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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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Hepatitis B virus causes cancer – yes, the vaccine can prevent it

A recent study has shown that the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is linked to various cancers, not just liver cancer. Despite evidence of its danger, anti-vaccine groups oppose the HBV vaccine, which is effective in preventing these cancers. The vaccine, particularly crucial for infants, offers over 20 years of protection and can prevent transmission from asymptomatic carriers. The study also stresses the importance of the vaccine as a cost-effective measure against high-risk, expensive treatments for HBV and associated cancers.

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Refuting a list of anti-vaccine claims and tropes once again

Anti-vaccine claims continue to circulate despite clear refutation with evidence and legal facts. Vaccination programs offer a clear route to compensation for rare adverse events, and vaccines, including the hepatitis B vaccine, remain critical for preventing serious diseases. Ingredients in vaccines are present in safe, low doses, and the rigorous testing standards, such as double-blind placebo studies, ensure vaccine safety and effectiveness. Herd immunity protects against disease spread, which is wrongly attributed to the presence of unvaccinated individuals. Mandatory vaccinations in many countries confirm the global acceptance of vaccines’ health benefits, contrasting with unfounded anti-vaccine allegations.

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More evidence for the safety of COVID mRNA vaccines

An April 2024 report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) refutes any causal link between mRNA COVID vaccines and most severe adverse events. Acknowledging a connection to mild, recoverable myocarditis, it found no evidence of association with other rare adverse events, underscoring the vaccines’ safety.

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Los Angeles public health officials issue measles warnings

The article discusses the recent measles exposure in Los Angeles, emphasizes the disease’s severity, and contrasts LA’s proactive public health response with Florida’s inadequate one. Highlighting measles’ high contagion rate, lack of treatment, and serious complications, it underscores the importance of the MMR vaccine, refuting misconceptions about vaccine safety. The LA County Public Health tracked a measles-infected individual’s movements, advising potentially exposed unvaccinated people to consult healthcare providers and monitor for symptoms.

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COVID vax not linked to sudden deaths in young adults

A study from Oregon Health Authority analyzed cardiac-related deaths among 16 to 30-year-olds, finding no link between mRNA COVID vaccines and sudden cardiac death. Out of 1292 young people’s deaths analyzed, only three had vaccine links, none confirming vaccines as a cause. The vaccine is recommended for those ≥6 months to prevent COVID-19.

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Long COVID cases continue to rise in the USA

Recent data from the US Census Bureau and CDC reveal a spike in long COVID cases into early 2024 compared to October 2023. Long COVID’s ambiguous symptoms, often exacerbated by prior health issues, are challenging to manage with no cure available. Despite vaccines reducing risks, low booster uptake may contribute to the trend, with the latest survey indicating 17.4-17.6% of respondents experiencing long COVID, a significant rise from the previous range of 14-15%. Additionally, a high rate of acute cases in North Carolina correlates with increased long COVID reports.

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mRNA vaccine for pancreatic cancer — excellent long-term results

Recent long-term clinical trial data reveals the personalized mRNA vaccine, cevumeran, elicits a lasting immune response in pancreatic cancer patients, significantly improving recurrence-free survival. The phase 2 trial explores cevumeran’s combined efficacy with chemotherapy, as this approach shows potential to revolutionize treatment for this hard-to-treat cancer, underscoring mRNA vaccines’ role in advancing medical treatments.


Debunking RFK Jr and Brian Hooker’s book “Vax-Unvax” – Part 4

In the final part of a series, Dr. Frank Han debunks myths from “Vax-Unvax: Let the Science Speak,” addressing false links between vaccines and diseases like IBD, autism, and intussusception. He exposes the authors’ cherry-picking and incorrect conclusions, while highlighting science’s commitment to truth, citing extensive studies showing no evidence supporting these claimed associations.