Sunday, July 06, 2008

Media Refuses To Prescribe The Truth

A 1662.5 per cent rise in adverse reactions to vaccinations with 1013 reports concerning a particular drug yet the Sydney Sunday Telegraph mentions nowhere in its story that at least eight deaths are associated with the vaccine in the US, along with thousands more serious adverse reactions including paraplegia and blindness.

Why not? Because the vaccine is Australian and its inventor, Professor Ian Frazer, was made Australian of the Year and lauded by an ignorant media that is now reluctant to reveal the truth. Journalists across the country sang the praises of Frazer and joined his call for the vaccination against sexually-transmitted human papilloma virus to be made compulsory for children.

NSW Health's director of communicable diseases, Dr Jeremy McAnulty, says:

"(We) want to check what happens in the real world. All vaccines have some usually very minor side-effects but we are keen to see if some major ones emerge."
Are these major enough?:

"Information has been received … concerning a 17 year old female who in June 2007 … was vaccinated with a first dose of Gardasil … During the evening of the same day, the patient was found unconscious (lifeless) by the mother. Resuscitation was performed by the emergency physician but was unsuccessful. The patient subsequently died."

"Information has been received … concerning a 12 year old female with a history of aortic and mitral valve insufficiency … who on 01-MAR-2007 was vaccinated IM into the left arm with a first does of Gardasil … On 01-MAR-2007 the patient presented to the ED with ventricular tachycardia and died."

"Initial and follow-up information has been received from a physician concerning an 'otherwise healthy' 13 year old female who was vaccinated with her first and second doses of Gardasil. Subsequently, the patient experienced … paralysis from the chest down, lesions of the optic nerve…At the time of the report, the patient had not recovered."
Apparently not serious enough:

Dr McAnulty stressed the benefits of the vaccine in preventing human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cervical cancer, were overwhelming.

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said the Government planned to continue the cervical cancer immunisation program.
Meanwhile, in Australia:

Dr Rachel David, director of public affairs at pharmaceutical company CSL, insisted its vaccination was safe but said the company was also monitoring any adverse reactions.
... while in the US:

(drug company) Merck was lobbying state lawmakers to require the vaccination, but gave that up after its activities were unveiled.
Also in the US:

"Of the 77 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 33 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to fetal abnormities.
Fetal abnormities?

Thalidomide, anyone?

-- Nick

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