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Campaign 2012 / Republican Debate / HPV Vaccination Issue / Berman Interview / A Discussion #1002271

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Republican debate issue of HPV vaccinations introduced; scenes shown from last night's debate. [In debate, Representative Michele BACHMANN - says little girls were forced to have injections; states a drug company made millions and was linked to the Texas governor.] [Texas Governor Rick PERRY - defends trying to stop a cancer.] How Bachmann is now suggesting the HPV vaccine is dangerous noted. [On "Today," BACHMANN - says the injection can have side effects: mental retardation.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman about the HPV vaccine risks. [BERMAN - talks about the misconception of mental events after a vaccine, but not with this vaccine; states this vaccine does prevent cervical cancer that is sexually transmitted.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Perry's ties to vaccine maker Merck examined; statistics on Merck donations to Perry cited. [PERRY - says Merck made a 5,000 dollar contribution.] Live discussion held with CNN's Erick Erickson, Roland Martin and Gloria Borger about the vaccine issue. [ERICKSON - offers perspectives on Bachmann's arguments against vaccinations.] [BORGER - says presidential candidates have to back up what they say; suggests Perry be better prepared for arguments about his record.] [MARTIN - comments on her attacks on Perry: the truth is kryptonite to her.]

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