But Of Course They Would..


https://www.fiercepharma.com/vaccines/ema-mhra-and-glaxosmithkline-blast-bmj-s-flawed-pandemic-flu-vaccine-safety-report

 

EMA, MHRA and GlaxoSmithKline blast BMJ’s ‘flawed’ pandemic flu vaccine safety report

 

“…European drug regulatory bodies and GlaxoSmithKline have quickly rallied their rebuttals to a BMJ report that questioned the safety profile of GSK’s now-unavailable pandemic flu vaccine Pandemrix, as well as the lack of transparency over drug information.

In a report based on GSK-made internal safety reports, The BMJ found that during the 2009-2010 H1N1 flu pandemic, GSK had received 5,069 serious adverse event reports for Pandemrix in about six months. It represents a rate of 72 cases per million doses—seven times the rate for two other GSK pandemic flu vaccines combined. The report also criticized the drugmaker and health authorities for not making the information public.

By Wednesday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and GSK had raised their issues with the article, lambasting its “scientifically inappropriate” methodology and what they saw as an “incorrect” accusation regarding transparency….”

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GSK’s Pandemrix Disaster:…” Full clinical trials had not been completed before six million doses were administered in the UK and 30 million across Europe. ….


https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/northern-ireland-sleep-disorder-victims-sue-over-claims-vaccine-was-cause-37205052.html

Northern Ireland sleep disorder victims sue over claims vaccine was cause

Unproven link: Dr Michael McBride
Unproven link: Dr Michael McBride

By Brett Campbell

At least three people in Northern Ireland who developed an incurable sleep disorder after receiving a flu vaccine are suing a pharmaceutical giant and the British government.

The UK-wide class action suit is also being taken against a number of companies involved in the production of Pandemrix – including British manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – which remains at the centre of a global narcolepsy controversy.

Almost 350,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine, which included Pandemrix, were issued to protect certain “high risk groups” in NI as part of a mass immunisation campaign in 2009/10.

Six-month-old children and pregnant women were among the recipients, which also included 33,000 healthcare workers and medical students.

At least 119 people in the UK – including dozens of NHS staff – claim they were affected by the vaccine which can trick the human immune system into mistaking the neuropeptide Orexin – a vital regulator of sleep – for the H1N1 virus.

But health officials in England and Northern Ireland deny any link to the vaccine and insist that narcolepsy can occur spontaneously.

The Department of Health in England is involved in the legal action because the UK Government indemnified the company behind Pandemrix in order to expedite production amid fears of a swine flu pandemic. A test case is currently before the High Court in the Republic of Ireland, where dozens of cases have also been reported.

Full clinical trials had not been completed before six million doses were administered in the UK and 30 million across Europe.

The disorder causes sufferers to collapse into a deep sleep without warning, often in the middle of daily tasks such as eating and bathing.

Although there was no known link between Pandemrix and narcolepsy in 2009, campaigners say evidence was beginning to emerge in countries across Europe and as far away as China.

However, the UK Government reissued the vaccine in the 2011 as a seasonal flu jab.

A global spike in narcolepsy prompted the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to conduct a thorough review before EU regulators restricted the licensed use of Pandemrix.

It is no longer licensed at all.

In 2011, Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride said it was typical that new instances of narcolepsy would be reported, but he played down any link to the vaccine.

“The fact that symptoms occur after a vaccination is given does not mean that they have been caused by the vaccine itself, as underlying illnesses and other conditions may be responsible,” he said.

The Department of Health in England and NI continue to assert that view and said narcolepsy can occur “naturally” and “spontaneously”.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Care in London also said the decision to vaccinate was based on guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the European Medicines Agency.

They added that it would be “inappropriate” to comment further due to “ongoing personal injury claims”.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health in Stormont said it is only aware of two individuals being affected.

It is feared that others have yet to display the symptoms of narcolepsy – in some cases it manifests itself many years later, such as during puberty.

A GSK spokesperson was unable to comment due to ongoing litigation.

What Will GSK’s Confidential Business Files On Its Cervarix Drug Reveal?…


It seems the only way for us to access the truth about the medications we take is through the court system. How unfair is that?

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/judge-orders-health-canada-to-hand-over-pharmaceutical-data-1.4745302

 

 

Health Canada ordered to release confidential drug company data on HPV vaccines

Federal government insisted drug companies’ clinical trial data is ‘confidential business information’

Researchers have been fighting Health Canada for access to industry data without the restriction of confidentiality agreements for years. On July 9, a Federal Court judge ruled in favour of a Maryland-based researcher. (Matt Rourke/The Associated Press)

 

A Federal Court judge has ordered Health Canada to release reams of pharmaceutical clinical trial data on five medications to an American researcher, undercutting the federal government’s attempts to keep the information confidential.

The July 9 ruling stems from a request by Maryland-based researcher Peter Doshi for access to clinical trial data submitted to Health Canada by the manufacturers of the HPV vaccines Gardasil, Gardasil 9 and Cervarix, and the anti-viral medications Tamiflu and Relenza.

He wanted to conduct a “systematic review” of the findings, but Health Canada said it was confidential business information and it would only hand it over if he signed a confidentiality agreement.

Doshi refused and took the federal government to court.

“I hope my case sets a precedent and allows researchers, clinicians, and the public easy access to clinical trial data,” he said in an email to CBC News.

“Regulators shouldn’t have a monopoly on judging the risks and benefits of medicines or hinder others from doing the same via confidentiality agreements,” said Doshi, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and an associate editor at the BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal).

Some types of HPV can lead to cervical and other cancers, and vaccines are offered to girls and many boys in Canadian schools. Health Canada says the vaccines are a safe and highly effective way of preventing the types of HPV infections that could lead to cancer.

Tamiflu and Relenza are used to treat influenza.

The court decision earlier this week is the first to interpret and apply Vanessa’s Law. The legislation came in the wake of the 2000 death of an Ontario teenager, to allow Canada’s minister of health to disclose drug information to certain people, such as those who protect or promote public health.

On Thursday, Health Canada said in a statement it is working on regulations that would publicly release the “vast majority of information in clinical trial reports” for a wide range of medications.

It said it expected the regulations would come into effect by the end of the year.

But in court, it nonetheless fought Doshi’s request, arguing it remained its practice to treat unpublished pharmaceutical company trials as confidential business information.

