Mass vaccination with Cervarix vaccine has been delayed in Scotland.
Dr. Diane Harper, director of the Gynaecological Cancer Research Group at Dartmouth Medical Center in the US, who in fact was paid by GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer’s of the shot, to conduct safety trials, says there’s no proof the vaccine is safe and that safety trials of the Cervarix vaccine should have been conducted for at least four more years before the decision was taken to give the jabs to thousands of girls in schools.
Harper believes the safety tests for side effects should have been conducted for at least a decade and doses given to millions of individuals around the world before any mass vaccination began. She described the cervical cancer vaccination scheme in Scotland as an “experiment”.
“We can’t tell you it’s 100% safe because we don’t know that. I think we would have been better waiting.’
Source: News.Scotsman.com, 2nd November 2008.
VAN UK’s Comment: In an electronic medicines compendium document that we read, dated 24 September 2007, it stated that safety monitoring for Cervarix was only conducted for 30 days, not months or years. This document has now been updated to 2nd September 2008 and now says that girls were followed for side-effects for the duration of the study, but several thousand of these individuals were not followed for more than 30 days:
‘In a pre-defined subset of subjects (Cervarix = 8,130 versus control = 5,786), adverse events were followed for 30 days after each injection.’
http://emc.medicines.org.uk/ and type in Cervarix to find both this document and GlaxoSmithKline’s data sheet.
Gardasil Has Caused 78 cases of Genital Warts Including 3 in School Children
Earlier this year the Watchdog Judicial Watch reported that from information they obtained from the FDA under the freedom of information act – there have been 9749 adverse reactions to Gardasil vaccine and 21 deaths.
Also reported were 27 life threatening cases and 10 miscarriages. There have also been 78 cases of genital warts including 3 cases in primary aged children.
In Fiji, Ragogo writes, “Effectively, Cabinet approved a vaccine which is still being tested so no one can be sure of its effectiveness or long-term side effects. Our children are guinea pigs for a money-making, I mean, drug-making, machine.”
In a television interview with CBS News in May, Dr. Diane Harper, the specialist who helped develop the Gardasil vaccine, said making the vaccination mandatory is “a real danger zone.”
“The vaccine has not been out long enough for us to have post-marketing surveillance to really understand what all of the potential side effects are going to be,” Harper said. “To put in place a process that says you must have this vaccine means that you must be part of a big public experiment and so we can’t do that. We can’t have that until we have more data.”
Source: LifeSiteNews.com 18 November 2008.