Cervical cancer is not a rare event in Australia

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Last week Professor Ian Frazer received an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. In an address the immunologist and co-developer of Gardasil told his audience:

“It is such a rare event in Australia to get a cancer now”

Did anyone question him about this ?

All it takes is a simple search to dispute the professor’s statement.

Seriously how does he get away with saying this when this is so blatantly untrue.

According to Cancer Australia it is estimated that 930 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year and that 258 of these will die.  In 2013, there were 813 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in Australia.

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The incidence and mortality of cervical cancer was falling well before HPV vaccination which commenced in Australia in 2007. The welcome decline was due to improved living conditions followed by advent of the Australian National Pap smear program which began in 1991.

Ian Frazer along with his co-developer the late Jian Zhou are responsible for the creation of this genetically engineered HPV vaccine purported to prevent cervical cancer. The marketing of this vaccine was intense and aimed at young women who were made fearful about a disease they had scarcely heard of, let alone likely to develop. Ian Frazer vaccinated the first Australian girl in 2007.

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But there is no scientific proof that the vaccine has ever prevented a single case of the disease. However there is evidence of the rising amount of illness and death following the worldwide rollout of Gardasil with the World Health Organisation’s Vigibase recording over 80,000 serious adverse events. And all because of a vaccine that they did not need and that is said to prevent a disease that they were unlikely to ever develop. Tragic!

Inclusion of the boys in the vaccination programs

Slowly and surely boys are being included in HPV vaccination programs.  At present there are 84 government-funded HPV vaccination programmes where 18 countries which include Canada, Slovenia, the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Italy are now vaccinating boys along with girls. In April this year the Irish government joined these countries and voted to include the HPV vaccine for teenage boys.

And this week the UK reversed its previous decision not to vaccinate the boys with the government advisory body on immunisation concluding that vaccination against the cervical cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV) should be extended to boys.

Why is this given to boys when clearly they do not get cervical cancer? The reason given is that HPV is supposedly responsible for 60 per cent of mouth and throat cancers.

Who is behind the campaign to extend HPV vaccination to UK boys?

Behind the scenes is the Scottish charity, the Throat Cancer Foundation which has been running a campaign “Jabs For The Boys.” And guess who was on the charity’s clinical and scientific board. Well it’s our very own ‘national hero’ Professor Ian Frazer the co-developer of Gardasil and who was awarded the honour of ‘Australian of the Year’ in 2006. Ian Frazer is no longer on the board.

Then there is the obvious conflict of interest in Professor Margaret Stanley a consultant for Gardasil’s manufacturer Merck remaining on the charity’s board.

Her presence on the advisory board of the Throat Cancer Foundation indicates high-level industry support and influence.

Lately I have been noticing a trend that in articles pertaining to HPV vaccines there is no mention of Gardasil by name.

Reading from the UK Independent 

Vaccination against the cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) should be extended to boys, the government advisory body on immunisations has recommended. After an inquiry into the cost-effectiveness of broadening the HPV jab programme, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) backed a “gender neutral” scheme. Since 2008, HPV vaccination has been routinely offered to girls aged 12 to 13 at secondary school and is free on the NHS up until their 18th birthday, but there have been growing demands to extend immunisation to boys.

Is Gardasil’s troublesome past precluding its reference?

And could it have anything to do with the fact that Merck   is having to defend itself from an accusation of fraud, deceit and negligence in a US Gardasil case?

In July 2016, a case was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, Los Angeles County (central district). The case involved a 16-year-old female who between 2010 and 2011 received three injections of Gardasil, the HPV vaccination manufactured by Merck. Shortly after she received her third vaccination, she suffered a severe adverse reaction, the nature and complexity of which, failed to be diagnosed until 2015, when she finally received the diagnosis of Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

The young girl’s family are resolute in their belief that the vaccinations caused her illness. Prior to her HPV vaccination she was a very active teenager.  It will be very interesting to see how this case proceeds. Read more about it here.

 

 

 

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Injected And Neglected – Irish Gardasil Protest

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You couldn’t make this stuff up.

Two young Irish girls protesting against Gardasil a few days ago suffered seizures and needed hospital care, while inside the nearby Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Professor Ian Frazer the co-developer of the vaccine was giving a speech and spruiking the ‘success’ of the Australian HPV vaccination program.

The protest against HPV vaccines took place on Monday, July 9 in Dublin and consisted of parents and young girls injured after Gardasil along with citizens concerned about the side effects of the vaccine purported to prevent cervical cancer.

Speaking to reporters for The Liberal, protester Angela Collins said:

We’re here to show the stark reality of what the injuries and severe side effects that the HPV vaccine can have. Simon Harris and the government are trying to force all our children, very soon including our boys, to receive the vaccine but yet will not allow us, the victims and their families of the vaccine to have a voice and be heard of how dangerous it is.

Ireland began its Gardasil vaccination program in 2010 beginning with an intense media campaign directed at young girls and their parents and containing a message about a deadly cancer few had even heard of, and the promise of a miracle vaccine.

Around 300 Irish women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually and the death toll is around 90 so it is safe to say there is no cervical cancer epidemic in Ireland. But there are at least 450 young girls who from all accounts were active and healthy before they had their Gardasil shots and are now very ill.

Many of those attending Monday’s protest were from the R.E.G.R.E.T support group established by parents of teenage girls who have developed serious health problems and who believe that Gardasil is to blame for the illnesses. R.E.G.R.E.T stands for ‘Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma’. They joined with other concerned citizens marching noisily through the streets of Dublin, placards held high urging ‘Justice for the Gardasil HPV girls’.

Laura is one of the so-called Irish ‘Gardasil Girls’. She was a normal active teenager, an “asset in the classroom,” said her mother. After her first Gardasil shot, Laura became unwell and required her mother to pick her up from school. When she complained of dizziness, headache and nausea, she was told this was normal. Her condition worsened after her second vaccination to such an extent that she soon was unable to attend school.

According to her doctors, she was suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome but whatever the experts chose to call these debilitating conditions, the girls and their families are united in their conviction that they became ill after their HPV vaccinations.