Health Canada’s position ‘unreasonable’

The ruling by Federal Court Justice Sébastien Grammond, who called Health Canada’s stance “unreasonable,” is being welcomed by experts such as Matthew Herder, director of the Health Law Institute at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Herder has watched the case closely and said he hopes the ruling will encourage researchers, even those outside Canada, to start requesting data on other current drugs on the market.

Matthew Herder, assistant professor of medicine and the director of the Health Law Institute at Dalhousie University, said the Federal Court was correct to rule in the public interest. (Rachael Kelly/Dalhousie University)

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“The court said very clearly the public interest in ensuring access to this information, so that independent researchers can scrutinize it, fundamentally outweighs any sort of interest in terms of protecting commercial interests,” he said in an interview.

“The court didn’t say a confidentiality agreement is never appropriate, it didn’t go that far, but it certainly enshrined the importance of being able to disseminate findings.”

In his ruling, Gammond said publicly disclosing clinical trial results may benefit public health and uncover biased testing, selective publishing and regulatory failures, or overturn previous conclusions on the reliability of drugs.

“Clinical trials are undertaken by researchers under contract with pharmaceutical companies. Their results are usually kept secret,” Gammond wrote. “Pharmaceutical companies have insisted that they constitute confidential business information that regulators should not make public.”

He noted that Vanessa’s Law was enacted after the 15-year-old girl’s father, Terence Young, who later became a Conservative MP, fought for stronger measures to protect the public from unintended side-effects of drugs. Vanessa died following a heart attack while taking the prescription drug Prepulsid.

Dr. Nav Persaud, a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Toronto, said the judgment is a positive step forward.

Dr. Nav Persaud, a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Toronto, spent years trying to access confidential industry data to determine the efficacy of the popular morning sickness drug Diclectin. (Craig Chivers/CBC News)

 

Persaud had to sign a confidentiality agreement to get access to information on the anti-morning sickness pill Diclectin. In 2015, Health Canada threatened him with legal action if he broke the agreement.

He hopes the ruling will lead Health Canada to rethink its approach.

“I don’t view this information as confidential business information. Information about the effects of medication people are taking are not confidential,” said Persaud in an interview.  “That type of information should be available to people taking the medication.

“I think it’s important because sometimes re-analyses of this data overturns conclusions. So you could go from thinking a medication is effective to not effective.

“That’s what I think happened in the case of Diclectin. But, unfortunately, because there are so many barriers to doing this type of research, it’s relatively rare that this research is done. The confidentiality agreement is one example of a barrier that regulators like Health Canada put up. And that had the effect of deterring this kind of research.”

Persaud plans to resubmit his request for information on Diclectin to Health Canada and insist that he not be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Judge says department restricted freedom of expression

The ruling added that the department’s refusal to give Doshi the data ignored his fundamental rights to freedom of speech under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Had he signed the agreement, Grammond wrote, and his clinical trial concluded that the drugs were ineffective or revealed new side-effects, Doshi would not have been able to summarize or paraphrase the contents of the documents, or reproduce the company’s conclusion in a paper outlining the results of his research.

“It is difficult to understand how, in practice, Dr. Doshi could meaningfully communicate the results of his research under such constraints,” wrote Grammond.

“Health Canada … simply reiterated a policy that predated Vanessa’s Law. The objectives of that policy are unstated and unclear. As far as one can understand, they appear to contradict the purposes of Vanessa’s Law. The mere fact that the policy is aligned with the preferences of the pharmaceutical industry would be insufficient to justify a restriction on Dr. Doshi’s freedom of expression.”

“No Smoke Without Fire” : GSK’s Controversial HPV Vaccine -Cervarix- Examined In New Documentary ‘Sacrificial Virgins’ .


https://pressdispensary.co.uk/releases/c994243/The-HPV-scandal:-pain-and-suffering-for-young-women–Sacrificial-Virgins-II.html

The HPV scandal: pain and suffering for young women. Sacrificial Virgins II

2017-10-05
 Launch of Pain and Suffering: part two in the trilogy of films, Sacrificial Virgins
 HPV vaccine is by far the world’s biggest source of vaccine adverse reactions
 Film uncovers reasons for HPV vaccine’s poor record
 YouTube: Pain and Suffering

October 05, 2017, London, UK. Press Dispensary. The HPV vaccine – one of the world’s most popular vaccines – is also the world’s greatest source of serious adverse reactions, on a different scale to any other mass-administered vaccine, according to a new film launched today on YouTube. Pain and Suffering, part two of the three-part series Sacrificial Virgins, examines why the reported number of adverse reactions associated with the HPV vaccine is so great, offering a shocking analysis of what may have gone wrong.

It is a medical scandal,” asserts the film’s writer and narrator, Joan Shenton. “The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine – or HPV vaccine – is in a class of its own when it comes to causing pain and suffering, and in Sacrificial Virgins we are asking why.

The vaccine is supposed to prevent cervical cancer in later life. In part one of our series, we lifted the veil on that claim. Now, in part two, we look at what adverse reactions really mean and uncover an appalling potential cause for them: replacing long established vaccine additives with new additives or new combinations of additives that have not undergone long-term safety trials.

The leading HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, are widely administered, often freely in schools or through national immunisation programmes. In the UK, the uptake in adolescent girls is well over 85%(1); in the US, it’s 60% of adolescent girls and boys(2). Japanese rates were comparable with the UK’s until the government suspended the programme in 2013 because of the number of adverse reactions(3).

There has been no such suspension in the UK, US or most countries. Yet UK government records, revealed in the film, show that in the years 2008-2014 reports of adverse events attributed to the HPV vaccine far exceeded reports for any other vaccine, including those on the most common mass vaccination programmes: by April 2017, such reports had reached nearly 9,000, including more than 3,000 “serious” reports(4). No other vaccine comes close.

Christopher Exley, professor of bioinorganic chemistry at the UK’s University of Keele, points to the manufacturers’ choice of new aluminium additives as the probable cause. For 90 years, aluminium “adjuvants” have been added to vaccines, to enhance the body’s immune response, but the formulations in both the leading HPV vaccines are not the traditional ones.

In the film, Professor Exley censures Cervarix for trialling its vaccine without including its new adjuvant mixture – “All of the safety trials for Cervarix did not use the mixture” – and Gardasil for using “a completely new aluminium adjuvant – one which has essentially not been used before.” Exley also criticizes the manufacturers of both vaccines for adding aluminium to the placebo group in their safety trials: “This is clearly crazy. This is clearly something which has been designed … so the whole vaccine looks safe.

Dr Christian Fiala, Viennese specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, also censures the use of aluminium in the vaccine placebo groups: “This is what basically would be called cheating. In scientific terms, it is called bias.

