Cash lure seen as way to raise immunisation

By Adam Bennett

4:00 AM Monday Mar 15, 2010

Parliament's health committee is considering whether parents should be offered cash incentives to have their children immunised, or even have benefits withheld if they don't without good reason.

Committee members were in Canberra last week looking at several issues including how Australia had dramatically improved its childhood immunisation rates and will report to Parliament on its trip.

Chairman and National MP Paul Hutchison said 91 per cent of Australian 2-year-olds were now fully immunised against little more than 50 per cent 10 years ago. In New Zealand the rate is about 75 to 80 per cent.

Australia's success had been been achieved with a seven point plan, including some measures such as a childhood immunisation register which is already in place here.

However, Dr Hutchison said he was particularly impressed with the effectiveness of cash incentives for families and health professionals in increasing immunisation rates.

Parents of 18-month-olds who had received all required shots received a A$125 ($163) cash payment. Another payment was made to parents of fully immunised 4-year-olds.

Other measures included requirements at some schools and pre-schools for children to be fully immunised before they could be enrolled.

But parents who didn't get their children immunised and couldn't satisfy medical authorities they had legitimate objections could have some childcare benefit payments withheld.

Australia also has cash incentives for health providers such as GPs both for achieving high rates of immunisation amongst their patients and for providing data to the immunisation register.

"I can't pre-empt the committee report's recommendations but I personally think that they've got some very good ideas and the incentives are quite innovative and they say have worked very well," Dr Hutchison said.

"There is no doubt in my mind that we should do a similar sort of thing using instruments that are appropriate to New Zealand. This is one of the most clear-cut effective evidence base ways to help children and in fact help the whole population."

Immunisation Advisory Centre research director Helen Petousis-Harris saw some value in cash incentives for parents but believed "but being very careful that its about making a decision, not about forcing people to do something they're not happy about".

Last year's UNICEF State of the World's Children report rated New Zealand 33rd out of 35 developed countries for rates of childhood immunisation.

By Adam Bennett | Email Adam
 

Hilary Butler,

25 Harrisville Road,

Tuakau 2121

 Dear Sir,

 Regarding your article “cash lure to be vaccinated”.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10632095

 Either Paul Hutchison has been misinformed, or has misinformed you. 

 The payment Australian parents receive isn’t a “cash lure”.  The key words are “without good reason”. 

 Any Australian parent who makes an active choice NOT to vaccinate and has a filed objection, receives any of the “incentives” or “payments” related to immunization, that those who chose to vaccinate also receive.  To suggest that if you don’t vaccinate, you don’t get the incentives, totally undermines the concept of a right to chose, and democratic right to say no without punitive measures taken against you.  Australia has recognized this, but the question is, would Paul Hutchison?

 

Sincerely,

 

Hilary Butler.

 

Dear Hilary

 

The Herald article was written by Adam Bennett.   Mr Bennett has made it clear that those with a documented 'conscientious objection' would not be penalised.   I absolutely agree with this.   (As I am sure you are aware there can be rare but real side effects from immunisation).   What is without doubt, is that the benefits of achieving herd immunisation far outweigh the disadvantages.   (The World literature is clear)   Few people would wish the re-emergence of polio, tuburculosis, rubella etc. for our children.   The matters outlined in the article are being considered by the Health Select Committee of which I am Chairman.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Dr Paul Hutchison

 

 

 Reply from Hilary Butler

 I’m presuming that you do know that New Zealand has not used the Tuberculosis vaccine on a population basis for many years now, since many studies have showed that it’s far more likely to prevent Leprosy than TB?  You have seen the TB deaths graph for New Zealand haven’t you?  If not, I’ve attached if for you. You do know that the BCG was only introduced for nurses in 1951, then for teenagers, and was stopped in the late 80’s?  And it beats me why the Health Department still rolls it out for the supposedly “at risk” people who are the very people in whom the trials have all showed that the vaccine doesn’t work?  You do know that the USA has never used the BCG because their trials return negative protection results, and they found that it’s use prevented them being able to effectively detect Tuberculosis in people with infection?

 
I’m surprised at the ‘substance’ of your comments.


Implied in your statement on the Government website, in the newspaper and your response to me, is that the rates of vaccination in New Zealand are appalling and need to be improved.  Define “appalling”.  In what way do the current rates disadvantage New Zealand children? 

 
You say that “few people would wish the re-emergence of…. for our children.” 

 
Tell me.  Where is the re-emergences of nationwide TB in New Zealand, without the universal use of BCG?  You do know that there are many studies showing that very high rates of vitamin D deficiency is widespread in New Zealand?  You do know that Vitamin D has been found to be effective in the treatment of TB?  This is all in recent medical literature.  Would you like me to send it to you?  You do know, that Dr Robert Scragg, a New Zealander, has written about the fact that influenza is primarily prominent amongst people with vitamin D deficiency?  You have heard that a recently published study, detailing the first ever blinded RCT trial of vitamin D vs influenza, was highly effective in preventing influenza, and much more so than the vaccine? 


Have you read the medical literature, which shows that effective levels of vitamin D, would result in reductions in all viral, bacterial diseases, cancers, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and a whole raft of other both acute and chronic conditions?  A New Zealand national wide vitamin D testing programme, and twelve tablets per annum to be taken once a month, at a cost of $3.30 to the person, would cut far more off the total health expenditure in this country than any other single act you could do?


In fact, doing away with the flu vaccine, would probably fund national vitamin D testing.  But eliminating a useless flu vaccine programme would never happen would it Paul?  How is it that, as the head of the Cochrane Collaboration said, that Flu vaccine continues to be used as a political decision, while ignoring the science?


The medical profession will never admit that the data on flu vaccines shows they don’t work, because to do so would be to admit that for 30 years, they’ve knowingly told New Zealanders porkies.  And I know that, because I have enough studies of “useless” flu vaccines to sink a ship.  But I’ll just attach one for you here, Paul.  Simonsen 09.


Where is the wholesale emergence of the diseases you mentioned, in this country, with the current vaccination rates, or even the lower vaccination rates of 15 years ago? 


Let’s leave out the whooping cough vaccine, which even the New Zealand medical literature (which I have neatly filed in date order) admits that the vaccine has done nothing to reduce either cases, or deaths.  (Deaths wasn’t a hard one, since whooping cough deaths had reached bedrock before the vaccine was introduced, as did a lot of the other diseases, like diphtheria).  The majority of children who get whooping cough now, are appropriately vaccinated, and the majority of babies who get it suffer primarily because their mothers were vaccinated, and the transplacental and breastmilk immunity immunisation transfers is now negligible.  The numbers getting whooping cough in each epidemic cycle, hasn’t reduced since before the vaccine was introduced as a triple in 1961, and given that the single whooping cough vaccine had negligible use before that, (I have the data…) and was suspended for a few years from 1955 – 1961, that is irrelevant.  Unfortunately for anyone who is vaccinated their immunity is faulty and the concept of “original sin” applies, something which I’m sure you know about.  If you don’t, the attached article Cherry 2004 (one of many on this topic) will explain what I mean. This means that the key primary step of immunity to develop mucosal immunity to adenylate cyclase toxin (ACT), which was ignored because it can’t be incorporated in the whooping cough vaccine, is also ignored on the vaccinated person’s re-exposure.  Vaccinated people re-exposed to whooping cough, respond to it, in the way in which their immune system is pre-programmed, result in those people not clearing the pertussis bacteria fast (as happens after natural immunity), and they become ready carriers and spreaders of whooping cough.


Cherry’s article is only one of the early articles in medical data bases, on this topic.  It’s clear that the inability to put ACT into the vaccine is a fundamental flaw in terms of the pertussis vaccine, (since the “manufacture” and excretion of ACT from the bacteria is a process of disease, only started once the bacteria adheres to the base of the cilia on the bronchial wall).  The aberrant immunity created by the vaccine, creates a situation whereby the vaccinated are now the most effective spreaders of the disease.  The ones whose first attack was natural, are not likely to spread the disease, since their bronchials clear any reinfection bacteria very quickly.  Again, this is all in the medical literature.


