June 16, 11:45 PMVaccines ExaminerNorma Erickson
Vaccine and immunization experts from around the world were asked to review and endorse the information contained in the World Health Organization’s human papillomavirus vaccines position paper prior to its publication. When you consider this document is intended to provide guidance to member nations around the globe, nothing less should have been done.
Perhaps there would not be such a wide gap between the information endorsed by vaccine and immunization experts around the globe and what we see advertised every day if more people read the document.
Advertising executives are experts at designing campaigns to elicit favorable decisions regarding their clients products. Just how well have these advertising campaigns worked for the manufacturers of Gardasil, Cervarix and Silgard? $23 billion in sales and counting–not bad.
What if those advertising campaigns are not accurate? Has the entire world been manipulated into making decisions based on misleading and/or false information? Examine the facts for yourself, then decide.
Compare the information presented in recent campaigns used by HPV vaccine manufacturers to the information formally released on the 10th of April 2009 in the WHO’s HPV position paper.
The following statements (in bold) were taken from the World Health Organization’s position paper, published 10 April 2009:
- HPV-induced changes to the cervix can be detected by a pap-test.
- HPV vaccines do not clear existing HPV infections or treat HPV-related disease.
- The immunological correlates (amount and strength) of vaccine protection are not known.
- Precancerous lesions usually develop less than 5 years after HPV infection.
- The development of cervical cancer may occur decades after HPV infection.