700 women in Colombia vaccinated with Gardasil sue Merck for $160 million: Researcher advises girls in Armenia to understand the risks


by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:

Hetq explores the efficacy of the Gardasil vaccine imported to Armenia. The vaccine is supposed to prevent HPV (Human Papillomavirus – the most common sexually transmitted infection). Hetq contacted Mario Lamo-Jiménez, a journalist and anthropological researcher in Colombia, who has raised concerns about the side effects of Gardasil, and who is now assisting attorneys prosecuting the collective action lawsuit filed by 700 women in that country demanding some $160 million in compensation from Merck, the vaccine’s producer. Here’s a portion of our talk.

When was the mandatory application of the HPV vaccine in Colombia introduced, and what age group women were/are in the program?

The vaccine against the HPV was introduced in Colombia in 2013 in a strange fashion: Congress created a law (Law 1626, approved on April 30, 2013) stating that vaccination against HPV was “free and mandatory to the target population”. The government spent close to a hundred million dollars on vaccines and started the vaccination program, in which neither the families nor the vaccinated girls had a word to say about it. The vaccine was mandatory for girls from 4th to 7th grade, or ages 9 to 17.

What type/types of HPV vaccine was used in Columbia as part of that program?

The vaccine used was quadrivalent HPV vaccine, Gardasil.

How does the mandatory aspect of the program work? What if a girl refuses the vaccine?

The girls were vaccinated at their schools. They never received an informed consent to sign. There was no chance to refuse the vaccine. The vaccination program established a quota of vaccination that had to be met. However, after a lawsuit, the Constitutional Court of Colombia issued an amendment to the law stating that the vaccine wasn’t mandatory and that if a person wanted to refuse it, it was their right, and that there was a right to informed consent.

When and why did you decide to explore the side effects of the HPV vaccine?

I started doing research on this vaccine in February of 2013, when I read in the paper that the vaccine program was going to start in Colombia and that the vaccine was free and mandatory. I knew about the sides effects of other vaccines and decided to research about the possible side effects of this vaccine. I found out about the deaths and disabilities that this vaccine was causing in different parts of the world.

What are the main conclusions of your research?

This is ongoing research. I have published my conclusions in newspaper articles and videos. For this purpose, I have read dozens of scientific papers about the vaccine, read relevant books by doctors doing research about the vaccine, talked to the affected girls and families, and participated in two international conferences in the US talking about the side effects of the vaccines in Colombia and exchanging information with scientists, journalists and activists.

My first article about the dangers, published in 2013, was censored by a Colombian paper (eltiempo.com) arguing that such dangers didn’t exist. I had argued in the article that Gardasil was an unsafe vaccine that had cause several deaths and disabilities in young girls and that a judicial organization in the US, Judicial Watch, had uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act petition that Gardasil had caused several deaths in the US and disabilities, and that this information was concealed from the public, please see the following link.

What follows is the lead passage of the 2011 article, entitled, Judicial Watch Uncovers FDA Gardasil Records Detailing 26 New Reported Deaths.

Washington, DC — October 19, 2011

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has received new documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), detailing reports of adverse reactions to the vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV), Gardasil. The adverse reaction reports detail 26 new deaths reported between September 1, 2010 and September 15, 2011 as well as incidents of seizures, paralysis, blindness, pancreatitis, speech problems, short term memory loss and Guillain-Barré Syndrome. The documents come from the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which is used by the FDA to monitor the safety of vaccines. The documents were obtained pursuant to a September 15, 2011 FOIA request for reports made from September 1, 2010 through September 15, 2011.


Through the years I have published more information regarding the side effects of the Gardasil vaccine in Colombia. The following summarizes my major findings:

1-Adjuvants in vaccines can produce autoimmune disorders as explained by dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld who studied the so-called ASIA Syndrome or autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants. The Gardasil vaccine contains aluminum, one of the adjuvants responsible for the autoimmune diseases seen in the girls affected by the Gardasil vaccine, see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5256113//

2-There are several disorders induced by the vaccine that we have seen in the affected girls in Colombia besides the ASIA syndrome. One of them is early menopause, where there is a premature ovarian failure in the affected girls and they become sterile. We have seen several cases in Colombia and this is one of the articles that reports this disorder.

3-Guillain Barré Syndrome, “Girls and women who receive the Gardasil vaccine to prevent cervical cancer may be at increased risk of a rare but serious disorder of the nervous system in the first few weeks after getting their shots, researchers report.”(1,2)

4-As documented by US researcher Lloyd Philips, whom I have interviewed personally, Gardasil doesn’t kill or prevent cancer but can increase the risk of getting it. This is a quote from his website:

“MERCK spent $100,000,000.00 in advertising in the first-year roll-out of Gardasil to “educate” (scare) people into wrongfully believing that Gardasil could prevent cancer. Gardasil neither prevents cancer nor kills cancer. Gardasil and Gardasil9 have both been documented to CAUSE cancer, and MERCK’s own clinical trial data submitted and on file with the FDA shows that Gardasil CAUSES a 44.6% INCREASED RISK of CANCER if given to someone already exposed to HPV. Exposure could be sharing a towel, washcloth, beverage, toothbrush, makeup, etc., with a sexually active friend or family member, including a parent.”

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