Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gardasil: the journey no one should take…

Gardasil: the journey no one should take…

By Stephanie’s Mother
Hospital Bills: $2 million after Gardasil
Hospital Bills: $2 million after Gardasil
I write this story hoping it helps save at least one girl; then our journey will not have been in vain.
I will barely touch the tip of the iceberg; so much has happened over these past 4-5 years. It has been a whirlwind and like a whirlwind – an unwelcome event.
Stephanie was 23 years old at the time of her 1st Gardasil injection. As most young adults, she was working, had her own health insurance and took responsibility for her health and medical decisions. She had been a Type I diabetic since age 10 and knew the importance of taking care of herself.
At her regular check up, the doctor said she needed to get this “NEW” vaccine for humanpapilloma virus (HPV). So our journey began.
Steph received her first shot in June 2008; the second in October 2008. The night of her second vaccine, Stephanie was admitted to the intensive care unit with an acute respiratory problem and sky rocketing blood sugars.
The 3rd injection was in December 2008.  Early in 2009, Stephanie took a trip to Mexico. On the way back she experienced uncontrollable vomiting, headaches and body aches. Once again she was hospitalized.
Thinking she may have picked up something while in Mexico, we pressed the hospital and doctors to check for parasites and pathogens. All tests came back negative.
She was hospitalized over and over again with the same symptoms. Test after test revealed nothing. Finally she received a diagnosis of gastro paresis, thought to be a result of her diabetes.  Her body was also full of yeast. One gastric empting test came back inconclusive, another came back slow.
Here is the clincher; we did not give any thought to the vaccine because we did not know she had the vaccine. It was not until we started realizing that her symptoms were not exclusive to gastro paresis, that I pressed Stephanie asking what she may have done differently or been exposed to.
This is when she said, “Well, I had a vaccine.” Keep in mind she was an adult who trusted the doctors. She did not think this was relevant – they would not give her something to hurt her.
It would be close to 2 years before realizing what could have caused Steph’s “mystery illness.”
While on my Facebook page, a large flashing ad on the left of my screen shouting ‘One more girl’ got my attention. I clicked on it and found that several girls had the same symptoms. I had so many questions! How was this vaccine tested? What did the package insert say? Did any other of these girls have compromised immune systems like Steph with her type I diabetes? Was it tested on this group of girls? Why do some get sick but not all? Why so many? Why had other countries already taken the vaccine off the market? We felt like we had played Russian roulette and lost.
This was just the beginning of the long, long journey into our Gardasil nightmare. Since this time, Stephanie has been hospitalized over 80 times. She was in for 3 weeks in southern California. This time on a purely liquid diet, hooked up to IVs, gaining weight and still vomiting. She had headaches, a disrupted menstrual cycle, large weight gain, itching, hair loss, body aches, depression, and extreme mood changes. She has had EVERY test in the book – over and over again.
Not one doctor that we encountered has yet to look at, or even consider the vaccine as a possible cause. They have blamed everything from diabetes to being psychologically sick. Some doctors have gone so far as to say they think we are crazy.
Her last doctor in southern California finally looked at some other girls’ stories and the website SaneVax. He threw his hands up and said, “If this were my mother, daughter, sister or aunt, I would go and get a second opinion.”
