“The best way to prevent cervical cancer is with routine Pap screening starting at age 21 years. Vaccination cannot prevent as many cervical cancers as can Pap screening,” Dr. Diane Harper, one of the lead developers of the Merck’s Gardasil® and GlaxoSmithKline’s Ceravix® human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, told truthaboutGardasil.org. Dr. Harper also told the organization that the vaccines prevent abnormal pap tests, not cervical cancer.
In 2009, Dr. Harper stunned an audience of medical professionals when she announced that, in her opinion, vaccines given to prevent HPV provided little to no benefit for most patients. Since then, Dr. Harper has become one of the most authoritative and frequently cited voices in the fight against administering HPV vaccines en masse.
“Pap screening with vaccination does NOT lower your chances of cervical cancer; pap screening and vaccination lowers your chances of an abnormal Pap test,” Dr. Harper told TheTruthAboutGardasil.org. “Gardasil® is associated with GBS [Guillian-Barre Syndrome] that has resulted in deaths. Pap screening using a speculum and taking cells from the cervix is not a procedure that results in death,” she explained.
Medical studies have uncovered possible links between HPV shots like Gardasil with higher risks of blood clots, cardiac arrest, fainting, Lupus, stroke, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a disorder in which nerve inflammation promotes progressive muscle weakness or paralysis, and other potentially serious reactions. Thousands of young women and girls have reported adverse reactions ranging from relatively mild to catastrophic after being injected with the vaccines.
In a statement wonderfully revealing about the practical uselessness and potential risks of the HPV vaccines, Dr. Harper told TruthAboutGardasil.org she recommends that Gardasil® and Cervix® vaccines be offered “as an option to prevent abnormal pap test results in those women who can make an informed decision about how much they value this benefit compared to the rare risk of GBS.” She also explained that in the absence of pap screening, the HPV vaccines would be effective in reducing cervical cancer only if they lasted 15 years. However, Gardasil® has been proven to last at least 5 years and Ceravix for 8.5 years.
When TruthAboutGardasil.org asked Dr. Harper about the potential reactions of Gardasil, she replied, “The side effects are many; most require only time to reverse. For the severe autoimmune demyelinating diseases, working with a neurologist is often helpful.” For other reactions, however, including some that have afflicted patients for up to four years, Dr. Harper said she did not “know of a time frame in which the side effects will wear off.”