http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/09/13/140445104/pediatricians-fact-check-bachmanns-bashing-of-hpv-vaccine?sc=fb&cc=fp Finally a unifying issue- ignorance and apocryphal fears over Public Health. If the HPV Vaccine caused promiscuous in young girls Warren Jeffs would have made it a sacrament. One of the leading proponents of the anti-vaccination movement, Jenny McCarthy, began her career as a nude Playmate of the Year– not as a biologist. McCarthy blames her child’s autism on vaccinations– rather than her genetic makeup. Perhaps McCarthy thinks hard work and astute environmental observation is the primary reason she rose to fame. To the best of my knowledge she has also failed to investigate any link between autism and her former hard charging lifestyle. I know this is one of my obsessions- inoculations aren’t about your precious bundle of specialness, it’s about herd safety. As many as 6% of Parents in Washington State have “opted out” on vaccinations; Putting at risk the lives of thousands of children who are too young for inoculation from various diseases. I know I’m essentializing people- but I suspect many of these “opt out” types also protest against KMart carrying ammunition and then some more from the other side believe Blue HelmetUN Roundup squads are keeping track of their guns. I guess I could support people who “opt” to store jerry cans of gasoline in the kitchen and drunk drivers who opt to risk their own lives. I’m sure seat belt laws promote reckless driving and that building codes are unwarranted government interference.Good News! Scientists Confirm HPV Vaccine Won’t Turn Teens Into Sluts
The once-taboo word enters heavy sitcom rotation. If this is a victory for women, why don’t the jokes seem funnier?
- Michele Bachmann, the HPV vaccine and the Republican landscape (guardian.co.uk)
- HPV Vaccine’s Tricky Ethics (thedailybeast.com)
- Herd Immunity In Action: HPV Vaccine [erv] (scienceblogs.com)
- HPV Vaccine Is Already Leading to ‘Herd Immunity’ [HPV] (jezebel.com)
A vaccine introduced a decade ago to combat the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer has already reduced the virus’s prevalence in teenage girls by almost two-thirds, federal researchers said Monday.