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Gardasil Reactions and Deaths on the Rise

July 24, 2007 | 76,165 views

In May 2007, it was reported that over 1,600 adverse reactions, including three deaths, had been linked to Gardasil, Merck’s new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV).

Among those reactions, 371 were classified as serious, and, of the 42 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 18 experienced side effects including spontaneous abortion and fetal abnormalities.

It appears those reactions, and deaths, are steadily rising. A review of the National Vaccine Information Center revealed the following statistic about this vaccine: 2,207 adverse reactions to Gardasil have been reported. Among them:
  • 5 girls died
  • 31 were considered life-threatening
  • 1,385 required a visit to the emergency room
  • 451 of the girls have not recovered as of July 2007
  • 51 of the girls were disabled
Gardasil “may be more dangerous than consumers have been led to believe,” according to one public-interest group, and an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine has also raised questions about the vaccine‘s effectiveness.

The Heartland Institute August 1, 2007

Renew America July 22, 2007


Dr. Mercola's Comments:

These are hefty risks for a vaccine that only sometimes protects against HPV, which is virtually 100 percent avoidable without a vaccine.

It’s essential to get the facts about HPV before considering this or any potentially dangerous vaccine. First off, although there are more than 6 million cases of HPV each year, just 2 percent of the patients in a recent study were infected by the kinds of HPV that put them at high risk for developing cervical cancer.

Furthermore, about 90 percent of HPV cases clear up on their own within two years.

You need to be aware that if you eat right, exercise and keep stress in your life under control, your immune system is typically healthy enough to clear up the vast majority of HPV infections.

In addition, the vaccine is not fool-proof. You can still get “non-vaccine” types of HPV even if you get vaccinated. In fact, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that only 3 percent of their study participants were infected with the types of HPV that Gardasil was concocted to prevent.

Finally, remember that HPV is a sexually transmitted disease, which means that it is also easily preventable by modifying your lifestyle habits.

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