Originally Posted by Otto
I'm failing to see the scandal here
Because comparing Gardasil to a "saline placebo"* would show that Gardasil had a lot of adverse reactions. But if you compare Gardasil to an aluminum shot, the difference in adverse reactions won't be as much. Most in the control groups got aluminum shots. Only a small fraction got "saline placebo." It's almost as if they did that just for show. But instead of showing the difference in adverse reactions between Gardasil and "saline placebo," they lump the "saline placebo" in with the aluminum shots, making it look like Gardasil doesn't cause many adverse reactions compared to the control group.
* The "saline placebo" in the Gardasil safety studies is not actually saline. It is the carrier solution, which means everything in Gardasil except the HPV virus and aluminum. This is not indicated in the package insert. It is buried in an obscure FDA document. Read this article for more information. http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/05/a...guardians.html
Also, here is the Gardasil package insert. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Biologi.../UCM111263.pdf