Holy Hormones Journal: Research analyst and writer, Heidi Stevenson has combed the latest CDC study on the HPV vaccine , Gardasil only to find the data results inconsistent based on inadequate sampling and misinterpretation of the data. However, the CDC still touts that the vaccine has been effective in reducing HPV infections.
Perhaps years ago, when medical consumers ‘accepted’ these studies blindly – not questioning who funded the studies or how the data was compiled or the conclusions drawn the government and pharmaceutic all industries could get away with drawing conclusion to support their stand even if the study was skewed and the results inconsistent. However, now that medical consumers are evolving into researcher – educating themselves to peruse and analyze studies and data it is hard to pass such inadequacies onto the public.
Thank you Heidi for pointing out the flaws in the study. It is time that the tide turn – and we the people – take charge of our health and question the drugs that are being marketed as safe and efficacious.
Gardasil Provides No Benefit: CDC Study
December 21, 2013
by Heidi Stevenson
The recent Gardasil study by the CDC claims that the vaccine has significantly reduced HPV infections. The authors’ claim bears little resemblance to the study’s results. Here’s an analysis demonstrating that, in reality, no conclusions can be drawn—that the study’s results are inconsistent, based on non-matched samples, and mixed the groups being compared.
Recently, the mainstream news media was worked up about a study claiming that Gardasil has proven to be effective in preventing HPV (human papillomavirus) infections, and thereby, the implication that it will also prevent cervical cancer. However, careful perusal of the study shows something entirely different—that the vaccine provides no discernible benefit.
Lest there be any doubt about the study’s claim, the title is “Reduction in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Prevalence Among Young Women Following HPV Vaccine Introduction in the United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2003–2010″. Clearly, the point the authors wanted to get across is that Gardasil, the HPV vaccine in question, works.
It sounds outrageous to claim that a study with that title doesn’t live up to its promise. However, the authors focused the spotlight on only a small portion of their results to give that impression. When placed into proper perspective, the only legitimate conclusion to be be drawn is that Gardasil does not provide any benefit.
The study, financed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) relied on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), an ongoing CDC group of studies “to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States.” The researchers of this study looked at data from two sampling periods, 2003-2006, the “pre-vaccine era”, and 2007-2010, the “post-vaccine” era, because vaccinations were started in 2007 (with a few exceptions at the end of 2006).
The vaccine is designed to prevent infections of four types of HPV: types 6 and 11, which cause genital warts, and types 16 and 18, which can cause cervical cancer—though in the vast majority of cases, they are naturally healed by the body and cause no known problems.
The result that the authors and news media have heavily promoted is that the 14-19 year old age range saw a reduction between the two time periods of 11.5% to 5.1% in types 16 and 18 HPV infections. That does sound significant. It seems to indicate that Gardasil has reduced the incidence of infection by 56 percent, a highly significant amount.
Strasbourgeoise a complaint against Gardasil (Article in French. Paras below translated with Google.)
Ten young women have filed complaints against Gardasil. This is supposed to prevent the cervical cancer vaccine could cause diseases of the nervous system. Among the complainants Morgane Zampol a schoolgirl Strasbourg 19.
Gardasil is recommended for girls to prevent cervical cancer vaccine. But it is now widely criticized. Many young women have filed a complaint against X in Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis) for aggravated fraud and breach of integrity.
Last week the first group of nine women complaint was filed. They want to demonstrate that there is indeed a link between vaccination and their diseases were subsequently victims.
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