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Gardasil Vaccine, Katie Couric and Cyber-Lynching

By Barbara Loe Fisher
Published January 14, 2014 in Infectious Diseases & Vaccines


 
The public flogging of veteran broadcast journalist Katie Couric began on Dec. 4, 2013, immediately after a 17-minute report on HPV and Gardasil vaccine was broadcast on her TV talk show “Katie.”1  It was kick-started by a west coast business writer, who administered the first lash with a bizarre take-down of freedom of the press:
“The real punch of the show was its portrayal of HPV vaccination as “controversial,” he charged.” Merely to ask questions is to validate them.” He ended with a sucker punch: “Katie Couric established her credibility as a spokeswoman for preventive medicine more than a decade ago...now she’ll be known for promoting junk medicine instead.”2   
“Is Katie Couric The Next Jenny McCarthy?”
 
Then, like piranhas in a fish tank full of fresh chum, an online clique of mean girls and bully boys let Katie have it right between the eyes.
“Is Katie Couric the next Jenny McCarthy?” sneered a headline for an article in which a cub reporter sharpened her claws on Couric’s credibility by hissing “The damage a former Playboy Bunny has been able to do is bad enough. But Couric’s misdeeds are all the worse given that she’s taken much more seriously than Jenny McCarthy.”3 
Continuing with that lame theme, an entertainment writer stuck it to Katie when she suggested that “To some, Couric's behavior is even more problematic than McCarthy's, given her stature as a respected journalist and former network news anchor, as well as her previous efforts to educate the public about the fight against cancer.”4  

One headline screamed “Katie Couric Hands Over Her Show to Anti-Vaccine Alarmists”5  and another one gasped “Why is Katie Couric Promoting Vaccine Skeptics?” followed by an article written by a photojournalist sniping that “Couric needs to review her priorities.”6 
 
Katie Couric: Presenting HPV Information & Perspective
 
Katie’s unforgiveable transgression? On her afternoon talk show, she gave two mothers, who had witnessed their daughters’ health suddenly deteriorate after Gardasil shots, an opportunity to speak about what happened.7 8  She gave an international HPV infection expert,9  who participated in Gardasil vaccine clinical trial research, an opportunity to comment about the effectiveness of Gardasil vaccine and the need for all girls – whether they get vaccinated or not – to get regular pap screening.10 She gave a pediatrician an opportunity to encourage parents to vaccinate their 11-year old boys and girls because “HPV vaccine does not seem to be any risker than any of the other vaccines we routinely use;” 11 12 and Katie gave a mother and her daughter an opportunity to enthusiastically endorse the vaccine. 13
 
Katie Couric presented information and a range of perspectives about a current topic being discussed by millions of parents and young women in homes and doctors’ offices across the country. She did it because she is an intellectually honest journalist, a compassionate mother and cancer prevention pioneer. Fourteen years ago, Katie Couric almost single handedly put a human face on the importance of colonoscopy screening, especially for those at high risk when she publicly witnessed about the tragedy of losing her husband and the father of her children to colon cancer. 14 After a long and successful career in broadcast journalism, in 2006 she became the first woman to anchor the evening news on a major U.S. TV network. 15
 
An Orchestrated Campaign of Intimidation
 
The shaming of Katie Couric for caring and daring to ask questions about Gardasil vaccine, was a well-orchestrated campaign of intimidation. It was a warning delivered to all journalists that – no matter who you are – your character will be assassinated if you step out of line and question the safety or effectiveness of a government recommended vaccine.   
 
