Feb 13, 2007

SB 327- Immunization for school age girls.

Synopsis: Requires a school to: (1) provide information to each parent of a female child entering grade 6 concerning the link between cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and of the availability of an immunization; (2) collect written statements from the parent indicating whether the child received the immunization; and (3) file a written report with the state department of health (state department) stating the number of required female students who have received the immunization and the number of female students who have not received the immunization. Requires the state department to provide a school with the information on cervical cancer and HPV and prescribe the format for the written statement.

Although far better than its earlier incarnation which would have forced medical care on our children, this bill still threatens to require government schools to play family doctor. This bill assumes that the state knows best when it comes to the medical care our children receive by what can only be construed as an attempt to bully parents into injecting their daughters with this unproven, possibly ineffective, and potentially dangerous vaccine. What role could pharmaceutical giant Merck, who stands to make piles of money, play in this legislation?

Author: Becker
Status: Passed the Senate (44 to 5)

1 comment:

ed gluck said...

I agree 100%. Here is a letter I sent to the local editor comparing HIV and HPV:

In 1995 short-seller Michael Murphy used all caps in a headline printed in Men's Style magazine:


and I agree with every bit of this headline. I now compare this with a recent issue.

There is a new vaccine for HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and the state of Texas may make it mandatory for young girls. The concern is that it causes cervical cancer. But women get this virus in their twenties and many years later are supposed to contract the cancer. Like HIV, HPV is guessed to be a slow virus as compared to one like what I'll call chicken pox and shingles where the virus hides out. This is just a poor hypothesis.

With HIV, .4% of the population has the virus, half men and half women. But with AIDS, in the U.S. 90% of victims are male. HPV is in 50% of the population, half men and half women. But with cervical cancer and its male counterpart, the female is at a much greater risk. This means HIV can't cause AIDS and HPV can't cause cervical cancer.

HIV is not in all victims of AIDS. HPV is not in one-third of cervical cancer patients. This means HIV can't cause AIDS and HPV can't cause cervical cancer.

Not all people with HIV get AIDS. Only one percent of women will get cervical cancer though 50% have the virus. This means HIV can't cause AIDS and HPV can't cause cervical cancer.

AIDS is not contagious. Cervical cancer is not contagious. This means HIV can't cause AIDS and HPV can't cause cervical cancer. This might be my weakest point but all viruses are contagious therefore the connection between virus and disease seems severed.

AIDS is caused by drug abuse. Cervical cancer is likely caused by behavior or age. Long term smoking and oral contraceptives appear to be important risk factors. (Genes are also a possible factor in both AIDS and cervical cancer but this strays from the topic.)

HIV is a harmless virus. HPV does cause warts, but like all viruses the warts are soon overcome by antibodies.

Armed with these facts, parents and the young women themselves should make the decision, not governments.

In Liberty,

Ed Gluck

P.S.: A more in-depth analysis can be found in Peter Duesberg's 1996 book, Inventing
The AIDS Virus. He also goes into the money game concerning this problem.
Interesting that the drug warriors don't use AIDS as a deterrent to drug abuse.

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