Undeniable Severe Injuries After HPV Vaccination

The HPV Vaccine: A Golden Shield or a Double-Edged Sword?

A collection of documented evidence is presented for serious injuries associated with Gardasil. Their existence is undeniable.

Dear Readers, I would like to sincerely apologize for not being able to continue this series for about two months due to being called for another urgent and important assignment. Now I am back to this series. Dr. Yuhong Dong

In this series, “The HPV Vaccine: A Double-Edged Sword?” we will provide a collection of documented evidence of death and serious injuries associated with Gardasil. Their existence is undeniable. We will also analyze the potential mechanisms for serious adverse events and disclose important facts about the vaccine. We will conclude with a discussion about the underlying root causes for the phenomena behind the HPV vaccines and will provide recommendations for key stakeholders.

Previously, in Part 1 of this series, we presented documented evidence of death cases in young girls or boys with undeniable association with Gardasil. In Part 2, we present documented evidence of non-fatal but severe injuries in children who were healthy and lost their ability to live normally after receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine—believed to be one of the most effective vaccines developed to date.

Gardasil was launched in the United States, Germany, and Denmark in 2006 and in Australia in 2007.

The following cases were documented by doctors, medical papers, and filmmakers. Their diligent work allows us to be able to put them together and systematically analyze the mechanisms of injury associated with the HPV vaccines.

‘Our Paula Is Gone’

Paula Aldea was a normal, healthy young girl. Since taking the HPV vaccine, she can no longer walk and now relies on a wheelchair. “Our Paula is gone,” her father said.

According to The Epoch Times documentary “Under the Skin,” on May 26, 2022, Paula received her first HPV vaccination. On June 25, she called her father at 10:25 a.m., crying at a bus stop and needing him to quickly come to get her—she could no longer feel her legs.

The pain in her back became unbearable, and then her back went numb. Paula and her father went straight to the emergency room and after some chiropractic exercises, she was told she’d be fine in a few hours and was sent home. At 3:00 p.m. her mother called her father and said, “Come home immediately. Paula doesn’t feel anything from her body anymore.”

“There was this pain. I think it was the worst pain I’ve ever had. And then this numbness—you just don’t realize it. You can’t walk, but you don’t think about it: What will the future be like? What will it be like now? Even when they said I had to stay in the hospital, I thought why?” said Paula.

Paula’s mother recalls, “When Paula was lying in her bed, the senior physician came and asked if she had had an infection recently. And we could deny that. She had neither a stomach bug nor a flu-like infection. Paula was always very healthy.”

“The next question was whether she had been vaccinated. And there it clicked—yes, she has been vaccinated. Everywhere we went to doctors, the second or third question was, ‘Did you have a vaccination recently?’” her mother said.

The damage has been officially recognized by authorities as caused by the HPV vaccine. Paula receives a monthly payment from welfare. Her inability to walk is likely caused by the severe attack of immune cells on the myelin layer of the spinal cord, which is an autoimmune response.

Paula is not a single case—she may even be the tip of the iceberg. There are numerous cases of disabilities, including an inability to walk or to see, following Gardasil injection.

Paula Aldea, disabled after HPV vaccination, now relies on a wheelchair, as reported by The Epoch Times on Sept. 23, 2022. (The Epoch Times “Under the Skin” documentary)

An electronic device transports Paula upstairs with her wheelchair, as reported by The Epoch Times on Sept. 23, 2022. (The Epoch Times “Under the Skin” documentary)

A 16-Year-Old American Girl Now Blind

In 2010, Dr. Frances DiMario Jr. from the pediatrics department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut, along with Drs. Mirna Hajjar and Thomas Ciesielski from the neurology department at Hartford Hospital, reported a case with a similar level of severity after HPV vaccination, in the Journal of Child Neurology.

A 16-year-old girl lost her vision completely after HPV vaccination, as reported by the Journal of Child Neurology on Feb. 25, 2010. (Journal of Child Neurology, Volume 25)

A previously healthy 16-year-old girl received her second HPV vaccination. Ten days later, she experienced significant vision loss with a rapid progression over 48 hours. Initially, her vision loss was in the right eye accompanied by a left-side headache. The symptoms worsened over the next 24 hours involving the left eye with a more diffuse headache. She also had mild weakness on her left side.

A brain scan using magnetic resonance imaging revealed inflammation and swelling in the part of the brain where the optic nerves cross. It also affected the optic nerves behind the eyes. There was a mass in the right back part of the brain, which was later found to be a specific type of brain inflammation. This inflammation caused a large area around it to fill with fluid. To learn more about the brain mass, a small piece was removed and observed under a microscope, which showed that it had lost its protective myelin sheath covering.

