‘Safe’ HPV vaccine kills up to 1,700 young girls

‘Safe’ HPV vaccine kills up to 1,700 young girls
On 30 July 2013, WDDTY published the story: ‘Safe’ HPV vaccine kills up to 1,700 young girls.

This anti-vaccine trope is long debunked. The real figure is: zero.

‘Safe’ HPV vaccine kills up to 1,700 young girls

30 July 2013, wddty.com, no byline

Nearly 1,700 young girls in the US have died or suffered permanent disability after being given the HPV vaccine, new official figures reveal. The vaccine, which is designed to prevent cervical cancer, was introduced into the UK last autumn.

A further 19,500 girls have suffered ‘non-serious’ reactions to the vaccine, which has been given to adolescent girls in the US since 2006. The 1,671 girls who suffered a ‘serious reaction’ died, suffered permanent disability, a life-threatening illness or needed emergency hospital care.

Astonishingly, US health regulators say there are “no serious safety concerns” over the HPV vaccine. Instead, their concerns focus on the low uptake of the vaccine. Only around 33 per cent of the target population of girls aged between 11 and 12 years have had all three doses of the vaccine, and they urge doctors to offer the vaccine at every possible “healthcare encounter”.

(Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2013; 62: 591-5).

This report is based on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting SystemW (VAERS) which records every adverse event occurring after vaccination – in some case so far after that one has to speculate on why the event was even recorded.

As the source says:

Three population-based published studies of HPV4 vaccine safety, including one from CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink, have been conducted in the United States (Table 2). Although one postlicensure observational study found an increased risk for syncope, no serious safety concerns have been identified in these large postlicensure observational studies.

So how do you go from a document saying there is no serious safety concern to a claim that thousands have been killed and seriously disabled by this vaccine?

Simple: you lie.

The chart in the paper discusses all VAERS events, stating that a serious event is “hospitalization, prolongation of an existing hospitalization, permanent disability, life-threatening illness, or death”. There are 1,671 such reports and they decline steeply over time, reflecting the act that, as safety is established, doctors become less likely to submit a report for an event that is almost certainly not caused by the vaccine, but is merely chance.

Tens of millions of doses of HPV vaccine have been administered. Analysis published after the first 23 million showed a total of 32 reported deaths. Not one of these was provably caused by the vaccine.

All of this data was freely available and widely discussed in the literature prior to publication of the WDDTY story. Even the source they use contradicts the claims they say are based on it.

The claim that Gardasil has killed up to 1,700 young girls is overstated by… 1,700.

Gardasil reduces cervical cancer risk by approximately 70%. In 2010 11,818 US women were diagnosed and 3,939 died. 2,851 British women were diagnosed.

WDDTY hates surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It also apparently hates one of the few interventions that might make all that unnecessary for a significant number of women. Instead, WDDTY peddles unproven and disproven remedies.

Why don’t doctors tell you that Gardasil is deadly?

Because it is a bald-faced lie.

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