HPV Vaccine injury protester MM Bowden called for an independent investigation into the vaccine and said:

It is really sad to see these girls collapsing on the side of the footpath but this is what these families are having to go through on a daily basis with these girls who have been injured by this vaccine and for the government to suggest that this is an imaginary symptom and that these girls are putting this on – this is just an absolute disgrace.

Serious collapse is just one of the extreme adverse events that can occur in teenagers after their Gardasil vaccination. Other frequently reported health disorders include multiple sclerosis, brain inflammation, strokes, seizures, rheumatoid arthritis, disabling fatigue, cardiac arrhythmias, muscle pain and weakness, blood clots and death. According to the World Health Organisation’s database of adverse events there are over 82,000 serious adverse events recorded.

According to the Gardasil package insert the rate of serious adverse events in the trials of Gardasil was 2.5%. This means that for every 100,000 people who are given Gardasil there will be 2,500 serious adverse events, and yet the cervical cancer rate in Ireland is around 8 women per 100,000. Read more about this here: FDA approved Gardasil 9: Malfeasance or Stupidity?

The Irish parents are fighting back, concerned but undeterred by the lack of action on behalf of their government and the HSE, Ireland’s Health Service. The parents are struggling to get help for their daughters. Like so many other sick girls and now boys around the world they are not receiving effective medical treatment. They are often not able to go to school due to their devastating health conditions.

In 2017 there were reports that the HSE had labelled girls with chronic health problems following their vaccination “emotional terrorists”. See this article: ‘Emotional terrorism’: After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back

As one protester’s placard makes very clear: ‘We are very, very angry’. Also see this letter: A letter from Jonathan Irwin on the hurtful comments of HSE Director General

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Sean Wynn, who is a teacher from Drumshanbo attended the protest and spoke in support of the vaccine-injured girls. “We hope that people will turn this into a political issue… Each one is suffering in silence.”

Jonathan Irwin the founder of the Jack and Jill Charity for Sick Children has a daughter who was vaccinated with Gardasil and who became so ill that she was bedridden sleeping for 19 hours a day. “It is the most dreadful thing to see your child lose her whole teenage life”, he told Polly Tommey for Vaxxed.com – watch him here:

Researcher and journalist Jeffrey Jaxen makes an interesting point; unlike babies who can’t speak and say that they were feeling great before they had a vaccine, the Gardasil Girls can speak and are doing so. He says Irish mothers are “fiery” and “are kicking some major butt.” “They have succeeded in getting the issue in the mainstream media and are keeping it there.”

Australia

What is happening in Australia? According to the database run by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) there have been over 4200 adverse events after Gardasil vaccination. I have spoken to many of the girls who have or are still suffering serious adverse effects to their health from the vaccination. But the mainstream media will not report this story. We need to become more vocal in this country and like the Irish families get out on the streets.

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This August the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network is touring the east coast of Australia showing the Sacrificial Virgins Film along with a Q&A session. Sacrificial Virgins – so named because the HPV vaccine is often given to girls and boys before they become sexually active – exposes evidence from top scientists and medical professionals of serious neurological damage following HPV injections. It calls for the vaccine to be withdrawn in the hope that this will halt a growing global tragedy. Read about the tour here: Sacrificial Virgins Film And Q & A Tours Australia’s East Coast 2018

Let’s make this event the beginning of some very strong political action in this country on behalf of the vaccine-injured girls and now boys.

This article was first published on the AVN website

 

 

 

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Pancreatitis after Gardasil: not a novel entity

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Bizjak et al report on the case of a 20 year-old male who developed severe abdominal pain 1 week after being vaccinated with Gardasil. Although still suffering with ongoing nausea and pain, he received his second shot of the HPV vaccine.

Only 10 days later, laboratory results revealed significantly elevated pancreatic enzymes, and with concomitant abdominal pain and vomiting, he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis.

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The researchers report that this case of acute pancreatitis following HPV vaccination ‘is not a novel entity‘ They cite the case of a 26 year-old woman who developed epigastric pain 4 days after her first dose of Gardasil. The examination of the woman excluded other causes of pancreatitis with the only other likely causation in a previously healthy young woman to be the HPV vaccine.

In 2008 Dr Renate Klein wrote in The Gardasil ‘miracle’ coming undone? , that the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) had announced an investigation into a possible link between Gardasil and the development of pancreatitis in young women after their HPV vaccination. Klein welcomed the news of the inquiry and added that while the TGA was at it they should also look in detail at the other adverse effects that have been reported in Australia and around the world. These total over 83,000 serious adverse events and over 400 deaths.

News of the TGA review into pancreatitis and HPV vaccines came after reports that three Australian young women had become very ill with pancreatitis soon after receiving the injection.

Dr. Amitabha Das and several colleagues claim that three female patients injected with the quadrivalent medication were later diagnosed with pancreatitis. They reported that they were unable to find another cause for pancreatitis and that a possible link to the HPV vaccine needed to be excluded.

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a very important organ responsible for producing digestive juices and certain hormones, including insulin responsible for regulating blood sugar. Symptoms include sudden, severe upper abdominal pain, often spreading through to the back, along with nausea, vomiting, fevers, sweats and a tender abdomen.

Molecular mimicry

Possible mode of causation is by the process of molecular mimicry. In their paper Pancreatitis after human papilloma vaccination: a matter of molecular mimicry  the authors state:

In conjunction with aluminum adjuvant, the induction of immunity through molecular mimicry may potentially culminate in production of cytotoxic autoantibodies with a particular affinity for pancreatic acinar cells.

Molecular mimicry
We have proteins in our bodies and within these proteins there are 82 peptides. One of the antigens in Gardasil is the HPV 16 LI protein which almost identically matches 34 of these peptides. The importance of this information is that as Norma Erickson explains:

It is extremely possible that when you develop an antibody to the HPV 16 protein you are also developing an antibody reaction to your own system in multiple locations. The number of viral matches and locations makes the occurrence of autoimmune cross reactions in the human body following HPV 16 vaccination almost unavoidable.

