Katie Couric & Her HPV Vaccine “Controversy”

Denver Prepares To Host The Democratic National ConventionIs Katie Couric taking Jenny McCarthy’s place as the latest celebrity vaccine denier? If her recent show on the vaccine that prevents most types of cervical cancer is any indicator, the answer is “yes.”

As someone who went through her own cervical cancer scare years ago, and as the mother of a 13-year-old girl who will be starting the vaccine series for the human papillomavirus, this is not what I expected from a journalist whose famed colonoscopy, televised in 2000, did much to publicize the best way to fight colon cancer.

So why would a respected journalist create a faux controversy that could put young girls across the country at risk?

I’m thinking about the possible reasons over at USA Today.

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