Pain and Suffering shows how adverse effects can be fundamentally life changing, including severe neurological conditions. The film introduces two young women who suffered exactly such conditions shortly after receiving HPV vaccine treatments. Ruby Shalom, now 16, became almost entirely paralysed as a young teen after receiving her first HPV vaccine injection and Chloe Leanne Brooks became ill after her second injection at the age of 12: she too has suffered a form of paralysis and her condition has deteriorated to the point where, unable to eat, she is now wholly dependent on intravenous fluids, medications and her mother’s care.

Joan Shenton concludes: “There is no smoke without fire. These young women are suffering, like so many others. Society, as well as manufacturers and governments, have to ask if it is right to allow a vaccine which has not even been shown to be effective against cancer to continue to damage girls and young women.

YouTube: Pain and Suffering

– ends –

Notes for editors
(1) UK government report: http://bit.ly/HPV-UKgovt
(2) US government infographic: http://bit.ly/HPV-USgovt
(3) The Lancet: http://bit.ly/HPV-Lancet
(4) UK Secretary of State for Health: http://bit.ly/HPV-UKsecState

Sacrificial Virgins is a series in three parts written and narrated by Joan Shenton and directed by Andi Reiss. It is a co-production between Meditel Productions and Yellow Entertainment.

Part one, titled Not for the Greater Good, is now live on YouTube at http://bit.ly/SV-NotGood

Part three, A penny for your pain, will be launched soon and will look at the litigation around the world, including a potential game-changing class action in Japan.

A 30 minute version of Sacrificial Virgins will be presented to international film festivals, starting later in the year.

Joan Shenton has extensive experience of producing and presenting television and radio programmes, including many peak time network documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, Central TV, and Thames TV.

Joan Shenton’s independent production company, Meditel Productions, has won seven television awards and was the first independent company ever to win a Royal Television Society Award for an episode of Channel 4’s Dispatches. It has produced eight network documentaries for Channel 4, Sky News and M-Net, South Africa on the AIDS debate. “AIDS – The Unheard Voices” won the Royal Television Society Award for Current Affairs.

The HIV/AIDS documentary film, Positive Hell, has won a wide array of film festival awards since 2015, most recently the Special Jury Prize for Global Social Impact at the prestigious Queens World Film Festival in Queens, New York. Like Sacrificial Virgins, Positive Hell was written and narrated by Joan Shenton and directed by Andi Reiss, and is a co-production between Meditel Productions and Yellow Entertainment.

For further information please contact
Joan Shenton, Sacrificial Virgins
Tel: 011 44 79 57 58 55 15
Email: joanshenton@clara.co.uk
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SV-Pain

GSK’s Statement About Their Dodgy Cervarix Vaccine “Patient safety is always GSK’s first priority”…


Do you really believe that ‘patient safety’ is GSK’s first priority?

I would say that Profits are GSK’s first priority…

Take a look at Whistleblower Greg Thorpe’s Department of Justice Complaint from 5 years or so ago (link below) and then decide whether you think ‘patient safety’ is always GSK’s first priority…

https://truthman30.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/whistleblower-greg-thorpes-7th-ammended-complaint/

 


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4909164/Teen-died-HPV-jab-experts-brand-vaccine-useless.html

 

 

Teenager died in her sleep weeks after being given HPV vaccine as experts reveal the lives of thousands of girls have been destroyed by the controversial jab

  • Jasmin Soriat, 19, showed neurological symptoms after having a second HPV jab
  • The teen from Vienna suffered respiratory failure three weeks later
  • Pathologist said the vaccine could have been the cause of her death
  • British teenager Ruby Shallom is also included in the documentary, her family say she was left paralysed  after having the jab
  • The stories of both girls are included in a new documentary in which doctors claim the HPV virus does not even cause cancer 

A teenage girl died in her sleep weeks after being given the controversial human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, a new documentary has claimed.

Jasmin Soriat, 19, a student from Vienna, suffered neurological symptoms after having a second dose of the injection and suffered respiratory failure three weeks later.

A pathologist who examined her body has said the vaccine could have been the cause of her death.

Jasmin’s story is one of ‘hundreds of documented deaths following the HPV vaccine’ according to claims in a new three-part documentary, titled Sacrificial Virgins.

Thousands of girls around the world have suffered adverse reactions, often developing chronic fatigue syndrome.

The family of British teenager Ruby Shallom from Bracknell, Berkshire, also claim she was left paralysed in three limbs after having the HPV jab.

She also appears in the documentary and reveals: ‘The only limb that works now is my left arm… I still go out and see my friends but the pain and fatigue makes it hard.’

However health officials across the globe have always strongly denied there are such devastating effects and say there is not enough evidence.

The jab is given to adolescents because the HPV virus is said to cause certain cancers – and almost all cervical forms of the disease.

But other experts have branded the vaccination ‘useless’ and argue there is no proven link between the sexually-transmitted virus and cancer.

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Jasmin Soriat, 19, from Vienna, died from respiratory failure three weeks after having a second dose of the HPV vaccine

Jasmin Soriat, 19, from Vienna, died from respiratory failure three weeks after having a second dose of the HPV vaccine

These girls are among 'hundreds of documented deaths following the HPV vaccine', according to Joan Shenton, the narrator of documentary Sacrificial Virgins 

These girls are among ‘hundreds of documented deaths following the HPV vaccine’, according to Joan Shenton, the narrator of documentary Sacrificial Virgins 

JASMIN’S FINAL HOURS BEFORE SHE WAS FOUND LIFELESS

Jasmin was a ‘fit, happy and fun-loving’ student, according to local newspaper reports.

But less that one month after her last Gardasil injection, her friend discovered her lifeless body.

She died in her sleep of respiratory failure, on December 10 2007 aged just 19.

She had never had any serious illnesses or lung disease, and had never smoked.

Jasmin did not experience any previous problems after any of her normal vaccinations, her family said.

Searching for answers, her parents reconstructed her final hours of life.

A picture of a regular teenager emerged. She attended a concert then went to a fast food restaurant at midnight. She then got a taxi with her flatmate to her home in Döbling. At 2am, she had a cup of tea.

The next morning, her girlfriend came by to check up on her, but Jasmin, according to the woman, ‘must have died a few hours earlier in her sleep’.

In the three-part film, doctors have spoken out to challenge the widely-accepted theory that the HPV virus causes almost all cervical cancers in later life.