Phillipa described herself as a healthy young woman who exercised daily, ate well and did not take drugs and rarely drank alcohol. But in October 2007 she experienced an attack of pancreatitis which at the time she thought was a gastro virus. As the pain eventually subsided, she experienced chest and shoulder pain which persisted for 24hrs. Her doctor blamed it on a virus. Around three months later the abdominal pain returned and again two months later at which stage she was tested and found to be suffering from pancreatitis.

Phillipa became aware that there might be a link between her vaccination with Gardasil and her new disease after her mother heard an ABC radio report that the TGA was investigating three cases of young girls experiencing pancreatitis after having had their Gardasil injections.

Phillipa checked the dates of her Gardasil injections to see if they coincided with her pancreatitis and found that her first vaccine given on 04/08/07 did not cause any overt problem but her second given on 06/10/07 was nine days before her first attack and the third on the 17/04/08 was 3 days before her third attack of pancreatitis. She reported this to the TGA.

One of her attacks resulted in an emergency trip to the hospital where she was given intravenous fluids and remained an inpatient for four days.

She had 4 attacks of pancreatitis over the year …two of which occurred days after she received the Gardasil shots. She believes that her pancreatitis was because of her Gardasil vaccine.

The TGA inquiry?

Did the TGA conduct a review into Gardasil and links to pancreatitis? I have tried to find out but despite phone calls and emails I have not been able to discover whether an inquiry was performed. Also I could not find any recent cases of pancreatitis after Gardasil on the adverse events database. Makes me wonder if the disease has been reclassified on the the TGA’s database of adverse events in the general category of  gastrointestinal disorders. Screen Shot 2018-07-08 at 3.14.35 PM

Gastrintestinal disorders doesn’t sound as serious as pancreatitis. Vomiting and nausea sound fairly innocuous but are they a symptom of a more dangerous health condition such as pancreatitis? Many questions need to be asked of the TGA, Australia’s regulatory authority for therapeutic goods. But then with the TGA wholly funded by the industry it administers we should not hold our breaths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you know what’s in a vaccine?

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A billboard displaying the question Do you know what’s in a vaccine? has been taken down. The Perth billboard went up on June 13 and a few days later was vandalised and removed.

But in the interim what wonderful publicity even though the cowardly press never asked the question asked on the billboard of the various health officials or politicians who were interviewed.

Incredible really that the journalists didn’t address the question but allowed AMA representative Dr Mark Duncan-Smith to have his say:

I think the billboard is fundamentally disgusting. This isn’t a debate about freedom of speech. This is a debate about vaccination and ant-vaccination…it is effectively a form of child abuse

If the powerless media won’t address the problem then it is up to us to continue to educate the public.

What is in a vaccine?

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What is wrong with our media? Why is there censorship around the issue of vaccination. The number of vaccines has increased from three vaccines in 1960 to 52 doses of at least 22 vaccines in 2018. This is a good reason to have a debate. Why are our children given so many vaccine doses?

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Vaccine damage

The US Vaccine Injury Compensation Scheme has paid out over $4 billion to vaccine victims and vaccines are described by the US government as being “unavoidably unsafe”. This statistic is believed to represent only 10% of those that are injured by vaccines.

According to the World Health Organisation’s database of adverse events Vigibase, there have been over 82,000 recorded adverse events following Gardasil.

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The public needs to know these facts but the media is not doing its job; journalists are being censored. Even if they had doubts about the vaccination issue they would be persuaded from airing them.

Censorship of the vaccination issue

I remember listening to a talk back radio program on our local ABC radio about the flu vaccine. First we heard the health officials spruiking the vaccine and then it was over to the listeners to have their say. And sure enough when a very articulate caller began revealing the many problems with the vaccine he was cut off. This was the ABC not commercial radio.

According to honorary professor in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong, Sharon Beder:

Journalists are free to write what they like if they produce well-written stories ‘free of any politically discordant tones’, that is, if what they write fits the ideology of those above them in the hierarchy. A story that supports the status quo is generally considered to be neutral and its objectivity is not questioned, while one that challenges the status quo tends to be perceived as having a ‘point of view’ and therefore biased.

Stephen Tunley is a Director of SaneVax Inc who when I put this conundrum to him replied:

Fact is that with a regulator (TGA) wholly funded by those it administers, with a Government in the thrall of big corporations, with media under the thrall of the political interests of its owners, with Universities and teaching hospitals reliant on funding from Pharma the issues do not get an airtime

2018 Sydney Vaccination Conference 

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The conference will look at science and accountability in the vaccination industry. This includes the urgent need for an adequate active vaccine adverse events surveillance system to be put in place in Australia. The conference will also focus on the need for conflicts of interest with pharmaceutical companies to be made transparent at ALL levels of the current vaccination system in Australia.

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HPV vaccines for UK boys – why the change of heart?

Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 12.01.19 PMA year ago I wrote a blog welcoming the news that the UK health officials were not recommending HPV vaccines for schoolboys. This was a win for boys and their parents.

In the UK, The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation(JCVI) had been considering whether to include boys along with girls in the current vaccination program since 2014. There were ongoing campaigns aimed at a ‘gender-neutral‘ approach to the vaccination, that would make sure that 400,000 school-age boys were able to access HPV vaccines. The committee made its 2017 decision based on their findings that it wouldn’t be cost-effective to vaccinate boys along with girls.

So what has changed in a year? Why has the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt given the go-ahead for boys to be included in the HPV vaccination program?

Eileen Iorio explains:

The Throat Cancer Foundation filed a High Court case in the UK against the National Health Service (NHS) under the 2010 Equality Act, seeking to add boys to the national HPV vaccine program.

According to the Daily Mail there are 2,000 male cancers annually, with 650 deaths and these are mainly from mouth and throat forms of the disease.

It appears that the boys have been missing out on the vaccine or that is the line that the public is supposed to accept. The Daily Mail headline is provocative and aimed at concerned parents and teenage boys.

HPV jabs will be offered to thousands of teen boys on the NHS as well as girls to protect against deadly cancer virus

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Professer Ian Frazer and former PM John Howard

 

Who is behind the campaign to extend HPV vaccination to UK boys?

