Copy of email to the Australian Deputy Prime Minister – JULIA GILLARD – Gardasil, extreme adverse reactions and possible triggers

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Stephen Tunley

August 5, 2009

Dear Deputy Prime Minister

I am writing to you directly to express my considerable concerns over Gardasil and the level of extreme adverse reactions being experienced, one being my own daughter Chescia.

Chescia had her 2nd shot in May 2009 and almost immediately had a severe response – I wont bore you with details, but she is now in St Vincent’s Hospital under the care of Professor Ron Penny – the immunologist, who has privately advised us that he believes Gardasil triggered her issues (as did her Neurologist Dr Garrick) but cannot prove it. A detailed history of her medical issues can be read here

I have previously written to Health Minister Roxon on Gardasil (refer attached) and again today (refer attached) outlining my significant causes for concern.

I am aware of your Ms Roxon’s support for Gardasil when first discussed as a health initiative by the Howard Government and I fully understand why. However, what if the information on which you (and others) provided support was proven to be questionable? What if the method of testing actually disguised the incidence of adverse reactions, or the method in which post vaccination reaction is ad-hoc and that serious academics are alarmed that the incidence of adverse reactions is greater than being reported and if correct makes the continued promotion use of Gardasil no longer warranted? What if at the very least there is a significant proportion of the population that have a greater risk to adverse reactions from Gardasil and a simple tests prior to vaccination could eliminate this risk, would you change your mind?

I have never met you, but I have taken great interest in your political career and you strike me as a highly intelligent, fair-minded and determined person. As someone who if they believed a previous view was challenged would want to investigate and ensure that significant damage to the young woman of Australia is not being promoted and financially supported by Government.

There are 4 issues that I believe you may care to consider in relation to Gardasil:

  1. It is well reported that the Gardasil test trials showed side effects of placebo vs. vaccine.  However, this is not really a true determination of side effects since the placebo in Merck’s study used aluminium as the adjuvant (rather than saline).  Given this one would not see significant differences between the two groups because both aluminium hydroxide and aluminium phosphate have, in the past, shown a causal relationship to multiple neurological issues.  Perhaps, the side effects of BOTH groups should have been added together rather than shown as separate entities and if so perhaps the levels of adverse reactions might be a lot higher than Merck/VAERS report.
  2. VAERS data from USA suggests that both lots U and X of Gardasil are severely problematic, yet these lots numbers have yet to be recalled by Merck.  There is speculation that something is perhaps amiss eg extra yeast? Did these lots make it to Australia and is there a link between those that have had severe adverse reactions? Do you believe that Government needs to address this?
  3. There is growing evidence that Gardasil may trigger existing Auto Immune Disease issues or worse latent ones such as a genetic predisposition to an AID, Lupus, and Rheumatoid Arthritis etc. As these fall outside the way VAERS captures data – as they are not being recorded they are not being considered by CDC. As Gardasil was made available in Australia, well ahead of the conclusion of clinical trials is this not a cause for concern that the Government need to seriously consider?
  4. I have attached a 5 page paper being presented to the FDA in Washington on Wednesday from Bert Boyce of Cary NC. In it he discusses some of the above but also a potential link between vitamin B deficiency, Gardasil and adverse reactions. If this link is proven is it not cause for tests to be conducted on proposed recipients of Gardasil BEFORE it is administered?

There are links to the reporting of these issues and more at a website I started the site is designed to provide a resource for those wanting to understand more, or those experiencing post vaccination issues.

Deputy Prime Minister there is much more data and questions I can point you too; as well as leading clinicians in the USA and elsewhere who have considerable concerns as to Gardasil and extreme adverse reactions.

I would be delighted if I could meet with and you and possibly Health Minister Roxon at the same time to discuss these. I would also be able to get several leading US academics to join us by phone to discuss there concerns.

At times like this, it is hard to be small voice in a wilderness of deaf ears, however I am reminded of an apt saying, along the lines; ‘”bad things happen, when good people fail to speak out”.

I do hope that we can meet to discuss this further and I appreciate the time taken to read this email and attendant material.

Kind regards

Stephen Tunley
Mirvac AQUA


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.