[SaneVax: The proponents of mass HPV vaccination programs and government health officials do not seem to understand science and medicine are constantly evolving. Treatments and medications which were heralded as miracles, often have dark consequences revealed after decades of use….antibiotics are a prime example.
HPV vaccines have not been studied for long term efficacy, their potential long-term side effects, whether they have the potential to cause cancer, or whether they have the potential to cause genetic mutations. Those answers will not be available for some time. Between now and when the answers to these questions are provided, medical consumers have a right to know both sides of the science which is still evolving – the debate will continue.
Medical consumers have a right to informed choice. Informed choice cannot exist when crucial information is not adequately disclosed.]
The HPV Vaccine Debate: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
By Sayer Ji
Katie Couric opened up a Pandora’s box of sorts simply by airing testimony about the HPV vaccine’s lack of effectiveness and safety, but shouldn’t she be commended for asking questions the mainstream media is afraid to touch?
We live in a time when simply questioning the safety and effectiveness of vaccines has become, in the eyes of the mainstream media and conventional medical establishment, an unconscionable act. With high-profile figures like Bill Gates stating that those who engage in “anti-vaccine efforts … kill children,” and global health organizations like UNICEF immodestly spyingon independent health sites (and their visitors) who they allege spread misinformation and “anti-vaccine sentiment,” the increasing inquisitiveness about vaccines among the public and research community alike has become the object of a modern day Inquisition.
And yet, were we to stop questioning, suspending our critical thinking and deferring medical decisions of life and death importance to a greater power — no matter how ‘evidence-based’ we believe that authority to be — we would actually be engaging in a faith-based practice; hardly a defensible position from the perspective of rational, informed choice.
What could be so wrong with asking questions, especially from those who have had direct experiences with vaccines, either as vaccine recipients or as professional researchers?
Take Katie Couric’s recent show about the human papilloma vaccine (HPV) vaccine as an example…