Keep in mind by this time; Steph has had every blood test, scope, scan and lab test available. All pretty much inconclusive or if it came back positive once, it was not positive again. They pumped her full of anti-nausea meds, antibiotics, fluids, painkillers, and anti-fungal over and over again. Each and every hospital visit we would have to go over the same thing. Each and every time we would get the same treatment.
We were always told by the hospitals, “We don’t fix people here; we just get them well enough to follow up with their primary physician.” I could not get them to understand that she is hospitalized so much that by the time she gets out and gets an appointment with her primary doc, she is sick again and admitted to the hospital.  We have had 2nd 3rd and 4th opinions.
These symptoms are brutal. The vomiting is not something that stops on its own and is accompanied by brutal stomachaches as well. Now you tell me, how does a person who is vomiting more days out of their life than not gain weight?
It is almost like she has gone into menopause with the hair loss, mood swings, night sweats, and hot flashes. This vaccine disrupts the entire neurological and endocrine system.
Stephanie’s Cobra insurance ran out, so she is now uninsured and unable to work, with hospital bills over 2 million dollars.  I decided to move her to Northern California so she would be closer and maybe get fresh start with new doctors. She had already been hospitalized numerous times in Southern California in 5 different hospitals.
The move north proved to us that the medical field is not willing to take responsibility or go against “Big Pharmaceutical” companies.
To date, Steph spent most of April 2013 in the hospital. We went so far as to have her gall bladder removed hoping this would stop her uncontrollable vomiting. Wrong again. The doctor actually told us, “So what if it is the vaccine, what are we going to do about it?”
Today, Steph is 27 and on disability and Medicare. Still, not one doctor is willing to look further into the possibility the vaccine may have caused her symptoms.
Her visits to the hospital are coming farther apart. There is a series of things that happen before she gets sick. She becomes extremely tired, will “swell up,” get extremely bad migraines and body aches, then the vomiting will start.  She will vomit with no food in her system, multiple times a day – for days. This seems to occur about every 3 months.
Stephanie is not alone, there have been over 130 deaths and 29,000 adverse reactions reported. Keep in mind; these are only reported reactions. How many other families have sick adult daughters that have not put two and two together?
Why in the world would anyone want 12 year olds to get this vaccine without having to tell their parents? A 12 year old that became sick from this vaccine without parental knowledge would never be able to connect the two! And their horrible journey into Gardasil prison could begin just that easily.
I just hope that all of our girl’s stories help to get the word out that this vaccine is a killer! One way or another it destroys lives.
Please understand – all 3 of my children had their childhood vaccines. I was not anti- vaccine until this. We feel the medical community has abandoned us.  HPV vaccines were “fast tracked” to the main stream medical community without sufficient testing to deem them safe for anyone.
Please do not even consider this vaccine, it has damaged and killed more girls throughout the U.S. and other countries than the disease it was meant to protect against!
If you take one thing away from my daughter’s story, it should be clear as a bell – DO NOT AGREE TO PLAY GARDASIL ROULETTE!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

