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Why are we replacing the Pap smear with a test for HPV?

Why are we replacing the successful Pap smear program with an HPV test when we don’t know if HPV is the cause of cervical cancer?

Joan Shenton, is a British broadcaster and producer of Sacrificial Virgins:  Not for the greater good.  In Part One of the series, Shenton interviews molecular biologist Professor Peter Duesberg who is also the author of What if HPV does NOT cause cervical cancer?  and asks him whether there is a causal relationship between the human papilloma virus and and cervical cancer. “Absolutely not”, he replied, adding that if HPV is there at all then it is what is known as a passenger virus. “It does nothing…these are fossils of HPV which are still in some cells. They are from an infection decades prior to the cancer.” This is damning and we must ask what on earth we are doing vaccinating girls and boys all over the world with a vaccine protective against a harmless wart virus. But the vaccine is not harmless. On the contrary there are more adverse events following its administration than for all other vaccines.

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. Since the Australian National Cervical Screening Program began in 1991, the number of deaths from the disease have halved (Cancer Council Australia, 2017).

In December 2017 the successful two-yearly pap tests for women aged between 18 and 69 will be replaced by a five-yearly HPV test for 25 to 74-year-olds. An  ABC online article explains that HPV screening looks for DNA from the human papillomavirus virus strains that cause the vast majority of cervical cancers. (Or so they say). The mainstream media was all over this new test yesterday. Why? Because according to Karen Canfell, director of the Cancer Research Division at the Cancer Council NSW, HPV screening for cervical cancer had been extensively studied and modelled, and shown to be better than Pap smears and liquid-based cytology. And the end of the year when this new program commences is fast approaching. It is time for promotion. And the media follows suite. They do not ask how these changes might adversely affect women or some women. They do not ask if there might be a problem with over treatment.

I suggest that these changes to the national cervical screening program are highly problematic. Firstly because the test is predicated on the basis that HPV causes cervical cancer. But we do not know that. We are told that cervical cancer is caused by HPV but even if the common human papilloma virus is found in tumour cells it may just be a harmless passenger. The real causes of cervical cancer are most likely socioeconomic and environmental factors such as poverty, nutritional deficiences, smoking, multiparity, prolonged contraceptive use and ageing. This test is for HPV not for cervical cancer. HPV is a very common virus so much so that most of us have had this at some stage in our lives. HPV is likely to be found in cervical cells but as Professor Duesberg has explained if the virus is detected it is a fossil, left over from earlier infection.

Pap smear testing has often been seen as excessive and resulting in cases of over-screening and treatment but this new test amounts to much more of the same. If the HPV test finds that a woman has HPV type 16 or 18, she will be given a colposcopy to look for any pre-cancerous cervical lesions. And if the HPV test finds any of the other high risk strains of HPV, then a Pap test will be ordered to ascertain if a colposcopy is required (Sifferlin, 2014). All of this of course will result in more colposcopies, and a lot of unnecessary worry for women who return a positive HPV test. And a great business opportunity for those in the sickness industry. This includes the vaccine industry – for this is sure to mean more women lining up for HPV vaccines and more adverse events resulting in more sick girls and boys who then need expensive medical care if they are to recover their former health. This policy is disastrous as is the HPV vaccination program which vaccinates teenagers all over the world with a vaccine that at best is preventative against a few strains of the human papilloma virus but does not protect them against cancer. How could it – it is a vaccine against a wart virus, that is all.

With these changes to the screening program there is particular concern for women who test negative for HPV but who have cervical cancer. HPV-negative tumours are present in many types of cervical cancers. Zhao MD and his colleagues report that large-scale studies reveal the existence of HPV-negative cervical cancers present in almost all types of cervical cancers (Zhao MD et al., 2014). According to Bosch et al. (2002), there has been little investigation of older women with cervical cancer, but it is likely that the HPV-negative cancers can be found in this group of women.These HPV-negative women will not have their disease found as early as they would have with a routine Pap smear.  There has been little investigation of older women with cervical cancer but it is likely that the HPV negative cancers can be found in this group of women.

With the arrival of videos such as Sacrificial Virgins:  Not for the greater good  and books such as Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed the HPV causes cervical cancer is being exposed as the shocking sham it is. The vaccination program needs to stop until there is proof that HPV causes cancer and so far there is none. And the mainstream media need to up their game. After all this is what they are being paid for.

