PHARMA CRIMES AND BOUGHT AND PAID FOR POLITICIANS KILL YOUNG WOMEN!
Perry’s Gardasil ‘Mistake’ Cost Girls Their Lives
Reneging On Gardasil Mandate In The Lone-Star State Is An Admission Of Guilt And Should Not Be Forgiven Or Forgotten
Mistake’ Cost Girls Their Lives
Reneging On Gardasil Mandate In The Lone-Star State Is An Admission Of Guilt
And Should Not Be Forgiven Or Forgotten
According to VAERS analyst and SANE Vax team member Janny Stokvis, Governor Rick Perry should have been aware and taken action on the mounting injuries from Gardasil in Texas before an attempt to mandate the vaccine. VAERS reports one girl died post-Gardasil vaccination, there were 14 life-threatening situations and 31 girls became disabled after Perry’s attempt to issue an executive order. The effort to introduce the drug into Texas schools turned into one of Perry's greatest defeats. His admission of a ‘mistake’ five years later is irreprehensible.
Perry’s order would have become effective in 2008 and girls would be involuntarily immunized unless they ‘opted out’ upon entry to the 6th grade. Texas was the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against a multi-strain virus to prevent ‘cervical cancer.’ Unfortunately, the National Cancer Institute has not directly linked the virus to cervical cancer.1.
Is This Poor Judgment From A Man Running For President?
During a 16 month investigation of Gardasil, side effects were documented in a disturbing number of cases to VAERS including 3,589 during a 16 month period. 2. Even though thousands of girls reported adverse reactions to the vaccine, Perry found no reason to modify or withdraw his executive order. Those numbers have now risen to over 22,000 and yet, it took political posturing for Perry to admit his ‘mistake.’
In addition the executive order mandated that the Department of State Health Services make the HPV vaccine available through the Texas Vaccines for Children program for eligible young females up to age 18, and the Health and Human Services Commission shall make the vaccine available to Medicaid-eligible young females from age 19 to 21. 3.
Medicaid? That means that the private sector that refuses to buy into the HPV vaccine scheme would now pay for Merck’s Gardasil hoax.
Is This A Man In Bed With Big Pharma?
According to VAERS, Texas has had its fair share of reports of adverse reactions:
As of July 12, 2011 the total number HPV vaccine adverse events reported to VAERS is 22,619 – with an estimated 1 to 10% of the HPV vaccine injured population reporting. 4.
19,170 reports are from the U.S. – 3,127 of those events are from unknown locations.
914 reports out of the 19,170 reports are from Texas. But considering the fact that 3,127 reports have an unknown location, this number could be higher. 5.
Gardasil Adverse Events in Texas
· One death report of a 26 year old woman who died Nov 2007. 6.
· 67 reports are listed as serious 7.
· 14 reports of Life threatening situations. 8.
· 433 reports of emergency room visits 9.
· 45 reports of hospitalization 10.
· 10 reports extended hospital stay 11.
· 174 reports where the girls did not recover from their injuries 12.
· 31 reports of girls now disabled 13.
Is This A Man Who Ignores His Constituency In Favor Of Big Pharma?
Even after the issuance of the executive order, and the challenge by the Texas Legislature, Perry defended his position. At a press conference, he played a video message from a 31-year old cervical cancer patient hooked to an oxygen tube, who was too sick to testify earlier at the statehouse. Perry declared:
‘I challenge legislators to look these women in the eyes and tell them, `We could have prevented this disease for your daughters and granddaughters, but we just didn’t have the gumption to address all the misguided and misleading political rhetoric…’14.
Is This A Man Who Has Been Corrupted By Big Pharma?
In fact - Rick Perry’s previous Chief of Staff worked as a lobbyist for Merck at the time and Perry and eight other Republican law makers received donations of $6000.00 from Merck lobbyists just a few days before the executive order was issued.
Now that Perry has declared his candidacy for President he told reporters in New Hampshire that he regretted his handling of the vaccine, explaining: “I signed an executive order that allowed for an opt out, but the fact of the matter is that I didn’t do my research well enough to understand that we needed to have a substantial conversation with our citizenry.” Too little – too late, Governor Perry.
