Michael Balter wrote:
>I would be interested in hearing list members' 
>views on the cervical cancer vaccine 
>controversy. Is this a pharmaceutical industry 
>plot to make piles of profits, a vital 
>protection for young women, or both? How do 
>progressive science-oriented folks deal with controversies like this?
>Just asking.

The NY Daily News (Friday, Feb. 9, 2007) printed 
an article stating that NY State legislator Amy 
Paulin (D-Scarsdale) is introducing legislation 
"mandating girls be inoculated with the 
three-shot series agains human papilloma virus, a 
sexually transmitted disease that causes 70 percent of cervical cancers.

"Children whose parents have religious objections 
to the vaccine, called Gardasil, would be exempt."

Paulin goes on to say that her daughter has 
already taken the first of the three shots, and 
Merck (the vaccine's manufacturer) has inundated 
TV with exciting commercials for the vaccine 
designed to appeal to teenage girls and young 
women, to be part of the "one less" MOVEMENT (that it has invented).

In addition, "Gov. Spitzer has allotted $5 
million in his budget to buy the $360 series for 
low-income women and those without insurance. ... 
Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued an executive order 
last Friday that girls there get the shots, and 
at least 17 other states are debating similar 
requirements. ... " [This was just reversed, due 
to outrage by the populace in Texas.]

According to the article, "some 10,000 women are 
diagnosed with cervical cancer each year [in the 
US] and 4,000 die of it." (written by Jordan Lite, jlite(at)

No mention anywhere of the relationship between 
cervical cancer and environmental toxins and pesticides.

So I'm posting, below, the articles from Kelly 
Hoffman's interesting 
website.  that she 
referenced in a letter to the SprayNo listserve. 
These are very informative, although there are 
some claims made there that I have problems with 
(such as calling the 20,541 girls and women in 
the study a "very small sample", for instance -- 
it's not a small sample at all.)

I am also concerned that the main article on the 
subject is unsigned. It is taken from where it is also 
unsigned. This site seems to have some links to 
Alex Jones' Prison Planet. I recognize why in 
this day and age people are unwilling to expose 
themselves to retributions from the 
pharmaceutical industry just for telling the 
truth and so do not sign their articles. Still, 
this is a problem as to the expertise of the 
writers of the critique of the study.

That said, one startling claim in the articles 
Kelly Hoffman has posted to her site is that the 
study itself is tainted because 90 percent of the 
10,000 people in the control group were not given 
true placebos, but actually "given injections 
containing an aluminum salt adjuvant (vaccine 
enhancer) that is also a component of GARDASIL. 
... Alum adjuvants are suspected to be 
responsible for Gulf War disease and other 
possible vaccination-related complications."

So basically the claim here is that the number of 
women in the control group developing genital 
This is a very serious claim -- if this turns out 
to be true, it is astounding, as is the assertion 
that NONE (ZERO) of the women in the control 
group actually developed cervical cancer. In that 
case, the comparison is totally flawed and there 
would zeno basis for this vaccine whatsoever! The 
author writes that "this vaccine’s supposed 
efficacy is based on the fact that the vaccinated 
group ended up with far fewer cases (5 vs. about 
200) of genital warts and “precancerous lesions” 
(dysplasias) than the alum injected “control” subjects."

Shocking indeed, if true. As this is a breaking 
and fast-stampeded story, we need to gather all information .....

Cure or Threatening Hoax?

1) GARDASIL is a vaccine for 4 strains of the 
human papillomavirus (HPV), two strains that are 
strongly associated (and probably cause) genital 
warts and two strains that are typically 
associated (and may cause) cervical cancer. About 
90% of people with genital warts show exposure to 
one of the two HPV strains strongly suspected to 
cause genital warts. About 70% of women with 
cervical cancer show exposure to one of the other 
two HPV strains that the vaccine is designed to confer resistance to.

