The following letter was written by a Canadian mum to express her concerns about Gardasil® to the Prime Minister of Canada:
Subject: Gardasil Safety
My name is Heather Martin and I am writing to ask you questions regarding information I received that the vaccine Gardasil (HPV – Human Papilloma Virus) has been tested in the United States, Australia, Poland and elsewhere and has tested positive for rDNA contamination. It is unclear whether this rDNA poses a risk to human health (Cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, etc..), but given the numerous cases of serious adverse reactions to this vaccine it would seem prudent to firstly be aware of the potential risk and to secondly, cease the administration of this vaccine until further testing can be done.
A physician in the US named Dr. SH Lee, has been testing this vaccine at the Milford Hospital at a lab there. In the days prior to a visit from FDA officials to confirm his results, the hospital locked the doors to his lab and fired him on the spot. His hope was to reason with the directors of Milford Hospital and that it would all blow over. However, several months have passed and Dr. Lee has been subject to slander, humiliation and has not been able to complete his work or provide the FDA with the information it has requested of him regarding the vaccine. He has since retained council and has proceeded to file a case against the hospital.
Dr. Lee is an internationally respected pathologist who was contracted by SaneVax to investigate and test Gardasil due to injury and wrongful death complaints by parents whose children had received the vaccine. Dr. Lees results have been published in peer reviewed journals and he is considered an expert in the purification and methods of detection of DNA and rDNA in the lab.
The case of Dr. Lee brings me to my question: Has similar testing been conducted on the batches of Gardasil administered here in Canada? Will there be a moratorium on the administration of Gardasil until the results of such testing can be concluded by an independent lab here in Canada? And if not, why not?
I concede that I am not a professional scientist, but I am a mother of girls and would like to be reassured (as would all mothers) that the vaccine we are giving them will be safe in the short and long term.
I resent the public health systems inference that parents who sign the ‘opt out’ form for their daughters grade 6 HPV shot are somehow negligent. To me, pharmaceutical companies who do not properly test their products before selling them to the government and the public are negligent. Therefore the Canadian government is equally negligent under its own Consumer Products Safety Act if it does not investigate this matter.
The reality is that people are suspicious of vaccines now more thanever and it is imperative that IF the public is expected to take these vaccines without question, that there be no question regarding safety of these vaccines. Until the authorities that promote them can answer that, people will not comply. It is my opinion that the duty of the Health Agency of Canada investigate these allegations in order to do its job, which is to protect the health of Canadians.
Thank you for your time in answering these questions for me.
The link to the SaneVax article can be found here: http://sanevax.org/sane-vax-inc-reports-human-papillomavirus-hpv-dna-contamination-in-gardasil%E2%84%A2-to-fda-requests-public-safety-investigation/
Reply:From: “Prime Minister/Premier ministre” <email@example.com> Date: October 3, 2011 10:25:07 AM CDT (CA) To: “Heather Martin” Cc: “Leona Aglukkaq, P.C., M.P.” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Office of the Prime Minister / Cabinet du Premier ministre
Dear Ms. Martin:
Thank you for writing to the Prime Minister. In your e-mail, you raised an issue that falls within the portfolio of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health.
Please be assured that your comments have been carefully noted. I have taken the liberty of forwarding your e-mail to Minister Aglukkaq. I am certain that the Minister will wish to give your views every consideration.
For more information on the Government’s initiatives, you may wish to visit the Prime Minister’s Web site, at www.pm.gc.ca.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to write.
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