August 15, 2011
by Christina England
It is a well known fact that pharmaceutical companies will stoop to any level to sell their wares but just how far will they go? Merck has shown over and over that they will go to any length to sell their drugs and vaccines. It has been proven that they have been involved in corruption, deceit, and fraudulent research scandals, even going as far as to hire celebrates to advertise their products to children. One would have thought that over the years this would not leave much room for manoeuvre on the dirty tactic table but Merck´s latest endeavor to make money by testing drugs and vaccines on the poorest people of India, as part of a multi billion dollar business, has put them in a league of their own.
It has been reported that a total of 1,725 people have died in clinical trials in India over the past 4 years. Frighteningly this may only be the tip of a very large iceberg as according to Dr Chandra Gulhati, a leading medical practitioner, the rate of death is probably much higher. Dr Gulhati told The Tribune News:
“We have no system of independent auditors to investigate the cause of death of subjects involved in clinical trials. Whatever the investigator says is believed even if he attributes the death to a prior disease. Such investigators are always hired by the firm conducting the trial.”
New America Media´s Health Editor Viji Sundaram reported that the reason pharmaceutical companies exploit India is because of the vast number of illiterate and poor people willing to become guinea pigs.
One young man in the impoverished community of Dharavi, Asia´s largest slum area in Mumbai, told interviewers that he enrolls in clinical trials to make a living. It is people in his situation that Merck chose to exploit, as they are only too eager to earn a crust.
One of the vaccines found to be involved in these tests is the HPV vaccine Gardasil.
Gardasil is advertised by Merck as the only human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help protect against 4 types of HPV. Their website says that in girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 90% of genital warts cases.
However, Gardasil definitely does not do all it says on the packet. In fact the Gardasil vaccine is leaving a trail of death and destruction in it’s wake.
I have evidence proving that yet again Merck is up to its dirty tricks and appear to be suffering from a severe case of amnesia when it comes to marketing strategies.
When advertising Gardasil, their so called wonder vaccine, Merck forgets some extremely important facts. They miss out from their information leaflet the fact that tens of thousands of girls worldwide have suffered from the following side effects, seizures, strokes, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, headaches, stomach pains, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, auto-immune problems, chest pains, hair loss, appetite loss, personality changes, insomnia, hand/leg tremors, arm/leg weakness, shortness of breath, heart problems, paralysis, itching, rashes, swelling, aching muscles, menstrual cycle changes, fainting, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, nausea, temporary vision/hearing loss after receiving Gardasil. They also conveniently forget to mention that Gardasil has been associated with a total of 97 fatalities since the FDA approved the vaccine in 2006. See Truth About Gardasil website
Merck has also had serious memory loss when it comes to mentioning the important fact that Gardasil has been shown to fail to protect women against cervical cancer! Reports on S.A.N.E Vax website show that 378 women have had abnormal smear tests and 41 women have been diagnosed with cervical cancer AFTER they received they received the Gardasil vaccinations.
In fact since the introduction of the HPV vaccines there have been a grand total of 22,194 adverse reactions reported to the VAERS website and according to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) these are the ones we know about. The NVIC estimates only 1 to 10% of people who suffer a vaccine adverse reaction files a report of their reaction to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System database (VAERS).
One clearly disgusted website The Refusers called the Gardasil vaccine ineffective, stating:
“Gardasil is like a bogus insurance policy that you aren´t sure will payoff if your house burns down. But an ineffective vaccine is a profitable vaccine from a manufacturers´ perspective. If it doesn´t work, they can always announce you need more doses (ka-ching ka-ching) or introduce a booster in a few years that contains the missing strains (ka-ching ka-ching)”.
Interestingly the CDC said on their website that over the last 40 years the number of cases of cervical cancer and the number of deaths from cervical cancer have decreased significantly. This, they contributed to the PAP smear test. However, despite the numbers of cervical cancer cases actually being on the decline and despite cervical cancer not being listed among the top common cancer types by the National Cancer Institute,the HPV vaccine Gardasil was introduced as the latest must have vaccination.
So why was a vaccine produced to protect women against one of the lowest risk cancers and just how did a vaccine this dangerous get approved by the FDA in the first place?
I asked my colleague Leslie Carol Botha Health Educator, author, broadcast journalist and Vice-President Public Relations SANE Vax Inc these questions; her answer was somewhat shocking if true. She suggested that one of the reasons a HPV vaccine was introduced and pushed so vehemently on adolescent girls and boys, could be that Merck is using Gardasil as a form of birth control. Interesting words from such a wise woman, but she then showed me evidence backing up her claim. She showed me that Gardasil is an endocrine system disruptor. Endocrine disrupters interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system, in at least three possible ways:
By mimicking the action of a naturally-produced hormone, such as oestrogen or testosterone, and thereby setting off similar chemical reactions in the body;
By blocking the receptors in cells receiving the hormones (hormone receptors), thereby preventing the action of normal hormones; or
By affecting the synthesis, transport, metabolism and excretion of hormones, thus altering the concentrations of natural hormones