During the segment, which aired on December 4, Couric interviewed two mothers whose daughters were injured or killed following vaccination with Gardasil. One of the mothers, Emily Tarsell, talked about how her daughter Christina died in bed not long after getting vaccinated with Gardasil, which a follow-up investigation revealed to be an adverse reaction to the shot. The other mother, Rosemary Mathis, director of the HPV-truth organization SaneVax, Inc., told how her daughter developed a strange chronic illness post-Gardasil.
Couric also gave some airtime to Dr. Diane M. Harper, M.D., one of the developers of the HPV vaccine who, in the process of defending the vaccine, admitted on air that more than 70 previously healthy young girls are known to have died from neurological reactions after getting the jab. As you may recall from previous reports, Dr. Harper received funding from both Merck and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to develop the two HPV vaccines currently on the market, Gardasil and Cervarix, so it is quite telling that she would make such admissions publicly.
Vaccine industry unleashes wrath on Couric for telling truth about Gardasil
It is important to note that nothing presented during the segment was in any way inaccurate or sensationalized. In fact, Couric's bravery in presenting a side of the HPV vaccine story that is rarely, if ever, told on mainstream television is a breath of fresh air in a world choked by the fumes of industry propaganda. But Couric's deviation from the status quo with regard to HPV vaccines -- the rest of the news media would have us all believe that HPV vaccines are undeniably safe in every regard -- is costing her in terms of her career and reputation.
Ridiculous headlines like "Is Katie Couric the Next Jenny McCarthy?" and "Why is Katie Couric Promoting Vaccine Skeptics?" are popping up all over the web. Some so-called news outlets are even declaring Couric's career to be "over," all because she made the courageous decision to give a voice to those whose families have been harmed or killed by a vaccine that even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on record admitting does not prevent cervical cancer.
"As for efficacy, more than 100 strains of HPV exist, 30 of them are associated with cervical cancer, and the vaccines (Gardasil and Cervarix) target just two types -- numbers 16 and 18," writes Maressa Brown for The Stir. "[B]ecause slow-growing cervical cancer takes ages to develop, any vaccine would need to be 100 percent effective for at least 15 years to truly prevent the disease," she adds, noting that Gardasil admittedly loses its efficacy after just five years.
Add to this the nearly 150 deaths and more than 32,000 adverse events associated with Gardasil, and it becomes clear that Couric made the responsible choice to warn her viewers about the potential dangers associated with the vaccine. But she rustled a lot of feathers in the process, which sadly could spell the end of her career in mainstream journalism.
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