– Tim O’Shea

Seventh graders can now be vaccinated without parents’ knowledge or permission. Vaccine marketers scored a landmark victory in California in October 2011 when Jerry Brown fetched the stick and signed into law a new bill allowing schools to vaccinate 12 year olds without informing their parents.

That’s right. Kids now choose.

Falling into step with other compliant governors like Rick Perry and WA state’s Christine Gregoire, Brown demonstrated once more his allegiance to the bottomless coffers of the drug industry lobby. Common sense, putting children in harm’s way, running roughshod over parent’s rights, responsible science – not relevant. Seems the world just got a little worse.

There can be no doubt that the underlying motive behind the new law was the promotion of the controversial Human Papilloma Virus vaccine [see HPV chapter] [1].

But the new law never mentions HPV.

Although this vaccine has been on the adolescent Vaccine Schedule for 5 years now, many parents are losing confidence in it lately, and have been opting out of the vaccine for their 12 year olds. The primary reasons are

Lack of demonstrable necessity
Lack of scientific testing
Admitted side effects

The reader is referred to the above chapter [1] for the details of the confused rationale that has always haunted the marketing of this strange vaccine, as doctors struggled to justify the vaccine’s necessity at all.

But with this new law, now they have done something unprecedented in vaccine promo by allowing the state to come between parents and their own children.

The whole science discussion is a study in confusion and misdirection, which is just the way Merck wants it – Merck being the inventor of the Gardasil HPV vaccine, and the ultimate beneficiary of the new law. To try and grasp what they have just accomplished by this bill, the parent must first review some basic facts about

  • cancer of the cervix
  • its relation to Human Papilloma virus
  • the HPV vaccine

Cancer of the cervix now affects some 13,000 American women, 4,000 of whom die. [1] Most deaths are in the worst living environments in the US, among the most immune-suppressed groups. But like with all cancers, the cause of this one remains unknown.

Cervical cancer has been declining dramatically in the United States, from nearly 15 cases for every 100,000 women in 1975 to nearly 7 per 100,000 in 2008. [12] Nothing to do with vaccines.

In the 1970s, herpes simplex virus was proposed as a possible cause, but that hypothesis was soon abandoned after studies proved inconclusive.

In the 1990s the next candidate suggested was Human Papilloma virus. [2] But the link was never proven.

For this the first cancer vaccine, the PR department at Merck was hard put to come up with a convincing scientific rationale – how any HPV vaccine could possibly prevent cancer of the cervix.

The primary obstacle was that HPV could not be proven as the cause of any cancer. Or any disease at all, for that matter. But is it precisely this claimed causation between HPV and cervical cancer that necessitates the vaccine at all, right? Without hard evidence, the vaccine is exposed as a useless sham.

Here’s the short version of how the HPV supposedly causes cancer of the cervix, according to Merck scientists.

First of all, in any cancer, we’re talking about a normal cell that mutated and then began to make copies of itself, unchecked.

The creators of the HPV/ cancer myth are pretending that the HPV came along and attacked some normal cells and mutated those cells and caused them to begin replicating themselves out of control – cancer. And that this is happening on a mass scale even though we just discovered it. And worse, that a vaccine can neutralize that type of attack on normal cervix cells.

Any scientist not on the payroll of Merck will see the problem with this new ‘hit-and-run’ theory right off the bat. The simple fact is that viruses don’t replicate in cancer cells. [Duesberg, 3]. Before this marketing campaign for HPV vaccine, no virus was ever claimed as carcinogenic.

But it gets even worse than that. The HPV vaccine doesn’t even contain HPV! True. Just some particles from the virus. Look it up. [1, 2]

Apparently this fact is not considered worth knowing by the majority of parents, who obediently line up their children for whatever shots the Vaccinators will command. “They must be good for kids or they wouldn’t be giving them,” is the standard substitute for thinking, adopted by the uninformed parent. Don’t bother me with the facts.

More and more parents possessing a bit more refined powers of intellect however have been looking behind the veil in the last two years, and realizing the indefensibility of the preposterous ‘viral particle theory’ which is supposed to explain the Gardasil HPV vaccine’s mode of action in preventing cancer. (see chapter for details [1]) This steadily growing subset of informed parents began opting out – signing the forms which exempt their child from the vaccine.

The vaccine industry freaked. But first they had to deal with a more obvious PR problem.

Why has a vaccine claiming to be for cancer of the cervix – why has this vaccine been routinely given also to boys ever since it came out?

Excellent question. It is answered completely in our June 2011 Newsletter

Short answer: A spurious shotgun ‘study’ was hurriedly done for New England Journal of Medicine which provided the required rationale. Serendipitously, we just found out that boys need the same vaccine as girls, but for genital warts. [4,5]

What a coincidence.

So with the spotlight suddenly on HPV after 5 years, with the vast majority of kids routinely getting the shots, people were finally starting to take a look at the vaccine. The warts thing, even though ridiculous, satisfied the undiscriminating silent majority.

