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EIGHT DEATHS LINKED TO LABOURíS NEW SEX JAB FOR SCHOOLGIRLS (thousands suffer side effects)
Daily Express ^ | October 28, 2007

Posted on 10/29/2007 5:50:52 AM PDT by NYer

EIGHT deaths have been linked to the cervical cancer jab which will be given to every 12-year-old girl in Britain under Government plans announced last week. Doctors suspect the jab, which protects against a sexually transmitted human papilloma virus that causes the cancer, may be implicated in 3,461 adverse reactions, including paralysis and seizures.


Last week Health Secretary Alan Johnson revealed plans to vaccinate all girls aged between 12 and 13 to cut Britain’s death rate from the disease. He said: “Prevention is better than cure and this vaccine will prevent many women from catching the virus in the first place.” 


However, reports from the US, where the Gardasil vaccine has been used for nearly a year in some states, reveal that eight victims died soon after receiving it. The victims, aged from as young as 11 to 22, suffered blood clots or heart attacks. 


Thousands of side effects have also been linked, many serious. These include 15 cases of paralysis and 239 cases of temporary loss of consciousness. Other suspected reactions include convulsions and numbness.  In one case Jessica Vega, 14, from Gardnerville, California, became paralysed from the knees down after a booster shot of Gardasil in May. 


Jessica, who has two older brothers and enjoys horse-riding and 

football, had been sitting in a school lesson and started feeling weak. 


She could barely walk to the car by the end of the day and late that 

afternoon she was rushed to hospital. “I was getting weak, it felt weird to walk and to open the car door,” she said. 


Although the cause has not been officially determined, her paralysis is a known and rare side effect of the vaccine and doctors have indicated this may be the cause. 


In June, Shannon Nelson, 18, an athlete and artist from Chicago, received Gardasil with vaccines against meningitis and chickenpox. Within days she developed tingling, numbness and muscle weakness. 


Her symptoms worsened and weeks later she could barely walk or raise her arms. She became paralysed on July 5. The paralysis lasted for two months and she is still recovering. “I couldn’t sit up in bed, I could not lift up my arms,” she said. 


Of 42 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 18 have been reported to have experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to foetal abnormalities.


The reports, mostly made by doctors and other health professionals,  were logged with the US Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, co-sponsored by the powerful Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Back in Britain, Jackie Fletcher, of Warrington, is the founder of Jabs, a support group for parents who believe their children have been damaged by vaccines. 


She said: “We’re talking about a new vaccine. It has been used in the States and already there are reports of deaths and serious reactions. 

“There are too many uncertainties. The vaccine should not be used until all these reports have been properly investigated and it’s been shown to be safe over long-term trials.”


She said a safer alternative would be to give smear tests, which pick up early signs of cervical cancer. 

Dr John Oakley, a west Midlands GP, said the trials for Gardasil had been so limited that the children 

taking it would be like “guinea-pigs”. 


Gardasil, which costs £300 a dose, was approved for use in the US in June 2006 and since then has been in widespread use throughout America. 


Tom Fitton, head of US health lobby group Judicial Watch, said: “The adverse event reports on the HPV vaccine reads like a catalogue of horrors. Any state or local government now beset by lobbying campaigns to mandate this vaccine for young girls ought to take a look at these adverse health reports. It looks as if an unproven vaccine with dangerous side effects is being pushed as a miracle drug.”


Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women in Britain, killing more than 1,120 every year. The UK vaccine programme is scheduled to begin next September for all girls up to the age of 18.


“We need to make the NHS a service that prevents ill-health and prioritises keeping people well,” said Mr Johnson. 


A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said long-term safety trials had shown Gardasil was safe. 


She said: “Given that this vaccine will save the lives of around 400 women each year and, in the absence of any scientific evidence that points to safety concerns, it would be irresponsible to raise inappropriate public fears over vaccine safety.”


Nicholas Kitchin, medical director of Sanofi Pasteur MSD, which manufactures the vaccine, said: “There is no good evidence to show the events were linked with the vaccine. “Some of the reports are not even valid. Over 13 million doses have been distributed worldwide and extensive monitoring has shown it to be safe.” 


