The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has issued a bulletin claiming to answer early doubts about the HPV vaccine.(1) It doesn't, of course, answer the real issue. The vaccine has been sold as a cancer preventive. However, whether it actually prevents cancer can be found nowhere in the article. Instead, the question answered is whether the vaccine prevents HPV infections.
The article starts with the misleading statement, "Cervical cancer is the second most deadly cancer in women worldwide." While that's true worldwide, in the United States and other industrialized nations, it's far from the truth. Cervical cancer is one of the most easily detected and treated, with a resultant low rate of death.
That statement is misleading in another sense, since the article does not address whether cervical cancers have been shown to be reduced by the vaccine.
It then goes on to state, "The discovery that human papillomaviruses (HPV) are responsible for cervical cancer initiation..." This is simply not true. A correlation between HPV and cervical cancer has been shown. However, no cause and effect has ever been documented. It is, though, convenient because it's allowed an extremely expensive—not to mention dangerous—vaccine to be pushed.
No Proof that HPV Causes Cervical Cancer
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) acknowledges that:
...at least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives.(2)
Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.