SANE Vax Inc. Believes That Every Governor Should Be Looking At The Number Of Gardasil Adverse Reactions In Their Respective States. It Is Time That Other Politicians Admit Their ‘Mistakes’ To Their Constituents As Well.
National Cancer Institute - Cervical Cancer Prevention, Health Professional Version http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/cervical/healthprofessional/allpages
Judicial Watch http://www.judicialwatch.org/story/2008/may/judicial-watch-investigates-side-effects-hpv-vaccine
Malia Litman Blog http://malialitman.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/perrys-executive-order-on-gardasil-proves-he-is-a-corrupt-bastard/
Texas Governor Rick Perry, now a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has revisited an incident from 2007, when he issued an executive order to administer Gardasil to young girls. Merck is the corporation that sells Gardasil, ...See all stories on this topic »
Texas Governor Rick Perry, now a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has revisited an incident from 2007, when he issued an executive order to administer Gardasil to young girls.
"I am absolutely sure that Governor Perry is a man of his word. He did not intend ill. He was listening to a lot of voices, but not quite enough," she notes. "And when he realized that this was a mistake, he did back off from that."
In fact, a short time later, Perry signed a law passed by the legislature that overturned the executive order. But throughout the debacle, Perry was criticized for imposing the vaccine without providing an opt-out provision.
"He was listening to some parents, but I don't think enough parents, and so he was looking out for young girls who had been sold on the claim that Gardasil [was] a product that was going to prevent cancer," Adams adds.
As Michelle Malkin points out in her recent column, Perry's former chief of staff, Mike Toomey, is a top Merck lobbyist whose mother-in-law headed a group funded by the businesses to sell the vaccination mandates to states.
But Adams concludes that Perry has done well in admitting his mistake, and she is delighted that he is running for president.
Texas, we have a problem. Your GOP governor is running for president against Barack Obama. Yet, one of his most infamous acts as executive of the nation's second-largest state smacks of every worst habit of the Obama administration. And his newly crafted rationalizations for the atrocious decision are positively Clintonesque.
Gardasil's wear-off time and long-term side effects have yet to be determined. "Serious questions" remain about its "overall effectiveness," according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Even the chair of the federal panel that recommended Gardasil for children opposes mandating it as a condition of school enrollment. Young girls and boys are simply not at an increased risk of contracting HPV in the classroom the way they are at risk of contracting measles or other school-age communicable diseases.
Perry defenders pointed to a bogus "opt-out" provision in his mandate "to protect the right of parents to be the final authority on their children's health care." But requiring parents to seek the government's permission to keep an untested drug out of their kids' veins is a plain usurpation of their authority. Translation: Ask your bureaucratic overlord to determine if a Gardasil waiver is right for you.
Libertarians and social conservatives alike slammed Perry's reckless disregard for parental rights and individual liberty. The Republican-dominated legislature also balked. In May 2007, both chambers passed bills overturning the governor's unilaterally imposed health order.
Fast-forward five years. After announcing his 2012 presidential bid this weekend, Perry now admits he "didn't do my research well enough" on the Gardasil vaccine before stuffing his bad medicine down Texans' throats. On Monday, he added: "That particular issue is one that I readily stand up and say I made a mistake on. I listened to the legislature ... and I agreed with their decision."
Perry downplayed his underhanded maneuver as an aberrational "error," and then -- gobsmackingly -- he spun the debacle as a display of his great character: "One of the things I do pride myself on, I listen. When the electorate says, 'Hey, that's not what we want to do,' we backed up, took a look at what we did."
Are these non-apology apologies enough to quell the concerns of voters looking for a presidential candidate who will provide a clear, unmistakable contrast to Barack Obama? Not by a long shot.
How Obama-like was this scandal? Let us count the ways:
Trampling the deliberative process. Since Day One, President Obama has short-circuited transparency, public debate and congressional oversight. How can Perry effectively challenge the White House's czar fetish, stealth recess appointments, selective waiver-mania and backdoor legislating through administrative orders when Perry himself employed the very same process as governor?
Not only did Perry defend going above the heads of elected state legislators, but his office also falsely claimed the legislature had no right to repeal the executive order. "The order is effective until Perry or a successor changes it, and the Legislature has no authority to repeal it," Perry spokeswoman Krista Moody told The Washington Post in February 2007.
When both the House and Senate repealed the law six weeks later, Perry did not -- as he now claims -- listen humbly or "agree with their decision."
