and other special interest stuff...
Will Perry will do anything to push for his special interests?
by Peter Stern
The American Academy of Pediatrics must also lie because there have not been sufficient studies that prove Gardasil saves significant lives and that it warrants the use of the medication for ALL young 12-year old girls. In fact, many young girls have reactions to Gardasil and could activate cervical cancer in some.
This revelation should be quite shocking to anyone who has been following the debate over Gardasil and mandatory vaccinations of teenage girls. First, it reveals that Gardasil appears to increase disease by 44.6 percent in certain people -- namely, those who were already carriers of the same HPV strains used in the vaccine.
In other words, it appears that if the vaccine is given to a young woman who already carries HPV in a "harmless" state, it may "activate" the infection and directly cause precancerous lesions to appear. The vaccine, in other words, may accelerate the development of precancerous lesions in women.
A second main issue is the right of parents to make an educated decision for themselves whether or not to request the vaccine for their young girls.
Third, Merck Pharmaceuticals has been a long-time Perry supporter and campaign contributor, which of course, Perry tries to play down every time it is brought up. He swears Merck only paid $5,000 but that's merely the tip of the campaign contribution iceberg.
Merck actually provided approximately $400,000 overall to Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns.
Perry's feelings were hurt that Michele Bachmann accused him of taking money from Merck, which he claimed was only $5,000 because he know that he is being bought at much higher numbers. We should stop insulting his true worth.
Why don't Americans see through Rick Perry? Could it be any more obvious that he is a special interest motivated governor and would be exactly the same if he were President.