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Sudden Infant Deaths Remain High in the U.S.

Posted: 1/15/2018 12:15:53 PM | with 0 comments


In 2016 the U.S. as a whole registered nearly six infant deaths per 100,000 live births, but rates were as high as 141.1 deaths per 100,000 live births in Arkansas. These rates compare poorly to those in other developed nations. 

There were an estimated 3,700 unexpected infant deaths in the U.S. in 2015, with 1,600 defined as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). There is very little credible information about what causes truly unexplainable infant death, but it is believed to be multifactorial. 

There have been both anecdotal and published reports that Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) may have a causal relationship to vaccination for some babies. Although medical authorities tend to reject the theory that vaccination could lead to infant death, there is anecdotal evidence in the form in innumerable personal stories about infants who were healthy and died suddenly without explanation after vaccination. 

A 2011 study found “a high statistically significant correlation between increasing numbers of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates.” A 2015 analysis by the CDC of deaths following vaccination reported to VAERS found that nearly 80 percent of children who died after vaccination had received more than one vaccination on the same day. 

Correlation may not equal causation, but when between 2,000 and 3,000 babies die every year in the U.S. before their first birthday and their deaths are categorized as SIDS or “unexplained,” the potential association between unexpected infant death and vaccination merits deeper consideration and more thorough scientific investigation.

Read the full story in the NVIC’s online publication The Vaccine Reaction. Listen to Barbara Loe Fisher talk about the relationship between vaccination and infant death in In Memoriam. Learn more about SIDS in Unraveling the Mystery of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Babies May Benefit from Co-Sleeping.

Posted: 1/15/2018 12:15:53 PM | with 0 comments


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