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The HPV Vaccine: Herd Immunity or Human Sacrifice?



 
 
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Old April 30th 08, 08:58 PM posted to misc.health.alternative,talk.politics.medicine,alt.support.breast-implant,misc.kids.health
Ilena Rose
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Default The HPV Vaccine: Herd Immunity or Human Sacrifice?

Note from Health Lover, Ilena Rosenthal:

Bravo and may God protect this writer and others of us raising
awareness to vaccination dangers.

The Snake-oil Vigilantes and Myrl Jeffcoat continue to repost Merck
Gardasil Propaganda as 'facts' ... much like the silicone industry
has had industry 'science' posted as 'facts' done for years.

The risks are real and the benefits unproven. In their fervor to
promote this expensive pharma product ... they refuse to discuss the
spontaneous abortions and the fact that women with HPV in their
systems but asymptomatic ... became symptomatic after these jabs.

http://ilenarose.blogspot.com
http://www.BreastImplantAwareness.or...watchWatch.htm
www.BreastImplantAwareness.org/myrl.html
www.BreastImplantAwareness.org/Snake-oil.htm
Vaccination Propaganda Team centered at Quackwatch.com

http://www.naturalnews.com/023080.html

NaturalNews) Reports of adverse reactions to the new HPV vaccine are
escalating. One particularly heart-wrenching example is the story of
an active 12-year-old little girl named Brittany who recently lost all
feeling in her leg and collapsed two weeks after receiving the
Gardasil vaccine. Although she once had dreams of earning an athletic
scholarship, she now struggles to hobble around each day with the aid
of braces and a walker, First Coast News reports. According to the
article, she has been diagnosed with Acute Demyelinating
Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), a condition characterized by inflammation of
the brain and associated with the vaccination
((http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/loca...) .

Like many other parents, this girl's mother had no idea that this kind
of reaction to the vaccine was possible and never would've allowed her
daughter to receive it had she been made aware of this. To add insult
to injury, people who are injured by the vaccine cannot even sue
Merck, the maker of the Gardasil vaccine, because the vaccine is part
of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund. Unfortunately, the
only recourse for those injured by this vaccine is to file a claim
with the government. Translation: compensation of the victims becomes
the responsibility of taxpayers.

While the FDA may claim that adverse reactions to this vaccine are
rare, a review of the U.S.'s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System
(VAERS) data shows that thousands and thousands of adverse reactions
have been reported in the United States alone
((http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfi...) . Girls from other
countries have been injured by this vaccine, as well. Hundreds of
Australian girls have experienced side effects like paralysis, dizzy
spells and seizures, but Australia's Department of Health and Ageing
won't release any of the details
((http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22...) . According to
LifeSiteNews, The European Medicines Agency reports that there were
two more women who died not long after they received the vaccine, one
in Austria and one in Germany
((http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/ja...) . The Financial Times
reports that there have been eleven deaths and a wide array of other
adverse reactions, including Bells Palsy, Guillan-Barre syndrome,
seizures, blood clotting, heart problems, and even miscarriages and
fetal abnormalities amongst pregnant women who received the vaccine
((http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/728046c4-e15b...) .

Many doctors are not recommending this vaccine, because in addition to
the serious adverse reactions and deaths that have been reported, they
have concerns about the vaccine's long-term safety and efficacy. In
her well-written book called The Parents' Concise Guide to Childhood
Vaccinations, Dr. Lauren Feder notes that the pain that many girls
experience after the shot is probably due to the aluminum adjuvants in
the vaccine. She also cautions that the vaccine contains polysorbate
80, a substance linked to infertility in mice. After some
deliberation, it was her opinion that the vaccine had more risks than
benefits.

