December 30, 2010
Merck marketed the living daylights out of the Gardasil vaccine. Remember the pretty, healthy girls and the moms protecting their daughters from cancer? “One less” they called it. There’s a Mom in NY state with the license plate “One Less” who visits her daughter’s grave after her Gardasil vaccine. Merck sold Gardasil like an Abercrombie & Fitch thong – speaking of which, the FDA just approved it for anal cancer!
Dr. Paul Offiit’s RotaTeq vaccine is also from Merck. His vaccine was approved for the pediatric schedule by the CDC that was run by Dr. Julie Gerberding – who is now the head of Merck’s vaccine divsion. Cozier than that camou Snuggie you got from Santa! And he will call you anti-vaccine if you do not give it and every other vaccine on the pediatric schedule to your children. Just look at the title of his new book: Deadly Choices: How The Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All. I think he means to hand it out at the Merck annual meeting. We didn’t provide a link, but maybe you can find it on the science fiction or business profitability shelf at your local bookstore. However, the American public is figuring out pretty quickly (and with no help from us, you can check our stat counter, we aren’t exactly CNN or FOX News) that the rabid push to vaccinate is a marketing driven campaign. Here’s a parody from This Hour Has 22 Minutes you might enjoy.