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Readers’ Corner: Are HPV Vaccine-Linked Deaths Being Overstated?


With all due respect, the question is not the number of reported deaths, but why they are not being investigated.

Jennifer wrote:

I’m slightly concerned by your article posted recently, called “BREAKING NEWS! CDC Has Just Recommended Routine HPV Vaccinations for Boys!” Your article is extremely misleading almost to the point of shoddy journalism….

From your article: “A whopping 1,498 of those events (8%) were considered ‘serious’—such as blood clots, the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and 68 reports of death.”

From the CDC website you use as a source, the number of deaths was in fact 71 but only 34 of those deaths were reported with all the information necessary. The author completely ignored the most relevant last sentence of that section: “In the 34 reports confirmed, there was no unusual pattern or clustering to the deaths that would suggest that they were caused by the vaccine and some reports indicated a cause of death unrelated to vaccination.” It is irresponsible and misleading of your author to be neglecting this point by using the statistic and citing death as a side effect when it is obviously not. While vaccines can pose a risk to people with obvious health complications (family history or allergies, etc.) it is inappropriate to be cherry picking statistics on a site that tries to promote healthy living.

Thanks for your message. After we did our research, the VAERS website added three new unconfirmed deaths of girls who received the Gardasil vaccine, so the total number of deaths through September 15th is indeed 71, not 68. We appreciate the update.

Like you, we would like to know more about these deaths. That’s the whole point. Even if the 37 unconfirmed reports can be dismissed completely (though, honestly, why would the deaths have been reported at all if they didn’t occur?)—and even if, to quote the CDC, “some reports indicated a cause of death unrelated to vaccination”—why isn’t this being checked and why are the other reports of death not creating a gigantic furor? Why is the medical establishment, the government, and the major media refusing both to discuss these adverse event reports related to the HPV vaccine, often submitted by doctors, or to investigate them in any way? Why are they just being swept under the rug?

Teenage girls don’t just suddenly die in great numbers. Why did these girls die after receiving the vaccine? Why were there various other serious reported events? Why is there silence about this?

The Institute of Medicine, in issuing its report about vaccines in general, totally ignored all adverse event reports. Why? Supposedly because the IOM only considers “peer-reviewed” research. Well, we like peer-reviewed research too (see the Free Speech About Science bill which we wholeheartedly support), but why is no peer-reviewed research being done on reported HPV vaccine adverse events?

Many medical researchers, as we know, receive drug company funding. They also realize that any negative vaccine findings will get them in trouble with government medical funders too. Is that why there is no peer-reviewed adverse event research for the IOM to cite? Is massive drug company advertising behind the total silence of the major media?

As we have elsewhere noted, adverse event reports for drugs are also mostly ignored. By contrast, the FDA and other drug company allies keep close watch on supplement adverse event reports, which are taken very seriously, but which are so few in number that not much can be made of them.

We have more on our government and vaccines in this issue. Please read it carefully. In the case of vaccine risks, the department of the government in charge of vaccines may be engaging in a massive cover up. What is needed is independent and credible research on the subject. Like you, we want to get at the truth of the matter.

  • This is precisely why I don’t take or use Vaccines… they make you deliberately sick

  • Luvenia

    I can not believe that this is in question. If only two or three deaths can be linked to the vaccine it is enough to make inquiries. There is talk of making this manditory and that is wrong on so many levels. Do your research and if you want the shot or want to give it to YOUR child okay but keep away from my family. I can not believe the number of parents willing to be sheep when it comes to our children, SHAME on YOU!!!

    • Keke

      How about in the case of polio? We’re we not forced to get vaccinated in this country? HPV is endemic, meaning it is beyond epidemic. I’m not saying we should be forced but haven’t we been in the past?

  • Suzanne

    No way. There is no reason to take an HPV vax as most of it clears up on its own.

  • Dr. Richard Edlich

    i was shocked to learn that the Governor of Texas signed a law that mandated that each teenager should receive an HPV-Vaccine. Because it is a dangerous vaccine, the use of this vaccine should not be mandatory. Don’t go to Texas for health care!

