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If you have or might someday have a young daughter, please read this

Posted on 2009.02.09 at 14:04


diamond_dust06 at 2009-09-03 17:08 (UTC) ()
just because patients died after the shots doesn’t mean the shots were necessarily to blame

The most important passage in this entire report. Correlation =! causation. How are you to know if people got sick because of the vaccine and not something else? Maybe the timing was just bad and they'd have gotten sick anyway. It's the same as the whole MMR vaccine = autism crap. This article doesn't offer any evidence to back up its implication. It's just technophobic fear-mongering.

And of course women who have received the vaccine should continue routine examinations. That's common sense, and both Merck and the CDC suggest doing so. Don't blame them for people being stupid.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-09-04 01:43 (UTC) ()
I'm not blaming Merck for people being stupid, but I question whether they rushed the release before doing enough tests.

I've been following the Gardasil thing since it was first announced, and it seems there was a lot of rushing to get it out before the competition came up with a similar one. Not to mention Merck being in bed with Texas politicians right around the time Gardasil was made mandatory in Texas public schools.

And maybe I'm paranoid, but I've seen the way drug reps wine and dine docs and I've been a firsthand witness to mysterious runs on drugs in the hospital where I work. Especially after what just went down with Pfizer, I just don't trust Big Pharma very much. YMMV, natch. ;)

Edited at 2009-09-04 01:45 (UTC)
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