October 12, 2011
Thanks to California governor Jerry Brown, Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil will now be given to children 12 years or older without parental consent. Omitting parents from the entire equation, California lawmakers are now leaving 12-year-old children to make their own health decisions.
The decision to be vaccinated with the Gardasil HPV vaccine is a particularly risky decision, a decision that thousands of young girls and boys wish they could have re-made. Gardasil, of course, has wrecked thousands of lives nationwide, even leading to over 49 deaths. Considering these facts, why would legislators and Jerry Brown allow for such an insane bill to become a law?
How Merck used bribery to pass the Gardasil bill
As it turns out, there is an answer to that question: the almighty dollar. Merck used financial power to ensure that the bill would pass by paying off key legislators.
Caught in the act by Cal Watchdog, targeted politicians who passed the bill received thousands from Merck, the maker of Gardasil. The report highlights the fact that this bill has nothing to do with improving public health of California students and families.
In fact, it has a lot more to do with profits. A few thousand dollars spent on key legislators to pass the bill is nothing compared to the increased profit Merck is going to see when this law takes full effect.
Meanwhile, the health of young children will be severely put at risk. Merck and California legislators are effectively taking advantage of the trusting nature of young children by signing this bill into law by using psychological marketing tactics on their developing brains in order for them to comply.
Taking advantage of trusting children to push the Gardasil HPV vaccine
Merck has been found omitting numeric facts and real side effects in their Gardasil advertisements. These are the advertisement brochures that will be given to young children, and the side effects are so downplayed and minor that it sounds truly harmless. In reality, Gardasil has a fortified death link, in addition to placing thousands of children in the hospital.
Merck and health officials also won’t tell children about the fact that Gardasil has been found to contain genetically modified rDNA of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which experts say can lead to cellular mutation and other unknown consequences.
Vaccinating children with Gardasil who are truly in the dark about the negative effects associated with the shot is purely immoral and should be downright illegal. Merck does not even warn consumers of the real side effects of the shot, while secretly bribing politicians to pass the Gardasil bill to make an unknown profit. California residents, and even United States residents as a whole should contact their representatives and demand that the bill be repealed. Furthermore, we should voice our opposition to future bills in other states that mirror the California Gardasil bill.