Hurray for Gardasil! Since the drug’s introduction in 2006, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System has received more than 18,000 reports of adverse side effects related to Gardasil. These reports include serious adverse effects including Guilliane Barre, lupus, seizures, paralysis, blood clots, brain inflammation, severe fatigue and weakness, heart problems, shortness of breath, chest pains and many more.

There have been at least 73 reported deaths as a result of Gardasil use, this does not include spontaneous abortions.

There have been no long-term studies done on the effect of the vaccine after 5-10 or more years and has never been fully tested on females under the age of 15. This, despite strong marketing efforts to make the drug mandatory for girls, and product literature and advertising that state the product can be used by girls as young as age 9.

A study published by JAMA shows that only about 3.4% of women have one of the four strains of HPV that Gardasil protects against.

Merck’s own website says this vaccine is not intended to take the place of regular check ups and pap smears.

Gardasil is a cash cow. The revenue stream is big now, with the potential to get much bigger. This is especially important for Merck, which is still dealing with the scandal surrounding their pain medication Vioxx, which they had to withdraw from the market in 2004 after it was found to increase the long-term risk of heart attack and stroke in patients who took it regularly. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed by former Vioxx patients. Vaccines like Gardasil are needed to provide the constant stream of cash that will help Merck to recover from Vioxx.

Rick Perry's former chief of staff is one of Merck’s lobbyists in Texas, and the mother-in-law of his current chief of staff is the state director of Women in Government, an advocacy group that has received funds from Merck and has been a major part of Merck’s lobbying campaign for Gardasil. Merck’s political action committee also contributed to Perry’s reelection campaign.

@Spindles - Some good points in there...if you cited your sources, that is.

And a small point - of course Merck's own website says that it doesn't take the place of checkups. Nothing takes the place of checkups. They wouldn't say it did even if it gave you wings and made your immortal.
@ Spindles - if you have the time please post your works cited; I would like to check it out.
wow Spindles, way to plagiarize. I copied your post and pasted it into the google search window. A website came up with the same message word for word. It wasn't a credible source of information to be sure but I will try to follow it to its source and see if I can find anything credible. I also wonder if there are any objective peer reviewed articles out there...

here is the site where you took from the article:

That's only one of the sites. There is another one with the political information you took from also.

Are you the author of these sites?
From the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, the ultimate source of Spindles' info:

"VAERS data cannot be used to prove a causal association between the vaccine and the adverse event. The only association between the adverse event and vaccination is temporal, meaning that the adverse event occurred sometime after vaccination. Therefore, the adverse event may be coincidental or it may have been caused by vaccination, however we cannot make any conclusions that the events reported to VAERS were caused by the vaccine."
"The vast majority (92%) of the adverse events reports following Gardasil® vaccination have included fainting, pain, and swelling at the injection site (the arm), headache, nausea, and fever. Syncope (fainting) is common after injections and vaccinations, especially in adolescents. Falls after fainting may sometimes cause serious injuries, such as head injuries, which can be prevented by closely observing the person for 15 minutes after vaccination."
"As of June 22, 2011 there have been a total 68 VAERS reports of death among those who have received Gardasil® . There were 54 reports among females, 3 were among males, and 11 were reports of unknown gender. Thirty two of the total death reports have been confirmed and 36 remain unconfirmed due to no identifiable patient information in the report such as a name and contact information to confirm the report. A death report is confirmed (verified) after a medical doctor reviews the report and any associated records. In the 32 reports confirmed, there was no unusual pattern or clustering to the deaths that would suggest that they were caused by the vaccine and some reports indicated a cause of death unrelated to vaccination."…

So, there are 18,000 cases of people getting the vaccine, then getting sick sometime in the next couple months, and 73 cases of people getting the vaccine, then dying in the next couple months, and there is nothing to indicate any causal relationship between any of the symptoms and the vaccine, except symptoms that occur with any injection, like a sore arm.
OOH! FAINTING AFTER A SHOT! sounds like big pharma is out to get us all again.

seriously, show you have a shred of rational thought and real interest, before speaking against a lifesaving vaccine. If any of you were old enough to see polio, or lived in a country where it still wreaks havoc on people, you might be inspired to learn the real facts, risks, and intracacies of vaccine development. Too bad it takes severe, crippling disease or death to wake some people up to facts.
That's exactly what we are doing Spoolo, with the exception of Spindles of course. We are showing that we have rational thought by first looking for actual evidence and secondly downplaying what Spindles and other republican idiots would say is a seriously dangerous vaccine.

btw thanks eldepeche for taking the time to look into that a little further...
No problem, it took about 3 minutes, including the unorthodox step of googling "gardasil safe" and clicking the first result that didn't mention Katie Couric.
Don't you guys know Spindles is a sucker for EVERY conspiracy theory that comes his way?

Conflict - you neglected to mention that usually, especially here in Oregon, it is the far left wackos who usually deny the benefits of vaccines.
Flouridated water also comes to mind.
ha! yeah i know there is some paranoia on that side...
Opponents of water fluoridation have been from pretty much every social and political background. It can't accurately be called a left-wing thing. Historically it has very often come out of anticommunist, xenophobic, libertarian, or Birch Society angles. Same with opposition to vaccines. Flakey, misinformed health nuts, chiropractors and their clients, so-called libertarians, Christian Scientists and other religious types--not really the far left.
Or, judging from the spelling @9, was this all about "flouridation" of water (adding flour to water)?
I think I love you geyser :D
Yeah, I noticed the error of my spelling ways too late.
I was thinking of all those hippy folk not wanting vaccines for their kids. Around here and down in Ashland especially.
I'd call them far left.

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