By Christina England
January 11, 2009
In June 2006 USA saw the launch of the vaccine Gardasil by Merck. This vaccine was hailed as the wonder vaccine because it helps protect young girls from HPV, a sexually transmitted disease which can lead to Cervical Cancer. Parents and professionals saw this vaccine as a medical breakthrough in the fight against cervical cancer which claims 273,000 lives each year worldwide.
Two years on, was the vaccine the success that we had all hoped it would be or were the general public led up yet another proverbial garden path?
Firstly does Gardasil do all we were led to believe? In truth we do not know because cervical cancer can take up to ten years to develop. Secondly what are the long term effects of Gardasil? Again we do not know as Gardasil had limited research before the FDA and the CDC approved it for use,. In fact on 27th June 2006 just days after the vaccine was released for use in the USA The National Vaccine Information Center advised the CDC’s Advisory Committee to Vaccine Practices to say ‘no’ to recommending this vaccine universally to all pre adolescent girls because Merck’s clinical trials did not prove Gardasil to be safe to give young girls. Were the NVIC correct in their advice? A cursory look through these letters of warning makes you seriously wonder if we can ever trust the CDC or FDA ever again
VAERS or Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System reports details of 30 deaths following the Gardasil vaccine these deaths include
293388 — death certificate from funeral home which states COD as brain death due to cerebral herniation and meningoencephalitis. (NOTE: patient received HPV & Menactra on 5/10/2007.)
320910 — The patient’s mother told to the physician that her daughter died in her dorm room 4 days after receiving the dose.
325814 — The patient was told that the leukemia was treatable however on 25-JUN-2008 the patient passed away. (NOTE: physician mentioned that something had to trigger the onset and the reporter believed that it was GARDASIL.)
282747 — physician who attended a conference that mentioned two patients who were vaccinated with Gardasil. Subsequently the patients died. The cause of death not reported.
These were beautiful young woman with their whole lives in front on them, each one of them has had their life tragically and abruptly cut short after having a vaccine that the public had been told over and over was safe.A vaccine, two years on we are now being told may not have been as safe as we were led to believe.