It’s been a veritable media frenzy on HPV vaccines: “Katie” Couric last week, now “The Doctors” this week shining a light on HPV vaccines. “The Doctors” started off the show by focusing on the story of two sisters who are suing Merck because they both developed primary ovarian failure after Gardasil.
As we watched we applauded the one physician who said she took an oath to first do no harm so does not give HPV vaccines. We were appalled by many of the comments by other physicians. It is the sort of sentiment expressed by these doctors that has turned off so many millions of folks from western medicine.
So what exactly did we bristle at?
First, there was the physician discussing the fact that these two sisters have suffered primary ovarian failure – doctor speak for they will never have kids – and saying to bear in mind that the sisters are still treatable – they’ll never have children – but they can be treated with more drugs to have “normal” lives.
So let’s get this straight, it is OK for these girls to have suffered premature menopause because although they can’t have children, they can still live a normal life?
Whatever happened to first do no harm? Let’s remember that a non-invasive Pap smear would have done the job of detecting whether these young women had any abnormal cells on their cervixes which then could have been treated. The bottom line is these girls have suffered a catastrophic injury for NO reason.
The next unbelievable comment? Since 57 million doses of the vaccine have been given in the US, statistically, many “bad” things will happen that are all just a coincidence. That’s right, it is all a coincidence. So all the 10,000 ER visits and the thousands of folks who have reported an adverse reaction, it would have happened anyway.
The only problem with this argument is that many of these vaccine injured got worse after each dose of the vaccine.
That’s right, their condition deteriorated with each subsequent dose of the 3-shot regimen which is proof that the vaccine caused the condition.
In science it is called challenge and re-challenge. If a symptom develops after a procedure, that in and of itself is not proof the procedure caused it. But if the patient recovers and then the procedure is conducted again (re-challenge) and the symptom arises again or worsens, then that is proof of causation.
So perhaps this is the reason media outlets are now reporting on new research suggesting that Gardasil and Cervarix may be effective after only 1 dose – it will be very difficult to observe the re-challenge effect if there is only one dose given hence very difficult to prove causation.
How convenient for Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, the HPV vaccine makers.
Don’t get us started on the fact that while the HPV vaccine makers are now saying that the vaccines are effective after only 1 dose, a mere 5 years ago they were saying 3 doses were needed. Are we to accept that they are really that bad of scientists that they could not tell how many doses were necessary to stimulate an immune response and now all of the sudden, hey, you only need 1 dose? Who knew they were so inept?
Next issue? Dr. Joel Palefsky. He talks about how the clinical trials of 10’s of thousands of girls showed no “clearly vaccine related adverse events”.
Wow, I wonder if he knows that the clinical trials used aluminum as a placebo? In our book using a toxin as a placebo means the trials are a sham. The use of aluminum as a placebo hid many adverse events that did occur after the vaccine because the “placebo” group also had many reactions. Wow. Who knew science could be so unscientific?
Continuing through the show, Dr. Jim Sears starts talking about how the rate of these bad things happening after HPV vaccines is not different than the background rate seen in the normal population so the vaccine isn’t the culprit.
There is a major flaw here in that the number of adverse reactions actually reported after vaccination is thought to be only a tiny fraction, 1%-10%, of the total true number of adverse reactions because either the patient or the doctor does not connect the reaction to the vaccine and it is therefore never reported.
So what does this mean for Dr. Sears point? It means that the number of adverse events following HPV vaccines are 10-100 times the rates seen in the normal population. Wow. Who knew science could be so inaccurate?
The last comment, and probably the most offensive, is that of Dr. Joel Palefsky who said, “If you weigh the costs and the benefits of vaccination they clearly come down on the side of benefit…We have to look at the sort of population based level not at you know um, um…”
Does he mean you can’t look at the individual level – is that where he starts stuttering and stammering? Because that is where his ENTIRE argument falls apart because vaccine recipients are INDIVIDUALS, they are not “the population”. And it is individuals who can and are injured by vaccines. And they are being pushed to bear a theoretical burden when the risk is not theoretical but rather very real, and very individual.
This is the problem with western medicine in a nutshell – it views you as a number, a population, not a person. No wonder half of all Americans have sought the help of holistic practitioners who view patients as individuals.
No wonder millions of people have educated themselves and are choosing not to vaccinate themselves or their children.
There are four segments of this episode of “The Doctors”, the first is called “Sisters sue over HPV vaccine”. The other three segments follow the first. View episode.