|GARDASIL MAY BE CAUSING THE CANCER IT PRETENDS TO PREVENT|
This unfunded research shows what was predicted by forward-thinking people with regard to Gardasil: It appears to be causing an increase in other HPVs and cervical cancer. The ads suggesting “one less girl” should have said, “one more girl”.
by Janny Stokvis, VAERS Research Analyst and Leslie Botha, Women’s Health Freedom Coalition Coordinator, Natural Solutions Foundation
In 2006, the HPV vaccine Gardasil touted to prevent cervical cancer was introduced to a public generally unaware of the Human Papillomavirus or its threat to adolescent girls and women. However, the public was quickly informed of the dangers of the virus when Merck launched an aggressive advertising campaign designed to capture the attention of girls/women ages 9 to 26 with a catchy jingle and their now famous line: “One Less Girl to Get Cervical Cancer.” Adolescent girls were dancing and singing that they will be ‘one less girl’ in unison with the award-winning TV commercial.
According to Neon Tommy, the online publication for the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC, the promotion was successful.
In 2008 Merck’s marketing techniques even earned Gardasil a “pharmaceutical brand of the year" award from Pharmaceutical Executive for its ‘savvy disease education,’ and for building ‘a market out of thin air’.
As of May 12, 2012 the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) showed there have been 26,050 reports of adverse events (including 849 reports from boys/men ages nine to 26) post-HPV vaccination. The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) estimates only 1 to 10% of the vaccine-injured are reporting.
Of concern is the significant increase in reporting for cervical abnormalities reported to VAERS each month. Of even more concern is that the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has raised pap testing guidelines to age 21 leaving many adolescents without proper cervical screening tools post-vaccination. Yet a significant number of events are being reported by an age group that typically does not develop cervical cancer until age 50 or older. According to Stokvis, some of the reports of cervical abnormalities are occurring four to five years post-vaccination.
Abnormal Pap Smears: 490 (greatest number of incident reports age 14 to 26) Cervical Dysplasia: 195 (greatest number of incident reports age 14 to 26) Cervical Cancer: 56 (greatest number of incident reports age 16 to 26)
In January 2012, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published the ATHENA HPV study announcing the results of a large cervical cancer screening trial, enrolling 47,208 women 21 years of age or older at 61 clinical sites throughout the United States. The authors reported that in a sub group of 12,852 young women, the HPV vaccine reduced HPV-16 infections only 0.6% in vaccinated women vs. unvaccinated women. Most disturbing are the data that showed other high-risk HPV infections were diagnosed in vaccinated women 2.6% to 6.2% more frequently than unvaccinated women. In fact, the study reported that the increased rate of infections by carcinogenic HPV types in vaccinated women (other than those targeted by Gardasil®) is four to ten times higher than the reduction in HPV 16/18 infections.
Why are these numbers of great concern? According to 2005 -2009 data reported by the National Cancer Institute,
The problem is that the FDA has not recommended a reliable HPV screening assessment prior to the mass vaccination program. In addition, the CDC estimates 25,000,000 people have been previously exposed to HPV.
In September 2011, Norwegian immunologist, Charlotte Haug, M.D., Ph.D. raised the issue of potential HPV virus replacement in her opinion paper in the New Scientist titled: “We Need to Talk about HPV Vaccination—Seriously”
Dr. Haug noted that vaccinated women showed an increased number of precancerous lesions caused by strains of HPV other than HPV-16 and HPV-18. She also wrote “…the results are not statistically significant, but if the trend is real – and further clinical trials should tell us in a few years – there is reason for serious concern.”
Even in 2009, a voice of concern by medical researchers about virus replacement was raised:
Even though the above published papers raise important questions, this study out of the UK titled, “Potential overestimation of HPV vaccine impact due to unmasking of non-vaccine types: quantification using a multi-type mathematical model“, published on May 14, 2012, cites, “There could be an apparent maximum increase of 3-10% in long-term cervical cancer incidence due to non-vaccine HPV types following vaccination”. The authors, from the Health Protection Agency in London conclude that “[u]nmasking may be an important phenomenon in HPV post-vaccination epidemiology, in the same way that has been observed following pneumococcal conjugate vaccination”.
The data in the age group of the injured girls reporting abnormal pap smears, cervical dysplasia, and cervical cancer indicate that the HPV virus replacement or unmasking is an issue that needs to be examined immediately. An award-winning advertising campaign that ‘created a market out of thin air’ for Gardasil® use in an uneducated and misinformed demographic is no excuse for the distribution of a ‘cervical cancer’ prevention vaccine that has not been ‘evaluated for the potential to cause carcinogenicity and genotoxicity’
It is obvious that that ‘one less girl to get cervical cancer’ is becoming ‘one more girl’ to get a myriad of adverse reactions including cervical cancer.
Original published on Society for Menstrual Research.
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