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A must-see documentary: ‘Manufactured Crisis – HPV, Hype & Horror’

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Sixteen year-old girls are going into ovarian dysfunction. Let me put that clearly for you in simple terms. That means a sixteen-year-old girl is going into menopause which is criminal.

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— A passionate mother speaking in Manufactured Crisis – HPV, Hype & Horror

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There is no other industry in this world that has that kind of protection. They make their products not subject to any legal liability and then they have the government on top of that mandating that all of us purchase their products and they are not accountable.

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— Gretchen DuBeau Esq. Executive and legal director, Alliance for Natural Health

Manufactured Crisis – HPV, Hype and Horror was produced by the Alliance for Natural Health and features the stories of families from the United Kingdom, America, Spain and Denmark. The documentary needs to form the basis of informed consent and given to any parent considering Gardasil or Cervarix for their daughters and now sons.

Here is the synopsis:

The pharmaceutical industry used faulty research, paid doctors and manipulated the media to push an unsafe vaccine onto the market.

They used political pressure to force this vaccine onto the public, despite any demonstrable public threat.

The result has been the devastation of many young girls’ lives.

Through interviews with leading experts, victims, and our own analysis of the vaccines themselves, the Alliance for Natural Health uncovered a conspiracy of greed that is being perpetrated on families around the world.

HPV vaccines were hyped and marketed to be given as a preventative against cervical cancer.

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But as Sin Hang Lee M.D states:

Cervical cancer is the most preventable cancer.

This he explains is because it takes 15-30 years from infection with HPV to develop. First all that is needed is to catch the precancerous lesions and treat these. This is why it is so important that Pap smear programs continue.

The police came to the house to tell me she was found dead. She was found dead in her bed at school and that they didn’t know what happened

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— Emily Tarsell, mother of Chrisina who tragically died in bed in 2008.

After 8 long years Emily Tarsell has managed to get justice for her daughter. The US government has finally conceded that Gardasil caused the death of her daughter Christina. Christina died from an arrhythmia induced by an autoimmune response to the HPV vaccine Gardasil which she had received only days before her death. 

The rate of cervical cancer in western countries such as the US is 12 per 100,000.

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.

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— Norma Erickson, President of SaneVax 

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Laurie Powell a former pharmaceutical marketing executive comments on the spin and deception of Big Pharma.

She recalls a commercial that she saw on TV that targeted pre sexual girls that she considered was the most ‘egregious form of marketing’ she had ever seen.

‘Mum you wouldn’t let me get cancer if you could prevent it would you?’

The mainstream media ignores the plight of the thousands of girls and boys left damaged after HPV vaccination. The families of the vaccine injured can’t walk away from their problems and must deal with this dismissal of their situation and are often told it’s just a coincidence.

‘It’s all in the mind, a mental health condition’

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— Freda Birrell, President of the UK Association of vaccination injured daughters.

HPV vaccination is mandated for school children in three states of the US. It is required in the district of Colombia, Virginia State and Rhode Island.

They have to choose between putting their health at risk and attending school in order to be vaccinated for something that is believed can only be to be transmitted through sexual contact.

When you look more closely you see that the largest pharmaceutical companies including the largest vaccine makers have spent over 5.2 billion advertising during the last 12 months. They are keeping many of these news outlets in business with advertising dollars. It is no wonder the media is hesitant to criticise these products.

— Gretchen Du Beau Esq, Executive and legal director, Alliance for Natural Health.

Gardasil was fast-tracked by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to industry lobbying from the manufacturer Merck who in December 2005 submitted an application to the FDA for fast track approval. Shortly after in February 2006 Merck announced that the FDA had given the go-ahead and that Gardasil was to be given a ‘priority review’. Such an accelerated review is reserved for vaccines and other products that are urgent and for conditions where other treatment does not exist. Did Gardasil fulfill this unmet need? No it did not.

Cervical cancer is a rare outcome of HPV infection and in countries with cervical cancer screening programs, cases of the disease and fatalities have more than halved and if a cancer is found early and treatment given, the 5 year survival rate is 72%. But in spite of these facts the FDA review date was scheduled for June 8 , 2006 whereupon the first HPV vaccine was approved and recommended for all women aged between 9-26 years even though it had not been tested for the prevention of precursor lesions in females younger than 15 years of age.

If you have a girl who has been exposed to HPV and then she goes and gets a vaccine the pre-licensing data from Merck shows that she is 44.6% more likely to develop cervical lesions.

