Scientific misconduct accusations over purported safety of controversial vaccine

HPV vaccine safety assurances appear to be in tatters as pathologist, medical doctor and vaccine researcher Dr Sin Hang Lee has alleged, “Scientific Misconduct by GAVCS/WHO/CDC Representatives et al...”, in an open-letter of complaint to the World Health Organization (WHO). The allegations are based on documentary evidence he is believed to have acquired through a Freedom of Information request. Dr Lee addressed his complaint and allegations to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan, on 14th January 2016. Dr Lee’s letter also highlights the, “known molecular mechanism” behind the too frequent serious adverse reactions to the two different HPV vaccines, and unexpected deaths following vaccination with Gardasil.

‘Deliberately set out to mislead’ on HPV vaccine safety

Dr Lee wrote, “I have come into possession of documentation which leads me to believe multiple individuals and organisations deliberately set out to mislead Japanese authorities regarding the safety of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil® and Cervarix®, which were being promoted at the time”. The accused include certain members of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other scientific/health professionals, as detailed in the letter. Dr Lee’s concerns involve the conduct of these individuals in the lead-up to the Japanese public hearing on HPV Vaccine Safety in February 2014. Following that hearing, the GACVS issued a statement on the continued safety of HPV vaccines. Dr Lee believes this statement is ‘deceitful’ for reasons summarised below.

Reminding Dr Chan that, “public confidence in national and international health authorities is at an all time low” worldwide, Dr Lee calls for, “immediate, independent, and thorough investigations into their actions with appropriate disciplinary action”.

How to fudge HPV vaccine safety science

HPV vaccination concerns centre around the binding of the genetically modified HPV DNA fragments in the vaccine, with an aluminium-based adjuvant (used to trigger an immune response), and the stronger-than-anticipated, disrupted response (acute anti-viral inflammatory cytokines) mounted by the immune systems of a great many of those injected. Dr Lee discusses this subject at the end of his open letter, supported by 22 key peer-reviewed references. However, the WHO GACVS ‘safety assurance’ dismisses the association between the viral DNA fragments and, “clinical events of an inflammatory nature”. Dr Lee takes particular issue over their efforts to deny a causal link.

GACVS’s Dr Pless, apparently short on science and experts to back the ‘safety’ of, “...aluminium bound to DNA fragments after injection into humans”, allegedly misrepresented the facts. According to Dr Lee, Pless misbranded, “...two unrelated articles and two unrelated chemicals...” in Gardasil, so that he could use an irrelevant opinion about the safety of virus-like particles (VLPs) to back the safety of DNA fragments in vaccine use. Dr Lee believes Dr Pless did this, “ order to mislead the non-scientific readers and vaccination policy makers”.

Dr Lee’s letter and disclosed emails also reveal other action apparently taken to avoid WHO GACVS embarrassment over gaps in the science. In addition, he reveals that one of the group's own experts, “Showed scientific evidence that HPV vaccination does increase cytokines... particularly at the injection site compared to other vaccines. Yet, they chose to suppress this information at the public hearing”. This was also excluded from the subsequent GACVS HPV vaccine safety statement. Dr Lee said, “I find this to be yet another blatant example of suppression of information this group found to be potentially contradictory to and/or not totally compatible with their pre-determined GACVS ‘party line’ statement on continued safety of HPV vaccination" and calls it, “ insult to the intelligence of the citizens of the world!”.

Where to from here?

A representative of Sane Vax, Inc. told ANH-Intl that their own press release on this (available in multiple languages) was, “Arguably the most important press release the SaneVax team has ever published. It must be circulated as far as possible and as quickly as possible”. She also said Dr Lee’s closing statement put it best, “Those whose names appear in my complaint and any who blindly dismiss valid safety concerns in order to continue promoting HPV vaccinations should be held accountable for their actions. There is no excuse for intentionally ignoring scientific evidence. There is no excuse for misleading global vaccination policy makers at the expense of public health interests. There is no excuse for such a blatant violation of the public trust”.

Dr Lee’s revelations ironically coincide with the online publication of a new Gardasil vaccine study underlining its dangers. The researchers say, “It appears that Gardasil via its Aluminium adjuvant and HPV antigens has the ability to trigger neuroinflammation and autoimmune reactions, further leading to behavioral changes”.

Dr Sin Hang Lee’s disclosures about the alleged misrepresentation and suppression of the science must be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Should such corruption be proven after investigation, it would be inexcusable to deny the need for policy change considering the sheer numbers of young, teenage girls involved worldwide, and now teenage boys, who have been suffering immune system disruption since their HPV vaccination. Unlike the dearth of science to back up the WHO GACVS position, there is plenty of emerging science to explain the likely association of the vaccine with the conditions of those affected. It all adds up to an urgent need for suspension of HPV vaccine rollout pending immediate, rapid and detailed scientific investigations. It also places the ugly spectre of a controlling, abhorrent and unsustainable system of ‘healthcare’ where profit takes precedence over people, or the environment, front and centre. Meanwhile, the numbers of young people suffering severe life-altering adverse events, along with huge distruption to their families, continues to climb.

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