Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher A. Shaw
Fall 2012, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics

There are not many public health issues where views are as extremely polarized as those concerning vaccination policies. Ever since its Fast Track approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, Merck’s human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has been sparking controversy.

Initially, the criticism has been focused at Merck, due to their overly aggressive marketing strategies and lobbying campaigns. According to a 2007 editorial in Nature Biotechnology,1 “Surrounded by a chorus of disapproval, Merck cracked. As Nature Biotechnology went to press, the company announced a cessation of all efforts to lobby for US state laws requiring compulsory vaccination.” Subsequently, questions have been raised whether it was appropriate for vaccine manufacturers to partake in public health policies when their conflicts of interests were so obvious. Some of their advertising campaign slogans, such as “cervical cancer kills x women per year” and “your daughter could become one less life affected by cervical cancer,”2 seemed more designed to promote fear rather than evidence-based decision making about the potential benefits of the vaccine versus any risks. Although, conflicts of interests do not necessarily mean that the product itself is faulty, marketing claims should be carefully examined against factual science data. Currently, Gardasil vaccination is strongly recommended by the U.S. and other health authorities while public concerns about safety and efficacy of the vaccine appear to be increasing. This discrepancy leads to some important questions that need to be resolved. The current review examines key issues of this debate in light of currently available research evidence.

The HPV Vaccine Debate

In June 2006 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil, the first vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV).3 The quadrivalent vaccine targeting four common HPV strains (6, 11, 16 and 18) was the first pharmaceutical product specifically developed to protect against cervical cancer.4 Five years later, Gardasil became a key topic in the U.S. 2011 Republican presidential debate when Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann criticized Texas Governor Rick Perry over his prior executive order to make the vaccine mandatory.5 Bachmann later expressed serious concerns about the safety of the vaccine which added even more heat to the already controversial subject.
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Suzanne Humphries, MD, speaking on Polio at the Association of Natural Health Conference
Did polio disappear because of a vaccine? What was polio? Where did it go? Learn about polio here in a one hour lecture by Dr Humphries from the AONH conference, November 2012

(Posted on NaturalNews)

Did you know the CDC openly admits that all the following chemicals are intentionally added to vaccines? Formaldehyde, aluminum, MSG (monosodium glutamate) and mercury.

Each of these toxic substances is well known to cause neurological damage, and the amounts added to vaccines are far beyond mere “trace” levels. This helps explain why vaccines are documented to cause: • Seizures • Comas • Autism • Headaches • Spontaneous abortions • Infertility • Death

Just posted a new video explaining all this, including screen shots from the CDC website that openly admit all these chemicals and metals are intentionally and knowingly added to vaccines.

Article from Natural News.com

If you are a regular NaturalNews reader, or are at all familiar with the prolific Gardasil advertising campaigns of recent years, then you are likely no stranger to the unprecedented push currently underway to vaccinate the entire youth population with Merck & Co.’s Gardasil vaccine for HPV. Merck and its lackeys have made all sorts of wild claims about how Gardasil prevents HPV, as well as cervical cancer, despite the fact that neither of these claims have ever been proven to be true.

“It has never been shown that [Gardasil] prevents cervical cancer,” explains Dr. Blaylock to Adams, noting that Merck’s widely-aired “One Less” television and internet campaign, which insinuates that Gardasil prevents cervical cancer in young girls, is a complete fraud. “They don’t even have scientific evidence of any kind to back up the assertion that this vaccine prevents cervical cancer.”

Gardasil has injured, killed far more children than ever would have developed cervical cancer without the vaccine

And yet young girls, young boys, and all young children for that matter, including those that do not even engage in sexual behavior of any kind, are being told that they need Gardasil to protect against a cancer that kills fewer people every year than the vaccine itself. According to the available data, which is under-reported by up to 98 percent, Gardasil has permanently injured and killed far more girls than ever would have developed cervical cancer apart from the vaccine.

Since full side effects are almost never disclosed, Gardasil and many other vaccines are being illegally administered to millions without informed consent

Perhaps most disturbing about Gardasil is the fact that the vaccine was fast-tracked in its development and approval, and is now being administered to millions of people without informed consent. Because the full list of side effects, including the lack of science proving Gardasil’s efficacy, is not being disclosed to parents, doctors, pharmacists, and vaccine-administers at grocery store booths are breaking the law by failing to provide informed consent.

Young children and their parents are also not being told that yearly pap smears alone can prevent 80 percent or more of all cervical cancers, or that a young girl’s risk of developing cervical cancer apart from the Gardasil vaccine is less than .00002 percent, or less than two-thousandths of a percent, if she gets pap smears.

