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    Filed at 7:01 pm under by dcobranchi

    COD tipped me to this completely (and irresponsibly) misleading anti-vaccine piece. Yes, not every infection leads to cancer. But virtually all cases of cervical cancer are linked to two strains of the virus that the vaccine protects against.

    Does Mike Adams hate women so much that he’s willing to mislead some of them into unnecessarily developing cervical cancer?

    7 Responses to “PLAYING GAMES WITH CANCER”

    Comment by
    December 19th, 2007
    at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for this post Daryl.

    Comment by
    December 20th, 2007
    at 12:51 am

    I find it interesting how the most ignorant men simply can’t keep their noses out of every woman’s vagina.

    Comment by
    Crimson Wife
    December 20th, 2007
    at 10:14 am

    While I have no problems with women *CHOOSING* to receive the HPV vaccine if they feel at risk for the disease, I have a major problem with the government *REQUIRING* it for young girls. I’ve done a bit of homework and have yet to come across any information on non-sexual transmission of HPV. Everything I’ve read has said that it’s an STD. Therefore, it is not going to be spread by casual classroom contact like measles or chicken pox is.

    It should be voluntary, not mandatory.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    December 20th, 2007
    at 10:30 am

    This is not about mandating the vax. It’s about playing semantic games to accuse the FDA of lying about the cause of cervical cancer.

    The only liar here is Adams.

    Comment by
    December 20th, 2007
    at 11:10 am

    Well, I can tell you it isn’t any fun, that’s for sure.

    Dealing with cervical cancer – even in early stages – is far worse than a vax.

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    December 20th, 2007
    at 12:57 pm

    CW, do you live somewhere where parents are not able to opt out of any or all vaccinations?


    Comment by
    Rational Jenn
    December 23rd, 2007
    at 10:57 am

    Besides the fact that this particular STD is responsible for a devastating cancer sometimes, what in the world is wrong with having a vaccine to prevent an STD? Even if HPV didn’t cause cancer, seems like a vax might be a good option that some would choose. At any rate, the attempt by some to twist this around to make it look as if there is something misleading here is beyond misleading itself–it’s fraudulent.

    I don’t think any vaccines should be mandated or even recommended by the government. To receive a vax or not should be an individual health decision.