Not that the vaccine manufacturers can do anything about it, since just using parts of bacteria and toxins as your antigens, absolutely precludes immunity to ACT.  However, they recognize the flaw, hence new research and studies on pertussis vaccines are looking at making one which is inhaled and has to initiate a mild infection, in order to achieve longer lasting immunity, quick bacterial clearance and a less aberrant immune response.  But that will be decades away, if it even comes to fruition, since New Zealand has followed the mindless advice  of CDC, to simply revaccinate every possible moving target within range of any child.

 

We are perhaps fortunate in this country, that records on hospital admissions for pertussis were never stopped after the vaccine was introduced, as was done elsewhere in the world.  Had we been so “stupid” as to do what all other countries did, and stop all pertussis notification, period… we might not be in the position today where the data from the Health Department (and the ESR for that matter), conclusively proves that the pertussis vaccine in this country has done nothing.


Yet if you talk to Dr Cameron Grant ( as per Sommerville 2007 attached) , Nikki Turner, or Diana Lennon, they will admit to the data I’ve long since published but dismiss the data telling you that the problem is that we need “timely” vaccination, and “more” vaccination as per the CDC, which is scientifically inexcusable.  Across the ditch in Australia, where they have blindly blamed the unvaccinated for all the vaccinated getting whooping cough, they’ve only just gulped and said “oops”, because they realized that just as in every other country in the world, there are now strains of pertussis which have developed precisely because of the vaccine, not for lack of a vaccine. But instead of taking it on the chin, they then turned round and said that if the non-vaccinators had vaccinated, that would never have happened.  That is utter rubbish Paul.  You are very much invested in developing good science curriculum are you not?  Then make sure you get de Bono into the act, as well as some other critical thinkers involved, because right now, much of the New Zealand vaccination propaganda simply contains weasel-speak and zero-think.


I realise some of this information might come as a surprise to you. 


However, I’m quite happy to photocopy (or loan you) Tuberculosis and pertussis information from the New Zealand medical literature and show it to you. and even Polio if you wish. 


Your statements about whooping cough in the paper on the Parliament website are perhaps excusable, since many doctors have only seen the published articles which told a load of bollocks, but were put in medical journals none the less.


So, pertussis aside, if we don’t see other epidemics right now, exactly what is the ‘gain’ to New Zealand from coercively pushing every child in this country into a “done it, whether you need it or not” hole? Do you think it right that parents should pay to have a choice they have made, “approved” by the very people who want to stick the needles in?


What “gains” has Australia made which they didn’t have before, through having a 95% whooping cough vaccination rate, when they had an 80% vaccination rate? Their whooping cough vaccination rates have increased 20% in 9 years; their number of vaccines has radically increased, yet their whooping cough rates have increase 1200% in that time. 


Conversely the more you back parents like us into a corner, Paul, the more there is to lose, which I have no doubt, you will experience over the next few years, should your personal plans be implemented. There are many many parents in this country, who consider that democratic right of choice doesn’t involve paying a fee to gain a medical doctor’s permission for that choice. 


We know what happens in Australia.  Australians who can’t find a doctor who understands democracy, and is prepared to sign the form without an inquisition, and without charging a disapproval fee, are certainly spreading the message.  Furthermore, doctors who then throw patients out of their practice for refusing to vaccinate their children, are further inflaming the situation, and if reaction from USA, and now Australia is anything to go by, such policies will “meet their Waterloo” at some point in time.

 
I note that the Secretary of the HHS in USA, Katherine Sebelius has attempted to suspect the American constitution by informing all media that they should not to report any vaccine concerns relating to autism, in any form, from any parents, scientists or doctors in the future.  Such is the land of the free.


My inbox has been full today, of people who are disgusted at any suggestions of cash lures and signed inquisitions.  We know the inquisitions which happen even without such means.  And I know you know this was also mooted in a more radical form before, when Commander Jenny Shipley attempted to tell the nation that disgusting parents who don’t immunize should be penalized by losing any benefit.  Just beware, Paul.  You’re dipping your toes into an issue here, which will be met head on. 


People throughout New Zealand, care a lot more about their bodies (unfortunately), and will defend their democratic right of “choice without coercion, pressure or unwarranted discrimination”,  far more ferociously than they will the super city.  A person’s health and home are sacrosanct Paul.  And yet the issues of the super city and the right to refuse any medical intervention, are similar.  Democratic right of choice, but even more so with health, since the Health and Disability Act enshrines a lot of provisions which are blatantly broken every day by zealous nurses from the “vaccine outreach” clinics around the country.


I know.  We hear about it regularly!


Sincerely,

Hilary.


March 12th 2010 saw six very special women from around the world, present documents and research about the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix to the FDA by request. Never before have the FDA turned to members of the public regarding vaccine safety but in an extraordinary move this is exactly what happened. Dubbed the 'Little Women' by the FDA the group presented evidence that will shock the world and could have the FDA eating their words.

The six women who had become increasingly concerned about the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix presented a power point presentation accompanied with documents showing the dangers of the HPV vaccines to the FDA. Their hope was to prove to the FDA that these two vaccines are so dangerous that they should be removed from the vaccine schedule as soon as possible.

The women who were involved in this unusual move are Karen Maynor; mother of the late Megan Hild, New Mexico; Rosemary Mathis: mother of Lauren, adversely injured; co-founder of WWW.TRUTHABOUTGARDASIL.ORG North Carolina; Freda Birrell; political activist, Scotland/UK; Leslie Carol Botha; women´s health educator and broadcast journalist, and founder of Holy Hormones Honey , Colorado; Cynthia Janak: research analyst, journalist writing for Renew America and founder of Only the Truth Illinois; and Janny Stokvis: research analyst, Netherlands.

The reports that were presented, detailed worldwide data, proving that women and young girls have suffered severe adverse reactions, including death, after being vaccinated with the HPV vaccines.

Detailed charts were shown to the FDA clearly outlining evidence of girls from around the world showing very similar adverse reactions after having these vaccines. Only a few of these adverse reactions have ever been listed by either manufacturer on their leaflets. It is my belief that Merck and Glaxo Smith Kline should to study the findings very carefully indeed.

USA – Reports show girls have suffered from

Chronic Fatigue
Digestive Problems
Dizziness and Nausea
Encephalitis
Facial Paralysis
Hair Loss
Headaches
Joint and Muscle Pain
Loss of vision
Menstrual Problems
Paralysis
Rashes/allergies
Respiratory and Heart Problems
Seizures
Syncope
Miscellaneous

Spain - Reports show girls have suffered from

Chronic Fatigue
Dizziness/Nausea
Encephalitis/MS/ADEM
Facial Paralysis
Hair Loss
Headaches
Joint/Muscle Pains
Loss of Vision
Menstrual Changes
Paralysis
Rashes/Allergies
Respiratory Heart
Seizures
Syncope
Miscellaneous

Australia - Reports show girls have suffered from

Chronic Fatigue
Digestive/pancreatitis
Dizziness/Nausea
Encephalitis/MS/ADEM
Hair Loss
Headaches
Joint/Muscle Pains
Loss of Vision
Menstrual Changes
Paralysis
Rashes/Allergies
Respiratory Heart
Seizures
Syncope
Miscellaneous

United Kingdom - Reports show girls have suffered from

Chronic Fatigue
Dizziness and Nausea
Encephalitis
Headaches
Joint and Muscle Pain
Paralysis
Respiratory and Heart Problems
Seizures
Syncope
Miscellaneous

New Zealand - Reports show that girls have suffered from

Chronic Fatigue
Digestive Problems
Facial Paralysis
Headaches
Joint and Muscle Pain
Paralysis
Rashes/allergies
Respiratory and Heart Problems
Miscellaneous

There is a clear pattern from many countries, of girls suffering from the same side effects and yet up to now this fact has not been picked up, by either the committees who regulate our vaccines, or the Governments who sanction them. More worryingly the six women found that there were a huge number of deaths recorded on VAERS after HPV vaccines.

VAERS is the reporting system used in the USA for adverse events that happen after vaccination.

Strangely however, the system does not appear to be examined in great detail by the either Big Pharma or the Government and many adverse events are not even recorded at all, as it has now been discovered that some doctors are completely unaware of it's existence.

The six women involved in the presentation to the FDA have been able to show research papers from top scientists and researchers showing that blindness can occur after the HPV vaccine,. Papers on Menstrual evaluation were also seen for the first time as were papers on Vaccine and Autoimmune problems.

