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Old (2008) - Lawyers Filing Suit - Gardasil Has Suspected Link To Paralysis, Brain Damage & Death
Digital Journal ^ | 7/6/2008 | Pamela Jean

Posted on 09/17/2011 10:49:16 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen

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Immediately following it's FDA approval, Merck went on a nationwide campaign to make the vaccine mandatory, actively urging legislatures in all 50 states to pass laws requiring all school aged girls to be treated with the drug. Following heaving criticism from the media and other organizations, Merck dropped the push for state mandates in February 2006, instead concentrating on major ad campaigns urging the general female population to obtain the vaccine in order to prevent cervical cancer. Texas was the only state to pass laws mandating the vaccine before Merck withdrew it's efforts.

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Under the federal law passed in the late 1980s, victims of vaccines may file a claim under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, but cannot sue the pharmaceutical company. Last year, the government added HPV to a list of vaccines, including polio, hepatitis and measles, granted immunity from suit. A New York Post analysis of adverse event reports filed through April 30 of 2008 found that about 20 percent of such reports followed injections of Gardasil.

If victims prove a vaccine likely caused injuries, the program pays a maximum $250,000 for death. The average payment for injury has been $1 million.

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Dr. John Iskander, the CDC's acting director for immunization safety, says that the CDC has investigated 10 of the reported deaths and has found no conclusive evidence linking the vaccine. He went on to state that "although it is sad that young, healthy young women die for no apparent reason" there was no conclusive evidence that Gardasil had created the adverse reactions experienced by the dead women, or those suffering from seizures, paralysis and brain damage. The only common side effect of the vaccine, according Dr. Iskander, is fainting.

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IMHO...

This is a very old article - from long before this campaign started - but well worth the read now.

IMHO, the anecdotal report that Bachmann cited will wind up being supported by the facts down the road.

"Crazy" Bachmann will wind up being proven correct.

Perry always has a fallback career opportunity working as a lobbyist if he is not elected President.

1 posted on 09/17/2011 10:49:23 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen
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To: PieterCasparzen

According to a statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics following the media uproar after Bachmann’s comments, they “recommend that girls receive [the] HPV vaccine around age 11 or 12. That’s because this is the age at which the vaccine produces the best immune response in the body, and because it’s important to protect girls well before the onset of sexual activity.”

That recommendation was echoed by the CDC and American Academy of Family Physicians....

“The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made in the Republican presidential campaign that HPV vaccine is dangerous and can cause mental retardation. There is absolutely no scientific validity to this statement. Since the vaccine has been introduced, more than 35 million doses have been administered, and it has an excellent safety record.”


2 posted on 09/17/2011 10:53:44 AM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: PieterCasparzen

The other day I read an article that they pushed it on India and after x amount of deaths India stopped giving the shot.


3 posted on 09/17/2011 10:54:23 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: PieterCasparzen

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2779879/posts


4 posted on 09/17/2011 10:55:07 AM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: Netizen

My niece’s daughter has to make routine visits to a local children’s hospital for a heart problem.

They have met mothers who have daughters who were extremly ill after taking Gardisil.

The one Mom says that her daughter went from a girl full of life to a brain addled zombie.

I am sure that doesn’t happen to the majority, but those people are out there.

It should never be mandated until people know the effects that come farther down the road.


5 posted on 09/17/2011 11:02:53 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Netizen

>>The other day I read an article that they pushed it on India and after x amount of deaths India stopped giving the shot.<<

Link?


6 posted on 09/17/2011 11:09:18 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Is John Edwards the lead attorney? Lawyers making claims against the medical works is a poor measure of truth.


7 posted on 09/17/2011 11:10:52 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: PieterCasparzen
I suppose this will be the next "Let's Sue" advertisement we see on TV.

When I look up Gardasill.....many attorneys advertising!!!!

By next week, there'll be 1000 more!!

8 posted on 09/17/2011 11:13:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PieterCasparzen

I know a young lady who never had a headache in her life. Shortly afer taking gardasil she started having severe headaches...


9 posted on 09/17/2011 11:19:46 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: DesertRhino

Conversely, lawyers representing Merck are the picture of honesty.


10 posted on 09/17/2011 11:27:36 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: indylindy

The same stories are out there about polio and measles vacines. Any medicine will have bad effects for a tiny minority of patients should they also be banned. How many horror stories of girls diing of cervical cancer will come forward. Perry was wrong to try what he did and he has admitted so. People should decide if that is a big enough issue not to support him.