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—  Shannon Mulvihill, RN

Many risks are concealed by authorities. In the UK it was only through a freedom of information request that it was determined that the level of adverse events that were recorded by the MHRA was several times higher than any other known vaccine. With MMR vaccine the next…This is not being communicated to the medical profession.

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—  Robert Verkerk, BSc, MSc, PhD FACN

There are 225 mcgs of Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate per shot of Gardasil with the recommendation being 3 doses. Both Gardasil and Cervarix use the newer aluminium adjuvants which cause a stronger immune response than other such adjuvants.

It has no known function in any living system…The only evidence indicates that aluminium is being toxic.

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— Dr. Christopher Exley, PHd in Ecotoxicology of Aluminium, University of Stirling

Samples of HPV vaccines were tested.

We have been looking at the results of our analyses…we have small number of samples.

What we found with Cervarix was very interesting. We found 2.6 times the amount of aluminium in the product than that which was stated on the label.

Gardasil was absolutely within range but was 2.5 times the stated amount than in Cervarix. Both products were hovering  around 1000 parts per million level of aluminium.

There is a whole range of data emerging reminding us that there are some real issues in terms of animal studies that are showing those kind of exposure levels triggering significant  responses inflammatory responses,neurological responses.

— Robert Verkerk, BSc MSc, PhD FACN

This is just a snapshot of the interviews taken from Manufactured Crisis – HPV, Hype & Horror. It needs to be seen by the public before more damage is done to even more innocent teenagers who are told they need these vaccines to prevent cancers they are unlikely to ever get.

 

 

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Another blow for teen health as Gardasil is approved for Irish boys

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Slowly but surely boys are being included in HPV vaccination programs throughout the world. 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.

Early this month the Irish government joined these countries and voted to include the HPV vaccine for teenage boys. In Ireland the uptake of the vaccine has dropped to only 50% of girls and efforts are in place to address the fall with much emphasis placed on the need for so-called ‘herd immunity‘. During the parliamentary debate on HPV vaccines there were references to the ‘success’ of our Australian campaign and it was claimed that

there has been a 90% reduction in the number of cases of genital warts in men and women reported

It may well be the case that there has been a reduction in genital warts but this does not mean there is a reduction in cervical cancer. There is no proof that HPV vaccines Gardasil or Cervarix have prevented a single case of cervical cancer and wasn’t that the point of the vaccine.

As these HPV vaccines are promoted for more and more conditions such as anal and penile cancers and now for the prevention of head and neck cancers I wonder if cervical cancer was really the main game or rather the fear of this woman’s cancer was used to argue for research and capital and the development of this dirty vaccine.

The media hype was extraordinary with the public made fearful about a cancer which in Australia is responsible for around 220 deaths a year with the deaths occurring in older women most of whom had not had Pap smears.

In 2013 Australia began vaccinating teenage boys with Gardasil and many now suffer from its devastating side effects. There are reports of serious problems such as syncope and seizures. Reading through the 70 plus pages of events on the TGA website dating from the middle of 2013 until December 2017 it is clear that they are suffering in a similar way to the girls with neurological, cardiac, allergic, and gastrointestinal disorders to name just a few of the life altering conditions that are associated with this vaccination program.

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To extend this vaccine to Irish boys is the wrong decision.

One of the reasons cited for the extension of the vaccine to boys is that the vaccine may prevent anal cancer but such cancers are rare and more commonly diagnosed in people aged 50 to 60 years. Then there is the purported risk of penile cancer which is also relatively rare globally with an annual incidence of less than 1 case per 100,000 person in western countries. The other reason cited is to stop transfer of HPV to girls and therefore act against cervical cancer but once again there is no scientific proof that HPV causes cervical cancer.

The side effects are likely to manifest in fertility problems for boys. We are already seeing many girls post vaccination experiencing early menopause. This is all very tragic and totally unnecessary.

Studies for male fertility and the male reproductive effects post-Gardasil, were limited at best. Internationally, there are already reports of boys and young men reporting erectile dysfunction and other new medical conditions post-Gardasil.

The carnage in the wake of this HPV vaccination program is very real with over 400 reported deaths occurring in previously healthy young girls. Sadly there are now reports of fatalities in boys and in January 2018 Colton Berrett from Utah took his own life after struggling for years with massive health issues that occurred directly after receiving Gardasil.

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Just before going on a Scouting trip, he went in for a medical exam. His doctor advised him, and his parents, to take the HPV vaccine because, according to his doctor: “It can help prevent cancer”. He was told that even if he was not promiscuous, he could in the future potentially pass HPV on to his wife.

Two weeks after his third course of Gardasil , Colton was experiencing a sore neck. Then serious lethargy came. Then paralysis in his right arm and hand. The scans showed that Colton had serious inflammation from the C1 to T12 vertebrae. He was given an initial diagnosis of transverse myelitis.