Campaigners are comparing the HPV vaccine to the thalidomide scandal, which saw a morning sickness pill given to women in 1960s and 1970s that was later withdrawn after it was linked to birth defects in infants.

Award-winning producer Joan Shenton, who narrates the documentary which is supported by the pressure groups SaneVax and the UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters (AHVID) said: ‘In the face of growing evidence of adverse reactions and public calls for a ban, thalidomide was on the market for five years before authorities around the world called a halt.

‘During those years, manufacturers continued to sell and doctors continued to prescribe. The HPV vaccine has been on the market for longer, since 2008, and is routinely administered, often paid for by taxpayers’ money and distributed through schools and health authorities.

‘It too has severe side effects but, unlike thalidomide, the HPV vaccination is not even proven to work. Our films are intended as an urgent wake-up call.’

Pathologist: Vaccine could have killed Jasmine

Government forensic pathologist Dr Johan Missliwetz was ordered by a court to do a second autopsy on Miss Soriat as the first could not establish the cause of death.

He concluded that the vaccine could have been the cause of her demise.

The doctor, who has now taken early retirement, said: ‘I couldn’t find a reasonable cause of death but had two suspicions. One is a genetic disorder of the heart and the other one, it had to do with vaccination.’

THE 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL LEFT PARALYSED BY THE HPV VACCINE

Ruby Shallom suffered spasms and pain

Ruby Shallom suffered spasms and pain

A 16-year-old British girl left paralysed in three limbs after having the HPV jab also appears in the documentary.

Back in 2014, Ruby Shallom from Bracknell, Berkshire, was vaccinated at school to protect her against cervical cancer as part of the routine NHS programme, MailOnline reported last December.

In the new film she said: ‘The only limb that works now is my left arm… I still go out and see my friends but the pain and fatigue makes it hard.’

Weeks after having the vaccine, the keen horse-rider and runner started to suffer from stomach spasms, dizziness, pain, headaches and fatigue.

Her muscles became weaker and in May 2016 – two years after she was given the jab – she woke up with no feelings in her legs whatsoever.

She is now virtually bed bound – unable to eat, lift or dress herself, incontinent and often too weak to lift her head.

Doctors have been unable to diagnose her with anything and have dismissed it as being psychological, refusing to acknowledge any link to the jab.

When he reported his findings to the drug regulation authorities, he said he received a number of phone calls from senior members of the medical establishment.

‘There was a lot of interventions. Many professors called me up and told me I should stop talking about vaccination tests.

‘I’ve done thousands of autopsies but nobody called me. This was extraordinary.’

WHAT IS HPV?

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the name given to a family of viruses.

There are over 100 different types of HPV, with around 40 types that affect the genital area.

Different types of HPV are classed as either high risk or low risk, depending on the conditions they can cause.

For instance, some types of HPV can cause warts or verrucas. Other types are associated with cervical cancer.

In 99 per cent of cases, cervical cancer is said to occur as a result of a history of infection with high-risk types of HPV.

Infection with other types of HPV is linked to genital warts, skin warts and verrucas, vaginal cancer or vulval cancer, anal cancer or cancer of the penis, some cancers of the head and neck and laryngeal papillomas (warts on the voice box or vocal cords).

Why do the establishment vaccinate against HPV?

HPV infection – which is spread through close skin-to-skin contact, often during sexual activity – is extremely common. Up to eight out of 10 people will be infected with the virus at some point in their lives, according to Cancer Research UK.

It usually causes no symptoms at all and for most people, the body will clear the infection on its own. But for some it stays around for a long time and is believed to cause cancer, for reasons not fully understood.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), virtually all cervical cancer cases (99 percent) are linked to genital infection with HPV.

It says both HPV vaccines – Cervarix and Gardasil – are ‘highly efficacious’ in preventing infection with virus types 16 and 18, which are together responsible for approximately 70 per cent of cervical cancer cases globally.

Fragments of HPV have been found in cancer cells in studies, hence the theory why the virus causes cancer.

But one of the film’s key arguments is that the presence of HPV in cancer cells does not mean HPV actually causes the cancer.

No proof HPV causes cancer 

Professor Peter Duesberg argues cervical cancers are not caused by HPV

Professor Peter Duesberg argues cervical cancers are not caused by HPV

In the film, Peter Duesberg, a professor of molecular biology the respected University of California, Berkeley said that scientific studies have found that cervical cancers are not caused by the HPV virus.

The academic, who wrote a controversial research paper arguing that HIV does not cause AIDS, said that they prove HPV cannot be found anywhere in the tumour or tumour cells.

‘The [HPV] vaccine should be stopped until it’s proved that it protects against cancer… It has the highest number of side-effects ever of any vaccine,’ he argued.

‘In the US, it has more side-effects reported than all other vaccines combined.

‘Since there is no scientific evidence that it will do anything else than occasionally cause warts, which will be eliminated by the immune system, there is no need for vaccination against this virus.’

He claims the vaccine won’t be properly investigated because GPs and pharmaceutical companies benefit financially. 

Dr Christian Fiala, who specialises in obstetrics and gynaecology in Vienna, also agrees there is no evidence that the HPV vaccine reduces the rate cervical cancer.

‘No-one has shown that the HPV vaccine actually reduces the rate of cervical cancer,’ he said.

‘As long as we have no proof that cervical cancer is caused by HPV, it is fundamentally useless to vaccinate against HPV because the chances are the cancer will occur whether there is HPV or not.’

Previous studies  

An article published in 2015 in the journal Clinical Rheumatology warned that chronic pain conditions are ‘more frequent after HPV vaccination’.

Researcher Dr Manuel Martinez-Lavin warned that fibromyalgia – which causes widespread pain – and a nervous system condition called postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), seem to be linked to the jabs.

Symptoms of PoTS include fainting, dizziness, inability to concentrate and fatigue. The condition can be long-term or even permanent

Ruby Shallom, 16, who was left paralysed in three limbs after having the HPV vaccination, features in the new documentary

Ruby Shallom, 16, who was left paralysed in three limbs after having the HPV vaccination, features in the new documentary

Another study, in the European Journal of Neurology examined the cases of six young women who had developed PoTS within weeks of receiving HPV jabs. It, too, suggested there may be a link.

In the US, France, Spain and Denmark, more than 250 court cases are being mounted over HPV vaccinations. Damages have been won in the US and France.

The Japanese government withdrew its recommendation for the HPV vaccine in 2013, after highly publicised cases of alleged adverse events in girls who had been vaccinated.

