Merck’s well-honed marketing professionals have done it again – they have captured the attention of parents and girl’s around the country with their marketing campaign labeling HPV a disease.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
by Leslie Carol Botha
PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 16, 2011 – Ads have appeared throughout the summer in the national newspapers like Sunday’s Parade Magazine, National Geographic – and this ad found on The Huffington Post blog.
“So when my doctor said Gardasil helps protect me from cervical cancer
and other HPV diseases, I figured how could I not?”
The SANE Vax team’s question to Merck is:
‘How could you?’
Selling advertising to young, innocent, ‘happy-go-lucky’ adolescent girls who never heard the term ‘HPV disease’ before is a blatant fear tactic that is nothing short of unethical and morally reprehensible, not to mention illegal.
In fact, most HPV infections in young females are temporary with little long-term significance. Seventy percent of infections are gone in 1 year and ninety percent in 2 years. However, when the infection persists — in 5% to 10% of infected women — there is high risk of developing precancerous lesions of the cervix, which can progress to invasive cervical cancer. This process usually takes 15–20 years, providing many opportunities for detection and treatment of the pre-cancerous lesion. Progression to invasive cancer can be almost always prevented when standard prevention strategies are applied, but the lesions still cause considerable burden necessitating preventive surgeries, which do in many cases involve loss of fertility.3.
Compare HPV Disease to Gardasil Disease
HPV Disease:potential for cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus and penis from an infection that may take over 15 – 20 years to develop.
Gardasil Disease: Abortion,/Stillbirth/Miscarriage, Addison’s Disease, Adrenal failure, Adrenal issues, Allergies, Anxiety/Panic attacks, Appetite loss, Arthritis, Asthma attacks, Autistic – like symptoms, Autoimmune Disease (Lupus / Mixed Connective Tissue Disease), Back pain, Bacterial Vaginosis, Bladder issues, Bleeding gums, Blindness, Bloated, Blood Sugar Issues, Bloody stools, Brain fog, Brain Inflammation, Brain lesions, Bronchitis, Cervical cancer, Chemical sensitivity, Chest pains, Convulsions, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Constipation, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Death, Degenerative disk disease, Dehydration, Depression, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Dyslexia, Dysplasia, Early Onset of Menopause, Enlarged fallopian tubes, Enlarged liver, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Extreme pain in the tailbone area , Fainting, Fatigue, Fertility problems, Fever, Fever blisters, Fibromyalgia, Food allergies, Gallbladder issues, Genital Warts, Gray film on teeth, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Hair growth in strange places, Hair loss, Hallucinations, Hand / Leg Weakness, Hasimoto’s Disease, Head pressure, Headache, Hearing loss (Permanent), Hearing loss (Temporary), Hearing sensitivity, Heart Palpitations, Heart arrhythmia, High levels of metals in blood: aluminium, mercury Hot / Cold Intolerance, HPV, Infertility, Insomnia, Itching, IUD discomfort, Joint pain, Kidney Failure, Kidney issues, Knee pain, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Light sensitivity, Lip spots, Liver Failure, Loss of bladder control, Lupus, Memory Loss (long-term), Memory Loss (short-term), Menstrual cycle changes, Metallic taste in mouth, Migraines, Miscarriage, Mood Swings, Moles (Increase in number of), Mononucleosis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), MS-like symptoms, Muscle aches, Muscle spasms, Muscle tension, Nausea, Neurological reactions to fungal metabolites, Neurological symptoms , Night sweats, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Numbness, Other types of cancer, Ovarian failure, Paleness, Paralysis, Pancreatitis, PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Pelvic pain, Personality changes, Pins / Needles in Extremities, Pleural effusion, Pneumonia, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (Orthostatic Intolerance), Random twitching of extremities Rash, Raynaud’s Phenomenon (loss of blood circulation to hands and/or feet), Regression, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ruptured ovarian cysts, Seizures, Sensitivity to commercially processed citric acid, MSG, sulfur and other additives, Severe nerve pain syndrome, Shortness of breath, Sleep Apnea, Slurred speech, Smell sensitivity, Sore throat, Sound sensitivity w/ Anxiety, Stomach ache, Stomach pain, Sudden drops in blood pressure, Swelling / Edema, Swollen lymph nodes, Thyroid Issues, Thrombosis Toothaches/Teeth Changes, Tremors: hand and/or leg, Uterine spasms, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Vision changes – long term, Vision loss (Permanent), Vision loss (Temporary), Vision Problems – abnormal pupillary function / dilation, Vomiting blood, Weight gain or loss (20 – 30 lbs) 4.
1. Neon Tommy, the online publication for the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism http://www.neontommy.com/2010/01/gardasils-broadreaching …
2. Cervical Cancer Prevention, Health Professional Version, National Cancer Institute (NCI) –http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/cervic …
3. Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_papillomavirus
4. Global Concerns about HPV Vaccines – http://sanevax.org/news-blog/2011/07/global-concerns-about-hpv-vaccines/
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