He said just because someone suffered a symptom after a vaccine, it did not necessarily mean it was to blame. Prelicence trials and monitoring had shown the vaccine to be “relatively safe” with side effects that were mostly “mild and self-limiting”.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: abstinenceplus; cancer; cervical; gardasil; healthypeople2010; merck; std; vaccination
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1 posted on 10/29/2007 5:50:55 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Anyone remember the “swine flu”, where more people dropped dead from the injection than from the flu?


2 posted on 10/29/2007 5:55:27 AM PDT by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: NYer

It’s sick the way they are pushing this on young girls. I am taking classes at the local college & when I bought books at the bookstore - the plastic bag they gave them to me in was advertising Gardisil.


3 posted on 10/29/2007 5:58:18 AM PDT by alicewonders (Duncan Hunter needs to be our next Secretary of Defense.)
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To: NYer
Nicholas Kitchin, medical director of Sanofi Pasteur MSD, which manufactures the vaccine, said: “There is no good evidence to show the events were linked with the vaccine. “Some of the reports are not even valid. Over 13 million doses have been distributed worldwide and extensive monitoring has shown it to be safe.”

Great. You take three doses of it then, Nicholas. You're as likely to contract and transmit HPV as anyone.

4 posted on 10/29/2007 5:59:50 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Moonshine and bloodshed," said Newman. "A murder by moonlight," laughed Madame de Bellegarde.)
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To: 50sDad
Anyone remember the “swine flu”, where more people dropped dead from the injection than from the flu?

I sure do. I remember my WHOLE family lining up to get their vaccines - and I was the only hold-out. I've been suspicious of the government from way back.

5 posted on 10/29/2007 6:00:24 AM PDT by alicewonders (Duncan Hunter needs to be our next Secretary of Defense.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Bad idea for your daughters ping.


6 posted on 10/29/2007 6:02:46 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Objects in vehicle are better armed than they appear...)
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To: NYer; Gabz

Pingeroo.


7 posted on 10/29/2007 6:06:41 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: NYer
It is nothing less than pure tyranny to force and entire population of young women to be vaccinated against a disease that is substantially behavior-transmitted. It is the embodiment of the acme of liberal-denial in the form of government policy: the belief that law, policy and medical technology can negate the compelling necessity of personal moral values.

The young women who will suffer and in some cases die are just as much victims of libertine sexual behavior, as the three thousand Canadians who died as a result of receiving blood tainted with HIV from the Canadian Red Cross.

This is apart from the direct and indirect costs of these policies that are imposed on the ever-compliant taxpayers by the implied threat of the tax man’s armed collection agents.

8 posted on 10/29/2007 6:10:46 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: NYer
An inoculation is a “jab” in England? Cute.
9 posted on 10/29/2007 6:13:32 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Well, we call it a “shot” in the U.S.


10 posted on 10/29/2007 6:14:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Moonshine and bloodshed," said Newman. "A murder by moonlight," laughed Madame de Bellegarde.)
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To: wagglebee

Ping!


11 posted on 10/29/2007 6:16:28 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: wagglebee

Ping!


12 posted on 10/29/2007 6:16:28 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: NYer

Wonderful.......

....you’d a thunk someone would have checked out the safety of the drug before force feeding it to a nation. Ah but that would go against the great leftist nanny-state paradigm.


13 posted on 10/29/2007 6:20:28 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: 50sDad
Anyone remember the “swine flu”, where more people dropped dead from the injection than from the flu?

Indeed I do!

Ever noticed the irony in the fact that those who grew up in the 50s, cut their baby teeth on cribs painted with lead base paint, swung around asbestos coated posts in the basement, helped dad spray the garden with DDT, survived measles, german measles and chickenpox. Yet today, 'modern' medicine insists that children be vaccinated against just about any disease. It's just nuts.

14 posted on 10/29/2007 6:22:12 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: NYer

Is this the shot series that cost $600.00 in the US?

Hmm... Take a series of shots that MAY prevent two of the 15 or so types of infections and never know if it worked, only if it didn’t. And the side effects...


