I will admit I have been known (before kids) to take a road trip to Vegas. I really get into the action at the Craps tables and have made some serious cash at Black Jack. But there are some gambles I can’t imagine. I will admit that Progressive Parenting has never been a big promoter of vaccines, but after stumbling upon the following video and doing some research, we at Progressive Parenting were appalled. On this Monday’s show, I will be interviewing Ryan Richardson and his brother, David, who are currently starting production on the film documentary ”One More Girl”. This film will cover the controversial vaccine Guardisil and it’s alleged side-effects which could include over 88 deaths.
We found we aren’t the only ones thinking that parents need to know ALL the facts before they go running to give this vaccine to their girls. Even ABC News’ Chief Medical Editor Dr. Timothy Johnson said;
“ Today’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) contains two articles – and an excellent editorial – addressing the question of whether the benefits of the Gardasil vaccine outweigh its risks. The vaccine is designed to prevent infection by two strains of the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus); these strains are said to account for about 70% of cervical cancer cases. The vaccine is now recommended for 11-12 year old girls before they become sexually active. For the first time in my career, I cannot recommend a vaccine for its intended population — in this case, young girls. Therefore I am going to say that any parent considering this vaccine for their daughter should read the editorial in JAMA and then talk to their doctor before deciding.”
Even the CBS Evening News Katie Couric’s Blog, Couric & Co had this to say about the vaccine:
There is likely still a lot to be learned about the ultimate benefits and risks of this relatively new vaccine. Since the test subjects are young, it will be decades before a large group of them reaches the age at which women typically get cervical cancer. Which means it may be a long time before we know the vaccine’s true real world effectiveness when it comes to preventing cervical cancer. In the meantime, public health officials say they will closely monitor any emerging side effect trends. Hopefully, this vaccine will prove to be the lifesaver everyone would like for it to be.
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