What’s up with Gardasil?

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My interest in the issue of Gardasil and cervical cancer began after a routine Pap smear revealed my cervical dysplasia in the 1980s. I remember being afraid that I might go on and develop cancer but fortunately I didn’t. From then on I have followed the cervical cancer story. Along the way I learned that vaccination science was not what I had previously thought or been taught. A great lecture I attended enlightened me to the fact that infectious diseases declined as our living conditions improved – sanitation, clean water and good nutrition were the drivers of declining rates of diphtheria, typhoid and smallpox, not vaccination.

When science began spruiking a vaccine for cervical cancer I could hardly believe it. How on earth did we get to this state where we are blaming a virus for cervical cancer?

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 longterm relationships.

Later researchers looked at the socioeconomic conditions of the time and cited smoking, and dietary deficiencies such as low levels of vitamin D and folate as risk factors for the disease. Other contributing factors for cervical cancer was multiparity – having more than one child.

From the middle of the 20th century cervical cancer rates in western nations were plummeting due to an improvement in these socio-economic conditions with this welcome reduction continuing with 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. It is a slow growing cancer that is amenable to treatment if discovered early through Pap smear with the five – year survival rate being 72%.

Cervical cancer was under control due to improved living condition and Pap smears programs and yet in 1977 German viriologist 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 on this new theory, Professor Ian Frazer and his partner Dr Jian Zhou were given funding to develop an HPV vaccine. Such are the workings of the vaccine industry.

HPV is a very common wart virus and most of the adult population has been infected at some point. 90% of these infections are resolved by the immune system within 2 years. So how did the science community and vaccine makers manage to convince most of the world that this wart virus causes cervical cancer?

In regard to the situation in Australia the roll – out and acceptance by the Australian community of Gardasil 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.

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Professor Ian Frazer was seen vaccinating young women in Australia. A spectacle to behold! Co- developer of the vaccine Ian Frazer became a national hero and even ‘Australian of the Year’ in 2006. What better publicity could there be for Gardasil and the success of the campaign.

Gardasil is described as one the worst vaccines ever produced and responsible for more adverse events than any other. There are 30,000 videos on You Tube documenting the disaster and the ruined lives of young girls and now boys. Tragically the vaccine industry is in the process of including this vaccine in the childhood schedule – babies can’t tell you that they were well before the vaccine and that now they aren’t so well. Horrific!

The vaccine 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 problems with 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.

Over 73000 serious adverse events have been reported-though this is not the complete picture for only 1-10 percent are ever reported. Most of the girls I have spoken to, have never reported their illness post vaccination- they did not know that they could or should or where to do this.

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Sacrificial Virgins: Part 1 – Not for the greater good

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?

In Australia in 2014 there were 224 deaths from this particular cancer whereas deaths from breast cancer in the same year were responsible for almost 2800 a year. There is no epidemic of cervical cancer in western nations.

We are beginning to hear of cases being heard in the courts. 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.

While the Australian government has been woefully silent on Gardasil, it has been up to sick women themselves to attempt to get justice. In 2013, Naomi Snell, a 28-year-old Melbourne woman, began a class action civil lawsuit against drug maker Merck after suffering autoimmune and neurological complications following her Gardasil shots. Her disabling symptoms included convulsions, severe back and neck pain, and an inability to walk. This caused her doctors to suspect she had multiple sclerosis, a diagnosis that was later retracted in favour of a neurological reaction to the vaccine. Seven other women, who had also been very ill following their HPV vaccinations, joined Naomi in her battle to seek justice however the claim against Merck did not proceed as the litigant Naomi was suffering considerable stress brought on by the impending case.

Proving causation is difficult. It is the last thing that doctors are going to admit. Even when they do suspect it’s the vaccine that’s responsible for the neurological or the autoimmune condition they don’t go on and report this.

When Kristin Clulow, one of the young women in my book Gardasil: Fast tracked and Flawed was asked by her neurologist if she had been given any vaccines recently and she told him she had – he replied: ‘that will be it’. But did he report his list of patients who had recently been given Gardasil. We don’t know. He’d probably be told by his masters to keep quiet about it.

