June 3, 6:00 PMVaccines ExaminerNorma Erickson
A quick Google search for ‘Gardasil victims’ comes up with 499,000 results. The same search on Yahoo yields 318,001 hits. The shear volume of results lends creedence to the amount of adverse reactions not being reported to VAERS (vaccine adverse reporting system). The reported adverse reactions appear to be the tip of the iceberg.
Current estimates of adverse events reported to VAERS are between 1% and 10% of the actual reactions experienced. If this is the case, the 70 deaths reported to VAERS would become anywhere from 700 to 7,000. The 18,000 adverse reactions would increase to between 180,000 and 1.8 million. Are these estimates frightening? They should be!
March 12, 2010, the FDA held a ‘listening session’ with several representatives of the international organization which sponsors www.truthaboutgardasil.org (TAG). Members of TAG presented their concerns about the serious adverse events reported after HPV vaccinations. Their presentation can be viewed here.
This group of advocates did not stop there. They also sent a package of information to the following people:
- President Barrack Obama
- First Lady Michelle Obama
- Vice President Joe Biden
- Dr. Jill Biden
- Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
- Director of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius
- White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs
- Attorney General, Roy Cooper
- Governors, Attorneys General, and elected representatives of California, Florida, Louisianna, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Maryland, New York, and Wisconsin. All of these states had constituents who were directly affected by adverse reactions.
- The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee
One would think this would have been enough to obtain a response, but no. To date, the FDA has not formally responded to these concerns beyond the original ‘listening session.’ It has been almost 3 months. In fact, they went ahead and approved HPV vaccinations for males, despite the concerns expressed over the serious reactions occurring in females.
Merck is still claiming Gardasil is safe and effective in spite of the fact girls will still have to undergo annual screening for abnormal cervical cells.