We had no informed consent before Gardasil changed our lives.


May 3
By Glenda Smith
I was reluctant to grant permission for Angela to take the HPV vaccine in the fall of 2010. I remember thinking my daughter doesn’t need this, BUT maybe I’m not being a responsible mom if I don’t get it for her. According to the information I was given, the only risk was if you had a ‘severe immune disease e.g. HIV.’ I knew Angie had some chronic fatigue and celiac, but it said “SEVERE” and “HIV” – those are STRONG words that didn’t seem to fit Angela.
Gardasil changed my  life.
Gardasil changed my life.
So, trusting what I know now to be a vague and ‘ill-informed’ piece of paper, I signed and she began her shots.
April 14, 2011, Angie was 13 years old and in grade 8 when she received her last dose of HPV vaccine.
April 15, 2011, Angela called me at work feeling ill, nauseous, and dizzy and in severe abdominal pain. We thought she had eaten some wheat, but we checked everything. The pain never went away! It only got worse when she ate. She cried and cried in pain.
Angela never made it to her 8th grade graduation trip. For that matter, due to extreme weakness, severe abdominal pain, nausea and dizziness, she missed the last three months of grade 8. Trips to the family dr. and blood work accomplished nothing, not even an avenue that looked at her last immunization. An endoscopy even revealed her celiac under control. Over the summer pediatrician put her through test after test revealing nothing, yet her symptoms persisted. Pediatrician began to doubt Angela’s sincerity and eventually wanted her to be seen by a psychiatric clinic in the city. There was no way we going to put her through that. Angela was a stable, determined, and faithfully patient young girl.
It wasn’t until I reported her side effects to the local health unit I found out the HPV shot was Gardasil. It was only after I reported adverse reactions that the local health unit directed me to the manufacturer’s website and Merck’s product monograph. I was appalled at the very long list of side effects worded much differently than the information I had been given. It included phrases like a ‘weakened immune system’ as one of the risks. At the bottom of the list it stated “this is not a complete list of side effects.” Had I been given an opportunity to read this ahead of time, I would have never agreed to Angela receiving Gardasil at all.
I quickly asked our local health unit why this was not a part of the information we received along with the permission form. They simply replied, “We are not required to.” A little research and a quick look under Canada’s Health Act shows that indeed they are required to provide all risks, benefits and adverse side effects no matter how minor OR severe. In addition, they are required to provide alternative treatment options – which I now know to be simple regular pap tests. It was obvious that this whole HPV vaccine process was a manipulation tactic.
When 14 years old, Angela began going to Toronto’s world renowned Hospital for Sick Children’s GI department and various specialists. More and more blood work, procedures, MRE, stomach emptying test, and the list goes on. Yet another endoscopy and colonoscopy revealed inflammation here and there. “Cause unknown… Let’s just treat it,” was the approach. So she is put on medication after medication – dealing with side effects and no improvement.
Grade 9 begins and Angela miraculously makes it through about 6 weeks, attending school maybe 3 times per week. Then it was all too much and she just crashed – not able to even get out of bed for days at a time. More blood work. Still nothing shows up. Instead of earning 8 credits and enjoying a new life in high school, we had to plead over and over to get her home instruction, and that was for only 2 credits!! By now, things are taking an emotional toll on her (and I) as well as physical.
Angela has jumped through hoops for doctors who say this and that. She exhausts herself trying to do as she is told by them. Now just over two years later, she has basically NO trust in doctors.
January 2012, the abdominal pain seemed to be masked by extreme ‘roll around the floor crying’, bloating! This went on for months. She was admitted to our sick kids’ hospital April 30, 2012 for 2 weeks, put on an NG tube (tube through the nose to the stomach) and fed Tolerex, a nutritional formula. She was not allowed ANY food or drink this whole time! Right off the bat it made her feel worse and the bloating worse, but despite her crying and crying, they pushed to keep her on it. The 2 most upsetting weeks she will ever remember!
And then, it was almost a week at home on it before we said, NO MORE! As it turns out now, we find she is VERY sensitive to carbohydrates, and the first ingredient in the Tolerex was potatoes starch. More suffering for nothing…
Angela is almost 16 years old now. Doctors are now considering Gardasil as a possible cause for her mysterious auto-immune condition(s), but only at our urging with us providing scientific evidence to back up our statements. She attends grade 10 only 2½ hrs per day, 3 or 4 times a week if she is lucky. When will she ever be able to catch up in school and regain her life???
