reply to post by 727Sky
Lets go through the Activist Post article and see how many lies we can find...
So far, it can't be confirmed if getting Gardasil and Cervavix actually take cervical cancer cases down.
Multiple studies show about a 98%
reduction in cervical neoplasms with Gardasil. I didn't bother looking up Cervarix, but it targets the same cancer-causing strains. It has also been
proven effective against HPV-caused anal cancer, although that has not been as widely reported in the mainstream press. (One also assumes it would be
efficacious against other HPV diseases like RRP.)
What is confirmed is that 44 girls have died after vaccination for HPV
The number of girls who have died after vaccination for HPV is much higher. In fact, every girl who has been vaccinated for HPV will eventually die.
What is of interest is the number of girls who have died because of
vaccination for HPV. I guess we are supposed to read "because of" in
place of "after," but there really isn't any support for that claim. The author has no knowledge of how many girls have died because of
vaccination (if any), or how that number compares to the number of lives saved.
Actually, the CDC reports 68 possible deaths and nearly 19,000 VAERS.
Let's see what the CDC
actually has to say:
In 2009, a CDC-FDA report analyzed adverse events reported to VAERS following Gardasil vaccination from June 2006 through December 2008. This
post-licensure study included clinical review of medical records associated with reports to VAERS. The findings were similar to what is seen in the
safety reviews of other vaccines recommended for a similar age group, 9 to 26 years old.
The most common adverse events reported were:
Syncope (or fainting)–common after receiving shots, especially in pre-teens and teens
Local reactions at the site of immunization (pain and redness)
There was increased reporting of syncope and venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clots, compared with what has been found for other vaccines given
to females of the same age. Of the people who had blood clots, 90% had a known risk factor for them, such as smoking, obesity or taking oral
contraceptives (birth control pills).
Post-licensure safety monitoring from June 2006 through March 2012 continues to show no new HPV vaccine safety concerns.
In 2011, VSD active surveillance (called Rapid Cycle Analysis) looked at specific adverse events following more than 600,000 doses of Gardasil, such
as Guillain–Barré Syndrome (GBS), stroke, VTE, appendicitis, seizures, syncope, allergic reactions, and anaphylaxis. No statistically significant
increased risk for any of these adverse events was detected after vaccination.
So in 2009, they thought fat smokers on birth control might have an increased risk of VTE. But in 2011, when they had a lot more data to work with,
they found no statistically significant increased risk for VTE or any of the other adverse effects the antivaxers attribute to Gardasil. No increased
risk of VTE, no increased risk of GBS, no increased risk of death.
Where did the 68 deaths come from? The 2009
study reported 32 deaths out of
23,000,000 doses, but none were caused by the vaccine. I don't know where the other deaths came from. But even if we do call the missing 36 deaths a
Gardasil adverse effect, we're still not up to the 44 that Activist Post claims are "confirmed."
Trials of the vaccine were done on 15-year-olds and up although the vaccine targets kids as young as 9
Trials were done on girls and boys aged 9 to 26. See the FDA link above.
I'm not sure if this Activist Post article is the result of shoddy research or intentional deception, but either way it's thoroughly wrong.