Aluminum Adjuvants and mice
In the introduction to a University of British Columbia Study (Nov 2009) on aluminum adjuvant neurotoxicity in mice, the researchers note the urgency for such research:
The absence of such studies is peculiar given the well known observation that aluminum in general can be neurotoxic under a number of conditions and adjuvants in particular have previously been implicated in neurological disease.
The researchers then inject mice with the equivalent dose (based on body weight) of aluminium adjuvant as that of a human vaccine shot. They observe the following in the discussion of the results:
The multiple aluminum hydroxide injections of experiment 2 showed profound effects on motor and other behaviours... Given the above, it is not surprising that aluminum has been widely proposed as a factor in neurodegenerative diseases and has been found in association with degenerating neurons in specific CNS regions....The demonstrated neurotoxicity of aluminum hydroxide and its relative ubiquity as an adjuvant suggest that greater scrutiny by the scientific community is warranted.
Polysorbate 80 - Anaphylactic Shock & InfertilityAccording to Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (Dec 2005):
Polysorbate 80 is a ubiquitously used solubilizing agent that can cause severe nonimmunologic anaphylactoid reactions.
Polysorbate 80 (also know as Tween 80) can also cause infertility in rats.
Over the course of one year (Jun 08 to Jun 09) there were 147 reported cases (from VAERs*) of 'spontaneous abortions' or miscarriages, when the vaccine was given to pregnant women in the US. Incidentally, the patent for a fertility impairing vaccine (for use in dogs and cats) lists Tween 80 as a 'preferable' ingredient.
Vaccinating 25 years too early?
The absurdity of this mass vaccination exercise is not lessened by the knowledge that the limited protection offered will probably have worn off decades before the age at whch these 12 year old girls are likely to be at risk of a cervical cancer diagnosis (on average, at age 44 in ireland).
The professor who headed up some of the Gardasil Clinical Trials (funded by Merck) admits as much in this 2007 article:
"At 11, these girls don't get cervical cancer - they won't know for 25 years if they will get cervical cancer...
A 12-year-old girl receives Gardasil®. We know that Gardasil® is an alum-based vaccine; we assume its efficacy will last for about 10 years because (1) HPV 18 antibody titers drop after 2 years, with a small decrease in efficacy for HPV 18-specific disease at 5 years, and (2) we know that most alum-based vaccines need boosters within 10 years. ...She will continue to need boosters and screening throughout her life in order to remain protected".
HPV "causes" cancer ..(more than Gardasil does?)
If a HPV infection turns chronic, there is a possibility for it developing into cervical cancer.
The Irish Health Authority HIQA** site (in their 'Overview' on HPV vaccination) has introduced a more definitive phrasing : "Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer, without which cervical cancer does not arise".
The perception created here and from other 'official' information sources is that HPV by itself causes cancer. What is usually not emphasised is the following context related by the CDC's own HPV factsheet:
"Most people with HPV do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears HPV naturally within two years. The types of HPV that can cause genital warts are not the same as the types that can cause cancer. There is no way to know which people who get HPV will go on to develop cancer or other health problems".
So from this, can we say that HPV 'causes' cancer? The distinguished physicians who write for eHealthMD would probably regard this as an overstatement - they class HPV merely as a 'significent risk factor' and go on to list 10 other risk factors. This British Journal of Cancer study studies the effect of some of these factors including oral contraceptive use and smoking.
Ironically, one significent risk factor which has been demonstrated to trigger the same precancerous lesions from which cervical cancer develops, is Gardasil itself. So if you've already been exposed to this common virus (HPV) before having the shot, then you increase your risk of precancerous lesions by 45% when injected with Gardasil.
In November 2008, Dr Ansgar Gerhardus of the School of Public Health at the University of Bielefeld and 12 medical science professors issued a statement calling for "a reassessment of the HPV vaccination and an end to misleading information." They wrote: "We strongly object to stirring up fear regarding the risk of cervical cancer and (stirring up) feelings of guilt by disseminating incorrect information. We demand that gaps in the data be discussed openly. Assertions that a vaccine reduces the risk of cervical cancer by 70% or even 98% should simply not be made at this point in time." Yet there is no impartial analysis to be found in the Irish media for the benefit of educating parents who wish to make an informed decision before signing a consent form.
In summary, the hype around Gardasil has created a false sense of urgency about the need for a cancer vaccine for which the risk of developing the disease, let alone dying from it, is very low.
We know that this vaccination program by itself (for 12 year olds) is unlikely to prevent a single case of cervical cancer and the recipients will probably require boosters later on to retain any of the supposed effectiveness. In a tacit admission of this fact, the Irish government sponsored Health Technology Assessment (on the Role of Vaccination against HPV in Reducing the Risk of Cervical Cancer) only ventures to make an estimate on number of lives saved in the context of vaccination in combination with (pap) screening.
We know from the post marketing Adverse Reaction reports that this Vaccine does not appear to be safe and it will be no surprise to learn of cases of untreatable post-Gardasil debilitating auto-immune diseases among Irish schoolkids.
Sadly, cutbacks in other essential Health Service areas (such as 24hr A&E service in some cities) will have to be made to find the funds for this non-essential vaccine program.
By coincidence, also in summer 2010, a notorious rapist is due to be released from Irish prison. He is regarded by police as the prime suspect in the disappearances of three woman. He will be monitored around the clock. However, around the same time another suspected killer with a far higher victim bodycount will be welcomed into society and introduced to future victims at the expense of the Irish taxpaper.
*VAERS ('Vaccine adverse event report') is a postlicensure vaccine safety surveillance administered by the Food and Drug Administration and CDC. Number of incidents are probably underreported on VAERS as it relies on physicians and others to voluntarily submit reports of illness after vaccination .
CDC* - Center for Disease Control (US)
FDA^ - Federal Drug Administration (US)
HIQA** - Health Information and Quality Authority
Film (or Music Video) Contest on the theme of HPV Vaccine "Victim
ComeLook.Org Announces "HPV Maths Vaccination" Contest!
(Win tickets to see Lady Gaga)
Flyer for Irish Teachers:
Watch for Gardasil Side Effects