By Judie Brown
Call it a hunch, but those of us at American Life League who have been studying pharmaceutical giant Merck’s marketing plan for Gardasil, commonly known on television by its “one less” mantra, have been suspicious for some time. Apparently, we were right to be less than ecstatic about this latest scheme for “protecting” young women from the human papillomavirus.
Just yesterday, Judicial Watch, a public interest group that investigates government corruption, exposed the findings in new documents they obtained from the federal Food and Drug Administration pertaining to the vaccine’s adverse effects. What have those adverse reactions included?
Here is a partial list:
10 deaths have been reported since September 2007. The total number of death reports is at least 18 and as many as 20.Just since January 2008, the following incidents have been reported: 140 “serious” reports, 27 of which were categorized as “life-threatening,”
*]10 spontaneous abortions and
*]six cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.[/LIST]
For those with a keen interest in this matter, the complete 25-page document prepared by Judicial Watch is online at judicialwatch.org/documents/2008/JWReportFDAhpvVaccineRecords.pdf. The Alliance for Human Research Protection has been on the case for at least the past 18 months and is equally concerned about the possible jeopardy that children will be in if parents don’t take this matter seriously and become familiar with this vaccine’s side effects.