Adventures in Government Healthcare: HPV vaccine developer admits drug does little to reduce cervical cancer rates
Remember back in 2007 when Texas passed a law forcing all young girls in the state to get a vaccine against HPV (which can only be obtained through sexual activity)? And anyone who dissented from having their underage daughters vaccinated for this STD was engaged in child abuse?Well now the lead researcher in developing two different HPV vaccines has admitted there's no evidence that they reduce cervical cancer rates. Oh, and there's been no trials for girls under 15. From the Bulletin:
Dr. Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, said the controversial drugs will do little to reduce cervical cancer rates and, even though they’re being recommended for girls as young as nine, there have been no efficacy trials in children under the age of 15. Dr. Harper, director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the University of Missouri, made these remarks during an address at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 2-4. Although her talk was intended to promote the vaccine, participants said they came away convinced the vaccine should not be received.We're from the government, and we're here to help. Run for your lives.
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