Friday, February 06th, 2009 | Author:

Ashley Ryburn, 16, got top grades, danced in the school show choir, and played four sports in high school. Then she got the Gardasil vaccine.

Now she has black-outs, temporary paralysis, painful back spasms, and assorted other ills. Go watch the video of Ashley’s story in her own words.

Merck, the manufacturer/pusher of this drug, deny there are any problems. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says it’s safe, despite 10,326 reports to VAERS of reactions.

Barbara Loe Fisher, of the watchdog group National Vaccine Information Center, says that Gardasil accounted for 20 percent of reactions report to VAERS in 2007 and 2008.

Fisher calls the percentage “unusual” given that Gardasil is new and isn’t mandated.

“This is a whitewash of this vaccine. To say that almost 10,000 reports of reactions, injuries, 30 deaths is all a coincidence is simply not scientifically responsible,” Fisher said. “You have perfectly healthy girls go in and get this shot and then suffer a pattern, a very clear pattern of injury, and some of them are dying. This is not acceptable.”

The side effects all look a lot like what’s been happening to Ashley, Fisher said: brain inflammation, immune system dysfunction, tingling and numbness in the hands, feet and legs, severe headaches, strokes, joint pain, muscle weakness, seizures and memory loss.

Merck, you might recall, is the manufacturer of Vioxx, that was recalled in 2004 because it caused heart attacks and strokes. A quick search shows they also issued a recall in Dec. 2007 of HIB and hepatitis B vaccines for babies, because of contamination … and Hepatitis A vaccine in March 2002, reason unknown … and in July 2007 an injection called Invanz, used for infections, because it had pieces of broken glass in it … and in November 2001 their kava products sold in Germany, because of reports of liver failure.

But the FDA, as usual, says just trust us. And Merck will continue to sell all their expensive vaccine so they can recoup their investment … over the bodies of teenage girls.

Category: FDA, nanny state
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4 Responses
  1. threecollie says:

    I was pushed so hard to get that for my girls. I refused.
    I figured that it was s decision they could make for themselves when the time came. Reading this I am really glad I stuck to my guns.

  2. akaGaGa says:

    I'm glad you stood your ground, 3C. Merck & Co. were behind the big push to make this vaccine mandatory. Thank God enough people fought back that it didn't happen, but they've spent a ton on advertising. Obviously, it worked on at least 10,000 parents of young girls. I'm glad yours weren't among them.

  3. ~ Sara ~ says:

    What I would like to know is this… Does the FDA treat vaccines in the same way as the drugs they test?

    After all when testing a new drug they expect (the exact number has left the building of my memory at the moment)so many odd percent to die and if it’s below that great. How is any death because of a drug to “help” OK?

    As for the Gardasil… If these are the short term effects what are the long? I’ve always wondered if the girls who get the vaccine will have a difficult time getting pregnant later on in life.

  4. akaGaGa says:

    I don’t know what their criteria are either, Sara. I remember reading, though, that just like lobbyists bounce in and out of government jobs, drug manufacturer people bounce in and out of the FDA. So it’s kinda like the fox guarding the hen house.

    And I can’t remember where I read it, so don’t quote me on this, but the tests done on a drug to get it approved are very short-term, and include only a small sampling of people. They consider that when it’s approved and released to the public, that’s their real testing. They actually plan on us being their guinnea pigs. Too bad they don’t let us know that, eh?

    I, for one, try very hard to avoid any drugs that haven’t been around for several years.