Officials stick to their stance 

Yet health authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization, have recently extensively reviewed the vaccine and have concluded it is safe.

The UK medicines watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Public Health England said the HPV jab is the most effective way to protect against cervical cancer, which kills 900 UK women each year.

Officials estimate that around 400 lives are saved each year as a result of vaccinating girls before they become infected.

MHRA received 3,972 ‘Yellow Cards’ – a scheme where doctors and the public can report side-effects of drugs – between 2010 and 2013. More than 940 were categorised as serious.

The manufacturers of one of the HPV jabs, Cervarix, insists the benefits of vaccination outweigh any risks associated with its use (stock photo)

The manufacturers of one of the HPV jabs, Cervarix, insists the benefits of vaccination outweigh any risks associated with its use (stock photo)

Yet Dr Ian Hudson, MHRA chief executive, wrote to Richard Benyon, the Conservative MP for Newbury, saying: ‘The fact that we have received more reports for HPV vaccine than other vaccines does not in itself raise any particular concerns.’

A spokesperson for GSK, manufacturers of Cervarix, previously told Good Health: ‘Patient safety is always GSK’s first priority. A vaccine is only ever approved for the public if clinical trials show the benefits of vaccination outweigh any risks associated with its use.

‘Governments globally scrutinise clinical trial data through independent medicines review agencies before vaccines can be approved for use. We remain confident in the favourable benefit-risk profile of Cervarix to help prevent cervical cancer.’

Freda Birrell, who heads the pressure group AHVID said the campaign against the jab is growing.

She said: ‘I’d like to see our politicians listen, I’d like to see them recognise that what’s been happening can not be a coincidence.’ 

GSK’s Cervarix Vaccine…


http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/593546/hpv-cervical-cancer-vaccine-teenager-dancer-paralysed-jab

Teen dancer left paralysed after HPV cervical cancer vaccine

A TEENAGE dancer has been left paralysed from the waist down after taking the HPV vaccine which helps to prevent cervical cancer.

Chloe Brookes-Holder and her mother SWNS

TRAGIC: A teen dancer has been left paralysed after taking the HPV vaccine

Chloe Brookes-Holder was once a healthy 12-year-old who danced six days a week when given the jab.

But now, six years on, the 18-year-old remains stranded in hospital, emaciated and paralysed.

Chloe, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, said: “At first, my family and I didn’t put two and two together.

Chloe Brookes-Holder on a hospital bed SWNS

PARALYSED: Chloe Brookes-Holder remains stranded in hospital

“Since getting sick from something the NHS gave me I don’t trust any medical professionals that I don’t know”

Chloe Brookes-Holder

“We thought the vaccine was safe because they give it in schools and on the letter the parents were given to sign consent I remember reading ‘it saves lives’.”

She said in the months that followed getting the injection at school, she fell ill with dizziness, headaches, fatigue and bone and joint pain – which left her muscles weakened.

She has now lost three stones, dropping to just 5st and is now being fed through a tube.

For years, doctors told Chloe the condition was in her head but now some believe the injection triggered an autoimmute response, causing her body to attack itself.

The teen said: “We trust our government to keep us safe but now, since getting sick from something the NHS gave me I don’t trust any medical professionals that I don’t know.

“Why? Because I’ve been treated in such a barbaric way. It’s been ill on earth.”

Chloe Brookes-Holder in hospital SWNS

STRANDED: The 18-year-old is left paralysed from the waist down

Shocking photos show her hooked to wires and drips, as she lies in a hospital – where she has been for the past 11 months.

Her mother, Sophie Brookes, 41, has been forced to give her job up as a hairdresser to become her full-time carer.

The 18-year-old is certain her symptoms are linked to the vaccine, which protects against the human papilloma virus and cause cervical caner – this kills around 900 women a year.

Chloe Brookes-Holder in hospital SWNS

VACCINE: She has now lost three stones and is being fed through a tube

She said: “I danced six days a week and loved to go to after-school sport and dance clubs every night. I was on the right road to getting A’s at GCSE.

“I wanted to have a dance career and my heart bleeds with the torture knowing I may never walk again and therefore ever dance again.”

Parents have called for more research into the jab, which has been a routine offered to 12 and 13-year-old girls since 2008.

Chloe became ill between her second and third injection of the Cervarix vaccine in late 2010 and the summer of 2011.

She came down with a string of viruses, started experiencing debilitating muscle pain and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

A gastrointestinal disorder left her in agony every time she ate or lost control of her bladder.

Chloe Brookes-Holder before she became paralysed SWNS

ONCE A UPON A TIME: Chloe was once a healthy 12-year-old

She was later diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome which causes abnormal heart rate.

A year after having the injection, Chloe also began experiencing paralytic episodes and collapsing at school, unable to control her lower body.

She said: “I’m not scaremongering, I just care about others. This is real. This is the pure ugly truth. I want to make people aware so they can make decisions for themselves.”

Chloe Brookes-Holder in hospital SWNS

SHOCKING: Photos show her hooked to wires and drips

Cervarix was given to 6 million girls and while it is no longer offered to girls at school by the NHS, a new HPV vaccine, Gardasil is.

European Medicines Agency statistics show that up to January 2017, 3,683 reactions to Cervarix were reported and 11,802 to Gardasil.

Some 380 families, represented by the UK Association for Vaccine Injured Daughters, have called for more information in schools and research into potential side effects.

Medics have dismissed their concerns and NHS England insists that the jab is not dangerous, writing on its website that it is a “safe vaccine”.

Freda Burrell, of the UK Association for Vaccine Injured Daughters, said: “Many medical professionals will not link the vaccine to the girls’ health problems.

“Yet common sense should speak loudly if their medical records were excellent prior to the vaccine and their health changed dramatically after they had the jab.”

Chloe Brookes-Holder with her mother Sophie SWNS

LOVE: Her mum has been forced to give up her job to become her full-time carer

Public Health England and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issued a joint statement in response to the claims.

They said: “As with all vaccines, the safety of the HPV vaccine is under constant review. Every report of a suspected side effect is taken seriously.”

“That there is no credible evidence of a link between the HPV vaccine and a range of chronic illnesses.”

They concluded: “The European Medicines Agency has also rued out a link to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.”

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11 days ago
SteveHinks
In 2008 the UK Government, assuming that the HPV vaccine to be capable of preventing cervical cancer (without any evidence to support it can prevent a single case of cancer), did an Impact Assessment using £1.7 billion as the cost of using HPV vaccine for the next 100 years. They also failed to consider any cost of adverse reactions! even though there were huge numbers during the clinical trials.

