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No vax, no visit, No way

Such rubbish!  Look after your immunity. Breast feed your baby and you are doing your very best. My family and friends were free to visit my newborn babies. This is how it should be. Do not listen to such rubbish.

My frustrated exclamation was emitted in response to a ‘discussion’ on Studio 10 on July 31.  Studio 10 is an Australian morning talk show on Network 10. Continue reading

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Gardasil Deaths

What if I were to tell you that there were 40 deaths in the Gardasil trails. This fact is clearly stated in the Manufacturer Merck’s prescribing information sheet . Of these deaths 21 occurred in the vaccine group and 19 in the aluminium adjuvant group. But you didn’t hear this from the mainstream media, did you?

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Cervical cancer is not a rare event in Australia

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

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

Did anyone question him about this ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusion of the boys in the vaccination programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reading from the UK Independent 

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

Is Gardasil’s troublesome past precluding its reference?

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Pancreatitis after Gardasil: not a novel entity

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pancreatitis

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

Molecular mimicry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The TGA inquiry?

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One vial is not necessarily the same as the next

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

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

  • aluminium phosphate
  • aluminium hydroxide
  • amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Dirty Secrets

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

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

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

For decades these labels have been incorrect.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aluminium is indeed, immunology’s dirty little secret.

See: Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

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This article was originally published by Collective Evolution

 

 

 

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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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What started out as a vaccine fast-tracked to protect against cervical cancer is flawed.

SPN-Gardasil Cover We are well aware of the damage that drugs such as thalidomide caused to unborn babies and the untimely deaths that followed the use of the arthritis drug Vioxx.  And every day more people are learning about the thousands of girls and now boys who have become so unwell after their HPV vaccines they can no longer go to school, play sport and live as normal teenagers. I have written about many of  these damaged lives in my book Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed  where along with the history of cervical cancer and the advent of the vaccine, I discuss the flaws in this vaccination program.

The tide has not turned as yet. The resistance has not been great enough and the HPV vaccination program continues, ratcheting up with the news that Gardasil 9 will replace the quadrivalent Gardasil for Australian teenagers this year. Incredibly we are seeing the introduction of yet another vaccine for cervical cancer, a disease that is slow-growing; one that can be detected by regular Pap smears, and if found early successfully treated.

There have been at least 80,000 adverse events and hundreds of deaths following the administration of Gardasil, the first HPV vaccine approved for use in 2006. This number of adverse events is likely to represent only one-tenth of the true number for it is agreed that only around one in ten of these events are ever recorded. Most people do not know where to report a vaccine injury; many do not know that their new health condition has anything to do with the vaccine. Vaccines are lauded in Australia so the vaccine is possibly the last place some would look for an explanation.

The carnage in the wake of this HPV vaccination program continues and last weekend 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 him 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.

Brian Hooker, father of a vaccine-damaged child speaking in Vaccines Revealed calls Gardasil:

A dirty vaccine…loaded with aluminium. Aluminium doesn’t belong in the human body.

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And the damage from Gardasil continues. A Norwegian mother writes about how her 15 year-old daughter Caroline was vaccine-damaged. Stine-Marie Buer Hasvold had given notice that if Caroline said she did not want the vaccine, then she was not to have it. However this directive was not carried out.

Caroline was held by one nurse whilst another nurse administered the vaccine!

A few days later her mother noticed that half of Caroline’s face had become paralysed. At the hospital tests were done but nothing found.

“I told them I was sure Gardasil was the cause, but they did not listen”.

The doctors insisted that Caroline’s symptoms were due to mental causes and that the symptoms occurred six months after Caroline’s grandmother died. It is sadly not unusual for the adverse effects of Gardasil experienced by the recipients to be blamed on emotional issues.

In August 2014, The South China Post  reported: Hundreds of girls in Colombian town sick after taking Gardasil vaccine. While the parents of the girls suspected adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine, there were others such as the National Ministry of Health who called this a case of mass hysteria and even suggested the idea that their illnesses might be as a result of illicit drug use or overuse of the ouija board.

Caroline’s illness has progressed

Now she feels pain in her whole body and just wants to sleep. She feels ill all the time. She hardly manages to do anything, has poor memory, heart palpitations, stabbing pain in her chest, and sometimes has breathing difficulties. She often has headaches and now has a poor appetite. She gets tired just by going to the toilet. She can’t walk or cycle any particular distance – her legs go weak and lose feeling. She is bedridden most of the time.

