References for tonight’s Inside Health


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and the unbelievable press release. here. It’s nonsense. We need good information to make choices, not nonsense statistics and scaremongering.

Press Release: For immediate release


The “world’s most dangerous vaccine” now being offered to our teenage daughters

[PRESSWIRE] London, United Kingdom – 01.10.12 — From last month (September), British schoolgirls from the age of 12 upwards are being offered a new vaccine to protect against cervical cancer. Gardasil is replacing Cervarix as the NHS’s vaccine of choice to combat HPV (human papillomavirus), which causes the cancer.

But research by the health magazine, What Doctors Don’t Tell You (WDDTY), reveals that Gardasil is officially the world’s most dangerous vaccine. And the UK government isn’t telling parents the truth about a vaccine that has been responsible for at least 100 deaths and thousands of life-destroying disabilities in the US.

WDDTY challenges the government to answer:

• why the UK has so readily embraced Gardasil when take-up has slumped by a third in the US following thousands of reports of adverse reactions, including death
• why our drug regulators are being so lax when America’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has enforced stronger warnings on the vaccine’s packaging, and is investigating a new reaction known as ‘immunotoxicity’ where the whole immune system is affected
• why the UK has accepted a vaccine that has been rejected by India after an early trial, funded by Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, led to the deaths of seven young girls and another 120 suffered debilitating side effects
• why the UK government is wasting NHS resources and money on a vaccine that may save just 40 lives in the UK. Overall, an HPV vaccine may protect against 137 new cases of the cancer. Despite the publicity, especially following the death of Big Brother star Jade Goody, cervical cancer is a rare disease, and one that doesn’t even feature in the list of the 10 most common cancers.

Gardasil is officially the world’s most dangerous vaccine, according to figures collated by the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Of the 75 vaccines monitored, Gardasil is responsible for 20 per cent of all side effects reported by doctors. By the end of 2011, VAERS had recorded 18,727 adverse events, 1,498 of them serious, and 68 deaths related to Gardasil. Parent groups put the figures higher: one group, Sanevax, claims adverse events total 27,023, while the website claims more than 100 girls have died after being vaccinated.

“The government is playing fast and loose with British parents and their daughters. They are not being given all the facts so they can make a proper informed decision”, says WDDTY editor Lynne McTaggart.


WDDTY is a new magazine, available every month on news-stands, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, WH Smith, and independent newsagents. Its editorial panel includes 12 leading doctors and experts. Price: £3.95.

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7 Responses to “References for tonight’s Inside Health”

  1. Joseph October 3, 2012 at 3:37 am #

    You were great on Inside Health. This type of quackery is very popular in the US where I live. It seems this is because people rightly know the FDA is corrupt and headed up by former Big Pharma lobbyists and CEO’s, etc. But when people throw the baby out with the bathwater and distrust all evidence based medicine its a problem. Anyways, I really enjoyed hearing you give that woman a mouthful.

  2. David McNay October 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    You were great on Inside Health, keep up the good work. Sadly this type of ‘We are only trying to tell people the facts’ quackery is very difficult to defend against, but you did a great job not getting drawn into her points and keeping the debate on the real facts.

    P.s. Your picking their refs apart most have of worked, as they have corrupted the ref in their current Flouride in water woo to link to nothing!

  3. steve October 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    What I don’t understand is that WDDTY is being openly sold in the UK and, having read it, it’s clearly full of unsubstantiated claims. I thought there were laws against this in the UK when it came to making health claims, paticularly in relation to cancer therapy? Am I wrong?

  4. Malvolio October 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    What cancer therapy claims is WDDTY making?

  5. steve October 3, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Hi Malvolio – Here’s a few examples of their headlines (and, sorry, but it’s no excuse to say that they are just printing personal testimonies – that’s just a coward’s cop out – like the gossip rags and their “impeccable sources”).


    “I beat my breast cancer through diet”

    “Aloe vera gets rid of skin cancer”

    “Low cost home cure for breast cancer”

    “I found a non-invasive cure for my [advanced invasive breast] cancer”

    “Screening [for cancer] doesn’t work”

    “Good nutrition cured my breast cancer”

    “Chemo: basically it doesn’t work”

    “Thinking the cancer away”

    “[breast cancer] A preventable disease”

    “Radiotherapy – cancer cure or time bomb”

    “Chemo-caused cancer”

    Do you think that counts as responsible journalism and reasonable claims?

  6. Paul Farr October 4, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    You were absolutely inspirational on radio 4. Keep up the good fight

  7. alison October 4, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Game, set and match to you on ‘Inside Health’ this week. Brava!