California HPV Vaccine Law Signed


I found this story this morning while perusing the daily news.  I thought I would include it here because I have some readership that has shown a serious personal interest in this very topic.  California has passed a new law allowing girls as young as 12 years old to obtain the Gardasil vaccine without parental consent.  The bill also put into effect a law that will make it illegal for anyone under 18 to visit tanning beds.  I like to try and keep this blog as intellectual as possible, but I have to say, “Seriously?!”  Am I the only person who finds this whole thing to be a bit nuts?

There is some evidence that has come out suggesting that Merck, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the Gardasil vaccine, has greased a few palms in the California state legislature to make sure that this pill passed, according to Cal Watchdog.  You can view the article here.  Apparently, Merck made a few payouts into the election coffers of some of the reps.  Merck also made a $6,000 payout to Texas governor Rick Perry, who sponsored a similar bill in Texas that was later repealed.

There are a lot of issues here that are frightening to look at.  According to an article by Natural Society, between May 2009 and September 2010, Gardasil was linked to 3,589 adverse reactions, many of which were debilitating.  It has also been linked to 49 deaths.  Forty-nine deaths out of 15 million vaccinated since 2009 may not seem like a lot, but frankly, if you take into account the number of people who have had adverse reactions, the odds suddenly don’t look so good.  Personally, I wouldn’t want to take that chance on myself or someone I love, especially given the fact that cervical cancer accounts for about 1% of all cancer-related deaths in America today.

Natural Society has another article that explains in greater detail why this vaccine could be so dangerous.  Several of the vaccines from around the world – this is not an isolated incident – have been tested and discovered to be contaminated with HPV rDNA, which can remain in human cells for an unknown period of time and result in unknown consequences.  It is possible that the rDNA could cause mutations.

Of course, the Gardasil site that is provided by Merck makes no mention of these 49 deaths or 3,000+ cases of bad side effects.  There is an initial list of side effects that don’t sound too terrible, all told… Until you scroll down.  Then there’s a longer list of symptoms that you might experience after receiving the vaccination.  To me, that would indicate at least some knowledge of more extensive possible side effects.  Of course, this isn’t being made public.  You have to dig around a little bit for some of this information.

The CDC has information about Gardasil as well, and it reports that about 35 million individuals in the U.S. have now received the shot.  There have been 68 deaths among those who received the shot and more than 18,000 reports of adverse effects from those vaccinated.

There is a final article here from the Free Press, which published commentary from Dr. Diane Harper, who helped develop Cervarix, the GlaxoSmithKline version of Gardasil.  She admits that there is no evidence that these vaccines will prevent cervical cancer, given that the current vaccines only last 5-8.5 years.  She claims the vaccine would have to last at least 15 years for there to be a noticeable decrease in cervical cancer rates.  The only thing that the vaccination will decrease is your chances of having an irregular Pap result.  She also admits that the vaccine has been associated with Guillian-Barre Syndrome, which can be fatal.

If the essential admission here is that the vaccines are not effective, given that they only last for about five years, and Pap smears are more effective at preventing cervical cancer deaths, why in the world are we even thinking about giving this vaccine to our children?  The vaccines can result in blood clots (leg, arms, lungs, and heart), Guillian-Barre Syndrome, seizures, fainting, bleeding, changes in the menstrual cycle, joint pain, muscle pain, etc.  Why are we not simply continuing with yearly check-ups as a method of preventing advanced stages of cancer?  It seems as though this vaccine is being marketed as something that can prevent the transmission of STDs, and that is simply not the case.

It seems like a serious misjudgment on the part of a state government to allow 12-year-old children to get the vaccine without the parents’ permission.  Young children – and 12-year-olds are children, regardless of what anyone else thinks – are impressionable and often quite trusting.  We are trained by society to always believe the professional opinion of doctors and scientists.  But what if what they are telling us really isn’t in our best interests, but rather in the best interests of their wallets?  There is no proof that this vaccine is effective.  There is, however, a lot of proof that it causes serious side effects and even death.  Our children need to be educated about these so-called medicines from an early age.  If they are going to be allowed to make the decision for themselves, it’s our job to make sure that it’s an informed decision.

