Cynthia A. Janak
February 27, 2007
The great Gardasil vaccine cover-up
By Cynthia A. Janak

The World Health Organization (WHO) is promoting this drug that has serious side effects. Here are some of the reasons why.

Did you know that 80% of cases of cervical cancer occur in low-income countries? That means that only 20% happen in the more developed countries like the US. Worldwide there are 500,000 new cases each year and 250,000 deaths. What this means is that 50,000 deaths occur in the developed countries of the world.

The average age of a woman with cervical cancer is 48. The effectiveness or dangers of this vaccine will not be known for at least a decade. Let's put things into perspective. Cervical cancer results in just 3,700 deaths nationally every year compared to heart disease, which kills over 300,000 women annually.

So this means that cervical cancer deaths in the United States are 1.5%. I believe that our percentage is so low because we have women go to their doctors yearly and get checked for this awful disease and catch it early. If we are at such a low percentage then why is Merck pushing so hard for this vaccine? Why has the FDA put this vaccine on the fast track to approval when all the testing is not finished?

In my last article about Merck I told you about the law suits because of Vioxx. This drug was also put on the fast track and look at the damage and deaths that it has caused.

This is what the WHO had to say about corruption in the pharmaceutical market.

Dr. Jerome Kassirer, a former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), contributed an article to the report documenting his own experiences with the long financial tentacles of the pharmaceutical industry.

In the United States, 90,000 pharmaceutical representatives ply doctors with gifts and junkets. The US $2 billion spent annually just on free meals and other hospitality events would dwarf many health budgets in African countries.

"Yet the doctors receiving all these gifts are unanimous in insisting it has no effect on their practice," said Kassirer, a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the United States.

Kassirer also points to a famous decision by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to keep the drugs Vioxx and Bextra on the market after concerns were raised over cardiovascular risks. Most of the panelists on the FDA committee, it later emerged, had financial ties to the manufacturers. If these panelists had declared a conflict of interest and refrained from voting, the decisions would have gone the other way.

The web of payments can entrap whole governments, Kassirer said, for example by enlisting them to fight in support of the industry's corner against generic manufacturers.

In country after country, however, the evidence suggests that losses of public funds are significant. In the United States, both Medicaid and Medicare government-run health insurance organizations estimate that 4-10% of their budget is lost to overpayment.

Here is a little known fact about the Gardasil trials. Gardasil contains 225mcg of aluminum. In the clinical trials aluminum was placed in the placebo instead of a saline.

Merck made a major goof up in their Gardasil report (9682302), in that it did have one chart with a saline placebo group. All the other charts there are only columns for Gardasil and placebo. I am going to assume that they placed the saline group and the aluminum group together for the other charts. Do we have another Vioxx cover-up here, maybe?

Table 6
Vaccine-related injection-site and Systemic Adverse Experiences*

As you can see, Merck skewed the numbers by adding the Saline group with the Aluminum group. As you also notice by the differences in the three groups, Aluminum plays a major part in the side effects. It looks to me, the lay person, that Merck purposely skewed the numbers to reflect that the side-effects were minimal. My personal opinion is I don't think so!!!!!

Gardasil has 225 mcg of aluminum (as amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate adjuvant) I took this right from the Merck report that is 10 pages long that I now have in my Merck file.

Here is what Dr. Mercola has to say about aluminum hydroxide.

The aluminum hydroxide used in many vaccines has been linked to symptoms associated with Parkinson's, ALS and Alzheimer's.

Aluminum hydroxide, which stimulates immune response, has been used for 80 years in vaccines such as those for hepatitis A and B, and the Pentacel cocktail for diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio and meningitis.

Scientists discovered the link after injecting mice with an anthrax vaccine developed for the first Gulf War. After 20 weeks, a fifth of the mice developed a skin allergy, and memory problems increased by 41 times compared to a placebo group. Also, inside the brains of mice, 35 percent of the cells that control movement were destroyed.