11 days ago
SteveHinks

There is ZERO evidence that Cervarix and Gardasil will ever prevent a single case of cancer. The manufacturers, GSK and Merck, only ever state they are ‘intended to’ or ‘expected to’ but it will be 20 years before we find out.

Cervarix is expected to prevent 2 strains of HPV, Gardasil 4 strains and Gardasil9 9 strains but there are over 170 strains of HPV with at least 40 involved in cancers but scientists expect other strains, potentially more lethal, to take the place of those which might be prevented by the vaccines.

The World Health Organisation has a database of adverse drug reports at vigiaccess.org. There are over 72,000 reports of adverse events with this vaccine, including 280 deaths, WHO also acknowledges only 10% get reported.

What is worse there have been several reports of VACCINATED girls as young as 18 developing cervical cancer.

Thank you Chloe for being so brave and helping to out the truth about this awful vaccine which is costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds and filling our hospitals with severely disabled patients.

If you suspect your daughter, or son, have developed serious autoimmune diseases following vaccination please contact the UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters (AHVID) for help


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Suit opens in Tokyo court over cervical cancer vaccine side effects

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Staff Writer

Twenty-eight girls and women suffering what they say are side effects from cervical cancer vaccines that were recommended by the government demanded compensation from the state and drugmakers Monday as their trial opened at the Tokyo District Court.

The plaintiffs, ranging in age from 15 to 22, said they have experienced a wide range of health problems, including pain all over their bodies and impaired mobility, after receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines between 2010 and 2013.

Each is demanding ¥15 million in damages.

Erina Sonoda, a 20-year-old college student, said she started to suffer strong menstrual pain after receiving the second of three recommended shots of the Cervarix vaccine, and the pain spread to other parts of her body after the third vaccination.

Due to agonizing pain, Sonoda said she has difficulty walking without a cane and often must use a wheelchair.

“I felt acute pain as if someone was squashing my internal organs. … Such conditions have only gotten worse,” Sonoda told the court while sitting in a wheelchair.

“I received the shots because the government recommended it,” she said. “I want the government to take seriously its responsibility for causing us (to suffer from) such symptoms.”

Since last July, a total of 119 plaintiffs have filed similar suits with courts in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka, according to Masumi Minaguchi, a lawyer representing the women.

The government and the drugmakers — GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., who make the HPV vaccines Cervarix and Gardasil, respectively — sought Monday to dismiss the compensation claims.

Representatives of the drugmakers said the safety and effectiveness of the medicines against cervical cancer have been scientifically confirmed and denied there is any link between the alleged side effects and the vaccines.

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry began recommending in April 2013 that girls between 12 and 16 be vaccinated for cervical cancer. But the ministry halted the recommendation two months later following reports of side effects.

According to the ministry, 2,945 people out of the 3.39 million women who had received the shots by the end of last April have reported side effects.

A causal link between the HPV vaccines and reported symptoms remains unclear, and no scientific proof has been submitted.

A nationwide survey conducted by a health ministry research team between July and December 2015 found symptoms claimed as side effects of cervical cancer vaccines in both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.

The team is conducting further detailed analysis of the data.

Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women under 40. Each year about 10,000 women develop the disease in Japan and around 2,900 die annually, according to the National Cancer Center.

The primary cause of cervical cancer is human papillomavirus, a common infection transmitted through sexual intercourse. The cervical cancer vaccines are believed to help prevent HPV.

In December 2015, the World Health Organization issued a statement criticizing the government’s decision to cease recommending the vaccine, saying that “policy decisions based on weak evidence, leading to lack of use of safe and effective vaccines, can result in real harm.”

Glaxo And Contaminated Vaccines… Fluarix…


https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/02/dr-david-brownstein/contaminated-vaccines/

“...Other vaccines were found to be contaminated with stainless steel, iron, chromium, and the heavy metal nickel.  GlaxoSmithKline’s Fluarix vaccine for children was found to contain 11 different metals.

Once these foreign substances are injected into the body, they can stay around the injection site and can cause swelling and granulomas.  However, they can also be carried by the blood to distant areas of the body as well.  Since these particles cannot be degraded, they can induce a chronic inflammatory state such as an arthritic or autoimmune disorder.  Furthermore, the scientists state, “It is only the obvious that similar quantities of these foreign bodies can have a more serious impact on very small organisms like those of children.”

The authors further state the contamination found in the vaccines was “…similar to those found in…cases of environmental contamination caused by different pollution sources.  In most circumstances, the combinations of {foreign bodies} is very odd…and look like the result of the random formation occurring, for example, when waste is burnt.  In any case, whatever their origin, they should not be present in any injectable medicament, let alone in vaccines, more in particular those meant for infants.”…”


http://info.cmsri.org/the-driven-researcher-blog/dirty-vaccines-new-study-reveals-prevalence-of-contaminants

GSK’s Fluarix vaccine for children three years and older contained 11 metals and aggregates of metals. Similar aggregates to those identified in the vaccines have been shown to be prevalent in cases of leukemia, the researchers noted.

Many of the vaccines contained iron and iron alloys which, according to the researchers, “can corrode and the corrosion products exert a toxicity affecting the tissues”.

Glaxo’s Pandemrix Vaccine Causes Narcolepsy And Cataplexy In 7 year Old..


https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/swine-flu-vaccine-pandemrix-test-case-high-court/

Parents of disabled children still fighting for compensation over swine flu vaccine

The DWP could be left with a £12m bill if it fails for a third time to overturn a ruling ordering it to pay £120,000 compensation to a 7-year-old who suffers from narcolepsy caused by the Swine Flu vaccine Pandemrix

The DWP could be left with a £12m bill if it fails for a third time to overturn a ruling ordering it to pay £120,000 compensation to a 7-year-old who suffers from narcolepsy caused by the Swine Flu vaccine Pandemrix. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

On 10 December 2009, seven-year-old John was given a vaccination called Pandemrix against the pandemic influenza A (H1N1), commonly known as Swine Flu. Four months later, following extensive hospital examination he was diagnosed with narcolepsy and cataplexy, neurological conditions that will affect him for the rest of his life.

Narcolepsy is a very rare and incurable autoimmune sleep disorder caused by the destruction of the part of the brain that produces hypocretin, a peptide that regulates sleep. Sufferers regularly experience episodes of drowsiness or excessive daytime sleepiness. Cataplexy is a condition characterised by sudden, profound muscle paralysis, the onset of which takes several seconds, and often results in the sufferer collapsing.