Janny Stokvis one of the women who researched the side effects of these vaccines after watching a YouTube clip said that she was horrified that so little has been done to protect women. She said she became involved completely by chance.

"In September 2008 I was looking for music on Youtube and I ended up watching a video the
father of Brooke Petkevicius made. Brooke died 14 days after her first dose of Gardasil from a pulmonary embolism or blood clot on March 26th, 2007. I was shocked by her story. In our family we have a rare blood clotting disease. I have had a pulmonary embolism twice myself. Few weeks later I saw a Dutch documentary about the marketing tactics of Merck. that alarmed me even more. My daughter was in the age group to get the HPV vaccine so I started to do my own research."

She has since studied the VAERS reporting system and now firmly believes that the reporting system is only the tip of the iceberg because it only has a small number of the actual side effects from these vaccines on. She was shocked to learn that many of the doctors she spoke to had not heard of the reporting system and said:

"Adverse reactions do not always start within a minute after inoculation like some people think. A lot of physicians have never heard of VAERS or know how to file a report. I was surprised when I heard this the first time. Physicians do not agree with parents when they tell that they think theirs daughter got sick because of the HPV vaccine and do not want to file a report.Mothers who find their way to the Gardasil groups did not always succeed in getting a report filed at VAERS.

HPV-vaccine victims can be very ill, but tests can show-up to be normal. Girls who have seizures several times a day or who are paralysed get diagnosed as "Psychogenic". Parents are often told the illness of their daughter is not vaccine related.

This has to change, because too many girls are not getting the proper treatment yet."

She said up until she looked into the HPV vaccines she had always believed in the Governments vaccine programmes but her confidence has now been badly shaken.

Rosemary Mathis whose daughter was changed after she had Gardasil vaccine and one of the six women told me she became involved with the group because she wanted answers. She says:-

"My 12 year old daughter was disabled by Gardasil. Her life as she knew it completely changed after her third vaccination. She could no longer attend school, go to church, or live a normal life. She was always in pain and we spent thousands of dollars and many hours going to doctors who could not help her. I spent countless hours on the internet researching how to treat my daughter. I quickly learned that I was not alone and many other parents were doing the same thing. Every night was spent researching trying to figure out what do to not only help my daughter, but many others. This led me to Gardasil Mom groups on Yahoo Groups, Twitter, and Facebook. That is where I met Marian Greene, another mother whose girl was affected that lives about 30 minutes from me. Her daughter was disabled also. Both our daughters were disabled by the exact same lot # 0067X.Night after night, we were trying to help the mothers figure out what to do and trying to comment on stories on the internet to warn others. We quickly learned that many of the girls stories are not recorded in VAERS. Either the parents do not know about VAERS and haven´t reported them or the doctors do not. I filed my daughter´s report in VAERS and then asked my doctor to after continuously expressing that the vaccine is what made her sick. The parents were struggling to find a way to express their stories and to find data. Each night, new victims were appearing on the boards with no idea of what to do. The board represents the TRUTH as we the parents of the victims of Gardasil see it. It is a central repository used to house the girls stories for view by others, has the latest news, and has a Guardian Angel page by location to give the parents contacts in their area who may be able to help them. It has videos, other site links, a forum so you can talk to other parents/victims, etc. It has made it easier for parents to quickly identify side effects, treatments that may have helped victims, etc. It takes about one year worth of research off the parents and allows them to quickly identify what occurred and what can be done to help the victims."

Since her research began Rosemary says she has met thousands of girls who have been adversely affected by the Gardasil and the Cervarix vaccines.

I asked Leslie Botha how the FDA had become aware of the six women and had asked the group to do the presentation.

Leslie said that originally Karen Maynor had contacted the FDA after her daughter had died after she had the Gardasil vaccine. Her letter to Dr Margaret Hamberg MD contained many reports and details of young girls who have either died like her daughter Megan, or had become seriously ill.

The reports contained in her letter do not make comfortable reading. She wrote how one child 'Samantha Hendrix' who had once been described as a 'walking encyclopaedia' has been left with no concentration and failing her exams.

"Also In the case of young Samantha, she had a serious history of illnesses prior to vaccination, have you ever discovered if Merck carried out research on impaired immune responsiveness to establish if young girls with a medical history would be well enough to have this vaccine? In the case of Cervarix, GlaxoSmithKline did not carry out this research prior to the commencement of the vaccination programme in the United Kingdom. This young girl had many health problems before being vaccinated but now she is far worse off and what the future holds for her we just do not know. Perhaps, if more care and attention had been given by the pharmaceutical company in all of this, if they had taken more time to carry out the research into all aspects of safety and just had given it a few more years, exactly the same advice that Dr Harper gave to the UK regarding Cervarix, then perhaps these young ladies would not be so ill and I would not be writing to you today to ask for your help. With respect to Cervarix, many of the same "Gardasil" illnesses are occurring in the United Kingdom also so there appears to be a common thread that exists between these two HPV vaccines."

She wrote.

She has a point, as on the Glaxo Smith Kline original GP advert it does state that 'there are no data in the use of Cervarix in subjects with impaired immune responsiveness'.

Leslie said that the FDA do not just contact people but that they respond to letters. They contacted Karen and Karen knowing that she could not do what the FDA wanted alone asked the other women if they were prepared to help her.

Leslie says:-

"The first meeting conference call was in September/October with Cynthia, Freda, Rosemary and myself - where we expressed our concerns.

There was a second Webinar in November that the FDA presented for us on how their organization operates

It was at this meeting that a third meeting was initiated - to be held at first before the holidays so that we could present research and data that backed up our concerns.

It was at this point that we asked Janny to join us since she spent so much time going through the VAERS reports.

By agreement, the meeting was pushed back until after the holidays - until the presentation.

We were in discussion many times about how to proceed - and found the people in the Patient Representative Program Office of Special Health Issues - to be open, and supportive as they shared the guidelines for the presentation.

The FDA has just initiated "listening sessions" and our group was one of the first to participate in them.

It has been an honor and a very positive experience from beginning to end.

We started out by gathering data, Rosemary, Freda and Janny did a fabulous job of creating and presenting graphs, and outlines of VAERs deaths.Freda was in contact with women in Spain, New Zealand and Australia as she gathered reports of adverse injuries from the girls in these countries.

Cynthia and I kept coming from different angles on what was causing the problem with this vaccine - mine was on menstrual cycle influence and she was focused on histamine and IgE. We spent hours on the phone searching for studies.We would then do searches on histamine and IgE and the menstrual cycle and that is when we realized that our differing angles were beginning to blend into one perfect storm. It was the peer reviewed study that came out on the blind girl and HPV that nailed this for us - and we realized that we had discovered the REAL DANGERS with this vaccine.

We were shocked and awed that we had come across something no on had ever considered that founded both of our concerns."

The conclusion slide 52 in the powerpoint shows exactly what was discovered and one has to agree the implications this has on many girls is quite shocking.

"During the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle, the production of estrogen releases histamine. During the luteal phase the protective effects of estradiol sharply decline, the production of progesterone increases and the immune system becomes more easily compromised; succumbing to the overdose of histamine from three sources: L-Histidine in the vaccine, increased amounts of estradiol in the body from natural production plus environmental toxins (estrogen mimickers) and the body´s own natural production of histamine. The rise and decline in hormones; the rise and decline in immunity and the overproduction of histamine – may be a factor as to why the health of the girls adversely affected by the HPV vaccines is not improving.

Both HPV vaccines are VLP´s (virus like particles). This can be termed ´molecular mimicry´and when an antigen in a vaccine is structurally similar to an antigen in the host antibodies are produced that react with the host´s normal tissue.

Allergy sufferers with moderate to severe asthma have IgE levels greater than 1,000 U/ml. Normal serum IgE levels in individuals without allergies is less than 70 U/ml. An increase in IgE means more free IgE is available for binding to the activated mast cells. More mast cell activation and degranulation may lead to an increased release of inflammatory histamine.This reaction also leads to TH2 cytokine and leukotriene secretion, resulting in systemic anaphylaxis in the form of allergy.

