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Gardasil Dangers

Posted Dec 23 2008 9:44pm
I've been working on a post about the dangers of Merck's Gardasil vaccine, but Dr. Mercola just released a beautiful analysis of the vaccine's efficacy and risks so I'll post that instead. Here is an excerpt, but it's well worth reading the entire article:
Cervical cancer usually develops in your late 20s to mid 30s. The protection period of Gardasil is estimated to be 5 years. That means, if you receive your first set of shots when you’re 10 years old, you’d need at least 2 to 4 additional booster shots to make it through your 30s. And THAT means you’ll have to expose yourself to the potential side effects of Gardasil over and over and over again.

But now to the real clincher, and I want you to read the following section as many times as you need to let this truly sink in…

U.S. statistics show there are 30 to 40 cervical cancer cases per year per one million women between the ages of 9 and 26, which is the age bracket that Gardasil targets (and was tested on).

According to Merck, Gardasil was shown to reduce pre-cancers by 12.2% to 16.5% in the general population. So, instead of ending up with 30 to 40 cases of cancer per million, per year, in that age bracket, the HPV vaccine can potentially bring it down to 26 to 35 cases of cervical cancer.

What that means is that you would have to vaccinate one million girls to prevent cervical cancer in 4 to 5 girls.

Further, about 37 percent of women who develop cervical cancer actually die from the disease, so vaccinating ONE MILLION girls would prevent 1 to 2 DEATHS per year...
Considering that:
  • Condoms reduce the incidence of human papiloma virus by 70% (compared to 12.2 to 16.5% for the vaccine)
  • The side effects of Gardasil include death, paralysis, and other less sensational chronic health problems
  • 90% of HPV cases clear up on their own and therefore do not lead to cervical cancer
I wonder why anyone thinks the Gardasil vaccine is worth it.
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