida LaHood. Listen to them tell what happened to their children. Their son Michael stopped responding to his name, lost motor skills, and is today “almost six and not able to verbally communicate,” according to Davida. Nico describes this cover-up as "deception" by our government. He's not backing down.
District Attorney Nico LaHood and wife Davida tell the story of their son and daughter's vaccine injury to Polly Tommey of the VaxXed Team. Camera by Joshua Coleman and Anu Vaidya and editing by Joshua Coleman.
San Antonio Health District responds to LaHood with this statement Tuesday afternoon:
“The evidence is clear: thimerosal is not a toxin in vaccines, but merely a preservative, preventing contamination, that has been used in vaccines for decades. The fact that thimerosal is no longer used in vaccines and the autism rate is increasing supports further evidence that it is not the causative agent,” the statement said. “The long ago debunked study in the 1998 issue of the journal Lancet was retracted for shoddy and misleading interpretation of scientific findings.”...
Additionally, the district included the fact that multiple agencies, like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Public Health Service, CDC and the FDA, among others, “concluded that the evidence reviewed between 1999 and 2010 does not support an association between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism.”...
“Since 2003, there have been nine CDC-funded or conducted studies that have found no link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and ASD, as well as no link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and ASD in children,” the site states.
Again, the ignorance of the issue is obvious. This statement is proof these officials have no idea what's involved in this controversy. We're told that thimerosal has been disproved as a cause of autism. We're also told that thimerosal is not a toxin. Nowhere is there a mention that thimerosal is made from mercury, the second deadliest element on earth and a known neurotoxin. Furthermore we're not told that the FDA never tested thimerosal before it was allowed in vaccines.
The Health District claims "thimerosal is no longer used in vaccines..." which is false. It's in the majority of the flu shots recommended for babies as young as six months and pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy.
Finally, the Health District says that CDC has done the science showing the MMR vaccine is safe. It should be noted that a lead scientist on that CDC study has turned whistleblower and has revealed that his agency falsified the study results.