Human shield demagoguery. In response to the legislature's rebuke, the infuriated governor attacked those who supported repeal as "shameful" spreaders of "misinformation" who were putting "women's lives" at risk. Borrowing a tried-and-true Alinskyite page from the progressive left, Perry surrounded himself with female cervical cancer victims and deflected criticism of his imperial tactics with emotional anecdotes.
He then lionized himself and the minority of politicians who voted against repeal of his Gardasil order. "They will never have to think twice about whether they did the right thing. No lost lives will occupy the confines of their conscience, sacrificed on the altar of political expediency." Perry, of course, has now put his own ghastly Gardasil order on that same altar -- but with no apology to all those he demonized and exploited along the way.
Cronyism. Most noxious of all, Perry wraps his big government health mandate in the "pro-life" mantle. But the do-gooder theater is a distraction from the business-as-usual back-scratching and astro-turfing that are Obama hallmarks.
Perry's former chief of staff Mike Toomey is a top Merck lobbyist. Toomey's mother-in-law headed a Merck-funded front group pushing vaccination mandates. And Merck's political action committee pitched in $6,000 to Perry's re-election campaign in 2007.
The PerryCare executive fiat was not simply a one-off mistake explained away by lack of "research." It exposed a fundamental lapse in both political and policy judgments, an appalling lack of ethics and a disturbing willingness to smear principled defenders of limited government who object to the Nanny State using their children as guinea pigs.
Trusting Rick Perry's tea party credentials is a perilous shot in the dark.
Last Spring, Mark Blaxill authored three posts about Merck's Gardasil HPV vaccine and the symbiosis of government and commerce.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is in the news not only for his Presidential bid, but his close relationship with Merck, including an attempt to mandate Gardasil for Texas girls in 2007. An attempt that fell flatter than a Longhorn steer's cow patty. An attempt that he now says was a big mistake. According to The Washington Post, Perry's conflicts of interest were myriad:
"Merck could generate billions in sales if Gardasil _ at $360 for the three-shot regimen _ were made mandatory across the country. Most insurance companies now cover the vaccine, which has been shown to have no serious side effects.
The New Jersey-based drug company is bankrolling efforts to pass state laws across the country mandating Gardasil for girls as young as 11 or 12. It doubled its lobbying budget in Texas and has funneled money through Women in Government, an advocacy group made up of female state legislators around the country.
Perry has ties to Merck and Women in Government. One of the drug company's three lobbyists in Texas is Mike Toomey, Perry's former chief of staff. His current chief of staff's mother-in-law, Texas Republican state Rep. Dianne White Delisi, is a state director for Women in Government.
The governor also received $6,000 from Merck's political action committee during his re-election campaign.
A top official from Merck's vaccine division sits on Women in Government's business council, and many of the bills around the country have been introduced by members of Women in Government.
Merck spokeswoman Janet Skidmore would not say how much the company is spending on lobbyists or how much it has donated to Women in Government. Susan Crosby, the group's president, also declined to specify how much the drug company gave."
Some folks are calling Gardasil mandates into question because HPV is a sexually transmitted disease, thus a social issue, especially for Conservatives. Blaxill dissects the argument from a more logical point of view. In short, the Perry/Gardasil issue isn't about teen promiscuity, it's about:
By Mark Blaxill
Part 1 A License to Kill? How A Public-Private Partnership Made the Government Merck’s Gardasil Partner…
Part 2 A License to Kill? Who Guards Gardasil’s Guardians?...
Part 3 A License to Kill? After Gardasil’s Launch, More Victims, More Bad Safety Analysis and a Revolving Door Culture…
While there are many scandals that prove that Rick Perry is a corrupt politician, none is more revealing than his Executive Order regarding Gardasil. Here is list of specific facts regarding the Gardasil Executive Order which unequivocally demonstrate that Rick Perry is ruthless, corrupt, and void of any sense of responsibility or accountability. On February 2, 2007, Governor Perry issued an executive order mandating that Texas girls be vaccinated with Gardasil. The order would become effective in 2008 and girls would be immunized as they entered the 6th grade.
The Act of Issuing An Executive Order of this Type Was Unconstitutional
Due to the history in Texas of abuse by politicians, the Texas Constitution expressly limits the power of the Governor, giving him “little formal power.”
