The Gardasil vaccine for young women, which supposedly guards against cervical cancer, has been controversial since the moment it was approved by the FDA. And now, according to The Inquisitr on April 26, a doctor who formerly worked for Merck, the manufacturer of the vaccine, has predicted that Gardasil will be “the greatest medical scandal of all times.”
Dr. Bernard Dalbergue has made some very challenging statements in an interview he gave to the French journal Principes de Santé (Health Principles), He called Gardasil dangerous and “useless,” though it “costs a fortune.” He claims that the powers that be were aware of it during every step of the vaccine’s development and that the only motive in developing the vaccine was profit. He is not alone in his feelings.
Another physician who was involved in the clinical trials of Gardasil was Dr. Diane Harper, an OB/GYN and human papillomavirus expert. Dr. Harper claims that the vaccine was not tested properly with a double-blind study. All new drugs and vaccines in the U.S are supposed to be put through double-blind trials, i.e. a testing period where all parties are kept “blind” by giving half the participants the actual drug and the other half a placebo. Results are then compared between the two groups.
Dr. Harper claims that Gardasil was not compared to a placebo, but compared to the vaccine adjuvant itself which is not an inert compound. She feels that this rendered the test results inaccurate and could compromise the safety of patients. She attempted to “blow the whistle” on the trials, but the drug was approved anyway.
There are reported cases of Gardasil causing harm through a variety of side effects. Encephalitis, multiple sclerosis, premature menopause, paralysis of lower limbs and blood clots are just some of the symptoms. Deaths have been reported, as well.
To add insult to injury, the disease that the vaccine was developed to prevent is on the decline. According to Dr. Harper, 90 percent of HPV infections clear up naturally.
One other not-so-obvious danger of the vaccine is that it could give women a false sense of security, thinking pap smears are no longer required or necessary once they have the vaccine. The number one defense against cervical cancer is a pap smear.
Some European countries are instituting moratoriums on the Gardasil vaccine until it can be studied further. However, in the United States, medical personnel and associations continue to downplay the dangers and trumpet the effectiveness of the drug. In fact, it is now recommended that Gardasil be given to both boys and girls at 11 to 12 years of age.