Those who knew Colton said that he didn’t complain but his life was tough. He was permanently connected to a ventilator, dependent on constant therapy and at such a young age and all for a disease he was never going to get.

In Colton’s case the doctors recognised that he was experiencing a serious adverse reaction to the Gardasil vaccine and reported it to Vaers, the vaccine adverse event reporting register. Another life gone and untold grief for his family.

It is a tragedy and one that was completely avoidable.

In July 2017 UK boys and their parents were able to breathe a sigh of relief after the decision was made not to vaccinate boys against the human papilloma virus (HPV).  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 have been ongoing campaigns aimed at a ‘gender-neutral‘ approach to the vaccination, that would make sure that 400,000 school-age boys are able to access HPV vaccines. The committee made its recent decision based on their findings that it wouldn’t be cost-effective to vaccinate boys along with girls. Unlike the situation in the UK, in Australia there was no such deliberation and in 2013 we became the first country to extend our HPV vaccination program to boys. Ireland now joins the group of countries that have rushed to vaccinate teenage boys along with its girls. None of us can afford to relax while this disastrous vaccine is out there.

See: Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

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There’s already two unnecessary childhood vaccines for rotavirus

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SBS  news reports:

Australian scientists have successfully developed an effective oral vaccine that protects babies against the potentially deadly rotavirus from birth

The new vaccine is called RV3-BB and plans are now underway to pursue clinical trials in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Africa.

What is rotavirus?

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in children all over the world. In the first few months of life children are protected by way of maternal antibodies transferred from their mother and via breastfeeding.

The National Vaccination Information Centre states:

By the age of five, most children have had several rotavirus infections and have developed natural antibodies that protect them from symptoms of diarrhoea when they are re-infected as they get older.

What is the treatment for rotavirus infection?

Most children do not require treatment for this common infection. They may need extra rest and fluids to prevent dehydration and if the case is severe intravenous re-hydration may be necessary. In developing countries where sanitation and medical facilities are lacking the disease can be fatal.  In Australia, it is estimated that there are around 10,000 hospitalisations and one death annually in children usually under two years old from rotavirus. Hospitalisation rates are five times greater in Indigenous Australians compared with non-Indigenous children.

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In America the vast majority of rotavirus infections will be mild. When vomiting and diarrhoea are severe, anti-nausea drugs exist to treat the problem. My experience indicates that the rotavirus vaccine is unnecessary as long as families practice good hygiene, drink clean water and have access to health care if a child gets dehydrated and needs IV fluids…But the rotavirus vaccine is unnecessary for American babies. There is no reason to give it. Take a pass on the rotavirus vaccine. Anti-diarrhoea medications aren’t recommended for a rotavirus infection.

Australian babies do not need these vaccines either. Australia has excellent standards of hygiene, sanitation and medical care.

Nevertheless there are two rotavirus vaccines currently available in Australia:

Rotarix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, and Merck’s RotaTeq.

The Rotavirus live attenuated vaccine Rotarix  is given to Australian babies at 2 months and again at 4 months.

Are Rotavirus vaccines safe?

The first rotavirus vaccine RotaShield which was licensed only in the United States was discontinued in 1999 after 15 infants who received the vaccine developed intussusception (a type of bowel obstruction that occurs when the bowel folds in on itself). According to Dr Paul Thomas, both RotaTeq and Rotarix which are used by 77 countries worldwide may also cause intussusception. He reports that this bowel disorder was very rare before the introduction of rotavirus vaccines but since their use the rates of this disorder have increased. Statistics from his own practice reveal that children who received the rotavirus vaccine were four times more likely to suffer gastroenteritis than those who were not vaccinated against the disease.

So why are these vaccines given?

The author of Follow the money describes the Revolving Door/Conflict of Interest

The vaccine industry is worldwide with significant profit margins. It’s no wonder then that when an already manufactured, researched and designed, patented vaccine comes up for approval on efficacy and safety, the manufacturer wants it fast-tracked and promoted as life saving by the government. What better way to do that than have your former employee take over a valuable new role at the CDC. Or vice-versa, reward a former high-ranking CDC employee, who comes with the full knowledge and connections of the CDC, with a high ranking position at your manufacturing company. That is exactly what’s at play in the vaccine industry. It’s business as usual merging big government with big business.