The cyber lynch mob 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 presenting opinion as unassailable fact delighted in quoting each other and did not reserve their vitriol for Katie. Two mothers on the show were ridiculed for describing their daughters’ Gardasil vaccine reaction symptoms, which are similar to those reported by many, many others in the U.S. and around the world.23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 The credentialed Gardasil vaccine researcher 44 on the show was attacked for stating that regular pap tests are the most reliable way of detecting and preventing cervical cancer regardless of vaccination, a position held by cancer prevention experts. 45 46 47
 
Katie Couric Encourages Informed Vaccine Decision Making
 
Two days after the public flogging began, Katie interviewed the Assistant Surgeon General 48 before authoring an article for The Huffington Post responding to the firestorm with unapologetic professionalism. 49 She acknowledged her report could have spent more time putting the statistical risk of suffering a vaccine reaction into greater perspective but she defended the inclusion of mothers reporting Gardasil reactions:
 “Some people say their children have suffered from a variety of medical problems after the HPV vaccination, and there have even been a few reports of death,” she said. “As a journalist, I felt that we couldn't simply ignore these reports. “
Katie reinforced a call for regular pap screening:
“There's been troubling research out of Australia that indicates some women are skipping their Pap tests because they have been vaccinated. That's a terrible idea. While the vaccine protects against some of the HPV strains that cause cervical cancers, it doesn't protect against all of them and regular Pap smears are essential for life-saving diagnoses,” she said.
Katie concluded her statement by encouraging critical thinking and informed vaccine decision-making:
“I had my own two daughters vaccinated against HPV. I hope that other parents will look at the research and the facts, and make a reasoned decision on the HPV vaccine and what is best for their children,” she said.
“Not Enough” He Says
 
However, Katie’s clarification prompted one bully to bring out the whip one more time. Under a headline complaining that “Katie Couric Backs Off from Her Anti-Vaccine Show but Not Enough,” he snarled,
“The video depictions of mothers and daughters in tears will stay with thousands of Couric's loyal viewers. Her written mea culpa, not so much.” 50
Perhaps he wanted her to walk across cut glass on her knees and wimper a little on camera so he could be convinced that she would be a good girl from now on and never, ever step out of line again.
 
Mothers Will Not Stop Witnessing
 
One thing is as clear today as it was 32 years ago when mothers publicly witnessed how they watched their children suffer brain inflammation or die after being injected with the old, crude and toxic DPT vaccine. 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 Clearly, when mothers stand up in the public square today and describe how Gardasil vaccine risks for their daughters turned out to be 100 percent, deniers of vaccine risks get really, really emotional. They get angry and defensive. They gather together in a pack, take out the rope and start cyber-lynching.
 
Mothers around the world, who give birth to babies they are responsible for nurturing through infancy and childhood, are not going to stop talking about what happened to their children after vaccination. Mothers are not going to shut up and sit down like good little girls after they witness the bodies and brains of the children they love be destroyed when Gardasil shots go wrong.
 
Mothers Will Not Stop Thinking Critically
 
They are not going to stop reading the medical literature and thinking critically about the science65 66 67 68 69 70 71 used to justify giving every child the most expensive federally recommended pediatric vaccine on the U.S. market 72 to prevent an infection that is cleared by more than 90 percent of people without a problem; 73 74
  • a vaccine developed by NIH researchers 75 using GMO technology that was sold by NIH to Merck 76 and fast-tracked to licensure using questionable surrogate markers for efficacy;77 78
  • a vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease that was tested in fewer than 1,200 children under the age of 16 79 using a bioactive aluminum “placebo” as a bogus control in clinical trials; 80 81 82 83 84
  • a vaccine that was only tested in 1,000 adolescent girls and boys in combination with the federally recommended Tdap and meningococcal vaccines; 85
  • a vaccine given by pediatricians shielded from legal accountability for vaccine injuries and deaths just like vaccine manufacturers are shielded from civil liability in U.S. courts; 86
  • a vaccine that by Dec. 13, 2013, had generated nearly 30,000 adverse reaction reports to the U.S. government, including 140 deaths 87 - which is only a fraction of the numbers of Gardasil reactions, injuries and deaths that have actually occurred because most doctors either do not report to the government or make reports directly to Merck. 88 89 90
Federal Awards, Lawsuits, Gardasil Recommendation Withdrawal
 
Yes, it is illogical to assume that every single one of the reported Gardasil reaction reports and deaths are caused by the vaccine but it is just as illogical to assume that none of them are caused by the vaccine. But logic has nothing to do with one-size-fits-all vaccine policies that sacrifice individuals, who are biologically or environmentally at high risk for suffering vaccine harm, 91 while no research is being done to identify who they are to spare their lives.
 