2) HPV is a sexually communicable (not an 
infectious) virus. When you consider all strains 
of HPV, over 70% of sexually active males and 
females have been exposed. A condom helps a lot 
(70% less likely to get it), but has not been 
shown to stop transmission in all cases (only one 
study of 82 college girls who self-reported about 
condom use has been done). For the vast majority 
of women, exposure to HPV strains (even the four 
“bad ones” protected for in GARDASIL) results in 
no known health complications of any kind.

3) Cervical cancer is not a deadly nor prevalent 
cancer in the US or any other first world nation. 
Cervical cancer rates have declined sharply over 
the last 30 years and are still declining. 
Cervical cancer accounts for less than 1% of of 
all female cancer cases and deaths in the US. 
Cervical cancer is typically very treatable and 
the prognosis for a healthy outcome is good. The 
typical exceptions to this case are old women, 
women who are already unhealthy and women who 
don’t get pap smears until after the cancer has existed for many years.

4) Merck’s clinical studies for GARDASIL were 
problematic in several ways. Only 20,541 women 
were used (half got the “placebo”) and their 
health was followed up for only four years at 
maximum and typically 1-3 years only. More 
critically, only 1,121 of these subjects were 
less than 16. The younger subjects were only 
followed up for a maximum of 18 months. 
Furthermore, less than 10% of these subjects 
received true placebo injections. The others were 
given injections containing an aluminum salt 
adjuvant (vaccine enhancer) that is also a 
component of GARDASIL. This is scientifically 
preposterous, especially when you consider that 
similar alum adjuvants are suspected to be 
responsible for Gulf War disease and other 
possible vaccination related complications.

5) Both the “placebo” groups and the vaccination 
groups reported a myriad of short term and medium 
term health problems over the course of their 
evaluations. The majority of both groups reported 
minor health complications near the injection 
site or near the time of the injection. Among the 
vaccination group, reports of such complications 
were slightly higher. The small sample that was 
given a real placebo reported far fewer 
complications ­ as in less than half. 
Furthermore, most if not all longer term 
complications were written off as not being 
potentially vaccine caused for all subjects.

6) Because the pool of subjects were so small and 
the rates of cervical cancer are so low, NOT A 
LESS DIED OF IT. Instead, this vaccine’s supposed 
efficacy is based on the fact that the vaccinated 
group ended up with far fewer cases (5 vs. about 
200) of genital warts and “precancerous lesions” 
(dysplasias) than the alum injected “control” subjects.

7) Because the tests included just four years of 
follow up at most, the long term effects and 
efficacy of this vaccine are completely unknown 
for anyone. All but the shortest term effects are 
completely unknown for little girls. Considering 
the tiny size of youngster study, the data about 
the shortest terms side effects for girls are also dubious.

8) GARDASIL is the most expensive vaccine ever 
marketed. It requires three vaccinations at $120 
a pop for a total price tag of $360. It is 
expected to be Merck’s biggest cash cow of this and the next decade.

These are simply the facts of the situation as 
presented by Merck and the FDA. This vaccine was 
just approved in June, 2006. It was never tested 
on pre-teens except in a tiny trial run with at 
most 18 months of follow up. Even if we subscribe 
to the theory that HPV causes cervical cancer, 
there is ZERO hard data showing that this vaccine 
reduces cervical cancer rates or cervical cancer 
mortality rates, which are both already very low 
in the US and getting lower every year. Now Texas 
has already made this vaccine mandatory for 
middle school with all sorts of useful idiots and 
Big Pharma operatives clamoring for more states 
to make this vaccine COMPULSORY immediately.

(This information was sourced from

Remedies for HPV
and Other Warts

The following was taken from ABC Homeopathy

Homoeopathy has potential to stimulate body's 
natural healing capacity and to restore the disturbed immune system.

There are around 3000 homoeopathy medicines 
derived from various natural resources and 
effective against plethora of diseases. Among all 
Thuja is very frequently used homoeopathy 
medicines for HPV or Warts of any kind.

Principal sycotic remedies in Homoeopathy are:


Please do not use all remedies, just select one 
according to your symptoms and nature.