These conditions may also be associated with hallucinations, behavioural and mood disturbance, as well as nightmares. John, now 14, experiences all of these symptoms.

Although millions of people in the UK received Pandemrix without complications, the 2009-10 pandemic vaccine has been found to have caused an epidemic of narcolepsy in the UK and in other European countries in which it was used. About 1,500 people across Europe are thought to be affected, of which about 100 have so far been identified in the UK. John, not his real name, is one of them.

Test case

Last month, the High Court heard an appeal from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) against a test case decision forcing it to pay £120,000 vaccine injury compensation to John.

In January 2012 he applied to the DWP for compensation under the Vaccine Damages Payments Act 1979. The claim was initially refused on grounds of lack of a causal connection between the vaccine and John’s development of narcolepsy and cataplexy.

“What I expect of a decent, caring society is that when vaccination programmes are implemented, they come with an implicit agreement between state and citizen that ‘should’ anything go wrong, that citizen will be looked after by the rest of us.”

Matt O’Neill, Chair, Narcolepsy UK

A few months later, a medical advisor to the government’s Vaccine Damages Unit said that there was, in fact, likely to be a causal connection, but that John’s condition had improved and his level of disablement was less than 60 per cent – the threshold required to meet “severe” disability criteria for awarding compensation. He was denied payment.

On 11 February 2014, then Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith reversed his refusal decision of two years earlier, accepting that the vaccine had caused John’s narcolepsy and cataplexy. However, Mr Duncan Smith refused to accept that John was severely disabled, and his application for payment was therefore refused.

After John appealed the decision to the First Tier Tribunal, the DWP was ordered in September 2014 to pay out as it found his narcolepsy to be severe. The DWP refused and appealed to the Upper Tribunal, arguing that only problems John had now could be taken into account and not the future impact of his condition.

In June 2015, the Upper Tribunal rejected the DWP’s submissions and dismissed their appeal. The DWP agreed to and paid-out the £120,000 compensation to John. However, it decided to go to the Court of Appeal, maintaining that the proper approach to assessment of disability is to ignore any aspects of the disability that may be experienced in the future.

It is the first time the Court of Appeal is considering a case of vaccine injury compensation under the UK statutory compensation scheme. Its decision will be binding on all future assessments of disability brought under the 1979 Act. Payments were then fixed at £10,000. Now they are £120,000 per person, so with around 100 victims seeking compensation under the Act, the DWP will be faced with a £12m bill if it loses.

Defining an individual as ’60 per cent disabled’

At Thursday’s hearing Sir Terence Etherton who, as Master of the Rolls, is the second most senior judge in England and Wales, Lord Justice Davis and Lord Justice Underhill listened to the government’s case.  Adam Heppinstall, representing the Secretary of State, said the principal argument is that it was “wrong in law” for the Upper Tribunal to conclude that assessment of an individual’s disability under the statutory scheme require’s a decision maker to take into account that person’s likely future disablement in addition to his condition at the time of assessment.

“In this respect, the Upper Tribunal adopted a speculative approach, not called for by the legislation, which carries with it substantial problems and the risk of unfairness,” Mr Heppinstall said. “The Secretary of State calls for a more factual approach, in which only the present disablement can be taken into account.”

He told the court other grounds for appeal centred on how someone is assessed as “severely disabled” and that the case raises “fundamental issues” which go to the heart of how all claims under the 1979 Act should be assessed and decided by the Secretary of State.

George Peretz QC, representing John, told the court: “There is nothing ‘speculative’ about looking at the impact of that continuing disability on an 11 year old boy as he progresses into manhood, taking into account the additional opportunities and responsibilities which that transition in life brings with it.

“The Upper Tribunal adopted a speculative approach, not called for by the legislation, which carries with it substantial problems and the risk of unfairness. The Secretary of State calls for a more factual approach, in which only the present disablement can be taken into account.”

Adam Heppinstall, counsel, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

“As the Upper Tribunal rightly pointed out, the fact that injuries such as loss of a hand are regarded as amounting to 100 per cent disablement, and that, amputation of one leg at the knee is to be regarded as 60 per cent disablement, may be useful in providing a broad framework or starting point in assessing whether John’s narcolepsy with cataplexy amounts to 60 per cent disablement.

“Such a check, for example, rules out any suggestion that 100 per cent disablement is akin to total quadriplegia or a persistent vegetative state or that 60 per cent disablement cannot be established where an individual is able to carry on a reasonable range of daily activities.”

Mr Peretz used the example of paralympian and double-amputee Oscar Pistorious, who is defined as “100 per cent disabled”, yet was still able to compete at the Olympic Games.

Sir Terence said that it was obviously an important matter – not just for John and his family, but for the 30 outstanding cases waiting on the result. The judges reserved their decision.

Pandemrix: Another GSK Drug Scandal “As Big As Thalidomide”?


https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/swine-flu-vaccine-pandremix-narcolepsy-victims-campaign-inquiry/

‘The swine flu vaccine triggered my daughter’s narcolepsy – now I want justice’

Clara Crisp with her daughter Mathilda, who began suffering extreme night-time sleep disturbance within two weeks of the vaccine and subsequently developed cataplexy

Clara Crisp with her daughter Mathilda, who began suffering extreme night-time sleep disturbance within two weeks of the vaccine and subsequently developed cataplexy

Campaigners are calling for a Europe-wide public inquiry into how a vaccine triggered devastating health sleep and brain disorders in a scandal they claim is as big as thalidomide.

Almost 1,700 people suffered narcolepsy after being vaccinated for swine flu. They are vowing to continue their fight for justice at the European Union.

The group of Europeans, including nearly 100 Britons, are calling for a public inquiry after suffering the debilitating disease which was triggered by use of the Pandemrix vaccine to treat the 2009/10 swine flu outbreak.

Narcolepsy is a rare neurological condition that affects the brain’s ability to regulate the normal sleep-wake cycle. This can lead to symptoms such as disturbed night-time sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy – the term given to sudden muscular weakness triggered by strong emotions such as laughter, anger and surprise. As a result, narcolepsy is often thought of as a sleep disorder, but its underlying cause means that it is better classified as a disorder of the central nervous system.

Families denied compensation

British families have been denied compensation from the Department of Work and Pensions under its compensation scheme as the Government does not recognise the condition as a “severe disability”.

Representatives of national narcolepsy groups from the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, and parents of affected children, met Vytenis Andriukaiti, EU commissioner for health and food safety, in Brussels in December.