Informed mothers know that among the $3 billion dollars in federal compensation that has been awarded to vaccine victims in the U.S. are awards for Gardasil vaccine injuries. 92 They know Gardasil vaccine injured girls are suing vaccine manufacturers in France, where citizens can still file product liability lawsuits. 93  They know that public health officials in Japan no longer recommend Gardasil vaccine because Japan’s government is not writing off every death and case of brain inflammation and autoimmunity following Gardasil shots as just a “coincidence.” 94

HPV Vaccination Made a Top Public Health Priority in U.S.

In what may or may not be a coincidence, at the end of December the Centers for Disease Control made HPV vaccination one of the top five "public health priorities" for 2014. In one media article,95 the HPV vaccination rate of 30% in the U.S. was compared to the 85 percent vaccination rate in Rwanda, an impoverished, war-torn country where women have been dying in great numbers from cervical cancer because there has been no routine pap screening available to them. In 2011, Merck created a school-based vaccination program for all sixth graders in Rwanda to be injected with three doses of Gardasil vaccine. 96

But the United States is not Rwanda.

In America, cervical cancer has declined more than 70% after pap screening became a routine part of women’s health care in the 1960’s and, by 2006, pap tests had driven down the numbers of new cases of cervical cancer to 9,700 per year with about 3,700 deaths97 in a U.S. population of more than 300 million people.  In the U.S. the 14,000 annual deaths from six cancers associated with HPV98 99 100 101 102 103 104 represents less than 3 percent of the more than 550,000 cancer deaths that occur every year.

Many Other Public Health Emergencies in U.S. Deserve Priority Status
 
There are many public health emergencies in our country that cause far more deaths and disabilities but do not receive a fair share of the hundreds of billions of dollars appropriated by Congress to health agencies every year.105  For example:
  • Between 210,000 and 440,000 hospitalized patients each year suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death;106
  • The U.S. has the worst infant mortality 107 and maternal mortality 108 109 rates of all developed nations, with 28,000 babies dying before their first birthday; 110
  • Millions of children are becoming disabled or dying in the unexplained chronic illness epidemic 111 that costs trillions of dollars to treat: 1 child in 6 in America is learning disabled; 112 1 in 9 suffers with asthma; 113 1 in 10 has ADHD; 114 1 in 50 develops autism115 and 1 in 450 becomes diabetic.116
  • Millions more are suffering with mental health problems. One adolescent in five in the U.S. experiences significant symptoms of emotional distress and one in ten is emotionally impaired. 117
Bigger Market for Merck & HPV Vaccine Mandates?

Perhaps the CDC is simply boosting the congressionally approved, lucrative public-private partnership with Pharma 118 119 120 121 122 123 124  by securing a bigger market for Merck's new 9-strain version of Gardasil scheduled to be licensed in the fall of 2014.125 Or perhaps the Merck-Government-Medical Trade lobby is planning another multi-state roll-out of HPV vaccine mandates for all sixth grade children in the U.S. just like they did in 2007.126 127 128

Roll Up Your Sleeve - No Questions Asked
 
Whatever the reasons that government officials made HPV vaccination a top public health priority in the U.S., the cyper-lynching of Katie Couric and mothers reporting Gardasil vaccine reactions is a warning to parents everywhere. Do not forget that the cruel, dogmatic position of vaccine risk denialism is: Roll up your sleeve - no questions asked - and “may the odds be ever in your favor.” 129 130
 