The 15 year-old’s symptoms are experienced by so many other young teenagers in the wake of Gardasil, Cervarix and now Gardasil 9.

Gardasil 9 is approved in the USA, New Zealand and comes into use in Australia this school year. Already Vaers lists Gardasil 9 as responsible for 6945 adverse events, again an inaccurate number.

In 2014 the US FDA approved the use of Gardasil 9 for females ages 9 to 26 years and males ages 9 to 15 years for prevention of vulvar, vaginal, anal, and cervical cancers. Gardasil 9 is marketed as protective against nine HPV types: 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58.

Even though the vaccine is new, the approval by the FDA was completed without the usual review given by the VRBPAC (the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee). The committee is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the safety of vaccines and other health products.

A letter to the FDA from Marion Gruber, Director of Office of Vaccines Research and Review CBER gives the reason for their decision:

 Our review of information submitted in your BLA (biologics license application) including the clinical study design and trial results, did not raise concerns or controversial issues which would have benefited from an advisory committee discussion.

But there is much evidence to suggest that this review needed to be done. Rather than use an inert placebo such as normal saline, Gardasil 9 was compared directly to the quadrivalent Gardasil in two of the studies. A comparison with Gardasil is hardly reassuring for there have been thousands of adverse events and hundreds of deaths  following its administration.

These are 2 very different vaccines. Gardasil 9 has 5 more antigens than the quadrivalent Gardasil. Also in Gardasil 9 the HPV antigens 6, 16, and 18 have been increased.

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How will the changes to the number and strength of the antigens affect the recipients of this new vaccine?

Gardasil 9 contains 500 mcg of aluminium per dose. This is more than double the amount of aluminium contained in a dose of Gardasil which has 225 mcg.  It is alarming that this huge amount of aluminium is to be injected into young bodies. This is because aluminium causes the body to turn against itself. This is what we are seeing in many of the girls who have had their lives severely affected after their Gardasil shots.

One of the severe adverse events is premature ovarian failure in young teenage girls. POF occurs due to the destruction by aluminium of the maturation process of the eggs in the ovaries. Shockingly this condition is underreported at the present time because many girls are on the contraceptive pill but once they stop the damage will be obvious. This is very serious, more infertility and loads of heartache to follow.

Disturbingly the aluminium adjuvant in these vaccines does not require clinical approval. Gardasil and Gardasil 9 contain amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate (AAHS) a new form of aluminium which causes the immune system to become 104 times more powerfully stimulated than would occur naturally.

It is important to be aware that this HPV vaccination program continues despite the fact that there is no scientific proof that the vaccines have ever prevented a single case of cervical cancer. And the adverse events continue to increase after administration of the HPV vaccines.

By the way January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It might be good to start telling the truth about this slow-growing cancer and the effect that smoking, dietary deficiencies, multiparity, poverty, and the prolonged use of the contraceptive pill have on its development.

Cervical cancer is rarely seen in young girls. 20% of cases of cervical cancer and almost half of the deaths occur in women aged over 64.

 

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Why are we so afraid of viruses and bacteria?

 

In Sacrificial Virgins: Part 1 – Not for the greater good Professor Peter Duesberg claims that if HPV is found in cervical cancer tumours it is just a fossil of a previous HPV infection. According to the Berkeley University Molecular Biologist there is no causal relationship between the human papilloma virus and cervical cancer.

But then we have this entire HPV vaccination program based on the idea that this wart virus causes causes cervical cancer and so we need to vaccinate the whole teenage population against it. It is time that we acknowledge that what is claimed to be a cancer-causing virus may only be a fossil or a passenger virus and therefore not cause any problem at all.

high resIn my book Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed I cite the revolutionary work of Janine Roberts in my effort to make sense of the fear that has led to the vaccination of teenagers with Gardasil in order to prevent infection from the human papilloma virus.

