May 21, 2009
GlaxoSmithKline’s hot new HPV vaccination, Cervarix (and its American counterpart, Gardasil), has become an international topic of debate. Pushed via TV ads, school programs, and pharmaceutical reps around the globe, many people wonder if the vaccine has been properly tested, and are growing more concerned as reports of adverse side effects continue to rise. Offering women 70% protection against a disease that only has a relatively small mortality rate, and with over 1,300 reported adverse reactions (ranging from soreness around the injection area to paralysis), parents are refusing the vaccine for their daughters in higher numbers.
Dr Richard Halvorsen, author of The Truth about Vaccines, says: ‘The HPV vaccines have been introduced at breakneck speed and, in my view, without adequate testing.
It is already the most profitable vaccine ever made and the worry is that it is being introduced too rapidly, for the financial gain of its manufacturers and with too little regard for the health of our young women.
Despite millions of women carrying the strains of HPV Cervarix and Gardasil claim to prevent, the immune system tends to render the disease harmless, resulting in only about 700 cervical cancer deaths each year. Many mothers are opting to talk to their daughters about the importance of using condoms and having regular pap smears once sexually active, rather than jab their daughters with a vaccine they fear might be marketed for profit more than it is for health concerns.
Comment from Leslie –
Make sure you read the comments after this blog post. Women are waking up to the fact that Big Pharma has been maniptulating our bodies for greed and proft for way too long.