The Japanese doctor Riko Muranaka reports in an article for MedWatch about a vaccination panic that is rampant in Japan. Unscientific claims about alleged side effects of vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) caused the vaccination rate to drop from 70% to less than 1%.
Government vaccination opponents
In 2013, the Japanese government recommended HPV vaccination, which protects against a virus that causes cervical cancer. Vaccination opponents successfully mobilized and fueled the fear of alleged vaccine damage.
What are the side effects?
According to the Japanese vaccination opponents, the HPV vaccines triggered among others the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or the Postural Orsthostaiv Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
Do these side effects really exist?
The WHO explicitly stated in 2017 that there is no evidence that CRPS and POTS have anything to do with the HPV vaccine.
Vaccine opponents threaten scientists
Ms. Muranaka and other scientists are subjected to massive hostility in Japan and can no longer publish in the media in Japan.
Vaccine opponents ignite on the Internet
In 2013, when HPV vaccination became routine, parents blamed the vaccine for their children's memory, walking disorders, seizures, and reduced school performance, filmed the symptoms, and posted the clips online.
Psychosomatic instead of vaccine damage
Pediatricians spoke of “pseudo-seizures”, triggered by stress, pressure or fears, and emphasized that such behavior occurred exactly before the vaccinations. Parents now railed against "heartless doctors".
No physical causes
At Christmas 2013, a government-convened committee found that the symptoms were likely to be psychosomatic and had no physical cause.
Government is crawling with mass psychosis
The government suspended vaccinations despite the clear results. This gave the population the impression that the government also has doubts.
Doctors as opponents of vaccination
There was also a tiny but noisy group of doctors. They spoke of "HANS", an "HPV vaccination-associated neuro-immunopathic syndrome" that supposedly named the side effects of the HPV vaccines.
No scientific basis whatsoever
This supposed "vaccine syndrome" had no scientific basis, the claims of the doctors were based only on complaints from patients. The test results for the patients were negative, but the hostile doctors claim that the medicine is simply not yet far enough to prove the damage caused by the vaccine.
A hundred thousand wombs
Muranaka wrote a book "One Hundred Thousand Wombs". Because every year in Japan, three thousand women die of cervical cancer and ten thousand wombs are removed because of the disease that vaccination protects against. One hundred thousand, according to Muranaka, is the number of wombs that could have been saved but are now likely to be removed.
In Germany vaccination 50%
In Germany, the HPV vaccination rate is 50%. Muranaka warns, however, that things could always happen here as it did in Japan: “As I wrote, vaccination reluctance is not obvious at first, but it can be easily promoted and spread. On the other hand, building trust in vaccinations is very difficult. ”
The doctor writes: "I would my book A hundred thousand wombs like to publish in German: To let people know what happened in Japan and what could happen in Germany. "
Vaccine Opponents - A Global Danger
Opponents of vaccination are not yet as present in Germany as in the United States, for example, where even President Trump is attached to her conspiracy craze. But here too, vaccine enemies are spreading misinformation that is devoid of any scientific basis. Despite side effects that individual vaccinations can have, vaccinations are the most successful method in the history of medicine and have been shown to save millions of lives. (Dr. Utz Anhalt)