Behind the scenes is the Scottish charity, the Throat Cancer Foundation which has been running a campaign “Jabs For The Boys.” And guess who was on the charity’s clinical and scientific board. Well it’s our very own ‘national hero’ Professor Ian Frazer who was awarded the honour of ‘Australian of the Year’ in 2006. It was Ian Frazer who along with his partner Jian Zhou developed the first HPV vaccine Gardasil and who earns royalties on sales from the vaccine. Ian Frazer is no longer on the board.

Then there is the obvious conflict of interest in Professor Margaret Stanley a consultant for Gardasil’s manufacturer Merck remaining on the charity’s board.

Her presence on the advisory board of the Throat Cancer Foundation indicates high-level industry support and influence.

HPV vaccines have not been approved for the prevention of throat cancer. Merck’s prescribing information states that Gardasil 9 is approved for boys and men from age 9 to 26 years for prevention of anal cancer and genital warts. There is no approval for throat or head and neck cancers.

But that does not stop the over-extended reach of these vaccines. In Australia we are now seeing the development of serious adverse events occurring after Gardasil in boys as well as girls.

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Who is going to treat the UK boys who may become ill after Gardasil vaccines? Who is going to pay for the loss of education and life opportunities afforded to those who are injured?

As is the case here most doctors deny the connection tending to diagnose the injured with common chronic fatigue syndrome for the extreme lethargy and body pain, and treat the increasing number of vaccine-acquired neurological illness as multiple sclerosis or acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.

This time the pressure is on to vaccinate boys against HPV for cancers linked to oral sex. But are young girls and boys and their parents making an informed consent to the vaccination? Are they informed that there are well over 83,000 reported serious adverse health effects occurring after HPV vaccination. These include death, seizures, paralysis, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrhythmias, infertility, cervical cancer and in boys there are now reported cases of erectile dysfunction following HPV vaccination.

This current wave of re-selling Gardasil is being aided by the mantra of gender equality. Boys need HPV vaccine, too, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC every year in the United States around 11,000 men get cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.

The Daily Mail  article features stories of men and their painful experiences of throat cancer but just as in the case of cervical cancer the human papilloma virus may well be present in many cancers but it may just be a passenger virus and not causing any harm.

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According to the authors of ‘What if HPV does NOT cause cervical cancer?’ Norma Erickson and Peter Duesberg, the pieces of inactive HPV DNA that can be found in cervical cancers are from infections or warts that occurred 20-50 years before the cancer. There other causative factors at play. For example smoking, dietary deficiencies and environmental toxins that may be the real causative factors. But once again the search for truth is forsaken when there is profit to be made.

Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed is available from Spinifex Press

 

 

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Why I wrote ‘Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed’

 

Since a diagnosis of cervical dysplasia in the 1980s I have followed the positioning of cervical cancer as a disease caused by the wart virus, the human papilloma virus with dismay and fury. Dismay at the numbers of unwell teenagers in the wake of the HPV vaccines and fury over the very idea promoted by science and health experts that a virus causes cervical cancer.

The idea that a virus could cause cervical cancer is a relatively new one. In 1977  German virologist Harald zur Hausen claimed that the human papilloma virus – HPV known for causing warts could also cause cervical cancer. From then on all common sense flew out the window.

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Why and how the focus changed from an understanding of cervical cancer as a disease associated with social and environmental conditions to a cancer caused by a virus is addressed in Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed along with the disastrous ramifications for the health of young girls and boys who, in the wake of a scare campaign, are now injected with HPV vaccines.

In the 19th century, cancer of the uterus including the cervix was responsible for more deaths than breast cancer. Physicians of the time suspected that the disease had something to do with sex. They thought this because cervical cancer was found to be common in single, city women whereas it was absent in nuns. However further research revealed that religious sisters were affected and so were women in long-term relationships.

Later research found that social circumstances such as poverty and inequality were in some way implicated in the cause of cervical cancer. Many stressed the  importance of a balanced diet and claimed that deficiencies in vitamin C, beta carotene and folic acid were common in women with cervical precancerous cells.

Then there’s the problem with the contraceptive pill and it’s negative effect on natural immunity. 1988 update of a study that had been going on in Britain for the last 20 years links the pill with cervical cancer. The incidence of cervical cancer in women who had taken the pill for more than ten years was four times greater than for women who had not. The overall incidence of cancer of the cervix was increased in women who had used the pill.

Women who smoke are around twice as likely to develop cervical cancer than non- smokers and research has shown that toxins from first-hand and second-hand smoking can be found in cervical tissue. Smoking has been implicated in the causation of cervical cancer since the 1970s.

But don’t let sense and facts get in the way of a new vaccine. And other facts of life that you won’t hear from the mainstream media but you should.

In the middle of the 20th century, cervical cancer rates in western nations were plummeting firstly due to an improvement in these socio-economic conditions followed by the advent of the Pap smear programs.

Australia has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world with the annual incidence being 900 cases of the disease with the rate of deaths around 200 women per year.

Most of the deaths occur in women in the 70s and 80’s.

There is no epidemic of cervical cancer in Australia or other western nations.

Cervical cancer is a slow growing cancer that is amenable to treatment if discovered early through Pap smear with the five – year survival rate being 72%.

Thus cervical cancer was under control due to improved living condition and Pap smears programs and yet in 1977 a German viriologist called Harald zur Hausen announced that the human papilloma virus known for causing warts could also cause cervical cancer.

The public love hearing about science discoveries and the race began to develop a vaccine and even before there was scientific consensus that HPV was involved in cervical cancer, Professor Ian Frazer and his partner Dr Jian Zhou were given funding to develop an HPV vaccine.

Amazing how the science community and vaccine makers managed to convince most of the world that this common wart virus causes cervical cancer.

The roll – out and acceptance by the Australian community of the Gardasil vaccine was preceded by months of heavy promotion by the manufacturer Merck (USA) and CSL Ltd, the New Zealand and Australian distributor, and the mainstream media. Behind the Australian Gardasil campaign was the PR giant Edelman producing around 1000 pieces of media devoted to promoting the vaccine. The US manufacturer Merck supplied the various medical associations with lecture kits comprising of readymade presentations promoting Gardasil.

Around the country education campaigns took place stressing the incidence of cervical cancer to a public most of whom had rarely heard of cervical cancer but were now very concerned that their daughters should not develop it and were keen to have the vaccine as soon as possible.