This proves an increased risk of injury due to an overload of histamine being released from the mast cells causing a more severe inflammatory response throughout the body. Tissue damage due to this process can cause hypertrophy of smooth muscles. Smooth muscles
are evident in the heart. With the rechallenge to an already active immune response we could have more smooth muscle damage especially to the heart and damage to the Central
Nervous System.

With all our research completed, due to the lack of safety testing in regards to hormone,histamine and IgE level effects due to challenge and rechallenge on the female and male physiology the risks of the HPV vaccines outweigh the benefits."

Freda Birrell another member of the group became involved in 2009, when her friend wrote to her asking for her help, saying that her daughter Bridget had become injured after the Gardasil vaccine.

Freda said that she asked me to find out if Cervarix was having the same effect on British girls as the Gardasil vaccine. After research I found that both vaccines were having serious adverse reactions.

Freda feels disillusioned with the British and Scottish Governments she said:-

"Both of the Health Ministers are too ready to come back with the usual information - any incidents which have occurred are either coincidental or part of population related illnesses. At no time, to my knowledge or satisfaction, do they investigate any of these illnesses. There are serious cases of arthralgia after vaccination with Cervarix and this condition has been researched and it is known that it is and can be vaccine related. Sadly, our Ministers do not wish to recognise that fact. There are many other serious illnesses which have occurred, eg a rare form of encephalitis, paralysis, blindness, seizures to name but a few. They are hiding their heads in the sand in the hope that it will all go away. That will never happen where the lives of our young girls are involved."

I asked Freda as she had studied both vaccines in detail if she felt that Cervarix was as dangerous as Gardasil. She said:-

"For the most part Cervarix elicits a much higher percentage of adverse events in the initial days after inoculation over Gardasil. The comparison suggests that Cervarix is much less safe than Gardasil. High percentages of fatigue, headache and myalgia may also be initially construed as the flu and not Cervarix related and therefore would not be reported as an adverse event related to the vaccination until the symtpoms persist past the one week time frame for the flu, Gardasil has incurred many deaths. Only one girl to our knowledge has died following a Cervarix vaccination and her case was attributed to her underlying illness, cancer. She was undergoing tests apparently at the time. Whilst we cannot say that Cervarix caused her death, the authorities likewise cannot say with 100% proof that it didnt. What we can say with 200% certainty is she should not have been vaccinated whilst undergoing medical testing".

Also discovered by the group was the fact that neither vaccine worked if the girls already had an HPV infection.

Slide 15 states:-

"Conclusions: Evidence detailed here regarding the poor efficacy of both Gardasil and
Cervarix on already infected women has to be investigated further. If this is occurring in
established infected groups of women then what will be occurring in the bodies of adolescent girl´s who in many cases may already be sexually active and be infected at the time of vaccination? In the United States and United Kingdom, HPV SCREENING DOES NOT
TAKE PLACE TO DETERMINE IF HPV INFECTION IS ALREADY PRESENT."

The group had discovered that contrary to belief HPV is not only a STD but can be transmitted through other means. This was discussed on slide 9.

"The next series of slides will address whether HPV is transmitted solely via sexual contact".

In the first research paper there is growing evidence that HPV infection is acquired through non-sexual routes and that one potential route is mother-to-child transmission in the perinatal period; referenced as vertical transmission.

In the second paper, it was noted that HPV´s have been detected in virgins, infants/children, and juvenile Laryngeal papillomatosis was shown to be caused by these viruses. It has been acknowledged that HPVs may be transmitted by other non-sexual routes as well."

Another very important point raised was the fact that over 250 girls who have had the vaccine have since had abnormal PAP Smear tests. This was thought to be because this group already had the HPV virus when they had the vaccine.

We now await the FDA's verdict on the impressive array of documents and factual information that this group of so called 'little women' put before them. Will the FDA acknowledge that far from the wonder vaccines that Gardasil and Cervarix were supposed to be, these vaccines were more like poison darts thrown at girls in a crucial stages of their sexual development? These vaccines were given to young girls in many different stages of puberty and at many different stages of their menstrual cycles. We are now left wondering if the manufacturers Merck and Glaxo Smith Kline ever even considered this when developing these vaccines.

I will finish with a dedication to Megan from the very special mother Karen Maynor who wrote to the FDA and started this whole series of amazing events.

She writes:

"Megan,

As I stand here and watch as your brother receives his award for Academic Excellence I cannot help but think of you now and how proud I know you would have been. It was hard for him Megan as he hurts so much because you are not here. When we come together as a family for these occasions it never feels right. We miss you so...

We are working hard for you babe to get this information out there so others will know what can happen with this vaccine. Help others to become informed. To keep other moms and dads from having to feel this pain.

There are so many now that are fighting for ones just like you and for the many that are injured. You should see them, facing the GIANTS of the FDA and Big Pharma with no fear. They are strong because they have the truth. They never got to know you but they are fighting for you.

We love you and miss you.."

A study conducted at the University of Michigan shows that, although parents overwhelmingly share the belief that vaccines are a good way to protect their children from disease, these same parents express concerns regarding potential adverse effects of vaccines.

They especially seem to question the safety of new vaccines.

The study is based on a survey of more than 1,500 parents that was conducted last year. About 12 percent of parents said they had refused to allow their children to receive a vaccine that a doctor recommended.

Those parents tended to shy away from four vaccines:

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, because of concerns about side effects
  • Vaccine for meningococcal diseases, because of the risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome, an immune system disorder
  • The shot for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), because of potential autism risk
  • Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine

Of those who said they had refused a certain vaccine for their child(ren), the greatest share of parents said their concerns were based on something they had read, or heard, about the vaccine. An almost equal number said they believed that the risk for adverse effects from the vaccine was too great.

The study’s authors concluded that this finding indicates that current public health education campaigns on vaccine safety have not been effective, and that officials should make a better attempt at assuaging parents’ safety concerns.

The authors also suggested that the use of newer social marketing techniques (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) might be potential strategies for spreading the word about vaccines.

DR MERCOLA'S COMMENTS

It’s ironic that this study found that health officials aren’t doing a good job at addressing parents’ concerns about vaccine safety. I happen to agree – but not for the same reasons as this study’s authors.

Contrary to what the study concludes, parents ARE getting the message health officials want them to hear. From pediatricians to schools, to legislators to local and national news outlets, the mantra that vaccines are good for you and as safe as can be is coming through loud and clear.

The only problem is, this is the age of the Internet. Unlike the old days, when parents had to unquestioningly accept everything health officials said as gospel truth, today they can think for themselves. If their 12-year-old athlete suddenly develops a neurological problem and is bedridden after the HPV vaccine, they can get online and find thousands of articles and blogs about HPV adverse reactions.

Or, more often than not, they do the research before their child gets a vaccine, by going online and scanning professional journals, or visiting health websites like this one. Then, when they’re in their pediatrician’s office, they’re armed with a wealth of information that, for certain, they wouldn’t get otherwise. Much of that information has to do with vaccine safety – or lack thereof.

So the problem is not that parents don’t know the truth about vaccine safety. For public health officials, the real problem is that they DO.

Do You Know YOU Can Use Patient Compiled Vaccine Injury

Database VAERS?

VAERS is a national surveillance database to which anyone can post. It was established in 1990 as a direct result of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, which requires health professionals and vaccine manufacturers to report to the HHS specific adverse events that occur after the administration of routinely recommended vaccines.

An important aspect of VAERS, however, is that anyone can both read and post vaccine adverse events to this database. So if your doctor discounts your concerns when your child regresses or gets ill after a vaccine, you can report them yourself – and that’s what people are doing in record numbers.

You can access VAERS here. Or, you can go to Medalarts.org, which provides an easy, powerful search engine for looking up specific reactions or vaccines in the VAERS database.

Medalerts also gives monthly analyses and yearly summaries for VAERS. For example, if you go to the January, 2010 summary you can see that 2009 was a record-breaking year for the number of VAERS reports.

You will also see that Medalerts has graphed a 20-year history of several vaccine reports – and that the very vaccines parents voiced concerns about in the Michigan study are some of the ones with the highest adverse reaction numbers.

So What are the Most Dangerous Vaccines?