15 posted on 10/29/2007 6:22:17 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Energy plan: Build refineries and nuke plants, drill for our oil, mine our coal.)
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To: NYer
Remember Perry tried to push this on Texas after a bribe.
16 posted on 10/29/2007 6:27:28 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: theBuckwheat
a disease that is substantially behavior-transmitted

Behaviorally-transmitted, yes. The problem is that the person who ends up with cervical cancer might NOT have been the person engaging in risky behavior.

Consider the girl/woman who remains a virgin until her marriage and is 100% faithful to her husband ... the husband that she is unaware is regularly cheating on her, sleeping with any number of 'hookups' and prostitutes. When she ends up contracting HPV and cervical cancer, did she get what was coming to her?

Should the vaccine be forced upon those who do not want it? No, I don't think it should. That is because we live in a theoretically free country, though, not because the vaccine is supposed to protect from a behaviorally-transmitted disease. Things aren't always that black and white.

17 posted on 10/29/2007 6:28:25 AM PDT by ccmovrwc
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To: NYer

Have you heard some of the latest studies say that the manic way we “protect” kids from sunburn today (SPF 45, etc.) is actually causing other cancers down the line, because now people aren’t getting enough of the anti-oxident Vitimin D...which is created in the human system by exposure to sunlight?


18 posted on 10/29/2007 6:28:55 AM PDT by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: NYer
What To Do About HPV?
19 posted on 10/29/2007 6:31:25 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: NYer

They just had to force this on the public. For money and power; not to protect health.


20 posted on 10/29/2007 6:32:06 AM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: freekitty

They should jail the people including elected officials who pushed this on the public.


21 posted on 10/29/2007 6:32:38 AM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: alicewonders
I am taking classes at the local college & when I bought books at the bookstore - the plastic bag they gave them to me in was advertising Gardisil.

Were they commercial advert bags (usually supplied by the drug company) or local, college notices? If the former, then this whole thing is just a push by the drug companies to sell their product. Fear is a great motivator, but a fatal side effect is an even greater one.........

22 posted on 10/29/2007 6:33:56 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we have consensus.......)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Remember Perry tried to push this on Texas after a bribe.

Remember Texans telling Perry to kiss their grits?

LOL!

(I even received a nice reply letter from the Texas Attorney General's office.)

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BTW- One of my ancestors was at the first San Jacinto....I'll be happy to join you at the second. ;-)

23 posted on 10/29/2007 6:35:26 AM PDT by MamaTexan (** I am NOT a legal, political or administrative 'entity', nor am I a ~person~ as created by law **)
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To: mewzilla

That’s a very informative article.


24 posted on 10/29/2007 6:35:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Moonshine and bloodshed," said Newman. "A murder by moonlight," laughed Madame de Bellegarde.)
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To: NYer

Just goes to show that the best vaccine is abstinence.


25 posted on 10/29/2007 6:36:00 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Tax-chick
Well, we call it a “shot” in the U.S.

I'd rather get "jabbed" than "shot"....At least they don't call it a "prick"...............

26 posted on 10/29/2007 6:37:21 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

A prick is when they stick a lancet into your finger to take a blood sample.


27 posted on 10/29/2007 6:38:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Moonshine and bloodshed," said Newman. "A murder by moonlight," laughed Madame de Bellegarde.)
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To: Vanders9
Just goes to show that the best vaccine is abstinence.

You mean you can't get it off a toilet seat?.......;^)

28 posted on 10/29/2007 6:39:34 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

I didn’t notice. But you are right - the pharmaceuticals are the ones pushing this the most - it’s all about the money with them.

What I find ironic is that you keep seeing these public service ads that proclaim that breast-feeding your baby protects him against a lot of allergies, diseases, etc. They also have all of these vaccines that children have to take now. I would say that MOST mothers breast-feed these days - probably more than did when my mother had me - but, correct me if I’m wrong - isn’t the incidence of asthma, allergies (such as peanut butter, wheat, etc) and autism actually GOING UP?

It makes you wonder.