Angela has a GI specialist and nurse, a pain clinic team, an adolescent teen nurse practitioner and psychologist, and is part of the Seattle Children’s hospital online study helping teens live with chronic pain. Angela has two naturopathic doctors, a nutritionist, and sees a medical doctor who runs a naturopathic clinic. She has tried vitamin/mineral IV treatments, is expected to take over 20 supplements a day, which make her gag and has changed very little for her, her diet is very limited. She is able to eat very little without increasing pain and bloating from the level she constantly lives with, and is still trying acupuncture. She is exhausted with always ‘trying’ one thing after another having nothing alleviate her symptoms.
Before Gardasil, she had her celiac completely under control, and despite living with some chronic fatigue, she made basketball teams at school, volleyball teams, took trampoline, gymnastics and enjoyed horseback riding and hanging out with friends and was an ‘A’ student at school. Her one ambition and excitement was to try out for the high school basketball team; an ambition she never got to pursue.
Now, only being able do ‘light’ activity 2-3 hours per day, none of these sports are realistic. If Angela pushes herself one day, it will take 3 in bed just to return to her ‘already’ weak self. Over the past two years she has seen friends very little because she can’t keep up with their energy and usually feels unwell. We have to specifically schedule limited social times or activity for her, and pick and choose how she will spend her valuable limited functioning time each day.
What plans for the future can she make like this? There is no cure. She often cries about missing out on the active things she once so enjoyed. It hurts when she sees her friends moving on and doing things that she cannot, like part-time jobs. Instead she lives every day with two, three or all of the following debilitating symptoms:
  • abdominal pain (1st thing she had, severe, worse after eating)
  • severe bloating (bloating is constant, and just worse after eating as well)
  • being extremely limited in what she can eat, not eating things she used to love
  • chronic digestive inflammation
  • nausea
  • weak, muscle weakness (feels like going to collapse, hard to hold herself up)
  • severe fatigue/tiredness
  • unrefreshed by sleep
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • ear pain (when really tired and more run down then usual)
  • feels like she should be shaking
  • unexplained rashes (over sensitivity to things like outdoors, lake water, certain clothes)
  • unexplained itchiness
  • sharp pain down the side (hurts to move or breathe)
  • no energy, and if out and about more then 2-3hrs of simple activity per day, bed ridden for up to 3 days to return to ‘normal’ tired self
  • uncontrollable temperature variations; ‘hot’ or ‘really hot’ in an otherwise cool room (fan always on)
  • agitated
  • loss of good focus and concentration she once had (i.e. school work now difficult or sometimes impossible to complete)
We are scared. We have no idea when, or if, this will ever end. We have no idea whether any of us will ever be able to regain a ‘normal’ life.
I left my job only months after she got sick. Taking care of Angela physically as well as emotionally as a result of taking this vaccine IS my full time job. Our naturopathic doctor and a clinical nutritionist are who help us the most and who Angela feels most cared for by. We have incurred the cost of me not being able to work, in addition to the extra costs of healthy foods and supplements.
Angela is by ‘far’ not alone. She is on a private support group page with over 70 girls from all over the world which helps her tremendously. I am on with well over 1000 parents (more being added every day), all with children who are suffering similar or worse adverse effects, and these are just the ones who have found their way to a support group.
Although Angela suffers a great deal, we are still grateful as there are some girls who still have seizures after 5 years, some paralysis or neurological impairment, and there are those girls who have paid the ultimate price with their lives. There are still many out there who are not even aware that Gardasil may have caused symptoms they are living with. The adverse effects of Gardasil in the research and the evidence against the vaccine are staggering!
Had I researched then and found what I know now, we would have a healthy young teenager living a normal teenage life as was her right.
We share her story hoping to prevent this from happening to another family and to offer support to those it has already happened to. It is the only way to help Angela feel her suffering is not in vain. Keeping faith holds us strong.
Our message is simply this: “Investigate before you Inoculate!”
For more information, visit our site at www.sanevax.org.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

