Creepy CDC Video Promotes HPV Vaccine to ALL Children
The CDC claims HPV, short for Human Papillomavirus, is a common virus in both women and men, and can cause certain cancers. Therefore, the CDC recommends all children ages 11-12 (including boys) be vaccinated for the “common” virus that affects a tiny fraction of the population.
To promote HPV vaccinations the CDC produced a commercial called “Close the Door to Cancer” which uses creepy subliminal tactics. Over-sinister music and a smoke monster climbing on walls, the CDC lists HPV statistics aimed to scare the public toward the vaccine.
Did you notice the music and background shift from menacing to bright-and-sunny when the solution is offered? The subliminals aren’t even subtle.
What’s more, the statistics actually show that an incredibly small amount of people are affected to warrant such a drastic vaccination campaign. According to the claims in the CDC video 14 million Americans get HPV, or about 4.5 percent of the entire population.
Of those 14 million, 26 thousand may get an “HPV-related” cancer. So, quick math, that’s only about .185 percent of the HPV population, or .008 percent of the overall population.
How can they even claim HPV causes “related” cancers when less than 0.2 percent get them? Who knew fraction of a percent is scientific grounds for causation? Additionally, why should everyone take an experimental vaccine when only .008 percent of the entire population may get a related cancer?
Even with these minuscule odds, the CDC refers to them as “common” and recommends all children be vaccinated for HPV to “close the door to cancer”.
This CDC video seems more like a commercial sponsored by Gardasil, mimicking their website: “One HPV vaccine—Gardasil—is recommended by doctors and health experts for boys at age 11-12 years old.”
Also of note, the YouTube video has very curious statistics: nearly 1 million views with only 65 likes and 45 dislikes, and four comments? This appears to be manipulated activity.
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