Health authorities and the media relentlessly repeat the mantra that vaccines are unequivocally safe, and many uninformed consumers cling to this mantra like a lifeboat. More often than not, however, consumers know little or nothing about the vaccine safety testing process and assume that vaccine manufacturers and regulatory institutions have exercised due diligence in ensuring that vaccines are as safe as possible.
Prior to receiving the HPV vaccine in 2011, Rikke Viborg of Denmark was a normal, healthy and active pre-teen. So, when her doctor suggested she be vaccinated with Gardasil, the HPV vaccine developed by Merck and recommended by the Danish public health system for girls her age, her parents saw no reason to question its safety or necessity.
On April 6th in Leipsig, Germany, we (CMSRI) will be sponsoring our 4th International Symposium on Vaccines at the 10th International Congress on Autoimmunity, where experts from around the globe will be discussing new research that conclusively links vaccines to autoimmune diseases in prone individuals. By all accounts, this is an historic step towards unlocking the causes behind today’s epidemic of autoimmune illnesses like MS, Parkinsons, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism.