Thursday, May 24, 2007

Will Mass. Require HPV Vaccine -- Now Linked to Deaths?

WorldNetDaily is reporting today on a link between Merck's HPV vaccine and three deaths. They cite a study from Judicial Watch. MassResistance has reported on the risks of this drug before, including an interview on our radio show with Dr. John Diggs in March.

Massachusetts fell prey to the intense lobbying efforts by the drug company, Merck, and Senator Richard Moore has filed a bill in the Massachusetts legislature to REQUIRE this vaccine be administered to ALL 6th-grade girls in the state! Call your senator and rep and insist they oppose Bill S102.

"Merck's vaccine tied to 3 deaths; Company lobbied states for shots to be required" (5-24-07)

At least three deaths and more than 1,600 adverse reactions including spontaneous abortion and paralysis have been connected to Merck & Co.'s new vaccine for the human papillomavirus, a treatment the company has lobbied state lawmakers to make mandatory for young girls across the nation.
The report comes from
Judicial Watch, the Washington-based public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption.

"The FDA adverse event reports on the HPV vaccine read like a catalog of horrors," said Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president. "Any state or local government now beset by Merck's lobbying campaigns [this includes Massachusetts; see Bill S102] to mandate this HPV vaccine for young girls ought to take a look at these adverse health reports. It looks as if an unproven vaccine with dangerous side effects is being pushed as a miracle drug."

One report, No. 275438-1, describes the reaction as coronary artery thrombosis, sudden cardiac death. "Given Gardasil vaccine dose #1 3/12/07. Collapsed and died on 3/26/07… Echocardiogram revealed very enlarged right ventricle, small left ventricle as well as large blood clots within both the right atrium & right ventricle."
A second report noted that the woman was vaccinated and "died of a blood clot 8 hours after getting the Gardasil vaccine." ...

WND earlier reported how the company's campaign to promote its $400-per person vaccine was sweeping the nation. ... Judicial Watch said documents it obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the provisions of the Freedom of Information provided information on 1,637 reports of adverse reactions.

See also Washington Times, "HPV vaccine concerns give legislatures pause" (4-25-07).