Deaths Associated with HPV Vaccine Rolling In, Over 3500 Adverse Affects Reported

By John-Henry Westen

TORONTO, September 20, 2007 ( – As Canada, in large part due to aggressive behind the scenes lobbying, rolls out the not-comprehensively-tested Merck HPV vaccine for girls as young as nine, a look at developments on the vaccine south of the border should cause Canadians serious concern.  In the United States a similar lobby campaign by the same company launched the mass HPV vaccination of girls beginning in June last year. 

In just little over a year, the HPV vaccine has been associated with at least five deaths, not to mention thousands of reports of adverse effects, hundreds deemed serious, and many that required hospitalization.

Judicial Watch, a U.S. government watchdog, became concerned while noting large donations to key politicians originating from Merck.  A freedom of information request from the group in May of this year discovered that during the period from June 8, 2006 – when the vaccines received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) –  to May 2007 there were 1,637 reports of adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine reported to the FDA.

Three deaths were related to the vaccine, including one of a 12-year-old.  One physician’s assistant reported that a female patient “died of a blood clot three hours after getting the Gardasil vaccine.” Two other reports, on girls 12 and 19, reported deaths relating to heart problems and/or blood clotting.

As of May 11, 2007, the 1,637 adverse vaccination reactions reported to the FDA via the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) included 371 serious reactions.  Of the 42 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 18 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to fetal abnormities. 

Side effects published by Merck & Co. warn the public about potential pain, fever, nausea, dizziness and itching after receiving the vaccine.  Indeed, 77% of the adverse reactions reported are typical side effects to vaccinations.  But other more serious side effects reported include paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and seizures. 

Judicial Watch informed that a subsequent request for information on adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine, covering the period from May 2007 to September 2007, found that an additional 1800 adverse reactions have been reported, including more deaths.  Exactly how many more deaths occurred will be released in the coming days, Judicial Watch’s Dee Grothe informed

The report on the moneyed lobbying efforts of Merck in the U.S. was reported in February.  (see )

However the Canadian lobby effort by Merck’s Canadian affiliate Merck Frosst Canada has been underway using powerful lobbyists with close connections to the politicians who have signed off on massive government funded vaccination programs. 

The Toronto Star recently reported that Merck Frosst Canada Ltd hired public relations giant Hill & Knowlton to push the immunization strategies using some well-connected lobbyists: Ken Boessenkool, a former senior policy adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper; Bob Lopinski, formerly with Premier Dalton McGuinty’s office; and Jason Grier, former chief of staff to Health Minister George Smitherman.

Harper’s Conservative Government approved Merck’s HPV vaccine Gardasil in July and later announced a $300 million program to give the vaccine to girls from ages 9-13. That of course is only the beginning of what Merck likely hopes will be a much larger vaccination of all potentially sexually active women in Canada who are not already HPV infected. In August, McGuinty’s Ontario Liberals, on the advice of his Health Minister George Smitherman, announced that all Grade 8 girls will have free access to Gardasil.

One of the major complaints by physicians is that the HPV vaccination program has been implemented before adequate testing has been completed.  Long-term effects of the vaccine remain unknown.  Many are asking why the seemingly reckless rush?

At least one answer to that question comes from the fact that Merck currently is the sole provider of an HPV vaccine with its Gardasil product.  A competing HPV vaccine, Glaxo Smith Kline’s Cervarix, is set to hit the market in January 2008. As more children are vaccinated with Gardasil, fewer will be able to later receive the necessary repeat boosters of a competing, incompatible vaccine. Merck is in a race to capture as much of the market as it can, consuming many millions of taxpayer dollars.

U.S. sales of Gardasil are expected to reach $1 billion in the first year of its availability.

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The reports from the FDA Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System detailing the three previous deaths are available here:…

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Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland included an amendment in the Senate version of the Farm Bill when it passed in December that would force the FDA to wait until further studies are done before ruling on the safety of food from cloned animals.

Caught taking down McCain signs and putting up Romney signs….

Bad Sign for Romney –

Some Mitt Romney supporters (staff members?) have been caught on camera showing just how low they can go. Watch this insanity.
See the video and read the rest at;

Now that Clinton is finished, we need to lose all the Bushy Favorite Sons.

That would be McCain, Romney and Guiliani.  They are the torches for the BUSH agenda. NOTHING whatsoever will change. They are crowned jewels to the Bushies. Bush even hosted Romney in the Library for his say nothing about mormonism speech.

 If you want change, my dear Repub friends, you have two choices. One is Huck. One is Paul. Pick one.

If you vote for McCain, Romney or Guiliani, you are getting far more of the same.

Thanks in advance for not screwing it up again.  We did our part for moving away from Clinton.

You have to do YOUR PART.

McCain, Huck, Paul, Romney, Giuliani, Clinton, Obama, Edwards and Gore

I am going to say it out loud. The only ones who could move this country in the right direction have already left the race, or are being ignored. The ones left, are left on purpose. Dodd and Biden had real answers and real integrity. Kucinich as well. Ron Paul,,  God Bless Him, can’t get a cup of coffee at the Republican National Headquarters.  If he is genuine, and I am not here to say he is, but, if he is, then you can understand why the Gate Keepers of Zion don’t want him anywhere near there Golden Federal Reserve. Ladies and Gentlemen, and those in between……hang on to your hats.

Clinton is toast. Buh bye.

Romney is toast if he loses NH  ( one can only pray to the real Jesus)

Guliani  ( there are no words)

Huck  – I could do Huck if I have to. He’s got orbs.

McCain- I like the guy personally. But, teaming with Leiberman…BIG MISTAKE

Obama:  Too heavy on the poetry dude. Makes me wonder. What else ya got buddy?

Edwards:  I love him. But, he ran with John Kerry and my feelings about Kerry need

serious healing. I blame him for this mess. And Gore (who is soon to make a presidential appearence. )

Thompson:   yawn

I want Joe Biden, or Chris Dodd, or Dennis Kucinich. PERIOD.

But, the clock has passed the hour of truth – and now we will live out our lives in a movie of our own making.

It’s times like this I wish I was still a Mormon. At least I’d have kick ass food storage.

Who is Mitt and his fathers in the Mormon Church? He didn’t speak to it in his address.

He has been a stake president which is a very difficult position in my church.  His father was also a stake president and patriarch and as governor was known to be a man of very high moral fiber and character.  And Mitt’s uncle, Marion G. Romney, was known to every Mormon in the world in his position as 1st Counselor in the First Presidency, the #2 position in the entire Church.


Lawrence O’Donnell speaks his truth about Romney and racism. If you have not seen this, learn a little more about Mitt Romney.

Romney *mis-spoke* about seeing his father march with MLK

—-Or is *mis spoke* the right word anymore ? I mean, if it weren’t so pathectically ridiculous, I would be on the floor laughing. But, it goes beyond funny….and pathetic doesn’t it. What is the word I am looking for?  Go here and see what I saw.


ABC News has actual footage of a lying MITT ROMNEY and calls him on it. THIS piece of tape is arguable thee MOST BIZARRE LIE ROMNEY HAS TOLD. He was a Mormon Bishop of a large church. He knows the Doctrine forward and BACKWARDS. His lineage is aligned with the founders of the church. DO NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY until you have seen this video from ABC News.


Romney will turn over our democracy to his attorneys. They will decide – NOT THE CONGRESS, whether we go to war and drop a nuclear bomb on Iran, or anyone else. The Lawyers. Mitt’s Lawyers. Super Rich Lawyers who have no idea what your name is, nor do they care.