11 posted on 09/17/2011 11:45:31 AM PDT by ontap
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To: PieterCasparzen

As a mom of a teen girl, I did a lot of searching on this. I have a minor in immunology too. I decided there was enough personal testimony to keep her out of this. The Perry bots will shoot this down, but I would rather err on the side of safety with my daughter. She will not get HPV without exposure to it. I say this after watching a dear friends daughter go through cervical cancer.


12 posted on 09/17/2011 11:52:01 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Look out Left Coast, we are coming and we have Bibles and Guns! LOL)
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To: ontap
So, Perry looses a few votes from those girls and women who are now vaccine-injured...no big deal, right, since it's such a small number.

Sheesh, this country was founded by folks who were upset about housing British soldiers and paying taxes without representation...what's a little medical injection forced into your body by the government?

Sarcasm/off.

13 posted on 09/17/2011 11:54:40 AM PDT by elk
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To: PieterCasparzen

Sorry all this BS is due to Perry’s action to bring comprehensive Tort reform. All the Ambulance chaser, and PI whores are hurting. The ABA knows that if Perry gets in Office their gravey train is going to be limited.

From Texans for Lawsuit reform:

Perry’s Leadership Seen In Passage of Omnibus Tort Reform Bill & TWIA ReformsGovernor Rick Perry’s leadership was critical to the passage of HB 274, the Omnibus Tort Reform Bill of 2011, and the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Reform Bill. The Governor is rightly known as the strongest pro-tort reform governor in the nation.

Governor Perry’s commitment to lawsuit reform and a fair and predictable civil justice system has been strong throughout his time in public office:

» Perry backed reforms in 1999 to prevent the repetition of abuses that allowed former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales, who served time in federal prison, to award $3 billion in fees to a few trial lawyers.

» Perry provided leadership in the passage of the comprehensive 2003 reforms that curbed abuses in numerous areas of litigation, including medical liability and class actions, and made improvements in other areas of the law, including venue and appeals bonds.

» Medical liability reforms passed in 2003 continue to bring new doctors to Texas, assuring that Texans have access to doctors and health care in communities across the state. Institutional savings from medical liability insurance costs totals $100 million annually. This has been invested in a wide range of new health programs, from diabetes prevention clinics to electronic records.

» Perry worked for the landmark reforms in 2005 that curtailed abusive asbestos and silica lawsuits, which the Wall Street Journal called “The Great Asbestos Scam,” and which a federal judge referred to as “lawsuits manufactured for money.”

» Perry supported a critical lawsuit reform in 2007 that closed a loophole in state venue law that had created an avalanche of abusive lawsuits against the dredging industry; those lawsuits were threatening Texas’ critical maritime industry.

» Perry consistently appoints exemplary judges to Texas courts who are honest, competent and conservative. Lawsuit reform encourages business growth and expan- sion, strengthens productivity and increases innovation. The lawsuit reforms that Gov. Perry has championed have played a key role in job growth and boosting the state’s overall economy. Recent economic news continues to demonstrate that the Texas economy is the strongest in the nation.

» In June, USA Today reported that 262,000 new jobs had been created in Texas, “or half the USA’s 562,000 payroll gains.” Payroll growth was 2.9% in Texas while the national growth rate remained at 0.4%.

I’LL TAKE PERRY’S HARD WORK OVER BACHMANNS “CRAZY” SHENANIGANS ANY DAY.

BTW WHAT REALLY IMPORTANT ISSUES HAS BACHMANN EVER MADE A REAL DIFFERENCE.


14 posted on 09/17/2011 11:56:18 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Sacajaweau

oF course who do you think is pushing the lies.

And they REALLY hate PERRY. Tort reform, ya know.


15 posted on 09/17/2011 11:59:21 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: ontap

Using an EO in this was so wrong. It shows a character flaw, the same one Obama has for issung EO’s.

If Perry belived in this so much, he should have taken it to the legislature and sold it to them.

If it passed, it passed, if it didn’t, the people spoke.

It tells me that he wasn’t willing to do that. There was no big rush here.

This is the kind of governance we don’t want.

This is just one issue with Perry. His snarky little “sound of their name” BS at the debate over the Dream Act was unacceptable. Whether he gets it or not, illegal immigration and pro La Raza stance is not a popular one with the people. I find it unacceptable too.