But that wasn’t enough to cover up all the bad press. After the Sept 2011 Michelle Bachman ambush of Rick Perry on CNN, [6] where his well known financial connections with Merck were yet again aired on national TV, HPV vaccine looked really suspect. More people began opting out.

Vaccine industry double freaking now.

In today’s version of E.L. Bernays journalism [7], new life can be injected into virtually any story by framing it in one of the Holy Trinity issues. If the underlying facts are unclear, boring, or just inconveniently true, no problem – we can forget about those details. We’ll just hide the underlying story and make it about sex or blood or racism. Now it pops. Better yet, we buried the lead. Framing the issue is everything; substance is but a passing myth.

For HPV, they chose Sex. Obscure the main facts of the issue, which are:

  • – HPV virus has never been proven as the cause of any disease
  • – HPV virus has never been proven as the cause of cancer of the cervix
  • – HPV vaccine has never been proven to have the slightest effect on any cancer at all
  • – By no stretch of the imagination can cancer of the cervix be regarded as an STD

Let’s ignore these worrisome facts and bury them behind an emotional smokescreen under Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Wow. Now we have a story about teenage girls and STDs – fantastic. Now that’s newsworthy!

And that’s precisely what they’ve done. Read any story about HPV in mainstream media, and even in some of the websites and health sites that are appalled by the political issue of having parent’s rights obliterated ¬ – even they accept as real the erroneous fiction that cancer of the cervix is an STD. It isn’t! STD’s are infectious! Remember? Sexually transmitted
infections. No cancer is infectious.

So much for background on the vaccine. Now, about that new bill.

“This bill would allow a minor who is 12 years of age or older to consent to medical care related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease.”
“The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1.- Section 6926 of the Family Code is amended to read:

  • (a) A minor who is 12 years of age or older and who may have come into
  • contact with an-infectious, contagious, or communicable disease may
  • consent to medical care related-to the diagnosis or treatment of the
  • disease, if the disease or condition is one that is-required by law or
  • regulation adopted pursuant to law-to be reported to the local health
  • officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease, as may be determined
  • by the State-Director of Health Services Public Health Officer.

– – (b) A minor who is 12 years of age or older may consent to medical care
related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease.
– – (c) The minor’s parents or guardian are not liable for payment for
medical care provided-pursuant to this section.”

Whew! So much dissimulation, so much deliberate misrepresentation, so much not saying what they really mean. Where does one begin?

OK, let’s roll up our sleeves and just do it.

All the uproar we see against this new bill correctly relates it to the HPV vaccine, which is given to 12 year old girls. The bad press the vaccine was getting, loss of confidence, the lawmakers’ financial entanglements with Merck, etc. – this bill was the response to all that. Without HPV vaccine, this bill would have never been drafted.

But lawmakers funded by huge drug cartels can employ the most elegant techniques of Bernays PR ever conceived. They can spin anything. In this case, the new law never mentions HPV vaccine itself, distancing itself from that entire discussion – as though this is not a law to sell HPV vaccine for Merck but rather a way to better protect our defenseless teenage girls against the ravages of STDs. Who would argue with something like that?

The new press copy for the bill focuses on the emotional sensation of the STD hook. We must protect our innocent virginal 12 year olds from the unregulated STDs rampant across the nation… They keep repeating that myth over and over, and now most people believe that’s what HPV vaccine is for because they never read anything else. The media repetition alone has created the reality of the public perception – 180 degrees opposite from physical reality.

Again, the STD thing is irrelevant – a calculated distraction, diverting attention from the bedrock fact that cervical cancer is simply not an STD. That’s what the vaccine was originally approved for, and still claims to prevent: cancer of the cervix.

But it doesn’t even do that. [1]

The reader by now, it is hoped, will start to doubt HPV vaccine’s efficacy – why it cannot do what it claims to do.

Wouldn’t be so bad if it were ineffective and harmless. But this vaccine is also very dangerous, as the manufacturer states.

Let’s start with the side effects cited by Merck:

upper respiratory infection

    – [2] 2007 Physicians Desk Reference [213] p 1987

Additional side effects discovered later include loss of consciousness, loss of vision and seizures. (Lopes, [8]) And oh yes, paralysis.

By 2008, the British media began to report still other effects of Gardasil among young girls, like the 30 deaths, which American media never mentioned. [10]

An additional symptom from the HPV shot is Guillain Barre syndrome, an autoimmune condition resulting in paralysis. There have been several such cases both in the UK and the US, including a high profile case in Oct 2008 of a 12 year old British girl who collapsed 2 days after the Gardasil shot and was subsequently paralyzed from the waist down. Her first symptoms came on within 30 minutes. Again, no US media.

American media missed the followup story a year later when England suspended HPV vaccine altogether after another 14 girls died from the vaccine.[9]

Newer data just released from the VAERS database – the government tracking system for vaccine injuries since 1991 – this data makes public the 26 American girls who died from the Gardasil shot in 2010. Believe me this has never been in any mainstream media source. But you can easily find these documents [11], although scrolling through them to find the 26 deaths will require that you do a search for the word ‘death’.

Or you can take the word of Judicial Watch, the group that recently unearthed the data through Freedom of Information.

