Wellington, New Zealand. According to testimony presented via international video link before a coroner’s inquest in Wellington, New Zealand, (August 9 NZ) by Dr. Sin Hang Lee (August 8 USA), a pathologist on the medical staff of Milford Hospital in the State of Connecticut, “residual HPV DNA fragments from the viral gene or plasmid injected with Gardasil®” have been found six months after that vaccination (series) was given to Jasmine Renata. Ms. Renata, a teenager, died in her sleep of unknown and unexplained causes. An autopsy was performed to determine cause of death.
Norma Erickson, President, SANE VAX, Inc
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Norma Erickson is President of Safe, Affordable, Necessary & Effective Vaccines and Vaccination Practices (SaneVax, Inc.), a vaccine safety advocacy group. SaneVax became involved at the request of the late Jasmine Renata’s parents, who were seeking help understanding what happened to their lovely daughter following her death after experiencing numerous problems with the HPV vaccine Gardasil®. 
This interview covers part of the ‘history’ involved in that unfortunate case.
Norma, can you please tell us the date of Jasmine’s death?
Jasmine died September 22, 2009.
Do you happen to know if Jasmine experienced any medical problems before her death?
Yes, beginning with warts and mood changes after her first injection; same thing after the second. The warts came back a third time after the last injection, mood and behavior changes, tingling sensations in her limbs, memory loss, tachycardia, chest pains and multiple other symptoms. The entire chronicle is here http://sanevax.org/jasmine-from-wellington/
How many Gardasil® injections did Jasmine receive? How far apart were the injections given?
Gardasil®, as you know, is a series of three injections. The first injection was September 18, 2008; the second, November 18, 2008; and the third, March 17, 2009.
At any time were her parents suspicious of any reactions to the Gardasil®, vaccinations?
If so, what were they?
I have not spoken personally with Jasmine’s parents, as they have been working with an associate in New Zealand since shortly after their daughter’s death. Out of respect for their privacy, all personal contact is maintained through the person they had established a relationship with. That being said, Jasmine’s mother wrote her version of the events and allowed SaneVax to post it on our site in order to try and let other parents know the potential risks involved with HPV vaccinations. The story can be viewed here http://sanevax.org/gone-after-gardasil-jasmine-new-zealand/ .
How did SANE Vax become involved in this case?
Once information about Dr. Lee’s discovery of HPV rDNA fragments firmly attached to the aluminum adjuvant in multiple samples of Gardasil® circulated, SaneVax began to receive requests from parents of girls suffering severe reactions all over the world looking for a way their daughter’s blood could be tested for the contaminants. SaneVax had to turn them all down, because we knew Dr. Lee’s lab was not set up to work with blood samples and no protocol had been developed to try and detect HPV DNA particles attached to aluminum in human samples. No one knew if it would even be possible to detect such fragments. Occasionally there would be some sort of special circumstance involved where I would forward an inquiry directly to Dr. Lee because the questions were beyond my field of expertise. The New Zealand advocate working with Renata’s parents posed many questions I could not answer with any degree of certainty, so I put her in direct contact with Dr. Lee.
I understand an autopsy took place. What did that autopsy reveal?
The autopsy did not uncover any HPV DNA fragments. Quite the contrary, the autopsy ruled out all known causes of death.
So, why then, did a coroner’s inquest take place recently?
In New Zealand, when there is a death with no identifiable cause, it is routine for there to be an inquest.
Let’s back up a little. If you say SANE Vax was getting requests from around the world to have blood tested of young girls experiencing severe reactions to Gardasil®, how did this come to happen?
Originally, Dr. Lee tested 13 different Gardasil® vials from six different countries and four different manufacturing facilities, and all were found to be contaminated with HPV rDNA, firmly attached to the aluminum adjuvant.
Can you reveal the dates of Dr. Lee’s discovery?
The tests were done in June to August of 2011.
Did SANE Vax contact any health authorities, e.g., FDA?
As soon as Dr. Lee’s final report was turned in to SaneVax, we reported the situation to the FDA, September 2, 2011. Considering the Gardasil® issues came right on the heals of the Vioxx scandal, we saw no reason to report the issue to Merck. Furthermore, it is the FDA who is responsible for protecting the health and safety of medical consumers in the United States. Since that time, a couple more Gardasil® vials have been tested. I believe we are at 16 now, and all confirm residual HPV DNA.
I know we can’t divulge information regarding what took place at the inquest until the coroner releases it to the public, but from what you know of Dr. Lee’s research, can you please share with us what he found after his pathological examination, since he is under contract to SANE Vax and you are the owners of the research?
I can discuss it to the best of my ability.