CBS reported on the conflicts of interest in the vaccine industry and found that the vaccine industry give millions to the Academy of Paediatrics for conferences, grants and medical education classes. Wyeth, the manufacturer of the pneumococcal vaccine gave the Academy $342,000 for a community grant program. Vaccine manufacturer Merck gave the Academy of Paediatrics $433,000 the same year the academy endorsed Merck’s HPV vaccine.

Vaccine industry insider

Professor of Paediatrics and director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr Paul Offit is the inventor of RotaTeq, which is now recommended for children worldwide. He holds the patent on the vaccine that he co-invented. Considered a ‘vaccine industry insider’ Offit is well-known for saying that ‘babies can theoretically tolerate 10,000 vaccines at once’.

Now there’s another rotavirus waiting in the wings. This time it’s a vaccine to be given to babies shortly after birth. Babies are already given the hepatitis B at birth. Do we really have any right to subject newborns to another vaccine?

In a world-first clinical trial the new rotavirus vaccine RV3-BB which was developed at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute – was given to hundreds of babies in Indonesia just days after being born. The trial was financially supported by among others Bill and Melinda Gates. The Gates’ enthusiasm for all matters vaccine is well-known. In Everything you need to know about Bill Gates, vaccine safety & his relationship with big pharma, Robert. F. Kennedy Junior has written:

In a widely cited 2014 blog post on the “miracle of vaccines,” Gates expressed enthusiasm about the “inspiring” data on vaccines and the “fantastic” and “phenomenal” progress being made to expand vaccine coverage.

However as Kennedy explains Gates neglects the history of infectious disease. Kennedy cites the example of scarlet fever for which there was no vaccine and which had become rare by the 1950s. Kennedy quotes U.S. mortality data from 1900–1973:

Medical measures [such as vaccines] contributed little to the overall decline in mortality in the United States since about 1900—having in many instances been introduced several decades after a marked decline had already set in.”

Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time. Conscientious objectors to vaccination should stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defense of their conviction. – Mahatma Gandhi

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India says no to HPV vaccines

Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 1.27.53 PM   The Indian Express reports that the Indian government has decided not to introduce a cervical cancer vaccine into the universal immunisation programme. This decision has been made despite the fact that India has an unacceptably high death rate from cervical cancer.

Opposition to the vaccination programme came from Ashwani Mahajan, the national co – convener of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch who explained the party’s stance in a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

It is our concern that this programme will divert scarce resources from more worthwhile health initiatives diverting it to this vaccine of doubtful utility and that its adverse effects will erode confidence in the national immunisation programme and thereby expose children unnecessarily to the risk of more serious vaccine-preventable disease.

Although the decision not to include the HPV vaccination in the universal immunisation programme is not final it won’t be happening in the near future. In India the vaccine is available in the private sector and can be given if there is demand on behalf of the woman and her doctor sees a need.

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among Indian women accounting for an astounding 67,000 deaths a year. Many developing nations such as India have no organised screening programs, with Pap smear testing only available to a small population of mainly urban women. I would hope that the RSS wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch which has argued successfully against the HPV vaccine will now press for improved health care with Pap smears programs instituted throughout India for clearly 67,000 deaths a year from cervical cancer is shocking. Contrast this with the situation in Australia where this particular cancer is a long way down the list of common female cancers – in fact it is rated the 18th most common cancer in Australian women. Clearly socio economic conditions in India need to improve in order to address this alarming death rate. Risk factors for this disease include living in poverty, dietary deficiencies, smoking and multiparity ( having given birth to more than one child).

India is no stranger to the HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. In 2009 an unethical vaccine trial took place involving thousands of young girls. The trial was called a ‘demonstration project’ and run by the Indian unit of the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH). However the project was in reality, a Phase IV, post marketing, clinical trial.

It involved the vaccination of about 30,000 girls, aged between10–14 years. The vaccines used were Gardasil and Cervarix. Women’s health groups alarmed at the trials and rightly concerned that the HPV vaccines had not been tested for safety and efficacy in the Indian population where adolescent girls are often malnourished conducted their own investigation and found that the young girls selected for the trial — many of them poor tribal girls — came from communities lacking the necessary health infrastructure such as Pap smear facilities and gynaecologists.

These young adolescent girls had put their faith in the government, naively trusting it to do the right thing — in this case providing them with an expensive vaccine free of cost, to prevent cervical cancer. However, there was no informed consent process; they were not told that they were part of a clinical trial and that they had the right to refuse participation. In the rare cases where consent forms were used, there was no information regarding compensation, or about possible alternative treatments or risk management.