Again, mainstream media is not allowed to run stories like this, even though the data is right there in the VAERS files where anyone can see it.

Is this story newsworthy?

If ‘they’ can get the majority of the population to comply so easily to such a groundless threat as this and strip away basic parental rights in the bargain, what’s next? If this flies, which it is, why not just say that 12 year olds can now make their own decisions for any of the 68 vaccines, irrespective of parental exemption forms. Cut the parents out of the equation entirely. Show the kids a glitzy scary Merck movie, then take them all next door and ask who doesn’t want to be protected. Peer pressure kicks in, everybody gets a shot, and then take them all out to McDonald’s.

Is this any stretch at all from where we are now?

Show any parent the Vaccine Schedule and ask what any given vaccine is. What is DPT? What is H. influenzae? What is HPV? What is Rotateq? Why are you taking your kid in for these shots? They have no idea, most of them. And they are reassured that they don’t have to know – it’s not their job. Trust your doctor.

From now on when you read anything about HPV vaccine, Gardasil, or the new CA bill that allows 12 years olds to be vaccinated without parental knowledge, keep this little checklist of facts in front of you:

– HPV virus has never been proven as the cause of any disease,
– HPV virus has never been proven as the cause of cancer of the cervix.
– HPV vaccine has never been proven to have the slightest effect on any cancer at all.
– By no stretch of the imagination can cancer of the cervix be regarded as an STD.

This chapter then is for 2 groups:

  1. Parents of 12 year olds who think they should have more say about what their kids are injected with than the politics of state government
  2. Parents who are sending their kids to get the HPV vaccine.

With media solidly in the pocket of their biggest advertiser – the drug industry – the parent who gets all the information about HPV vaccine from Fox News, Yahoo News, Newsweek magazine, or the local newspaper is going to be told some untrue mantras, over and over. It only takes a little bit of reading to demythologize these issues and learn the truth.

So for the small percentage of parents interested enough in their child’s future to actually do that, their progeny will be immune enhanced. Natural selection will favor them. And the human race will have some small advantage for the next generations over the majority of children who are being immune suppressed by ingredients in the 68 vaccines now mandated. [13]

As you might suspect, this chapter is only the tip of the iceberg. HPV vaccine is much more dangerous than presented here, the underlying science is much weaker, and the economic entanglements between drugmakers and political entities are much more complicated. So the first thing a parent can do is to find out a little more.

Rather than doing a blind google search on HPV which is going to turn up 100,000 hits in .5 seconds, most marketing the safety of the vaccine, instead follow up on some of the references below. See if they make sense. Vet this chapter. Get enough information on your own to make an informed decision whether or not your teenager’s blood should be the battleground for this political wordgame. Satisfy yourself that the vaccine meets 3 criteria:

  • safe
  • effective
  • necessary

If you then decide that this vaccine is a bit too experimental for your child, and you wish to opt out, first of all sign the standard Exemption Form and turn it in to the school.

Next, click to the Parents Letter To the School. [14] Follow the directions and send the certified letters letting the school know who’s really in charge of your kids, them or you.

I think most of us would agree that many horrifying things are taking place every day in the world today. But we do have the power to keep at least some of them out of our homes. So obviously the first step is education from sources not vested in the wholesale marketing of vaccines.

Aren’t your kids worth the effort?


1. Human Papilloma Virus: The First Cancer Vaccine

Human Papilloma Virus: The First Cancer Vaccine

2. Medical Economics Physicians’ Desk Reference
1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008

3. Duesberg, P, Schwartz J Latent Viruses: No Evidence for Pathogenicity
Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology 43:135-204, 1992.

4. Kim, J – Weighing the benefits and costs of HPV vaccination in young men,
New England Journal of Medicine p 393 – 3 Feb 2011

5. Giuliano, A – Efficacy of quadrivalent HPV vaccine against HPV
infection and disease in males, NEJM p 401 – 3 Feb 2011

6. www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsEC77qZHbo

7. The Doors of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything

The Doors of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything

8. Lopes, G Vaccine center issues warning WASHINGTON TIMES Feb 3, 2007.

9. Martin, D NHS Trust suspends cervical cancer vaccinations after girl, 14, dies within hours of jab

10. Foggo, D Sunday Times. UK Mystery illness paralyses girl given cervical cancer jab
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5337885.ece 14 Dec 2008

11. Judicial Watch Uncovers FDA Gardasil Records Detailing 26 New Reported Deaths Washington, DC — October 19, 2011

scroll down to Documents Uncovered

– VAERS reports of deaths, Sept 1, 2010 – Sept 15, 2011
– VAERS reports, Sept 1, 2010 – Dec 31, 2010
– VAERS reports, Jan 1, 2011 – Apr 30, 2011
– VAERS reports, May 1, 2011 – Sept 15, 2011

12. AssociatedPress
Annual Cancer Screening Tests Urged Less and Less October 19, 2011

13. O’Shea T Vaccination Is Not Immunization 2012 edition, advance

14. Parents Letter

Parents HPV Letter to School