Skip to comments.Bachmann's Vaccine Panic
Posted on 09/18/2011 6:31:18 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Cancer treatment has made great progress in recent decades, but the tragedy is that so much of our effort to combat this scourge is just that: treatment. Once a disease appears, there is only so much that can be done. It would be far cheaper, more effective and less traumatic to prevent it.
A vaccine for cancer would be a triumph for public health. Did I say would be? Actually, it is. Such a vaccine exists for one of the biggest killers of women. But Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is against it, and shes not alone.
Two different vaccines block transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes 70 percent of all cervical cancer in this country, as well as most anal cancers and some cancers of the throat, vagina and penis.
Each year, says the National Cancer Institute, more than 12,000 American women are diagnosed with cervical cancer alone, and some 4,000 will die of it. Thats not counting the genital warts HPV can cause.
Its a nasty but very common bug that the world would be better off without. Universal inoculation would be a huge step toward eradicating it and the suffering it causes.
But there is a big impediment to its use: HPV is sexually transmitted, which makes the vaccine controversial especially because to achieve maximum effectiveness, it has to be administered before the recipient becomes sexually active. And in this country, 6 percent of youngsters have sex by the age of 13.
Bachmann insists the vaccine is a very dangerous drug. After the debate, she reported, she met a woman whose daughter developed mental retardation in reaction to the shot.
Would she believe someone who told her the vaccine came from space aliens?
LOL...that’s a dangerous vaccine!
Read about some young girls who had reactions to Gardasil here (they’re heart wrenching and some could easily be confused with mental retardation):
Please note this is from an advocacy group, acting on reports they had received. Here are more links, some with outside references within the articles.
My question is, did she tell the truth about the crying woman who told her this? If so, then she's vindicated on just about everything (IMHO). If not...
They could get the same result through the compulsory feeding of saltpetre to all boys under the age of 8. But somehow I doubt if that would catch on.
Gardisil Retards for Bachman!
Just kidding folks. Don’t flame me.
To be fair you should also post the number of deaths related to the cancer the vaccine is intended to reduce.
IMO repeating an anecdotal account as fact is a sign of poor judgment, no matter how well-meaning the person who told her the story.
And if Michelle is lying, she's a real jerk.
I use to like Bachmann, but there is an impulsiveness and/or intensity about her that concerns me re: her judgment. There is something about her that reminds me of Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (I think it's the eyes).
always wondered how that word was spelled......
Bachmann's mother was at the debate.
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It can also be spelled “saltpeter.” But somehow that looks funny. It might tend to make you think it’s topically applied, rather than ingested.
“My daughter received two Gardasil shots, one in August and one in October 2007 along with the vaccine for meningitis.
Since then, my healthy teenage daughter became a chronically ill young woman. In the last year I have called 911 more times than I can count. She has been hospitalized three times within a year. We have seen many doctors and specialists.
Ashley experiences life threatening episodes of seizure like activity, difficulty breathing, major back spasms, paralysis, dehydration, memory loss and tremors. At times she becomes unresponsive. She has daily illnesses of nausea, exhaustion, vomiting, pain, and hair loss. I have provided CPR to her on a regular basis.”
“Gabi received three Gardasil shots in November 2007 and February and June 2008.
Gabi was a healthy, strong teenage girl prior to her first shot of Gardasil. She was the epitome of the All-American girl beautiful, smart, and caring with a heart of gold. She was a varsity and competitive All-Star cheerleader, gymnast, Honor Roll student involved in leadership and sang in a Bel Canto Choir at her high school.
Gabi had taken a vow to wait for the man she would spend the rest of her life with and she had many dreams she was going to fulfill before she got married. There is cervical cancer in our family and we both wanted to do everything possible to protect her from getting cervical cancer someday. That is why we decided to have her get the series of Gardasil shots.
Immediately following her first shot of Gardasil, her arm went numb and remained that way for several minutes. Within a week of receiving her first shot, Gabis life began to change.”
“Christina Tarsell was a 21-year-old college student majoring in studio arts at Bard College when she received a series of three Gardasil shots. A talented athlete, artist and honor roll student, she died suddenly and without explanation shortly after the third shot in June 2008.”
With that said Perry is still right regarding the benefits of Gardasil inoculations.
I wonder how long Bachmann will stand there on the stage with everyone giving her a disgusted look - though, I guess if you’ll get that far down in the gutter for power, you don’t give a damn what people think of you.
“Our nightmare started in December 2007 without us even knowing it when my fun loving, active daughter willingly pulled up her sleeve and received the first of three Gardasil shots. Cassie, 14 at the time, is known for her genuine love of life and her heart-warming smile. She was very active in her church and youth group and was an athlete, playing volleyball and running track. That was until Gardasil vaccine stole her life away from her.
After receiving the first Gardasil shot, she started experiencing severe headaches and nosebleeds, which continued after the second shot and increased in severity and added to her extreme fatigue. After seeing our family physician twice and still not connecting her health problems to Gardasil, Cassie received the third Gardasil shot as well as other vaccines. That’s when everything fell apart.”
“My daughter, Victoria, has been ill since February 2008. She had her first Gardasil vaccination in November 2007. Her second vaccination was in the beginning of February 2008. Immediately after her second vaccination, Victoria experienced severe diarrhea and was nauseous for about eight weeks. She had blood work done many times by doctors looking for a virus. On March 31, 2008, Victoria had her first seizure and was seen by neurologists, none of whom related her seizures to Gardasil. Meanwhile, I started to do research on the internet and found hundreds of families with daughters who have experienced the exact same symptoms my daughter experienced after Gardasil vaccination and are sharing stories, symptoms and information.
Victoria currently experiences the following symptoms: non-epileptic seizures, migraines, fainting, tremors, twitches, numbness, intermittent leg paralysis and facial paralysis, tingling, staring or blank episodes, eye pain, joint pain, neck pain, back pain, memory loss, confusion, brain fog, regression, mood swings and chronic fatigue. She continues to have bouts of nausea and diarrhea. She has not been in school since April 2008. She can never be left home alone. She can’t go to school, go out with her friends or work or has little “normalcy” in her life. She has very few good days and always says she doesn’t feel good.”
Gardasil is no joke.