This article from Consumer Reports also puts this issue into proper context

Note that Jenny Tetlock's father is not insisting that the vaccine caused his daughter's illness.

There are actually fewer cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in the cohort taking the vaccine than would be expected based on the incidence of this disease. According to Farquhar logic, that means the vaccine is actually preventing GBS!


On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 1:47 PM, Peyton Jerome Farquhar <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
A month after 13 year old Jenny Tetlock was vaccinated against the HPV
virus, she missed the lowest hurdle in gym class. It was the first sign of a
degenerative muscle disease that 15 months later left her nearly completely

Her father, Philip Tetlock, a professor at UC-Berkeley, has embarked on an
odyssey to find out whether the vaccine, Gardasil, is to blame.

Tetlock is not the only one concerned. The public watchdog group Judicial
Watch has been periodically obtaining adverse event reports on Gardasil from
the FDA. 10 deaths have been linked to Gardasil since September 2007, and
there have been 140 reports so far this year of serious side effects such as
miscarriage and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

U.S. News and World Report July 2, 2008

Michael Balter
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Adjunct Professor of Journalism,
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