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Merck's Marketing Department Declares HPV is a Disease! SaneVax Inc. Declares Gardasil a Disease
Merck’s well-honed marketing professionals have done it again – they have captured the attention of parents and girl’s around the country with their marketing campaign labeling HPV a disease.
“So when my doctor said Gardasil helps protect me from cervical cancer and other HPV diseases, I figured how could I not?”
The SANE Vax team’s question to Merck is: ‘How could you?’
Selling advertising to young, innocent, ‘happy-go-
In 2006, Merck’s team of marketing gurus created the well-known ‘One-Less Girl’ to get Cervical Cancer Campaign. The campaign was heralded as a brilliant success as little girls jumped up and down in their living rooms singing ‘I am going to be one less girl to get cervical cancer;’ instead many of them became one more girl adversely affected by the Gardasil vaccine.
Merck won numerous television ad honors at the 2008 10th Annual Pharmaceutical Advertising and Marketing Excellence Awards (PhAME) gala event at the prestigious Guggenheim Museum in uptown New York City for the ‘One Less Girl’ campaign. Merck’s marketing techniques even earned Gardasil a "pharmaceutical brand of the year" award from Pharmaceutical Executive for its ‘savvy disease
education,’ and building ‘a market out of thin air.” 1.
Not bad for a vaccine against a virus not yet directly linked to causing cervical cancer, 2 but now associated with 22,194 adverse injuries and 97 deaths by researchers, scientists, medical doctors, and parents around the world.
While the majority of the nearly 200 known types of HPV cause no symptoms in most people, some types can cause warts (verrucae), while others can – in a minority of cases – lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and anus in women, or cancers of the anus and penis in men.
In fact, most HPV infections in young females are temporary with little long-term significance. Seventy percent of infections are gone in 1 year and ninety percent in 2 years. However, when the infection persists — in 5% to 10% of infected women — there is high risk of developing precancerous lesions of the cervix, which can progress to invasive cervical cancer. This process usually takes 15–20 years, providing many opportunities for detection and treatment of the pre-cancerous lesion. Progression to invasive cancer can be almost always prevented when standard prevention strategies are applied, but the lesions still cause considerable burden necessitating preventive surgeries, which do in many cases involve loss of fertility.3.
Gardasil is a Disease
If Merck’s marketing department can spin the truth in the name of profit – then the SANE Vax team will take the same leeway –in the name of justice – and declare Gardasil a disease.
Compare HPV Disease to Gardasil Disease
HPV Disease: potential for cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus and penis from an infection that may take over 15 – 20 years to develop.
Gardasil Disease: Abortion,/Stillbirth/
The above adverse injuries have been reported after taking a vaccine that has only been on the market for five years. Gardasil disease apparently afflicts adolescent girls and boys right after the injection, within days, weeks, or perhaps even years. Gardasil disease does not go away and there is no known cure. Girls have literally dropped –dead – passing away before hitting the bathroom floor or drowning in the bathtub. Many adversely injured have ended up in rehabilitation – have become frequent flyers to their local emergency rooms, have seen more doctors than their age and have had to drop out of school and out of their normal lives.
Which would you rather get Gardasil Disease or HPV Disease? Ask the 22,000 girls injured by Gardasil and they will tell you they would rather take their chances with HPV Disease.
1. Neon Tommy, the online publication for the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism http://www.neontommy.com/
2. Cervical Cancer Prevention, Health Professional Version, National Cancer Institute (NCI) -http://www.cancer.gov/
3. Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/
4. Global Concerns about HPV Vaccines - http://sanevax.org/
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