As one whose wife died from cervical cancer at just 41 years of age, leaving me with three small children, I wholeheartedly SUPPORT any vaccine that will lower the incidence of this horrible cancer by 70%. I do not wish on anyone the pain my wife and her family went through.
As with ANY vaccine or medication, there will always be someone who gets an adverse reaction. But this must be placed in perspective. The total quantity of those harms is much LESS than those not getting the vaccine.
Sure government heavyhandedness is oppressive but I guarantee REGRET would be even more painful if your daughter gets cervical cancer just because you were afraid the risks of the vaccine, despite a thousand or million times less than the disease, would harm her. Sure it is entirely possible your daughter may be one of the rare cases who is harmed by the vaccine, but the odds are significant against it.
I spoke to my late wife’s oncologist shortly after Gardasil came out and he told me boys should also get the vaccine since it will also drastically lessen the likelihood of penile, anal, and other cancers. They were apparently still undergoing long-term trials and weren’t ready to start mass inoculations.
One thing’s for sure, if and when ANY vaccine is developed that will prevent my children from getting cancer or heart disease or malaria or any other fatal disease that I will be among the first to obtain them. I’ve seen too much pain and suffering in my life to do otherwise.
I’m sorry about your wife Edward, and it seems that those of us who have watched loved ones die from this dreaded disease aren’t quite sure what to make of those who flippantly disregard the benefits of preventing someone from going through it.
So have I. Which is why I am taking Vitamin D3.
This vaccine doesn’t reduce ANYTHING by 70%!
It has MARGINAL impact on 11% of the HPV viruses.
70% of 11% is statistically insignificant!
It does NOT warrent the risks it poses on all of the young girls who are being encouraged to take it!