There seems to be little investigation into the SIDS phenonmenon, in spite of the fact that it is the leading cause of death in babies born healthy! Could that be because it’s caused by vaccines?
by Heidi Stevenson
In the study documenting higher infant death rates with greater numbers of vaccines(1), the authors also investigated sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). This is a new classification of death for babies found dead for no known reason. It was implemented in 1973.
There seems to be little investigation into the SIDS phenonmenon, in spite of the fact that it is the leading cause of death from 1-12 months of age!
As the authors, Neil Z. Miller and Gary S. Goldman, state:
Prior to contemporary vaccination programs, ‘Crib death’ was so infrequent that it was not mentioned in infant mortality statistics. For the first time in history, most US infants were required to receive several doses of DPT, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines. Shortly thereafter, in 1969, medical certifiers presented a new medical term—sudden infant death syndrome. In 1973, the National Center for Health Statistics added a new cause-of-death category—for SIDS—to the ICD. SIDS is defined as the sudden and unexpected death of an infant which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation.
In other words, babies are dying and no one knows why—at least, officially. Miller and Goldman’s study, though, provides solid information indicating that SIDS is a result of vaccinations.
The Attempt to Hide SIDS
The authors discuss how governments have responded. Initially, SIDS was attributed to babies sleeping on their stomachs—though why that would suddenly cause babies to stop breathing, when it had never been an issue in the past, was never explored. That did appear to result in an 8.6% reduction in SIDS, but it was accompanied by an 11.2% increase in sudden unexplained infant death syndrome (SUIDS).
The authors cite several studies documenting that when fewer SIDS deaths were recorded, other unexplained infant deaths increased, resulting in no significant difference in unexplained infant deaths. They state:
A closer inspection of the more recent period from 1999 to 2001 reveals that the US postneonatal SIDS rate continued to decline, but there was no significant change in the total postneonatal mortality rate. During this period, the number of deaths attributed to
‘suffocation in bed’ and ‘unknown causes,’ increased significantly.
In other words, any apparent decrease in SIDS has been a result of fakery.
Leading Causes of Infant Death
In the United States, SIDS is officially the third leading cause of infant death. However, if you eliminate causes associated with birth defects and low birth weight, it becomes the leading cause of infant death!
The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) most recently published information regarding death rates is for 2008(2). It indicates a total of 28,075 infant deaths. 2,350 are defined as caused by SIDS. That’s 8.4% of the total number of infant deaths.
According to information from studies reported by Miller and Goldman, by 2001 the reported SIDS death rate was 50.9/100,000, but adjusting it for causes that had previously been identified as SIDS, that rate was 75.4/100,000. If we then calculate that the real rate of death from SIDS is 48% higher. That would indicate that the true number of SIDS deaths is 3,478, 12.4% of the total number of infant deaths.
The reality is likely even worse. The authors note that there are several other categories that could include SIDS deaths, including “unspecified viral diseases, diseases of the blood, septicemia, diseases of the nervous system, anoxic brain damage, other diseases of the nervous system, diseases of the respiratory system, influenza, and unspecified diseases of the respiratory system”.
Linking SIDS to Vaccines
The question of what causes SIDS deaths doesn’t generally get examined in any serious manner. Suggesting that it’s the result of babies sleeping on their faces is ludicrous on the surface. When parents put their babies to sleep on their tummies, their faces are turned to the side. Therefore, to be able to suffocate, they must first be able to move their heads enough to turn them face-down into the mattress and blankets. It makes absolutely no sense that a baby able to do that is unable to respond if breathing is hindered. If a baby suffocates while lying on his tummy, then something has happened to keep the baby from reacting. Clearly, it’s farcical to suggest that the problem is incorrectly placing babies on their tummies to sleep!
So what actually does make sense as a cause of SIDS? Miller and Goldman cite studies that have investigated the DPT (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus) vaccine and multiple vaccines that document a strong likelihood of vaccines being the cause.
They cite the Torch study, which shows that:
- 6.5% of SIDS deaths occurred within 12 hours of the DPT vaccination.
- 6.5% died between 12 and 24 hours, for a total of 13% within 24 hours.
- 13% died between 24 hours and 3 days, for a total of 26% within 3 days.
