Documentary Film 'Sacrificial Virgins' Wins Major Australian Award But Is Ignorantly Attacked in London Times
Joan Shenton's film 'Sacrificial Virgins' about the victims of HPV vaccination which received a major Australian film accolade at weekend as been the subject of biased and ignorant attack in the London Times by journalist Kat Lay. A once great newspaper is again engaged in hate journalism and the aggressive suppression of dissent. Age of Autism reproduces some of the responses:
From Prof Chris Exley:
Regarding the reference to ‘hard science’ made by a fellow scientist. I sent the below message to the journalist who wrote this piece, she chose to ignore it.
I am informed by Joan Shenton that you will be writing in The Times tomorrow about the HPV vaccination programme and that you will not be very complimentary about her films.
I agreed to be interviewed by Joan because we have an established research programme funded by many supporters including the Medical Research Council that is investigating aluminium adjuvants used in vaccines. I am attaching some of our recent papers on this subject to this email.
We are learning a great deal about the biological activity of aluminium adjuvants and some of this research makes it very clear to us that many of the serious adverse events which occur following vaccinations which include an aluminium adjuvant are directly due to the aluminium adjuvant.
We do not work on vaccines per se and we are well aware that many find it unpalatable to suggest that vaccines which include aluminium adjuvants are not safe for everyone. However, this is the case and we have known this since the 1960s (see;https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1058270/pdf/applmicro00359-0157.pdf).
HPV vaccines include aluminium adjuvants and Gardasil includes an aluminium adjuvant which is propriety to Merck and which they have flatly refused to send us samples of so that we can test it as we have tested other aluminium adjuvants used in human vaccines.
Our knowledge on aluminium (which is arguably second to none) tells us that this aluminium adjuvant in Gardasil is likely to be especially toxic and is being used by Merck simply to ensure that they get the highest possible titres against the antigens used in their vaccine. Without such titres their vaccine would be useless.
You may not be aware that the safety of aluminium adjuvants for use in humans has NEVER been tested. There is no requirement to do so. Safety tests for Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines used aluminium adjuvants as their placebos, as their controls. An unacceptable practice which has yet to be rectified for these vaccines.
We are the world’s leading authority on aluminium and human health and I only consent to contribute towards documentaries such as Shenton’s because of the need to make the actual science known, not just what the government and vaccine manufacturers want everyone to know.
I hope this email is helpful to you and I look forward to reading your fair and balanced piece in The Times tomorrow.
Professor Christopher Exley PhD FRSB
From Steve Hinks:
It is generally accepted by most health professionals that all medicines, including vaccines, can have side effects and some are serious. The vaccine manufacturers certainly accept this. Even the Supreme Court confirm that patients have a legal right to an informed choice.
Some vaccines, especially the recent genetically modified ones with high aluminium adjuvants, are a cause for concern. I am co-founder of the Association of HPV Vaccine Injured daughters (AHVID) and represent 550 families, all who had their daughters vaccinated with HPV vaccine (so please don’t call us anti-vaxxers) – we were all told that it is ‘safe & effective’ by the NHS. We were told the chance of a serious adverse reaction is 1 in 1 million. If you read the vaccine manufacturers patient information leaflet (PIL) it is very much more transparent but most of us were denied the PIL.
27% of our daughters had a serious long-term adverse reaction within 24 hours of vaccination, many within minutes or hours. Some were hospitalised immediately. Some had adverse reactions to each dose but were told the symptoms could not be due to the vaccine
When you ask parliamentary questions or raise freedom of information questions you find that there have been over 9,000 Yellow Cards reporting adverse reactions, including over 3,000 considered serious and several deaths. The MHRA acknowledge only c.10% of serious adverse reactions are reported.
If you go onto the WHO Vigiaccess global database of adverse drug reactions for HPV vaccine you will find 305,014 adverse drug reactions in 83,396 reports including 445 deaths (including 23 sudden death), 1,052 neoplasms (including 168 cervical cancers and 25 carcinoma in situ), 460 cases of POTS and 144 cases of CRPS.