 

 

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We are losing what it is to be human

When my daughter Tamara was born I was fortunate to have a sensible down to earth mother who encouraged me to breast feed. This was 1971 when it was becoming fashionable for young women to ditch the breast and take up formula feeding. I happily followed mum’s advice and never regretted it for a moment. Breast feeding is natural and of course really convenient and more importantly a perfect feed for baby. Not just nutritionally but replete with immunity. This brings me to the subject of herd immunity – natural herd immunity. We hear our so-called health experts speak of the need for herd immunity in the context of vaccines. But herd immunity is not obtainable from vaccines. Vaccine-acquired protection from childhood infections does not last whereas the natural infection with its fever and rashes extends immunity and is reinforced by others when they come down with the illness.

Herd immunity is gained in the following way. As a child before the age of vaccines it was common to have infections such as measles mumps, rubella, and chicken pox. A few days off kindergarten or school and then you were well again. We never heard of children having complications from the natural infection. When babies are breast fed this natural immunity is passed on and is protective of  baby in the early months of life. Then when our children have measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox the adult immunity to these illnesses is reinforced – this I think of as herd immunity. Take the case of chicken pox, a mild infection. Before the current age of vaccines chicken pox immunity among adults was regularly reinforced by the young around them who had the natural disease. In this way elderly people, often susceptible to shingles were protected from the painful and debilitating disease. This naturally acquired immunity is disappearing now that children are vaccinated for these mild childhood infections and everything else – even against influenza. Nature has it right. Breast is best, and a dose of a mild infectious disease makes us stronger.

Fear is a great motivator and our media at the behest of health departments and the pharmaceutical industry have exploited the fear of disease to such an extent that most of society think that vaccines will prevent childhood disease and the rare death. Before the age of vaccines there were around 10 cases of death from measles in Australia and these sadly occurred in areas of poverty and disadvantage. Infectious disease deaths fell before widespread vaccination. Factors that resulted in reduced deaths were improved nutrition, sanitation and hygiene.

Similarly when we turn to the issue of cervical cancer and prior to the 2006 release of Gardasil, the media message was intense and scarcely a day passed without a horrifying cervical cancer story accompanied by the promotion of an auspicious, imminent vaccine. This message reached an uninformed public, most of whom had never heard of this virus but were now  anxiously waiting for a vaccine to become available as quickly as possible. Poverty and environmental factors such as smoking, poor diets and even natural ageing were displaced as causation in favour of the human papilloma virus or wart virus. The outcome of this propaganda has led to over 70,000 adverse events and 314 deaths in young girls and boys after HPV vaccination.

We need to turn this around. There are many awful things happening in the world today but this one could be stopped tomorrow if there was a will. In the words of Dr Sherri Tenpenny: “True health cannot come from a needle. Injecting people with something to try to keep them well is a 200 year mistake.”

 

 

 

 


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While hundreds of Irish girls are forced to seek medical treatment authorities continue to claim the HPV vaccine program outweighs any risk


This week  The Irish Times  reported that almost 650 Irish girls needed medical intervention after their HPV vaccination. No surprises there and while it is good to see the Irish media admit that so many Irish girls are unwell the author really needs to do much more research. Perhaps he has, but is not permitted to report it. Such is the media today.

In Almost 650 girls needed medical intervention after HPV vaccine , Paul Cullen writes that the spokesperson for the Health Products Regulatory Authority has stated that although there were 1,099 reports of adverse reactions after the use of the vaccine the vaccine itself was not necessarily the cause and the benefits of the HPV program outweighed any risk.

Yes it is good to see articles alerting parents that there are serious adverse events after administration of HPV vaccines such as Gardasil, Gardasil 9 and Cervarix. However we need to take issue with many details of this report along with the actions of the Health Products Regulatory Authority.

The author states that despite the high level of adverse events the authority’s decision that the benefits of the program outweighed any risk was based on reviews obtained by the European Medicines Agency.

But should such reviews by the European Medicines Agency be trusted? Let us look at the facts.

In 2015 due pressure for an inquiry from HPV vaccine injured women and activists in Britain, Denmark and Sweden, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) conducted a review into two of the adverse conditions of HPV vaccination, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). However after hearing the details of damaged girls from countries including Spain, Italy, France, Colombia and Mexico, the Agency (EMA) could still see no reason to change the way the vaccines were administered, or the need to amend the current product information. Indeed, the EMA claimed that the benefits of HPV vaccines continued to outweigh their risks.

Criticism of the EMA’s review came from  many quarters including the Nordic Cochrane Centre, a reputable independent research and information organisation. It accused the EMA of being more concerned with its own reputation and acting to protect the vaccines from criticism at all costs. According to Peter C. Gøtzsche, the Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, the report undertaken by the EMA failed to take seriously important data that implicated the HPV vaccine in the development of severe side effects. Amongst them were findings by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre that the HPV vaccines resulted in a considerably higher risk of severe adverse effects than any other vaccine. They questioned whether the EMA has respected the rights of the community to know that there are concerns related to the safety of the HPV vaccines.

