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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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In praise of the Alternative Media

 

The December 2017-January 2018 edition of Nexus contains a 7 page extract from my book Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and FlawedMy thanks go to Nexus, an alternative news magazine for publishing this important story. The magazine is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary and began publishing in 1987 with its aim being

 to present hard-to-get, ignored and suppressed information on the subjects of health, science, the unexplained, world events and history. Our goal is the day when all people of all races and colours can live together in total trust and respect, on a planet that is clean, abundant and healthy.

The story of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines is indeed one of the most heavily suppressed health stories. In How Mainstream Media Insults the Public’s Intelligence on Vaccines, U.S. Martha Rosenberg writes:

There is a bitter war going on, and it’s not over Trumpcare or immigration: It is about vaccinesMainstream media and medical groups, typically funded or backed by Big Pharma, cast parents who are skeptical about vaccines as conspiracy theorists whose backward beliefs put the public at risk.

An example of the pathetic mainstream reporting on Gardasil and HPV vaccines can be seen in a recent article by The Guardian.  Science editor Robin McKie reports that health officials are worried because Japan, Ireland and Denmark are now witnessing a fall in the uptake of the HPV vaccines and they fear that more nations will follow this example.

Last week doctors gathered in Dublin to discuss what they could do to turn this around. Professor Margaret Stanley of Cambridge University stated that “Whenever a new vaccine is introduced, there is always a group of people who say it is unsafe,” adding that …”the HPV vaccine seems to raise extraordinary levels of hostility.” She cites as possible reasons the huge part that social media is playing (just as well) and suggests that the reactions to the vaccine are heightened because the recipients are young and ‘highly emotional’. Never mind that the vaccine is resulting in a higher number of adverse events than any other vaccine. This is not mentioned.

Over history women have been denied the legitimacy of their illnesses. More recently in March 2014 after 700 Columbian women were admitted to the hospital suffering new medical conditions after the administration of Gardasil, the National Ministry of Health referred to this as a case of mass hysteria and even suggested that the illnesses were a result of illicit drug use or overuse of the ouija board. Such abuse is becoming all too common for in August 2017 the Irish Health  Service labelled HPV vaccine injured Irish girls  “emotional terrorists”.

It is high time the mainstream media report on the tragedy that has thousands of girls and now boys remaining extremely unwell after having been vaccinated for a disease they were unlikely to ever develop. It is more than time for the mainstream media to relate the stories of our vaccine injured teenagers.  It is time that the public is informed there is no scientific evidence that Gardasil has ever presented a single case of cervical cancer.

Thankfully our alternative media such as Nexus is not afraid of the Gardasil story. It informs that these HPV vaccines were poorly tested, that they contain unsafe additives and are associated with thousands of adverse events. The extract taken from Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed includes a discussion on cervical cancer and its causes and how the HPV vaccines were fast-tracked through the FDA.

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What’s up with Gardasil?

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

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

In the 19th century, cancer of the uterus including the cervix was responsible for more deaths than breast cancer. Physicians of the time suspected that the disease had something to do with sex. They thought this because cervical cancer was found to be common in single, city women whereas it was absent in nuns. However further research revealed that religious sisters were affected and so were women in longterm relationships.

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

From the middle of the 20th century cervical cancer rates in western nations were plummeting due to an improvement in these socio-economic conditions with this welcome reduction continuing with the advent of the Pap smear programs.

Australia has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world with the annual incidence being 900 cases of the disease with the rate of deaths around 200 women per year. Most of the deaths occur in women in the 70s and 80’s. There is no epidemic of cervical cancer in Australia or other western nations. It is a slow growing cancer that is amenable to treatment if discovered early through Pap smear with the five – year survival rate being 72%.

Cervical cancer was under control due to improved living condition and Pap smears programs and yet in 1977 German viriologist Harald zur Hausen announced that the human papilloma virus known for causing warts could also cause cervical cancer. The public love hearing about science discoveries and the race began to develop a vaccine and even before there was scientific consensus on this new theory, Professor Ian Frazer and his partner Dr Jian Zhou were given funding to develop an HPV vaccine. Such are the workings of the vaccine industry.

