- 4 years ago
- Wedding: January 2010
Just came accross this… I found it interesting.
Just came accross this… I found it interesting.
@abc123joanna: I find this really disturbing. I got my Gardasil shots when I was getting a series of shots in preparation for college. They really forced the Gardasil shots on me. Claming that they would protect me from cervical cancer. I was definitely pressured into them. They also used the same statistic that women who have sex get HPV, and 9/10 women that come in have some form of STD. So I got the shots…I mean, at 17, I didn’t know any better!
Come to find out, that they really do not do all that much. And there are young women out there believing that they are immune from cervical cancer and hpv. It’s just all disturbing. That’s such a dangerous belief! I can’t imagine why children need these shots either. I’m definitely for immunization, but in this case I really feel like parents need to do their research, as well as health care providers. Not to even mention some of the side effects…
@lolita39: I had a very similar experience to you. I was 16 and they didn’t need my parent’s consent so I got it because my doctor told me I should. I was scared that if I did I would get cancer… It’s sad because so many young girls (and boys now) are getting this and their parents have no clue!
@abc123joanna: Google her name and you’ll find lots of discussion, including sites claiming to debunk her.
She did work on clinical trials of the vaccine but I see no evidence that she was the “lead developer”. I found two papers on trials, but she was not the lead author even of those papers.
I trust the medical consensus ahead of one dissenter. My country’s government (Australia) funds the vaccine, why would they do that if they didn’t believe it was effective?
The developer of Guardasil finally decided to “clean her conscience about the deadly vaccines so she “could sleep at night”. —-WOW, A LITTLE LATE, HUH?? So apparently 44 girls died as a result of these HPV vaccines 🙁 Schools all over the country were requiring girls to get these shots, doctors kept pushing and pushing it, this is sad. Our government doesn’t care about us, clearly it was just happy to make money regardless of the risks. From the article:
Studies have proven “there is no demonstrated relationship between the condition being vaccinated for and the rare cancers that the vaccine might prevent, but it is marketed to do that nonetheless. In fact, there is no actual evidence that the vaccine can prevent any cancer. From the manufacturers own admissions, the vaccine only works on 4 strains out of 40 for a specific venereal disease that dies on its own in a relatively short period, so the chance of it actually helping an individual is about about the same as the chance of her being struck by a meteorite.”
The reported side effects include Guillian Barré Syndrome (paralysis lasting for years, or permanently — sometimes eventually causing suffocation), lupus, seizures, blood clots, and brain inflammation. Parents are usually not made aware of these risks.
I’m not sure if I totally believe it or not. I never got the shot though, despite my doctors trying to force it on me since it came out. I just don’t think it would be very beneficial to me personally.
@secretwife: That ‘apparently’ is a big one. I don’t think there’s any good evidence to suggest that 44 people died as a result of the vaccine.
I had some issues with the way this vaccine was handled, but I think the article in the OP is ridiculous.
As for people being immune to cervical cancer, I never once heard that from any of the advertising campaigns, public or private, nor had I heard that from the medical community.
Just FYI, the Guillian Barré syndrome can be triggered by various vaccines. It is a horrible disease as are the diseases the vaccines are supposed to prevent. It is not always a cut and dry situation 🙁
@paula1248: that isn’t a good reason to think a vaccine is safe! What about the swine flu vaccine that caused many people narcolepsy in Scandinavia a few years ago? Vaccines are a massive industry – people who develop side effects during trials are often dismissed from the research.
I did my masters in infectious diseases and feel very strongly against this vaccine – it simply isn’t enough unbiased research about its safety. No one knows what long term effects it has.
I did get ONE of the 3 shots. & it fucked with my system big time. My periods were sporadic & ever since I got it, I’ve had unexplainable nipple discharge in my left breast. I am SO glad I didn’t go back and get the other 2. I only got the one because it was free at my university.
I don’t like vaccines that have no research or very little on long term affects. Women get HPV from men typically & I’m in a same sex relationship so I did not see the need. Even if I was with a man, I still wouldn’t have gotten it. I shouldn’t have even gotten the first one.