[BPSDB]I have previously covered the Daily Mail’s attempts to whip up fear over the HPV vaccine. When Natalie Morton tragically died shortly after receiving this vaccine, certain elements in the antivaxx movement must have thought Christmas had come early.
The Daily Mail led the charge with an appalling piece by David Martin which linked the vaccine and her death and gave huge prominence to Jackie Fletcher of JABS.
It turns out that Natalie Morton had a chest tumour and it would appear that it was this that killed her. Have the Daily Mail issued a retraction? Of course not. Instead they have quietly edited the article, Ministry of Truth style, to remove the extensive rehash of the JABS line and generally pretend they never said what they said – the current incarnation is here.
“the sudden death of Coventry schoolgirl Natalie Morton after a jab against cervical cancer highlights the reality that the vaccination programmes are not without their risks.”
So the Mail continues to give the impression that Natalie Morton’s death was caused by the vaccine despite the fact that it is becoming clear that she died of other causes? Why?
A clue might be found in the fact that the Mail frequently refers to the vaccine as the “promiscuity jab” – claiming that by eliminating one of the risks associated with sexual activity, teenage girls will be encouraged to have sex. The Mail disapproves of sex outside marriage and evidently wish it to potentially carry the death penalty. According to Halvorsen “only” 911 women per year die of cervical cancer. This vaccine would prevent 70% of them: 638 deaths per year. If the Mail get ther way and succeed in getting this vaccine banned, over a human lifetime they will be resposible for close to 50,000 needless deaths. Not something I’d want on my conscience.