The girls were also not informed that one of the possible and significant side effects of the vaccine might be infertility. Notwithstanding the fact that at least four girls died in Andhra Pradesh and two in Gujarat and that many girls went on to suffer severe side effects (including anaphylactic shock, seizures and paralysis, motor neurone disease, and disorders of the immune system), there was no follow-up monitoring by PATH. The deaths were attributed to other causes such as malaria or suicide.

In April 2010, the Indian Council of Medical Research told the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat to immediately suspend the cervical cancer control vaccination program for girls. In the same year, due largely to the insistence of the activists, the Indian Government held an inquiry into the study which found that many violations had taken place which included a lack of informed consent, and inadequate health facilities for dealing with adverse events and medical emergencies. A further finding in April 2013 by a committee appointed by India’s parliament accused PATH of violating clinical-testing norms:

Its [PATH’s] sole aim has been to promote the commercial interests of HPV vaccine manufacturers who would have reaped windfall profits had PATH been successful in getting the HPV vaccine in the Universal Immunization Program of the country.

All of this is of course cold comfort to the parents of 13-year old Sarita Kudumula who only learnt that their daughter had taken part in a medical trial after she collapsed and died a few days after her Gardasil injection. Girls from tribal communities such as Sarita are obliged to attend government schools located away from their communities which increases their vulnerability to exploitative drug trials.

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You can read more about these unethical trials in Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

According to a 2015 article in the International Journal of Women’s Health,

Every year in India, 122,844 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 67,477 die from the disease. India has a population of 432.2 million women aged 15 years and older who are at risk of developing cancer. It is the second most common cancer in women aged 15-44 years. India also has the highest age standardised incidence of cervical cancer in South Asia at 22, compared to 19.2 in Bangladesh, 13 in Sri Lanka, and 2.8 in Iran.

In light of these alarming statistics so much more needs to be done to alleviate this huge disease burden. The answer will not be found in HPV vaccines but in changes to the poor socio – economic conditions endured by women at risk of cervical cancer.

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Before HPV there was common sense

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.

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 my book I explain why I became interested in this story of cervical cancer which stemmed from my diagnosis of cervical dysplasia in the 1980s. This was around the time that the story about a virus was causing the cancer was making the news. With the rates of cancer skyrocketing in the second half of the 20th century the world was concerned about the causes of cancer and in this case cancer of the cervix.  People wanted answers, they wanted to know the cause. Most of all they wanted a cure.

I often wonder about the ability of the scientific community to have most of the world believing that viruses, and not lifestyle and environmental changes, are the cause of these horrid cancers. But that is what has happened in the case of cervical cancer.

Numerous theories as to the cause(s) of cervical cancer have come and gone over the decades. There were the early nineteenth century physicians who claimed that ‘sexual excesses and immorality’ were involved, for it was thought that the disease was found in larger numbers among poorer, city women than amongst married and financially more secure women living in rural areas (Löwy, 2011, p. 140). Domenico Rigoni-Stern, an Italian surgeon, followed this dubious line of reasoning and claimed that cervical cancer rarely occurred in nuns (p. 140). This theory was later discounted when a study revealed that in fact religious sisters were subject to the disease too, and that, contrary to prevailing opinion, women in long-term relationships also developed cervical cancer. Further research by British physician J.C.W. Lever found that “single women bear a proportion of 5.83 per cent, married women 86.6 per cent, and widows 7.5 per cent,” of cases of cancer of the womb. With the notion that sexual excesses and/or immorality were the cause of the disease discredited, researchers began to suspect that a “chronic irritation” or an underlying inflammatory process could be the missing link. In the case of cancer of the uterus it was proposed that the trauma of childbirth itself could be a risk factor. Such speculation might explain why there was more cervical cancer among women of low socioeconomic status than among women of means. Poorer women tended to have more children, lived harsher lives and possibly received less medical care, as well as missing out on much-needed rest and recovery time after the birth of their children (Löwy, 2011, p. 143).

I believe these early researchers were on the right track when they proposed that social circumstances such as poverty and inequality were in some way implicated in the disease process. British psychologist, author and researcher Susan Quilliam documented these lifestyle factors that might increase the chance of becoming ill with cervical cancer in her 1989 book Positive Smear. Quilliam 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. Quilliam strongly emphasised the importance of a healthy environment, good hygiene and excellent nutrition as prerequisites for good health and resistance to disease (1989, pp. 96–98). When discussing the causes of cervical cancer, she doesn’t shy away from a conversation about the contraceptive pill and how it has a negative effect on natural immunity as well as a propensity to lessen the body’s ability to use folic acid (p. 99). Regrettably, since Quilliam’s 1989 book, the pendulum has swung back to regarding cervical cancer as a disease associated with sexual activity. HPV is now seen as the main culprit and any discussion that there may be other factors that lead to this disease is silenced in the mainstream media. To the extent that Harald zur Hausen’s claim that HPV was the cause of the disease was welcomed by the scientific community even though other institutions such as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) were wary and stated: “Although evidence for an association between cervical cancer and sexual activity has been available for over a century, the causal role of a sexually transmitted infectious agent has not yet been proven” (IARC, 1989).

