Tagged: HPV

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

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

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