[SaneVax: At least two scientists realize that when it comes to vaccine injuries and causal relationships absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence. Drs. Chris Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic understand that you cannot find what you are not looking for. Have they discovered a biological plausible mechanism of action for injuries after Gardasil? The jury is still out – more investigations are needed. To their credit, these two scientists are willing to continue their investigations.]
UBC researchers advocate HPV vaccine scrutiny
By Gail Johnson, 1 November 2012
A human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may trigger fatal autoimmune or neurological events in some cases, two UBC researchers say. Their findings come as public-health authorities, who maintain that the shots are safe, are urging young women to get vaccinated to prevent cervical cancer.
Neuroscientist Chris Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic, who has a PhD in biochemistry and is a senior postdoctoral fellow in UBC’s faculty of medicine, say that research on the HPV vaccine Gardasil (which is given in three shots over a six-month period) raises serious concerns and that the risk of adverse reactions is largely downplayed. In an interview at their lab, they maintain that the vaccine needs more scrutiny before health agencies promote it in public campaigns.
“For reasons that are not understood, some people are having terrible reactions to this vaccine,” Shaw says. “Some people are more susceptible. Most people who get these vaccines are fine.…But some people may get sick from these vaccines, so claiming that there are no adverse reactions aside from a sore arm is not strictly true.”