(NaturalNews) National Public Radio (NPR) is where many liberals go to get what they consider the real news, especially with the program All Things Considered. Despite its warm and fuzzy veneer that supports classical music and some jazz as well as many of the issues that are near and dear to most liberals, NPR is National Propaganda Radio — just milder.
And despite more amicable “discussion” among its talking heads to make it all so more in-depth and intellectual, it does not openly discuss issues of importance to the health of everyone, such as GMOs and vaccines.
NPR’s latest one-sided reporting atrocity was from the program All Things Considered, which lamented over the slow uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among USA girls: Only 33% of girls surveyed and 7% of boys have managed the three shots necessary for complete HPV coverage.
The written NPR column that parrots the radio broadcast “Parents And Teens Aren’t Up To Speed On HPV Risks, Doctors Say,” mentioned two reasons why parents weren’t so enthusiastic: They weren’t sure of the vaccine’s effectiveness or its safety.
But that article went on to assure those uncertain of either effectiveness or safety that the CDC gives an affirmative to both. How nice that NPR carries the CDC’s falsehood-laden water. That’s part of being liberal — nice. But the comments that berated parents who were holding back weren’t too nice, and they had a lot of likes.
Seems like pro-vaccination folks can be mean-spirited and stupid even while cloaked as liberals.
What NPR failed to examine or mention even one tiny bit
Let’s start with the safety issue and the CDC’s own Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, focusing on Merck’s HPV vaccine Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline’s more recently introduce HPV vaccine Cervarix.
From the National Vaccine Information Center:
“As of Dec. 13, 2013, there were a total of 29,918 vaccine reaction reports made to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) associated with Gardasil vaccinations, including 140 deaths.
“There were a total of 2,652 vaccine adverse reaction reports made to VAERS associated with Cervarix vaccinations, including 13 deaths. (Merck’s Gardasil vaccine, which was the first HPV vaccine licensed in the U.S., has the majority of the HPV vaccine market in the U.S.).”
So by the end of 2013, there were 153 deaths reported to VAERS among the other 32,570 total reported adverse events which include: Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS); facial paralysis; brain inflammation; rheumatoid arthritis; lupus; blood clots; optic neuritis; multiple sclerosis; strokes; heart and other serious health problems such as chronic fatigue, seizures and neurological disorders, most of which occurred within 24 hours after one or all of the three shots required.
What’s amazing is that few know about VAERS. Some simply report their tragedies directly to blogs frequented by concerned mothers such as TruthAboutGardasil.org or others.
VAERS is not mandatory, so those who administer the shots can ignore someone dropping dead at his or her feet and that’s okay, it’s within the “standard of practice.”
It’s estimated that only from 1 to 10% of adverse events from vaccinations even get reported. Let’s compromise with 5%. That means 20 times what’s reported may have actually occurred. Seems that many have a right to be concerned about the HPV vaccine’s safety.
Regarding its effectiveness as a promoted “anti-cancer vaccine,” the type of cancer, cervical, that may evolve from the human papillomavirus is a long shot. Cervical cancer has been greatly reduced by pap smear checks, which many who get the three HPV shots may ignore, thinking they’re immune, even though it’s recommended they continue.
The human papillomavirus can cause genital warts, and in up to 90 percent of cases they clear up within two years. And all the viral strains involved are not represented in either HPV vaccine anyway. So this is a totally unnecessary vaccine with dubious protection. It takes years for cervical cancer to develop, and the vaccines had been tested for two years.
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has a petition lined up for you to send to NPR about their one-sided report. The petition includes a recording of the broadcast and has more ammunition not included in this report, which may motivate you more to submit their petition from here.