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Making the HPV vaccine (Gardasil and Cervarix) free for all young women under 26 years of age in Switzerland is encouraging unsuspecting, ill-informed persons to accept this vaccine - particularly Gardasil - when it has been called "dangerous" by credible scientists.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control (and Prevention (CDC) advises that boys aged 11 and 12 and even as young as 9, and young men receive the HPV vaccine to protect them from throat or anal cancers resulting from sexual activity. The CDC has been recommending that adolescent girls be vaccinated since 2006, the date of the Federal Drug Administration’s approval of the vaccine. The vaccine is supposed to protect young women against cervical cancer, a cancer that presents a very low risk for women in developed countries.
Gardasil Victim Speaks Out After Two Years (5 min. - 3 June 2009)
Brittney gives an emotionally charged overview of what her life has been like for the past two years. She struggles daily with the fact her life has been forever changed. A doctor frightened her into taking the Gardasil vaccine by telling her she could get an HPV through a "possible" lab accident at college - where her blood could mingle with someone elses who had an HPV. She was never told HPV's are sexually transmitted diseases. Having no other information, she allowed herself to be given a vaccine she never needed. Now she wishes the TRUTH to be told - more testing of this vaccine is warranted before another young woman is injured.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), whom we have seen in a previous article (“Is America Ruining the Health of its Children?”) recommends practices which are potentially harmful to children, says the HPV vaccine has “an excellent safety record.” The AAP has ties to industry, including the company which manufactures the Gardasil vaccine, Merck. According to a 2008 CBS news article, the same year that the AAP endorsed Gardasil, it received a US$443,000 contribution from Merck.
Gardasil is one of the 77 medicines which has been placed under extended surveillance by the French health agency Afssaps (Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé) following the scandal of the drug, Médiator, which has been blamed for 500 to 2,000 deaths.
Health problems and deaths continue to increase following the HPV vaccination. In April 2010, the Indian Government stopped further HPV vaccination and called for an extensive investigation. This decision was taken after 4 unexplained deaths and 120 serious adverse reactions were reported, following vaccination of only 14,000 girls. At least 12 other countries have voiced concerns to their governments about HPV effectiveness, benefits versus risks, aggressive marketing campaigns, and the risk of adverse reactions. Here are some of the reasons:
- the number of reported side effects of Gardasil is three times as high as all other vaccines together. 97 deaths and 22,994 side effects have been registered since Gardasil has been placed on the market.
- the vaccine is administered in 3 injections, each containing aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, an adjuvant known to be linked to autoimmune diseases. Each dose also contains sodium borate, a roach pesticide, which the U.S. National Institutes of Health says is a dangerous poison. It has been linked to a host of side effects including infertility, seizures and paralysis.
- the vaccination safety organization SANE Vax discovered that Gardasil has been contaminated with HPV recombinant viral DNA (rDNA), a substance many government health and safety agencies classify as a biohazard. It was found in 100% of the 13 samples tested (coming from New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Poland, France and three states in the U.S.), which had different lot numbers.
- the vaccine does not protect against all HP viruses.
- Research at the University of British Columbia in November 2012 suggests that HPV vaccines containing HPV-16L1 antigens pose an inherent risk for triggering potentially fatal autoimmune vasculopathies.
The major media in the United States, including the New York Times and CNN claim that the HPV vaccine isn’t controversial and is in fact safe. The Tribune de Genève rejected my commentary questioning the safety of the vaccine.
Government agencies, health ministries and groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, which have "blindly" approved this vaccine and continue to ignore its dangers, should be held accountable. We must call for an independent investigation into the effects of this vaccine now, to prevent further suffering. If Governments and agencies do not take action, it is up to us as concerned parents and citizens to ask them to do so. (I shared these concerns with the Director of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC - a former New York City Health Commissioner and graduate of my alma mater, Oberlin College, who never granted me the respect of a reply.)
by Meris Michaels
(Sources: Sylvie Simon - www.sylviesimonrevelations.com), Care2, ANH (Alliance for Natural Health), CBS News.)