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UN Wants Billions for STD Vaccination Scheme
C-FAM ^ | 5-5-11 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.

Posted on 05/05/2011 12:43:42 PM PDT by mlizzy

NEW YORK, May 5 (C-FAM) The UN is about to ask governments to fund the vaccination of every girl in the world against the sexually transmitted disease HPV, human papillomavirus. The controversial campaign could cost as much as $300 per person, totaling billions.

Dignitaries who launched the campaign at the UN in mid-April included a prominent African first lady, leaders from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the American Cancer Society, and the contraceptives manufacturer PATH.

UNFPA and PATH want donor nations to buy the vaccine at $14 per shot. Three shots are required over a period of six months, totaling $42, and the treatment is only good for five years. Seven treatments would be required to cover each woman’s reproductive lifetime.

Advocates warned the assembly that the idea would be contentious. Casting the campaign as an effort to eradicate cervical cancer rather than a massive vaccination program against a sexually transmitted disease will help steer clear of political resistance, they said.

One advocate advised the dignitaries that when they are asked why children should be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease, the UN should use the precedent of infant vaccinations against Hepatitis B.

When American local governments tried to mandate inoculation of school girls against HPV several years ago, popular outcry quashed the initiatives.

While none of the UN speakers addressed the issue, cervical cancer is caused by HPV infection, which is spread through sexual contact. The panel lamented a dramatic increase in the cancer in the developing world, but were less clear on the reasons for its rise, sidestepping issues of sexual behavior and focusing instead on gaining political will to fund the vaccination program.

Of the half million new cases of cervical cancer each year, more than half of the patients die, usually because they did not know they had the disease until it had reached advanced stages.

UNFPA deputy executive director Purnima Mane said UNFPA would spearhead the campaign. If approved by UN member states, UNFPA stands to receive a significant boost in funding, given the fact that there are billions of women and girls who would require the $42 treatment every five years.

The funding would reverse a decline in donations for international population programs, which have fallen from a high in 2008 due to the global economic downturn and plummeting global fertility rates. The Obama administration had to marginally cut UNFPA funding for 2011 during budget battles with U.S. lawmakers, but promised to increase it to $50 million in 2012. PATH likewise received $50 million, about a fifth of its funding, from the U.S. government in 2009.

Critics are concerned that the vaccination scheme will subsume the fight against cancer into the already well-funded reproductive rights agenda at the UN. They warn that because UNFPA aggressively promotes “sexual rights” for minors, the effort will not address sexual behavior or parental rights regarding medical decisions and could lead to an increase of the disease rather than its cure.

UN member states will deliberate the issue September 19th and 20th at the UN High Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: hpv; std
Dear Lord, help US.
1 posted on 05/05/2011 12:43:59 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

why do you hate women and chillrun?


2 posted on 05/05/2011 12:45:24 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: mlizzy

Hey UN, get the f’n money from China. They are holding 2.3 trillion of ours.


3 posted on 05/05/2011 12:45:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and Ford trucks)
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To: mlizzy

About 10% of that money would actually get spent on vaccine.


4 posted on 05/05/2011 12:47:25 PM PDT by Spok
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To: mlizzy

So they got tired of other nonsense issues such as “climate change” funding and now they turn to another cash cow...


5 posted on 05/05/2011 12:47:45 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: mlizzy
Yeah and these folks want ice water...

6 posted on 05/05/2011 12:49:32 PM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: mlizzy

I am sure Big Pharma was expecting some pay back for supporting the Health Care Reform Act.


7 posted on 05/05/2011 12:50:07 PM PDT by buckalfa (Confused and Bewildered With a Glass Half Empty)
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To: mlizzy

Propose vaccinating boys, since women generally aren’t contracting HPV from one another. Any chance that men could be affected will stop the effort cold.


8 posted on 05/05/2011 12:51:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick (We learned to be cool from you, JP2.)
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To: Spok
About 10% of that money would actually get spent on vaccine.

Exactly. Roughly the same percentage of the stimulus money that got spent on stimulus rather than political favoritism.

9 posted on 05/05/2011 12:52:45 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Tax-chick

You beat me to it!!!!


10 posted on 05/05/2011 12:55:50 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Tax-chick
Propose vaccinating boys, since women generally aren’t contracting HPV from one another. Any chance that men could be affected will stop the effort cold.
Very interesting, and I'm sure you're right.
11 posted on 05/05/2011 12:59:31 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Gabz

“Sell it as a way to eradicate anal and oral cancers among men who will boink *anything* including the water buffalo ...” and (just as a side benefit) prevent some infections among women.


12 posted on 05/05/2011 1:00:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick (We learned to be cool from you, JP2.)
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To: Tax-chick
My understanding is that the vaccination doesn't even cover all strains of HPV, just a couple of them.

Thus, evenually, we'll wind up back exactly where we are today. Instead of strains W, X, Y, and Z infecting a large percentage of the populace, Strains Y and Z just will expand to cover the new gap.

