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Constitutional challenge to National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act rejected in Gardasil lawsuits

Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss examines a constitutional challenge to the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act amidst Gardasil lawsuits. The court ruled the Act constitutional, limiting plaintiffs’ claims against Merck to failure to warn doctors about certain side effects. This decision likely prompts plaintiffs’ appeal with slim chances of success.

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Christoper Exley whines about placebos and the HPV vaccine

Christopher “Aluminum” Exley criticizes HPV vaccine trials for lacking proper placebos and questions the safety due to aluminum adjuvants. This critique is based on flawed research published in low-impact journals. Extensive, peer-reviewed studies demonstrate the HPV vaccine’s safety, debunking Exley’s and co-author Lucija Tomljenovic’s claims, who have a history of spreading anti-vaccine misinformation.

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HPV vaccine reduces the risks of cancer for men and women

A large cohort study showcased at the ASCO meeting demonstrates that the HPV vaccine significantly reduces cancer risks associated with human papillomavirus in both men and women. Vaccinated individuals exhibited lower incidences of various cancers, proving the vaccine’s effectiveness and safety, despite anti-vaccine claims. This finding reinforces the vaccine’s life-saving potential.

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Debunking RFK Jr and Hooker’s book “Vax-Unvax” – Part 5, HPV vax

In this article, Dr. Frank Han critically reviews the misrepresentations in Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brian Hooker’s book regarding the HPV vaccine. The book claims the vaccine’s approval was rushed and ineffective against various health issues, contradicting established scientific evidence. Dr. Han, utilizing his expertise, refutes these allegations one by one, emphasizing the vaccine’s proven effectiveness in preventing HPV-related cancers. The book frequently misinterprets data, misunderstands medical procedures, and ignores significant clinical evidence, showcasing a lack of credible scientific understanding by its authors.

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Judge in Gardasil lawsuit throws out most claims

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, a law professor and vaccination policy expert, discusses a federal judge’s recent decision in the Gardasil lawsuit, which barred several claims against Merck as preempted by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act but permitted discovery to proceed on claims involving failure to warn the plaintiffs’ doctors and fraudulent concealment. This pivotal ruling reduced the scope of the plaintiffs’ cases, originally marked by broad allegations, to more specific claims of deficient warnings to healthcare providers and concealed risks, despite substantial evidence against the alleged harms of the HPV vaccine.

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The Trump school vaccine plan will be a public health catastrophe

Donald Trump threatens to defund schools implementing vaccine mandates, possibly risking a public health catastrophe by endangering vaccine rates for diseases like measles, which is highly contagious and potentially fatal. Historically, school vaccine mandates have been crucial in nearly eradicating diseases such as polio and maintaining high childhood vaccination rates in the USA. The potential repeal of mandates could lead to outbreaks, strain hospital resources, and have severe health and economic impacts. Leading experts strongly oppose the plan, forewarning of its dire consequences.

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HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer in women

A Scottish study found that the HPV vaccine is highly effective in preventing cervical cancer, with zero cases among women vaccinated at ages 12-13. The vaccine also significantly reduces cancer risk when given later, with three-dose protocols. The findings bolster the importance of early vaccination to combat HPV-related cancers.