Skip to comments.Minnesota professor offers $1,000 for Bachmann's HPV vaccine victim
Posted on 09/14/2011 7:37:41 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
A University of Minnesota bioethicist is offering $1,000 for medical proof that a womans daughter suffered mental retardation from the vaccine for human papillomavirus virus, a story that was told by Rep. Michele Bachmann after Mondays debate.
Bachmann has come under fire from the medical community for suggesting the vaccination for the HPV virus, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer, is linked to mental illness.
Steven Miles, a U of M bioethics professor, said that hell give $1,000 if the medical records of the woman from Bachmanns story are released and can be viewed by a medical professional.
His offer was upped by his former boss from the University of Minnesota, Art Caplan, who is now director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. Caplan said he would match Miles' challenge and offered $10,000 for proof of the HPV vaccine victim.
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She brought it on herself.
Holy Wart Infestation, Batman!
She may as well drop out now and go to work for Mitt Romney.
I’m sorry but Bachmann deserves it. She tried a Democratic cheap trick to try to gain points because her campaign is faltering. However, she was doing well into the debate before she started resorting to Dim tricks.
I really hated how she did it, because she came off like a trial lawyer chasing a personal injury client. Yuck. Maybe she should stick to asbestos cases...
So, let her produce her plaintiff.
Obviously, this so called “perfessor” is making way too much money.
It’s a darn shame too.
As an executive you don’t get any mulligans /s
on the other hand, she could be right.
You know people refused the pig flu vaccine because they weren’t sure what the gov’t had put in it........
That “poor little innocent girl” who got all retarded because of Gardisil...sounded like John Edwards channeling a dead plaintiff.
Now she’s starting to sound like Jenny McCarthy, good ass, nice boobs, total nubjob
Additionally, she should rent a competent staff to fact check before she opens her mouth. How many flubs has it been? I used to favor her, but not now as she has caught Democratitis.
Nobody was FORCED to take Gardasil
Fair enough. She’ll deliver the data right after we obtain a carcass of one of Al Gore’s polar bears that have drowned trying to reach land.
Big time unforced error with absolutely no chance of getting a “let” from the umpire.
I bet she wishes she could put that genie back in the bottle.
Don't think so. Someone came up to her and told her this right before the debate. Her error was not taking time to check it out.
That person (assuming they weren't there to sabotage her); needs to come forth and back up Bachmann.
“Nobody was FORCED to take Gardasil”
yer point is?
Yeah, it’s not smart for lay people to make dogmatic pronouncements about health policy initiatives. Often, when you read up on the epidemiology and prevalence of certain diseases, you see why the health recommendations may make sense after all. Not saying I agree with the Perry Gardasil deal, but actual serious adverse reactions are probably exceedingly rare.
Yes, but she screwed herself by doubling down on Perry saying that An executive does not get a mulligan.
The people that I know that get the “FLU” every year, get a “FLU” shot every year. I’ve never had a flu shot.
And I’ve never had a seasonal flu.
The best thing she can do now is actually drop out as quickly as possible.
My point is all this hand wringing over gardisil is pointless.
Nobody was forced to take the vaccine.
Bachmann was never a viable candidate.
Well if the person who told Bachmann that story is real, there shouldn’t be any problem in finding and interviewing her. After all, according to Bachmann the woman approached her after the debate and told her about the damage the vaccine had caused her daughter. So the woman was evidently ready and willing to tell her story.
She is a one trick pony.....zerocare is her mantra.
All I know is her performance on the Gardasil issue made me question her handling the nuclear football.
From what I saw, Bachmann was positioning herself as a VP pick, and she was betting heavily on Mittens.
She really did lose a lot of points with me based on that performance.
Right, you are...
I’ve always said that I could make a fortune with simple common sense advising pol’s on what they should and should not say...
This and now Palin and Glenn Rice. What are these women thinking. Its a mans world and with women like this in the fray, they just set back the advances of women 100 years.
Yeah, well, I’ll give $1,000 to see Obama’s transcripts.
It’s Elvis’ birthday all over again
It would be pointless, true if what you said was the point.
The point was, Perry took money from the company that manufactured and sold it, hello.
How unethical for a presumed “Ethicist”.
Obviously, University of Minnesota needs to lose its
license for trying to BROADCAST personal medical records
for a Professor’s personal vendetta.
I think she was working for him and a VP slot at the debate.
Picking on Bachmann for exposing Perry’s disgusting use of an executive order and his disgraceful pandering to illegals keeps the heat off Perry.
He is the default faux conservative.
The Tea Party will have to keep an eye on this sucker.
Yes, I know he apologized, but the whole thing has a smell to it. Character counts.
Texas is deep bible belt territory and I am fine with fundamentalists. I love them, but it is my opinion that many fundamentalist Christians some how feel that giving a vaccine for an STD to their precious chaste daughters some how sullys them.
And that’s fine, but people are so wierded out about this stuff that they would deny a state approved program to vaccinate others?
Frankly I find the entire matter very bizarre.
“Someone came up to her and told her this right before the debate. Her error was not taking time to check it out.
That person (assuming they weren’t there to sabotage her); needs to come forth and back up Bachmann. “
Well then she is guilible and not fit to be president or even VP.
That is hardly basis for the charge of corporate cronyism that Bachmann and now Palin have charged.
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I’ll go 10 Gs for the real birth certificate.
I’d give 22K for Barack Obama’s real B.C. and his college records.
I’m fearful that Michele will continue to be seen as a flake, that once she is not the R candidate for POTUS...she will not be re-electable for her House seat in a very conservative district in MN...
For the sake of argument, if Bachmann actually produced an instance of the vaccine linked to adverse side effects, would the persons offering money pony up? My guess is no.
I agree, I liked her and thought we could have a good woman run for president. She lost me the night of the debate and cemented it the next day in interviews. I may have to go with Perry despite his warts.