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33 Responses to "Gardasil Vaccine, Katie Couric and Cyber-Lynching"
Commenter Name
Steve Marini
Posted: 1/29/2014 12:29:44 PM
Hey the HPV vaccine has been the government's way of financially bailing out the drug companies. So it matters not that responsibile science challenges the HPV vaccine safety and effectiveness. Shame on Katie for announcing that the Emperor has no clothes!
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sandi
Posted: 1/29/2014 1:32:33 PM
I hope that Katie Couric has a thick skin and ignores these awful people. I thank her VERY much for speaking out and wish more people would quit drinking the koolaid of believing that vaccinations are all good for you and that you should NEVER question or refuse! Thank you for all you do!
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Mary Reynolds
Posted: 1/29/2014 1:54:52 PM
A few days ago I saw a Glaxo-Smith-Kline representative on the Varney & Company show touting the flu vaccine. Varney was pretty blunt in his comments to the effect that he didn't believe anything the rep said. The rep was brazenly trying to sell the flu vaccine indicating that H1N1 is back and it affects people in their 30's and 40's the most. I could swear I remember the last time they tried to sell this stuff they said oldsters and children were most affected. The rep was really trying to scare people telling Varney that they would be home in pain and unable to work if they didn't get the shot. Varney was not buying it. He asked the rep flatly if the flu vaccine was a cash cow for Glaxo-Smith-Kline. The rep didn't answer but continued with his fear tactics. I never heard that Varney was publicly flogged. Maybe because it wouldn't work.
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Dennis Lesh
Posted: 1/29/2014 2:13:10 PM
Way to go Katie, I applaud and congratulate you on your willingness to show what the rest of mainstream media won't show and that is the blatant disregard for human health by "Big Pharma". I would like to know if the children of "Big Pharma" are receiving these drugs and vaccines that they are trying to shove down our throats? Maybe they don't have any children? That would explain their lack of caring. Keep up the good work on our behalf. I wish the rest of the media would follow your example. If not, health care in this country will only get worse.
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Daliah Lugo
Posted: 1/29/2014 2:25:48 PM
Thank you for this post. "Public flogging" is an apt term for what's going on with Katie Couric, Jenny McCarthy et al. I wrote in my blog about this last week: http://opinionandorder.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-nasty-vaccine-wars.html
Commenter Name
ANNA
Posted: 1/29/2014 2:47:28 PM
Roll up the sleeves of the vaccine pushers and let them have it. They need more pus in their system
Commenter Name
Linn Stevenson
Posted: 1/29/2014 3:12:23 PM
I saw this show and was livid that the last words from a doctor were "the benefits outweigh the risks". The numbers are skewed because doctors and urged to report directly to Merck. What's wrong with plain old pap smears? Nothing. Except Merck isn't making millions and place no value on your child's life. There have been well over a thousand deaths from Gardasil for a vaccine that generally is ineffective after a few years to ward of one type of sexually transmitted disease. It should be banned.
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Chan
Posted: 1/29/2014 3:55:43 PM
You have to ask yourself; if vaccines are so safe why did the industry aggressively pursue a case to the Supreme Court level which resulted in a decision in early 2012 which awarded blanket immunity for product liability regardless of whether the vaccine product could have been made safer to the 8 largest manufacturers of vaccines. Would anyone raise an eyebrow if the largest auto manufacturers were afford such a exemption from accountability for product safety?
Commenter Name
Brooke
Posted: 1/29/2014 4:45:12 PM
Big Pharma has their little minions all over the world and when someone is brave and intelligent enough to speak out about the end results of their corruption, the little minions attack. Big Pharma has bottomless pockets to skew anything that gets reported contrary to their lining their pockets just a little more. After all, who/what is Katie Couric to them? They truly do not care about the lives that are destroyed by using their vaccinations and prescription meds. The studies produced about all of their products are seriously flawed and fudged and tampered with before they are released to the public. Then after a few years on the market people who trusted the F. D. A. are dropping like flies and the drug is either taken off the market or the varied law firms set up a class action law suit to try to get compensation for the permanent damage done to individuals. Come on, use your God-given brains and put the pieces of the puzzle together! Don't be so naive as to think that Big Pharma has your best interests at heart. I am proud of Katie for speaking up, and proud of Jenny as a mother to do what ever it took to save her child from the grips of Western medicine and Big Pharma. So what if Jenny was a Playboy bunny. More importantly, Jenny is a mother, and a good one at that. For the minions who chose to attack these women, we are in a new millennium, would you care to join the rest of humanity? Press on ladies. You have more support than you know.
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Sundi
Posted: 1/29/2014 4:49:50 PM
Kudos to Katie. Finally, a REAL news woman who does research. Gardasil damaged my niece horribly, and I can't help but wonder who's next? You can bet the daughters of the drug execs don't get this poison.
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Renee
Posted: 1/29/2014 5:16:19 PM
Thank you so much to Katie Couric and the NVIC for standing up for our basic human rights. The Gardasil vaccine has numerous bad reaction reported, why wouldn't we question it? Not to mention, all the other vaccines that cause so much harm to the brain, immune system etc. and even cause death. Why wouldn't we question this??? I have a one year old daughter. She has not been vaccinated yet. She has never been truly sick. I am so hesitant to vaccinate when she turns two as originally planned but the pressure is ENORMOUS. Truly we must stand up to the pharma powers, they buy our representatives, they buy the FDA, they buy the courts, and they brainwash the public,..and it can cost us our children's lives.
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Harksong
Posted: 1/29/2014 7:07:00 PM
If this "attack dog" western states author who went after Katie Couric is who I think it is, he has zero credibility. He is a screen writer who debunks stories about aliens in his spare time. I've seen his website and gone head to head with him many times on his attacks on McCarthy. The best way to call him out is to attack his complete lack of credibility and demand, as I have without success, to know in detail what his background in virology, pediatrics, etc. is. He refuses to explain himself. The man has no cred and is most a likely a goon on the payroll of some law firm or drug company. Think that is unlikely. Please don't be so nieve. As to Chan's statement RE: blanket immunity best ask yourselves where else WCP vaccine is being sold right now. This decision does not surprise me.
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Fiona
Posted: 1/29/2014 8:31:22 PM
Thanks to Katie Couric for highlighting the importance of journalism...and what our nation should stand for.....integrity and justice for all. We cannot be swayed by information we receive by drug companies and their "Sales" representative selling a product that can damage a human being and not wanting to be accountable...but instead justify the need for injecting people with poison.....There has been a HPV routine test available...why opt for a vaccine that clearly has damaged our children and in years to come....will surface its ugly head and decide "we need to take it off the market". We need more families to become informed individuals instead of being misinformed. Thank you Barbara Fisher for your courage and stamina to fight the fight....because you know the difference.
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chemfreemom
Posted: 1/29/2014 8:42:27 PM
I don't know if Katie would have done this show if she knew the kind of character assassination she'd suffer, but I'm glad she did it! If more people would step up and stand up to these bullies, maybe we can come to our senses as a people. Thanks Katie.
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Georgina Anderson
Posted: 1/29/2014 9:27:10 PM
Thank- you Katie for having the courage to stand up and have this discussion . People have a right know all the information about something....the good and the bad! Both sides need to be heard! People need to be able to make an educated informed decision. It's their health and their families too! So sick of the government, medical world,Big Pharmaceutical companies trying to only let their side be told. I wish mainstream media would broadcast all the information available and not be silenced by those who with all the Money!! Thanks again Katie.. Keep it up!! Georgina Anderson Canada
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Linda
Posted: 1/29/2014 10:11:15 PM
Katie is great for having the courage to do what she did. People tend to believe what their "Dr" says is the right/correct way to do things. I did not vaccinate my son and he is the most healthy, happy kid I have ever known and everyone who meets him says so too!! Big Pharma has a lot of money and power to persuade parents. People need to wake up to the disaster of what is happening to the health of this country. People need to do their researching before injecting their new born babies with unknown toxins!! Thanks Katie!!!!