HPV Vaccine Safety: Has the CDC abandoned its mission?

By Norma Erickson
SaneVax-FeaturedWhat would happen if a vaccine turned out to cause more health problems than the disease it was meant to protect against? Are medical consumers watching this scenario unfold with HPV vaccines?
The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) states 90% of all HPV infections clear on their own with no symptoms or medical treatment. Yes, human papillomavirus (HPV) may be one of the most commonly sexually transmitted viruses in the country, but in the vast majority of cases there are no serious health consequences to being exposed to human papillomavirus.
In those cases where infections with the same genotype of HPV persist over time, abnormal cervical lesions may develop. These abnormal lesions (CIN), classified 1, 2, or 3, are typically called ‘precancerous’ lesions. Not many people are aware of the fact that most CIN1 lesions go away on their own within two years. 25-50% of CIN2 lesions regress on their own within the same two year time frame. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization, the results of a pooled analysis of studies published between 1950 and 1993 indicated only 12% of CIN3 lesions progress to invasive cervical cancer.
“Despite women’s frequent exposure to HPV, development of cervical neoplasia is uncommon. Most cervical abnormalities caused by HPV infection are unlikely to progress to high-grade CIN or cervical cancer, as most of them regress by themselves. The long time frame between initial infection and overt disease indicates that several cofactors (e.g., genetic differences, hormonal effects, micronutrient deficiencies, smoking, or chronic inflammation) may be necessary for disease progression. Spontaneous regression of CIN may also indicate that many women may not be exposed to these cofactors.”
Please note this manual was designed to teach medical and nursing personnel in developing countries where diagnostic and therapeutic expertise is not readily available. In other words, the progression from HPV exposure to potential development of cervical cancer is similar in both developing countries and developed countries. It also indicates that several cofactors (risk factors) may be needed for HPV exposure to progress to abnormal lesions, much less cervical cancer.
What does this mean for the average medical consumer?
  • HPV has not been proven to cause cervical cancer without other risk factors being present.
  • Persistent infections with high-risk HPV genotypes may lead to the development of cervical cancer if other risk factors are present.
  • According to the IARC, risk factors that contribute to the development of cervical cancer precursors and cervical cancer include infection with certain oncogenic types of human papillomavirus (HPV), sexual intercourse at an early age, multiple sexual partners, multiparity (giving birth two/more times, or giving birth to twins), long-term oral contraceptive use, tobacco smoking, low socioeconomic status, infection with Chlamydia trachomatis, micronutrient deficiency and a diet deficient in vegetables and fruits.
These are all facts that CDC officials know, or should know. Given this, how can these same CDC officials recommend and promote the universal use of HPV vaccines in an attempt to eliminate one risk factor involved in the development of cervical cancer?
Of equal concern is that the CDC knows the cervical cancer death rate in the United States has decreased substantially due largely to the introduction and wide use of pap smears.
The CDC would certainly know the side effects of pap smears, which are mild and limited to:
  • Slight pelvic discomfort or pain during the procedure
  • Temporary abdominal cramping during or shortly after the procedure
  • Mild vaginal bleeding for up to 24 hours following the procedure
CDC officials also know that pap smears can identify abnormal cervical lesions long before they progress to cervical cancer. The CDC knows pap smears already provide a safe, affordable, necessary and effective means of preventing cervical cancer and cervical cancer deaths.
Despite all of this knowledge, the CDC wholeheartedly recommends two HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, claiming both protect against cervical cancer in women.
However, because pre-licensure clinical trials often do not detect rare adverse events or adverse events related to special populations, the CDC and FDA are both responsible for ongoing safety monitoring of HPV and other vaccines.
Vaccines continue to be monitored for safety after they are licensed. This is because pre-licensure trials are often too small to detect rare events and special populations may not be adequately represented. Since licensure, CDC and FDA have been closely checking the safety of HPV vaccines through 3 monitoring systems. These systems can monitor adverse events (health problems) already known to be caused by vaccines, as well as detect rare adverse events that were not identified during pre-licensure clinical trials. The 3 systems are:
VAERS relies on voluntary data reporting. Even the CDC acknowledges that adverse events may be 10 to as much 100 times the number actually reported.
“These vaccine safety studies continue to show that HPV vaccines are safe.”
A simple analysis of the VAERS database alone does not support the CDC’s claims. The chart below illustrates adverse events reported after Gardasil and Cervarix compared against reports after the 13 other vaccines recommended for ages 7-18, for the period of time HPV vaccines have been on the market. Why do HPV vaccines appear to be vastly over represented in the adverse events database?
Does this not indicate some sort of safety signal?