With over 70 vaccines included, VAERS is an excellent tool that can help you easily identify which vaccines are associated with the most side effects. It is important to know though that only a tiny fraction of the reactions are actually reported. Studies have estimated that a maximum of 10 percent, to as little as ONE percent of side effects are ever reported, so the true side effects are easily FAR higher than the statistics show.

Still, the VAERS database shows that, in the past three years, vaccine adverse reaction reports in general have shot through the roof.

For example, the top vaccine that parents in the Michigan survey were concerned about – the HPV vaccine -- has 68 deaths and nearly 18,000 events reported in conjunction with it.

No wonder parents are concerned about this vaccine!

In less than a handful of years, adverse reactions reported on the HPV vaccine – mainly Gardasil, since Cervarix was just recently approved for use in the US – number in the thousands, and are growing.

The Graphs Tell the Story

If you go back and look at the Medalerts graphs, you will see why parents are so worried about several of the vaccines on the market.

Looking at the chart, you will see that the reports were fairly low in 1990, as they would be since that was the year VAERS began. You’ll notice a steady increase in reports through the years – and then a sudden spike beginning in 2007, when several new vaccines came out, such as HPV and rotavirus.

If you look at those spikes, as well as the very highest lines on the graph, you will see that right up near the top are the newer vaccines parents said they are worried about – HPV, meningococcal (meningitis) and varicella. But according to Medalerts, the “old” vaccines, including MMR and polio, are maintaining a significantly high, but steady, level too.

So what are the other top vaccines that are being reported to VAERS? Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (DPT), hepatitis, pneumonia, varicella, HPV, shingles, meningitis, and rotavirus.

They are all vaccines that have been in the news, and which I have warned about many times.

US Supreme Court to Hear Case about Side Effects

Earlier in March, the US Supreme Court decided to rule on whether drug makers can be sued by parents who believe their children were harmed by a vaccine. USA Today reported March 8 that Robalee and Russell Bruesewitz asked the court to intervene, after the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that federal law bars them from such suits.

The parents filed the lawsuit originally against Wyeth, after their daughter, Hannah, suffered debilitating seizures within hours of getting her third DPT shot. Hannah is now a teenager, and suffers from residual seizure disorder.

The court is expected to hear the case in the fall – and all eyes will be on it.

Proof That Vaccines Didn’t Save Us

In the past few weeks HHS, the CDC and the FDA have been redesigning their websites. If you are a frequent visitor to these sites as I am, you will find that direct links to important information, such as vaccine manufacturers’ package inserts, which provide a wealth more information on possible side effects, are harder to find than they used to be.

However, the good news is, thanks to the Internet, you can still find all the vaccine information you’re looking for. And you can still make reports to VAERS, and look them up.

Through numerous websites such as the National Vaccine Information Center, as well as blogs and subject-specific websites, including my site, you can still access “the rest of the story,” such as this excellent report showing that, contrary to health officials’ claims, vaccines did NOT eradicate diseases in the developed world.

This excellent website shows in clear detail that the very diseases health officials say could kill us without vaccines not only were already on the decline when the relevant vaccines were introduced, but practically bottomed out.

Not only that, as this website explains, the disease graphs also:

“… illustrate that increases in the number of governmental mandated vaccines correlates with significant increases in death rates for children under the age of five (5); and that the practice is linked to sudden infant death syndrome; various degenerative diseases, including diabetes; and appears to cause general immune system impairment in infants and children.

Evidence also points to the practice of immunization as a principal factor in the recent massive increases in neurodegenerative conditions such as autism in children.”

If you compare the disease incidence charts to the Medalerts graphs, the striking thing you will see is that we have traded a bottomed-out disease incidence for runaway vaccine adverse events reports!

And they call that progress?

It only makes me wonder why health officials don’t acknowledge truth, when it is all right here. The data shows vaccines haven’t done a thing to stop disease in the US.

But don’t just take my word for it. Instead of ending this article on a sour note, I’d like to call your attention to an uplifting report that, perhaps, government health officials weren’t counting on. It just came out, in the form of a commentary in the March 10 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

In “The Missing Voice of Patients in Drug-Safety Reporting,” this well-respected science-based, peer-reviewed journal suggests that it’s time for ostrich-like thinking in drug research and adverse reporting to come to an end. The journal says:

“The current drug-labeling practice for adverse events is based on the implicit assumption that an accurate portrait of patients’ subjective experiences can be provided by clinicians’ documentation alone.

 

Yet a substantial body of evidence contradicts this assumption, showing that clinicians systematically downgrade the severity of patients’ symptoms, that patients’ self-reports frequently capture side effects that clinicians miss, and that clinicians’ failure to note these symptoms results in the occurrence of preventable adverse events.”

No kidding!

We Need to Do a Better Job of Representing the Data

The purpose of the Michigan study was to find out what health officials can do to convince parents that vaccines are safe. They concluded that officials needed to do a better job at representing the data by selling safety through pediatricians and social marketing.

I couldn’t agree more.

Whether it’s through pediatricians, the media or social marketing, we do need to do a better job of representing the data – with one caveat: we also need to listen to the patients and their parents, and take their vaccine concerns seriously.

It’s time for health officials to recognize that parents want – and deserve – to be shown the science and the real data, and be given a choice when it comes to vaccinating themselves and their children.

CDC Wants to Muzzle the Media

Unfortunately, I see no signs of this actually happening. On the contrary, the US Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently told Reader's Digest that health officials had decided to tackle the problem of increasing concerns about vaccines causing autism by suppressing the press.

Yes, you read that right: in a March Reader's Digest interview in connection with H1N1 vaccines, Sebelius said:

“There are groups out there that insist that vaccines are responsible for a variety of problems despite all scientific evidence to the contrary.

We have reached out to media outlets to try to get them to not give the views of these people equal weight in their reporting to what science has shown and continues to show about the safety of vaccines.” [Emphasis mine.]

Not give them equal weight in their reporting? Isn’t telling both sides of an issue what “objective” journalism is all about?

The saddest part of this is that Sebelius is serious. Health officials’ latest answer to parents’ vaccine concerns is, if they can’t manipulate and fool you outright, then they’ll just muzzle the media.

Folks, you simply must realize that there’s no substitute for doing your own homework, especially on important topics such as this one. And always remember, you have the power to take control of your health, and the health of your children. Use it!

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New evidence shows hormones and HPV vaccines don't mix

Christina England
On March 12th 2010 a presentation was presented to the FDA by six women, voicing worldwide concerns that the HPV vaccines were not only dangerous but should be taken off the market altogether. Up until now, no one has known exactly what was said at that presentation but on Wednesday 31st March this all changed as Leslie Carol Botha one of the six women, a women´s health educator and a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research spoke for the first time to the public and medical profession live online at a webinar conference, hosted by Dr Mayer Eisenstein the Medical Director of Homefirst Health Services.

Botha, used the very same powerpoint, that was presented to the FDA and spoke for one hour about what was said to the FDA, she was aided by Cynthia Janak, a research journalist, also, one of the six women who gave the presentation to the FDA.

The webinar Global Backlash Against HPV Vaccines which can still be accessed through the archive, cleared up many myths surrounding the HPV vaccines. More importantly everything that was said can be backed up with medical evidence. Something that the drug companies who manufacture these vaccines have not made accessible to the public.

No longer do the public have to rely on what the Governments, the medical profession or the drug companies who make money from these vaccines tell us but we can hear for the first time the truth about the issues that affect our children.

The most important and fundamental issue surrounding the HPV vaccine, is that the HPV virus, portrayed to both the public and our Governments by GSK and Merck as an STD, is, not only an STD. In other words, the virus can also be caught through vertical transmission and hand to hand contact. This means that many girls who have never had a sexual relationship can already have the virus. In fact, many are born with it. As no screening takes place prior to vaccination, no one knows if the child has already contracted the HPV virus, this of course includes children who have been sexually abused. If a child who is HPV positive then goes on to have the HPV vaccine, they may still develop Cervical Cancer. This means that there is no certainty that the HPV vaccine will work in a subject who already has the virus.

Other facts raised, were:-

Many previously healthy children have become sick after the HPV vaccine.

Many children are getting flu like symptoms and paralysis after the vaccine.

60% of subjects who suffer an adverse reaction will suffer this within 16 days of the vaccine.

A staggering 71.3% of girls do not finish the course of three vaccines due to adverse reactions.

