Tagged: gardasil

HPV vaccination syndrome: Surely extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Pt 1. - Diplomatic Immunity

Helen Petousis Harris Sep 23, 2015

I really do think that the latest proposed “HPV vaccination syndrome” is an extraordinary claim that requires some evidence proportionate to its absurdity. Actually some evidence would be a start. However a piece in the journal Clinical Rheumatology appears to have escaped what normally passes as scientific peer review and got received, revised and accepted in less than … Read More

HPV vaccine Gardasil – seriously good data reinforce its safety - Diplomatic Immunity

Helen Petousis Harris Aug 29, 2015

The quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine called Gardasil is putting on a bloody good show and NO, it doesn’t cause THAT! Despite strong evidence demonstrating effectiveness against a range of cancers and genital warts and robust data supporting its safety a bunch of silly rumours threaten to derail efforts to get our young women vaccinated. By the way boys should also … Read More

Dr Kelly Brogan and the case of the misplaced science - Diplomatic Immunity

Helen Petousis Harris Aug 20, 2013

Cornell and MIT educated Dr Kelly Brogan appears to subscribe to a range of standard anti-vaccination pseudoscience propaganda which is particularly disappointing considering the education she claims to have. This month The Healthy Home Economist published an article by Dr Kelly Brogan on Gardasil  who has recently produced a number of articles on vaccination in on-line forums. Read More

More pseudo-scientific garbage from Tomljenovic and Shaw - Diplomatic Immunity

Helen Petousis Harris May 02, 2013

Persistent misuse of passively reported data – rat bags will always be rat bags but in the peer review and editorial process there is no excuse. The Annals of Medicine are the latest (vaguely respectable but not to be confused with The Annals of Internal Medicine) journal to publish the mischievous works of Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher Shaw. Yet again the core tenet of the … Read More

IAS Complaint Part 2: Gardasil Horrors — Horrific Reasoning - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Oct 12, 2011

Continuing my series of extracts from the IAS charity complaint. This one focuses on the Gardasil vaccine and the paranoia that has arisen around it. I have included a link to the article but for convenience I have reproduced here the parts that I refer to in the complaint. Gardasil Horrors Posted April 6, 2011 [...] … Read More

Anti-Vaccine Charities — Is there any Quality control on Charities? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Oct 11, 2011

I haven’t really been writing much lately, for this blog at least. Much that is due to simple procrastination but earlier this year my free time was spent doing something equally stimulating. Back in July I submitted a complaint to the New Zealand Charities Commission, which they (allegedly) are currently investigating, about the Immunisation Awareness [...] … Read More

Should we be rethinking the HPV vaccination strategy? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jun 22, 2011

A study just published in the Lancet suggests that Australia’s cervical cancer vaccination programme is already showing signs of success, with a decrease in the number of high-grade cervical abnormalities in vaccinated girls under 18. To quickly recap, the human papilloma virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection which causes cervical cancer in women. A number of countries, including … Read More

Vaccination fear-mongering - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Apr 11, 2011

“Parents fear toddler’s illness result of vaccine” says the NZ Herald. “Wrongly injected toddler fights leukaemia” says the Waikato Times. Chace Topperwien was incorrectly given the Gardasil vaccine as a six week old baby. Now just shy of his second birthday he has been diagnosed with acute myaloid leukaemia (AML). Gardasil is a vaccine against types … Read More

’I’m not a Scientist but …’; Dissection of an antivaxxer’s argument - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 03, 2010

By Michael Edmonds When Darcy at Sciblogs mentioned that it was Vaccine Awareness Week and that some posts on vaccines would be helpful I wasn’t quite sure if I could contribute as my background is chemistry not immunology. However, given the amount of mis-information around about what goes into vaccines I thought perhaps I could … Read More

Inaccurate reporting of scientific evidence perpetuates myths - Guest Work

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 15, 2010

A guest post from the Immunisation Advisory Centre, following recent reports in the press questioning the safety of the Gardasil vaccine. Recently we have seen more examples of vaccine safety surveillance data being misinterpreted by both members of the public and the media.  This misinterpretation of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) data can perpetuate fear and confusion … Read More