It is not even known if the vaccine will ever prevent a single case of cancer! The manufacturers only claim that it is ‘intended to or ‘expected to’ reduce a handful of strains believed to be involved in cervical cancer. There are over 200 strains with at least 40 believed to be involved in cancers. If you go onto the government statistical websites (ONS, England and ISD, Scotland) you will find an increase in cervical cancer diagnoses in the 20-24 age group and yet most young women up to the age of 26 should be vaccinated by now.
We have a legal right to an INFORMED choice.
From Amanda Dew BSc (Health Sciences)
Where is the science to disprove the link between the HPV vaccine and the thousands of cases of autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, neurological disorders and adverse affects on the reproductive system? Just because it isn’t being investigated in the U.K. does not mean it is not being researched. Scientists across the globe (eg Kanduc, Ozawa, Hineno and many others) are proposing that molecular mimicry is causing the body to attack self-molecules that share Segments similar to the vaccine ingredients. If you don’t seek you will not find it. Ms Lay mentions 900 deaths from cervical cancer/yr. how many in teenagers ? Zero. How many cervical cancer cases under 20 years old. Virtually zero (up to 4/year). How long does the vaccine last ? 9.4 years (see Diane Harper; Gardasil lead scientist). The vaccine may not work as cancer rates are not falling. It may be very dangerous in fact. More girls have died and reported it as due to the vaccine (6) than from cervical cancer. You, Ms Lay, are highly disingenuous by stating that the illnesses are not caused by the vaccine, when you have no idea at all.
This press announcement of the award:
Vaccine documentary series Sacrificial Virgins wins Australian Best of Festival award for its international investigative journalism
March 04, 2018, Brisbane, Australia. Press Dispensary.A documentary film trilogy, Sacrificial Virgins – which investigates widespread global concerns over the safety of the controversial HPV* vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix – was today doubly honoured with awards for investigative journalism at the Watchdog Film Festival, held in Brisbane, Australia.
As well as the prestigious Best of the Festival award, Sacrificial Virgins won the Watchdog Spirit Award in recognition of the investigation “in search of truth and justice” by film-maker Joan Shenton and her colleagues, notably director Andi Reiss and film editor Ollie Richards.
Festival founder and director James Hyams, himself an investigative journalist, said: “Shenton's thorough, transnational investigation in search of truth and justice deserves recognition and thus the Watchdog Film Festival has awarded her and her team the Watchdog Spirit Award. Individuals such as Ms Shenton and her team play a very important role in identifying and documenting questionable practices within institutions with the hope of increasing accountability and initiating changes for the betterment of society.”
The announcement of both awards was made at the screening of a special “festival cut” of Sacrificial Virgins. James Hyams added: “Joan Shenton's documentary Sacrificial Virgins questions the safety of the HPV vaccine by illustrating that many individuals correlate the onset of a disability or the death of their daughter with the vaccine. Shenton questions medical professionals about the methodology of the HPV clinical trials and develops a case that further scientific research needs to be conducted to alleviate growing concern about the risks and benefits of the HPV vaccine.”
Joan Shenton, who wrote and narrated Sacrificial Virgins, said: “For the investigative journalism in Sacrificial Virgins to be recognised in such a way by the Watchdog Film Festival is incredibly rewarding. Investigative film-making, often done in the shadow of powerful commercial and political concerns that don’t want you to be heard, can be lonely and sometimes a little frightening. Professional appreciation, especially of such a calibre, touches our hearts, not least when we are told the awards include Best of the Festival.”
She continued: “These awards go not only to us as film-makers but to the families of the medical victims we filmed, who every day are battling against extraordinary odds to make better lives for their disabled daughters and, in some cases, to find justice for the daughters who are no longer with them.
“The films establish that there is no evidence that the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, in guarding against HPV, will also protect against future onsets of cervical cancer because there is no scientific evidence that HPV actually causes such cancers. However, the films demonstrate plenty of evidence that, after receiving the vaccines, countless young women worldwide have experienced life-changing neurological damage. Yet these vaccines are pushed onto whole populations in many countries through national vaccination programmes. The important thing now is to stop the vaccination programmes until further research into the long term effects is evaluated.”
Shenton concluded: “Our hope is that Sacrificial Virgins helps the combined efforts of campaigning and legal action in getting these drugs taken off the market until independent, ethically conducted research shows that the benefits properly outweigh the risks.”
Sacrificial Virgins is on YouTube as a trilogy at http://bit.ly/SV-playlist .