HPV Vaccines: No Safety Signal?
HPV Vaccines: No Safety Signal?
We discussed above the three side effects reported after pap smears, none of which are life threatening. Compare them to the following list of new medical conditions reported to VAERS after HPV vaccines:
Abortion/Stillbirth/Miscarriage, Addison’s Disease, Adrenal failure/problems, Allergies, Anxiety/Panic attacks, Appetite loss, Arthritis, Asthma attacks, Autistic–like symptoms, Autoimmune Disease (Lupus/Mixed Connective Tissue Disease), Back pain, Bacterial Vaginosis, Bladder issues, Bleeding gums, Blindness, Bloating, Blood Sugar Issues, Bloody stools, Brain fog, Brain Inflammation, Brain lesions, Bronchitis, Cervical cancer, Chemical sensitivity, Chest pains, Convulsions, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Constipation, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Death, Degenerative disk disease, Dehydration, Depression, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Dyslexia, Dysplasia, Early Onset of Menopause, Enlarged fallopian tubes, Enlarged liver, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Extreme pain in the tailbone area, Fainting, Fatigue, Fertility problems, Fever, Fever blisters, Fibromyalgia, Food allergies, Gallbladder issues, Genital Warts, Gray film on teeth, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Hair growth in strange places, Hair loss, Hallucinations, Hand/Leg Weakness, Hashimoto’s Disease, Head pressure, Headache, Hearing loss (Temporary/Permanent), Hearing sensitivity, Heart Palpitations, Heart arrhythmia, High levels of metals in blood: aluminium, mercury, Hot/Cold Intolerance, HPV, Infertility, Insomnia, Itching, IUD discomfort, Joint pain, Kidney Failure, Kidney issues, Knee pain, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Light sensitivity, Lip spots, Liver Failure, Loss of bladder control, Lupus, Memory Loss (short-term/long-term), Menstrual cycle changes, Metallic taste in mouth, Migraines, Miscarriage, Mood Swings, Moles, Mononucleosis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), MS-like symptoms, Muscle aches, Muscle spasms, Muscle tension, Nausea, Neurological reactions to fungal metabolites, Neurological symptoms , Night sweats, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Numbness, Other types of cancer, Ovarian failure, Paleness, Paralysis, Pancreatitis, PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Pelvic pain, Personality changes, Pins/Needles in Extremities, Pleural effusion, Pneumonia, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (Orthostatic Intolerance), Random twitching of extremities Rash, Reynaud’s Phenomenon (loss of blood circulation to hands and/or feet), Regression, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ruptured ovarian cysts, Seizures, Sensitivity to commercially processed citric acid, MSG, sulfur and other additives, Severe nerve pain syndrome, Shortness of breath, Sleep Apnea, Slurred speech, Smell sensitivity, Sore throat, Sound sensitivity w/Anxiety, Stomach ache, Stomach pain, Sudden drops in blood pressure, Swelling/Edema, Swollen lymph nodes, Thyroid Issues, Thrombosis Toothaches/Teeth Changes, Tremors: hand and/or leg, Uterine spasms, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Vision loss (Temporary/permanent), Vision Problems – abnormal pupillary function/dilation, Vomiting blood, Weight gain or loss (20 – 30 lbs)
Keep in mind, a report to the VAERS system does not mean the symptoms were caused by the vaccine administered before the new medical condition appeared. A report to the VAERS does not mean the new medical condition is NOT causally associated with the vaccine either. VAERS is simply an ‘early warning’ system. It is up to the CDC and FDA to examine the reports to determine whether or not a safety signal exists.
Any reasonable person looking at the data would struggle to understand how the CDC can recommend the addition of HPV vaccines to the cervical cancer prevention protocol when there is such disparity between potential adverse events?
Any reasonable person would wonder how the CDC can recommend HPV vaccines as a good strategy for cancer prevention when pap smears have already reduced the cervical cancer rates so significantly without all of these potential risks, not to mention at a much lower cost to individuals and society?
Let’s examine the CDC’s mission statement
“For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.”
  • Accountability — as diligent stewards of public trust and public funds, we act decisively and compassionately in service to the people’s health. We ensure that our research and our services are based on sound science and meet real public needs to achieve our public health goals.
  • Respect — we respect and understand our interdependence with all people, both inside the agency and throughout the world, treating them and their contributions with dignity and valuing individual and cultural diversity. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization.
  • Integrity — we are honest and ethical in all we do. We will do what we say. We prize scientific integrity and professional excellence.
Is the CDC living up to its mission statement?
CDC officials know continued pap screening is recommended by both HPV vaccine manufacturers, despite vaccination status because there are high-risk HPV genotypes not targeted by either Gardasil or Cervarix.
The CDC knows there are no reported deaths or permanent injuries reported after pap smears.
The CDC officials know or should know all of the facts outlined above.
Medical consumers need to ask themselves:
Has the CDC abandoned its mission in an effort to promote potentially dangerous vaccines of questionable benefit?