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

In regard to the situation in Australia the roll – out and acceptance by the Australian community of Gardasil was preceded by months of heavy promotion by the manufacturer Merck (USA) and CSL Ltd, the New Zealand and Australian distributor, and the mainstream media. Behind the Australian Gardasil campaign was the PR giant Edelman producing around 1000 pieces of media devoted to promoting the vaccine. The US manufacturer Merck supplied the various medical associations with lecture kits comprising of readymade presentations promoting Gardasil. Around the country education campaigns took place stressing the incidence of cervical cancer to a public most of whom had rarely heard of cervical cancer but were now very concerned that their daughters should not develop it and were keen to have the vaccine as soon as possible.

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

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

The vaccine was fast-tracked though the U.S FDA, the food and drug administration, a process usually reserved for a drug or treatment for which there was no treatment available. Gardasil did not meet this criteria. There was no epidemic of cervical cancer and the Pap smear programs were in place and able to pick up abnormal smears.

Merck used a placebo which contained aluminium, the vaccine itself has 225 mcg of aluminium – so this was no placebo and conveniently hid the problems with the vaccine. A placebo should be an inert substance such as normal saline.

Amazingly this vaccine that was sold as a prevention of cervical cancer was never tested against cervical cancer outcomes – this cannot be done for cervical cancer develops usually decades after the ‘supposed infection’ with HPV. Instead a surrogate endpoint was used to try to support the hypothesis that HPV vaccines would be effective in the prevention of cervical cancer. They chose cervical intra-epithelial grade 2/3 lesions. These are common in young women under 25 years and rarely progress to cancer. Any reduction of precursor lesions in this age group is no indication that cervical cancer will develop from high risk HPV infections.

When HPV was licensed phase 3 trials had not been completed. Nevertheless all over the world girls and boys are injected with this vaccine and thousands are maimed in the process. The severe adverse events following Gardasil vaccination include sudden collapse, paralysis, seizures, multiple sclerosis, strokes, heart palpitations, death, chronic muscle pain and weakness, autoimmune diseases, infertility and cervical cancer.

Each dose of Gardasil contains antigens (virus-like particles) which are genetically engineered. Ian Frazer and his partner couldn’t get the HPV virus to reproduce so they turned to biotechnology and produced the antigens in the laboratory. Other ingredients include polysorbate 80 known to cause infertility, L-histidine a vaso dilator which may be the cause of fainting and collapse that is occurring in the vaccinated girls.

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

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Sacrificial Virgins: Part 1 – Not for the greater good

I hope the world is beginning to wake up to this travesty that has no basis. For as molecular biologist Professor Peter Duesberg puts it so well: If HPV is found in cervical cancer tumours it is a fossil of a previous HPV infection. He claims that there is no causal relationship between the human papilloma virus and cervical cancer. And yet we have this entire vaccination program based on the idea that this fragment or fossil causes cervical cancer and that we need to vaccinate the whole teenage population against it. These young people are not likely to ever develop cervical cancer and if they do it will be decades later. The vaccine is said to last only up to 5 years – so what is this all about?

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

We are beginning to hear of cases being heard in the courts. In Japan 28 girls and women are suing the government and the manufacturers – each demanding 15 million yen in compensation for a wide range of health problems including all over body pain and impaired mobility after HPV vaccination. The Japanese government ceased promotion of the HPV vaccines in 2013 after girls were becoming unwell. The vaccination rate fell to 1%. Other government such as ours has not taken any action – they are unreceptive to any discussion of any vaccine at all.

700 Columbian girls are suing Merck for damages caused to life and health. After their vaccination they were accused of being hysterical with health officials suggesting their illnesses were the result of illicit drug use. The sick Irish girls and their parents are part of the support group Regret- reactions and effects of Gardasil resulting in extreme trauma. They have met with their health officials who have listened to their stories concluding that the vaccine was not at fault and that the girls are suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. In Ireland the rate of cervical cancer is 300 women annually and yet now there are at least 400 girls who have become extremely unwell after their unnecessary vaccinations. It is madness. These very unwell girls have been high achievers, excelled at school and sport and post vaccination many can’t even go to school and some can’t manage to get out of bed. Here in Australia you would think that this was the best thing that had happened for women ever with Ian ‘Frazer claiming The vaccine will be of benefit to women. But tell that to the thousands of vaccine injured women, Professor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a tragedy.

