Skip to comments.S.A.N.E Vax, INC Supports Bachmann Gardasil/Mental Retardation Charge
Posted on 09/19/2011 11:58:20 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit?
Monday, 19 September 2011 As of June 2011 there have been 68 deaths related to the HPV Gardasil vaccine were reported to VAERS. At the Republican Presidential Candidate debate, Michele Bachmann stepped on a hornet's nest when she strongly criticized Rick Perry for issuing an Executive Order mandating Texas school girls to be vaccinated with Merck's HPV vaccine, Gardasil.
Controversy has swirled around this vaccine since Merck's aggressive unethical marketing tactics were uncovered in 2007. These included pay offs to public officials. See: Merck Lobbies States to MANDATE cervical-cancer vaccine forschoolgirls and Merck Payola Pays Off: Texas Governor Orders STD Vaccine for ALL girls
Bachmann called Perry's use of the Executive Order an abuse of his executive power.
Indeed, mandatory vaccination against HPV is unsupportable HPV is not communicable in a school setting--it is communicated only by sexual contact. The condition Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is present in 50% of the sexually active population. HPV does NOT automatically develop into cancer in the overwhelming majority of the population. HPV is mostly benign--no treatment needed.
Furthermore, early detection of pre-cancerous cervical cells is readily accomplished by routine PAP smears--which sexually active women in the US routinely have. And pre-cancerous cervical condition is eminently treatable.
Therefore, cervical cancer does not pose a major danger for all children--therefore, the risk from the vaccine itself is not justifiable.
Indeed, the Texas legislature had overruled (then) Governor Perry's Executive Order because it was unsupportable.
Bachmann correctly noted that the HPV vaccine poses serious risks of harm: As of June 22, 2011 there have been a total 68 deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) related to Gardasil.
As of June 22, 2011, approximately 35 million doses of Gardasil® were distributed in the U.S. and VAERS received a total of 18,727 of which 8% were deemed serious.
The following HPV-linked injuries have been reported to VAERS (estimated at 1% to 10% of injuries linked to vaccines)
HPV, HPV2, HPV4 U.S. & Foreign
HPV4 U.S. Only
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
Mental Status Changes
Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging brain abnormal
Bachmann stated that Merck made millions of dollars because of this mandate; and that Governor Perry had received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Merck. She also noted that the governors former chief of staff was the chief lobbyist for this drug company. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63329.html#ixzz1YPZbncRy
First among the hornets to attack Bachmann is none other than bioethicist Art Caplan who came to Rick Perry's and Merck's defense.
Ironically, when Rick Perry entered the race for Republican Presidential candidate, on August 15, 2011, he acknowledged in an Iowa radio call-in show his mistake in issuing that Gardasil Executive Order: "I readily stand up and say I made a mistake on that. "
Art Caplan is the director of the Bioethics Center at the University of Pennsylvania, which has beenn criticized for its copious pharmaceutical industry funding. Oblivious to the reports of vaccine-related encephalitis, cognitive disorder, and more, Caplan challenged Bachmann with a $10,000 bet to prove her claim that the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer caused mental retardation.
Mental retardation can be caused by encephalitis, an infection involving inflammation of the brain as well as autoimmune inflammatory diseases involving the central nervous system.
Below, the organization SANE challenges Art Caplan with peer-reviewed published reports of harm from the HPV vaccine.
Vera Hassner Sharav
Subject: Challenge Issued to Republican Presidential Candidate, Michelle Bachmann
S.A.N.E. VAX, INC
Dear Dr. Caplan:
On behalf of the parents of a group of neurologically injured teenage girls after HPV vaccination, we feel obligated to question your bio-ethics as you challenge Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann with a $10,000 bet to prove a claim that a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer caused mental retardation. We represent many parents of teenage girls who have suffered a variety of central nervous system (CNS) dysfunctions, including various degrees of mental retardation (impairment) as a sequelae of Gardasil® vaccination injuries. It is hard to believe that as bioethicist you openly instigate violation of the HIPAA law.
Do you accept the standard medical teaching that mental retardation may be the sequelae of an inflammatory pathology of the brain, namely encephalitis, in the surviving patients1? We do. If you do not, please cite some peer-reviewed, published studies to support your argument.
