The Toronto Star's HPV Reporting is a Disaster
The Toronto Star’s HPV Reporting is a Disaster
The Star's reporting downplayed or ignored basic facts and failed in its journalistic responsibility to cover matters of health and science objectively, or at least competently. It should be a future study in bad health reporting.

Last week, the Toronto Star published an investigation under the headline HPV vaccine Gardasil has a dark side. In the piece, reporters David Bruser and Jesse McLean suggest that 60 young Canadian women may have been harmed by HPV vaccinations, and that the women were not informed of any risks beforehand.

The problem is that the Star‘s reporting downplayed or ignored basic facts and failed in its journalistic responsibility to cover matters of health and science objectively, or at least competently. It should be a future study in bad health reporting.

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