29 posted on 10/29/2007 6:40:53 AM PDT by alicewonders (Duncan Hunter needs to be our next Secretary of Defense.)
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To: Tax-chick

If you do that for a living, are you Sir Lance-a-Lot?........


30 posted on 10/29/2007 6:41:07 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

*snicker*


31 posted on 10/29/2007 6:43:44 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Moonshine and bloodshed," said Newman. "A murder by moonlight," laughed Madame de Bellegarde.)
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To: NYer

More nanny state bullhockey.


32 posted on 10/29/2007 6:47:03 AM PDT by wastedyears (A cosmic castaway)
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To: Tax-chick
That’s a very informative article.

I thought so, too. I ran across that article in my dentist's office, but I hope a lot of folks see it.

33 posted on 10/29/2007 6:50:10 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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“...suffered blood clots or heart attacks.”

The blood-clots are causing various neurological symptoms based upon exactly where in the brain they lodge, causing minor or major cerebral infarcts.....strokes, in plain english.


34 posted on 10/29/2007 6:54:14 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Vanders9

Abstinence doesn’t work well in marriage. Only if both parties to a marriage have remained abstinent can one be protected from this. I have gotten my daughters this vaccination, with no side effects. I just don’t want to trust that their future husbands are 100% truthful about their past.

My wife’s best friend from high school died at 32 from cervical cancer. She was a beautiful girl with 2 year old twins, and a 6 year old. Watching her struggle and eventually die this horrible death has changed my perspective tremendously. I told the girls that it protected them from getting one type of cancer and that is all they need to know.

I don’t think this vaccine should be forced on everyone. However, I take comfort that one risk (out of many) has been eliminated for my girls.


35 posted on 10/29/2007 6:57:59 AM PDT by ga medic
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To: Red Badger

Wouldn’t that be ironic!


36 posted on 10/29/2007 7:01:31 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: NYer

I believe the girls should be human papilloma virus tested first, if antibodies have all ready been produced in the body, an injection of virus protein particles may actually induce an anaphylactic type reaction!


37 posted on 10/29/2007 7:03:24 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: ga medic
I just don’t want to trust that their future husbands are 100% truthful about their past.

I wouldn't, either. However, you might want to check the article Mewzilla linked at #19. There's no telling how long the vaccine is effective, so your daughters will need to be aware of its potential lapse of protection at some point.

38 posted on 10/29/2007 7:03:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Moonshine and bloodshed," said Newman. "A murder by moonlight," laughed Madame de Bellegarde.)
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To: NYer

btt


39 posted on 10/29/2007 7:09:16 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: ga medic

And don’t forget they’ll still need annual Pap tests, once they’re married. The vaccine, even if it lasts, does not protect against all causes of cervical cancer. (Pap tests with prompt follow-up treatment would almost certainly have prevented your wife’s friend’s tragic death.)


40 posted on 10/29/2007 7:24:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Moonshine and bloodshed," said Newman. "A murder by moonlight," laughed Madame de Bellegarde.)
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To: alicewonders
the plastic bag they gave them to me in was advertising Gardisil

Call me foolish, but I think that it's a bad idea to get shot up with any vaccine that needs to be advertised. Heck, you can't turn on the TV at night without seeing that insipid "One Less" commercial.

41 posted on 10/29/2007 7:32:48 AM PDT by wbill
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What I find ironic is that you keep seeing these public service ads that proclaim that breast-feeding your baby protects him against a lot of allergies, diseases, etc.

While I'm not one of those zealots from "La Leche League", I can say that Mrs. Wbill breastfed junior for a year, and it was almost 18 months before he got his 1st cold. The boy is healthy as a horse. Mrs. Wbill also liked breastfeeding because it melted off the pregnancy weight.

Just sayin'... What I saw, worked.

42 posted on 10/29/2007 7:35:44 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Tax-chick

I will keep that in mind. Thanks.


43 posted on 10/29/2007 7:38:37 AM PDT by ga medic
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To: ga medic

You’re welcome. I’ve got three daughters, myself, and I’m a woman, too :-). I think this vaccine has the potential to be helpful, but people have got to be informed about its limits, as well as the potential risks of the vaccine itself.


