Why is there a Gardasil ad on my coffee cup?

Posted on August 3rd, 2010 Dan

I stopped in to Amer’s Deli tonight (on State Street in Ann Arbor) for a sandwich, and discovered they are hawking Gardasil for Merck now.

Naturally I was curious how this ad was placed there so I asked what the deal was.  He said they get the cup insulators for free and they have ads on them.  I informed him that some people, especially in Ann Arbor might be offended by this and he might want to think about the content of these ads, and whether it’s actually going to result in any savings.  He was quite aggravated.

So let’s just look at the numbers.  Personally, after the way that manager-ish guy barked at me that “Well you’re always going to offend someone”  I’m less inclined to go there for the 2-3 sandwiches (conservatively) per month I have at Amers.  So let’s say they lose my business alone, and no one else’s.   That’s about $20/month lost revenue.  So that’s 2000 cents. let’s also say these cup holders cost 1 cent each.  Do they sell 2000 cups of coffee a month?   Maybe. But remember that is just 2 fewer sandwiches per month.   Who knows how many Big-Pharma-hating customers like myself might be deterred from purchasing their food.
This idea makes no financial sense and is just plain annoying. So hey– big shot Amer’s manager that thought he was saving $20 a month or whatever you saved on the insulators…  you just lost it all because I’m going to the other Amer’s next time.  (Unfortunately Amer’s sandwiches are quite good.  I’ll see if the other one also has Big Pharma ads on the coffee.)

Why might a customer might be offended by an advertisement for a vaccine on their coffee?  Well first of all it contains all kinds of nasty stuff, including aluminum and sodium borate, and has caused at least 50 deaths  and thousands of adverse events so far- according to the CDC’s own stats (reality is probably much higher).

As of May 31, 2010, approximately 29.5 million doses of Gardasil were distributed in the United States.

ok, DISTRIBUTED, but how many of those have actually been used? This is ambiguous. But for the sake of argument let’s assume they’ve all been administered.

As of May 31, 2010, there were 16,140 VAERS reports of adverse events following Gardasil vaccination in the United States. Of these reports, 92% were reports of events considered to be non-serious, and 8% were reports of events considered serious.

8% of 16,140 is 1,291.  So there are 1,291 “serious” adverse events in their database.

VAERS defines serious adverse events as adverse events that involve hospitalization, permanent disability, life-threatening illness, and death.

So where is the evidence that this vaccine is actually going to prevent cancer?  Where are the 20-year clinical safety trials?  Is this vaccine even necessary?   We have the evidence that the vaccine is harming thousands of girls, yet no evidence at all that it prevents cancer.  And now they’re advertising the stuff on my coffee cup!

Someone please prove to me that this vaccine has reduced cervical cancer in the ~ 5 years it’s been on the market

Related video here: In Lies We Trust – Dr. Leonard Horowitz


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