Katie Couric’s program today is shamefully featuring something called the “HPV Vaccine Controversy.” I use scare quotes because there is no controversy. The HPV Vaccine is a safe way to prevent women from dying of cervical cancer. Full stop.
The HPV vaccine is considered a life-saving cancer preventer … but is it a potentially deadly dose for girls? Meet a mom who claims her daughter died after getting the HPV vaccine, and hear all sides of the HPV vaccine controversy.
“All sides?” Please. There are cranks like Michelle Bachmann on one side and scientists, doctors, and peer reviewed medical journals on the other side.
Here’s what we know about cervical cancer:
-According to the World Health Organization, HPV linked cervical cancer afflicts 529,000 women. 275,000 women die each year from cervical cancer. More than 85% of these deaths are in the developing world.