Monday, September 10, 2012

SaneVax Open Letter to Margaret Hamburg: When was the FDA informed of viral DNA in Gardasil?

The Honorable Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner September 10, 2012
U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring MD 20993-0002

Dear Dr. Hamburg:
In a public announcement, the FDA stated:
“Since the early development of Gardasil, FDA and the manufacturer (Merck and Co., Inc.) have known that after purification of the vaccine, small quantities of residual recombinant HPV L1-specific DNA fragments remain in the vaccine.” 1
This letter requests copies of the documents from the FDA showing:
1) The date when the FDA and the manufacturer first knew small quantities of residual recombinant HPV- L1-specific DNA fragments remain in the vaccine.
2) The physical condition of the HPV- L1-specific DNA fragments in the Gardasil® vaccine.
We are asking these questions because we have read the news report about Dr. Sin Hang Lee’s testimony delivered to the coronial court in New Zealand. During the inquest, Dr. Lee claimed to have discovered HPV L1 gene DNA fragments in the postmortem blood and spleen from a teenage girl who suffered a sudden unexpected death 6 months after the last dose of Gardasil® vaccination. The original pathologist reported he could not determine the cause of death in this case.
We have also read the advanced copy of a scientific report authored by Dr. Lee, being published in a peer-reviewed journal, entitled “Detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) L1 gene DNA possibly bound to particulate aluminum adjuvant in the HPV vaccine Gardasil®.”2 In this article, Dr. Lee stated:
“The detected HPV DNA was found to be firmly bound to the insoluble, proteinase-resistant fraction, presumably of amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate (AAHS) nanoparticles used as adjuvant. The clinical significance of these residual HPV DNA fragments bound to a particulate mineral-based adjuvant is uncertain after intramuscular injection, and requires further investigation for vaccination safety.”
Since the above-requested information is of paramount importance regarding the safety of HPV vaccines and consequently the protection of public health and safety, please know that this communication is being published as an open letter available on the internet to enhance public awareness. Copies are also being sent to the following interested parties:
Darrell Issa, Chairman, Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Representative Dan Burton (R-5-IN)
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA)
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
We are looking forward to receiving the documents requested from the FDA so that our experts can analyze whether or not there is a potential link between the residual HPV L1 gene DNA fragments reported by the manufacturer and the various side effects observed in the vaccine recipients.
Thank you for your assistance,
Norma Erickson, President
SaneVax Inc.
Signed on behalf of the Board of Directors, SaneVax, Inc.
Rosemary Mathis, Vice President Victim Support
Freda Birrell, Secretary
Linda Thompson, Treasurer
Stephen Tunley, Australian Liaison
  1. http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm276859.htm
  2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2012.08.015

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How to Create a Vaccine Safety Advocate


August 7, 2012

By Norma Erickson, President

Chris Tarsell: Gone but not forgotten

One would think everyone at the FDA and CDC would be a staunch vaccine safety advocate, but apparently that is not necessarily the case. How do you change a parent from someone who trusts their doctor and health authorities, following all of their advice into a determined vaccine safety advocate who is skeptical of health authorities?

Imagine for a moment you have one child, a lovely daughter, your pride and joy, who is away at college. She is the picture of health, bright, talented and athletic with dreams and ambitions, and well on her way to reaching her goals.

Then, one peaceful evening you hear a knock on the door. It is the police, there to inform you that your daughter was found dead in her bed for no apparent reason and with no signs of foul play. This happened in June 2008, when every parent’s worst nightmare became a reality for Emily Tarsell. Christina Tarsell had died in her sleep less than 3 weeks after her third and final injection of Gardasil®.

The nightmare continued. A complete autopsy could not determine a cause for her daughter’s death. Then after seeing a television interview with victims of Gardasil, Emily began to suspect a link between her daughter’s death and Gardasil.

Emily and her doctors filed reports with the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Amazingly, she received no communication from the CDC, FDA, or any other government agency charged with the investigation of deaths reported after vaccination. Apparently, talking to the parents of the deceased person is not a part of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a death after vaccination. The CDC/FDA provided no answers.

Emily subsequently learned that Merck, the vaccine manufacturer, had filed a VAERS report stating falsely that a viral infection caused her daughter’s death, even though there was absolutely no evidence Chris had a viral infection. Emily challenged Merck about the false statement. She provided letters and documents from doctors to show there was no evidence to support Merck’s statements. It took a year before Merck back downed from their false statement.

Finding no help from governmental authorities, Emily had no choice but to investigate on her own. Since Chris’s death, she has learned that the vaccine was falsely advertised and there is no evidence it will prevent cervical cancer. She was never informed that Chris was at low risk of developing cervical cancer and that the incidence of cervical in this country is very low. She realized consumers are intentionally uninformed by the medical and pharmaceutical establishment. If the true risks and benefits were known, consumers would decline the vaccine.

She has met and grieved with many other families whose daughters were injured or died following Gardasil. She co-authored a study based on victim’s reports which shows a strong correlation between adverse symptoms and increasing doses of Gardasil (Report concerning a survey of adverse events following inoculations with Gardasil). She now realizes, as the nightmare continues, that her only daughter died from a vaccine she didn’t need that serves little to no public or private good.

