Examiner | 28 May 2016
While the U.S. media is consistently silent about any risks from cervical cancer vaccines such as Gardasil, respected media around the world continues to report on concerns about serious health risks involved in the controversial vaccines. Newspaper and television stations in countries such as Denmark, Ireland, England, Japan and India offer glimpses into the devastating health effects that an alarming number of girls — and now boys — are reporting following vaccination with the HPV vaccine.
Britain’s Daily Express reported “Tens of thousands of teen girls suffer serious illnesses after HPV cervical cancer jab” in June of 2015, writing:
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency announced that 8,228 young girls had suffered debilitating side effects from the HPV injection.
However, the number is estimated to be only ten per cent of the true number of teens struck down with severe side effects after taking the vaccine.
The newspaper further noted that the total number of illnesses associated with the HPV vaccine is higher than the number of side effects reported in all other routine health programs combined. They added:
Otherwise healthy school-aged girls have reportedly suffered chest and abdominal pains, exhaustion, breathing difficulties, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which triggers an abnormally high heart rate, and fibromyalgia, which causes chronic pain throughout the body.
In more than a quarter of the cases, the effects have apparently been so severe that they were considered ‘life-threatening’ and required immediate medical treatment.
Asia’s Asahi Shimbun reported this March on plans by some young women in Japan to sue over debilitating vaccine injuries they claim were caused by the HPV vaccine, which Japan no longer recommends. The newspaper reported:
The government in April 2013 recommended the vaccinations for sixth-graders through first-year high school students. But this recommendation was withdrawn two months later following a series of reports about serious health problems.
By that time, an estimated 3.4 million women had been inoculated against cervical cancer. The ministry said it had received 2,700 reports about suspected side effects by the end of June 2015.
The Japan Times also reported in 2013 on some injured girls who met with government officials to call for and end to the recommendation for the HPV vaccine (which Japan later did) and more research into how to help the victims of adverse reactions to the vaccine. They reported:
According to Dr. Sotaro Sato, who has examined many cervical vaccine victims, the convulsions, inability to walk, and involuntary hand and toe movements are being caused by encephalomyelitis, or the inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
“Cervical cancer vaccines, which are chemically bound to special types of adjuvants, often trigger encephalomyelitis,” he said.
“Since the vaccines cause autoantibodies against the brain’s neuronal fibers to be produced in many cases, they have triggered demyelinating disorders,” he said, adding they have also induced many cases of cerebral vasculitis.
Cerebral vasculitis causes the body’s immune system to attack blood vessels in the brain, often leading to hemorrhaging, said Sato, who runs a hospital in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture.
The UK’s Daily Mail reported on a 13 year old girl who died after having the cervical cancer vaccine. They reported:
Shazel Zaman, 13, was suffering with a severe headache, vomiting and dizziness after having the HPV vaccine and her symptoms became so severe that her family took her to Fairfield Hospital in Bury.
But the family claim that a doctor dismissed her condition was linked to the cervical cancer jab and sent her home citing a stomach bug.
She was found collapsed and unconscious with no pulse an hour later at her home in Bury, and died in hospital four hours later.
Ireland’s Independent reported on the rising number of girls who were developing severe illnesses after having the HPV vaccine. After they ran a story of 131 girls who had developed “acute physical side-effects” after receiving the vaccines in their schools, eighteen more girls contacted the newspaper with similar stories in the next week. They reported:
Anna Cannon, a spokesperson for Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma (Regret), a group representing parents all over the country, is calling on the Government to meet with the 143 Irish teenagers now suffering debilitating health issues. “Lives have been turned upside down. Our numbers are growing every day, as parents become aware that their daughter is not an isolated case,” she claimed.
By the following October, 91 more girls had contacted the paper with reports of severe side effects from the HPV vaccine. The newspaper reported:
The girls claim to be suffering from chronic fatigue, seizures, constant pain, extreme anxiety, numbness and other side effects.
Ireland’s Wexford People reported on one mother who is accusing state health officials of stifling reports on adverse reactions to the Gardasil vaccine. They wrote:
Susan Whitmore, from Castlebridge, said her daughter Tamara had been suffering from a litany of complaints since late in 2011 when she was first given the drug Gardasil as part of an immunisation programme carried out at secondary schools.
‘My daughter was a very healthy, sporty outgoing active child until she received the Gardasil vaccine. Then her life changed dramatically, she started suffering from persistent pain, muscle pains, memory impairment, headaches, sore throats, joint and menstrual problems, seizures, auto immune illnesses, chronic fatigue and nose bleeds to name but a few…
She said an urgent, independent and transparent investigation is needed and said the latest EMA report on Gardasil, which quotes its benefits, is flawed because many of its contributors had ‘huge ties to the pharmaceutical industry’.
Fox News Latino reported in 2014:
A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer.
Authorities say they still don’t know what caused more than 200 girls in El Carmen de Bolivar to come down with symptoms ranging from fainting to numbness in the hands and headaches. Some have hinted that the town of 95,000 near Colombia’s Caribbean coast could be experiencing a rare case of mass hysteria.
Parents are on edge however because all the girls, ranging in ages from 9 to 16, were injected in recent months with the vaccine Gardasil. On Wednesday, residents marched peacefully to demand a thorough investigation…
Over the weekend 120 girls were rushed to hospitals, collapsing the town’s limited medical facilities.
TV2, one of Denmark’s national television stations, aired a documentary in March of 2015 on HPV vaccines entitled, The Vaccinated Girls – Sick and Betrayed. It focused on the condition of girls suffering from serious new medical conditions after being vaccinated against HPV with Gardasil. The public can view the documentary (with English subtitles) here.
India’s Economic Times reported on devastating health problems plaguing children in areas where HPV vaccines were tested, writing:
Months later, many girls started falling ill and by 2010 five of them died. Two more deaths were reported from Vadodara, Gujarat, where an estimated 14,000 children studying in schools meant for tribal children were also vaccinated with another brand of HPV vaccine, Cervarix, manufactured by GSK. Earlier in the week, the Associated Press reported that scores of teenaged girls were hospitalised in a small town in northern Colombia with symptoms that parents suspect could be an adverse reaction to Gardasil.
The Economic Times further noted concerns about serious health conditions that developed in many girls after vaccination and some deaths, which were dismissed as unrelated to the vaccine trials. They reported:
When a team of health activists from an NGO that specializes in women’s health named Sama visited Khammam in March 2010 on a fact-finding mission, they were told that as many as 120 girls experienced adverse reactions such as epileptic seizures, severe stomach ache, headaches and mood swings. The Sama report also said there had been cases of early onset of menstruation following the vaccination, heavy bleeding and severe menstrual cramps among many students. The standing committee pulled up the relevant state governments for the shoddy investigation into these deaths. It said it was disturbed to find that “all the seven deaths were summarily dismissed as unrelated to vaccinations without in-depth investigations.
These are just a small fraction of recent news reports from respected international media sources about HPV vaccine damages. While newspapers and television stations in much of the world continue to discuss concerns about HPV vaccines and possible health risks, U.S. media continues to avoid coverage of any controversy or concerns. In the meantime, HPV vaccines continue to be some of the biggest sources of revenue for pharmaceutical companies. Indeed, Merck reported $1.9 billion in Gardasil sales in 2015.
It is important for girls and boys to be educated about cervical cancer and the HPV virus, including how to prevent transmission and reduce risks. Before giving your child this — or any — vaccination, be sure to thoroughly research both the disease and the vaccine.
For more information about the HPV virus, see:
For more information about cervical cancer, see:
- Cancer.org: Cervical Cancer