This Won’t Hurt A Bit

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Host William Campbell meets anti-HPV vaccine activist Steve Hinks.

William writes:

Steve is a spokemsan for the UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters, an organisation similar to the anti-Gardasil vaccine group REGRET in Ireland. We talk in detail about his claims about the vaccine, and I examine the evidence for what he’s saying

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9 thoughts on “This Won’t Hurt A Bit

  1. curmudgeon

    That man always does his hopmework and has some amount of patience. I just wished he’d go for harder targets, the public servants union rep proved a tough opponent, this one just falls under the “dangerous loons” category.

  2. Alors

    “And my immune system is pretty good as a result.
    If there was a vaccine that would protect against all cancers at all ages, adults would be screaming for it. Nearest thing we have is regular cycling, which in a Glasgow University study of commuting has been shown to cut the chance of contracting cancer by 45%.

    1. Cian

      Yeah, ’cause if you cycle in Glasgow you’ll die in an accident long before you’re old enough to get cancer!

      1. Alors

        Hah! Study was all over Britain, but conducted by University of Glasgow.

        https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/british-study-finds-commuting-bike-can-cut-heart-disease-and-cancer.html

        https://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1456

        “263 450 participants (106 674 (52%) women; mean age 52.6), recruited from 22 sites across the UK. The exposure variable was the mode of transport used (walking, cycling, mixed mode v non-active (car or public transport)) to commute to and from work on a typical day.
        “Conclusions Cycle commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD, cancer, and all cause mortality. Walking commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD independent of major measured confounding factors. Initiatives to encourage and support active commuting could reduce risk of death and the burden of important chronic conditions.”

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