The Following are the BIOTHERAPIC NOSODES;


Adverse Events from the Gardasil Vaccine

Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Safety

Analysis of Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System Reports:
Adverse Reactions, Concerns and Implications

(Report from National Vaccine Information Center)

On June 8th 2006, the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA) announced the approval of 
GARDASIL, and on June 29th the Advisory Committee 
on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) voted to 
recommend adding GARDASIL human papilloma virus 
vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control's 
national childhood recommended immunization 
schedule. On July 14th the first report of a 
serious reaction to the vaccine was filed with 
the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

A 16-year-old Illinois girl was vaccinated July 
7th and 13 days later developed symptoms 
eventually diagnosed as Guillian-Barre Syndrome. 
A 14-year-old girl in the District of Columbia 
was vaccinated on July 11th and complained of 
severe pain immediately following the injection, 
fell off the examining table and experienced a 10 
to 15 second fainting spell ending up in the 
emergency room with a headache and speech 
problems. The report of this reaction, the first 
in the nation, was filed on July 14th, 15 days after the ACIP vote.

Six months later, 82 reports of GARDASIL 
reactions have been submitted to VAERS on behalf 
of at least 84 young girls and 2 boys.[1] 
Reaction reports have come in from 21 states and 
the District of Columbia.[2] Reactions were 
reported for children and young adults ranging in 
age from 11 to 27. Of the reports indicating what 
day the vaccine was given and the reaction 
occurred, 63 percent stated that the reaction 
occurred the same day the vaccine was given. All 
but three of the reports were for reactions that 
occurred within one week of vaccination.

This document is divided into three sections. The 
first section describes reaction reports for a 
number of reported adverse events: neurological 
symptoms including syncopal episodes and 
seizures, arthralgia and joint pain, 
Guillian-Barre Syndrome, and other immunological 
reactions. The second section addresses concerns 
related to vaccinating individuals already 
infected with HPV. The last section discusses 
issues that need to be addressed by government 
regulators and the manufacturer and 
considerations for clinicians and consumers.

Reported Adverse Events

Presumably, the reactions described below 
occurred after the first dose of GARDASIL. 
GARDASIL is given in a three-dose series. None of 
the reports stated that the children and adults 
experiencing problems had previously been vaccinated with GARDASIL.

Syncopal Episodes and Seizures. One-quarter of 
all reports filed after GARDASIL vaccination were 
for neurologic adverse events including loss of 
consciousness, syncope, syncopal events and 
seizures. An additional five reports included 
symptoms of dizziness and feeling faint.

Syncope is defined as a temporary suspension of 
consciousness due to generalized cerebral 
ischemia (inadequate blood flow and lack of 
oxygen). The reports of syncopal episodes and 
their descriptions are remarkable. A physician 
from Washington State reported that in one 
morning, three patients experienced syncopal 
episodes. On August 8th another physician's 
office reported that two patients experienced 
syncopal episodes on the same day.

Although these reports did not detail what 
happened to the individuals experiencing these 
syncopal episodes, other reports did. The 
14-year-old DC girl mentioned earlier experienced 
a syncopal episode combined with amblyopia (poor 
vision in one eye), abnormal speech, vomiting, and headache.

Also experiencing vision problems, a 17-year-old 
New York girl reported feeling dizzy and her 
vision went "black for a few seconds" and she 
turned pale and lips turned purple and she also 
had fever and chills. Similar to the DC girl, on 
July 18th immediately after being vaccinated, a 
22-year-old Kentucky woman experienced slurred 
speech accompanied by pallor and shock.

On August 29th, two hours after being vaccinated, 
a 15-year-old New York girl who had a history of 
asthma and was on four asthma medications 
experienced difficulty swallowing prompting a 
visit to the emergency room. On August 17th, 15 
minutes after being vaccinated, a 14-year-old 
Pennsylvania girl passed out in the car on the way home.

Most of the reports do not describe what happened 
as a result of the syncopal episode but a few do. 
One 11-year-old Florida girl fell from the 
examining table and two Washington girls fell - a 
16-year-old girl fell and hit her head on a 
carpeted concrete surface and a 14-year-old girl fell down and broke her nose.