Gardasil was fast-tracked though the U.S FDA, the food and drug administration, a process usually reserved for a drug or treatment for which there was no treatment available. Gardasil did not meet this criteria. There was no epidemic of cervical cancer and the Pap smear programs were in place and able to pick up abnormal smears.

Merck used a placebo which contained aluminium, the vaccine itself has 225 mcg of aluminium – so this was no placebo and conveniently hid the dangerous adverse effects of the vaccine. A placebo should be an inert substance such as normal saline.

Amazingly this vaccine that was sold as a prevention of cervical cancer was never tested against cervical cancer outcomes – this cannot be done for cervical cancer develops usually decades after the ‘supposed infection’ with HPV. Instead a surrogate endpoint was used to try to support the hypothesis that HPV vaccines would be effective in the prevention of cervical cancer. They chose cervical intra-epithelial grade 2/3 lesions. These are common in young women under 25 years and rarely progress to cancer. Any reduction of precursor lesions in this age group is no indication that cervical cancer will develop from high risk HPV infections.

When HPV was licensed phase 3 trials had not been completed. Nevertheless all over the world girls and boys are injected with this vaccine and thousands are maimed in the process. The severe adverse events following Gardasil vaccination include sudden collapse, paralysis, seizures, multiple sclerosis, strokes, heart palpitations, death, chronic muscle pain and weakness, autoimmune diseases, infertility and cervical cancer.

Each dose of Gardasil contains antigens (virus-like particles) which are genetically engineered. Ian Frazer and his partner couldn’t get the HPV virus to reproduce so they turned to biotechnology and produced the antigens in the laboratory. Other ingredients include polysorbate 80 known to cause infertility, L-histidine a vaso dilator which may be the cause of fainting and collapse that is occurring in the vaccinated girls.

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I hope the world is beginning to wake up to this travesty that has no basis. For as molecular biologist Professor Peter Duesberg puts it so well: If HPV is found in cervical cancer tumours it is a fossil of a previous HPV infection. He claims that there is no causal relationship between the human papilloma virus and cervical cancer. And yet we have this entire vaccination program based on the idea that this fragment or fossil causes cervical cancer and that we need to vaccinate the whole teenage population against it.

These young people are not likely to ever develop cervical cancer and if they do it will be decades later. The vaccine is said to last only up to 5 years – so what is this all about? More boosters!

In the interests of this generation of teenagers about to be vaccinated with these fast-tracked HPV vaccines we need to bring back some commonsense. For that I commend the work of Peter Duesberg and the findings presented in a paper published in Molecular Cytogenetics (2013) of which Peter Duesberg is one of six authors which found that the changes seen in cervical cells are caused by exposure to carcinogens such as cigarette smoke. According to the authors, the pieces of inactive HPV DNA that can be found in cervical cancers are from infections or warts that occurred 20-50 years before the cancer.

The damaged girls are taking legal action. In Japan 28 girls and women are suing the government and the manufacturers – each demanding 15 million yen in compensation for a wide range of health problems including all over body pain and impaired mobility after HPV vaccination. The Japanese government ceased promotion of the HPV vaccines in 2013 after girls were becoming unwell. The vaccination rate fell to 1%. Other government such as ours has not taken any action – they are unreceptive to any discussion of any vaccine at all.

700 Columbian girls are suing Merck for damages caused to life and health. After their vaccination they were accused of being hysterical with health officials suggesting their illnesses were the result of illicit drug use. The sick Irish girls and their parents are part of the support group Regret- reactions and effects of Gardasil resulting in extreme trauma. They have met with their health officials who have listened to their stories concluding that the vaccine was not at fault and that the girls are suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. In Ireland the rate of cervical cancer is 300 women annually and yet now there are at least 400 girls who have become extremely unwell after their unnecessary vaccinations. It is madness.

These very unwell girls have been high achievers, excelled at school and sport and post vaccination many can’t even go to school and some can’t manage to get out of bed. Here in Australia you would think that this was the best thing that had happened for women ever with Ian ‘Frazer claiming The vaccine will be of benefit to women. But tell that to the thousands of vaccine injured women, Professor.

Let’s face it. HPV is a very common wart virus. Over 80 percent of us are affected at some stage in our lives. Most of this infection is cleared by the body within two years. Only around 1 percent of the world’s women develop cervical cancer and yet most of us have the virus. We are made of germs.

This is a cancer much like others in that it is caused by social conditions and environmental factors and other influences such as ageing.

 

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Everything to be gained by breastfeeding, nothing to lose

In Natural Immunity and VaccinationTetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D states that the measles vaccine has probably eradicated much of the wild measles infection. Then she asks: But is this a good thing?

Answering her own question with a firm ‘no’ she explains that in eradicating the wild measles infection we are also putting an end to something else, something precious and this is maternal immunity. Dr Tetyana adds that we are actually eliminating this amazing maternal immunity even faster than the measles virus.

Natural immunity

In past generations most of us had childhood infections such as measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox. We encountered these viruses during our childhood and had acquired natural and lifelong immunity before child-bearing age. This is vital for during pregnancy mothers can pass on this immunity via the placenta and through breastfeeding. Such immunity lasts 6 months after the birth of the infant continuing and extended by length of breastfeeding. Because of this amazing maternal immunity now being eliminated through the mass use of vaccines, it was very rare for an infant to develop measles infection.

In 1990s there was a measles outbreak in USA where it was observed that some young infants developed measles and some didn’t. The infants who didn’t get measles were the babies of mothers who were born before 1963 (date when measles vaccine was introduced in the U.S) and the infants who developed measles were born to younger mothers who were more likely to have been vaccinated. The reason that the babies didn’t develop measles during the outbreak would be due to maternal immunity which was not available to the babies born to younger and vaccinated mothers.

Sadly in the same way as we are eliminating maternal immunity to measles we are on the way to eradicating maternal protection from common childhood infections such as mumps, rubella and chicken pox. (The vaccines for these being introduced at later dates). This is tragic for when there are outbreaks of mumps, rubella and chicken pox, young infants who in earlier times would have been covered by their mother’s immunity, will most likely be infected for young girls all over the world are now vaccinated.

