Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bill Gates Chimes In On Vaccine-Autism Debacle

Now here's a man who knows something about the population health benefits of immunization, and he appears sincerely angry about the damage done by Dr Andrew Wakefield and followers. Click the video below. Read the transcript of his interview with Sanjay Gupta on CNN.

The fraud doesn't end with autism. Along the fringes of the hyperbaric community we often hear about the treatment of so-called Gardasil injuries. Gardasil is the brand name of one of the vaccines that protects against human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. The other brand name is Cervarix. Casually, some HBOT practitioners have approached us, and said, "Well, we're seeing a lot of Gardasil injuries lately." Then they go tell the local TV health beat reporter.

Such scaremongering is a menace to the public health. We urge any patient or parent who wants to get the facts and weigh the evidence on the HPV vaccine to go straight to the Vaccine Safety section of the CDC website. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention operate the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to track side effects and adverse events following vaccination. See for yourself how vigilant and transparent the medical community and the CDC have been since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006. Physicians who suspect adverse events following vaccination should pursue the matter through these proper channels.

O2.0 is the news blog of HyperbaricLink, the independent web guide to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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