The SANE Vax team has found seven reports published in various peer-reviewed medical journals, documenting HPV vaccination as the most likely cause of a hitherto poorly understood and probably autoimmune-based inflammatory disease involving the central nervous system, including various parts of the brain 2-8.
The authors, reviewers and editors of these articles all felt that a highly unusual CNS pathology following Gardasil® vaccination needs to be brought to the attention of the worlds medical community because the inflammatory pathology and its pathogenesis cannot be easily explained; it is apparently autoimmune-based.
This letter is to inform you that SANE Vax Inc., representing parents whose daughters have been injured by the Gardasil® vaccination, have reported to the FDA that the currently marketed Gardasil® is probably 100% contaminated by recombinant HPV DNA firmly bound to amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate adjuvant9.
This HPV DNA/aluminum complex may mediate an immunotoxic reaction leading to some of the inflammatory neurodegenerative disorders observed in the Gardasil® victims, similar to the mechanism observed in experimental animals10.
We suggest you visit the CDC HPV Vaccine VAERS Reports site to see the prevalence of various sequelae after the patients recovered from the acute phase of CNS injuries.
Now, SANE Vax Inc. challenges you, Dr. Caplan. Prove the vaccine Gardasil® has prevented a single case of cervical cancer. We have not found such a case in the world literature, or in the published clinical trial materials. The endpoints used for evaluating the efficacy of Gardasil® were largely self-reversible precancerous changes, not true cancer as defined in any pathology textbooks.
At least two proven invasive cervical cancers developed shortly after HPV vaccination have been reported in medical literature. According to the report, one of the young patients had received a full course of HPV vaccination when she was enrolled in a clinical trial for which the subjects must be pre-screened to be cytology-negative before enrollment. The HPV-found in her cancer was HPV-3111, subsequently recognized as a vaccine-relevant genotype due to cross reaction and cross protection.
How would you, Dr. Caplan, justify the vaccination from the standpoint of a bioethicist when the vaccine may have actually accelerated an undetectable precancerous change associated with a vaccine-relevant HPV to a clinical invasive cancer with lymphatic invasion?
Norma Erickson, President ANE Vax, Inc.
Signed on behalf of the Board of Directors, SANE Vax Inc. Leslie Carol Botha, Vice President of Public Relations Janny Stokvis, Vice President of Research Rosemary Mathis, Vice President of Victim Support Freda Birrell, Secretary Linda Thompson, Treasurer
Anyone has a right to shoot their kids up with any one of these, but honestly that site is against EVERY vaccine. I’m not.
You quote an AARP article and expect it to be considered as credible?
That’s A “H” RP: Different folks
AHRP is not AARP
this groups report was pretty thoroughly debunked. Check when they were posted before..
“The following HPV-linked injuries have been reported to VAERS...”
Reported, but not confirmed and VAERS has shown no causation between the vaccine and mental retardation.
VAERS article in complete BS.
Great tag line.
And we all know that Government (mandating you put a foreign substance into Your child) would never make even the most innocent of unintentional mistakes, which have resulted in Your child ending up Dead, Right?
You are acting like a true Soviet Propagandist, comrade!
Don’t discuss, ridicule. Don’t permit reason and logic, instead dominate with emotional triggers. Images, name-calling.
Your mentor Saul Alinsky is PROUD of you comrade!
Sometimes ridicule is the only option. From everything I've seen, this outfit (S.A.N.E Vax) are a bunch of cranks who oppose any and all vaccines. Serious debate is pointless with folks like that.
The numbers reported to VAERS are probably low balled. Many may not report it to VAERS.
“The numbers reported to VAERS are probably low balled.”
Simply because someone reports a condition that may have occurred after a vaccine was received, does not mean that the vaccine caused the alleged condition.
The VAERS report does not even meet the standards for junk science and is instead simply rumor and innuendo.
Yes. Many non life threatening adverse reactions go unreported, and many more are never even considered to be connected to the causative agent.
Healthcare is appx 17% of our GDP. With that much $ on the line, d’ya think maybe some folks Making that $ aren’t real anxious to disturb the cash flow by calling attention to possible problems?
I advised my daughter to wait 20 years for this. If it’s such a miracle cure ... Put it in your pubescent daughter, not mine. It is not contagious like polio. Do the least harm used to be medical creed.... Now it’s cash. Would everyone feel the same if it was one of the many AIDS vaccine?
“anti-science and modern medicine”