Death Toll Linked to Gardasil Vaccine Rises / Examining the FDA’s HPV Vaccine Records

Complications include shock, ‘foaming at mouth,’ convulsions, coma. “Anaphylactic shock,” “foaming at mouth,” “grand mal convulsion,” “coma” and “now paralyzed” are a few of the startling descriptions included in a new federal report describing the complications from Merck & Co.’s Gardasil medication for sexually transmitted human papillomavirus – which has been proposed as mandatory for all schoolgirls. The document was obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by Judicial Watch, a Washington group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, and it has details of 10 deaths just since September. “Given all the questions about Gardasil, the best public health policy would be to re-evaluate its safety and to prohibit its distribution to minors. In the least, governments should rethink any efforts to mandate or promote this vaccine for children,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. The organization’s work uncovered reports of about one death each month since last fall, bringing the total death toll from the drug to at least 18 and as many as 20. There also were 140 “serious” reports of complications including about three dozen classified as life-threatening, 10 spontaneous abortions and half a dozen cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The document reveals the case of an 18-year-old woman who got the Gardasil vaccine, was found unconscious that evening, and died. Another woman, age 19, got the drug and the next morning was found dead in her bed. The new documents also reveal a total of 8,864 Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System records, up from a total of 3,461 that had been reported in a document just last fall. WND previously has reported how Merck was...

Prolonged, Unintended Brain Cooling May Inhibit Recovery from Brain Injuries

 Case study and literature review. Background: Tracheal intubations of comatose patients are common, but contrary to most standards for respiratory care, heated nebulizers are not always used. This deviation from recommendations appears to be widespread.  Case Report: In the case examined, a tracheotomized patient suffering from severe anoxic brain injury was unintentionally exposed to chilled air, 17°C (63°F) at the cannula, for a period of 31 months. A month after upper respiratory tract warming was restored the vegetative state lifted, as marked by the patient’s ability to verbalize responses to questions. Conclusions: This clinical experience led us to a review of the literature. Among other findings, we learned that brain temperature is strongly affected by the temperature of arterial blood flow. Arterial blood, in turn, is strongly affected by the air temperature in the lungs. Experiments have shown that the introduction of colder air in the lungs will produce rapid cooling of at least some surface brain tissues. Chilled aortic blood is also more viscous and less efficient in transfer of oxygen. Hypothermia of brain tissue may significantly affect the endocrine system and neurochemistry. Through inferences from the literature, we also identify other possible effects. We hypothesize that intubated delivery of air into the lungs at a temperature significantly below body temperature, especially over a prolonged period, is likely to inhibit recovery and may even produce iatrogenic effects. We recommend the use of heated nebulizers. Research strategies are recommended. key words: brain temperature • respiratory care • tracheal intubations • vegetative state • pituitary dysfunctions • encephalomalacia • growth hormone • coma • selective brain cooling  [Med Sci Monit,...

Vegetative State – Persistent or Reversible?

This is a very brief list of persons who have come forth from lengthy comas, or from persistent vegetative state. Other examples can be found in this website… “Their inability to satisfy our longing for response does not justify abandonment or imposed death.”           [“Persistent Vegetative State” Euthanasia: Imposed Death supplement, Human Life Alliance, 2004] Comment: Eileen Doyle, RN compiled this remarkable list of cases and published this article in the 10/03 New York Nurses for Life newsletter. There are even more cases reported over the years but ignored by the media in the Schiavo case. And note these older cases excerpted from a 1991 American Life League article. There are many more, including the unpublicized ones I and other medical professionals have been seeing for years. [N. Valko, R.N.; http://www.all.org/legislat/guide04.htm] Background: How Persistent is the “Vegetative State”? An elderly woman named Carrie Coons stunned the medical world. The following anecdotal life stories are placed in perspective by the professional study of recovery rates from PVS.  A study, published in the Archives of Neurology, followed 84 patients with a “firm diagnosis” of PVS. Of these patients, “41% became conscious by 6 months, 52% regained consciousness by 1 year, and 58% recovered consciousness within the 3-year follow-up interval.” The researchers were unable to identify “predictors of recovery from the “vegetative state” — that is, there is no established test by which we can tell in advance which PVS patients will ultimately wake up. The data “do not exclude the possibility of vegetative patients regaining consciousness after the second year,” though this “must be regarded as a rare event.” [Levin, Saydjari, Eisenberg et al., “Vegetative State After Closed-Head...