November 15, 2009
By Sandy and Mike
Just found this, and thought it was important to forward on.
“ABC Wakes Up, Reports Gardasil Dangers Network finally covers the negative side of the “cervical cancer vaccine” story. By Kristen Fyfe Culture and Media Institute August 21, 2008 Having the New England Journal of Medicine publish a strong editorial cautioning the medical community about Gardasil was apparently the kick in the pants ABC News needed to report, finally, on the risks associated with the widely promoted drug. Gardasil is used as a vaccine against certain strains of a sexually transmitted disease linked to cervical cancer.
The network has been behind the curve in reporting any negative news about the HPV vaccine Gardasil, as CMI has documented previously. Just last week this author noted that the network was being out-reported by its local affiliates on the subject. However, ABC has just offered a one-two punch in a 12-hour window, with Gardasil stories on both the August 20 broadcast of World News with Charles Gibson and the August 21 broadcast of Good Morning America. The impetus for both stories was an editorial titled “Human Papillomavirus Vaccination – Reasons for Caution,” which was published August 21 by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).