44 posted on 10/29/2007 7:42:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Moonshine and bloodshed," said Newman. "A murder by moonlight," laughed Madame de Bellegarde.)
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To: NYer

Everyone needs to read the following story. Very little press, but big-time problem. The company is Merck, who also make Gardasil.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/24/AR2007102402514_pf.html

South African AIDS researchers have begun warning hundreds of volunteers that a highly touted experimental vaccine they received in recent months might make them more, not less, likely to contract HIV in the midst of one of the world’s most rampant epidemics.

The move stems from the discovery last month that an AIDS vaccine developed by Merck & Co. might have led to more infections than it averted among study subjects in the United States and other countries. Among those who received at least two doses of the vaccine, 19 contracted HIV compared with 11 of those given placebos.

Researchers shut down the trial on the grounds that the vaccine was proving ineffective, but the surge in infection among vaccinated volunteers prompted intense scientific debate and anxiety among researchers. The failure of the Merck vaccine is the latest in a series of disappointing results for research projects aimed at curbing AIDS.

“This is my worst nightmare,” said Glenda Gray, the lead South Africa investigator for the vaccine study. “I haven’t slept for days. I have a headache. I’m ready to resign from trials for the rest of my life.”


45 posted on 10/29/2007 7:44:07 AM PDT by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: Tax-chick

Actually, she received annual exams, which had produced abnormal results for 2 or three years prior to the official diagnosis. She had precancerous lesions on the cervix that were removed each time. The real cancer was endocervical, which the doctors didn’t see until it was too late. This was 10 years ago, and there are now more advanced diagnostic procedures. Something to keep in mind if Pap test results are repeatedly abnormal.


46 posted on 10/29/2007 7:46:09 AM PDT by ga medic
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To: ga medic

Thanks, that’s informative.


47 posted on 10/29/2007 7:48:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Moonshine and bloodshed," said Newman. "A murder by moonlight," laughed Madame de Bellegarde.)
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To: ccmovrwc
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Behaviorally-transmitted, yes. The problem is that the person who ends up with cervical cancer might NOT have been the person engaging in risky behavior.
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But your example proves my point. I did not write about risky behavior on the part of women only. Your example proves the necessity of a single standard of moral behavior for both sexes. I would also point out that your example requires a less-than honest groom.

Case law is full of successful lawsuits where the seller of a major item such as a house or used car failed to disclose a “material defect”.

If a man asks a woman to marry him and yet fails to take the necessary steps to protect her health, what kind of person is he? We cannot impose tyranny on the universe of women because some women are careless in choosing with whom they copulate or under what circumstances.

Yet in today’s world of libertine sexual expression, no government law is going to stop random copulation. Those who enjoy the activity have grown sufficiently in number to demand that government minimizes the consequences of this lifestyle. Before this era, libertines were just able to repeat that law cannot impose morality. Now they are attempting to use law to negate the consequences of immorality. It is just as futile.

This also proves the creeping tyranny of government involvement in health care because a substantial basis for passing this horrid imposition is that government ends up paying the health care costs of the disease. Hello? Is anyone home here? Nothing stops people from buying the protection they think is appropriate. I don’t intend on getting a flu vaccination because I am not exposed to the risk of getting the disease. I do choose to purchase vaccinations for other diseases that I am exposed to.

I consider enforced vaccinations such as this program as nothing less than assault on citizens under the color of law.

48 posted on 10/29/2007 8:05:24 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: khnyny
I rad an article in this month's issue of Skeptic magazine about the origin of the AIDs virus. It is found in monkeys and the question is how did it come to infect humans ?

They interveiwed some highly trained boilogists who were convinced that it has passed into humans through a batch of polio virus manufactured in Africa on contaminated chimpanzee kidneys, which was then used to innoculate the local population in the late 1950's.

The AIDS epidemic in Africa began in the exact areas that received this vaccine.

49 posted on 10/29/2007 8:45:02 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: khnyny; Tax-chick

Thank you for posting the information and link to the original Washington Post story. Was this ever posted as a thread to FR?


50 posted on 10/29/2007 9:16:00 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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