When the news came out about the new "vaccine", Gardasil, I was skeptical. Out of the blue comes a vaccine for cervical cancer and it was going to be mandatory to have all young girls given it. WARNING WARNING WARNING. Mandatory? Out of the blue? My very first thoughts were that it was a boon for the drug industry because they would be making a lot of money on this.
Then the ads start appearing. I listened closely to what was said, the fine print if you will, and it made me think the vaccine could be nothing but a placebo and there would be no way to prove it. (So what if the FDA approved it... that means absolutely nothing.)
The ads stated that the vaccine was not a treatment for cervical cancer. I have no problem with that. I don't know of any vaccine that is used in a pre-existing disease.
Then it states that it does not protect against ALL cervical cancers.... so you'd best keep being checked for it.
And it does not work on ALL people. So if someone who had the vaccine came down with cervical cancer... well hey, they were just one of the few that the vaccine didn't work on. ??? Prove otherwise, if you can.
There is an editoral in the New England Journal of Medicine regarding this vaccine. You can find it here. (And there have been 18 deaths associated with this vaccine.)
This is just another situation where my initial reaction to something has proven to be valid. My confidence in my intuition is certainly improving. But I am so glad someone in the medical community is speaking out about it... raising questions, because you certainly can't trust the drug companies.