Despite this lack of consensus, in 1989, Professor Ian Frazer and Dr Jian Zhou from the University of Queensland in Australia received funding from CSL Ltd, formerly known as the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories to begin work on a vaccine which “would prevent carcinogenic changes believed to result from HPV infections”.  And what has followed is a disaster for over 73000 girls and boys around the world who have suffered shocking adverse events following their vaccination with HPV vaccines for a disease they are extremely unlikely to ever get.

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.

Indeed  recent research from Egypt puts the HPV causation into further jeopardy. Thabet et al. found that HPV wasn’t the main cause of pre-invasive and invasive cervical cancer among patients in the Delta Region, Egypt. They report the existence of HPV in 39.5% of premalignant lesions and 33.3% in malignant cervical lesions.

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.

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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What causes cervical cancer?

 

There are many unanswered questions regarding the current dogma that HPV causes cervical cancer. For example:

Why is it that only one in 10,000 HPV infected women go on to develop cervical cancer and why does this cancer only develop decades after HPV infection?

The human papilloma virus was not always considered the cause of cervical cancer. Christine Kent author of Saving the Whole Woman has pointed out that there is a lack of glycogen in the squamous mucosa of the cervix and vagina in women with cervical cancer. Glycogen is a stored form of glucose which is necessary for the health of these reproductive tissues. Other researchers have looked into dietary reasons that may contribute to cervical cancer such as Susan Quilliam who in her book Positive Smear noted nutritional deficiencies such as a lack of vitamin C, beta carotene and folic acid. Carolyn DeMarco also mentions the role of folic acid describing it as an important cofactor needed by the enzymes that make DNA and one that is often deficient in pill users, that can protect against precancerous changes in the cervix. Demarco adds that low levels of beta-carotene have been associated with cervical dysplasia along with inadequate vitamin B6 and selenium. Carolyn Demarco and Susan Quilliam both discuss the role that prolonged use of the contraceptive pill has on the incidence of cervical cancer. A 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.

Then there is the role that smoking plays in the development of the disease with it being a major risk factor and said to account for a two-to four-fold increased incidence of cervical cancer. Reading from the QuitNow website :

Smoking is a cause of cancer of the cervix. Tobacco specific carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) have been found in the cervical mucus of smokers. Smokers and former smokers risk of developing cancer of the cervix is about double that of never smokers.The level of risk remains after taking into account other risk factors for cervical cancer including infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV), a likely factor in most cases. Your risk of developing cervical cancer increases the longer you smoke and the more cigarettes you smoke. 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.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers the following tips for preventing cervical cancer: Don’t smoke, have regular Pap smears, eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, use a condom and be monogamous. Seems very sensible to me.  And why don’t we hear this sensible advice rather than the baseless message that HPV vaccines are needed to save your daughter from the ravages of cervical cancer. And look where this advice has got the young teens of the world with over 73000 adverse events post vaccination and hundreds of deaths. This is a disease for which HPV vaccination is not warranted. First attend to these lifestyle causes would be a good way to go.

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News, book launch and crackdown on free speech

I keep finding more information that I have not included in my book Gardsil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed.

I recently watched an hour – long interview with a New Zealand couple whose daughter had been injured post vaccination with Gardasil. Her mother had said no to the consent form sent home by the school but on the day of vaccination her daughter was bullied into it – made fearful by classmates and those giving the shots that she didn’t have it she would get cervical cancer and so submitted to the vaccine. The next morning she awoke with a blinding headache and from there her health went from bad to worse. It cost this family much in terms of heartache and money to obtain the help they needed to get their daughter well again. The medical system could do nothing – they could not or would not see the connection between the young girl’s condition that consisted of neurological problems and reproductive issues in that her periods had ceased and so the family sought homeopathy and naturopathic treatment. The treatment is expensive– there’s the testing involved, the detoxing and supplementation. This young girl was fortunate in that her parents were able to seek out and provide this treatment. There are so many who aren’t able to afford this and many who remain ignorant of what is wrong with them and that alternative treatment is available. The information is not in the mainstream where it should be.

In Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed I have written that there are over 50,000 adverse reported events after vaccination and yet during this interview I heard about another larger database of adverse events called Vigibase. It’s a World Health Organisation database and they record the total as over 73000. This of course is still far from accurate as many people don’t know where or how to record their event. It is good that we know where to record these events but what is being done about the huge number of adverse events. Where is the inquiry into these events – surely the World Health Organisation should be insisting on an inquiry and cessation of this vaccination program?

Of this 73,000 adverse events there are some astounding totals

  • Blood and lymphatic system disorders (1718)
  • Cardiac disorders (1921)
  • Congenital, familial and genetic disorders (246)
  • Ear and labyrinth disorders (1356)
  • Endocrine disorders (284)
  • Eye disorders (4076)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (13313)
  • General disorders and administration site conditions (38918)
  • Hepatobiliary disorders (231)
  • Immune system disorders (1495)
  • Infections and infestations (3935)
  • Injury, poisoning and procedural complications (8507)
  • Investigations (11205)
  • Metabolism and nutrition disorders (1445)
  • Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders (12048)
  • Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps) (874)
  • Nervous system disorders (32911)
  • Pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions (1153)
  • Product issues (58)
  • Psychiatric disorders (4080)
  • Renal and urinary disorders (942)
  • Reproductive system and breast disorders (2663)
  • Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders (4852)
  • Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders (12557)
  • Social circumstances (1342)
  • Surgical and medical procedures (1737)
  • Vascular disorders (4714)

In Australia 12-13 year old girls and boys are vaccinated with Gardasil as part of the school vaccination programs: Figures from 2014–15 reveal that nationally nearly 79% of girls aged 15 were fully immunised against HPV and 67% of boys. The uptake of Gardasil is much lower in the US where figures recorded for 2013 show that around 40% of girls and 35% of boys have received three doses. No surprise then that there is talk of mandatory vaccination with HPV vaccines in parts of the US. In a highly controversial, unprecedented motion, members of the Allegheny County Health Department in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have publicly revealed that they’re considering administering a countywide mandate to require all 7th grade girls and boys to receive the HPV vaccine before receiving admittance into school for the 2017–18 school year. This is very wrong and not only because they want to forcibly administer this vaccine but the HPV vaccine has been linked to more cases of death, disability and other serious side effects than can be traced to any other vaccine. And as noted in the book HPV vaccines are being associated with the very rare but serious condition of premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as premature menopause.” Surely there are enough problems with infertility already but no we’ll just cause a bit more – this time to teenagers – the future parents.

We need to spread the word about HPV vaccination before they mandate this one in Australia as they have done with the childhood shots linking them to family payments and entry to childcare. Imagine your teenagers not able to go to high school if they don’t get their HPV shots. HPV is not a communicable disease like measles. There is no need for this vaccine which was said to prevent Cervical Cancer and yet there is zero scientific proof that the vaccine has prevented a single case of Cervical cancer in any country. People are resisting all over the world – but very quiet in this country.

 In July 2016, 63 Japanese women and girls aged between 15 to 22 years sued the government and the drug makers for damages over health problems they suffered after they were vaccinated with the HPV vaccines Cervarix and Gardasil. The plaintiffs who had experienced a range of health problems starting after their HPV vaccines are seeking compensation of at least 15 million yen each. The women insist that the government provide expert medical help for their symptoms and that research for a cure happens. The women’s lawyers have stated: “the causal relationship will be acknowledged because the victims have common symptoms”. In the United States vaccine companies have immunity from prosecution. To understand how this happened, we have to turn the clock back to 1982. That is when four big drug companies (Merck, Wyeth, Lederle, Connaught) threatened to stop selling vaccines in America unless a law was passed giving them complete immunity from prosecution. So claims are submitted to the US national vaccine injury compensation program. The drug companies are not sued.

By March 20, 2013 Judicial Watch the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program had awarded $5,877,710 to 49 victims for harm resulting from the HPV vaccine and up to 2016 there were a total of 119 cases of damaged litigants compensated. There is no proof that this vaccine can prevent cervical cancer. It may result in more cases for there are reports of young women who have got cervical cancer after the vaccine. There are likely to be more cases of cervical cancer because there are changes to the successful Pap smear programs that are to start in December. Instead of the Pap smear test there is to be an HPV test. This of course predicated on the basis that HPV causes Cervical Cancer but there are many cases of Cervical cancer where the women are found to be HPV negative. So these cases of early cervical cancer may be missed.