"But, but, but...if it can help, 'just a little', isn't it worthwhile?" In this case, I'd say "what's the difference?". The end result will be the same, people will have wasted an enormous amount of effort to no gain, and, I'd imagine that human behavior being what it is, the 'non resistant' strains will spread like wildfire, since people think that they're "covered".

Wonder what the law of unintended consequences will bring to this particular party? What if strains W and X didn't cause cancer, but Y and Z did?

I agree with you (I think), this is a bad idea all-around.

13 posted on 05/05/2011 1:07:32 PM PDT by wbill
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To: mlizzy; ExTexasRedhead; blackie; LucyT
Dear Lord, help US.

Big pharma is surgically embedded in Washington DC politics. Extracting it and the financial roots it's wrapped around politicians is, IMHO, one of the primary "active" players in America's debt fiasco.

Toyota 52 deaths, Gardasil 49. Toyota recalled

Gardasil causes 400 percent more deaths than other common vaccine

CDC to STD vaccine maker: 'Back off'

Death toll linked to Gardasil vaccine rises

Gardasil deaths (NZ list with photos)

Sen. Harry Reid key player in Big Pharma's control over Washington

Last summer, Billy Tauzin, then President of the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), visited the White House to work out a deal on the health care bill. Mind you, PhRMA is the largest single-industry lobbying group in the nation. According to reports, he negotiated with government officials to make sure all existing drug industry favors would remain intact in any proposed health care legislation.

But this wasn't all. Tauzin was able to convince Democrat politicians -- many of the same ones who promised during the Obama campaign to rid Washington of special interest control -- to add to the bill additional drug industry perks including subsidies, mandates, and a complete monopoly on complex drugs that will last 12 years. So much for transparency and reform, huh?

14 posted on 05/05/2011 1:10:22 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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15 posted on 05/05/2011 1:10:38 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: mlizzy

Couldn’t they BUILD a local factory and MAKE the product at local wages for about 3 cents each?

i think the only way to help a country with money is to build roads and bridges- hire people locally to build them , ship in the equipment and management

slowly build up towns, stores, homes, the people building things get the wages and then pay for the houses when the items are sold... it seems like it would be self sustaining once you bring in the intial equipment

handouts only put the current farmers out of work


16 posted on 05/05/2011 1:11:27 PM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: Tax-chick

Now THAT is funny!!!!!


17 posted on 05/05/2011 1:14:38 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: MamaDearest

It’s astounding what they can get away with, isn’t it?

Of course the first reaction of liberals when I refused to subject my daughter to this vaccine was that I was some sort of religious fanatic who denied the possibility of my child ever having sex.

Sorry about their idiocy, but I refused it because of the lack of science there is to back up its efficacy. Our GP agreed with me and was impressed with my knowledge about Gardisil.


18 posted on 05/05/2011 1:22:49 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: wbill

Yes, it is a bad idea all around, and I agree with the poster who observed that only a tiny fraction of whatever was spent would actually contribute to vaccination, so that even if the vaccine were incredibly effective, it would reach only a small portion of the most needy population.

A much better value would be getting more Africans to accept polio and tetanus vaccines.


19 posted on 05/05/2011 1:26:32 PM PDT by Tax-chick (We learned to be cool from you, JP2.)
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To: Tax-chick
A much better value would be getting more Africans to accept polio and tetanus vaccines.

Better yet, bring back DDT.

20 posted on 05/05/2011 1:29:01 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: mlizzy
Another request for funds for a UN sponsored boondoggle.

The Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines are ineffective. This is from Dr. Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix.

The original article I read was from The Bulletin (Philadelphia) but cannot access it anymore. Here it is from another source.

From the article:

Dr. Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, said the controversial drugs will do little to reduce cervical cancer rates and, even though they’re being recommended for girls as young as nine, there have been no efficacy trials in children under the age of 15.

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Dr. Harper began her remarks by explaining that 70 percent of all HPV infections resolve themselves without treatment within a year. Within two years, the number climbs to 90 percent. Of the remaining 10 percent of HPV infections, only half will develop into cervical cancer, which leaves little need for the vaccine.

She went on to surprise the audience by stating that the incidence of cervical cancer in the U.S. is already so low that “even if we get the vaccine and continue PAP screening, we will not lower the rate of cervical cancer in the US.”

21 posted on 05/05/2011 1:32:30 PM PDT by SlaveNoMore
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To: MamaDearest
Thank you very much for putting up those links. I've read several, if not all, of those cases previously regarding Gardasil, and it's heartbreaking. Long ago I promised myself I was going to die healthy :), and as of today (knock on wood!), I'm off ALL pharmaceuticals.

The Town of Allopath.

