NOVEMBER 02, 2012
Here’s a good one: Years after Judicial Watch exposed public records illustrating the dangers of a government-backed cervical cancer vaccine, a new study reveals that it’s perfectly safe. Problem is, the study was sponsored by the pharmaceutical giant (Merck) that makes it.
Not surprisingly, this very crucial detail is buried deep in the mainstream media coverage of the study. For example, this national news service report seems to celebrate the results, plastering the headline “Merck’s HPV Vaccine Gardasil Shown Safe in Kaiser Study.” The story dismisses fainting and infection among “short-term side effects.”
The reality is that Gardasil, promoted as a miracle shot that can prevent certain strains of cervical cancer caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), has been linked to thousands of adverse reactions and debilitating side effects. They include paralysis, convulsions, blindness and dozens of deaths yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fast-tracked its approval and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends it for girls starting at age 9.
Since 2007 Judicial Watch has investigated the Gardasil scandal and exposed droves of government records documenting thousands of adverse reactions associated with the vaccine. In 2008 JW also published a special report detailing Gardasil’s government approval process, side effects, safety concerns and marketing practices. Undoubtedly, it illustrates a large-scale public health experiment.
With the force of the federal government behind it, Gardasil hasn’t received any negative reviews in the U.S. However, earlier this year two reputable Canadian medical researches published a study concluding that the unknown dangers of a life-threatening adverse reaction to the vaccine far outweigh the known risks of contracting the disease. The same researchers responded to Merck’s new study this week, warning that Gardasil may trigger fatal autoimmune or neurological events in some cases.
This is outrageous because Gardasil has been shoved down the throats of unsuspecting victims by government at every level. Some 20 states have passed laws requiring funding for Gardasil or education programs promoting it. Among states that have enacted Gardasil-related measures are California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Virginia, Maine and Utah. In all 50 states, tax dollars help pay for the costly shots ($360) because the CDC makes them available through the federal Vaccines for Children program.
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