One of the new diseases that is caused by this vaccine and the hepatits B shot is macrophagic myofasciitis. MMF occurs when the aluminium hydroxide adjuvant in the vaccine remains embedded in the muscle tissue. MMF results in chronic muscular and nerve pain. So many of the young Gardasil women report such allover body pain. The neurotoxin aluminium is added to a vaccine to enhance the immune response and is found in vaccines that contain dead viruses. These include HPV, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria-tetanus, haemophilus influenza and pneumococcal vaccines and most of these are given to very young children.

Professor Chris Exley is an expert of all things aluminium. Exley asks: ‘How many experts did they consult before using aluminium as an adjuvant? How would they know that it was safe. He wonders how they could answer this as he as an expert doesn’t even know.

This is very serious for according to the World Health Organisation the vaccine industry will be worth 100 billion dollars a year by 2025. How many more poorly tested, dangerous and useless vaccines will our children be forced to bear?

Aluminium causes the body to turn against itself. This is what we are seeing in many of the poor girls who have had their lives damaged and in some cases ruined after Gardasil. One of the serious adverse effects turning up in teenage girls is premature ovarian failure. POF occurs after aluminium destructs the maturation process of the eggs in the ovaries. These girls are then enter an early menopause, they become infertile in their teenage years.

Another mechanism by which damage is occurring is that of molecular mimicry. This occurs because one of the antigens in Gardasil, the HPV 16 L1 protein almost identically matches 34 peptides in our bodies. So when a vaccinated person develops an antibody to the HPV 16 protein they can also develop an antibody reaction to their own system in multiple locations. The number of viral matches and locations makes the occurrence of autoimmune reactions across the body almost unavoidable.

This is a tragedy.

And I wonder how many of these sick young people are being diagnosed with diseases such as multiple sclerosis without any connection made by the patient and rarely by the neurologist. Recently an episode of the ABC’s Lateline reported on the increase of multiple sclerosis in young women. The young woman featured was in her early 20s and had been unwell since she was 13 years old. This of course is the age that Gardasil is given. I don’t know if she had received Gardasil but it made me wonder when she described her symptoms: headaches, sensory deficit affecting her leg and fatigue resulting in her missing a lot of school whether this was a case of vaccine injury. If these sick girls are being diagnosed with chronic diseases like MS and other neurological or autoimmune conditions and no-one is asking why this has happened – we will not know that full extent of the damage.

But the vaccine manufacturers do know the extent of the damage:

According to the Gardasil 9 package information insert, the following percentage of serious adverse events were collected during follow-up (up to 48 months):

Gardasil 9 2.3%

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                   2.5%

Cervical cancer rates are always quoted as # per 100,000. Given the above information, for every 100,000 people using Gardasil 9 there would be 2,300 serious adverse events. And for every 100,000 people using Gardasil there would be 2,500 serious adverse events.

But the cervical cancer diagnosis rate in the United States is 7.9/100,000 and in Australia it is 6/100,000. It doesn’t make any sense to cause 2300 or 2500 per 100,000 injured teenagers for these manageable rates of cancer unless of course you are a vaccine manufacturer.

And yet knowing this, the vaccine was approved and licensed to be given all over the world to our young teenagers all over the world.

The story of Gardasil a vaccine purported to be preventative against cervical cancer is part of a bigger story – that of the lucrative vaccine industry. Any debate on vaccines is suppressed particularly in Australia. The federal AMA president Michael Gannon referred to the increasing vocal dissent as ‘quack theories’. But they are not. The problems with the vaccines are clearly printed on the package inserts. The full list of the adverse events plus the expected number of injuries are there in black and white. The AMA, and the health departments and ministers along with the cowardly media continue to falsely shape the community’s beliefs about vaccination.

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Next year the Gardasil 9 vaccine takes the place of the quadrivalent Gardasil in Australian school vaccination programs. There are five more antigens in this new vaccine and double the amount of aluminium and who knows how many more vaccine injured girls and boys. There is no debate in this country.

The arrival of Gardasil 9 was received by our uncritical media: “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.

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.

It is surely time for the truth to come out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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