Published on July 8th, 2016 | by jen9150
The HPV Vaccine: What you don’t know will hurt you
There may be a reason that the United States is ranked 41st worldwide in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index. Beyond an administration that is not transparent and a war on whistleblowers, there is the fact that many editors have to please their sponsors, i.e. the ones that fund their publication via advertising. Since around 70% of the mainstream media’s ad revenue comes from pharmaceutical companies, you can infer that most reporters have to stay far away from stepping on their toes.
We see this issue in the way vaccines are covered by the press. When the CDC Whistleblower story hit, only alternative outlets reported on it. As Del Bigtree explains in Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, no one wanted to go near the story even though it was likely the greatest medical scandal of the century. Instead, they hyped up a few hundred cases of the measles as if it were one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Predictably, Bigtree’s excellent documentary was likewise treated to hack jobs across the country, slandered by reporters who hadn’t bothered to see it and erroneously declared it “anti-vaccine” when it was about a clear-cut case of massive fraud. Sometimes, the suppression is thick enough to cut with a knife.
The media also likes to repeat the “safe and effective” line about vaccines, condescendingly telling parents of vaccine-injured parents to “hear this well.” Any dissension or critique, no matter how well-founded, is not tolerated. Injuries and deaths that occur immediately after vaccination are usually not reported on. This creates a warped perspective in the average person’s mind; the person who receives his news from mainstream sources will be conditioned to think that vaccines are a modern miracle that can do no harm. Splice reports of their amazing powers in with commercials urging adolescents to prevent cancer and “be one less,” and you have a bona fide cash cow industry.
A new commercial from Merck lays it on even thicker, with actors portraying a woman and man who go back in time to their childhood in order to guilt trip their parents for not getting them the vaccine. James Lyons-Weiler, PhD, claims that the advertising is false and misleading, and has a petition that will be delivered to the Federal Trade Commission if it garners enough signatures. Here is a video of him discussing the petition and other issues with the HPV vaccine with Vaxxed producer Del Bigtree.
While this is a multi-million dollar commercial for the most expensive vaccine on the market, there is another reality that has no money to back it up. It is a grassroots group of injured women and their parents who are having to ask friends and family for funds so they can help treat the severe adverse reactions caused by a vaccine they were given without true informed consent.
When widespread reports of serious adverse reactions occur, as they are with the HPV vaccine, the U.S. press ignores it. In other countries, at least their local publications, do report the issues, and class action lawsuits are taking place in countries such as Ireland and Japan. Although these women, too, are being left to suffer at the hands of a callous industry and corrupt government agencies.
Meanwhile in the United States, if reports do hit the news stations, they are padded with disclaimers that Merck, the manufacturer, says it is safe, and the CDC agrees. Vaccination programs continue unabated, and some states are even trying to make the HPV vaccine mandatory for both male and female seventh graders in order to attend school. And predictably, the media jumps on the bandwagon, pressuring not just girls now but boys to get vaccinated and sounding the alarm about an “epidemic” of HPV-related cancers in men. They will never give you the facts.
Vaccines are classified as a biological and are not subjected to the same safety testing as other pharmaceutical products. After it goes on the market, “post-market surveillance” is supposedly conducted (ie, if you get sick or die let us know for our records but pretty much nothing will happen). Once in awhile, the press will generate enough of a backlash to spur the government to conduct a “safety review.” This is what happened after Dr. Andrew Wakefield cast aspersion on the triple dose MMR vaccine back in the 1990s. All he stated was that further studies should be done and in the meantime that the single dose vaccines should be made available to parents. But it caused enough of a concern to inspire a huge counter-propaganda effort, and the CDC decided to put the matter to rest with a 2002 study that is now being called out for serious, egregious fraud.
The same thing is happening in Europe with the HPV vaccine. After widespread reports of severe autoimmune and neurological conditions in women who had received the vaccine in Denmark, The European Medicines Agency conducted an assessment of the reports and declared them not related to the vaccine, and the vaccine exonerated (just as the equivalent agencies are doing in Ireland, Japan and elsewhere). However, the Nordic Cochrane Center, based in Denmark, has found serious issue with their findings as well as their treatment of a whistleblower (sound familiar?). You can read the complete, damning report here.
You would think this would be something of a big deal. That news outlets would report on the rampant, blatant fraud and cover-up, and on the women who are suffering, perhaps permanently, as a result. Instead, the press is largely silent. Medscape, which is owned by WebMD and is largely funded by pharmaceutical companies, did write up an article entitled “Complaint Filed Over Handling of HPV Vaccine Safety Issues” to share with its audience of healthcare providers.
But the very next day, Medscape is back to touting the vaccine and urging everyone to get it (cognitive dissonance, anyone?). Their reasoning is that in recent years, there has been an increase in HPV cases with the same strains covered by the vaccine. Hmmm, I wonder if the vaccine is actually the reason for this increase? Only if true independent science ever takes place (it won’t happen at the CDC), will we ever truly know. And if the mainstream media never does its job, then the public will never get this crucial information about the flawed industry-generated “science” that influences our public health policies.
For more on the subject of how media has become corrupted in this country, check out Stonewalled:My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington by award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson. For more on how the majority of our science has been corrupted by industry and how that is producing flawed (and dangerous) government policies, check out the the excellent Science for Sale: How the US Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top Scientists, Jeopardize Our Health, and Protect Corporate Profits by David L. Lewis, PhD.