SHOULD WE BEWARE of GARDASIL,
The Cervical Cancer Vaccine.
Gardasil is the new vaccine being intensively marked to the parents of girls from the age of nine. The vaccine is said to protect against two strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which it is believed cause about 70% of cervical cancers. But, HPV is very common and can be found in about 80% of both men and women. Most of us at one time or another have had the HPV virus, but most of us do not suffer or die from cervical cancer. In fact, only one percent of women develop cervical cancer. The year 2000 figures on the mortality rates for cervical cancer, were 3.3 women per 1,000,000 population in the USA, and 4 women per 1,000,000 in Australia.
The US National Cancer Institute says that direct causation has not been proven. In a controlled study of age-matched women, 67% of those with cervical cancer and 43% of those without were found to be HPV positive. These cancers are observed on average only 20 to 50 years after infection. #1 So, what is going on? Does this virus cause cervical cancer?
Nicholas Regush wrote in Vaccine Madness: “Back in 1992, however, a question was raised about the dominant and increasingly entrenched theory that HPV causes cervical cancer. It came from Peter Duesberg and Jody Schwartz, molecular biologists at the University of California at Berkeley. Among the various issues they raised about the acceptance of HPV as the cause of cervical cancer was their fundamental concern that there was a lack of consistent HPV DNA sequences and consistence HPV gene expression in tumours that were HPV positive. They instead suggested that ‘rare spontaneous or chemically induced chromosome abnormalities which are consistently observed in HPV DNA-negative and positive cervical cancers induce cervical cancer’.”
In short, Duesberg and Schwartz were pointing the possibility that “carcinogens may be primary induced of abnormal cell proliferation rather than HPV. Here’s the key point: “Since proliferating cells (cancer cells dividing wildly) would be more susceptible to infection than resting cells, the viruses would just be indicators rather than causes of abnormal proliferation. #2
How then, have we come to the conclusion that the human papilloma virus causes cervical cancer? Scientists estimate that about 80% of all cancers are related to the use of tobacco products, to what we eat, and drink, or, to a lesser extent, to exposure to radiation or cancer-causing agents in the environment and the workplace. #3 Maybe the truth is that carcinogens, not viruses, cause the abnormal cell proliferation.
One would hope and expect that the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil has been well tested and it is safe to inject into girls and possibly boys. But according to the Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP), this is not the case. AHRP says that the vaccine has not been proven safe and effective in clinical trials. The fact is that the US Food and Drug Administration allowed Merck to use a potentially reactive aluminum-containing placebo as a control for most of trial participants, rather than a non-reactive saline solution placebo. This aluminum placebo is used because it can artificially increase the appearance of safety of an experimental drug or vaccine in a clinical trial. Furthermore, the Gardasil vaccine contains 225 mcg. Of aluminum, and we know that aluminum adjuvants in vaccines can allow aluminum to enter the brain as well as cause inflammation at the injection site, leading to chronic joint and muscle pain and fatigue. Around 60% of those who were given Gardasil or the aluminum placebo suffered side effects such as headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhoea and myalgia, but the Gardasil recipients had more serious adverse events such as headache, gastroenteritis, appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, asthma, bronchospasm and arthritis. #4
So, with cervical cancer causing about one percent of all cancer deaths in women and with the causation in doubt, not to mention the lack of safety displayed in the vaccine trials, we need to ask why parents are being urged to get their young daughters vaccinated with Gardasil. The obvious answer is that there is much hanging on the success of Gardasil. It is predicted that Gardasil could be Merck’s most important money earner, with expected sales of at least US$2 billion. This is revenue that Merck badly needs after the Vioxx scandals. To achieve this success, Gardasil will be required for school admission. #5
Gardacil vaccination (forced medication) his has just been made mandatory for all schoolgirls in Texas..where many of the major Merck shareholders live!
Source: by Helen Lobato, firstname.lastname@example.org: http://www.informyourself.com.au