The Gardasil vaccine is one of the two HPV vaccines on the market today. It’s one of the most controversial vaccines and is marketed to both girls and boys as early as 9 years old, to protect them from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially cervical cancer. You wouldn’t even know it’s controversial if you only paid attention to mainstream sources. As usual, they tout the benefits and turn their heads to the risks. Medical professionals are required to give patients “informed consent,” which means they have all the information they need to evaluate the risks vs rewards. But if patients are only told about the benefits and not the risks, how are they truly able to make an informed decision?
We’re going to try to level the playing field a bit by giving you a different perspective of both the purported benefits and the risks.
A recent study concluded there has been a sharp decline in the human papillomavirus, or HPV, after vaccination. The New York Times was quick to spread the news in one of their articles as if it was a landmark study or something! According to the article, “the prevalence of the four strains of HPV covered by the vaccine had decreased by 64 percent in girls ages 14 to 19. Among women ages 20 to 24, the prevalence of those strains had declined 34 percent. The rates of HPV in women 25 and older had not fallen.”
The study compared women and young girls from the pre-vaccine years of 2003-2006 with the same age groups in 2009-2012. The vaccine came out later in the year of 2006 so one group was before the vaccine and the other after. At first this looks like an evident triumph for the vaccine. But before we jump to conclusions, let’s take a deeper look at this new study.
First, you need to read the article before you can read my response to it. So if you haven’t already, click here to read it now.
The Dark Side of the HPV Study
Now that you’ve read it, did you notice they didn’t go into much detail about the study? They only wrote 3 tiny paragraphs to explain the study. Just enough to convince you but not enough to be thorough. They start with their opening and end with an implied call to action – get your HPV vaccine! While they don’t come right out and tell you to do that, the article wreaks of propaganda. That’s obviously their point – “this vaccine is working very well. Unfortunately, too few Americans are taking advantage of this great opportunity…” blah blah
I took a minute to look up who funded the study. As I suspected, it wasn’t funded by a third-party with no ties to vaccination. It was funded by the Center For Disease Control (CDC). Yes, the very people that recommend the vaccine. No surprise. Then a big paper (NY Times) picks up the story like it’s actually big news. They’re manipulating people’s perceptions because people don’t think critically.
There are several ways they misguide the readers by presenting the “study” the way they did. First, you have to know a little about HPV and cervical cancer to pick up on the bias. For example, the average age for cervical cancer is 48. The study says only girls under the age of 25 show a decrease, while age 25 and older (the vast majority of cases) show no decrease. Why would it not effect women over the age of 25 if it really works?
The truth is, it’s far too early to know if the vaccine is really working. Cervical cancer takes a long time to develop. The vaccine was just approved in 2006! That relatively recent. The number of people in their study is so small they purposely left out the specific numbers of HPV cases because when the numbers are so small, a small random fluctuation can seem like a big deal. Instead of comparing only 3 years, how are the cancer rates now compared to the last 100 years? Occurrences of cervical cancer has decreased significantly in the last 40 years. As with the other diseases considered to be eradicated by vaccines, disease rates change for many other reasons besides vaccines.
It gets worse. Did you notice they discreetly disclosed they’re only counting “the prevalence of the four strains of HPV covered by the vaccine?” That means they’re not counting all the other strains that the vaccine doesn’t protect you from. There’s at least 40 different strains of HPV that can be sexually transmitted by humans (some strains of HPV cause no known symptoms to humans and/or cannot be transmitted sexually). So the vaccine only protects against 10% of the HPV strains. Recently, they’ve created Gardasil 9 which supposedly protects against 9 strains, but that vaccine came after the years covered in the study. Those that don’t know there are far more than 4 strains of HPV could easily overrate the study. And if they also don’t know that the age range that saw a decrease in HPV is at the lowest risk of cervical cancer, that would also inflate their opinion of the vaccine. It’s too early for the study to compare cervical cancer rates between the different age groups. If less people were clearly dying from cervical cancer now that the vaccine is out, they’d have some evidence of its efficacy at preventing what matters – deaths. But they don’t. In other words, they have no significant evidence that the vaccine is preventing deaths from cervical cancer. But that doesn’t stop the New York Times from publishing an article insinuating the vaccine is greatly successful. They didn’t mention that there has never been a study showing that it’s safe to take all the vaccines recommended in the current schedule either. Probably because the author of the article doesn’t even know.
The vaccine doesn’t directly prevent cervical cancer. It supposedly prevents HPV. But of course, that’s only in theory. Besides, HPV is so harmless that it goes away naturally without any treatment 80-90% of the time. If the government were to subsidize healthy food and supplements, instead of GMOs and junk food, among many other things they could do to improve the health of its people, I’d bet even more people would be able to fight it off with their own natural immunity. In the rare case it does actually turn into cervical cancer, it’s very rarely deadly. According to the WHO, the death rate of cervical cancer is 1.7 in 100,000. So even if you do happen to get infected with HPV, your chances of dying of cervical cancer are close to 1 in a million. And that’s if you’re a female, because men obviously don’t get cervical cancer. However, boys are still encouraged to get the vaccine.
Gardasil Adverse Reactions
There has already been 25,548 adverse reactions from the vaccine reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), including over 100 deaths. These incidences reported are only a small fraction of the real damages caused by the vaccine, and we have yet to see the long term effects. It hasn’t been tested to be sure it doesn’t cause cancer, but there’s a growing body of evidence suggesting it does. What if the government focused on protecting the 1,000+ people who die every day from the harmful additives these large corporations put in cigarettes instead of the 4,000 that is expected to die in a year from cervical cancer? It makes a lot more sense to prohibit companies from adding unnecessary carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) to food and cigarettes, rather than mandating millions of people to take a vaccine that hasn’t went through stringent safety and efficacy testing.
VAERS isn’t the source for concern regarding Gardasil’s safety. It may come as no surprise that there are studies showing Gardasil may cause harm, but as usual they attack those studies so that the only studies in the medical journals say it’s safe. Read more about this story here. But wasn’t the vaccine’s safety tested before getting FDA approval? Kind of. They performed the studies in misleading ways. Business as usual. For example, instead of using a legitimate control group with a true placebo, such as a saline vaccine, they used a vaccine with two ingredients found in Gardasil, including aluminum. Aluminum is well-documented as a neurotoxin, and is one of the controversial adjuvants in question. If aluminum is what’s primarily causing damage in the Gardasil vaccine, and they measure its safety by comparing it to another vaccine that contains aluminum, of course they won’t find a significant increased risk for taking Gardasil! This is the type of junk science holding the vaccine hoax together. Most people wholeheartedly believe in vaccines because they’re unaware of small details like this.
Learn More About Vaccines
I encourage you to learn more about the HPV vaccine, and vaccines in general, before agreeing to take the vaccine. Read the blog post I wrote about the flu vaccine or the one about the vaccine hoax being exposed in the UK. Watch the documentary The Greater Good about the Gardasil vaccine. Check out other information online such as this article about the HPV vaccine. Remember, if it’s about your health, it’s your decision. There are ways to opt out of any vaccines mandated for schooling. Visit the National Vaccine Information Center’s (NVIC) website for state-specific laws and vaccine requirements, as well as lots of other useful information.
Please share this information with others so they can hear the other side of the story that’s left out of the mainstream media