Why The Cervical
Cancer Vaccine Is A Scandal
There are two simple reasons why I don't like vaccines.
The first is that they are so dangerous that in my considered,
professional opinion they do more harm than good. I know the majority of doctors
don't agree with me but I'd like to see all vaccination programmes stopped. (To
balance this, I reckon my record on predicting health disasters is probably
greater than that of the majority of doctors.)
The second, is that
vaccines often fail to do what they are supposed to do - prevent
Drug companies, doctors and politicians love vaccines for all
the wrong reasons. Vaccines are enormously profitable and they can provide some
community protection. But for the individual who receives a vaccination the
downside is, in my view, greater than the potential advantage.
already give children vast numbers of vaccines. (Just how much damage all these
vaccines do when they mix together in a growing body is, of course, a
But scientists are always searching for new
The latest, announced this week but talked about for years, is
a vaccine which is supposed to provide protection against cervical
And the scandal is that experts are talking about giving the
vaccine not just to girls but also to boys.
Why is this a scandal?
Well, since they don't have cervices, boys don't get cervical
They will be given the vaccine purely to protect women from the
What are the future risks with a vaccine against cervical
I have no idea.
And I don't believe that anyone else knows
I believe it may be decades before we find out.
thing I do know, the health and lives of boys who are given the vaccine will be
put at risk not for their benefit but specifically and exclusively for the
benefit of others.
And that is scary, Big Brother medicine.
in my view, a major health scandal.
You can read more about
vaccines in Vernon Coleman's book Superbody, published by EMJ books and
available from the shop on this website. Superbody is also available from
other bookshops everywhere - and of course from public libraries.
11th September 2006
Copyright Vernon Coleman 2006