Of all the vaccines on the market where children had suffered a life threatening event, the majority of those who had a life threatening event suffered it after after a HPV vaccine.
Botha proved without a doubt, hormones and women 's menstrual cycles, play a key role in adverse events after the HPV vaccines. She said the women that she had studied that had had adverse reactions, generally fell into three sub sections.

1.Athletic

2.Overweight

3.Women who were due to menstruate.

Botha says that this is mainly due to the testosterone levels in their blood, this is she says because the hormone testosterone, absorbs heavy metals. The HPV vaccines have aluminium in them which is classified as a heavy metal. She also states that anyone who has a hormone imbalance could react badly to the HPV vaccine. She explained that many young girls having this vaccine are in the early stages of puberty and therefore have irregular cycles with hormone imbalances. She points out that where a women or young girl is, in her cycle, is crucial to how they react to this vaccine. For example, before menstruating, a women's immune system is low, due to her hormones, this is why she feels tired and irritable, having a vaccine at this time can cause her she says to react adversely to the vaccine.

Janak explained how the 'Gardasil girls', as they are now called, are, through their symptoms giving the children who suffer vaccine induced Autism, a voice. Many of the girls who have been adversely affected by Gardasil or Cervarix are experiencing severe migraines and many Autistic children bang their heads. She says it could be that these Autistic children are also experiencing severe migraines but because of their lack of language skills, cannot tell adults that their heads hurt. Many Gardasil and Cervarix victims complain of severe leg cramps and numbness. Again Janak explained how many Autistic children are known to rub their legs.

Botha said that many of the woman and children adversely affected by the HPV vaccines have died suddenly. She said "girls are just dropping dead". Janak explained this is due to the fact that many are experiencing heart problems brought on by these vaccines. She explained this by reading out parts of autopsy reports on some of the dead girls.

To listen to the webinar in full and see the powerpoint presentations please link to Global Backlash Against HPV Vaccines or go to the website The Truth About Gardasil

Janny Stokvis another member of the group made this moving video about the evidence she has found on both Gardasil and Cervarix.

A big thank you must be said to the six women who took a risk to help others. They will go down is history as six of the great. They are Freda Birrell, Leslie C Botha, Cynthia Janak, Rosemary Mathis, Karen Maynor, Janny Stokvis
By Katherine Smith (Associate Editor, UNCENSORED Magazine)
www.uncensored.co.nz

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) which describes itself as a source of independent and scientific advice about vaccination for the NZ government as well as media and public and is "based at the University of Auckland".

Its spokesperson, Dr Nikki Turner, is frequently asked to comment on issues related to vaccination in mainstream media.

Her advice is sought and widely broadcast on vaccines from the MMR and the MeNZB vaccines to, more recently, the controversial HPV vaccine "Gardasil".

According to IMAC's website:

"Our aim is to provide New Zealanders with a local source of independent, factual information including benefits and risks regarding immunisation, and vaccine-preventable disease. The information we provide is based on international and New Zealand medical research and is supported by a large network of health professionals."




However, IMAC may not be the independent organisation that it would have you believe.

One of its major sponsors is the Ministry of Health an ostensibly "public good" source of funding.

However, the other major sponsors that IMAC acknowledges on its website are: CSL Biotherapies; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck, Sharp and Dohme (MSD); Sanofi Aventis and Wyeth Vaccines.

 

 

 
All of these companies are directly involved in the manufacture and distribution of vaccines.

With this in mind, how can we be assured that IMAC, and by inference, the NZ Ministry of Health, is being objective in recommending the various vaccines they do? What role, if any, does vaccine manufacturer sponsorship have in influencing Dr Turner and others at IMAC to play down the risks and indeed the often reported side effects of the vaccines in question?

Recently Nikki Turner appeared on TV, defending the HPV vaccine "Gardasil", despite the death of 18 year old New Zealander Jasmine Renata, who developed symptoms consistent with neurological disease following vaccination with "Gardasil" and died in her sleep in September 2009. [refs]

Gardasil is manufactured by Merck.

Think about who sponsors IMAC if you read the information intended for parents about measles on IMAC's website that categorically denies any connection between the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine and autism.

Here is the quote:"Can the MMR vaccine cause autism? NO. Extensive research shows there is no evidence that MMR vaccine causes autism or any other behavioral or neurological disorder."  (Original emphasis.)

The MMR vaccine used in NZ is manufactured by Merck.

NB: To read some of the scientific evidence linking the MMR to the development of autism in previously healthy children who were developing normally prior to being vaccinated with the MMR, go here:

http://www.whale.to/v/buttram.html

http://www.springerlink.com/content/l8020r2547565j37/

http://www.jpands.org/vol9no2/bradstreet.pdf

http://www.icdrc.org/documents/Abstract%20702%20Abnormal%20Measles%20Serology%20and%20Autoimmunity.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez  (Search "PMID": 12145534)

Think about who sponsors IMAC if you read the section for parents about Pneumococcal disease on IMAC's website

http://www.immune.org.nz/?T=864

and read:

"Is the vaccine safe? No serious reactions have been associated with pneumococcal vaccines."

http://www.immune.org.nz/?T=864

While the manufacturer's datasheet on Medsafe's website states:

"As with other paediatric vaccines, there have been spontaneous reports of apnoea in temporal association with the administration of Prevenar..."

As a parent, I would consider apnoea (temporary cessation of breathing) in a young baby a very serious reaction to a vaccine, wouldn't you?

IMAC obviously disagrees.

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/p/prevenarinj.htm

Think about who sponsors IMAC when you read the following link at which Nikki Turner dismisses any link between influenza vaccination and miscarriage as coincidental, even though a top Chinese infectious disease specialist recommended against pregnant women being vaccinated during the first trimester due to stillbirths in recently-vaccinated pregnant women in Hong Kong.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Pregnant-women-targeted-for-flu-jabs-this-winter/tabid/423/articleID/145311/Default.aspx


(The pregnant women in Hong Kong are not the only ones who have experienced stillbirth or miscarriage following influenza vaccination as the stories on the following links indicate:)




Unfortunately, none of the influenza vaccines on the NZ market appear to have been tested in clinical trials to ascertain how safe (or unsafe) they may be in pregnancy, so the risks of influenza vaccines are impossible to quantify. For example:


"The safety of CELVAPAN [a single antigen A/H1N1 influenza vaccine] in pregnancy and lactation has not been assessed in

clinical trials."

For the seasonal flu vaccine "Intanza" the manufacturer admits: "no clinical data on exposed pregnancies are available"

The seasonal flu vaccine "Influvac" has not even been tested in pregnant animals, so it could be a mistake to assume that it is safe for use during pregnancy.

According to the manufacturer of another seasonal flu vaccine, Vaxigrip:

"Safety of use during pregnancy has not been established."


The manufacturer of "Fluvax" surprisingly recommends its product during pregnancy even though it is categorised as a "B2" medication; essentially meaning that its safety in pregnancy is unproven.


(The definition of the category "B2" is:

"Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals are inadequate or may be lacking, but available data show no evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage".)


IMAC does not mention the fact that there have not been clinical trials of the influenza vaccines on the NZ market in pregnant women on the relevant page of its website.

http://www.immune.org.nz/?t=758

In NZ, the subsidisation of influenza vaccines has recently been expanded. In previous years influenza vaccines were subsidised only for people over the age of sixty-five years and those with chronic illnesses. For 2010, pregnant women can now receive the vaccine "free" (with taxpayer dollars, of course). About 60,000 babies are born in NZ each year, so this means that there are potentially 60,000 more doses of influenza vaccine that could be sold to the government for injection into expectant mothers.

Moreover, influenza vaccination is now "free" for some babies and children aged 6 months to five years. Maori, Pasifika and children from low income families will be offered the vaccine. About twenty percent of the NZ childhood population is estimated to live in poverty, and around 60,000 babies are born each year. This means that there will be about 270,000 children in NZ between the age of six months and five years. Targeting at least twenty percent of these children for influenza vaccination could mean manufacturers could benefit from the sales of influenza vaccine for another 54,000 people. It is recommended that children get two doses of influenza vaccine so this could easily amount to more than 100,000 extra influenza vaccine sales.

