Saturday, June 9, 2007

What were they thinking?

Jucicial Watch recently revealed that three girls have died within hours of getting Gardasil, Merck's ballyhooed vaccine it says prevents most cervical cancers. Meanwhile, a lead researcher for this human papillomavirus vaccine, Dr. Diane M. Harper, essentially says Merck is pimping our 11-year-olds as guinea pigs:

"It is silly to mandate vaccination of 11- to 12-year-old girls There also is not enough evidence gathered on side effects to know that safety is not an issue." All of her trials have been with subjects ages 15 to 25. "This vaccine has not been tested in little girls for efficacy. At 11, these girls don't get cervical cancer - they won't know for 25 years if they will get cervical cancer. ..."

"I want to be able to sleep with myself when I go to bed at night," Harper said. "My concern is still, let's get women's health better. It is still a good vaccine. But let's be honest. Don't over-promise."

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