It looks like the makers of Gardasil are trying to double its market. A full court press media campaign is beginning, to try and convince us there is data that supports an increase in cancer due to the HPV virus, which is linked to sexual activity. However, instead of fear mongering to the parents of teen girls, they have set their sights on boys, which will double their market for the vaccine. This all comes after it was approved for boys in 2009.
According to Reuters:
The number of head and neck cancers linked to a virus spread by oral sex is rising rapidly and suggests boys as well as girls should be offered protection through vaccination, doctors said Friday.
“Sexual transmission of HPV — primarily through orogenital intercourse — might be the reason for the increase in incidence of HPV related oropharyngeal carcinoma,” wrote Mehanna.
There is absolutely no way the drug manufacturer could have conducted the studies needed to make any of these claims for this drug or for the rise in cancer rates due to HPV. Since the vaccine is only a few years old, where are the clinical trials for boys(or girls for that matter) that show the long term evidence of saftey or effectiveness.
Please make sure you understand what you’re injecting your kids with.