Can Our Politicians Place Our Children At Risk For Profits?

By: Laura Bonetzky-Joseph, (First published April 2012 on Hubpages)

I was teaching a called Medical Law and Ethics at a local college and I placed this question to my students in light of what is happening in the Presidential Election with Gov Perry and his stance on HPV Vaccine. I would like your take.

Gov Perry of Texas has made quite the headlines backing vaccinating every child with the HPV Vaccine.  And from the research we did, he ONLY met the woman dying from cervical cancer AFTER he was pressured by MERCK to pass legislation.

I asked my students to research a few things

  1. QUESTION: What are the top 10 leading causes of death for women (cancer) ~ ANSWER: #1 was breast cancer with over 40,000 annually and over 200,000 diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Where was Cervical cancer? There are approximately 4,000 deaths annually due to cervical cancer 4,000 with approximately 12,000 diagnosed with cervical cancer and was NOT even close on the CDC list.
  2. QUESTION: How many girls are in the USA between 10-14? We wanted this statistic to see how many girls would be FORCED to get this vaccine if Gov. Perry was elected as President and he made it law that everyone had to be vaccinated. ~ ANSWER: over 10, 000,000.
  3. QUESTION: How much does the HPV vaccine cost? ~ ANSWER: Average answer was about $170 PER dose.
  4. QUESTION: How much does the Pharmaceutical companies stand to profit if they convince politicians to vaccinate EVERYONE!!!! ~ ANSWER: Just first year alone? OVER $1.7 BILLION MINIMUM to as much as $5.1 BILLION FIRST year profit

Cervical cancer has one of the HIGHEST cure rates, yet some of the most horrific side effects such as “Life-threatening allergic reactions” with records documenting 3,589 Adverse reactions related to Gardasil between May 2009 and September 2010, including 213 Cases resulting in PERMANENT Disability AND 16 DEATHS per Judicial Watch

This is not to mention most of these terminal cancer cases are due to lack of regular pap tests and practice of safe sex. It is still recommended that the BEST prevention is regular GYN check-ups.

Here is what one expert has to say ““The FDA adverse event reports on the HPV vaccine read like a catalog of horrors. Any state or local government now beset by Merck’s lobbying campaigns to mandate this HPV vaccine for young girls ought to take a look at these adverse health reports.” -Tom Fitton – Posted on Judicial Watch Investigates Side Effects of HPV Vaccine

Gov. Perry wanted to pass legislation to vaccinate EVERYONE in Texas. What would happen if he did that as President? Merck btw was one of his BIGGEST campaign contributors for Gov Perry.

Lastly, here is the FIRST sentence on the CDC website “Screening tests and the HPV vaccine can help prevent some of the most common types of cancer in women.”

Your thoughts?

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Here Are Some Statistics to Know

Cancer Among Women

Note: The numbers in parentheses are the rates per 100,000 women of all races and Hispanic* origins combined in the United States.

Three Most Common Cancers Among Women

Breast cancer (122.0)

  • First among women of all races and Hispanic* origin populations.

Lung cancer (52.0)

  • Second among white, black, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Third among Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic* women.

Colorectal cancer (34.9)

  • Second among Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic* women.
  • Third among white, black, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

Leading Causes of Cancer Death Among Women

Lung cancer (37.0):

  • First among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Second among Hispanic* women.

Breast cancer (21.5)

  • First among Hispanic* women.
  • Second among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

Colorectal cancer (12.8)

  • Third among women of all races and Hispanic* origin populations.

Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2011 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2014.

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*Hispanic origin is not mutually exclusive from race categories (white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native).

Page last updated: September 2, 2014

Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health  Promotion

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