Holy Hormones Journal: And there you have it. HPV – “Help pay for Vioxx.” I know, I know that is Merck’s biggest fiasco and so they manufactured Gardasil to make up their losses. Slick, savvy marketing that targets the big dark scary space up the vagina, where these little virus enemies can invade the cervix and cause cancer. Add to that an award-winning advertising jingle – “Be One Less Girl to Get Cervical Cancer” – and little girls will be dancing to the TV jangle in their living room while innocent Mom’s and Dad’s take their daughter’s off to get vaccinated with a drug that has killed and maimed thousands.
Sound harsh? The National Cancer Institute has not even linked HPV to cervical cancer? Why? Because the beauty of the mechanisms of action in our bodies is the balance of the virus and the bacteria that make up who we are. And it turns out HPV has an important role in our health.
I read a book year’s ago – I actually found the PDF on line. If memory serves me right – the primer was penned in the 1940’s by Lewis Thomas who called himself a ‘biology watcher’. The title of the national award -winning book is “The Lives of a Cell.” I would like to share these couple of paras with you, the reader.
A visitor from another planet, or another century, would view the exercise as precisely lunatic behavior, but no one from outside would understand it. We must do things this way, these days. If there should be life on the moon, we must begin by fearing it. We must guard against it, lest we catch something.
It might be a microbe, a strand of lost nucleic acid, a molecule of enzyme, or a nameless hairless little being with sharp gray eyes. Whatever, once we have imagined it, foreign and therefore hostile, it is not to be petted. It must be locked up. I imagine the debate would turn on how best to kill it.
It is remarkable that we have all accepted this, without hooting, as though it simply conformed to a law of nature. It says something about our century, our attitude toward life, our obsession with disease and death, our human chauvinism.
And this is the premise the pharmaceutical companies have built their empires on. And this is why Humpty-Dumpty is about to take a big fall.
HPV Vaccine Maker’s Study Proves Natural HPV Infection Beneficial, Not Deadly
Behind every vaccine is an assumption. That HPV causes cervical cancer, that cervical cancer causes death, and that a vaccine can effectively interfere with this linear relationship is the assumption to be examined in this article. Cervarix is a vaccine recommended to girls beginning
as early as 9 years old, intended to protect against HPV strains 16 and 18 upon completion of a 3 dose series. It is an aluminum-containing product, with notable “immunogenicity”.
A new GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) funded study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has revealed that HPV infection, resulting in naturally acquired human papilloma virus (HPV) antibodies, reduces the risk for new infection and cervical abnormalities linked to cancer in non-HPV vaccinated subjects.
In addition to this startling finding – additional GSK-funded research from this year revealed that the HPV vaccine may not protect women against high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, dysplasias.
If, in fact, the HPV vaccines do not work as widely advertised, and natural HPV infectious exposures actually protect against the progression of HPV linked cervical changes to cancer, then taken together, both these findings challenge the most fundamental assumptions within vaccine science (aka vaccinology), and render highly dubious the oft repeated rhetoric that natural HPV infection is juggernaut –like deadly force the best defense against which are universal immunization campaigns.