All New Zealand samples contaminated.
A few days ago, an American organisation put on their website a copy of a letter sent to the FDA, in which they stated that thirteen samples of Gardasil from Poland, France, Spain, USA, New Zealand and Australia, made in four different Merck factories (USA, Holland, France and CSL Australia) had been tested, and found to contain genetically engineered dna fragments which the purification process failed to remove. Yesterday, a more detailed press release was put onto SANE-Vax's site, which showed samples contaminated with HPV DNA 11 and 18. The New Zealand results can be seen here.
One of the genetically engineered particles found is said to be a genetically engineered syntheticaly constructed gene designed to instruct the yeast or baculovirus cells, to make the HPV-11 outer capsid protein (virus-like particles) for the Gardasil vaccine.
This is the Pubmed site for GenBank Locus SCU55993, which is the picture below, of ONE of the alleged contaminants:
Wavy lines mean nothing to me, and probably nothing to you.
SANE-vax's letter doesn't specifically say what the other contaminants are, but say that the rest of their proof is available for review provided that FDA provides " appropriate safeguards ... to protect the proprietary processes and information utilized by our laboratory to test the samples."
To me, no platitudes and fob-offs on this issue are acceptable.
The first question that comes to mind is,
"Is this a big deal?"
This isn't a quality issue in one factory.
The problem, according to the testing done by SANE-vax shows;
A global manufacturing fault.
A global manufacturing issue relating to vaccine design, process and purity - IS - a big deal.
The next question is: