We ran this post in October of 2012. Katie Couric bravely ran a program about Gardasil (HPV vaccine from Merck) and adverse reactions. The outcry from the IVID (Industry Vaccine Injury Denialists) was fast and furious. We invite you to learn the background of this vaccine, how your tax dollars helped to bring it to market and how your government benefited from its licensing. And how Dr. Julie Gerberding the Director of the CDC under the approval process is now the President of the Merck Vaccine Divisionl, in the age old revolving door of corporate/government incest.
Editor's note: With permission from Skyhorse Publishing, we are pleased to offer you a free download of chapter 19, A License to Kill? by Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted. The article is included the just-relased paperback version of "Vaccine Epidemic," edited by Louise Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland.
According to the publishers: "Gardasil is the newest childhood vaccine to be licensed by the FDA and recommended for universal use by the CDC. Judge for yourself whether this 'public-private partnership' prioritizes the best interests of our children. Or is it a perfect example of corporate greed, biased science, and coercive government? Please let us know what you think." (That's Jessica Ericzon who died following Gardasil vaccination in the photo. And her head stone.)
This article identifies a pattern of conflicts of interest at the Department of Health and Human Services – and ultimately throughout the federal government -- involving Merck’s controversial Gardasil vaccine against HPV, or human papilloma virus.
Meanwhile, key officials involved in the decisions rotate through a revolving door into private industry. These conflicts are both extraordinary in scope and poorly understood by the general public. But they are central to understanding why unsafe and unnecessary vaccines are approved and recommended – why we have a vaccine epidemic.