One vaccine researcher, Diane M. Harper, a physician and someone who
has spent twenty years on the development of the HPV vaccine, has
publicly stated through a KPC News report that giving this vaccine to
young girls is a "great big public health experiment," as this
vaccine's safety and efficacy for young girls is unknown
((http://www.kpcnews.com/articles/2007/03...) . She notes that HPV is
a skin infection and can be spread in ways other than sex, and it's
quite possible that tiny girls have already been exposed to the
strains of HPV covered by the vaccine which would render the vaccine
ineffective. She thinks the vaccine should only be offered to women 18
and older, and only if they have first tested negative for the strains
of HPV covered by the vaccine. Of course, testing tiny girls with a
vaginal swab to see if they've already been exposed would be wholly
inappropriate. Harper has many other concerns, as outlined in the news
report, but she is having trouble getting her views heard through
mainstream media. Another concern voiced by Harper and many other
doctors is that even if someone gets the HPV vaccine, regular pap
smears are still needed, as the vaccine doesn't protect against all
strains of HPV.

The reason many doctors like this vaccine is because HPV can cause
cervical cancer. According to the CDC, certain types of HPV can cause
genital warts, and certain types of HPV can cause cervical and other
cancers (http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm) . The types of
HPV that can cause genital warts are considered low-risk and are not
the same as the types that cause cancer. Again, genital warts will not
turn into cancer. However, the CDC reports that in 90% of all cases of
HPV, including both the wart-causing and the cancer-causing varieties,
the body's immune system will clear the infection naturally within two
years. In fact, the CDC maintains that most people who contract HPV
will not have any symptoms at all.

But just how common is cervical cancer in the United States? To answer
this question, it is useful to look at some statistics that Kaiser has
posted on its website concerning the incidence of cervical cancer in
the United States ((http://www.statehealthfacts.org/compare...) . The
statistics are available by state and by ethnicity. For example, in
the state of Maryland, 9.3 out of every 100,000 women contracted
cervical cancer in 2003. Without considering any of the personal risk
factors (like cervical cancer in the family), the general risk for
someone living in Maryland would be 9.3/100000 or .0093% chance of
contracting this disease. It is important to note that many people
have pre-cancerous lesions that are treated by their doctors and that
data is not reflected here. However, generally speaking, assuming that
a woman gets regular pap smears, the risk for developing cervical
cancer seems relatively small. Using the state of Maryland as an
example again, according to the statistics provided by Kaiser, only
2.5 out of every 100,000 women or .0025% actually died from cervical
cancer in the state of Maryland in 2004.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 80% of all cervical
cancer deaths happen in developing countries
((http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/rel...) . The remaining deaths
from cervical cancer are divided amongst all of the other developed
nations. However, there is currently a big push in the United States
for girls to have this vaccine. According to CorpWatch.org, Merck even
lobbied to make the vaccine mandatory
(http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14401) . Given that each
course of the vaccine would cost hundreds of dollars, Merck would
stand to make billions if this vaccine were required for all young
girls. After all of Merck's problems with its Vioxx drug that was
taken off the market, this vaccine would certainly allow Merck to
recoup its losses.

For all of these reasons and many more, parents naturally have grave
concerns about this vaccine. Even girls who receive the HPV vaccine
still need regular pap smears, because 30% of cervical cancers won't
be prevented by this vaccine (and that's assuming the vaccine works
all the time for the other types). Numerous doctors have also pointed
out that just because a vaccine may seem to prevent precursor lesions
from developing doesn't mean it will prevent cervical cancer - this,
along with many other long-term variables concerning the vaccine,
won't be known for many years.

Given all of the adverse reactions associated with this vaccine and
even the possibility of death, one has to question if young girls
should be given a vaccine whose long-term effects are unknown in a
country where women have good access to medical care and are able to
get regular pap smears. This whole vaccine mentality is eerily
reminiscent of the story told in Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," which
recounts the tale of a young maiden being sacrificed in pagan Russia
as an offering to the gods in order to have abundant crops. Is the
suffering and possible death of some girls for the purpose of "herd
immunity" really worth it? Go ask Brittany.

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sharing health-related news and information with others. She runs the
Naked Wellness: The Gentle Health Revolution forum, which is devoted
to achieving radiant health, well-being, and longevity.
 




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