We all have been taught to greatly fear viruses — and yet scientists are now discovering that they are fundamental parts of life, made by the millions by all healthy cells.
— Dr Roberto A. Giraldo, physician and specialist
in internal medicine, infectious and tropical diseases

In Fear of the Invisible: How Scared Should We Be of Viruses and Vaccines, HIV and Aids (2008), author and investigative journalist Janine Roberts suggests that rather than seeing viruses as harmful we need to see them for what they are:

  … we make them, shape them and live within a sea of them

  …viruses are made out to be enemies that must be attacked in order for pharmaceutical companies to be the beneficiaries of a multibillion dollar ‘war on terror’

Western medicine needs an enemy. Cancer is one of our current enemies, a disease state that attracts around $US5 billion a year in research dollars resulting in expensive miracle drugs that delay the inevitable death — often weeks, perhaps months, rarely years.

In the story about cervical cancer and current treatments it may be helpful to understand cancer as proposed by Michael Coleman from the Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group in his essay ‘War on cancer and the influence of the medical-industrial complex’, published in the Journal of Cancer Policy (Coleman, 2013). He describes

cancer as “a uniquely diverse constellation of diseases that stem from spontaneous or induced errors in the complex genetic systems that have evolved over millions of years to regulate the reproduction of our own cells”

He also tackles the use of the ‘metaphor of war’

Waging war  against a disease that is so intrinsic to our cellular biology is even more quixotic than declaring a war on terror, drugs or religion. War is more than just a metaphor. It distorts political thinking about cancer with the illusory clarity of victory and defeat.

Whether we are talking about cancer or infectious disease it is time to put this ‘war’ approach to rest and adopt an holistic understanding of life, health, disease and death.

We have been educated to fear these minute cellular particles; our media campaigns are designed to focus on them rather than on the real enemy – the toxins or the lack of nutrients that detract from a state of wellness. By the middle of the 20th century the rate of infectious diseases was in decline in the wake of improved living conditions but death from cancer rose. The fearful public wanted answers, they wanted to know the cause. Most of all they wanted a cure. The nature of cancer was puzzling, and microbiologists began to look for cancer causing germs. A connection between organisms such as bacteria or fungi and cancer could not be established, but that was not the end of the matter. The task of finding the cause of cancer shifted to virologists who, aided by increasingly sophisticated technologies, took up the cudgel — this time searching for hypothetical cancer-causing viruses.

By the 1970s, Harald zur Hausen had begun exploring the idea that the human papilloma virus could be the cause of cervical cancer. In the early 1980s, the German virologist found the human papilloma virus, HPV type 16, in approximately 50% of cervical tumours and HPV type 18 in approximately 20% of cervical tumours.

HPV might be present in cervical tumours but the real question is whether it causes any harm. Chances are it is merely a passenger virus as claimed by Professor Peter Duesberg in Sacrificial Virgins.

If so we have been vaccinating girls and boys for a disease not caused by a virus with the vaccine that is associated with thousands of unnecessary adverse events and ill health for many recipients.

Parents and their daughters have been influenced by a huge marketing campaign waged by Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, and the mainstream media. In 2006 the message was intense with scarcely a day passing without a 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. Sadly so many of these parents and children are left regretting the decision they made to vaccinate, and struggle to deal with day to day real health issues.

Turning this obedience to the whims of the pharmaceutical companies around will take a radical shift in how we understand disease. The culprit won’t be studied in a test tube, cultured in the laboratory, or lend itself to a marketable product.

Western medicine has neglected the whole person focussing on the different parts of our bodies, such as our livers, our heart, and our brains. New technologies have flourished and most importantly death is deferred. Over the years many have warned of the growing dilemma as they saw it. The problem of leaving health care in the hands of the professional elite. Radical Philosopher Ivan Illich wrote

By transforming pain, illness, and death from a personal challenge into a technical problem, medical practice expropriates the potential of people to deal with their human condition in an autonomous way and becomes the source of a new kind of un-health.

It is time to seek an alternative view on sickness and health this time from Ben Court, the family osteopath:

In naturopathic terms, any event that the body uses to steer itself back to a homeostatic balance, is termed a “healing crisis”, i.e. its purpose is a positive move towards health not away from it, no matter how unappealing the actions taken by the body might be.

Rather than regarding a cold or a bout of the flu as a disease we should instead see this challenge as a detoxification process by the body.

With this in mind how do we understand childhood infectious disease? Possibly the same way I would suggest and that rather than fearing the childhood bouts of measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox we revert to regarding these illnesses as symptoms of an unwell body and focus on the cause. It is known that measles is connected with a vitamin A deficiency. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends vitamin A for children with measles in areas where vitamin A deficiency may be present. In knowing this connection we would be far better off ensuring that all children have adequate levels of vitamin A rather than the measles vaccine.

