Since its introduction, the Gardasil vaccine has been the focus of more controversy than any other vaccine. Even among those who fully support vaccination, Gardasil is the black sheep. A doctor formerly with Merck now says that he predicts that it will be "the greatest medical scandal of all times."
Dr. Bernard Dalbergue, former pharmaceutical industry physician with the company that manufactures Gardasil, recently gave an interview to French publication Principes de Santé (Health Principles), in which he blasts the vaccine as dangerous and "useless," though it "costs a fortune."
What is worse, he says, is that "decision-makers at all levels are aware of it!" Dalbergue charges that approval of the Gardasil vaccine was not based on valid studies but on financial profit, and alleges that everybody involved knew how worthless the vaccine was when it was approved. He is not alone in accusations of fraud.
On April 2, 2014, Michèle Rivas, MEP (Member of the European Parliament), called for a moratorium on the Gardasil vaccine among the member states. They "must stop recommending this vaccine until more studies are conducted on Gardasil, its effectiveness and dangers."
Though United States officials and medical associations have downplayed the dangers and touted the effectiveness of Gardasil, a number of other countries are calling into question many of the facets surrounding the vaccine.
Dr. Diane Harper is an OB/GYN and human papillomavirus expert who was involved in the clinical trials of Gardasil. She was one of the early whistleblowers in the scandal. One of the problems with the studies was that the vaccine was not actually compared to a placebo, according to the rules of science, which would yield accurate results. It was actually compared to the vaccine adjuvant itself. Therefore, any claims of safety are invalid, because the control group has been injected with something that itself is not inert. According to Rivas, that is a problem.
There are cases of the Gardasil vaccine causing harm, including encephalitis, multiple sclerosis, premature menopause, paralysis of the lower limbs, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and blood clots, as well as death, at the same time that the disease that it is designed to prevent is naturally on the decline. According Dr. Harper, 90% of HPV infections clear up all by themselves.
One caution about the vaccine from the beginning has been that it could lull women into a false sense of security, believing that pap smears were no longer necessary, but Harper maintains that paps are, and remain, the front line of defense against cervical cancer. She sees danger in women avoiding them because they have had the Gardasil shot. Judicial Watch agrees.
No matter how much they are ignored, there remain increasing numbers of people who report harmful side effects to Gardasil:
"'Not a Coincidence' is a campaign started by The Canary Party to address the medical community's repeated excuse that the symptoms, too many experience, after vaccination are just coincidental. Seizures, fainting, rashes, allergies, GI dysfunction, loss of speech, etc, etc all labeled a coincidence. It's time to end the excuses and start to listen to the injured and the parents of the injured. They deserve a forum to be heard, they deserve a voice, respect, attention, hearings and answers. They need a medical discovery process that uses their symptoms and their progression of illness in the process of finding treatments. All injured are worthy of being treated individually instead of disregarding their many medical maladies because of a vaccination program that is not allowed to be questioned. It's time for the government, the medical community and the media to start taking into account the too many that are affected. Please take the time to hear from these beautiful, well-spoken girls and Moms tell their stories of injury after Gardasil."
Whether one is pro-vax or anti-vax, one thing is undeniable: the Gardasil vaccine has raised more controversy than any other vaccine. Governments in a number of nations are questioning its effectiveness, and its safety. Some have banned it. Some women have suffered irreparable harm and even death, "coincidentally," immediately following the Gardasil vaccine. Their voices deserve to be heard, because, no matter how much one side proclaims that the issue is settled, clearly, it is not. And it just may be the biggest medical scandal of our time.
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