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

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

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

Gardasil 9 2.3%

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                   2.5%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is surely time for the truth to come out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

From the 1960s to 1991, cervical cancer screening was available to women in Australia on an opportunistic basis in that the test was done on the request of the doctor or the woman herself. Then, in 1991, an organised program was set up which in 1995 became the National Cervical Screening Program. Since the Australian National Cervical Screening Program began in 1991, the number of deaths from the disease have halved (Cancer Council Australia, 2017).

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helen Lobato 7 September 2017

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“We can now prevent cancer. You can stop your kids getting infected with this cancer-causing virus. It’s staggering,” says expert.

RE: Vaccine could almost eradicate cervical cancer, experts say

The lead author and Medical Director of the National HPV Vaccination Program Register, Associate Professor Julia Brotherton is quoted in the Herald Sun: “We can now prevent cancer. You can stop your kids getting infected with this cancer-causing virus. It’s staggering.”

Brotherton’s enthusiastic statement comes as The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) decides whether to replace the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil with the two-dose Gardasil 9 for early secondary students.

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

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

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

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

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

See: Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed by Helen Lobato

 

 

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No Gardasil for UK boys

UK boys and their parents are able to breathe a sigh of relief after the decision has finally been made on whether to vaccinate boys against the human papilloma virus (HPV).  The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has 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. We cannot afford the luxury of relaxed breathing – in fact none of us can while the Gardasil vaccination program continues.

As I have written in Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed:

The roll-out of Gardasil was preceded by years of promotion by the manufacturer Merck (USA) and CSL Ltd, the New Zealand and Australian distributor culminating in a relentless propaganda campaign waged by both Australian and international mass media. Behind the Australian Gardasil campaign was the PR giant Edelman that worked with the Australian and New Zealand distributor CSL Biotherapies in promoting the vaccine to health professionals and the public. There were 974 pieces of media devoted to the campaign with over 40 hours of coverage available to the Australian audience of almost 24 million. The campaign engaged 21 women between the ages of 14–26 who were to be given the vaccination nationally. Gardasil was launched to the public on 28 August 2006 and Ian Frazer himself vaccinated the first woman at the Sydney launch.

In The Re-selling of Gardasil, blogger Lynn McTaggart has written: And now this vaccine with one of the worse track records in vaccine history, is being resold to boys. And when it comes to vaccines, where the US leads, the UK meekly follows. But this time UK has said no –  for the time being at least. But it may be pressured to change this decision for as we know in the lead up to the introduction of HPV vaccines for young girls the media message was intense and scarcely a day passed without a cervical cancer story. This time the pressure is on to vaccinate boys against HPV for cancers linked to oral sex. But are young girls and boys and their parents making an informed consent to the vaccination? Are they informed that there are over 73000 reported serious adverse health effects occurring after HPV vaccination. These include death, seizures, paralysis, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrhythmias, infertility, cervical cancer and in boys there are now reported cases of erectile dysfunction following HPV vaccination. This would no doubt be of concern to young pubescent boys.

This current wave of re-selling Gardasil is being aided by the mantra of gender equality. Boys need HPV vaccine, too, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC every year in the United States around 11,000 men get cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. Scary reports of young men and throat cancer abound, but just as in the case of cervical cancer the human papilloma virus may well be present in many cancers but it may just be a passenger virus. According to the authors of ‘What if HPV does NOT cause cervical cancer?’ Norma Erickson and Peter Duesberg, the pieces of inactive HPV DNA that can be found in cervical cancers are from infections or warts that occurred 20-50 years before the cancer. There other factors at play. For example smoking and other environmental toxins may be the real causative factors. But once again the search for truth is forsaken when there is profit to be made.

As Lynn McTaggart concludes: We failed to lock up our daughters away from this terrible vaccine. But there’s still time to lock up our sons. Not in the United States,  Australia and New Zealand where the boys are already being vaccinated.

 

 

 

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