While the Australian media refuses to debate the issue of Gardasil, Gardasil 9 and Cervarix the Irish Media is at least reporting the injury but the information needs to be correct. The author claims that: HPV – or human papilloma virus – vaccine, marketed as Gardasil, protects against cervical and other forms of cancer. But according to a leading pathologist Dr Sin Hang Lee, there is zero scientific evidence that HPV vaccines have been proven to prevent a single case of cervical cancer in any country. The article informs that there are around 90 deaths from cervical cancer deaths a year in Ireland. It is obvious that this is not a disease of epidemic proportions with the majority of deaths occurring in women over 65 years of age. And yet all over the world girls and boys of 12-13 years of age are getting these vaccinations for a disease they are extremely unlikely to ever get. There is something very wrong with the picture painted by our health regulators and governments and it has to change. These are our future adults that governments at the behest of the pharmaceutical companies are exploiting for very short-term monetary gain. It is outrageous.

The article continues with advice given by the health authority;

The HSE, which noted that syncope can occur after any vaccination, especially in adolescence, advises girls to prevent it by sitting down for 15 minutes after vaccinations.

Now Syncope is serious. It is a temporary loss of consciousness usually related to insufficient blood flow to the brain and we know that large numbers of vaccinated girls have gone on to develop what is known as POTS or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, a disturbance of the autonomic nervous system manifesting in symptoms such as fatigue, sweating, tremor, anxiety, palpitation, exercise intolerance, light-headedness, and near collapse on upright posture. It is simply not good enough to just tell girls to sit down for a period of time after vaccinations.

I am not surprised by stories of Irish teachers who are witnessing what is happening on vaccination days. Indeed many of them do not want to work on vaccination days.

One young female teacher said she would rather go off sick when the girls are being given the HPV vaccine than witness what she has seen in her school over the last 3 years. She said she saw a number of girls lying on the floor like zombies. She was horrified that another senior member of staff said to her, ” you seen nothing, forget about it. ”

Another female teacher said that there is no way that her daughter who will be starting post primary school in few years time will be getting what she described as that horrible vaccine. She said that this must not and could not be right and wondered what was going to be long-term outcome with this girls health.

The HPV vaccination must be put on hold. There is no proof that HPV is the cause of cervical cancer – nor is there any evidence that this vaccine has prevented cervical cancer anywhere in the world. According to Erickson and 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.

I end this blog with the words of Bernard Dalbergue (Health Impact News, 2014)

I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Press release in response to media reports about the new Gardasil 9 vaccine

Re: ‘New, improved Gardasil 9 fights 90% of cervical cancers, beats genital warts too’ (The Age, September 6, 2017).

“A new version of the Gardasil vaccine has been developed and, according to Professor Suzanne Garland, ‘the eradication of cervical cancer is now firmly within our sights.’ Garland is the lead Australian author of a global trial published in The Lancet and funded by the drug’s manufacturer Merck which came to the conclusion that the new HPV vaccine Gardasil 9 could prevent 90 per cent of cervical cancers worldwide.

However, parents of teenage children need facts not empty promises. We do not know if Gardasil 9 or its predecessor Gardasil can prevent cervical cancer. To date Gardasil has not been shown to prevent a single case of cervical cancer. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines have never been tested against cervical cancer outcomes. It can take decades from HPV infection to the development of cancer so researchers used a surrogate endpoint to support the conclusion that HPV vaccines might be preventative. The suitable surrogate end-point chosen was cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2/3 lesions, and adenocarcinoma in situ. This end-point was decided even though these precursor lesions are common in young women under 25 years and rarely progress to cancer. In sum, very few of these CIN 2 and 3 lesions in young women develop into cancer so it is difficult to support their use as end-points or markers.

Wording is important. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) lists Gardasil 9 as a vaccine for the prevention of HPV. It may well be that these vaccines do prevent HPV but the question is whether they will ever prevent a single case of cervical cancer, a very slow-growing cancer easily detected during Pap smear testing with the five year survival rate for women diagnosed being 72%. There is no epidemic of cervical cancer in Australia. In 2014, there were 223 Australian deaths due to the disease.

What this means is that all over the world millions of girls and now boys are injected with a vaccine which has only been measured against a surrogate endpoint — precursor lesions — that most often do not lead to cervical cancer. While the efficacy of the vaccines is unknown what we do know is that according to Vigibase, the World Health Organisation’s database, there are now over 73,000 recorded adverse events after HPV vaccination. There have also been at least 324 deaths following Gardasil.