- 15% died between 3 days and 1 week, for a total of 37% within 1 week.
- 24% died between 1 and 2 weeks, for a total of 61% within 2 weeks.
- 9% died between 2 and 3 weeks, for a total of 70% within 3 weeks.
Further, the study noted that most DPT-unvaccincated babies who died of SIDS died during the winter months. However, most vaccinated SIDS deaths happened in association with the 2 and 4 month doses of DPT. The Torch study(3) reported that DPT:
may be a generally unrecognized major cause of sudden infant and early childhood death, and that the risks of immunization may outweigh its potential benefits. A need for re-evaluation and possible modification of current vaccination procedures is indicated by this study.
A study by Walker et al(4) found:
the SIDS mortality rate in the period zero to three days following DPT to be 7.3 times that in the period beginning 30 days after immunization.
A study by Fine and Chen(5) found that the death rate of babies is nearly 8 times greater within the first 3 days of DPT vaccination.
Ottaviani et al(6) investigated the death of a 3-month old baby who suddenly died after a 6-in-1 vaccination. They clearly attributed the baby’s death to the hexavalent vaccine:
Examination of the brainstem on serial sections revealed bilateral hypoplasia of the arcuate nucleus. The cardiac conduction system presented persistent fetal dispersion and resorptive degeneration. This case offers a unique insight into the possible role of hexavalent vaccine in triggering a lethal outcome in a vulnerable baby.
The only thing that appears to have any credible association with SIDS deaths is vaccinations. At this point, we have clear evidence that links DPT and other multivalent vaccines to SIDS, and a strong causative link is also indicated.
In spite of the massive hype claiming that vaccines are saving lives, it has been obvious that most of it is based on false evidence. Most childhood diseases had already diminished to the point of being rare or mild before vaccinations were implemented on a mass scale. It is far more credible to credit better nutrition, safer water supplies, and good sanitation for the decrease in childhood deaths. So, even if it is true that vaccines save lives, it is far less dramatic than the pro-vaccination propaganda.
Clearly, any benefits from vaccines must be balanced against the clear harm that they’re doing.
SIDS accounts by 12.4% of all infant deaths. We have strong evidence that SIDS is caused by vaccines. So, 12.4% of all infant deaths appear to be caused by vaccines. This doesn’t include the other damage done by vaccines, including autism, which is destroying the lives of millions of children around the world and resulting in enormous societal costs, which are only beginning to be recognized as many of these children grow into adulthood without the ability to function in society.
The news media is now full of cases of Big Pharma’s malfeasance. The fraud and manipulation are astounding, and the stench of their corruption in public health agencies is overpowering.
We have seen that the primary study in support of no link between autism and vaccines, the Thorsen study(7), was awash in corruption(8). It is simply inconceivable that the research in support of either vaccine safety or efficacy is credible. Pseudo science, a mockery of genuine scientific research, has marked most of what passes for science in association with Big Pharma.
Until we see honest research into the safety of vaccines—individually, in multivalent combinations, and in terms of the impact of the entire schedule with each additional vaccine—any parents who agree to vaccinate their children are taking risks with their lives that, if this medical system weren’t so corrupt, would be considered child endangerment and result in prison sentences.
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- (1)Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?
- (2)Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2008 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set
- (3)Torch WC. Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) immu-nization: a potential cause of the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). American Academy of Neurology, 34th Annual Meeting, Apr 25-May 1, 1982. Neurology 32(4): pt. 2
- (4)Walker AM, Jick H, Perera DR, Thompson RS, and Knauss TA. Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis immuniza-tion and sudden infant death syndrome. Am J Public Health 1987; 77: 945–951.
- (5)Fine PE and Chen RT. Confounding in studies of adverse reactions to vaccines. Am J Epidemiol 1992; 136: 121–135
- (6)Ottaviani G, Lavezze AM, and Matturri L. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) shortly after hexavalent vaccination: another pathology in suspected SIDS? Virchows Archiv 2006; 448: 100–104.
- (7)Thimerosal and the Occurrence of Autism: Negative Ecological Evidence From Danish Population-Based Data
- (8)First Fraud: Dr. Poul Thorsen and the original “Danish Study”
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