Monday, February 05, 2007

injecting dollars

Texas Governor pushes products for donor
Meanwhile, the AP reported last week that Merck contributed $6,000.00 to Perry’s re-election campaign, while one of Merck’s Vaccine Division top officials is a Board member of Women in Government, the agency lobbying for mandates nationwide.
It is amazing that Gov. Perry would mandate all school children to receive the Gardasil HPV vaccine. Not amazing that he would want to reward his substantial donor, but that he would be so blatant about it. HPV isn't the next "HIV" or whatever crisis the fear mongers can drum up, but notably it is 100% preventable.
American College of Pediatricians (ACP),...stated, “HPV is spread only by intercourse. Keeping children out of school because they have not been vaccinated with the HPV vaccine is a serious, precedent-setting action. It replaces parental medical decision-making with government regulation.”
Of course, unnecessary vaccinations are not new, I remember how they pushed for our first child to be vaccinated for Hep B at birth. (another STD only disease) Then on our 3rd or 4th child my wife made the point that we didn't want the Hep B vaccination and the nurse noted that they no longer recommend that for babies as it might not be safe. Wonderful! Perhaps the vaccine manufacturers should have their advertising abilities revoked. No doctor kickbacks, no PAC donations...

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