May 17, 2009
By Christina England
As European elections loom, Ms Dawn Primarolo’s position, as Minister of State for the Department of Health is possibly nearing an end, unlike the dreadful adverse reactions suffered by the 9 British girls who have been severely affected by the HPV vaccine Cervarix, that she has authorised to be used in this country against Cervical Cancer. A few days ago MP Crispin Blunt fought bravely against the Minister who is well known for her stubbornness, in a debate in the House of Commons for his constituent Rebecca Ramagge. Ms Dawn Primarolo ,is the same minister who was so stubborn that in the anti-poll tax campaign she refused to pay her own poll tax assessment. At one point just as she was on the verge of being imprisoned for non-payment of the poll tax a well-wisher paid off her debt, or as one reporter remarked and I quote ‘Or as the cynics suggested, arranged for some stooge to pay it on her behalf rather than see the inside of HMP Pucklechurch.
Rebecca Ramagge was a young lady who loved sports, regularly playing in open tennis tournaments. She was a very bright young lady, achieving good academic grades and doing very well at school, however, since the HPV vaccine Cervarix, she has been crippled by chronic fatigue syndrome, she is unable to attend school regularly and now needs help with basic tasks such as walking and eating because she is so exhausted with the huge amounts of muscular and joint pain she suffers. Her consultant Dr Jawaad at the East Surrey hospital says that her symptoms are highly consistent with a reaction to the vaccine. Mr Blunt pointed out to the House that JABS (Justice Awareness and Basic Support) have 9 girls registered with them, all suffering from severe adverse reactions to this vaccine and he felt that the mere fact that their symptoms were so similar suggests there is a link to the vaccine.
“First, it is notoriously difficult to establish firm medical proof of a causal link between a vaccine and severe medical conditions previously unrecognised as side effects, but when a group of healthy teenagers suddenly begins to exhibit similar debilitating symptoms shortly after receiving the same vaccine, it is surely only sensible provisionally to conclude, even in the absence of concrete proof, that the common factor in all of the cases—the vaccine—is the likely cause.”
Mr Blunt carried on with his firm delivery by adding the following:-
“A solicitor who specialises in representing vaccine victims is representing six girls who are suing the makers of the vaccine, GlaxoSmithKline, under the Consumer Protection Act 1987. Yesterday however, the Minister gave me a parliamentary answer that included the following:
To date almost one million doses of Cervarix have been given in the UK and there is no evidence to suggest that Cervarix vaccine has caused chronic fatigue syndrome, paralytic disorders or any other serious or long-term side effects.”—[ Official Report, 12 May 2009; Vol. 492, c. 706W.]”
He went on to highlight particular cases that various MP’s had brought to his attention and highlighted the case that I have previously written about by saying:-
“I was particularly disturbed to hear from the hon. Member for Bootle (Mr. Benton) about the case of a girl who collapsed in pain hours after having the Cervarix jab in school. She has been in hospital ever since. The hospital has carried out a number of tests, but has so far been unable to establish the cause of her condition. Instead of exhausting the tests available to it by carrying out the hair trace test requested by the girl´s family—who have been told they will have to pay for it privately—it has concluded that the condition is all in the girl´s mind, a result of mental abuse by her mother who, convinced that her daughter has reacted badly to the vaccine, is projecting her conviction on to her daughter. I am told that it is now proposing to take this girl into care, but, in light of Rebecca Ramagge´s experience, I am concerned that medical professionals have resorted to accusing members of this family of suffering from psychiatric disorders while not being prepared to test thesis this exhaustively.”