Dr. Lee’s pathology report indicates that Gardasil® material was lodging in tissue and may have been causing health problems. The fact that Gardasil® DNA fragments were suspended in post-mortem blood—and six months post vaccination—indicates there is pathology that HPV vaccine makers did not warn about on the vaccine package inserts as a contradiction. How serious a problem is that for vaccine makers?
In my opinion, it poses a quite serious problem for two reasons. First, the manufacturer went to great lengths to remove all residual HPV DNA from the vaccine, including using a patented process to remove it from the vaccine. They assured regulatory agencies worldwide that there was no ‘viral DNA’ in the vaccine in order to obtain approval for marketing their product. Any way you slice it, HPV DNA is viral DNA – it need not be the complete virus to be viral DNA.
After we reported the presence of HPV DNA in Gardasil® to the FDA, FDA declared without presenting any supportive data that rDNA fragments are an acceptable excipient. The fact is the FDA does not know the physical condition of the HPV DNA or plasmid DNA in the vaccine. The physical condition of naked foreign DNA determines the fate of these DNA fragments and their pathophysiological effects in the human body.
Up to now, the vaccine industry always knew “The FDA specifically requires vaccine developers to show that VLPs [virus-like particles] do not encapsidate “specific” nucleic acid sequences from the expression system, and especially those encoding VLPs components.” (Valley-Omar’s paper)
Second, had Jasmine had wild (natural) HPV in her blood, it would not have lasted very long as the macrophages would have degraded it within a couple of days. Therefore, according to Dr. Lee:
“The finding of these foreign DNA fragments in the post-mortem samples six months after vaccination indicates that some of the residual DNA fragments from the viral gene or plasmid injected with Gardasil® have been protected from degradation in the form of DNA-aluminum complexes in the macrophages; or via integration into the human genome. Undegraded viral and plasmid DNA fragments are known to activate macrophages, causing them to release tumor necrosis factor, a myocardial depressant which can induce lethal shock in animals and humans.”
Norma, could that tumor necrosis factor include cancer? Are there other ‘unknowns’?
TNF [tumor necrosis factor] is but one possible byproduct of macrophage activation. To the best of my knowledge, it only affects the heart. Other cytokines also could theoretically be produced as a result of macrophage activation causing other problems – no one knows. Study in this area is relatively new.
No one knows the potential consequences of these foreign DNA fragments remaining in the human body. Can they cause cancer? Can they cause autoimmune disorders? Can they cause birth defects? Can they cause death? No one knows – that is a HUGE problem, in my opinion.
Do you think AAHS [amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate] in Gardasil® can be the primary contributing factor to so many deaths and adverse reactions in young girls who were vaccinated with Gardasil® ? Please elaborate.
Personally, having looked at the results of the clinical trials where the vaccine was tested against the AAHS as a control, I believe it is a strong possibility that AAHS is a contributing factor. The reason being the adverse events during the trials were somewhat evenly distributed between the two groups. Unfortunately, over 70% of all trial participants experienced a ‘new medical condition’ during the trials – which, by the way, is the CDC’s definition of an adverse event.
How very interesting! And, of course, that does not appear on vaccine package inserts, does it?
The only thing quoted in package inserts or advertising is Gardasil® is safe and effective. It does not seem to matter what the truth is, i.e., the vaccine appeared to be no more dangerous than the adjuvant during clinical trials. Remember that even this may be misleading, as no one knows the long-term effects of the HPV DNA particles. The real experiment is being conducted on young people around the world as we speak.
What did Dr. Lee’s pathology report state regarding that connection?
Dr. Lee was not looking for aluminum damage or exposure. He was simply attempting to discover whether or not the HPV DNA fragments found in Gardasil® were also present in autopsy samples.
According to Dr. Lee, the HPV DNA fragments in the vaccine were firmly bound to the amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate (AAHS) particles that are used as an adjuvant in Gardasil® formulation. The post-mortem finding obviously indicates an apparent unknown role AAHS in Gardasil® plays in the body’s retention of HPV DNA particles, especially since a relatively high amount of AAHS is administered with each vaccination. What should the U.S. CDC and FDA do in view of these findings?
Ideally, these agencies would rescind Gardasil® approval until such time as independent—not Big Pharma—laboratory analysis could prove the residual HPV DNA attached to an aluminum compound poses no risk to medical consumers.
Well, isn’t that part of the problem with vaccines, e.g., the rush to get vaccines certified for human use often with a rush to judgment and sometimes-flawed science?
Yes, at the very least, the CDC/FDA should provide autopsy samples from all deaths subsequent to Gardasil®vaccinations to independent laboratories with suitable technology to investigate the situation further. Anything less is a betrayal of the public trust.
I think this is where we can end Part 1 of this interview.
In Part 2 we will address as much as we can about Dr. Lee’s research.