  • buck

    Some pharmaceutical company had to shell out a h–l of a pile of money to foist this on the government agencies trying to make it mandatory . If it is such a great idea why don’t they do it with all the other STD’s .

  • “With all due respect, the question is not the number of reported deaths, but why they are not being investigated.” Thank you for pointing this out. This reminds me of a 1960’s song: “How many deaths will it take til he knows that too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind, the answer is blowing in the wind.” ONE death should be thoroughly investigated. But 71 calls for heads to roll. How many kids must be hurt til we see that too many kidsd have been maimed (or died)?

    Where the CDC is concerned, the answers will continue to blow in the wind til the people catch on to the relative lack of caring on the part of those who will profit by burying the dead.

  • The first area I would like to see evaluated in people with adverse reactions following HPV vaccination is specific cross-reactive attack of inflamed host tissues secondary to stimulation by components of the vaccine. This would give us valid data on whether such (cell mediated) attack is part of the spectrum of these side effects, and might even offer a pathway to pre-screen for those more likely to get such side effects. We have the technology to do this; I was doing such in vitro studies over 30 years ago.

  • Joanne Cali

    Vaccines have been linked to serious illnesses, deaths, and toxic syndromes and Infant Death Syndrome. They have dangerously toxic preservatives, and are pushed by pharmaceutical companies to raise their profits. This is plainly obvious the case when pushing HPV vaccines for boys. Pharmaceutical companies should not be allowed to control the testing or publication of tests for drugs and vaccines, because they are tainted with bias, and they publish only positive findings that will get their drugs approved. It is a corrupt market, a corrupt business, and it is pushed as if it is “help” to the American public, when in fact it is supreme betrayal. Their corruption should be exposed and made general knowledge, and independent panels should be appointed for testing drugs.

  • Kate

    I’m glad you have so much faith in the medical industry Jennifer! Go get your vax, your medications and pay the Industry all the money they want! There is plenty of more research out there too regarding this!

  • my grandchildren have been in the hospital many times from nearly dying from evil forced vaccines. looks like their not stopping until they kill them.

  • Unfortunately, it’s even more complex than this. For example, Dr. Marcia Angell of Harvard Medical School has said: “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.” [2008]

    A specific case in point: In a 2010 review, the esteemed Cochrane Collaboration, an independent, international consortium of medical researchers, issued a WARNING stating that “reliable evidence on influenza vaccines is thin but there is evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions…” This is not at all likely to be limited to flu vaccines.

    From: The Moral and Ethical Imperative for Vaccine Philosophical Exemptions,

  • John Mascord

    Health care costs would decrease dramatically if drug companies stopped inflating prices to obtain huge profits. A fair profit, of course, but also a fair price. Better still if we stopped taking so many pills that do not cure.

  • Jennifer

    With babies they call the unexplained deaths caused by vaccines SIDS (that is not to say that all SIDS cases are vaccine related), for teenage girls its a lot harder to call it “sudden teenage death syndrome” isn’t it?

  • I would just add that my understanding is that only an estimated 1 in 10 adverse affects are actually reported so the numbers could be higher.

  • Dixie Ford

    I have spent many hours with my students, mostly young women, speaking on the hazards of the HPV as well as Depo Provera 3 mo injections….tried to get the Arizona legislature involved but they needed a physician who had once given the vaccines but had backed off due to adverse affects. Could not find one because of legal ramifications. Still, I continue to ask my students to be very sure of what is put in their bodies as well as their children’s. Several have done term papers on the subjects and I ask their opinions at the end of their research. I have reams of information and subjective findings based on student findings. Now, I feel very gratified that the societal involvement is, finally, apparent. My efforts during the 2000’s were in vain once our resources were “locked away”. My faith in the American intelligence is being renewed.

    Dixie Ford, RMA

  • Mindanoiha

    There are many unanswered questions regarding Gardasil. I started by studying the package insert and noted where the manufacturer Merck has stated that some issues were untested and unknown. It became a long list.

    Having dug deeper, I discovered an amazing fact: they actually know very little about their own vaccine!

    Who wants to buy a car from a salesman who tries to force a sale and who doesn’t even know much about cars?