A thousand thanks to Josh Mazer for sharing his campaign to alert Maryland decision makers about the dangers of HPV vaccination. They ought to know already since they are pushing the HPV vaccine, but they do not since their info comes from Pharma and Public Health lobbyists. The action alert to Governor Hogan is here.
Please click to the site HPVisSTD.com to read more: Maryland Department of Health Marketing HPV Vaccine to 11 & 12 Year Olds In State School Classrooms. No Parental Consent or Knowledge.
Dear Maryland State Legislator, School Board Member, and PTA Member:
The prestigious Cochrane Review has announced today through BMJ
BMJ HPV Vaccine Safety Aug 9 2018 that they will be initiating an immediate and “urgent” review of the safety claims made about the HPV vaccine.
From: Mazer, Josh
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Subject: RE: Flint, Michigan Comes to Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Dear Dr. Haft:
Thank you for your prompt and courteous response. I appreciate the copy of the latest effort
Revised School Letter by your office to enlist state school personnel as de facto sales reps for Merck’s HPV vaccine. The current letter contains the same glaring, ethically indefensible lapses as the original letter- with the exception that you are including my recommended reference to HPV being an STD . The letter does not provide in any measure facts needed to create the moral and ethical imperative of informed medical consent. If you are not willing to publicly announce that our state schools and school personnel are being co-opted in this manner, the public policy is wrong and should be terminated post haste. Are you ready to make a public announcement that our schools are being used to target a captive audience of trusting 11 and 12 year olds for sales of a pharma product?
You write: “I believe you were not correct in your assertion that the State receives $96 million in funding from pharma to promote HPV vaccine. You seem to be pointing to the VFC funding which is provided to the State from the Federal government through the CDC.”
I did not say “receives.” I said received over 5 years.
Dr. Pete Doshi Peter Doshi, PhD, is an assistant professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and associate editor at The BMJ (formerly, British Medical Journal). Here is his 2017 analysis out of BMJ describing how CDC and pharma funded front groups lobby state legislatures by washing pharma money through ostensible “non profits” such as VFC:
“Education or lobbying?
Officially, the CDC is neutral on vaccine mandates, and the agency steers clear of directly influencing state law, telling The BMJ: “CDC’s policy is to not take positions on state-specific legislation.
But the CDC gives money to non-profits that actively work in this void. Presumably, these activities are funded from non-CDCsources, as US federal law prohibits the use of CDC award money for lobbying, a prohibition that “includes grass roots lobbying efforts by award recipients that are directed at inducing members of the public to contact their elected representatives to urge support of, or opposition to, proposed or pending legislation,” according to CDC policy.”