Whether the 22 girls who experienced syncopal 
episodes actually experienced atonic seizures 
cannot be determined from these reports. Four 
girls, however, displayed observable seizure 
activity. The 11-year-old Florida girl who fell 
from the table also displayed "tonic posturing." 
Tonic posturing is a type of seizure where 
sustained contraction of muscles in the legs and 
arms occurs and consciousness is impaired.

The 16-year-old Washington girl who fell and hit 
her head on the floor lost consciousness for one 
minute and displayed tonic posturing of her right 
hand. Additionally, a 15-year-old girl from 
Virginia was described as having "a mild 
seizure." In California, a 13-year-old girl was 
walking down the hall after her vaccination, fell 
and had a 15-second tonic/clonic seizure. 
Tonic/clonic seizures are also known as "grand mal" seizures.

Additionally, there were reports of dyskinesia 
(difficulty or distortion in performing voluntary 
movements) and hypokinesia (slow or diminished 
movement of the body musculature) both of which have neurological implications.

Arthralgia, Joint Pain and Fever. Arthralgia is 
defined as pain in the joints. Concerns about 
arthritis were raised during the GARDASIL 
clinical trials. Reports of arthralgia in one or 
more joints accompanied by fever were noted in 
five instances from four young girls and women in 
Wisconsin, Texas and New York, and one 18-year-old New York male.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Reports state that two 
recently vaccinated 16-year-old girls - one from 
Illinois and the other from Mississippi - were 
diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS) 
following vaccination with GARDASIL. In both 
cases, the onset of symptoms occurred 13 days 
after vaccination. According to the National 
Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke:

GBS is a serious disorder in which the body's 
immune system attacks part of the peripheral 
nervous system. The first symptoms of this 
disorder include varying degrees of weakness or 
tingling sensations in the legs. In many 
instances, the weakness and abnormal sensations 
spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms 
can increase in intensity until certain muscles 
cannot be used at all and, when severe, the 
patient is almost totally paralyzed. … 
Vaccinations can trigger onset of GBS.[3]

The Illinois girl described earlier was 
vaccinated on July 7th and symptoms were evident 
by July 20th. The girl also experienced gait 
abnormalities (trouble walking properly), 
asthenia (weakness without loss of strength), 
paresthesia (burning, prickling, tingling or 
numbness sensation usually felt in the hands, 
arms, feet and legs), and hyperkinesia (abnormal 
increase in muscle movement). The Mississippi 
girl was vaccinated on July 31st and by August 
13th she had increasing numbness and tingling in 
her feet and hands and was subsequently evaluated 
by a neurologist and diagnosed with GBS. The 
current health status of these girls is not known.

In both of these cases, the girls were also 
vaccinated with Aventis Pasteur's Menactra, a 
vaccine for meningococcal infections. Menactra 
has previously been associated with 
Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and the FDA and others have issued alerts.

Other Adverse Reactions.
Additionally, a number of other reactions to 
GARDASIL are noted in VAERS reports and they 
include: urticaria (hives); pruritus (itching); 
macular and papular rashes; blisters and vesicles 
near the injection site; swollen arms; 
lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes); red, hot 
swollen knots at injection site; burning, 
stabbing, severe and radiating pain at the 
injection site and in the affected limb during 
and after injection; nausea and vomiting; 
infections and skin ulcers, and other allergic reactions.

To read the rest of this report go to

Business Targets Young Girls and Women with Gardasil Vaccine for Big Profits

The governor of Texas just overroad the 
legislative process and declared an executive 
order mandating Merck's new vaccine Gardasil for 
all public school age girls 11 years and older. 
Merck is claiming Gardasil will protect young 
girls and women from four strains of human 
papillomaviruses, which in some cases is believed to lead to cervical cancer.

This from the USA Today, "Bypassing the 
Legislature, Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed an 
order Friday making Texas the first state to 
require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against 
the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

By issuing an executive order, Perry apparently 
sidesteps opposition in the Legislature from 
conservatives and parents' rights groups who fear 
such a requirement would condone premarital sex 
and interfere with the way parents raise their children."

