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Thread: Cancer vaccine programme to go ahead

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    Default Cancer vaccine programme to go ahead

    RTÉ News: Cancer vaccine programme to go ahead


    good news for once from Harney!!
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    A card that was played? A publicity stunt?

    Aside from that, good news!

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    Certainly good news. But who negotiated the first deal?

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    Not really that good.

    Would you give a vaccine to your 13 year old daughter to prevent Chlamidia? You'd probably tell her not to be sexually active.

    HPV is a sexually transmitted virus.
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    The decision to cancel this programme was callous, mean spirited and short sighted - typical Harney in other words. Her excuse at the time was poverty, given that we're worse off now, the reversal is peculiar.

    Welcome though this move is, it reeks of a smokescreen to hide something else. Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destiny's Soldier View Post
    You'd probably tell her not to be sexually active.
    Guaranteed to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destiny's Soldier View Post
    Not really that good.

    Would you give a vaccine to your 13 year old daughter to prevent Chlamidia? You'd probably tell her not to be sexually active.

    HPV is a sexually transmitted virus.
    I remember reading that an FDA study found that if Gardasil was administered to a woman who already had HPV then it increased the chances of liesions that eventually can turn cancerous. In other words the vaccine has to be administered to virgins becuase apparently most sexually active women have some form of HPV. I think it also said that vaccine only targets 4 strains aswell. I'll try and find the article again.
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    Harney taking the credit for negotiating a cheaper deal with the drugs companies.

    the tough negotiations resulted in us getting the same price that the NHS pay in the UK for the vaccine. The offer that was refused in the past was twice this price.

    She is being interviewed on Newstalk at the moment.
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    Great news. Well done Mary. See how simple it is when you put your mind to something.

    She obviously had time to think over the last 3 weeks and didn`t want to be known as the worst Minister in History !!!

    Hopefully the good news is not to divert the people away from the other HSE cutbacks coming down the road.

    Well done again.

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    Must have caught a vague whiff of an election or something. Certainly can't have been concern.

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