Peter Hotez – Useful Idiot

Washington DC, 4 March 2019:

After a press conference in Washington DC, Peter Hotez engaged in a brief discussion with several mothers, some who have vaccine injured children. During the discussion, Hotez condescendingly called these mothers “useful idiots”, and blamed their views on being suckered in by “misinformation.” Hotez also claimed babies receive passive immunity against measles from their vaccinated mothers for up to 6 months of age.


A well nourished mother who had measles as a child passes a robust immunity on to her baby, via placenta and breast-feeding, for up to a year — or longer.

There are caveats to this of course, the first being “well fed.” Throughout history, societies who insure their mothers and small children receive the best foods are the societies with the healthiest outcomes.

The second is an unmedicated birth, with delayed cord clamping.

The third is exclusive breast-feeding for as long as baby prefers.

An infant who isn’t afforded those advantages is at increased risk of measles and complications. There are options, even in those cases…I’ll get to that. Rather than running for the needle, or for over-the-counter meds, young mothers are better served by learning traditional ways of mothering, of finding health care providers that respect how our bodies are designed, and how to work with the immune system rather than manipulating it.

Vaccine induced passive immunity is weak and short-lived, which is why boosters are required. Public health officials are in a panic because they know the MMR is a failing vaccine, as is evidenced by the increasing incidence of measles among vaccinated populations, sometimes 100% vaccinated. They know that babies born from vaccinated mothers are at risk of measles before 6 months.

This terrible state of affairs is what the vaccinators have brought upon us. Prior to the vaccination era, death rates from measles had been reduced to 1:10,000 children. Babies under one  rarely got the measles, and measles in adults was almost unheard of. The burden of incidence was in the safest population, school-aged children. Once that child recovered, her or she had lifelong immunity.

In older children, measles is normally a self-limiting, benign childhood infection. For more information on how to manage routine childhood illnesses, Dr. Thomas Cowan’s “Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness” is an excellent source. Another great source to help us all calm down is Dr. Larry Palevsky.

Let’s crack open what is easily the best book written on the subject of childhood vaccines, “Dissolving Illusions” by Dr. Suzanne Humphries and Roman Bystrianyk

“Now that children who were vaccinated in the 1970s and later are of childbearing age, accumulating evidence shows that infants are not as well protected as they were when measles circulated widely, infecting nearly every child by the age of 15. Today the only solution to the issue of waning vaccine immunity is to keep vaccinating and to vaccinate childbearing-age mothers again. But this will always carry more risk than letting the disease circulate and be dealt with normally by T cells in well-nourished populations. Because the morbidity and mortality associated with measles is most severe among infants, the early loss of passive immunity demonstrated in recent studies of vaccinated mothers {677} should be of major concern.

“Today, because of vaccination, young infants are more susceptible than ever. Scientists are searching for ways to vaccinate them and bypass the vaccine neutralization that comes from placental and breast milk immunity.{678} Why? That immunity protects the infant from measles. This is just another example of how vaccines have created a situation that requires even more vaccines and more manipulation of the immune system. This is financially efficient for vaccine manufacturers but scientifically and immunologically unsound.”

{677} Ohsaki et al., “Reduced Passive Measles Immunity in Infants of Mothers Who Have Not Been Exposed to Measles Outbreaks,” Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 31, pp. 17–19.

{678} Kim et al., “Insights into the Regulatory Mechanism Controlling the Inhibition of Vaccine-Induced Seroconversion by Maternal Antibodies,”

According to “Physicians for Informed Consent” we read about the attendant risks of this vaccine culture being foisted and forced on us and our children:

“Common side effects of the MMR vaccine include fever, mild rash, and swelling of glands in the cheeks or neck.  A more serious side effect is seizure, which occurs in about 1 in 640 children vaccinated with MMR2—about five times more often than seizure from measles infection. {2}

Physicians for Informed Consent MMR

{2} Vestergaard M, Hviid A, Madsen KM, Wohlfahrt J, Thorsen P, Schendel D, Melbye M, Olsen J. MMR vaccination and febrile seizures: evaluation of susceptible subgroups and long-term prognosis. JAMA. 2004 Jul 21;292(3):356.

What about those other options for mothers who didn’t know to not clamp the cord, or who had a less than optimal birthing experience, or who aren’t or can’t breast feed? The following link offers guidance for those who do catch the measles: Vitamin A