Senators Challenged to live their Slogan
and "Let in the Light" (on HPV Mass
Martin Healy, ComeLook.org, Updated 19 August 2010
Subject: Let in the Light (on HPV
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 16:53:42
To: < firstname.lastname@example.org>,
obliged to put this challenge to you in light of your recent "Let in the Light"
campaign. This document reveals how the authors of the HIQA 'Expert Group' Report on HPV Mass Vaccination have
cynically misrepresented their results in order to exaggerate the
perceived effectiveness of the vaccination.
I am writing to you all regarding Seanad
Motion of 13 November, 2008 to which you all
put your name:
That Seanad Eireann noting:
findings of the Health Information and Quality Authority whereby
introduction of the HPV
cervical cancer vaccination programme could see a 34 per cent
reduction in pre-cancers, a 56 per cent reduction in
cervical cancer and a 56 per cent
reduction in deaths from cervical cancer; condemns the
decision of the Minister for
Health and Children to abandon this programme as
short-sighted and unjustifiable, and
calls on the Minister for Health and
Children to immediately reverse her decision.
I must point out that
the quoted "% reduction" figures above result from the effect of both cervical screening PLUS vaccination - not the
vaccination program alone.
If you read the report
itself, the "Foreword" on the first page states:
"The purpose of
this assessment was to establish the cost-effectiveness of a combined national
HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening programme compared to a cervical
cancer screening programme alone.."
And this is
scenario they use in the base case model:
Section (4.2.3): 'Data Inputs' :
Vaccine coverage of
80% was included in the base case analysis...In all cases it was assumed that the vaccine
would be combined with a screening programme, the aim of which is to
cover 80% of the population aged 25 to 60 years.
with accompanying Table 12 showing:
Summary of key
parameters included in the base case:
every 3 yrs, 25-44 yrs
80% screened every 5 yrs, 45-60
authors of the HIQA Report clearly misrepresent the figures in the results
section [Section 4.3.2, p.44 ] to exaggerate the effectiveness of the
vaccination - thus allowing the misleading Seanad motion wording (which was
based on this same 'Results'
Even Dr James Reilly
TD seems not to trust the figures in this report when you examine the evasive
phraseology and awkward wording of his speech in the
Dail (which was based on the suspect figures from same report).
Note that no one from
the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE) ventured to put their name to
this report, even though this was the body that actually carried out the
assessment (being commissioned on behalf of the HIQA to do so).
[Indeed, at least one of the NCPE chief researchers was seen to join a crusading
Facebook Group with the title "Harney must
reinstate cervical cancer vaccine" which organised candlelit vigils in Dublin and
Cork in late 2008].
Why is this
important? To answer that question I would like to invite you to take
10 minutes to view this
page and then perhaps rethink your position on the use of
Gardasil (the HPV Vaccine which will be used in the upcoming Mass
You can also check out
the latest Gardasil victim stats as recorded in the US FDA tracking system
(VAERs) to use as a predictor of number of victims in Ireland - just follow the
instructions here .
How else can we
predict the number of 'serious adverse reactions' we are likely to see in
Ireland? One might look at the experience of New Zealand, a country of
similar population which introduced HPV vaccination by Gardasil in Sep
In November 2006, the NZ Ministry of Health decided
not to fund the vaccine, citing insufficient information about its long-term
efficacy, safety and costeffectiveness. However, as in Ireland, the
decision was reversed (after an orchestrated PR campaign), and starting in 2009,
a free national Gardasil vaccinations program for girls aged 1213 years
Last year a NZ mother went public on her daughter's Gardasil-related
NZ girls are speaking out about debilitating affects they now suffer
80 schools have refused to take part in this national vaccination program in New
Some of you might argue that the Vaccine benefits outweigh the
However, if we were to take the most optimistic vaccine
optimistic scenario with protection from vaccine lasting for full lifetime,
then, with the average age of girls getting vaccinated annually being 12, and
the age of death at 56 (current average age of mortality for Irish cervival
cancer victims), then we can calculate that vaccination will not have any effect
on preventing deaths till after 2054.
But if you want to
know how statistically likely it is that a cervical cancer death may be
prevented solely due to the effect of the new annual HPV mass vaccination
campaign - then check out the analysis
answer is extremely unlikely indeed..[this is why the HIQA report had to lie
about it's figures]. This conclusion is based on an admission from the
professor who supervised the vaccine clinical trials, that we should not
expect the vaccine to protect for more than 10 years.
The standard responses
from politicians & medical experts usually is "approved by relevent regulatory agencies etc..". However
the Merck sponsored (Pharma company) clinical trials were
wholly misleading (for example they did not even use a real placaebo) and the
Head of the Regulatory Agency that approved Gardasil (i.e the CDC in US)
is now president of Merck Vaccines (the same company that applied for this HPV Vaccine
In Ireland, no serving
politician will even acknowledge that this vaccine may not necessarily be a good
thing. Kathy Sinnott, Ex-Member of the European Parliament for Ireland
South did however send a letter
to the Sunday Tribune newspaper in Nov 2008
raising questions about it's safety.
In closing, I respectfully request that you
- Move to
nullify the original misleading Seanad motion quoted above
Request the HIQA to withdraw their original inaccurate report and issue a newly
revised copy with corrected statistics.
- Request the HSE to
suspend the Mass Vaccination campaign in light of the new
have presented here on vaccine ineffectiveness and safety issues
review of the toxic ingredients see
Note that Ireland would not
be the first country
to ban Gardasil .
I feel obliged to put
this challenge to you in light of your recently launched "Let in the Light"
" The campaign by Fine Gael to bring accountability,
communication and transparency (ACT) to our child care and protection
services. Fine Gael is committed to challenging the status quo and
believes that we must ACT now to ensure children at risk are given the protection to which they are
I wrote to the
Minister Harney's office over a month ago highlighting the above information but
as yet have not received any response.
One final point - I
find it ironic to see an interview appearing today on Fine Gael's website with
Fidelma Healy Eames declaring "10% failure in
pass maths a source of national embarrassment".
have thought it apparent to those of you with Leaving Cert Pass Maths that a 56%
reduction in mortality solely attributed to this vaccine was a little
unrealistic - considering that in future the cervical screening program will be
preventing 95% of possible cancer cases for up to 80% of the female population. [Note that current medical advice is for vaccinated women
to still to get screened regularly due to the 'limitations' of vaccine