I have done a bit of research on vaccination generally, and it seems hard to find conclusive evidence that any vaccine is directly responsible for preventing illnesses.  That said, I think it’s going to require more research on my part before I make any posts about it here.  Until then, I am happy to recommend against this particular vaccine.  Gardasil and vaccines like it are doing more harm than good.  Big Pharma isn’t going to tell us the truth: it’s all about the Benjamins.  They do not have our best interests at heart, and it is up to us to do our research and make informed decisions before we put anything into our bodies.

Update:

I just ran across another bit of information which was compiled by a German homeopathic physician named Andreas Bachmair.  It follows several thousand children, vaccinated and unvaccinated.  The study has shown overwhelmingly in all categories that the unvaccinated children are healthier than those who received the vaccines.  Take a look.  This is pretty compelling stuff.

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About The Lady Libertarian
I am American, currently expatriated but hopeful about getting back home one of these days. Besides reading and writing about politics, I enjoy camping, sailing, canoeing, making pie, and traveling. I hope you'll enjoy this blog and find it informative and accessible.

8 Responses to California HPV Vaccine Law Signed

  1. Beth says:

    Thank you for doing this article! I did read the articles about this. I follow naturalnews.com – there is a lot of scary stuff going on. After what I’ve seen Anna go through, I would never recommend this vaccine to anyone. There are plenty of risks and even the benefits are unproven.

    Another good website exposing truths about this vaccine is truthaboutgardisil.com

  2. You’re welcome! I saw an article on an alternative news website today involving Gardasil, and I thought of you and Anna. I figured it was time to look at the issue a bit more closely, and honestly, it’s incredible to me that anyone in good conscience can be pushing something that even the inventor will stand up and say, given the length of time for which the vaccine is currently effective, that it doesn’t do what the drug companies say it will. That, in my mind, is blatantly misinforming consumers and is criminal. I wonder how many more people are going to have to get sick or die before this thing gets pulled from the market?

  3. Beth says:

    I know exactly what you mean. I would like to see anyone of these people pushing this vaccine ACTUALLY get the vaccine! Would they give it to their own families? It’s scary that so few people seem to know about the side-effects, but, of course, the company doesn’t want you to know about them. Look what happened to Dr. Andrew Wakefield who found links between the MMR vaccine and autism. They pretty much ruined his career- they discredited his research and revoked his medical license.

  4. I have read a little bit about Andrew Wakefield. I had read that he had some research that proved, as was suspected, that the MMR vaccine was increasing the rate of autism. Then I read that the research was discredited for reasons I no longer remember, but I wondered at the time if that was the real story. I’ll have to go back and read some more about it and dig around for missing information. I’d like to know the full story on that one.

    My husband and I have decided that we aren’t going to vaccinate our kids. My cousins haven’t vaccinated theirs, and those kids are healthy as horses. I found that German study to be so telling. It’s amazing to me that doctors and scientists can claim that vaccination improves one’s health when it’s so obvious that it does exactly the opposite.

    I’m definitely going to do some follow-up articles like this one, because I want to find out/put some more information on vaccination – like the fact that there is a mercury compound used to preserve vaccines and formaldehyde is used in others. Ugh. How can people think these things are healthy?

    • Beth says:

      Yes, I definitely think people should do their research before deciding to vaccinate. There is plenty out there to suggest that it does more harm than good. And I’ve read a lot about thimerosal and I can’t find any reason you would want to use mercury in something that you inject into your body??!! So many other countries have banned the use of thimerosal, but in the U.S. it is still perfectly legal, even though mercury is known as one of the most toxic elements on earth.

  5. Helpful article and especially enlightening. Thanks for taking the time to write it and post it!

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  7. mikelikesme says:

    Great information. Thanks. It’s always scares me when everyone is herded into these “preventative programs” like the annual flu shots and the like. Seldom is a word spoken as what to expect from any side effects. So many times, I see advertisements on TV and/or printed media from the drug companies promoting drugs like Viagra and Chantix. They seem to quickly gloss over the horrendous side-effects that the drugs can cause. The sad part is you pay a lot for these voluntary drugs, and if you happen to be unlucky from any side effects, you have basically did it to yourself.

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