As a woman and a mom, I am outraged that big 
business is infecting our state leaders and 
making them believe it is okay to take away our 
parental and individual rights for our health freedom.

It should never be governments right to "mandate" 
anything that goes into our bodies. This is an 
ULTIMATE infringement on human rights. Of course, 
as a side note they will quietly mention that 
exemptions are allowed to parents and their 
children via religious and medical exemptions. 
However, it has been my experience that most 
citizens and even healthcare professionals are not aware of these exemptions.

In many states, when parents take immunization 
exemptions they often face harrassment by medical 
and school professionals. Many even though it 
should be a part of their jobs don't even know 
the laws regarding these exemptions.

If you are not aware of the dangers that surround 
vaccinations, I highly recommend that you look 
into it for the sake of yourself and your 
children. At least, make an informed decision and 
not one that is from big pharmaceutical and 
governmental propaganda. One good website to 
visit to learn more about the dangers of vaccines 
is <>

Vaccines are big money makers for pharmaceutical 
companies and those invested. What other drug can 
you get such mass populations to line up for? 
Don't fool yourself if you think that they only 
have your best interests in mind.

Regardless of whether you are for or against 
vaccines, you should be up in arms about the 
blantant abuse of leadership power and the very 
real attack on human rights. If we let these 
things go, little by little, they'll be in total 
control of what you can and cannot do for your 
own personal health and the health of your 
children. Do you want someone else making life and death decisions for you?

Texas was the first state, but BE WARNED...the 
other states are getting ready to line up to this 
as well, unless there is outcry.

The following information was exerpted from the 
website The Medical Accountability Network.

You can find the rest of this article at 

Is the HPV vaccine safe?

Can the HPV vaccine actually make infection 
worse? The study showed an increase in pre-cancer 
related to the vaccine types in the people who 
already had these infections before they got the 
vaccine. It is possible that when infected girls 
whose immune systems have not cleared the virus 
from their bodies are vaccinated, the vaccine may 
lead to an increased number of cases of a 
pre-cancer. This is very concerning, because 
there is no routine test you can get in your 
doctor's office that will tell if you are already 
infected by a vaccine type HPV before you get the vaccine.

How does the HPV vaccine affect fertility? Birth 
defects? Risk of cancers? Breast milk?Five 
subjects who got the Merck vaccine around the 
time of conception had babies with birth defects, 
whereas no birth defects occurred in this time 
period in the subjects who got dummy shots. The 
manufacturer also specifies that the vaccine has 
not been tested to see whether it could cause 
cancer. It is not known if the vaccine virus-like 
proteins or the antibodies pass into the breast 
milk. Merck says that it should not be given to pregnant women.

The longest portion of the study only lasted just 
under four years. Thus there is no long term data 
on how it affects the ability to become pregnant 
(fertility). This is especially concerning 
because the FDA has approved the vaccine for as 
young as 9 year old girls. The effect of 
artificially influencing the immune system during 
a time of tremendous hormone shifts of puberty is 
unknown. The package insert specifies that the 
vaccine has not been tested for altering genes in 
the patient or her future children (genotoxicity).

Comparison to other vaccines Hepatitis B vaccine 
was rushed to the market and broadly administered 
to young people in the absence of adequate human 
safety testing. It is now one of the most common 
vaccines reported to the 
<>Vaccine Adverse Effect 
Reporting System, particularly for 
gastrointestinal problems, arthritis and multiple 
sclerosis. The new HPV vaccine uses aluminum and 
polysorbate, two substances known to cause cancer 
in laboratory animals and to alter immune responses.

What are the consequences of declining the 
vaccine? The ultimate prevention of HPV is 
abstinence. Condom use is at least 70% effective 
in preventing all types of genital HPV infection. 
HPV infection is often eliminated by the body's 
natural immune mechanisms. Abnormal Pap tests 
often return to normal on their own. Cervical 
cancer is on the decline as are cervical cancer 
deaths, but it still occurs in about 10,000 women 
a year with 3,700 dying. Pap tests are required 
whether or not you take the vaccine.