U.S. drugmakers are currently testing aluminum hydroxide as an additive in flu shots, even though a recent study of the efficacy of avian flu vaccine found that it only worked roughtly 50 percent of the time, and then only at a dose roughly 12 times what is typically given for a seasonal flu vaccine. _than_mercury.htm

Now, I do not want you to think that aluminum and the toxicity is something that is new. It is not. They have known about aluminum in the scientific circles for years. I have some publications that are over 25 years old.

It is very disturbing to me to know that the pharmaceutical community knew about this toxin and still administered it to my children and grandchildren when they were vaccinated. My parents used to get a yearly flu shot and they both had Alzheimer's disease for years before they passed. How irresponsible can a company be to put this in the vaccines? This is worse than anything that the cigarette companies have done.

Histochemical localization of aluminum in the rabbit CNS

G. Y. Wen1 and H. M. Wisniewski1

(1) New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, 1050 Forest Hill Road, 10314 Staten Island, NY, USA

Received: 7 May 1985 Accepted: 9 July 1985

"Summary: Aluminum was observed in the nucleolus, interchromatin granules, rough endoplasmic reticulum, free ribosomes, euchromatin, and the heterochromatin of the neuron. The association of aluminum with the first four r-RNA-containing cellular components and with the last two DNA-containing chromatins suggests the association of aluminum with the nucleic acids. The aluminum may interfere with the normal mechanism of the protein synthesis of r-RNA and of the transcription or gene modulation of DNA. Aluminum was also observed in the astrocytic process and in the nuclei of endothelial cells, pericytes, and the muscle cells of the blood vessels. The detection of aluminum in the pyrimidal cells of the cerebral cortex and hippocampus and in the spinal cord neurons, was observed 1 h after i. v. injection, indicating a rapid entry of aluminum from the injection site through the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to the neurons. Using Morin stain, pyramidal neurons of the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, motoneurons of spinal cord, ganglion cells, and bipolar cells of retina and Purkinje cells of cerebellum, exhibited yellow fluoroscence, with peak intensitiy at 560 nm. Tangles were observed in these six types of neurons. The granule cells of hippocampus and cerebellum and the photoreceptors of the retina exhibited green fluorescence with the peak intensity at 490500 nm. Tangles were not observed in these three types of neurons."

The Evidence That Aluminum Causes AD Is Compelling25

was found to be toxic to the nervous system of animals over 100 years ago. Injecting aluminum into the brains of sheep was reported in 1965 to result in changes in the brain that showed a "striking resemblance" to AD in people. In 1973, brains of AD patients were found to contain more aluminum than people dying without this disease. About the same time, kidney patients on dialysis were found to suffer, sometimes fatal, brain damage (encephalopathy) from aluminum in their antacids (these antacids are used to bind phosphates in their intestines). More than 100 toxic actions of aluminum have been identified and many are damaging to the human brain.

  1. Savory J, Garruto RM. Aluminum, tau protein, and Alzheimer's disease: an important link? Nutrition. 1998 Mar;14(3):313-4.

Just a few more little items that I feel you will find interesting about all of this.

This is taken from

According to the Merck product manufacturer insert, there was 1 case of juvenile arthritis, 2 cases of rheumatoid arthritis, 5 cases of arthritis, and 1 case of reactive arthritis in 11,813 Gardasil recipients plus 1 case of lupus and 2 cases of arthritis out of 9,701 participants primarily receiving an aluminum containing placebo. Clinical trial investigators dismissed most of the 102 Gardasil and placebo associated serious adverse events, including 17deaths that occurred in the clinical trials as unrelated.

The national Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), Sums the situation up correctly: "With cervical cancer causing about one percent of all cancer deaths in American women due to routine pap screening, it was inappropriate for the FDA to fast track Gardasil. It is way too early to direct all young girls to get three doses of a vaccine that has not been proven safe or effective in their age group."