The girl was diagnosed with demyelinated disease of the optic nerve junction and some parts of the brain. Her optic nerve injury was not minor but rather significant, which explains the rapid onset of vision loss from one eye to another within 48 hours.

Three months later, she had recovered from the weakness, however, her vision was not restored even 18 months later. She still had persistent profound visual impairment, inconsistently identifying light and movement from the left eye only.

A 20-Year-Old German Woman With Severe Brain Disease

20-year-old woman who developed headache, nausea, vomiting, and diplopia (double vision), was diagnosed with severe encephalitis evolving within 28 days of the second immunization with Gardasil. This case was reported in the journal Neurology in 2009, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

A 20-year-old German woman was diagnosed with a severe form of brain disease evolving within 28 days of the second immunization with Gardasil as reported in Neurology on June 16, 2009. (Neurology)

The case was reported by five neurological experts from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. They concluded in the paper that her dramatic nervous system symptoms with consistent brain imaging abnormalities, including edema and bleeding, altogether suggest a severe and rapidly progressing form of brain disease, termed “acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.”

The main feature of this disease is the loss of the protective covering around the brain nerve cells due to an immune attack.

According to the paper, there were no other factors that could explain her severe brain injury, as she was previously healthy, and did not have any prior infection or other contributory factors. The authors concluded that this young woman’s brain disease was induced by Gardasil-mediated immune overactivation.

5 Australian Women With Demyelinating Nerve Syndromes

Five patients who presented with multifocal or atypical demyelinating syndromes within 21 days of immunization with the quadrivalent HPV vaccine, Gardasil, were reported in 2009 in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal.

Five patients presented with multifocal or atypical demyelinating syndromes within 21 days of immunization with Gardasil, as reported by the journal Multiple Sclerosis on Jan. 1, 2009. (Multiple Sclerosis)

The lead author, Dr. Sutton, an Australian neurologist wrote, “Although the target population for vaccination, young females, has an inherently high risk for MS, the temporal association with demyelinating events in these cases may be explained by the potent immuno-stimulatory properties of HPV virus-like particles which comprise the vaccine.”

“We consider that these cases are noteworthy not only because of their temporal association with immunization but also because of the atypical or multifocal nature of the presentations,” she said.

Mehlsen Study on HPV Vaccine-Induced Nervous System Injury

These documented cases above have a common pattern in previously healthy young females who received the Gardasil vaccine. They had severe nervous system symptoms emerging after the second dose, which often progressed rapidly. Most of them have been diagnosed with demyelinating diseases, despite varying outward symptoms.

Demyelinating neuronal diseases are conditions where the protective covering around nerve fibers is damaged and causes problems with nerve signals, leading to symptoms like weakness, numbness, and coordination difficulties.

We rely on our nerves to do everything from walking to seeing, and even changing our gestures. For example, when we stand up from a lying position, our autonomic nervous system is stimulated to produce changes in blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, and blood flow to the brain. When these changes are abnormal, they may indicate an autonomic nervous system problem.

Dr. Jesper Mehlsen is a medical doctor in Denmark with more than 35 years of experience in autonomic nervous system disorders. He has published more than 140 scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, mainly on the autonomic nervous system, and more recently on complex diseases possibly resulting from HPV vaccination.

Dr. Mehlsen has worked both clinically and in research with patients with suspected side effects associated with the HPV vaccination. Their symptoms are common to those seen in chronic fatigue syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis).

When interviewed by the “Under the Skin” documentary team, Dr. Mehlsen said:

“It started out in 2011 when we got the first few patients with strange symptoms, which was fainting, high heart rate when they were standing, and a lot of other symptoms. Then in 2015, it really increased, and since then we have had about 800 patients referred for possible side effects, and we’ve been intensively studying this.

“Many of the patients went to different specialties, which is typical for patients who faint also, that they have a prolonged period before they get to the right place. I can see looking at the records of some of these patients that they’ve had up to 50 visits at different doctors within a year.” In 2015, Dr. Mehlsen published a paper in the Danish Medical Journal (pdf) describing suspected side effects of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine in 53 girls and women aged 12 to 39 who were referred to his syncope unit for a “tilt table” test and evaluation of their autonomic nervous system function.

For a tilt test, a patient lies on a table that is slowly tilted upward, while blood pressure and heart rate are measured to analyze autonomic nervous system responses to the force of gravity with changes in position.

All 53 patients had symptoms consistent with pronounced autonomic nervous system dysfunction, with varying degrees of orthostatic intolerance, excessive fatigue, severe headache, cognitive impairment, gastrointestinal discomfort, and extensive neuropathic pain. Dr. Mehlsen’s findings suggested an urgent need for additional research to clarify the pathophysiology of symptoms.