In a national race, two arguments are taken away running against Obama.

The use of Executive Orders, and illegal pandering amnesty.

Gone, just like that.


16 posted on 09/17/2011 11:59:47 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Marty62

All those well educated illegals endorse Perry.


17 posted on 09/17/2011 12:01:29 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Marty62

Tort reform? I didn’t know democrats supported tort reform.


18 posted on 09/17/2011 12:02:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

WEAK


19 posted on 09/17/2011 12:03:09 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: indylindy

“His snarky little “sound of their name” BS at the debate over the Dream Act was unacceptable.”

Exactly, he was painting his critics as racists because they want to enforce immigration law.

Apparently Perry is like Obama in selective enforcement of the law.


20 posted on 09/17/2011 12:03:54 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Marty62

Weak? Yes Perry’s position on immigration is very very weak.

Why does he support illegals over US citizens?


21 posted on 09/17/2011 12:05:40 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

WEAK


22 posted on 09/17/2011 12:08:48 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

Whats weak is the one word response you keep giving. cmon, explain how Perry is strong on anything except accepting money from drug companies and using tax payer dollars to educate illegals.

Oh wait, he was a STRONG democrat at one time wasn’t he. Good point there marty.


23 posted on 09/17/2011 12:10:23 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Netizen

In the US, we have had over 35 million vaccinations with Gardasil and 9 filed claims in death, not proved but claimed.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/gardasil.html

http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/statisticsreports.html#Claims


24 posted on 09/17/2011 12:18:36 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

well obviously there can be no problem with a drug worth billions then, cause their lawyers say so


25 posted on 09/17/2011 12:20:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PieterCasparzen
"Crazy" Bachmann will wind up being proven correct.

She may be. Check this out.

Gardasil Death & Brain Damage: A National Tragedy

26 posted on 09/17/2011 12:21:34 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Netizen
they pushed it on India

Vague (they)) and biased (pushed).

27 posted on 09/17/2011 12:22:37 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: driftdiver

I’m still waiting for the REAL work that Bachmann can put up against Perry’s record. Not hyperbole. ACTUAL Legislation that is NOW LAW.


28 posted on 09/17/2011 12:22:57 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: driftdiver

Not what I said. There are some problems with nearly every drug. Some adverse reaction are mild, some lead to death.

That is the case with more than one of our current vaccines.

I don’t care what their lawyers claim, I linked to the claims of people filing against them.


29 posted on 09/17/2011 12:24:55 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Marty62

So you’re ok with someone supporting illegal immigration because it means they’ve accomplished something.

comrade, well done


30 posted on 09/17/2011 12:27:38 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Netizen
they pushed it on India

Vague (they)) and biased (pushed).

31 posted on 09/17/2011 12:31:21 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: driftdiver

You are accidentally stupid or intentionally misleading. (lying)


32 posted on 09/17/2011 12:35:54 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: driftdiver

Read #14.
I’m still waiting for someone4 to prove to me tha Bachmann has done anything other than run for Prez.


33 posted on 09/17/2011 12:36:21 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: ontap

‘Any medicine will have bad effects for a tiny minority of patients’

As Mr. Spock said, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”


34 posted on 09/17/2011 12:38:09 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: freedumb2003
A Quick search brought up these links pertaining to a couple of countries, there are others.

India has suspended the use of HPV Gardasil vaccines due to deaths

This one has some vids near the bottom

ALMOST 500 girls have had adverse reactions such as seizures, rashes and paralysis after taking cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil in Australia since it was released in April.

But Allie wasn't alone. Jade Foreman, 15, is another of the 496 young women who have reported having adverse reactions to the vaccine. "I woke up one morning and tried to stand up and I couldn't put pressure on my legs, I had funny feelings in my legs," Jade said.

35 posted on 09/17/2011 12:41:33 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: thackney

From your link

Deaths

As of June 22, 2011 there have been a total 68 VAERS reports of death among those who have received Gardasil® . There were 54 reports among females, 3 were among males, and 11 were reports of unknown gender. Thirty two of the total death reports have been confirmed and 36 remain unconfirmed due to no identifiable patient information in the report such as a name and contact information to confirm the report.

And these deaths are just in the states. See #35


36 posted on 09/17/2011 12:50:33 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: elk
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37 posted on 09/17/2011 12:51:05 PM PDT by ontap
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To: indylindy

And who is your dream candidate??


