The HPV vaccine fraud as Gardasil reaches Irish schools
In September this year the government are going to roll out yet another vaccine programme aimed at our children. It is called the human papillomavirus vaccine or HPV. The HSE are marketing the use of this vaccine in Ireland on the basis of it curing cervical cancer and hence saving the lives of the 73 women a year who die of that particular cancer. In this campaign they are being disingenuous.
What the HSE are allowing to happen is a false idea to circulate through the media that this vaccine prevents cancer when in fact it is designed only to prevent a virus that might possibly cause some types of cervical cancer. Yes it really is that vague.
In fact in the manufacturer’s (Merck) own words from their US television advertisements they say that “Gardasil (HPV vaccine) is the only vaccine that may protect you from four types of the papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16 and 18) that may cause 70% of cervical cancers, and that It does not protect against all types of cervical cancer, and it may not protect everyone”. So with that kind of uncertainty, why do the Department of Health feel this was a good or even necessary investment to make?
Let’s look at some of the factors involved with this virus., which is in fact classed as a sexually transmitted disease. Approximately 80% of sexually active women will have the virus at some stage of their lives and for 90% of them it will be harmless and will be cured by their own immune system without them ever knowing they had it. Any cases that go on to develop pre-cancerous cells, or even cancerous cells in approximately 180 cases, can be successfully treated. We are also reminded that early detection through screening increases the chances that cancerous cells will not develop and guarantees successful treatment
So there seem to be other factors at play here that bring into question the reasoning for vaccinating 30,000 12 year old girls every year. What we are not being told by the HSE is how many of the 73 annual deaths from cervical cancer are actually caused by this virus and how many are from other causes of cancer. This would seem vital to any investment in a vaccine programme. Neither are we being told how many of these deaths are due to late diagnosis due to the deficiencies in a national screening strategy.