Sam Leuzzi MD Pediatrics www.DrMDK.com
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Interviewer: Medicine, probably has been revolutionized more by one thing we invented, anything else? That is vaccination. And the first vaccine, which is possibly trying this country and is getting for was small pox. It was a cruel thing, obviously, which from cowpox, taking a little patch to hook up in the skin then if someone absorbs, then you if you get cowpox, you do not get smallpox. So that is really the first vaccination, but I have heard from some very famous infective disease people when I was first in practice, they think statically, one kid in six, die before the kid was five years old from the disease that we prevent today. That stuck in my head, it may not be true. So that scenes have changed the way we live. But there are some concerns. When you are first in practice, there was a DPT, and it was with great concern that this vaccine produced somehow. We have now an acellular pertussis. We hardly get reactions. We do not have to fear with it. We use to have Polio, there were concerns in giving oral polio, because it could transmit from a vaccinated child, some are immune and compromised. Now we can inject them all, maybe it is not as effective, but safe. Have you, in all your years of practice, really have a situation where a kid really got hurt by a vaccination you are aware of? Interviewee: Not that I am not aware though. Interviewer: Given a case a kid that maybe got a shot in a nursery and someone maybe got a little bit of a pain reaction that may have caused a lot of concern. That is one cause where I have got in all my years of practice. That is pretty safe. But now there is conjecture. The conjecture is that autism is caused by measles vaccine. A guy named Andrew Wakefield as you try to wander of in England; a gastroenterologist got paid £55,000 to say, he thinks autism is caused by measles vaccine. He lost his license, but now that it was said it was published in Lancet. And all the people call the office, took the name of the article, people think it is a fact. Do you see any evidence in your practice that measles vaccine could be the trigger to autism? Interviewee: You know, I think it is coincidence, because you start to see signs of autism at around a year, a year to 15 months, and that is when that MMR vaccine is given, when the measles vaccine is given, so I think a lot of the connection between autism and the vaccine is because it is timing of. And that there is no scientific proof that states. Interviewer: But you could understand and appreciate that if you have a kid that was developmentally impaired, autistic like? You could see that it can work in your head? And as a pediatrician, you will try your best to realize that, I rather have your fear alleviated, but I would try to give you this vaccine, because it got the disease. It will not get to a thousand; gets neurologically compromised severely, one in 3000 dies in this country., and the epidemics in the past, so I would rather have that given than not. You would have forced it, or you would encourage your kid to get the vaccine. Interviewee: Right. I like the parents to be in an agreement when we give a vaccine, what we are administering and what we are getting. Interviewer: Then we will say, a group that came out recently giving up on the MMR, because the study that was done it is being and is continuously, so that the autistic rate of kid getting MMR a year was lower, the kid’s got after two are separated. Even it is not a big difference; at least it shows that we are on the right track. A lot of them are saying, “You know, maybe it is not true.” We are not saying that this is the absolute thought. The thought is that we do not trust anybody at that point. They all take the work in conspiracy with each work companies. That was a new thing; we give you too many shots each visit. They give us the combination; this is the worst thing in the world. Well, this disease, we are trying to give the a hurry. Do not happen to nine-year-olds. The meni
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