Drug giant Merck accused of deaths cover-up
- 21:00 15 April 2008 by Jim Giles New Scientist
Christina Tarsell, 21, died 18 days after recieving the last of three Gardasil shots. Her mother, Emily Tarsell, believes the vaccine against some strains of the human papilloma virus was responsible for her daughter’s death. (courtesy of SaneVax.org)
9 December 2008, 15 days after her second shot of Gardasil, that dream ended. Annabelle went to take a bath less than 10 feet from where her family was sitting. 30 minutes later, she was found dead. No cry, no unusual sound, she left the world in silence. (courtesy of HolyHormones.com)
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) & Cervical Cancer Vaccine: Merck’s Gardasil®
I just learned that Dr. SH Lee has been denied access to his lab – got a call from his attorney who is filing an injunction to demand access because there is no evidence to support the alleged claims against him. The law firm asked if we could arrange for people and/or media to gather in front of his lab and demand he be allowed to return to his work. If you have any ideas that may help, please let me know.
As you know, Dr Lee leads the lab that found HPV DNA contamination in Gardasil.
The powers at be have been trying for a long time to stop his research.
For those of you who may not be familiar with Dr Lee’s work, he is a Pathologist at Milford Hospital, who developed cutting-edge DNA sequencing methods for molecular diagnostic purposes (among which is also a sensitive DNA diagnostic test for early Lyme detection
Some other of Dr Lee’s publications:
1. Lee, S. H., Vigliotti, V.S., Vigliotti, J.S. and Pappu, S. Routine human papillomavirus genotyping by DNA sequencing in community hospital laboratories.Infect Agent Cancer 2007; 2:11.
2. Lee S.H., Vigliotti V.S., Pappu S. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among women in a representative rural and suburban population of the United States. Inter J Gyn Ob. 2009; 105:210-214.
3. Lee, S.H., Vigliotti, V.S., and Pappu, S. Molecular tests for human papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in liquid-based cytology specimen. BMC Women’s Health 2009; 9:8.
4. Lee, S. H., Vigliotti, V.S., Vigliotti, J.S. and Pappu, S. Validation of human papillomavirus genotyping by signature DNA sequence analysis. BMC Clin Pathol 2009; 9:3.
5. Lee, S.H., Vigliotti, V.S., and Pappu, S. Signature sequence validation of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) in clinical specimens. J Clin Path.2010;63:235-239.
6. Lee, S.H. Guidelines for the use of molecular tests for the detection and genotyping of human papilloma virus from clinical specimens. In seriesMethods in Molecular Biology, volume Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. C. MacKenzie and B. Henrich, Vol. Eds. Series Ed. J. Walker. Humana Press. In Press 2011.
Bottom line, this is another attempt by the medical establishment to destroy a whistle-blower.
He is fortunate he was not shot in the parking lot.
Then, later I received the following updates:
Norma from Sanevax has been speaking with Lee’s lawyers to find out what info can be released and what not. They are planning on having something on the website by tonight. Will keep you updated.
Anyhow, this was the latest from Norma:
We bought some time by suggesting the email/phone campaign – waiting on the attorneys to send a proposed script to make it easy for everyone. They are also sending copies of all the complaints they are going to file and we have permission to use any information they send unless specifically instructed to not disclose something in particular.
I will get an email out to the SaneVax Board of Directors (have spoken with all but one, so far and everyone agrees to do whatever we can to help Dr. Lee.) This will immediately be followed by emails from all of us to every contact we have throughout the world so they can start the email campaign.
While this is going on, we will need to plan and coordinate the media coverage and press conference if possible. Some initial feelers have been sent out and things are in motion on several fronts…..waiting for more details to get one single message out to all this evening.
We just received advice from Dr Lee’s legal team.
As you are all aware, Dr. Lee has been helping get the truth out about HPV vaccines
He has donated his laboratory facilities, time and effort to confirm the rHPV DNA contamination in Gardasil.
Due to bogus claims, the hospital he had partnered with to build a world class diagnostic genotyping lab was denying his access to the equipment he purchased and the laboratory he established. He told us to keep the information confidential as he was sure it would only take a few months to resolve the problem and that it was only a minor inconvenience meant to punish him for not following the medical ‘party line.’
The situation has not been resolved and Dr Lee’s legal team have now decided to take the matter to higher authorities by filing complaints with the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the State’s Attorney General. They initially asked if it would be possible to organize a rally on the steps of Dr. Lee’s laboratory protesting his lack of access and demanding that Dr. Lee be allowed to continue his work.
A suggestion was made that an email/phone campaign may be a faster and more efficient way to handle the initial confrontation. This would be followed with press releases and/or a media campaign to draw further attention to Dr. Lee’s plight.
To give you the background, I will forward a copy of the email received from Dr. Lee’s legal team. It includes a complete copy of the complaint to both organizations along with a tentative script for people who wish to help put some pressure on the authorities to solve this problem in a fair and equitable manner.
The attorney representing Dr. Lee has over 20 years experience handling this type of PR nightmare. His legal team wishes to pursue a class action suit against Merck for violation of patients’ right to informed consent. Their strategy is in place and they have plans to partner with a high powered firm in Washington DC that is not afraid to take on the “Big Boys,” and is familiar with all of the political ramifications to a case of this magnitude. The case will be on a contingency basis – so will cost victims nothing.
I hope some of you will join this effort of defending scientific freedom.
Q: I wonder ifhis (the doctor who made the “shot in the parking lot” comment) comments reflect any personal intimidation tactics. Would he be willing to elaborate on his comments? ie. is there a history of scientists being threatened if they do not perform their research as ‘prescribed’.
A: Oh boy ! I could give you some examples. Another gentlemen on that list had a very prominent position at his university until he proposed to do a study comparing outcomes between vaccinated vs non vaccinated. Then after when he received the funding for the study (from a private donor of course) he got fired.