“We have contacts with doctors in other countries that have discovered the same thing. So most of the girls could tell us that this happened a week or month after the vaccination. That’s why we came up with the idea that maybe this has been elicited by the vaccination.” said Dr. Mehlsen.

Marika: Can’t Stand Without Fainting

A young girl named Marika was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) by Dr. Mehlsen, as reported in the “Under the Skin” HPV documentary.

“It started in 2009 when I got the first vaccination shot. I had a lot of headaches and fevers. I couldn’t stand up without getting really sick, so I had to lay down for a couple of weeks and then I got better. And then I got the second shot and everything happened again.

“And I got better. And then after the third shot I just never got better.

“My parents took me to a lot of doctors all around the area of Copenhagen, and they did a lot of scans of my back and bloodwork and lung function tests and looked at my heart. Everybody told me that I wasn’t sick—that there was nothing wrong with me, and I should just go home—which was hard because I couldn’t just go home and be a normal kid.

“I’m looking at the Facebook group for people who have side effects from the HPV vaccine. Now 1,613 in the group right now—a lot of people are affected. We used the group to share experiences and share what we are feeling about our diseases.” Dr. Mehlsen did a tilt test to determine if Marika’s fainting was due to abnormal neurological control of her heart rate or blood pressure. Marika’s blood pressure and pulse fluctuate at an unusually high level.

He explained the tilt test: “If you stand up, normally we will get a sharp increase in heart rate, and then we’ll come down to about 10 beats higher than when you lie down. But in this case, it stays up there.”

“You can see the difference between this blood pressure and then what the normal blood pressure should be like, and this is nothing you can have in your head. This is not something you can think: ‘Now I want my blood pressure to oscillate.’ That’s an objective measure of a disease,” Dr. Mehlsen said.

Dr. Mehlsen suspects that Marika’s immune system has attacked her own nerves—an autoimmune reaction possibly triggered by the vaccine.

“After so many people are telling me that it’s something I’m imagining and I’m not sick, someone is finally telling me that that it is a disease—it is real—and I’ve been sick all these years. But now hopefully that’s a way out in the future,” said Marika.

Marika in a tilt test performed by Dr. Mehlsen, as reported by The Epoch Times on Sept. 23, 2022. (The Epoch Times documentary “Under the Skin”)

Large Studies Confirm Gardasil Linked to POTS or Syncope

Our autonomic nervous system regulates essential bodily processes beyond conscious control, such as blood pressure and pulse rate. Disorders in this system can lead to fainting, syncope (sudden blood pressure drop), or POTS, which can result in head injuries.

POTS involves a rapid heartbeat upon standing and is a nervous system dysfunction, sometimes similar to syncope.

In a 2009 JAMA article, shortly after Gardasil’s U.S. launch, the FDA and CDC reported 1,896 cases of syncope within two years, equating to 8.2 cases per 100,000 HPV doses. This was significantly higher than background rates for other vaccines. Over half of these events happened within 15 minutes of HPV vaccination, suggesting a clear link.

A 2020 Danish systematic review of 79,102 females and 16,568 males in 24 trials found that HPV vaccines increased serious nervous system disorders by 49 percent compared to active controls (other vaccines). POTS and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) were notably associated with HPV vaccines, with rates 1.92 and 1.54 times higher than the control group, respectively.

It’s essential to note that these increased rates were observed in comparison to active controls (other vaccines or aluminum-based adjuvants), not saline injections. Most control group subjects received a pseudo placebo containing the same aluminum compound as Gardasil, with only a small portion receiving a neutral saltwater placebo.

Elizabeth: ‘Almost An Invalid’

A 15-year-old girl Elizabeth B., was a happy healthy girl prior to receiving HPV vaccines. Since her second HPV vaccination, she has been suffering from fatigue, chronic pain, and fainting.

According to her mother, “She was just a normal 12-year-old girl being very happy about her life—had lots of energy. She always told me ‘Mama, I love my life.’ But now she’s extremely tired. No energy and not eager to do something. And she has been lying in bed for three years now. So it’s very sad. Very sad to see your healthy daughter being almost an invalid.”

“I can’t stand for that long and my whole body hurts all the time. And I mean, I feel extremely weak and it hurts when I try to lift stuff. There’s a lot of stuff that I can’t do that I could before,” said Elizabeth.

Elizabeth, a 15-year-old girl lying in her bed after experiencing severe fatigue after HPV vaccinations. (Photo from “Under the Skin” documentary.)