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Debby Bruck
Posted: 1/30/2014 2:30:18 AM
The truth will come out one way or another. We applaud Katie's honesty, bravery, intelligence responses and professionalism in everything she does. Is there a contact or petition somewhere for everyone to send a message in support of Katie's actions? Blessings, Debby
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Valerie Raucci
Posted: 1/30/2014 7:42:22 AM
Katie we love you Keep to the truth And hang for the bumpy ride as we need women in leadership Positions to stay strong in this vaccination money making scheme Who will speak out
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Karon
Posted: 1/30/2014 9:13:06 AM
Keep it up Katie, we are behind you 100%. We are sick of Big Pharma killing and maiming our children. We the people have the right to hear the truth and other peoples opinion. We have the right to do our own research and make our own decisions. And everyone has the right to speak out. Stand up ladies - yeah Jenny we love you, yeah Katie we love you - and don't be bullied by the (male) media and pharmaceutical companies. Thanks Katie..
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Tracy
Posted: 1/30/2014 11:02:08 AM
Great job Katie!
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Mary
Posted: 1/30/2014 11:53:39 AM
I am not a Katie fan but must say she did a good thing here
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Paula
Posted: 1/30/2014 2:04:02 PM
Keep up the good work. Let's attack aspartame, splenda, sucralose, all artificial sweetners, dyes in the food supply next.Go for it Katie
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Rose
Posted: 1/30/2014 3:25:51 PM
Way to go Katie! It takes courage to go against the tide but the truth will come out sooner or later about the danger of some vaccines. We all need to remember what happened to Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865) when he presented the germ theory of infection. He was laughed at and scorned by his fellow doctors. How many mothers could have lived post childbirth if he was listened to? How many more young healthy vibrant girls must lose their health before the public are given the facts about the HPV vaccine and its possible deleterious side effects? I hope the medical community will soon open their eyes and minds to this important issue. Rose,RN,BSN
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Marsha
Posted: 1/30/2014 9:05:48 PM
always tell it like it is Katie. Be a hero & help save our children.
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Sandy Lunoe
Posted: 1/31/2014 8:17:45 AM
Excellent video/article. Here is an article which includes some of the shocking comments from the vaccine promoters in the show's website discussion. It is on vactruth.com: "Bombshell TV Show About HPV Vaccines Reveals Cruel Nature of Vaccine Pushers". http://vactruth.com/2014/01/29/truth-about-vaccine-pushers/
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Gigi Kast
Posted: 1/31/2014 10:50:10 AM
Dear Katie, Please do NOT be intimidated by those attacking you. All sides of a situation need to be revealed so people can make an informed decision. In my opinion, there are valid contra-indications for vaccines and it is our right to use them or not. Please keep up your good work and integrity.
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Haim
Posted: 2/1/2014 5:17:49 AM
The segment of the show seemed more balanced than typical reporting, therefore this should be commended and repeated with other controversial push items in the American economy.
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Connie
Posted: 2/9/2014 12:10:18 PM
I am glad that Katie did this report. People need to wake up and realize that vaccines are a huge money maker for big pharma and best of all they do not have to worry about being sued. What a fabulous arrangment! Meds are thoroughly tested and all side effects have to be reported but apparently that is not the case with vaccines. If they were reported honestly, almost nobody would vaccinate their children. Big Pharma and their supporters have become cyber bullies of the worst kind. I truly hope that other journalists now have come to realize that this attack on Katie only shows how desperate they are to cover their lies. The only way to cover up the facts that vaccines are dangerous, is to intimidate and bully. We as mothers and grandmothers must stand united against vaccines because vaccines are killing our children and grandchildren. The real way to health and a great function immmune system is done by boosting the immune system with organic foods, fluoride-free water and high-quality vitamins. As hard as it is to understand but we MUST get it through our heads that Big Pharma DOES NOT CARE IF OUR CHILDREN LIVE OR DIE as long as their profits keep on rising. I know that this is a hard fact to swallow but it's the truth. The Federal Government