Prefaced By Christopher Wyatt | TLB staff writer/documentary producer
Medical professionals, scientists, vaccine safety advocates and the public are unhappy with the written statement on HPV vaccine safety issued by the European Medicines Agency. The EMA conclusion that the vaccine is safe has prompted SaneVax to write an open letter to the public as well as email 120 EMA representatives with 446 signatures representing HPV vaccine injury survivors.
Read the open letter to learn more.
By SaneVax Admin
Open letter to EMA re: HPV vaccine safety
Dear EMA representatives:
I am sure you are all aware of the European Medicines Agency’s recent ‘investigation’ into HPV vaccine safety. I am also certain you understand that the investigation was cursory at best and most definitely not designed to uncover any real problem that may exist with HPV vaccines. The arbitrary and most likely pre-ordained conclusion reached must not go unchallenged. Public health and safety is at stake, particularly when many scientists around the world follow your lead.
One prime example is a recent study published in a Canadian medical journal entitled, “Adverse events following HPV vaccination, Alberta 2006-2014.” Despite the fact that this study uncovered information indicating 1 in 10 Gardasil users were either admitted to a hospital or an emergency room within 42 days of injection, the conclusion was “Rates of AEFI after HPV immunization in Alberta are low and consistent with types of events seen elsewhere.”
With all due respect, we believe the EMA would find it extremely difficult to locate any country where 1 in 10 previously healthy teens were admitted to hospitals and/or emergency rooms after any given event, including receipt of a vaccine.
With that in mind, representatives from several countries got together over the last few months to compose a letter asking the questions the recent investigation neglected to address.
Initially, the attached list of questions was meant to be sent directly to those people in charge of the EMA’s HPV vaccine safety investigation. However, because of the near universal response to inquiries about HPV vaccines worldwide, we came to understand that a letter sent directly to EMA representatives would most likely not elicit any meaningful response.
Therefore, this letter with both attachments will be published via the SaneVax website and be free for distribution by anyone who cares to do so. The primary purpose is to make all representatives of the EMA well aware of the fact that every action you make is being closely scrutinized by not only those injured and their families, but also medical and scientific professionals around the globe.
The secondary goal of open publication is to show all who are concerned about the safety profile of HPV vaccines that they are not alone. Medical professionals, scientists and medical consumers will no longer tolerate attempts to discredit independent research based on the fact that their research and experience does not fall in line with theories put forth by general consensus supported only by questionable research.
On April 15, 2016, the EMA published a statement online entitled, “Listening to the public’s views on the safety of medicines” where Deputy Executive Director, Noël Wathion, states:
“Public hearings will enrich the scientific decision-making process on the safety of medicines. Although we have many years of experience in involving patients and healthcare professionals in our work, public hearings are a new concept for EMA as they will open up the process of assessing medicines in the EU to the wider public for the first time.”
Public hearings will be held on a case-by-case basis, where the Committee determines that collecting the views of the public would bring added value to its review.
The EMA’s statements and decisions regarding HPV vaccines impact people around the globe. Society cannot wait decades to determine whether HPV vaccines will actually impact cancer rates if the “1 in 10” figure put forth in the Canadian study is anywhere near accurate for other countries.
Therefore, it is imperative for the EMA to meet with and seriously take into account the views of scientists, medical professionals and citizens who are dealing with the impact of HPV vaccines on a daily basis under real world conditions. An open public hearing is the ideal format for a discussion on the real-world consequences of HPV vaccine utilization.
The undersigned (complete list attached) request scientifically documented answers to the attached questions be provided within the next 30 days and an open public meeting as described above to be held before the end of 2016.
Thank you in advance for your attention to this critical public health issue.
Steve Hinks, Press Officer of the UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters (AHVID) and SaneVax Ambassador
Freda Birrell, Chairman of AHVID, representing 285 families whose lives have been severely impacted by HPV vaccines
Karsten Viborg, Director, Chairman, National HPV side effect group in Denmark on behalf of over 5,000 affected families
Alicia Capilla Lanagrán, President of the AAVP, representing over 50 families impacted in Spain
Kiva Murphy, REGRET member on behalf of over 300 affected families in Ireland
Monica Leon Del Rio, President of Rebuilding Hope Association on behalf of 559 families severely affected in Colombia.
Stephen Tunley, Board of Directors SaneVax Inc., on behalf of 50 severely affected families in Australia
Gayle Dickson, Founder of Gardasil Awareness New Zealand, on behalf of over 600 families affected in NZ
Norma Erickson, President of SaneVax Inc., on behalf of 1679 families who reported disabilities and deaths after HPV vaccines in the United States VAERS system and the 446 signatories from over 30 countries in the attached file.
It is my personal opinion is that this is a damn good letter and it is great that people are speaking out on the HPV vaccine and its dangers but there needs to be a campaign educating people that the HPV vaccine is being pushed on males, not just females. As far as I know no one is doing that and it makes me concerned and angry. The last thing we need is yet another silent epidemic of vaccine injury. (CW)
TLB Editors Note: TLB editorial staff is of the same opinion as Mr. Wyatt in his statement above.