By Elizabeth Hart
The very questionable human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine is being pushed upon girls and boys around the world.
Are these young people and their parents being properly informed that the co-inventor of the technology enabling the HPV vaccines, Professor Ian Frazer, has acknowledged that the risk of cancer associated with the HPV virus is very low?
In an article on the Australian university and CSIRO-funded The Conversation website, titled “Catch cancer? No thanks, I’d rather have a shot!”(1), Professor Frazer stated:
“Through sexual activity, most of us will get infected with the genital papillomaviruses that can cause cancer. Fortunately, most of us get rid of them between 12 months to five years later without even knowing we’ve had the infection. Even if the infection persists, only a few individuals accumulate enough genetic mistakes in the virus-infected cell for these to acquire the properties of cancer cells.” (emphasis added)
If only “a few individuals accumulate enough genetic mistakes in the virus-infected cell for these to acquire the properties of cancer cells,” is it really justifiable to coerce mass populations of children to have HPV vaccination, particularly as the long-term consequences of the HPV vaccine are unknown?
The Australian National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) website notes:
“HPV infection is very common and in most people it clears up naturally in about 8-14 months…Genital HPV is so common that it could be considered a normal part of being a sexually active person. Most people will have HPV at some time in their lives and never know it…” The NCSP website highlights that: “It is important to remember that most women who have HPV clear the virus naturally and do not go on to develop cervical cancer.”(2)
So why are international health authorities pushing so hard for universal HPV vaccine coverage?
1. “Catch cancer? No thanks, I’d rather have a shot!”. The Conversation, 10 July 2012: https://theconversation.com/catch-cancer-no-thanks-id-rather-have-a-shot-7568
2. HPV (human papillomavirus) – Australian National Cervical Screening Program: http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/hpv
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