And Micholas Regush wrote in Vaccine Madness back in 1992, states that "rare spontaneous or chemically induced chromosome abnormalities which are consistently observed in HPV DNA-negative and positive cervical cancers induce cervical cancer."

"[C]arcinogens may be primary inducers of abnormal cell proliferation rather than HPV [Human papillomavirus]." "Since proliferating cells [cancer cells dividing wildly] would be more susceptible to infection than resting cells, the viruses would just be indicators rather than causes of abnormal proliferation."2

I also have a four page document from The Institute on Money in State Politics. According to this document Merck spent $2,460,352 to state-level candidates and party committees. New Jersey, Florida, California and Pennsylvania received more than $1 million or 44%.

To date, Gov. Rick Perry as received $21,000 from the pharmaceutical giant's political action committee. Perry was second only to former California Gov. Gray David, who received $28,000.

According to this report the state of Texas received $158,143 in campaign contributions.

I have about 100 pages about Merck and Gardasil and it made interesting reading.

Merck stands to make billions on the United States citizen by having legislation passed forcing this toxic vaccine on our innocent youth. It is my opinion that they are using this as a way to pay for all the lawsuits that have been filed in the Vioxx cases. I personally do not want to pay for that out of my hard earned dollars. I would rather spend that money on more fruits and vegetables rich in anti-oxidants for my family. Foods that are rich in anti-oxidants help build a better immune system that helps ward off disease. I believe that all families would rather do that than spend $360 for a vaccine that might work for 45 years and then have to pay for boosters after that.

Oh, on the way to looking up other things, I found what the Brits are going to have to pay for this travesty. They are going to pay 450 pounds which in US dollars is $880. Can anyone say rip off, I sure can.

Merck is exploiting the gay community with this vaccine in the UK. They are going to play on the fears of gay men and have them get a vaccine that has not even finished its clinical trials for safety. Here are some excerpts from that article.

LONDON (Reuters) Homosexual men in Britain are requesting treatment with Merck & Co Inc's new HPV vaccine Gardasil, with dozens immunized in recent weeks, a London clinic said on Friday.

"We started offering vaccination to gay men in January and recently we've been giving about 10 a week," said Dr Sean Cummings of the Freedomhealth clinic in London's Harley Street.

Since many sexually active people are already contaminated with HPV, patients are swabbed before vaccination to determine which, if any, sub-types of HPV they may be carrying.

"If you've got a full house (of HPV sub-types) then there is no point in immunizing," Cummings said.

However, some experts said the benefits of vaccinating men were not yet clear.

The Terrence Higgins Trust, Britain's leading HIV and AIDS charity, said the case for mass vaccination in men would depend on the outcome of further clinical trials.

Gardasil costs 450 pounds ($880) for a three-dose course at the Freedomhealth clinic, which has a reputation as a specialist in gay men's health.

At least in the UK they are going to wait for further clinical trials before they start any mass vaccination of gay men.

What is wrong with this country? Why are we mandating mass vaccinations of our young girls? Can anyone say it could be for the money? I guess we are getting off cheap with paying only $360.

Neurological disorders affect 1 billion people: WHO

Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:22PM EST

GENEVA (Reuters) Neurological disorders ranging from migraines to epilepsy and dementia affect up to one billion people worldwide and the toll will rise as populations' age, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday.

The number of people suffering from Alzheimer and other debilitating dementias, currently some 24.3 million people, is expected to double every 20 years, with prevalence levels rising in developing countries, it said.

In a report entitled "Neurological Disorders: Public Health Challenges," the United Nations agency urged that neurological care become part of basic health care so that underdetected disabilities are diagnosed and treated, especially in Africa.

At this point I want to repeat what Dr. Mecola had to say about aluminum. "The aluminum hydroxide used in many vaccines has been linked to symptoms associated with Parkinson's, ALS and Alzheimer's."