Infectious diseases were in decline before the advent of vaccination programs.

This graph shows that in England and Wales the annual death rate of children (under age 15) from measles declined from over 1,100 per million in the mid-nineteenth century, to a level of virtually 0, by the mid 1960s

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Looking at the whole person and understanding the reasons that the body is out of balance is far superior to the system that regards vaccination as the answer to infectious disease and more.

In the words of Barbara Loe Fisher Co-founder & President National Vaccine Information Center

Instead of epidemics of measles and polio, we have epidemics of chronic autoimmune and neurological disease: In the last 20 years rates of asthma and attention-deficit disorder have doubled, diabetes and learning disabilities have tripled, chronic arthritis now affects nearly one in five Americans and autism has increased by 300 percent or more in many states.

Time to put this irrational belief system that viruses are harmful to bed and work with nature.

 

 

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What parents should know about Gardasil 9

Gardasil 9, the latest human papilloma virus vaccine, will be given to all Australian 12- and 13-year-old students beginning in 2018. The announcement that Gardasil 9 would replace the quadrivalent Gardasil was made by the Prime Minister at the North Bondi Surf Club. Continue reading

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Advice about the continued need for Pap smears from Dr Diane Harper, lead investigator for HPV vaccine clinical trials

I recently watched an episode of Vaccines Revealed    where Dr Toni Bark  interviewed Diane Harper who was the lead investigator for HPV vaccine clinical trials.

Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 11.40.04 AM    Harper admits that the rollout of Gardasil and Cervarix were preceded by a fear driven marketing campaign that led to many girls becoming anxious that they be ‘one less’ victim of cervical cancer. In reality we know that this large worldwide cohort of teenagers who are vaccinated with HPV vaccines are extremely unlikely to ever be affected by cervical cancer.

In Australia there are 900 women diagnosed with the disease annually with the death toll at around 200 women a year. And it needs to be said that most of these women are in the older demographic-very few are young women. The campaign aimed at parents and teenagers worldwide did not mention that there are likely to be boosters required. For if there is any protection against the human papilloma virus from the vaccine it has only been shown to last around 5 years.

I was disappointed with her interview in that for the most part she appeared to defend the trials which surely are not defendable in that they were not conducted using an inert placebo and also because the vaccine was fast-tracked before trials were completed.

Harper makes the point that if a young women is already infected with HPV when she is vaccinated she can still develop cervical cancer because the vaccine won’t stop infection that is already there. If a woman decides to have the vaccine then it needs to be given before HPV infection. But how would you know if you have been infected with HPV? Women are not offered a pre-test to determine their HPV status prior to vaccination.

She strongly defended the need for women to continue to have Pap smears even if they are vaccinated. This is not happening. A UK study of large numbers of HPV vaccinated women found that Pap smear screening has decreased among the young women in the 20 plus age group and that only 26% of them are screened. And of these women who were vaccinated and had a smear test, 14-15% had an abnormal smear. These results are similar in Australia. Harper states that these young women need to be advised that even if they are vaccinated they still need a Pap smear.

Her message is that the marketing campaign waged by Merck, the media and health officials has resulted in what she calls ‘reduced good behaviour’ on the part of women and that women are now falling behind in their Pap smear tests. No good blaming women. The public has been told that this vaccine will prevent cervical cancer so why should they be chastised for not keeping up with the bothersome Pap smears.

There is so much wrong with this HPV vaccination program – particularly since it is not needed. There is no proof that this vaccine has ever prevented a case of cervical cancer anywhere. And the mess is there for all to see. Thousands of previously active teenagers ill after Gardasil.

Will we also see an increase in cervical cancer now that changes have been made to the Pap smear program? In Australia the successful Pap smear program has been replaced with an HPV test.

Will the new test pick up the abnormal smears of the HPV vaccinated women? They may not test positive for HPV and in that case their precancerous lesions or early cancer may be missed. If the Pap smear program was promoted and used these changes would be found early and treated.

We should be heeding Dr Harper’s warning about the continued need for the Pap smear and not be heading down this unknown path of HPV testing which began on December 1, 2017.

 

 

 

 

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