By Wrex Honad
3/26/2011 9:56:34 PM
The Centers for Disease control have long held onto their opinion that the Gardasil vaccine was a safe and effective way to prevent human papilloma virus in teens and young women. HPV is responsible for the majority of both pre-cancerous changes and cancers of the cervix and vagina and the occurrence of genital warts. HPV is easily spread through any sexual contact, not just sexual intercourse, and due to the risks associated with the disease parents were lining up their children for a vaccine that was touted to be a groundbreaking prevention of certain strains of the infection. However as the vaccinations began, more and more parents began to voice concern and look for help as they watched once healthy teen girls rapidly deteriorate and even die from diseases that seemed to develop out of thin air.
The Gardasil website lists some possible side effects to include normal vaccination reactions including redness, swelling or pain at the injection site. However, further down the page fainting and seizures are mentioned only as a passing note—and have been re-worded to lessen the impact by stating that a patient “might shake or become stiff” as a common reaction after the injection. Nowhere does the site discuss other conditions like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease which is usually quite rare in teenage girls and only occurs in 1 or 2 cases per million people. ALS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal column that control voluntary muscle movement. The disease usually affects the upper regions of the body first and muscles that control swallowing and breathing can be lost in the earliest stages of the disease. While all mental function remains fully intact along with the ability to smell, hear and see victims are locked inside a body that will not move correspond.
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