Following on from the initial article ‘HPV Vaccine Gardasil‘.
Schoolgirls in Britain will be vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer from September 2008, ministers have announced.
This goes further than recommended by experts, with all aged 12-13 eligible, and a catch-up campaign up to 18.
It is thought that vaccinating against human papilloma virus (HPV) could save hundreds of lives in the UK each year.
Merck, the Big Pharma company who owns Gardasil, is looking at an income of over 100 million from the use of the vaccine in the UK alone.
Problem is, it isn’t safe, but the government (due to lobbying by Merck, no doubt) wants to push this potentially dangerous drug anyway. Let’s look at the stats quickly.
Proportion of demographic: Less than 0.062% of girls to be vaccinated. Cost per potential life saved: 250,000
Now, a few points to make regarding Gardasil. It is not proven safe. It is not 100% percent effective. The average age of contracting cervical cancer is 50. Gardasils’ effectiveness only lasts for 5 years, yet they are giving it to 12 year olds? Potential side effects include Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Gastroenteritis, Bronchospasm, Pharyngitis. It may actually cause cancer.
Some even propose that HPV has nothing to do with the cancer. At all. Source.
Few scientists have a better grasp of the proposed virus/cancer model than Berkeley’s Peter Duesberg PhD. In his scholarly paper tracing the history of the HPV/ cervical cancer story, Duesberg explains why HPV is such an unlikely cause of any cancer:
“no set of viral genes is consistently present or expressed in human cervical cancers.  S HPV does not replicate in the cancer cells. “
So if the mutated cervical cancer cells are not mutating because of abnormal viral genes being spliced into a normal cell, how else could HPV be causing this cancer? Duesberg again:
“the “hit-and-run” mechanism of viral carcinogenesis was proposed. It holds that neither the complete [virus], nor even a part of it, needs to be present in the tumor. Obviously, this is an unfalsifiable, but also an unprovable, hypothesis. 
All that has ever been shown is that HPV is sometimes present in cervical cancer tissue, but as we know it’s also present in half the normal population.
So, the government still thinks that 1. It is cost effective (it isn’t), 2. It is safe (it isn’t), 3. It is 100% effective (it isn’t).
At the very least, shouldn’t these facts and case studies present a viable reason to hold off of the vaccine until more peer-reviewed tests are done? Or is the government more concerned with making money through its corporate partnerships than protecting the people?
More info and data on my post at End of Men. Some good news is that they will only vaccinate with parent’s consent. So at least now you can see a few different viewpoints on the subject.
U.S. news on Gardasil (it was ‘approved’ a while back by the FDA)
Merck ‘wrong’ for lobbying Gardasil.
HPV Vaccine lobby backfires.
Merck Lobbyist Tied To Canadian PM, Who Agrees To Pay For Gardasil.
Medical tyranny in Texas turns teenage girls into HPV vaccination profit centers (opinion).
No Law To Mandate Dangerous, Untested HPV Vaccine (U.S. News).
For more information on vaccines (and if you have an hour and a half) I suggest watching the documentary ‘Vaccines: The Hidden Truth’ on google video, here.