I don't understand Japanese, but I can tell you that the video is not pleasant. (Also, not pleasant is the title of the Washington Post article. Why are these people being called antivaxers? They obviously got the vaccine in the first place, didn't they? Why don't we give the vaccine-injured people a break for once and actually listen to them, while withholding the name-calling. Good grief.)
Now we're getting somewhere...“I forever regret having my daughter get the vaccination. I wish I could suffer for her,” said Miyako Hagiwara, whose 15-year-old daughter, Hisui, began to develop symptoms such as severe headaches, nausea and numbness in the hands and legs after being vaccinated in 2013.
“I want many people to know what’s going on so that victims don’t feel isolated,” Hagiwara told the Mainichi newspaper this month. She is the representative in Shizuoka for the Japan Cervical Cancer Vaccination Sufferers' Organization, which has 400 members nationwide.
This month, Medwatcher Japan, a group set up to “monitor and prevent drug-induced disasters,” will host a conference titled "Problems with the HPV Vaccine.”
The ministry this year surveyed 1,739 patients who had received the vaccine and found that 186 were still experiencing side effects, including headaches, fatigue and muscle weakness.
In 135 of the cases, the problems were so severe that they interfered with daily activities, including school and work, Japanese news agencies reported. An unspecified number reportedly had lost their ability to walk.
The Health Ministry will begin paying benefits to those affected — but “only in cases where a clear link exists or cannot be denied,” Kyodo News reported.
Question for provaxers who have been defending this vaccine: 11 (at least) girls have been found to "undeniably" become injured after the vaccine. I thought the vaccine was safe and caused no issues, so is there an explanation as to these undeniable cases? Or is it that the vaccine is just not safe. (By the way, I'm sure there are more girls who the vaccine injured considering the number coming forth, as it's very likely that the measurements used to establish whether or not the vaccine caused injury may be too narrow. I'm not sure what parameters they are using to determine that information.)The ministry recently declared that there was an “undeniable causal relationship” in the case of 11 girls who had been vaccinated and went on to suffer health issues. They now receive about $300 a month each in compensation from the government.