Part 6Gardasil: Does it Heal or Does it Kill?
Gary Null, PhD and Nancy Ashley, VMD, MSNovember 2, 2011
The Gardasil vaccine against human papillomavirus has been much profiled in the news recentlyand the news isn¶t good. Despite continued incidents of serious, life-altering adverse reactions,including paralysis and death, and despite questionable efficacy and safety studies that allowedthis vaccine to come to market in the first place, the push to force the Gardasil vaccine on our children has been relentless and seems to be picking up speed. The following is a review of themore significant and far reaching stories that surfaced, mostly under the radar of the general public, during the past four weeks.
October 9: The Gardasil Bill
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law bill AB 499 which takes away a parent¶s rightto make medical decisions for their child by allowing children as young as 12 to consent to theGardasil vaccine as a way to fight sexually transmitted diseases.
Since children in Californiaalready had the right to seek ³diagnosis and treatment´ of medical care, and even abortionwithout parental consent, this bill seemed solely designed to sell Gardasil by adding the technicalchange to existing law of ³consenting to preventative services.´
How are children supposed to be able to research the safety and efficacy of a vaccine when it is a formidable challenge for theaverage adult to wade through the minefield of hype and marketing to ferret out the truth? Andwhen have children ever demonstrated the capacity to resist advertising? Intense marketing pressure by Merck will persuade them that they will be saving their lives by getting the vaccine.It is unlikely that this full court press against the freedom to make decisions for our children willstop with California, so be prepared for a state by state fight as we continue to watch our rights being eroded by corporate influence.
Oct. 19: More reports of serious adverse effects following Gardasil.
Judicial Watch was able to obtain new documents from the FDA regarding the details of adverseevents following vaccination with Gardasil. These include 26 deaths between September 1,2010, and September 15, 2011, as well as incidents of seizures, paralysis, blindness, pancreatitis,speech problems, short term memory loss, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
The CDC¶s responseto concerns raised by Judicial Watch was the usual denial: Vaccine Adverse Events ReportingSystem (VAERS ) data cannot be used to prove that an adverse event was caused by a vaccine because the information is ³anecdotal´ rather than from a randomized double blind, placebo