‘Mass vaccination’, says Dr Tetyana, is resulting in a leaky herd immunity and this is because many of the vaccinated are called ‘low responders’ to the vaccine. We have ruined this natural immunity which was reinforced among adults when their offspring developed the childhood infections. How silly are we?

Tetyana Obukhanych discusses the choices available to us in relation to infectious disease control.

Public health model

This model promotes vaccines as the way to control infectious diseases. A better way is the adoption of the personal health model.

Personal Health Model

In this way we choose to leave the virus alone and keep our babies well so if they are infected it will be a very mild case of disease. This involves breastfeeding the infant and  attention given to ensuring a nutritious diet. It also involves avoiding fever suppressing medicine such as paracetamol.

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The immune system gradually matures during infancy. Critical early protection against many infectious diseases previously experienced by the mother is given by the passive IgG antibody transferred from the mother via the placenta and in milk.

The infant immune system is transitioning to deal with life. Breastfeeding provides this protection by way of a ‘surrogate immune system‘ that includes the secretion of proteins that exist in breast milk and have antibacterial functions such as secreted IgA and other protective substances such as oligosaccharides that bind with bad bacteria and eliminate them avoiding gut inflammation.

The gut flora is vital in keeping the infant well. Lactobacteria in the gut is promoted by breastfeeding – the presence of this bacteria regulates the junctions in the gut preventing leaky gut. Breastfeeding has been shown to be protective against diarrhoea and also common ear infections and meningitis.  It also has a role in the prevention of chronic diseases.

Everything to be gained by breastfeeding, nothing to lose

As the child grows, attention must be given to nutrition and the importance of vitamins such as A and D. When infection strikes, macrophages pick up the virus and replicate it.  They then secrete interferon which sends signals to cells to fight the infection. However the function of interferon depends on adequate levels of vitamin A. In countries such as Africa where diets are deficient in vitamin A, measles is deadly, so supplementation of children with vitamin A is given.

Vitamin D is also vital for good health in that it activates some of the cells of the immune system and causes the secretion of substances such as antimicrobial peptides which helps with fighting infections. It is especially effective in fighting influenza. This explains why flu is more virulent in the winter when our vitamin D levels are low. Dietary supplementation with foods high in vitamin D is essential for immunity. Cod liver oil has sustained populations for many generations. See: Weston A. Price Foundation for more information about Vitamin D rich foods.

We have wonderful bodies which are designed to heal. There is no need for vaccines. We can build our immune systems and make ourselves and our children strong.

 

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Whooping cough vaccines for expectant mothers?

What are pregnant women to do?

Screen Shot 2018-05-23 at 11.09.05 AMAmong the advice given to expectant mothers is to avoid alcohol, limit fish intake, and choose wisely when consuming cheese. So I am both astonished and saddened that young mothers-to-be are now advised to be vaccinated.

The Australian Government recently announced it will provide the whooping-cough (pertussis) vaccine free to every pregnant woman in the country. The measure was included in the 2018 budget at a cost of $39.5 million ensuring that the vaccine becomes part of Australian National Immunisation Program.

The DTPa vaccine is used to provide protection against three diseases, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping-cough) and is given to children at 2, 4 and 6 months followed by another dose at 18 months and yet another at 4 years. At 10-15 years another dose is given as part of the school vaccination program. Now it is recommended for all pregnant women, ideally at 28 weeks, during their third trimester.

What Is Pertussis?

Pertussis or whooping-cough, is a respiratory disease caused by the Bordetella (B) pertussis bacterium.

Australia is currently experiencing extremely high levels of reported whooping-cough. This situation has continued for a decade and has, at times, seen the reported rate of whooping cough reach levels similar to those recorded prior to mass vaccination in 1953, and has culminated in nearly 40,000 cases reported in 2011. Ironically, this increased level of reported illness has occurred during the same period that vaccination for the disease has increased substantially.

History Of Pertussis

Decline of pertussis

In 1922, there were 107,473 pertussis cases reported in the U.S. with 5,099 deaths. Mortality associated with pertussis declined dramatically in the 1940s as living conditions improved, including sanitation and hygiene and access to health care.

History Of The Disease In Australia

From the above graph it can be seen that by the time mass vaccination commenced in 1953 with the licensing of the first DTP vaccine, deaths from this disease had already declined by roughly 95%

Problems With The Pertussis Vaccine

1. Pertussis vaccines are not very effective. After an outbreak of whooping cough in highly vaccinated kindergarten children living in Elk Grove, California, concerned health officials suggested that the vaccine was only protective for three years at most.

2. The mass pertussis vaccination program may be causing more dangerous strains of pertussis to emerge resulting in more serious symptoms. There have been reports from around the world that there is a new more virulent strain which differs from that contained in the vaccine. Eighty-four percent of all reported pertussis cases in Australia are reportedly associated with the newer strain.

3. Animal studies have shown that although vaccinated baby baboons didn’t develop symptoms of pertussis when coming into contact with the pertussis bacteria, they still colonized B. pertussis in their throats and so could pass the infection onto others. The study’s lead author, Tod Merkel, explained that when someone is exposed to B. pertussis after recently getting vaccinated, they could be an asymptomatic carrier and infect others. “When you’re newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.”

4. According to Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) there have been 19,357 serious adverse events as of December 30, 2015 in connection with pertussis-containing vaccines since 1990 and most of these in children three years old and under. The deaths resulting from these adverse events of the vaccine amounted to 2,512, with 90% of deaths in children under three years old.

Pertussis Vaccine Ingredients

Australia uses GlaxoSmithKline’s Boostrix vaccine for adults. The contents of this vaccine are:

diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine dTpa components adsorbed on 0.5mg aluminium and suspended in isotonic sodium chloride. It also contains formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 and glycine in residual amounts

Every dose of the DTPa (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) vaccine contains 500 micrograms of aluminium. Aluminium is a neurotoxin and this is injected into the bodies of very young children whose developing brains are extremely vulnerable. Five doses by the age of 5 results in a large amount of the heavy metal accumulating in these growing bodies especially when coupled with the aluminium received by way of other vaccines such as hepatitis B given from birth and again in childhood. This is all very serious and gets even more alarming as the pregnant women are also being coerced into having these aluminium containing vaccines.

