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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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We cannot continue to live the lie that denies the death of the latest Gardasil girl

Chandler Marrs reports: Another Gardasil girl died last month. The author of Another Day, Another Death sends her condolences to the family of the dead girl whom she had not had the chance to meet. Sadly there are many Gardasil girls we will never get the opportunity to meet. Their young lives have been cut short by illness and death. This young girl is one of at least 324 young people who have died after receiving HPV vaccines such as Gardasil. I am deeply sorry to report that the total number of reported deaths and adverse events post vaccination is far from abating. The wonderful website SaneVax keeps a tally of the recorded adverse events and deaths affecting young people following HPV vaccination. In June 2017 as recorded in my book Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed the total number of deaths was 315, but the number of deaths has now reached at least 324. This is an increase of 9 deaths from the end of May until July 2017.

Bereaved families should not expect an apology from the vaccine industry – their profits continue to grow despite the more than 73,000 adverse events that have followed  vaccination against the human papilloma virus. It is seriously obscene that industry profits grow in the wake of escalating numbers of young teenagers damaged after getting a vaccination for a disease they were most unlikely to get. The industry reports that the end of this month Merck’s sales of  Gardasil and Gardasil 9 had climbed 19% to $469  million after strong sales in the Asia Pacific region and profitable sales in Brazil. We should also not expect to hear about the death of another Gardasil girl in our evening news bulletins. Seriously if it wasn’t for websites such as SaneVax and Hormones Matter we might still be in the dark about the shocking number of casualties following the receipt of a vaccine that was supposed to prevent cervical cancer but at best is protective against a few types of the human papilloma virus.

Where is the mainstream reporting? Aren’t the deaths and the prolonged injuries suffered by so many of our young worthy of their time, expertise and exposure? How can the ABC,  The Age, The Guardian and other news outlets that have long sought our trust and readership fail to bring us the news about these young people who are becoming ill, often remaining so for a very long time, with some even losing their lives after HPV vaccination. These are our young adults given these vaccines as part of the school vaccination program. But it is a program for which there is no informed consent. If there was informed consent then parents and their offspring would be aware that there is no epidemic of cervical cancer in western nations and that the vaccine has not been proven to prevent cervical cancer. Parents also need to know there have been thousands of adverse events following the vaccination and hundreds of deaths. This lack of informed consent is unethical and the media should be doing its job and alerting the community. The prolonged suffering of these young people affects the whole family – one parent will have to give up their employment and become a carer. The family will have to seek alternative health care which is expensive because the medical system usually has no answers to the conditions these girls and boys are suffering and most won’t even admit that it is a vaccine injury. Many of these ill teenagers are told they are making it all up; that they are hysterical and we have heard such dismissive nonsense before.

The job of the media is to inform the public, not protect corporate interests. However sadly this is not always how the system works. The ramifications of this fast-tracked and flawed vaccination program need to be examined. These young people will need treatment, a lot of them can no longer go to school. What is to become of them? Society should care deeply about this. And society needs to hear the truth.

As to the failings of our media, honorary professor in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong, Sharon Beder writes about the power of corporate advertising and its ability to influence and taper media content so as to attract a certain audience who will succumb to advertising, its considerable influence extending to the editing of content. And in the case of the ABC which is free from advertising there is still constraint especially when it comes to airing any information about any vaccine. The firm supportive position that our government and health authorities take on the issue is not open to debate.

Sharon Beder explains:
Journalists are free to write what they like if they produce well-written stories ‘free of any politically discordant tones’, that is, if what they write fits the ideology of those above them in the hierarchy. A story that supports the status quo is generally considered to be neutral and its objectivity is not questioned, while one that challenges the status
quo tends to be perceived as having a ‘point of view’ and therefore biased.

And if anyone is in doubt about what happens when mainstream dares to report on problems with health policies they have only to look at what happened when the ABC’s science program Catalyst and presenter Dr Maryanne Demasi investigated the science behind the claims that saturated fat causes heart disease by raising cholesterol and whether cholesterol – lowering drugs reduced the risk of heart disease. This was courageous reporting for over the last few decades we’ve been told that saturated is bad for our arteries and that cholesterol causes heart disease resulting in a multi-billion dollar drug and food industry. In the first episode Heart of the Matter, Demasi explored the origins of the belief that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease and why this is now being called the biggest myth in medical history. There was a predictable outcry over the program with representatives from The National Heart Foundation telling the ABC’s PM program that they were “shocked” that Catalyst had disregarded evidence about the effectiveness of cholesterol drugs and ABC’s Health Report presenter Dr Norman Swan claiming that “people will die as a result of the Catalyst program unless people understand at heart what the issues are.” What is at stake when one dares open this ‘can of worms’ is one’s career and after another attempt at informing the public this time on the dangers of Wi-Fi, Maryanne Demasi was sacked. Catalyst has also disappeared from our screens.

But something has to give. We cannot continue to live the lie that denies the death of the latest Gardasil girl and those who no doubt will follow her.




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Media silent over payouts to victims of Gardasil

Picture 3 You can be excused for not knowing that the U.S. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has recently paid out nearly $6 million in claims to victims of controversial HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine because our mainstream media is not doing its job. Continue reading



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