At the launch of my book Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed my publishers and I were verbally attacked by two ardent pro-vaccinators one of whom was a virologist and the other an immunisation nurse. As well as being very disruptive and insulting they were dismissive of a woman in the audience who related the story of her two good friends who had suffered adverse effects from the Gardasil vaccine. The incident was surprising and begs many questions: Why were these two people there? What did they hope to achieve by their interruption and their attempts at disputing the facts presented in the book. Do they hope to shut this story down. Am I to be intimidated into silence?

Such ardent promoters of vaccination must be very worried that the  public is becoming aware that vaccines carry real risks. It is no surprise to read that Australian nurses and midwives who dare to speak out against the dangers of vaccinations on social media or in person will be prosecuted and that the Australian government is urging members of the public to report vaccine skeptics to the authorities.We are entering dangerous times when we cannot speak openly about medical procedures such as the Gardasil vaccination that can cause harm to some people.

 

 

 

 

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Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

 

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In Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed  Helen Lobato argues that we do not know whether HPV vaccines will decrease the incidence of cervical cancer. What is emerging, however, is evidence of their harmful effects. In 2006, the experimental HPV vaccination program began and there have been at least 315 associated deaths and more than 50,000 adverse events following HPV vaccination.

Gardasil was fast-tracked through the FDA, a process usually reserved for life threatening diseases to fill an unmet and urgent medical need. Improved living conditions had already reduced the incidence of cervical cancer significantly in Western countries. So why is the HPV vaccine so heavily promoted in Australia, a country with one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world?

Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed documents the early history of cervical cancer and tracks its progression from a disease of obscurity to one of mainstream prominence. It includes the stories of vaccinated girls and boys who remain ill after receiving a vaccine purported to prevent a disease they were most unlikely to get. It records the voices of dissenters and resisters who call for an inquiry into HPV vaccines approved for use after a relentless propaganda campaign promoting a vaccine against a virus that many had never heard of.

This in-depth investigation exposes cracks in the pharmaceutical industry and highlights the problems that arise when government regulators and corporate interests are prioritized ahead of patient safety, independent science and common sense.

To order: women@spinifexpress.com.au

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‘Bande de Filles’- Girlhood

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If you think your life is difficult, or that your future lacks promise, well check out Girlhood, a film by Celine Sciamma, released in France as Bande de filles, or Girl Gang.

Many reviewers have written that this film was about female empowerment but I fail to see how they have come to this conclusion. Instead, I think that Girlhood is a stark reminder of the struggle which continues for the needs and rights of women to education and a decent livelihood.

Protagonist Mariame lives in the poor suburbs of Paris in a high-rise apartment with her mother who we rarely see for she is the sole bread-winner; her abusive brother; and her two sisters for whom Mariame provides daily care. Girlhood shows us a view of Paris that we don’t usually see. Life is tough; there are street gangs and drug deals and for Mariame the chance of a better life seems unlikely for at sixteen she is unable to continue with high school due to her low grades. She leaves home knowing that if she stays she faces a life such as the one led by her mother who cleans hotel rooms for a living or married to her boyfriend and bearing his babies. Marianne knows this is not the life she wants.

But there are dangers in the real world and for a time Mariame teams up with a desperate girl gang even stealing for them and funding their entertainment, their drinking and drug taking. And the bleak realities of her life continue to surface as Mariame now known as ‘Vic’ starts selling drugs. Dressed in her small red dress, her short blonde wig and balancing awkwardly on her stillettos, the teenager from the African diaspora is most uncomfortable and at the end of the deals quickly retreats from her sexualised appearance to baggy jeans and sweatshirt – her hair cut short and her breasts bound tight.

Finding a way out of her dilemma is difficult. She has left the employ of the drug dealer and has nowhere left to go. We witness the young teenager seeking solace with her boyfriend but the wise young woman knows this will not work in the long-term. She hesitatingly knocks on the door of her family home but doesn’t go in. This is no solution. At the final scene we see her standing on a balcony contemplating her next move. There is silence, we wonder, and then she struts across the screen. There is some lightness in her final steps and we are left to hope.

Screen shot 2015-09-06 at 2.16.11 PMBefore the screening of Girlhood at the Nova Cinema last week we were shown a preview of a forthcoming film He named me Malala which Chronicles the amazing life thus far of the globally beloved education and children’s rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai. At the age of 15, Malala was famous only in her home region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, where she was an outspoken advocate of education for girls. This all changed when she was attacked by Taliban gunmen, who shot the teenager in the head. Miraculously she survived, and her story reverberated around the world in shock, outrage, and awed wonder at her bravery. Her passion for the rights of girls to education continues and as we saw so clearly evident in Girlhood in the plight of Mariame and her gang, for the young women who don’t have an education and a chance at a decent job, the road ahead and away from poverty and abuse is a really tough one.

 

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