Joseph Mercola, DO
Merck has launched a very powerful ad campaign urging girls to become “one less” victim to cervical cancer. Well, this fear tactic has scared about 18 million U.S. women into getting the Gardasil vaccine since it was approved in 2006.
Yet, despite its annual sales of $1 billion, Gardasil has not become the blockbuster drug that Merck hoped it would be. Fortunately, people are wising up; aside from the moral issue of whether or not the vaccine encourages promiscuity, the long-term effects of the drug are completely unknown, and the immediate side effects are turning out to be quite serious, even deadly.
The federal government’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System has received over 9,700 reports of problems since the vaccine’s introduction in 2006. These problems just keep growing and include paralysis, seizures and miscarriage, along with 20 deaths that may be linked to the vaccine!
This didn’t stop Merck from pushing for an expansion of uses for Gardasil, which the FDA just approved. Now Gardasil can also be promoted to prevent two rare vaginal and vulvar cancers. At least the FDA made the right choice and decided NOT to approve Gardasil for the prevention of cervical cancer in women aged 27 to 45 (currently it’s approved for girls 9 through 26).
If more women knew the reality about the human papillomavirus (HPV), the one that can sometimes lead to cervical cancer, I doubt any of them would voluntarily receive this vaccine. (Maybe that’s why Merck was pushing so hard to make it mandatory for schoolgirls.)
So before you even think about getting this potentially dangerous vaccination, make sure you know what you’re risking your health for.
The Facts About HPV
There are more than 100 types of human papillomaviruses. Of them, only 10-30 can cause cervical cancer. The rest can lead to skin infections that cause genital warts or common warts on your hands and feet.
Although these are very common viruses, and an estimated 25 million Americans have HPV infections, there’s actually little cause for alarm because, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “In 90 percent of cases, your body’s immune system clears the HPV infection naturally within two years.”
This is true whether the infection is the type that can cause warts or cancer.
Still, the marketers of Gardasil would have you believe that getting the vaccine will protect girls from the slight risk of cervical cancer that does exist — but this is not the case.
The Gardasil vaccine contains just four types of HPV out of the more than 100 strains. If you contract one of the 96+ types that aren’t included, you’re out of luck. And, if you’ve already been exposed to one of the four types of virus in the vaccine, it doesn’t work against those either.
So, even if you accept the risks and get vaccinated, your chances of getting some form of HPV are still very high. Whether or not the HPV virus will lead to genital warts or cervical cancer, however, depends in large part on the state of your immune system.
Why Risk Your Life to Prevent an Avoidable Disease?
Deadly blood clots, acute respiratory failure, cardiac arrest and “sudden death due to unknown causes” have all occurred in girls shortly after they’ve received the Gardasil vaccine. These are obviously atrocious risks to perhaps prevent cervical cancer one day down the road.
Well, according to the CDC more than 6 million women contract HPV annually, yet less than 3,900 women will die from cervical cancer out of those 6 million.
This is because, as I said earlier, your immune system can clear up HPV 90 percent of the time. Meanwhile, cervical cancer is caused by an infection spread through sexual contact, so it is behaviorally avoidable. [text omitted]
The bottom line is that Gardasil is largely ineffective, potentially very dangerous and a major waste of money. In order to keep your daughter healthy, why not take these simple steps that can prevent HPV and cervical cancer far better than a vaccine ever could:
- Talk to your kids about HPV. This infection is sexually transmitted, so it is 100 percent preventable through lifestyle choices.
- Realize the power of your emotions. An emerging school of thought called German New Medicine (GNM) shows how specific stressful events or “conflict shocks” trigger cancer and other diseases in your body.
Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, who developed GNM, believes that cancer is a phase that occurs while your body heals itself from this emotional trauma, and that the key to overcoming the disease lies in resolving your emotional conflicts.
- Keep your immune system strong. A healthy immune system is better able to handle a heavier emotional and physical stress load. The ideal healthy habits to keep your body and mind strong are detailed in these 12 changes that will cut your cancer risk in half.