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has recommended that Gardasil 9 be listed on the Australian National Immunisation Program as a 2 dose schedule replacing the current 3 dose Gardasil vaccine. Parents who are considering whether HPV vaccines are right for their children need to be informed that the new vaccine Gardasil 9 contains more than twice the amount of aluminium, a neurotoxin, used as an adjuvant to stimulate the production of antibodies, than the current vaccine. Gardasil 9 also contains more antigens (the HPV LI proteins) with the total number increasing from 120 mcgs to 270 mcgs. How will additional antigens and more aluminium affect the health of these young people who are now told they need this new vaccine?

It is incredible that the obvious conflict of interest, with the manufacturer funding studies into its own product, seems to have been entirely ignored in the hype surrounding the Gardasil 9 vaccine.

What Merck has done is fund a study into its own product. Buoyed by the claims of the study’s author, even though they are purely speculative, Merck will now endeavour to ensure that every Australian teenager is administered with Gardasil 9, by accessing the limited resources of the public health purse.

What a lucrative profit-making exercise: fund studies into your own products, talk up the results, and thanks to the newspapers of Australia and their blinkered journalism, sit back and watch the money roll in.”

Parents need to know the facts in order to make an informed choice whether Gardasil or Gardasil 9 is right for their child.

Helen Lobato 7 September 2017

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Irish parents of ‘Gardasil Girls’ labelled “emotional terrorists”

Irish parents and girls who have become seriously unwell after their HPV vaccine shots are involved in a fierce battle with their government. Last week the HSE, the Irish Health  Service labelled girls with chronic health problems following their vaccination “emotional terrorists”.

Irish philanthropist Jonathan Irwin in a letter to Tony O’ Brien of the HSE points out that he is one of the “emotional terrorists” for as a parent of a sick daughter he has dared to question the side effects of the Gardasil vaccine. He writes:
I am not anti-vaccine. The HSE should be embracing parents with issues like us, listening to us and learning from our experience. Not embarrassing us and making us out to be the enemy. Please stop this verbal bull-dozing and wake up and listen to these very real problems. We don’t have to be doctors to ask questions. And a health system that doesn’t ask questions or admit that there might be problems is rotten. I expect more compassion from the leader of our health service. Shame on you.

There has been some support for the parents of Irish teenage girls who have developed serious health problems after Gardasil coming from independent TD Mattie McGrath who wants the Head of the HSE fired – over what he calls a vicious and unwarranted attack on parents and also from Sinn Féin health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly who said that medical authorities need to listen to those with concerns. “I have met people who believe – and they wholeheartedly believe – that their daughters have been impacted adversely by the HPV vaccine,” she said.

This battle must be seen in the context of the falling HPV vaccination rate in Ireland which has plummeted from 90% to 50% last year. The Irish media calls the support group Regret a “group aggressively campaigning against the HPV vaccination.” However Regret, short for Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma was set up by parents of Irish teenage girls who  are certain that their children’s ill-health commenced after HPV vaccination.

While the media does the government’s bidding it neglects to tell the real stories of what is happening to Irish girls. It also fails to report the stories of teachers who are witnessing what is happening on vaccination days.

One young female teacher said she would rather go off sick when the girls are being given the HPV vaccine than witness what she has seen in her school over the last 3 years. She said she saw a number of girls lying on the floor like zombies. She was horrified that another senior member of staff said to her, ” you seen nothing, forget about it. ”

Another female teacher said that there is no way that her daughter who will be starting post primary school in few years time will be getting what she described as that horrible vaccine. She said that this must not and could not be right and wondered what was going to be long-term outcome with this girls health.

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 – more than 400 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.

But inspite of the paucity of reason for HPV vaccination along with the thousands of sick girls and boys who became so after HPV vaccination the HSE has launched an intensified HPV vaccine PR campaign. The message is clear:
Vaccinating our girls is the best way of protecting them from this cancer in later life. Get informed. Get vaccinated.

The propaganda continues: I have been told that Australia is regarded in Ireland as the perfect example of how beneficial Gardasil is – the story goes that it has virtually wiped out cervical cancer. This is blatantly untrue. HPV vaccines are only 11 years old. Cervical cancer takes decades to develop. It is far too early to tell if there will ever be a case of cervical cancer prevented by this vaccine. So far there is no scientific proof that HPV vaccines have ever prevented a single case of cervical cancer anywhere in the world. The Australian government’s own website lists an estimated 912 new cases of cervical cancer this year with 254 deaths. Cervical cancer continues to affect Australian women. But HPV vaccination is not warranted. There are other ways to prevent cervical cancer without risking the health of our future generations with experimental vaccination.

See: Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

 

 

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