needs to reverse itself and allow Big Pharma to be sued in cases of vaccine injury. It is simply an outrage that you cannot sue them for vaccine injury!!! Look around everybody - our children are getting sicker every year and there are more pills on the market every year. But is anybody getting truly cured? No, most meds are band-aid solutions because they don't want us to be healthy. There's NO money in that! We must strongly oppose ANY vaccine because vaccines endanger lives and cause permanent harm to millions of kids. Read the book "Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality, the Medical Assault on the American Brain" by the late Professor Harris L. Coulter and you will see one of the most horrific consequences of vaccination. This is a puzzle indeed and when you put it together and see the facts for what they are, you will quickly realize the tragedy and impact of vaccinations.
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Betsy
Posted: 2/25/2014 8:58:13 PM
It sounds like it was a balanced and fair show. No kudos from me though as this article said Katie vaccinated both of her daughters with Gardisil. Great article.
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jan
Posted: 3/5/2014 3:52:42 PM
i was one of the first, unfortunate lab rats in about 1982 when only two doctors in the U.S. were trying to figure out what this virus was; the experiments were excruciating, hellacious, and the only reason i participated was because in the beginning the virus was causing me pain as well. after i suffered thru unspeakable treatments, which my research doctor kept justifying by telling me, "just remember how many generations of other women will benefit from your selfless sacrifices", and each successive process became worse and failed worse, my doctor determined that the category of number assigned to my specific virus wouldn't likely fit their ongoing research (the genital wart variety, which mine was not.) i would not be able to tolerate the procedures either, so i was discharged with "have a happy life". the results of my "selfless sacrifices" are gardasil and the copycat drug (don't remember the name, don't care) which makes me livid. the pain caused by the experimentation flares up from time to time, even tho i have ramped up my immune system so that the hpv itself usually leaves me alone. imho, medical researchers and big pharma folk shouldn't wait for their deaths or for judgment day to reach hell. ms couric, please continue to speak often and speak loudly.
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Jim
Posted: 4/12/2014 11:07:15 AM
The underlying truth about HPV, a real cytotoxic virus,(kills the cells it infects) is that it cannot cause cancer!! They are two very different beasts. Cancer is cell proliferation that begins with aneuploidy and virus's kill the cells they infect and then move on to others. The entire farce of virus being able to cause cancer got it's start back in the 70's in the Nixon Virus - Cancer program (the study of retrovirus's as a causation of cancer which was a failure) and has clouded molecular cell biology ever since. You have to understand what a RETROVIRUS is before you can untangle the lie of HPV = cervical cancer. In the 90's they blamed cervical cancer on HSV-2 (genital herpes) and in truth they are hiding the likely fact that cervical cancer is a disease of toxicity. Years of women using tampons, douches, lubes, various birth control devices etc..... And you have to understand that their claim to HPV causation was finding fragments of what they think are viral dna in cervical cancer patients using a test called the PCR test. Read more on retrovirus at http://www.aliveandwell.org an expose of HIV
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laevern
Posted: 11/17/2014 9:47:58 PM
HPV plasmids, which exist and replicate independently of the chromosome. GARDASIL CERVARIX iN THE VACCINE, a short strand of hpv dna is bad ACQUIRED IMMUNITY ; SMALL POX WAS DEADLY, COW POX WAS NOT DEADLY, people got cow pox from milking cows and did not get small pox and could take care of the sick.....who had small pox............ AND THIS IS HOW THE IDEA OF ACQUIRED IMMUNITY WAS USED IN BEGINNING OF VACCINE SCIENCE acquired immunity was seen established and a vaccine was made after that......no one has proved the science to artificially make a vaccine without an acquired immunity to the disease....
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laevern
Posted: 12/8/2014 12:36:49 AM
Gardasil HPV is going active side effects ST CLOUD UNIVERSITY website health MSDS site A Merck letter head NO MSDS on Gardasil never will be because it is not toxic/as the letter reads still on the STCLOUD UNIVERSITY website// This is Global confusion from how MERCK drops responsibility, and claims what cannot be substantiated. MERCK is powerful but dropped what protects them legally ...With lies as merck lies, lies, lies...

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