Maybe the WHO and the UN should ban the use of aluminum in the vaccines that people are getting through their health initiatives. What a concept to preventative medicine.

Gardasil is the biggest and the best scam since the rising gasoline prices.

We as citizens of the United States of America need to demand that Merck take Gardasil off the market and insist that our Government investigate the "illegal" practices of the pharmaceutical giants and our elected officials in taking campaign contributions as legal bribes to pass legislation. These sanctioned practices by our government officials needs to stop and so do they. These people are harming the United States citizens in more ways than one.

They ALL need to be removed from office before they can do any more damage to our democratic way of life. I say we remove the Hillarys and the Obamas and the Kennedys and the Shumans and all of them. They have consorted with the enemy within, opened our boarders to terrorists and illegals that suck our economy and health care system dry.

Wake up America! It is time for us become strong again with honest and trustworthy leadership that will not make up lies for a dollar.

Call your legislators today and demand the removal of Gardasil legislation forever. Don't let Merck or any drug company run our country and hurt our youth for money.

Call Merck today and tell them to stop using aluminum in any and all vaccines because it is dangerous to the health of the people.

What started this debate? Read my first article about Gardasil, "The King of Texas."


Find your Senators=>
Find your Congressmen=>
Find your Congressmen & Senators=>
Find your Newspapers=>
Find Local Talk-Radio=>

Lawrence A. Bossidy, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell International Inc. Director, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. Merck Director since 1992.


Richard T. Clark, CEO and president, Merck & Co., Inc., 2005; president, Merck Manufacturing Division, 2003-2005; chairman, Medco Health Solutions, Inc., 2002-2003; chairman, president and CEO, Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (formerly Merck-Medco Managed Care, L.L.C.), 2000-2002; executive vice president and COO, Merck-Medco, 1997-2000; senior vice president, Quality Commercial Affairs, MMD, 1997. Joined Merck in 1972.

Merck & Co., Inc.
One Merck Drive
P.O. Box 100
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100 USA
Phone: 908-423-1000
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM 5:30 PM ET

© Cynthia A. Janak

Comments feature added August 14, 2011

The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)

Click to enlarge

Cynthia A. Janak

Cynthia Janak is a freelance journalist, mother of three, foster mother of one, grandmother of five, business owner, Chamber of Commerce member... (more)


Receive future articles by Cynthia A. Janak: Click here

Latest articles

October 7, 2011
HPV vaccine cocktail targets not only HPV

September 27, 2011
Truth about Gardasil demands that the Department of Justice investigate HPV vaccines

September 21, 2011
Talking about the HPV vaccine is now called fear mongering and morally indefensible

September 20, 2011
HPV studies -- Inclusion and exclusion roulette wheel

September 19, 2011
HPV reports to FDA -- oversight, errors and/or omission. That is the question.

September 17, 2011
HPV -- Let the safety challenges begin

September 16, 2011
Bachmann, HPV, and Perry -- Thank you for bringing the HPV vaccines back into the spotlight

August 29, 2011
King of Texas, is he the victim of mistakes or bad judgment?

August 15, 2011
Why do we get sick after vaccination or medication?

July 23, 2011
Truth About Gardasil is proud to announce the first annual "Gardasil gathering of the Midwest"

More articles


Matt C. Abbott
40 Days for Life; Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom

Laurie Roth
We need a "fearless and principled" president this next time

Judie Brown
Quit the Catholic Church? Go right ahead!

The Trenton toilet paper shortage

Michael Bresciani
Santorum -- 'When in the course of human events'

Michael Gaynor
Wendy Long: NY's best choice to defend religious liberty and rebut the "War Against Women" charge

Frances Kelly
Why we defend marriage

Jim Simpson
Encouraging signs in Maryland
  More columns


Michael Ramirez


RSS feeds



Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Chuck Baldwin
J. Matt Barber
Michael M. Bates
Michael Boldin
. . .
[See more]
Nicole George

Sister sites