(I do realize some people need chemicals to assist with their health, but so many issues can be handled holistically as well.)
22 posted on 05/05/2011 1:34:41 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Gabz

DDT was alleged to bring about weakening of birds’ eggs in the wild (maybe it did so by way of cutting down the amount of bugs available for the birds to eat), but what that has to do with a ban on using DDT inside human habitable structures, where birds normally never go, is a puzzle to me.


23 posted on 05/05/2011 1:34:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: mlizzy

Homeopaths would give thirsty people glasses of dust.


24 posted on 05/05/2011 1:35:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: MamaDearest

25 posted on 05/05/2011 1:37:28 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: mlizzy

Go to Hulu and watch an episode of “Stargate SG-1” that YOU NEED TO SEE. It’s free to watch, doesn’t require membership.

“2001”, Season 5, Episode 10
http://www.hulu.com/watch/80879/stargate-sg-1-2001

“SG-1 visits an agricultural planet (P3A-194) inhabited by the Volians, who introduce them to their more technologically advanced allies, the Aschen, who propose an alliance with Earth.”

Pay close attention to what happened to the Volians.


26 posted on 05/05/2011 1:37:53 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Homeopaths would give thirsty people glasses of dust.
Probably more like bottled water, but maybe you've had a bad experience?
27 posted on 05/05/2011 1:47:55 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I never thought of the bug/diet connection, which is a thought. I do agree with you that it’s indoor use ban makes no sense.

Of course that really has nothing to do with the topic of this thread........or does it?

As often is the case with such sweeping desires by groups such as the UN (ugh) the unintended consequences are often far worse than the perceived good. The ban on DDT is the perfect example of that. So a couple of birds’ eggs were saved, but how many have died of malaria since the ban?

The side effects of Gardisil are nothing to sneeze about.


28 posted on 05/05/2011 1:50:35 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: mlizzy

Defund ALL collectives. Defund the UNaccountable bureaucrats. FUN.


29 posted on 05/05/2011 1:52:20 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Gabz; wbill
Better yet, bring back DDT.

That, too. And distribute Oral Rehydration Salts to reduce childhood mortality from intestinal illnesses. Better distribution of antibiotics. Better sanitation.

There are many more effective and more efficient ways to improve life expectancy for Africans, if that were the goal. I think we can assume that's a peripheral goal of this proposal.

30 posted on 05/05/2011 1:52:38 PM PDT by Tax-chick (We learned to be cool from you, JP2.)
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To: Tax-chick

With all the child raping UN ‘peacekeepers’ are known to do, it’s probably part of their annual enrollment for health benefits.


31 posted on 05/05/2011 2:05:08 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: mlizzy
Let's not forget the hepatitis B vaccine for little male infants. It is a potentially a dangerous vaccine to give to infants and it helps protect child molestors from discovery: STD vaccinations aid global sex traffic?
32 posted on 05/05/2011 2:11:26 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Good point.


33 posted on 05/05/2011 2:12:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick (We learned to be cool from you, JP2.)
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To: Stepan12

Thank you for that link!


34 posted on 05/05/2011 2:33:33 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Tax-chick

Fat chance.

Peripheral goal is about it when it comes to life expectancy. The only goal here is more money and control. Our money and control over us.


35 posted on 05/05/2011 2:36:46 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: mlizzy
...and as of today (knock on wood!), I'm off ALL pharmaceuticals.

Years ago I worked for one of the recognizable large pharma companies. At the time they were divesting themself of non-pharma companies in which they had ownership or partial ownership (at that time it included cosmetics). Their tentacles are large. Sending you a FReepmail. I take one prescription med, but it was pre-surgical necessity and I'll be weaning myself off of it.

36 posted on 05/05/2011 2:41:21 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: mlizzy
...and as of today (knock on wood!), I'm off ALL pharmaceuticals.

Years ago I worked for one of the recognizable large pharma companies. At the time they were divesting themself of non-pharma companies in which they had ownership or partial ownership (at that time it included cosmetics). Their tentacles are large. Sending you a FReepmail. I take one prescription med, but it was pre-surgical necessity and I'll be weaning myself off of it.

37 posted on 05/05/2011 2:42:37 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: SlaveNoMore

Hhmmm, very interesting ... ty


38 posted on 05/05/2011 2:47:42 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: mlizzy

sears now sells smut

http://www.afa.net/Detail.aspx?id=2147505907


39 posted on 05/05/2011 3:35:22 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: blackie

Have you seen this? It’s a UN Free City Ordinance. A great idea that we may want for the next administration.

http://www.unwatch.com/docs/UN-ordinace.doc


40 posted on 05/05/2011 4:49:41 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: B4Ranch

I like it!!


41 posted on 05/06/2011 9:52:24 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie

Pass it on to your Mayor or councilman.


42 posted on 05/06/2011 9:54:06 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: B4Ranch

I live in Eugene, Oregon. Our progressive socialist mayor and my progressive socialist councilperson would just file it in the circular file.

We are battling the city on taxes and local anti-business issues right now.


43 posted on 05/06/2011 10:18:31 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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