The Biskeptical Podcast #22: Big Bird Meets Big Pharma

Today on the show we find out how Sesame Street is a shill for Big Pharma with the introduction of the new autistic character Julia. We also go over where this whole idea that vaccines cause autism came from, why the anti-vaxx movement is basically ableism, and why it’s better to have a nonverbal child than a dead child.

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  1. Ivan Tod says

    Study: Black Women who are Vaccinated with Gardasil are Vaccinated Against the Wrong Strains.
    Moshella died after Gardasil vaccination, 5 April 2008, her first day on the job at Trinity Home Health Care.

    Health Impact News Editor Comments:

    The highly controversial Gardasil vaccine has now been found to be completely worthless for African American women, by scientists at Duke University School of Medicine. Apparently this fact will not stop doctors and nurses from continuing to vaccinate them, however.

    I wonder how the parents and friends of Moshella Roberts feel about this news, knowing now that she died needlessly from a vaccine that she never needed?
    Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Prevent Cancer in African Americans

    by PRWeb News Release


    Black women who get vaccinated with the HPV vaccine Gardasil “may not prevent cervical cancer in African American women.” Scientists at the Duke University School of Medicine discovered that African American women carry HPV strains not found in the Gardasil vaccine. Gardasil, which is produced by Merck and can be administered to anyone aged 9 through 26, includes the HPV 16, 18, 6, and 11 strains only, while African Americans were shown to have the HPV 31, 35, 45, 56, 58, 66, and 68 strains.

    During the study, researchers found that “White participants carried strains 16, 18, 33, 39, and 59, whereas Black participants carried strains 31, 35, 45, 56, 58, 66, and 68 (1).” Note that these two sets of strains are completely different. Thus, Black women who are vaccinated with Gardasil are vaccinated against the wrong strains.

    Study co-author Adriana Vidal said, “Since African-American women don’t seem to be getting the same subtypes of HPV with the same frequency, the vaccines aren’t helping all women equally.”

    Cathrine Hoyo, another study author, said “We may want to rethink how we develop these vaccines, given that African-Americans tend to be underrepresented in clinical trials.”

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