When Gardasil first hit the market in 2006, I had of course heard of cervical cancer, but I had no idea you could get cancer from a virus. If you are like me, you’d never heard of HPV.
The initial controversy surrounding the HPV vaccine came from the conservatives that feared such vaccinations would send young girls a message condoning premarital sex. After the vaccine began to be administered, it became apparent there were health risks associated with the vaccination.
Merck’s clinical trial data on Gardasil showed that 73.3% of girls who received the vaccination developed ‘new medical conditions.’ This is a disturbingly high percentage and unacceptable by any terms. Another FDA agency, Vaccines Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) documented that if girls were already exposed to HPV and were vaccinated with Gardasil their chances of getting cervical cancer increased 42.6% with Gardasil and 32.5% with Cervarix.
There have been 89 deaths associated with Gardasil.
One More Girls is a documentary in preproduction that contrasts Merk’s “One Less Girl” campaign.
In 2006, the HPV vaccine Gardasil was introduced to a public generally unaware of Human Papillomavirus or its supposed threat to adolescent girls and women. However, the public was quickly informed of the ‘dangers’ of the virus when Merck Pharmaceutical Company launched an aggressive “One Less Girl to get Cervical Cancer” advertising campaign – with an awarding-winning jingle that had adolescent girls dancing in their living rooms – determined to become one less victim of cervical cancer.
According to Neon Tommy, the campaign was successful. Merck’s marketing techniques earned Gardasil a “pharmaceutical brand of the year” award from Pharmaceutical Executive for its ‘savvy disease education,’ and creating ‘a market out of thin air.”…
One More Girl is a documentary filled with stories of anguish and travesty, futures destroyed, and families reduced to financial ruin by medical costs not covered by insurance companies. Their stories are backed up with research and data from global activists, attorneys, medical experts and journalists.
You can support this project via Kickstarter. I’ve made a small pledge on behalf of Eco Child’s Play.