Open Letter to Dr. O. Marion Burton, President, American Academy of Pediatrics
Re: Heart-broken moms offended by statements of AAP on Gardasil®
September 16, 2011
Dear Dr. Burton:
On behalf of the thousands of parents who have either lost their perfectly healthy teenage daughters, or been left to endure the physical/mental/emotional and financial hardship of being forced to deal with the permanent disabling effects of Gardasil® vaccination, SANE Vax Inc. is offended by the thoughtless, ignorant and offensive press release issued from the office of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on September 13, 2011.
The press release criticizes the comment made by Republican presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann regarding Gardasil® side effects as ‘false statements’; and instead stated authoritatively ‘…it (Gardasil®) has an excellent safety record.’
Are you still practicing pediatrics? Physicians in the U.S. look to the AAP for guidelines yet the AAP seems to be oblivious to the latest Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. VAERS statistics clearly show that HPV Vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, have been associated with 22, 619 adverse reactions; 8,926 of those reports requiring emergency hospitalization; and 4,616 cases where the victim did not recover. Death reports stand at 102.
According to the National Vaccine Information Center, these figures reflect 1 to 10% of the vaccine injured population reporting.
The rate of anaphylaxis in young women post HPV vaccination has been found to be significantly higher by approximately – 5 to 20 fold – than those identified in comparable school-based vaccination programs. In fact, out of the 76 vaccines approved by the FDA the HPV vaccines make up 24% of the adverse injuries being reported.
The AAP is responsible for the health and welfare of our children. The Academy’s ignorance of vaccine injuries is deplorable and unacceptable.
Instead of showing compassion to victims and their families and making attempts to clarify or further investigate the possible causes for all these unexplained side effects, you simply dismissed them all by stating: ‘There is absolutely no scientific validity to this statement.’
This letter is to inform you that SANE Vax, Inc. has recently informed the FDA that the Gardasil® vaccine currently on the market has been found to be contaminated with residual recombinant HPV DNA. This hitherto unknown contaminant may have provided a scientific basis for Gardasil-induced autoimmune-based inflammatory diseases in various tissues, including inflammation in the joints and central nervous system. If the AAP is interested in this subject, perhaps using it as part of the AAP’s continuous medical education (CME) materials in place of those distributed by Merck, please read the hyperlinked documents below.
SANE Vax Inc. is wondering if Merck’s advertisements for Gardasil® in the AAP journals and cash contributions to sponsor various AAP CME programs that promote Gardasil® influenced the decision to issue the September 13 press release. In addition, is it possible that the $433,000 contribution made by Merck to the AAP might have influenced your position? Interesting to note: this was the same year the academy endorsed Merck’s HPV vaccine.
Perhaps the AAP should consult with Governor Rick Perry about disclosure.Written by the SANE Vax Team on behalf of Gardasil® victims around the world, Norma Erickson, President