In essence, parents are being told that Gardasil does all sorts of things that it has never been proven to do, when in reality it has no medical benefits whatsoever, but plenty of serious risk. Meanwhile, the general public is woefully unaware of the fact that vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin C, curcumin (turmeric), quercetin, and many other nutrients and vitamins naturally prevent HPV and cervical cancer without a vaccine.

You will not want to miss out on Dr. Blaylock’s wealth of knowledge on the subject of Gardasil and vaccines, so be sure to check out his full interview here:
http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=4D703FEAA094BED0DB02BEDC4507765C

You can also check out Dr. Blaylock’s website, as well as his latest book, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, by visiting: http://www.russellblaylockmd.com/

By Theresa K. Wrangham, NVIC Executive Director

In 2010 two virologists, Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, filed a lawsuit against their former employer and vaccine manufacturer Merck. The lawsuit, which was unsealed in late June, alleges that Merck defrauded the U.S. for over 10 years by overstating the MMR vaccine’s effectiveness. The virologists claim in their lawsuit that they “witnessed firsthand the improper testing and data falsification in which Merck engaged to artificially inflate the vaccine’s efficacy findings.” NVIC’s President and Co-Founder, Barbara Loe Fisher, was interviewed on July 10 by Dr. Joseph Mercola about this most recent lawsuit brought against Merck, which enjoys global vaccine sales totaling over $20 billion a year.
Is the fox guarding the chicken coop?
This is not the first time that quality control issues have been raised regarding Merck vaccines and Fisher points out during the interview that in 2010 Merck’s RotaTeq® vaccine was contaminated with a virus lethal to baby pigs.
During the interview Fisher discusses the dangerously cozy relationship and conflicts of interest that exist between federal agencies charged with vaccine safety oversight and vaccine manufacturers. NVIC has long been on record as calling for an independent investigation into federal agency conflicts of interest and the creation of an independent agency to oversee vaccine safety.
To view the interview, or download the transcript, click here.

By Suzanne Humphries, MD

This is the story of the MMR vaccine and two Merck scientists who filed a lawsuit in 2010 over Merck’s efforts to allegedly “defraud the United States through Merck’s ongoing scheme to sell the government a mumps vaccine that is mislabeled, misbranded, adulterated and falsely certified as having an efficacy rate that is significantly higher than it actually is.” Merck allegedly did this from 2000 onwards in order to maintain its exclusive license to sell the MMR vaccine and keep its monopoly of the US market.

Folks, if you haven’t already heard this elsewhere, this is HUGE news. HERE is Hilary Butler’s excellent account of the ordeal as well as both the 2010 and 2012 official legal complaints. Read More…

Article Posted by International Medical Council on Vaccination

By Suzanne Humphries, MD
The CDC announced on June 8th that they are almost at the finish line of global polio eradication. LINK HERE. They’ve not had a case of wild polio since January 13, 2011. Whoopee! But they still have plenty of paralysis. In fact they have more and more every year. AND …children with non-polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis(AFP), the new name for polio, are at more than twice the risk of dying than those with wild polio infection! In fact, more oral polio vaccine has correlated strongly with “non-polio” AFP. One must wonder what exactly the WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are really going for. Read More…

Article Posted by International Medical Council on Vaccination


A June, 2011 New England Journal Of Medicine article titled “Early-Childhood Membranous Nephropathy Due to Cationic Bovine Serum Albumin”[1] recently caught my attention. Namely, because it admits the plausible association between circulating cationic bovine(cow) serum albumin (BSA, a common vaccine ingredient) and a very difficult-to-treat form of kidney disease called idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). Skeptics often demand peer-reviewed articles to support the fact that vaccines cause bodily harm. Often, while we know what we see in front of us, “scientific” proof is non-existent due to lack of motivation by researchers in exploring the likely associations. Read More

A recent study by UBC’s Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD and Chris Shaw, PhD was published in SAGE Journal concludes that…

“Infants and young children should not be viewed as ‘‘small adults.’’ Their unique physiology makes them much more vulnerable to noxious environmental insults in comparison with the adult population. In spite of this, children are routinely exposed to much higher levels of Al vaccine adjuvants than adults, even though adequate safety data on these compounds are lacking. That Al vaccine adjuvants can induce significant autoimmune conditions in humans can hardly be disputed, although still debatable is how common such side effects are. However, the existing data (or lack thereof) raise questions on whether the current vaccines aimed at pediatric populations can be accepted as having adequate safety profiles. Because infants and children represent those who may be most at risk for complications following vaccination, a more rigorous evaluation of potential vaccine-related adverse health impacts in pediatric populations than what has been provided to date is urgently needed.”

Please click on STUDY to read the entire paper.