The Ministry of Health has endorsed all of the influenza vaccines on the NZ market for use in babies and children, despite the fact that one of them "Intanza" is "not recommended" for people below the age of 18 "due to insufficient data on safety and efficacy".

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/i/intanzainj.pdf

You might expect IMAC as a source of "independent advice" to make some effort to communicate this fact to parents and health professionals who might not bother to read the datasheet, given the Ministry of Health blanket endorsement of all influenza vaccines. However, IMAC has been strangely silent on this issue.

These are the brands of seasonal (trivalent) influenza vaccine on the NZ market:

"Intanza" is manufactured Sanofi Pasteur and distributed in NZ by Sanofi Aventis (NZ) Ltd

"Fluarix" is distributed in NZ by GlaxoSmithKline.

"Vaxigrip" is manufactured Sanofi Pasteur SA (France)and distributed in NZ by Sanofi Aventis (NZ) Ltd

"Fluvax" is manufactured by CSL Ltd (Australia) and CSL Biotherapies (New Zealand) Limited?

"Vaxigrip" is manufactured by Solvay Pharmaceuticals and distributed by Pharmacy Retailing (NZ) Led (trading as Healthcare Logistics)

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/i/intanzainj.pdf

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/v/Vaxigripinj.pdf

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/v/Vaxigripinj.pdf 

http://secure.healthlinks.net.au/content/csl/pi.cfm?product=cspfluva11109

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/v/Vaxigripinj.pdf


If you think that the names Sanofi Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline and CSL Biotherapies Ltd sound awfully familiar it's because they're IMAC's best buddies.

He who pays the piper is still calling the tune.

Don't the people and the health practitioners of New Zealand deserve to have the truth about the vaccines we're buying with our tax dollars?
Dr. Mercola's Comments:
Posted April 17 2010 
 

 It is indeed suspicious that the FDA put Gardasil on a fast-tracked approval process. What many people fail to appreciate is that the human papilloma virus is a sexually transmitted disease, not a virus you can get by shaking someone’s hand.

Further, they were surely well aware that at least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives -- and 90 percent of the time the virus clears up on its own within two years, and does not lead to cancer.

Why Are We Wasting Our Resources on this Vaccine?

Cervical cancer is just not that common to begin with. There were just over 11,000 new cases diagnosed in 2009, and about 4,000 women died of the disease that year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Cervical cancer killed 12 times fewer people in 2009 than did hospital-acquired infections … yet the FDA chose to fast-track the Gardasil vaccine? It just doesn’t add up.

That is a TOTAL of 4,000 deaths in the US for the year. While even one death is tragic, it is important to keep these numbers in perspective. All this time, effort and energy is being invested to save 4,000 lives.

This entire program is being initiated with virtually no long-term safety studies or effectiveness rates.

Just this month in India, the country’s government suspended the Gardasil vaccination study that was supposed to test the vaccine in about 32,000 girls. The program was halted because four girls died after receiving the vaccine, and more than 120 others reportedly suffered stomach disorders, epilepsy, headaches, early menarche and other adverse events.

In the United States, meanwhile, where we’ve had over 17,000 adverse reactions and 59 deaths, the vaccine is still being recommended.

Yet if we were to implement a program to optimize everyone’s vitamin D levels we could save 200,000 deaths from cancer a year

That is FIFTY times the number of lives that are reportedly being saved by Gardasil for what most likely would be a less expensive program. And you can rest assured many of those saved would be some of the 4,000 that would have died from cervical cancer.

Serious Side Effects, Including Unexplained Death, Common

Merck only studied the Gardasil vaccine in fewer than 1,200 girls under 16 prior to it being released to the market under the fast-tracked road to licensure. To date, most of the serious side effects, including deaths, that occurred during the pre-licensure clinical trials and post marketing surveillance have been written off as a “coincidence” by Merck researchers and government health officials.

But it is becoming clear that these reactions are more than just coincidence; this vaccine appears to be one of the most dangerous on the market.

In an analysis comparing the vaccine to another for meningitis (Menactra), the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) found that Gardasil was associated with:

  • At least twice as many emergency room visit reports (5,021)

  • Four times as many death reports (29)

  • Seven times as many disabled reports (261)

  • Three to six times more fainting reports

As of March 2010, there were more than 17,600 reports of adverse reactions regarding the Gardasil vaccine in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.

Among them are 59 deaths, 18 of which were among girls under the age of 17.

When previously healthy teenagers die within days of receiving a vaccination, there needs to be a serious investigation performed, at the very least.

Unfortunately, a staggering majority (about 89 percent) of all adverse reaction reports filed for Gardasil are so incomplete they cannot be used to perform the follow-up required to find out what happened, what caused the problem, and most importantly, how to avoid it from happening to others.

This is why NVIC is currently petitioning President Barack Obama and Congress on behalf of families to investigate Gardasil vaccine deaths and serious injuries. If you agree that these, and countless other cases like them, sound like more than a “coincidence,” pleasesign the Petition to Investigate Gardasil Vaccine Risks Now! 

Help Spread the Truth about Gardasil

Despite its serious side effects and growing list of adverse reactions, in October, 2009 the FDA also approved Gardasil for use in boys to prevent genital warts … so now this dangerous vaccine is putting all young people at risk.

Most Americans have blindly placed their trust in the vaccine makers and in federal health agencies, whose responsibility is to ensure that drugs and vaccines licensed for public use are safe, effective and necessary.

Yet this is often not the case.

As Barbara Loe Fisher, President and co-founder of NVIC, said:

“I have a sense of déjà vu as the story of Gardasil vaccine plays out real time. There are striking parallels between how those operating the mass vaccination system reacted in the 1980's to persistent reports that the DPT vaccine was harming more children than originally assumed, and the way they are reacting now to persistent reports that Gardasil is more reactive than it was originally assumed.

Assumption of safety is no substitute for proof of safety.

And turning away from human suffering in order to protect the status quo is not the way to run a government that needs the trust and support of the people.

In the 18th century, Queen Marie Antoinette looked down at a starving people pleading for bread to stay alive and said "Let them eat cake." It is time for everyone in government, industry and medicine to take a different approach to persistent reports of vaccine injuries and deaths or risk metaphorically suffering the same fate that ended the monarchy in France.

In the 21st century, today's peasants don't have pitchforks - they have laptops, desktops, smartphones and the internet.”

Again, I urge you to sign the Investigate Gardasil Vaccine Risks Now! petition and also share the truth about Gardasil with your friends and family.

Over the years it has become very clear that those responsible for protecting your health are not looking out for your best interest and that of your children.

And if they won’t do it, then it is up to you and me to do it

 

An article published in the April, 2010 issue of the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancers reports the finding of researchers at Korea University College of Medicine and Korea's National Cancer Center of a lower risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN, also known as cervical dysplasia) among human papilloma virus (HPV) positive women who consumed vitamin supplements. Human papilloma virus has been identified as the agent responsible for cervical cancer, for which cervical intraepithelial neoplasia is a precursor. The condition is detected by a pap smear and graded according to stage as CIN 1, 2 or 3. Although CIN can regress on its own, it is frequently treated with cryocautery, electrocautery or other methods. 

The current study included 328 HPV-positive participants in a Korean cohort study begun in 2006. Ninety women with CIN1 and 72 with CIN 2/3 were compared with 166 control subjects. Dietary intake prior to enrollment was documented in questionnaire responses, and supplement use was classified into 5 categories. Human papilloma viral load was ascertained by cervical sampling for HPV DNA.

Having a high HPV viral load was associated with a three times greater risk of CIN 2/3 compared with the risk associated with a low viral load. Women who used multivitamin supplements had a 79 percent lower risk of CIN 2/3 than those who did not use them. Similar reductions in CIN 2/3 risk were observed for vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and calcium supplement use. For participants with a low viral load, the risk of CIN 1 was reduced by 65 percent and that of CIN 2/3 by 89 percent in multivitamin supplement users compared to nonusers.

"HPV infection alone does not lead to cervical neoplasia; other factors, such as the patient’s nutritional status, play a role in cervical carcinogenesis," the authors write. "Dietary guidelines for the prevention of cervical cancer recognize the importance of antioxidants and have recommended an increase in the consumption of fruits and vegetables as good sources of dietary antioxidants."