Paediatrician Dr. Paul Thomas gives his advice to expectant mothers:

“The problem is that it is a humongous dose of  aluminium you are injecting right into the pregnant mum. It is going to go right into the bloodstream where it has a half-life of over a week during which time it bathes that developing baby’s brain with a known neurotoxin. It’s insanity! I would absolutely under no circumstances do that to my unborn child.”

Screen Shot 2018-05-19 at 8.57.32 AMIt is no surprise then that we are now hearing of an increase in fetal deaths in pregnant women who have been vaccinated against pertussis.

“I received the TDAP, against my instincts, March 17, 2015. My daughter was stillborn April 11, 2015 at 35 6/7 weeks. It is likely she was dead a few days before I found out on April 10, 2015. There was no known cause of death, and no flags or warning signs. We were a low risk pregnancy, with no abnormal prenatal clinical or lab findings”. – Chelsea Nichole Smith

Marcella Piper-Terry in her video Fetal Death Flu Shot & TDAP in Pregnancy discusses foetal demise (death in womb) from vaccines given in pregnancy. A whistleblower from an insurance billing company contacted her with documentation about what is happening in regard to these shots in pregnancy.

Stephanie was given the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine on October 20, 2015 and on November 9, 2015, her baby died at 37  weeks gestation.

Sarah received her flu shot on October 15,  2015 and five days later her baby died. The death was recorded as intrauterine foetal demise.

Melissa received Boostrix which contains 500 micrograms of aluminium on January 8, 2015. On February 13, it was noted that there was a uterine size discrepancy – the baby was not growing normally. On March 30 the baby died.

Ally received TDAP on December 7,  2015 and on the very same day her 29 week foetus had a heart attack and died.

There are many more of these deaths and as Marcella Piper-Terry states, these are not coincidences. She blames the aluminium for these deaths.

We should not be giving pregnant women vaccines. It does not make any sense.

But the fear of one’s baby dying from a case of whooping-cough rages in Australia. But what are the chances of death from the disease?

In Australia in the years from 2006 to 2012 there were 10 deaths in babies under 6 months old2 deaths in 2014 and one in 2015.  Babies under six months of age are most vulnerable to whooping-cough so the importance of  breastfeeding in helping baby develop a stronger immune system in order to resist disease needs to be stressed.

We are mad to risk the health of expectant mothers and their babies by vaccination during pregnancy. Sure the disease is nasty but medical help and hospitalization is available to handle any respiratory distress. As parents and grandparents, we must realize that we cannot control nature. Best we can do is to work with it and not against it.

Please note:

TDAP used for adolescents and adults in the US
DTaP is for children under 7 in US
DPTa is vaccine used for children in Australia
Boostrix or dTpa  is used for adults

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One vial is not necessarily the same as the next

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Aluminium has been described by immunologist C.A. Janeway as, “immunology’s dirty little secret.”

There are three forms of aluminium which are used as adjuvants in vaccines in order to bring about an immune response:

  • aluminium phosphate
  • aluminium hydroxide
  • amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate

Each shot of Merck’s HPV vaccine, Gardasil, contains 225 micrograms of amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate and Gardasil 9 contains 500 mcgs of the same adjuvant.

Of all the vaccines in 2017, parents report Gardasil to be the most reactive vaccine in adolescents. The stories we hear and the cases I’ve seen are horrendous.
—Dr. Suzanne Humphries

The three types of aluminium work differently in the body. They are not the same –  they are not just interchangeable. These 3 types of aluminium adjuvants differ in how they affect the immune system and so it is vital that we know which adjuvant has been used in a particular vaccine. And yet, it is assumed that what is listed on the package insert on any vaccine is what is in the vial.

We expect that each vaccine is labelled clearly and states what type of aluminium has been used as the adjuvant. But sadly this is not the case. Standardization of aluminium is a problem because particle sizes vary and this presents consistency problems.

In Merck’s Dirty Little SecretDr. Suzanne Humphries wonders why Gardasil hits the immune systems of some of these teenagers so ‘viciously,

“By Merck’s own admission for every 100,000 people who use Gardasil or Gardasil 9 you expect a minimum of 2300 serious adverse events to combat 12 potential cases of cervical cancer.”

A vial of Gardasil contains AAHS or amorphous aluminium hydroxyphospate sulphate chosen because it ‘binds better to the protein antigen and promotes a bigger immune system bonfire with more antibodies.’

Dr. Humphries states that although she always knew that no child can be standardized, she used to believe that vaccines could be, and claims that we cannot be sure that what is printed on the vaccine label matches what is actually in the vaccine.

Dr. Humphries explains the research done by Shirodkar in 1990 in which the whole-cell DPT vaccine label manufactured by Connaught Laboratories listed the adjuvant as ‘aluminium potassium sulphate’ but was really ‘amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate’ or AAHS, the same adjuvant used in Gardasil.

The diptheria and tetanus toxoids that make up the highly problematic whole cell diptheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccines contain the same adjuvant AAHS as is used today in Gardasil.

Could it be that the aluminium might have played a role in the reactions said to be because of the pertussis endotoxin in the whole cell DPT vaccines? Interestingly, there were many reactions in children who were given just the diptheria and tetanus toxoid vaccines. These vaccines did not contain the pertussis endotoxin.

More Dirty Secrets

A New Zealand hepatitis B package insert from 1987 states that the adjuvant used was aluminium hydroxide. However the labelling was wrong and had to be changed to amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate meaning that the hepatitis B vaccines were mislabeled for more than a decade and in reality, contained a more reactive adjuvant and one that was difficult to standardize.

Another example was the mislabelling of New Zealand’s VAQTA or the Hepatitis A vaccine.  The 1994 package stated that it contained aluminium hydroxide. However this was incorrect with Merck requesting the label be changed to reflect that the vaccine contained amorphous aluminium hydroxyphospate sulphate or AAHS.  And remember these adjuvants react differently in the body so it is vital that labels are  correct.

We now know that Merck’s vaccines have always contained AAHS in them.

For decades these labels have been incorrect.

Dr. Humphries explains an important implication and one that nullifies the Cochrane Review into aluminium.

In 2004 a Cochrane review of aluminium was undertaken and published in The Lancet,

“We found no evidence that aluminium salts in vaccines cause any serious or long-lasting adverse events. Despite a lack of good-quality evidence we do not recommend that any further research on this topic is undertaken.”

But as Dr. Humphries points out, these reviews were performed on aluminium hydroxide or aluminium phosphate where in reality the vaccines contained amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate or AAHS.

“The fact is that by 2004 vaccine manufacturers knew full well that the labelling was false and never informed.”
– Dr. Thomas Jefferson

The repercussions of this as activist, Elizabeth Hart, suggests:

“Jefferson et al’s scientifically unsound review has facilitated poorly evidenced acceptance of the safety of aluminium-adjuvanted vaccines.  As a consequence, an increasing number of aluminium-adjuvanted vaccines are being added to vaccination schedules around the world… The long-term cumulative effects of the ever-growing list of vaccine products are unknown.”

The number of girls and boys experiencing adverse events following their Gardasil vaccination continues to grow at a faster and more alarmingly rate than that of other vaccines. To date, there are over 85,000 reports on the World Health Organisation’s database, VigiBase. The use of amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate or (AAHS) causes the immune system to become 104 times more powerfully stimulated than what would occur naturally. Such overstimulation of the immune system results in the development of more dangerous allergies, especially asthma. It also causes the manifestation of autoimmune diseases and seizures and all of the conditions that are occurring in our young teenagers after HPV vaccination including POTS or postural orthostatic tachycardic syndrome, gastrointestinal problems, heart disease, cancer, hair loss, depression, insomnia, and excruciating joint pain.

Aluminium is indeed, immunology’s dirty little secret.

See: Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

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This article was originally published by Collective Evolution

 

 

 

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Harare’s Herald lauds Zimbabwe’s HPV vaccination programme

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This week in Mutare, Zimbabwe, First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa launched the National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme. The vaccine is to be given to over 800,000 girls between the ages of 10 to 14 in an attempt to alleviate the country’s growing cervical cancer rate. However in light of the fact that there is no proof that HPV vaccines have ever prevented a single case of the disease any decrease in the rate of the cancer from this provision alone will not take place.

The Herald refers to the benefit that this decision will bring to young girls and provides further details:

 Beneficiaries will be vaccinated against cervical cancer between now and May next year

From my vast research on the subject of Gardasil and other HPV vaccines the only beneficiaries are likely to be the vaccine industry. To date there have been over 85,000 recorded adverse events following the administration of Gardasil. This is far from the correct number of events for many of the injured and their doctors are uninformed of the existence of vaccine adverse event databases such as Vaers or VigiBase .

These life-altering events include sudden collapse with unconsciousness within 24 hours seizures; muscle pain and weakness; disabling fatigue; Guillain-Barr Syndrome (GBS); facial paralysis; brain inflammation; rheumatoid arthritis; lupus; blood clots; optic neuritis; multiple sclerosis; strokes; heart and other problems, including death.

Zimbabwe does not need this vaccine. There is an estimated 2, 270 women diagnosed with cervical cancer in Zimbabwe annually with a mortality rate of 64 percent so yes something needs to be done to address the level of cancer and the lack of appropriate treatment facilities. But there are other and much safer ways to fix the problem.

However when there are organisations such as the GAVI Alliance, a multibillion-dollar public–private partnership that funds and delivers vaccines to developing countries, and which in 2013 introduced HPV vaccines in eight African countries with it’s aim to vaccinate 30 million girls in 40 nations by 2020 then any other way of looking at the problem is ignored.

The GAVI Alliance, based on partnership between the public and private sectors, was launched in 1999 to combat falling immunisation levels by providing vaccines to 74 of the world’s poorest countries. Dubbed the “billion dollar fund” after a contribution of $750m (£517m; 839m) from Microsoft’s founder and chief executive, Bill Gates, it seeks to achieve this by incorporating new vaccines into national health systems while promoting the existing immunisation program

Criticism of GAVI is not hard to find with Princeton University academic Donald Light reporting in The Guardian that

“I think the taxpayers of affluent countries and their leaders should support saving poor children and reducing global poverty but this is a moment when they could critically review how that money is being spent.” …”The Gavi model depends on giving more and more money year after year to get vaccines to poor countries in ways that are not self-sustaining and at prices that are unaffordable.”

 

Before the advent of HPV vaccines it was found that social circumstances such as poverty and inequality were strongly implicated in the development of cervical cancer. It is well documented that tobacco smoking, having multiple children and the long-term use of hormonal contraceptives are associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer. When a woman stops taking hormonal contraceptives, the risk gradually declines.

Other factors that contribute to the cancer rate are the late presentation of disease, poor screening, and inadequate diagnosis and treatment facilities.

Knowing the risk factors and addressing them will help reduce the burden and mortality of cervical cancer along with the provision of Pap smear screening facilities and access to treatment for cervical lesions and cervical cancer.

Although there is government and public support for cervical cancer screening throughout the world, many countries lack well-funded, organised programs such as exist in the UK, Australia and other developed nations. From the 1960s to 1991, cervical cancer screening was available to women in Australia on an opportunistic basis in that the test was done on the request of the doctor or the woman herself. Then, in 1991, an organised program was set up which in 1995 became the National Cervical Screening Program. Such organised programs are more effective than those of an opportunistic nature because they specify a defined target population and include policies on method and interval of screening. Europe has few such organised programs with many countries relying on opportunistic screening. Screening in the USA and Canada varies from opportunistic to organised screening, and among the Latin American countries, Chile and Colombia boast national organised programs that have been operating for at least 15 years. Of all the countries in Africa, only South Africa has an official national cervical screening policy. Developing nations such as India have no organised screening program, with testing only available to a small population of mainly urban women. Since the Australian National Cervical Screening Program began in 1991, the number of deaths from the disease have halved.

The rollout makes Zimbabwe the eighth African country to introduce the HPV vaccine into its routine immunisation programme. The others are Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa and Uganda. This is tragic!

See: Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

 

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