Comparing the Texas governor to the other 49 Governors it is clear that a Texas governor is comparatively weak in formal powers. The Texas Constitution is void of any power or authority for the Governor to issue an Executive Order mandating the use of immunizations by any person in the State of Texas. That power was expressly reserved to the Texas Legislature. The Texas legislature, which was predominately Republican, voted 30-1 to overturn the executive order. Simply the need of the Texas Legislature to “overturn” an “Executive Order” should be an indication of the inappropriateness of the Executive Order. The fact that both Republicans and Democrats AGREED that the order should be overturned, is prima facie evidence of the inappropriate nature of the Executive Order.
Corruption Was Evidenced by Perry’s Specification that Girls Be Treated with Gardasil
“Gardasil” is the trade name for an immunization developed by Merck & Co. designed to prevent cervical cancer. At the time of Perry’s Executive Order, Merck was not the only manufacturer of an immunization to prevent cervical cancer. Another immunization known as “Cervariz” was being developed in parallel by researchers at Georgetown University, University of Rochester, the University of Queensland in Australia, and the US National Cancer Institute. In fact Cervarix was found to generate higher antibody levels than Gardasil, and was superior to Gardasil in several other respects. Cervarix had a few localized adverse reactions. General adverse reactions were fatigue, headache, muscle pain and joint pain.
With Gardasil the side effects were much more dramatic, and potentially life threatening. Adverse reactions included convulsions, coma, and death. In spite of the report of several deaths from Gardasil, Rick Perry still refused to withdraw his Executive Order. During a 16 month investigation of Gardasil, side effects were documented in a disturbing number of cases including 3,589 during a 16 month period. . Thousands of girls reported adverse reactions to the vaccine, but Perry found no reason to modify or withdraw his executive order.
Thus, even if Perry thought that immunization from cervical cancer was important, why would he require immunization with an inferior drug? Why did he pick Gardisil, made by Merck? The answer is easy. (1) Rick Perry’s previous Chief of Staff worked as a lobbyist for Merck at the time. (2) Perry and eight other Republican law makers received donations of $5000.00 from Merck lobbyists just a few days before the issuance of Perry’s executive order.
Perry’s Order Illustrated that He Is a Bastard
As if it weren’t offensive enough that Perry took advantage of his position as governor, issued an Executive Order he didn’t have authority to issue, to require a potentially life-threatening medication be given to healthy young girls, which was predicted to result in financial reward to his supporters, and his ex-employee, he proved that he was also a Bastard because:
1. The vaccine was only useful for girls before they had intercourse. If they were not “sexually pure,” there would be no reason to give the vaccine. By requiring the vaccine of all school age girls between ages 10-18, Perry was in essence requiring girls to report to their school nurses whether they were virgins or not.
2. In spite of Perry’s Pro-Life message, he supported the use of the Gardasil vaccine which is made from aborted fetal cells .
3. Most conservative groups advocate the importance of parent’s rights in making medical decisions for their children, and object to the government requiring them to undergo any treatment or medical regime.
4. Conservatives also felt that this Executive Order was inconsistent with the abstinence only position required in Texas schools.
Rick Perry’s Willingness to Say Anything
Even after the issuance of the Executive Order, and the challenge by the Texas Legislature, Perry Defended himself. At a press conference, he played a video message from a 31-year old cervical cancer patient hooked to an oxygen tube, who was too sick to testify earlier at the statehouse. Perry said:
“I challenge legislators to look these women in the eyes and tell them, `We could have prevented this disease for your daughters and granddaughters, but we just didn’t have the gumption to address all the misguided and misleading political rhetoric.,’
Now that Perry has declared his candidacy for President he told reporters in New Hampshire that he regretted his handling of the vaccine, explaining:
“”I signed an executive order that allowed for an opt out, but the fact of the matter is that I didn’t do my research well enough to understand that we needed to have a substantial conversation with our citizenry,” Perry said, according to ABC News. “But here’s what I learned. When you get too far out in front of the parade, they will let you know, and that’s exactly what our legislature did and I saluted it and I said, ‘Roger that, I hear you loud and clear’ and they didn’t want to do it and we don’t, so enough said.“
HE IS A CORRUPT BASTARD.