Hilary Butler - Sunday, August 31, 2008
Today's Sunday Star Times, has a letter penned by Paul Rutherford, Karori, Wellington. It's tragic that Rutherford (hopefully) "believes" the words he actually penned; sobbingly sad that the Sunday Star Times printed them at all, and indicative of the appalling state of knowledge in the media today, when editors and journalists at the Sunday Star Times, can't see how off the mark the letter was...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 30, 2008
Dr Renate Klein, a biologist and social scientist, has written an opinion piece on Gardasil, which is spot on. So that's my blog for today. Go and read what she thinks. Oh.. and you should read the forum as well. Fascinating. Sort of.
Hilary Butler - Friday, August 29, 2008
What happens when Merck is unhappy with Gardasil immunization rates in USA are sub-par? It would appear that strings are pulled so that the National Institute of Health hands over $2.08 million dollars to Florida based Moffit Research Institute, to study the problem.
Moffit appointed a team headed by Susan Vadaparampil to survey pediatricians, obstetricians, gynecologists, family doctors etc...
Hilary Butler - Thursday, August 28, 2008
After finding pancreatitis was a listed in VAERS, I then went to the VAERS data base to study the more "common" side effects from Gardasil, such as fainting, dizziness and nausea. Using key words in the symptoms column, such as "pancreas" and "diabetes", "fainting" "Dizziness" etc, it was disconcerting, just how many girls had what outwardly might be classified as a faint, but had symptoms cons...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Recently a letter was printed in the Medical Journal of Australia reporting on three women vaccinated with Gardasil who got pancreatitis. Naturally, Merck came out with their usual "correlation does not causation make." I'd suggest that Merck pull back and do a bit more thinking before opening their mouth.
Because if they've done there homework, they will see that Gardasil has been proven to c...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, August 24, 2008
Vaccination law in New South Wales, Australia is very clear. If a mother is hepatitis B surface antigen positive, the parents can be offered immunoglobulin and the vaccine for the baby, and if the parents say, "No", the paper work is completed and that's it. But that's not what happened in Australia this week. Dr David Isaacs, who was not even involved in the case to begin with, decided it was...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 23, 2008
Funny how “debate” about the MENZB vaccine, becomes acceptable to the Herald, when it comes from the mouths of IMAC, rather than “anti-immunisation extremists”. But here’s the puzzle. The so-called “anti-immunisation extremists” sounding off in 2004 was primarily pro vaccine Ron Law, whose primary quibble was the hiding of just this sort of information. Funny too. He provided that information t...
Hilary Butler - Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Apparently, the inability of the Government, or Gardasil's manufacturer CSL to proceed with a full-on advertising campaign to promote Gardasil, is considered by the Herald to be an "attack on Democracy". Incredible. Mike Taylor of CSL biotherapies says “that there is a certain amount of risk" in the CSL planned advertising campaign. You bet there is, when huge sums money are involved. Most of C...
Hilary Butler - Friday, August 15, 2008
About now, your local doctor and nurses will have been provided with the Ministry of Health’s July 2008 latest propaganda DVD called “Immunise your Children”. This DVD will come as no surprise to those who have listened to the increasingly dictatorial and strident messages behind the closed doors of the annual IMAC immunisation conferences, or who saw the writing on the wall with IMAC’s 1...
Hilary Butler - Monday, August 11, 2008
Have you noticed a subtle shift away from defining a vaccine by initials which stand for the number of vaccine components being given in the one needle? When you see GARDASIL, do you mentally realise that GARDASIL stands for Quadrivalent HPV vaccine, i.e. four different viruses in one needle? When you see the title PREVENAR, do you realise that that is seven vaccines in one?
Have a good look ...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 09, 2008
In a previous blog, I mentioned the fact that in the interview with Kathryn Ryan, Dr Paul Offit dismissed Hannah Poling's autism following the administration of multiple vaccines as irrelevant. He did so, by the fallacy of authority, as in the insinuation of "I'm a vaccine expert, I've looked at the issues, and they are a load of rubbish". Yet again, he's been caught with his pants down.
Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 09, 2008
Today, the Canvas magazine in the Herald had a very interesting article about Dr Sharad Paul, who arrived in New Zealand in 1991 with a guaranteed job as a plastic surgeon. That is, until they looked at his face, and saw he was an Indian.
Fortunately, an Indian of resolve, since the ludicrous behaviour of New Zealand medical authorities simply made him more “bloody-minded”, as he put it. Now, ...
Hilary Butler - Friday, August 08, 2008
In a previous post, I brought you medscapes 28 July commentary on Gardasil side effects, which didn't meet their "editorial requirements". Now, we can bring you the replacement version, which popped up today.
Merck can now sleep easy.
However, they do make some effort to include massaged controversy. After all, it would look too obvious if they didn't.
And here's one bit that might give yo...
Hilary Butler - Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Today, we are told that for the 2008 season flu vaccine, the American FDA had decided to include three viruses rather than the usual one or two.
Did it matter? Apparently not. Their crystal ball flunked out on them, yet again:
“Vaccines for this past 2007-2008 flu season appeared largely ineffective in part because different strains than expected began circulating, experts have said. Still, ...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, August 03, 2008
Everyone should listen to the August 1st 2008 Nine to Noon broadcast on Gardasil, misnamed, The Gardasil Debate . Kathryn Ryan interviewed Dr Diane Harper from Dartmouth University, who conducted Merck’s Gardasil trials, and then Dr Alison Roberts, who is in charge of defending anything remotely linked to the vaccine programme.
Kathryn Ryan started off by struggling to introduce “debate”, by ...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 02, 2008
A curve ball was delivered Dr Offit’s way about a week ago, when CBS television investigated the many vested interests behind various vaccine defenders. When asked to comment on the $1.5 million Merck Sponsored University chair he occupies, and what his other financial vested interests might total, Dr Offit declined to comment.
Very quickly after the programme aired, CBS received a salvo pu...
Hilary Butler - Friday, August 01, 2008
"Turia sets dangerous example" was the headline for a letter by Anna Hardy RN, on behalf of the Stewart St Surgery Team at Marton. (Herald on Sunday, July 17, 2005 page 36) The surgery was in an uproar because Tariana Turia, a former Associate Health Minister, decided against giving her granchildren, then aged 3 and 5, the MeNZB vaccine.
Nurse Hardy railed, "Her indignant public stand against...