A look at the Link between Vaccines and SIDS
We do not have the data that would definitively answer all questions about links between vaccines and SIDS and other forms of sudden, unexpected death in infancy, but we do have questions. We have very real, and very alarming statistics.
A University of Nevada School of Medicine study, done by Dr. William Torch and published in Neurology in 1982, studied 103 children who died of SIDS. Two-thirds had been vaccinated with DTwP prior to death. 6.5% died within 12 hours; 13 % died within 24 hours; 26% died within 3 days; and 70 % within 3 weeks. Because it takes vaccinations 10-12 days to dissipate in the body, anything after that time, is not seen as vaccine related. 70% of the babies who died of SIDS died within the window of vaccine reaction time.
Japan saw the correlation, and stopped administering vaccines to children under 2 years of age between 1975 and 1988. Their infant mortality rate plummeted. Their rate of vaccine injury also dropped by 90%. In 1988 Japan began allowing vaccines before 2 year of age again. Their mortality and injury rate once again rose.
85% of SIDS cases occur between 1 and 6 months of age, with numbers peaking between 2 and 4 months. 54.9% die between 2 and 4 months, and 84% die before the age of 6 months. The DDT vaccine is given at 2, 4 and 6 months. SIDS was relatively rare prior to the 1950s. When the use of vaccines started to rise, the incidence of SIDS did as well.
Medical researchers have not clearly decided on a list of risk factors. They also don’t have a clear idea how it occurs. How then, can they seem to be so adamant and clear that vaccines don’t cause SIDs? They don’t know what causes it. They don’t know how to prevent it. But they do know that vaccines don’t cause it?
While it is clear that there are possibly many causes for SIDS, it seems equally clear that vaccines could certainly be a contributing factor at least in some, if not all, cases. The rise of SIDs deaths compared to the rise in vaccines, the timing of the vaccines compared to the timing of most SIDs cases seem to warrant further study.
If vaccines are killing our children, don’t you want to know about it?