These three astounding discoveries changed Emily from a trusting medical consumer into a dedicated vaccine safety advocate:
  1. The apparent lack of initiative or concern by health authorities who are supposed to investigate adverse reactions and deaths following vaccination
  2. False reports from the vaccine manufacturer.
  3. False advertising regarding the safety and efficacy of Gardasil and lack of true information about cervical cancer prior to injections.
Emily has made it her personal mission to spread the word in the hope of preventing other families from experiencing what she has. She works tirelessly to make sure people have all the facts so they can decide whether Gardasil® benefits outweigh the risks prior to consenting to vaccination

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Friday, August 3, 2012


Before you become a victim, investigate before you vaccinate. The life you save may be your child's.

Victim of Gardasil Vaccine: Naomi from Australia

Naomi from Australia

Naomi, Australia: Prior to Gardasil, Naomi was a happy, healthy 25 year old completing her Bachelor’s degree while working full-time in administration. She was about to embark on a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism. Despite being kept busy by work and study, she found the time to go out with friends and dance at their favorite club almost every weekend.
During 2008 and 2009, Naomi’s health mysteriously began to deteriorate into a myriad of inexplicable symptoms including dizziness, nausea, joint pain, a collapsing knee, loss of balance, chronic fatigue and weakness.
Even though she visited a multitude of health professionals, including both general practitioners and specialists, who performed a broad range of tests; no one was able to say what was wrong with her.
Tests confirmed an autoimmune reaction and an MRI showed some demyelination in Naomi’s brain similar to that experienced by MS patients. However, nothing was definitive. She was given pain killers and steroids, but no real explanation.

Just prior to Christmas in 2009, Naomi by chance read an article in the newspaper about a possible link between Gardasil and multiple sclerosis.
She collected her medical file and created a timeline. It showed that her symptoms had begun within weeks of receiving her first vaccination. The onset of the worst symptoms coincided with the receipt of her last vaccination. Immediately, she began to research on the internet. What she discovered was a plethora of other girls with stories just like hers.
Fourteen months after her last vaccination, Naomi is still on steroids. She was forced to discontinue her post graduate studies. She is unable to work full time and sometimes unable to work at all. Naomi still experiences daily symptoms including chronic fatigue and some neurological difficulties.
Despite maintaining a brave face throughout the Gardasil ordeal, Naomi feels like a shadow of who she once was or, could have been.
Naomi created this video, based on her experiences. She would like anyone who is considering an HPV vaccine to watch her video first. You can access it through the following link:
Written by Norma Erickson, Vaccines Examiner

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

.Shaw and Tomljenovich: Estimates of HPV Vaccine Safety and Efficacy

Christopher Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic have once again hit the nail on the head when it comes to revealing the truth behind HPV vaccination policies and practices. Parents, you owe it to your child to be informed. INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU VACCINATE.

Shaw and Tomljenovich: Estimates of HPV Vaccine Safety and Efficacy

[SaneVax: Christopher Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic have once again hit the nail on the head when it comes to revealing the truth behind HPV vaccination policies and practices. In a recent letter to the editor of the American Journal of Public Health, they disclose that when comparing the adverse events reported after Gardasil to all other vaccines in the targeted age group, Gardasil alone is associated with over 60% of all serious adverse reactions in the VAERS database, including over 80% of all permanent disabilities. As a parent, are you willing to have your daughter risk permanent disability or death to take a vaccine that has not been proven to prevent a single case of cervical cancer?]

Who Profits From Uncritical Acceptance of Biased Estimates of Vaccine Efficacy and Safety?

Tomljenovic L, Shaw CA.


At the time of the writing, Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher A. Shaw were with the Neural Dynamics Research Group, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


We read with great interest the analysis by Mello et al.(1) on how Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck) influenced state human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination policymaking. The exclusive reliance on Merck for scientific information on behalf of the legislators is unfortunate, especially in the light of independent research which has repeatedly warned that drug companies may manipulate clinical trial designs and subsequent data analysis and reporting to make their drugs look better and safer.(2-4) Indeed, careful scrutiny of Gardasil clinical trials shows that their design, as well as data reporting and interpretation, were largely inadequate.(4-6) (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print July 19, 2012: e1-e2. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300837).
Access entire article via this link, or email the authors via the links above.