Sara: Headaches for 15 Days Per Month

Sara Schmidt was involved in a class action lawsuit regarding the HPV vaccination.

“I have always been a cheerful person, I was active in sports. I had my circle of friends and was with them. And the vaccination came and I was out of order. I couldn’t do anything anymore and I was just lying in bed at home. In general, my brain is not able to absorb all the impressions that are happening around me. The faster I move or something moves around me, the dizzier I get,” said Sara.

“I have atypical migraines, which means that there are more than 15 days of pain per month. When I have a migraine, I have migraine headaches for at least three days in a row. I have tried different types of relaxation techniques and yoga was my favorite. I think if I didn’t do that, I would surely have migraines more often.”

Sarah’s disease was officially acknowledged and she now receives a small monthly payment.

Sara shared her story after the HPV vaccine, as reported by The Epoch Times on Sept. 23, 2022. (Photo from The Epoch Times documentary “Under the Skin”)

Tessa: Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

Tessa Kraussnig was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after receiving the HPV vaccine. At 11 years old, Tessa was vaccinated with Gardasil 9 during a school vaccination campaign. Initially, she was hesitant to take the vaccine, until the doctor asked her, “Do you want to be vaccinated or die?”

With Type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks its own insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells located in the pancreas and destroys the production of insulin. Tessa must now measure her blood sugar daily and inject insulin for the rest of her life.

Tessa Kraussnig routinely tests her blood sugar since developing Type 1 diabetes after the HPV vaccine, as reported by The Epoch Times on Sept. 23, 2022. (Photo from The Epoch Times documentary “Under the Skin”)

HPV Vaccine Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

The common underlying mechanisms of HPV vaccine-related injuries are autoimmune disorders. Studies in several European countries have found associations between HPV vaccination and autoimmune conditions.

2017 French study of over 2 million girls showed a nearly fourfold increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after HPV vaccination. GBS is an autoimmune disorder causing nerve damage and impairing motor function.

A 2011 U.S. study found a 2.5 to 10 times higher rate of post-Gardasil GBS within six weeks compared to the general population, exceeding rates for other vaccines.

A 2013 Danish-Swedish study of nearly 1 million girls aged 10 to 17 found significant associations between the HPV vaccine and Behcet’s syndrome (3.37 times), Raynaud’s disease (1.67 times), and Type 1 diabetes (1.29 times).

2017 study involving over 3 million women aged 18 to 44, identified seven adverse events with increased risks following HPV vaccination:

  • Pemphigus vulgaris: Causes blisters on the skin and mucosal surfaces, nearly nine times more common within 179 days post-vaccination.
  • Encephalitis, myelitis, or encephalomyelitis: Occurred 4.27 times more often at least 180 days after HPV vaccination.
  • Addison’s disease: A rare but life-threatening condition, with a rate 2.25 times higher at least 180 days after vaccination.
  • Lupus erythematosus: A multisystemic autoimmune disease involving the skin, nerves, or kidneys, 1.7 times more common anytime after HPV vaccination.
  • Celiac disease: A gastrointestinal autoimmune disorder, 1.56 times more common at any time after HPV vaccination.
  • Raynaud’s disease: Occurred 1.46 times more often anytime after HPV vaccination.
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: An autoimmune thyroid disease, 1.42 times more common at least 180 days post-vaccination.

Alarming Surge of Patients Post-Gardasil Launch

Following Gardasil’s U.S. launch in 2006, a study analyzing adverse events from 2006 to 2009 revealed alarming statistics compared to meningococcal vaccination:

  • 26.5 times more disability events.
  • 12.5 times more hospitalizations.
  • 10 times more life-threatening events.
  • 8.5 times more emergency department visits.

Similar trends emerged in Colombia and Japan.

In August 2012, Colombia introduced Gardasil into its national immunization schedule. By August 2014, over 200 girls in El Carmen de Bolivar experienced mysterious symptoms, like fainting and headaches, after recent Gardasil injections.

In Japan, numerous side effects, including seizures in vaccinated girls, led to the removal of the HPV vaccine from the recommended list in 2013, causing the vaccination rate to plummet from 70 percent to under 1 percent.

Despite the massive cases of severe injuries following the HPV vaccine, a 2019 paper dismissed them as a “mass psychogenic illness.” Yet how could these girls who are sitting in wheelchairs, blind, confined to a bed, etc., not have a real illness? The cases are real. The injuries are adequately documented and undeniable.

Read Part 1: Undeniable Deaths After HPV Vaccination

Next: Why does the HPV vaccine cause such severe injuries to young children? What are the unique designs of Gardasil? We will discuss the mechanisms in the next article. 

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