Pro-Vaccine Maryland Parent Outraged over Corruption in Mass Gardasil Vaccination PoliciesMaryland parent Josh Mazer is a pro-vaccine parent. He has stated: "A properly administered, robust vaccine policy is instrumental in promoting the public welfare." (We disagree on this point.) However, there is one vaccine he does not promote, and after the local health department started promoting this vaccine to 12 and 13-year-old children without parental consent or knowledge, he decided to do some investigating behind this large public campaign of mass vaccination. The vaccine in question is Merck's HPV vaccine Gardasil, which is well-known to the readers of Health Impact News, but less so among the general public. Mazer was notified of the policy earlier this year (2018) by a "a career public school nurse" who told him that she was "being forced" to market Gardasil to 11 and 12-year-old kids at her school. Mazer decided to investigate why this was being presented as a "public health crisis," but none of the local health department officials gave him any useful facts or information to justify the mass HPV vaccine campaign. So he filed a Public Information Act request with the local government Prevention and Health Promotion Administration. He learned the state health department received $91.6 million just since 2012 from pharma funded non-profits to promote the HPV vaccine in Maryland. Bingo. Welcome to our world, Mr. Mazer.
Pro-Vaccine Maryland Parent Outraged over Corruption in Mass Gardasil Vaccination Policies
"I learned the state health department received $91.6 million just since 2012 from pharma funded non-profits to promote the HPV vaccine in Maryland."
(y) to Mr. Mazur. Yes, "welcome to our world." What he apparently has not discovered yet: The fact that DHHS gets a cash kickback each time that the HPV vaccination is given anywhere on Earth. Now, if Mr. Mazur seeks to uncover the details of this particular arrangement between DHHS and the Office of Technology Transfer at NIH, all he will receive from any FOIL request is that the specifics of this financial "deal" are "protected" "trade secrets." Yep, our tax dollars fuel "trade secrets," aka DHHS' private "slush fund," the likes of which probably makes CREEP under Nixon truly look like "coffee jar pennies" for elected officials' "coffee breaks."