38 posted on 09/17/2011 12:57:37 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Marty62

Your question is far to reasonable for you to expect an answer!!


39 posted on 09/17/2011 1:01:04 PM PDT by ontap
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To: lonestar
They (Merck) and yeah pushed is that clearer?

Merck’s marketing push for mandatory vaccination also backfired (see here and here). But ongoing media reports and anecdotal stories about adverse events persist. And so the FDA offered what it calls a listening session with officials from Center of Biologics Evaluation and Research and the Office of Special Health Issues."

40 posted on 09/17/2011 1:01:51 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: ontap

I don’t know, but it ain’t Perry.

He is a nightmare waiting to happen.


41 posted on 09/17/2011 1:02:43 PM PDT by dforest
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To: thackney

You are clouding the issue with facts...that is looked down upon by some here!!!


42 posted on 09/17/2011 1:05:41 PM PDT by ontap
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To: indylindy

And if he is nominated what do you intend to do!!!


43 posted on 09/17/2011 1:07:18 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Marty62
I’m still waiting for someone4 to prove to me tha Bachmann has done anything other than run for Prez.

It's easy for you to look up her Congressional record if you want to.

It's public, it's on the internet, for anyone to see who wants to find out about what she supported what she was against, what she said on the House floor.
44 posted on 09/17/2011 1:17:49 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: ontap

I will vote against Obama and feel awful because we have once again blown it.


45 posted on 09/17/2011 1:24:40 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Netizen
The other day I read an article that they pushed it on India and after x amount of deaths India stopped giving the shot.

This is about India.

Merck’s marketing push for mandatory vaccination also backfired (see here and here). But ongoing media reports and anecdotal stories about adverse events persist. And so the FDA offered what it calls a listening session with officials from Center of Biologics Evaluation and Research and the Office of Special Health Issues."

This doesn't seem to be about India.

46 posted on 09/17/2011 1:29:37 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: indylindy

Well....you are pretty much in the sam,e boat we all are in...there is not now and won’t be a perfect candidate....we eventually will have to hold our noses and vote. The but whoever beats Zero will be a vast improvment...even GAG Roooomney.


47 posted on 09/17/2011 1:41:17 PM PDT by ontap
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To: All

Alexis Wolf...

http://www.koat.com/news/23190530/detail.html#ixzz1Y8GsC0tB

Comments from Cynthia A. Janak...

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/janak/110917

A very informative article from lewrockwell.com (a must read, IMHO, to start to get a handle on the reality of Gardasil and HPV) ...

http://lewrockwell.com/mercola/mercola146.html


48 posted on 09/17/2011 1:45:40 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: Netizen

VAERS reports are not indivisual cases.

VAERS systems, in an attempt to make sure no case is missed, allows anyone to report. The result of that is when there is a concern of an extreme reaction, like death, the doctor reports it, individuals nurses report it, family members report it. Each individual report is logged individually.

You have to look at the data after duplicate reports have been combined to define which are unique cases. Raw VAERS reports are not indicative of individual events.

Also realize the initial reports have no evaluation of cause-effect. You can die in a from the flue after the way home from the vaccination for HPV and someone can file a VAERS report. The claim will never go away but remained linked to the initial report.

From their web site:

http://vaers.hhs.gov/data/index

VAERS data contains coincidental events and those truly caused by vaccines.

VAERS is a passive reporting system, meaning that reports about adverse events are not automatically collected, but require a report to be filed to VAERS. VAERS reports can be submitted voluntarily by anyone, including healthcare providers, patients, or family members. Reports vary in quality and completeness. They often lack details and sometimes can have information that contains errors.

A report to VAERS generally does not prove that the identified vaccine(s) caused the adverse event described. It only confirms that the reported event occurred sometime after vaccine was given. No proof that the event was caused by the vaccine is required in order for VAERS to accept the report. VAERS accepts all reports without judging whether the event was caused by the vaccine.


49 posted on 09/17/2011 1:49:42 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Netizen

Also interesting that you didn’t include the rest of the paragraph where those reports of deaths were evaluated.

Thirty two of the total death reports have been confirmed and 36 remain unconfirmed due to no identifiable patient information in the report such as a name and contact information to confirm the report.

In the 32 reports confirmed, there was no unusual pattern or clustering to the deaths that would suggest that they were caused by the vaccine and some reports indicated a cause of death unrelated to vaccination.


50 posted on 09/17/2011 1:53:42 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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