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Karen Durán-Cantor, a 16-year old Colombian girl, died on May 22/2015 after complications related to new onset autoimmune disease triggered by 2 shots of Gardasil, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. This vaccine is being applied to school age girls through massive immunization campaigns across the country. This program initiated by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and under supervision of Engineer Alejandro Gaviria, Ministry of Health, has claimed hundreds of victims in Colombia. Yet it has not prevented a single case of uterine cancer but hopefully it might do so, in the next 10-30 years according to best and wishful estimates. Typically, population-wide immunization campaigns target 9-year old girls or older, are considered mandatory, are carried out without educating parents or children, without requesting their informed consent, and without taking into account their unique health susceptibilities, medical history, underlying disease or family physician’s advice. This is a program sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization under the Decade of Vaccines (2011-2020) initiative to reach the Millennium Development Goals in compliance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 21. Thousands of girls and women have become sick across the world and a few of them have died in other countries as illustrated by the Dannish documentary “The Vaccinated Girls – Sick and Betrayed”.
Karen, who enjoyed excellent health except for having her appendix surgically removed, received the first Gardasil shot in her high school “Carlos Lozano y Lozano” soon after her 15th birthday (ending 2013). She received the second shot in February 2014. Soon after that and according to her mother Beatriz, Karen became sleepy, suffered from lightheadedness, nausea and vomiting, lost weight and her hands became swollen. She had joint and finger pain and was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Despite receiving medical therapy, her disease progressed and she stopped attending school due to severe pain. She was finishing her school year but was unable to graduate from an educational institution in her hometown Fusagasugá (Cundinamarca).
Karen and her family sought a second opinion from the Pediatric Clínica Colsubsidio in Bogotá, where she stayed for a month until August 01/2014 and where she was diagnosed with lupus, scleroderma and had a pleural / pericardial effusion that required drainage to help her breathe. She complained of shortness of breath and had difficulty to breathe due to fluid accumulation in her lungs and chest wall. At the time, Karen had lost the ability to walk, and could not go to the bathroom nor take a shower by herself. She complained of right-sided pain, the same side where she got the Gardasil shots. She had a relapse in 2015 and was admitted again to the Pediatric Clinica Colsubsidio.
On May 21/2015, Karen had difficulty breathing while at her home in a Fusagasugá (Cundinamarca) and received oxygen therapy in a local institution. She was referred to La Samaritana Hospital in the capitol city in Bogotá, a higher complexity hospital located 100 miles away. She was rushed into the Intensive Care Unit where she developed fatal respiratory failure and was subsequently pronounced dead.
This is the first documented death of a Colombian girl after developing an autoimmune disease triggered by mandatory HPV vaccination. In the Caribbean town of Carmen de Bolivar, at least 517 girls have developed adverse events according to a study carried out by the Colombian National Institute of Health. (carried out in Sep/Oct 2014 -released on Jan 2015). The lead investigator was Dr. Fernando De La Hoz, a prominent epidemiologist, who resigned after concluding that adverse events developed by girls were due to a massive psychogenic disease. Dr. De La Hoz got his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine where he defended his thesis on the Hepatitis B vaccination program carried out in the Colombian Amazon. During his Ph.D. candidacy, none of the vaccinated people developed a massive psychogenic disorder despite less cultural competency from Amazon inhabitants from the mainstream medicalized society.
Although the fluid that accumulated between Karen’s lungs, chest wall and pericardium was massive in quantity; there was nothing ‘psychogenic’ about it. It was due to uncontrolled inflammation triggered by vaccine components either contaminants or the alum-based adjuvant. This disorder is called ASIA, an acronym to mean Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants as originally described by Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld to encompass a wide range of disorders characterized by chronic stimulation of the immune system as observed in siliconosis due to breast implants, Gulf War Syndrome and neuropathy syndromes due to adjuvanted vaccines, macrophage myofascitis that is a granulomatous inflammation at the site of injection in the muscle and sick building syndrome. Just on May/2015, a Colombian colleague of Dr. Shoenfeld, Doctor Juan Manuel Anaya, reported the clinical and genotypic features of 3 Colombian girls who developed inflammatory disorders of the skeleton after having received the quadrivalent Human Papilloma Virus vaccine Gardasil. Prior to this case series, this blog had made the presumptive diagnosis of ASIA syndrome based on testimonies and journalistic reports of symptoms from girls in Carmen de Bolivar.
To further support the lack of a psychosomatic cause to explain Karen’s disease, we need to watch a video she recorded at home prior to the International Women’s Day observed March 8, 2015. In it, we see Karen fully articulate and well in her senses despite the aggressive disease that took her life. She calmly states “We have to be aware it was the human papilloma shot”. At the end of video she warns again: “Daddies, mommies, it’s the shot, and I, as a woman, say NO to the human papilloma vaccine. On this March 8th we’re going to fight for life, let’s say YES to life, and NO to the papilloma vaccine. Why? Because women are sacred and blessed, I love you so much. God….”.
May She Rest in Peace. Que En Paz Descanse.
Acknowledgments: To Mario Lamo for proofreading and making English corrections.
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