Laura is one of the Irish ‘Gardasil Girls’. She was a normal active teenager and 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 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 ( TV3 Ireland, 2016, in Lobato 2017)
According to an article written in Trinity News, the rate of HPV vaccination in Irish schools has dropped by 10% over the past year. When you read that there is believed to be more than 800 cases of adverse events suffered by Irish girls following the Gardasil vaccination it is a wonder that the rates haven’t fallen further. The author of Numbers of Irish students opting for the HPV Vaccine drops considerably Caoimhe Gordon sets out to explore why this is happening. Gordon quotes Professor Kingston Mills of the Experimental Immunology department at Trinity who points the finger at the internet and social media and urges “parents to focus on the scientific evidence and not “hearsay” that can be found online.” The news that the rate of immunisation in Ireland has tumbled to 70% has experts concerned that the “universal acceptance of the vaccine” in no longer guaranteed. Gordon blames the anti-vaccination campaigns which are run by the group REGRET (Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Trauma) which is made up of parents of the Irish girls who have become ill. Their daughters are sick and many struggle to get out of bed and complain of headaches and joint pain and extreme tiredness.
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 now we have huge numbers – around 800 young girls who from all accounts were active and healthy before they had their Gardasil shots and are now very ill. The parents are fighting hard 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.
Irish philanthropist Jonathan Irwin has joined the struggle to achieve justice for Gardasil Girls. Irwin who is the founder of Jack & Jill charity for sick children, explains how the Gardasil HPV vaccine has injured his daughter Molly who remains ill. Irwin regards the vaccine as a “disaster” and “useless.”He has stepped down from his position as CEO to care for his daughter who is bedridden, following what he says was a severe reaction to the Gardasil vaccine. He says this vaccine should never have been included in the national program. One solicitor he knows has 75 cases which will be taken to the courts. Irwin doesn’t rule out using the courts himself in an attempt to get justice for his daughter and the other ‘Gardasil Girls’. “My teenage girl has lost her teenage life,” says Irwin. Irwin also wants a review of the vaccine. He insists that if he had known about the side effects he wouldn’t have allowed his daughter to be given Gardasil. He urges parents to read the vaccine leaflet which lists the side effects in black and white. The fact that the severe side effects of this vaccine are listed on the prescriber information found on the manufacturer Merck’s website is an important point because it means that the makers of this vaccine knew the real problems with this vaccine but went ahead and marketed this so-called cervical cancer vaccine. This is outrageous!
Jeffrey Jaxen is a researcher and journalist who says that the interesting thing about the case of the girls who have been damaged after Gardasil, is that 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 that each culture is handling this disaster differently and a lot of how they do this has to do with how they handled revolt in the past – “the memory of each culture’s revolting spirit”. He gives the example of the Irish mothers who are “fiery” and about whom he says “are kicking some major butt.” In Ireland these activist mothers have got the issue on the mainstream and are keeping it there (The Truth about Vaccines, 2017).
I am pleased that there are now many people who are waking up to the huge error that is this vaccine, one that has not been shown to prevent a single case of cervical cancer. I have spoken to many young women about how they have been damaged after Gardasil, just another one yesterday told me about how the vaccine nearly killed her. She had spent too many years and far too much money on finding a cure for her vaccine injury. I have also met and spoken to a young passionate man whose New Zealand cousin died after receiving Gardasil. His activism had become even stronger for his sister was now having severe menstrual problems after her course of the HPV vaccine.
Paediatrician and author Dr Paul Thomas calls Gardasil his least favourite vaccine. One reason is because the placebo that was used was aluminium when a placebo should be an inert normal saline solution. By using aluminium as a placebo the vaccine appears less dangerous. He states that the research into the vaccine was stopped early and the vaccine fast-tracked after researchers found some decrease in the cases of cervical dysplasia. His assessment of the new Gardasil 9 was even more telling. “There will be more deaths from that vaccine than there ever will be cases of cervical cancer ” (The Truth About Vaccines, 2017).
Cervical cancer is not a communicable disease. There is no need for this vaccine. Cases of cervical cancer have declined especially in western nations where living conditions are good and Pap smear testing is encouraged. As to our next move Jeffrey Jaxen says encouragingly that he is witnessing ‘Medical Disobedience’ in regard to the mandating of vaccines. He says that he has spoken to doctors who have told him that in their rooms they have more oranges with vaccines in them than have the children. This is so encouraging. May the revolution continue.
Gordon Caoimhe (2017) ‘Numbers of Irish students opting for the HPV Vaccine drops considerably’. Trinity News. http://trinitynews.ie/numbers-of-irish-students-opting-for-the-hpv-vaccine-drops-considerably/
Lobato, Helen (2017) Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed. Melbourne. Spinifex Press. http://www.spinifexpress.com.au/Bookstore/book/id=294/
TV3 Ireland (2016) ‘Gardasil Girls in Ireland’. The Vaccine Reaction. January 10; http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2016/01/gardasil-girls-in-irelandtv3-hpv-documentary/
The Truth about Vaccines. (2017) https://go2.thetruthaboutvaccines.com/docuseries/order/
The Thinking Mom’s Revolution (2017) Irish Philanthropist Jonathan Irwin Vows to Stand Up For Gardasil-Injured Girls. http://thinkingmomsrevolution..com/irish-philanthropist-jonathan-irwin-vows-stand-gardasil-injured-girls/