"This is the first study to report on an association between cervical dysplasia in women with high-risk HPV, the HPV DNA load, and dietary supplements," they announce. "Larger studies are needed for confirmation of these findings before the results can be generalized to a broader population."

 

 

 

 

Emily Tarsell is a practicing mental health therapist who works with adults, adolescents, families and children, especially children with special needs. Two years ago, her biggest concern was paying for one more year of tuition for her only child, Christina. Her greatest joy in life was watching Chris blossom at  Bard, a college she loved.

Her daughter was the child every parent dreams of having: an honors student, active in sports and her community, and a talented artist. She was a wholesome, healthy and happy girl; a beautiful person inside and out. Chris was the light of her mother's life.

Two years ago, aggressive marketing on television, newspapers and magazines was telling middle class families everywhere to have their daughters, between the ages of 9 and 26, vaccinated against cervical cancer. Their mantra was "Be one less." Gardasil was touted by doctors and professional medical associations as being safe and effective for preventing cervical cancer. Nothing was mentioned about any potential serious adverse side effects.

When Chris had her first gynecological appointment, the doctor suggested she have this "safe" vaccine. There seemed to be no reason to refuse it.

Chris began to experience various unusual symptoms, but not having been told of any possible serious adverse reactions, her parents viewed each symptom on its own. 18 days after her third injection, Chris became "one less." The cause of death is still undetermined.

No one connected it to the vaccine until several weeks after her death when her father heard on television that there were deaths possibly related to Gardasil. They began to investigate and discovered the things Chris experienced were not unusual. Many other families had similar stories.

Now, Emily is on a mission. She merged the grief from losing her only child with her scientific skills to become an expert on Gardasil. She spends every waking moment trying to get the word out through TV and radio interviews, speaking at churches and schools, and testifying before any legislative body that will take the time to listen.

The best way to relate Emily's message is via exerpts from the testimony she presented to the Health and Government Operations Committee, Maryland General Assembly in February of this year.

Here is part of her testimony:

Families need the opportunity to be heard in public hearings because we have not been given adequate information to make informed decisions. The truths about Gardasil and cervical cancer are suppressed. I am not just talking about the controversial adverse reports of embolisms, strokes, motor neuron degeneration, numbness, muscle weakness, paralysis, heart disorders, skin disorders, extreme fatigue, debilitating headaches, recurring dizziness, seizures, and death. I am talking about the plain, unequivocal truth about cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine, Gardasil.

According to the American Cancer Society, the facts about cervical cancer are:

  1. Mortality rates have declined 75% since the Pap test was widely implemented 50 years ago.
  2. There is less than a 1% lifetime risk of developing cervical cancer and less than one quarter of 1% lifetime risk of dying of cervical cancer. This means 3 out of every 100,000 women die from cervical cancer in the U.S. annually.
  3. There are dozens of HPVs that can cause cervical cancer. In 90% of women, HPVs clear up on their own within two years. Of the remaining 10% of HPV infections, only half will develop into cervical cancer. It is only when the HPV virus lingers for many years that abnormal cells could turn into cancer.
  4. The length of time required to develop invasive cervical cancer after identification of precursor lesions averages between 8.1 and 12.6 years, and may take up to 40 years.
  5. Nearly all cervical cancer deaths are preventable by a simple Pap screening and appropriate follow-up.

Had we, as consumers, just been given this factual information when we were told about Gardasil, we would certainly have declined the injections. Why would you get an inoculation you don't need to prevent something you will most likely never get, which is very treatable if you do get it?

Add to this the unequivocal facts they do not tell you about Gardasil:

  1. The goal of the vaccine is to induce the body to create antibodies for two HPV viruses known to cause cervical cancer, and two HPV viruses that cause genital warts. However, it appears the antibodies drop below therapeutic levels after five years; and therefore, the vaccine would be ineffective without a booster shot.
  2. Gardasil ony addresses two of the dozens of viruses that cause cervical cancer; therefore it is essential to continue to have annual Pap screens to test for cervical cancer.
  3. Gardasil does not cure cervical cancer. Its effectiveness in preventing cervical cancer will not be known for decades.
  4. The rate of reported serious adverse events following shots of Gardasil is greater than the incidence rate of cervical cancer.
  5. The vaccine was fast-tracked by the FDA and was approved in just six months. Because it was fast-tracked, there are no long term safety studies, no studies about the interaction with other vaccines given concomitantly, and no studies about the interaction with birth control pills.
  6. The effect on a fetus, or reproduction is unknown.
  7. The vaccine has not been evaluated for potential to cause carcinogenicity or genotoxicity.

My daughter died from being talked into getting a vaccine she did not need; a vaccine we would have declined if we had been told the truth about risks and benefits.

Last week, India called a halt to HPV vaccinations in their country due to citizens' concerns about death, injury and allegations of unethical practices by Merck, GlaxoSmithKline and Path International. They will allow no further HPV vaccinations until the concerns and allegations are completely investigated.

Emily believes nothing less should happen in the United States.

From the web site www.sailhome.org - an excellent site

The CDC claims human papilloma viruses (HPV) alter cells, ultimately triggering cancers of the cervix and genitalia.

HPV is not the only potential source for these cancers. Validating the actual cause of these cancers is difficult. The only way to detect the presence of HPV in women is through a special DNA test. Only a small number of women will ever acquire cervical cancer traceable to HPV. Regular Pap testing remains the best means for identifying cervical cancer regardless of origin.

There are over 100 HPV strains. Approximately 30 of them are transmitted sexually. In rare circumstances, 10 of these
might precipitate cancer. Gardasil targets 4 viruses presumed to cause 70% of these rare cancer cases.

The vaccine has not been proven to actually prevent cancer. The vaccine does not prevent the transfer of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Most women who get HPV clear it from their systems naturally.

Gardasil vaccine is injected 3 times over a 6 month period. Along with
other chemicals contained in the vaccine, recipients will receive a total of 675 µg aluminum, 150 µg polysorbate 80, and 105 µg sodium borate.

Each individual dose of Gardasil contains 225 µg aluminum. An 11-year old female in the
50th percentile weighs 37 kg.

Unit conversion yields


There is no safety standard for injected aluminum.

However, using the National Secondary Drinking Water
standard for aluminum of 0.05 mg/L (50 ppb) shows that the child's toxic exposure to aluminum is 120x over that limit.

Using the 5 ppb threshold listed under Warnings in this
insert for vitamin K injections puts aluminum exposure from a single dose of Gardasil at 1200x over that limit.

This exposure will happen 3 times during 6 months. The burden will be significantly worse if other vaccines are taken into consideration.

This
document analyzes adverse events associated with Gardasil as recorded in the VAERS database. Lowlights include

  • Unusually high rates of fainting shortly after administration.

  • Rapidly increasing cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) -- a disease where the body's immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system resulting in numbness and tingling, decreased sensation in the hands and feet, weakness and difficulty walking, and in some cases paralysis.

  • Life-threatening challenge-rechallenge reactions.

  • Over 80 percent of Gardasil adverse event reports to VAERS involve co-administration with one or more vaccines. Toxic synergy at work. There is no empirical evidence to show that giving Gardasil in combination with any other vaccine is safe. Co-administration with Menactra appears to be especially risky.


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It is important to note that during clinical
trials of Gardasil more than 90% of the 'placebo' subjects received an aluminum-containing placebo.

This obscures the true rate of adverse experiences because aluminum is toxic.

So for example, instead of of the rate of fever in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated being 16% higher, it is more like 1400% higher. Gardasil increases the rate of vomiting not by 25%, but more like 1500%. Using the toxic placebo during trials makes Gardasil appear to be safer than it really is.

Even with that egregious tweaking, trial outcomes still show that the majority of people injected with Gardasil experienced adverse events.

Readers should be especially cautious when interpreting Merck's outcomes for events such as pregnancy-related medical problems and birth defects. By May 11, 2007, of the 42 women who received Gardasil while pregnant, 18 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to fetal abnormalities.


More information and analysis on Gardasil can be found here.

Provocative statements by a lead researcher in the development of the HPV vaccine can be found
here.

Judicial Watch's coverage of Gardasil can be found
here.

A pointed dissection of Gardasil's shortcomings is located
here.



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