Alliance for Human Research Protection
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)