They pressed him for recognition of the incident, and a public inquiry into lessons learnt for future pandemics. The group also called for the introduction of vaccine injury compensation standards across the EU, as there is a wide disparity in statutory vaccine injury compensation methods. They also called for clarity surrounding funding for research into treatment.

Unclear how vaccine triggered condition

While the vast majority of Pandemrix recipients had no adverse effects, there are now 1,698 adults and children across Europe registered in the EU database of adverse drug reactions who have developed narcolepsy following use of the H1N1 vaccine. While GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the maker of Pandemrix, has acknowledged the link, and some patients and their families have been awarded compensation, how the vaccine triggered the condition is unclear.

Peter Todd, a solicitor who represents 88 injured people, compared the situation to the thalidomide scandal of the late 1950s and early 1960s. “Everybody is aware of thalidomide, but I think Pandemrix/narcolepsy is a bigger incident because the EU’s database has 1,698 people registered – and that’s a passive surveillance system,” he told i.

Similar to Thalidomide

“While there were hundreds of cases of birth defects caused by thalidomide, most cases involved shortening of one limb. I know that there were a few cases of multiple limbs shortening, but most cases were one and overall, if you weigh it up, it’s broadly comparable. Yet it doesn’t have the same public recognition.

“It’s now about seven years on from the pandemic and it did take considerable time for the epidemiology of Pandemrix and narcolepsy to become clear – the UK’s study in relation to adults and Pandemrix/narcolepsy was only published earlier this year. While the science is now settled you can’t find any clear acceptance of the incident on any EU or national government website. You can’t point to anything that amounts to official recognition. That’s why recognition from the EU is so important.”

‘Round-the-clock care for my daughter’

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Mathilda, now 10, needed extreme measures to improve her condition

Narcolepsy is incurable and sufferers have a lifetime of managing the symptoms. Claire Crisp’s daughter Mathilda is one of the children affected following her swine flu vaccination. She began suffering extreme night-time sleep disturbance within two weeks of the vaccine and subsequently developed cataplexy. Within two months Mathilda, now 10, needed round-the-clock care.

“Mathilda was eventually diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy,” Ms Crisp, 46, told i from the family home in California, where they felt compelled to go to seek help. “What followed was a year of battling for effective treatment whilst Mathilda continued to deteriorate.

“My husband looked for a job in California, which was not in our life plan, but we were desperate as carers, as a family, and convinced that if Mathilda didn’t get the treatment she needed, she would lose her childhood.

“Mathilda’s case was extreme, and extreme measure were needed to rescue her. I did everything I could to give her her life back. It was huge risk as we sold our home [to pay for treatment] and left our families and lives back in the UK. But I could never have lived with myself if I didn’t fight for her.”

Ms Crisp has written a book on her family’s trauma called Waking Mathilda – A Memoir of Childhood Narcolepsy, to be released this spring.

Mr Todd said: “We don’t want to undermine the vaccine or do down [its maker] GSK, but … for those that have been affected, it is quite important to have some kind of official recognition of what happened.”

Are GSK Responsible For This Woman’s Death?…


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nursery-nurse-killed-herself-after-8610711

Nursery nurse ‘killed herself after developing sleep disorder after she received swine flu vaccine’

Katie Clack, 23, became depressed after developing narcolepsy in 2009 and jumped to her death from a car park five years later

PA Katie Clack as a coroner has concluded it is "most likely" that the nursery nurse developed the sleep disorder narcolepsy as a result of receiving a swine flu vaccination
Katie Clack fell from a car park after developing the sleep disorder narcolepsy

A nursery nurse killed herself after becoming depressed over a sleep disorder which “most likely” developed after she received a swine flu vaccination, an inquest heard.

Katie Clack, 23, became depressed after developing narcolepsy in 2009.

She jumped to her death from the top of a multi-storey car park in Peterborough in September 2014.

Her narcolepsy had led to her sleeping for up to 19 hours per day on occasions and her mental health worsened.

An inquest in Stamford heard that the Peterborough woman did not want the vaccine but was required to take it for her job.

Recording a narrative conclusion, Paul Cooper, acting senior coroner for South Lincolnshire, said studies showed there were “significantly raised odds of narcolepsy after (being given the) Pandemrix” vaccine in those aged 18 and above.

Hoax caller warned if she swears at anyone she could face a jail sentence

“On the available evidence on the association between vaccination with Pandemrix and onset of narcolepsy it seems most likely that receipt of this vaccine in December 2009 caused Miss Clack’s narcolepsy,” said Mr Cooper.

He added that narcolepsy triggers depression, though he noted the case of Ms Clack was “complex and very rare”.

A statement issued on behalf of Ms Clack’s family said: “Katie was an energetic young woman who had just discovered her passion working with children.

“Narcolepsy turned her life into a terrible daily struggle and drastically reduced her quality of life.

“We cannot believe she would have decided to take her own life had the balance of her mind not been disturbed.”

Ms Colvin added: “The Clack family has waited a long time for this inquest.

“It is important that the coroner has recognised the casual link between the vaccine and narcolepsy and the devastating impact this had on Katie’s short life.”

Earlier this year a boy who developed the sleeping disorder caused by the swine flu vaccine was awarded £120,000 in damages.

Josh Hadfield, 10, from Frome in Somerset, developed narcolepsy after receiving the Pandemrix vaccine six years ago.

In 2013, lawyers launched a class action on behalf of 38 Britons – including 19 children – who developed narcolepsy after having the vaccine.

Scientists from the former Health Protection Agency (HPA) said there was evidence of a link between the Pandemrix jab – manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) – and narcolepsy in children.

HPA figures suggested one in 55,000 children vaccinated – about 20 in the UK – are thought to have developed narcolepsy.

Josh was awarded the money after an appeal against the Government, which had initially refused to pay as he was not “severely disabled” enough.

Speaking at the time, a spokesman for GlaxoSmithKline said: “We remain committed to carrying out additional research into the potential role of Pandemrix in the development of narcolepsy.”

It was also supporting investigations into reported cases.

Across Europe, about 31 million people are thought to have received the Pandemrix jab.

Narcolepsy is a rare but serious neurological disorder that affects about 31,000 people in Britain.

The condition can cause massive disruption to sleep and daily life.

A Department of Health spokesman said: “Katie’s death was tragic and we offer our sympathies to her family.

“Pandemrix vaccine was used to prevent serious illness and deaths during the swine flu pandemic in 2009/10.

“At the time, the possible association with narcolepsy was not known.”