• HPV Vaccine Scandal Affects Cochrane Biased Review as Critics Speak Out in BMJ

    In May 2018, Cochrane, the research organization that bills itself as the “international gold standard for high quality, trusted information,” released a flattering review of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. The Cochrane review methodology involves pulling together data from clinical trials and reviewing the assembled evidence in what is supposed to be a standardized, systematic and neutral manner. In June, we reported that Cochrane’s sources of funding—agencies and foundations that are unwilling to brook any questions about vaccine safety—raise reasonable doubts about Cochrane’s conflicts of interest and ability to remain independent from its funders’ agendas. Now, researchers affiliated with one of Cochrane’s regional member centers (the Nordic Cochrane Centre) and with the Oxford-based Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (OCEBM) have come out with an exhaustive critique of Cochrane’s HPV review, published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. Not mincing their words, the authors state: "We believe that the Cochrane [HPV vaccine] review does not meet the standards for Cochrane reviews or the needs of the citizens or healthcare providers that consult Cochrane reviews to make ‘Informed decisions,’ which…is part of Cochrane’s motto." The Nordic and OCEBM authors make many solid arguments about the Cochrane reviewers’ omissions and errors, including the reviewers’ inexplicable characterization of the higher death rate in the HPV group as “a chance occurrence.”

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  • HPV Vaccine Scandal Affects Cochrane Biased Review as Critics Speak Out in BMJ

    Cochrane is either guilty of incompetence in analyzing the data, or is showing a pro-vaccine bias. The former seems more likely. It is hard to get true, objective information when there is big money involved. Maximize profit at any cost seems to be the mantra of the day for big business, so why not create vaccines that really are of little need, as long as a profit can be made. Disgusting. But not as much as those who try to hide the truth for money

  • HPV Vaccine Scandal Affects Cochrane Biased Review as Critics Speak Out in BMJ

    This should not come as a great surprise since the Gates Foundation acquired a major interest in Cochrane and placed its representatives on its board of directors:

    https://healthimpactnews.com/2018/gates-foundation...

    Having accepted the bait of money and materialism as our god, we have become the disposable slaves of those who rule the realms of commerce and high finance...