Sudden Infant

Death Syndrome (SIDS) 

Healthy babies should not be dying! 

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “the death of an infant less than 1 year of age that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, and whose cause of death is not immediately obvious before investigation.” SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is “the sudden death of an infant less than one year of age that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation is conducted, including a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and a review of the clinical history.” These two occurrences usually remain a mystery.

The latest statistic of infant mortality in the U.S.A. is from 2016. The data showed that there were nearly 6 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Congenital malformations and sudden infant death syndrome accounted for the highest rates of postneonatal deaths.

When compared to other developed nations, the U.S. scored poorly. Japan, for example, had an infant mortality of 2.0 deaths per 1,000 live births. 

The CDC state that there is no link to SIDS and vaccines. They point at studies to rule this out. However, the studies that they reference are not reliable studies. For example, one study ONLY looked at the DTaP vaccine, although children are routinely vaccinated with more than one vaccine in one doctor's visit. What this study did was look at the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) for injuries reported for ages 19 months through 35 months. A computer data analysis program was used to see if any new adverse events were reported to VAERS in comparison to those reported during the vaccine trial. If the adverse event was the same as any seen during the trial, it was not used in the study. So, if a child in the study died with no cause of death and a child during the study died with no cause of death, these deaths were not used in the study. This is why the CDC uses this study as one of the studies to rule out a link between vaccinations and SIDS. First off, this study only looked at ONE VACCINE even though children receive multiple vaccines in one doctor's visit. Second, this study did not look at children younger than 19 months old (which is when most SIDS cases occur). Furthermore, they used a computer data mining program that scanned entries looking for injuries that were not reported AFTER the DTaP was already in market. They then compared them to the injuries reported during trials. If the injuries were the same, they were not included in the study. This study only looked for NEW INJURIES. It is misleading for this study to be used in determining that SIDS is not linked to vaccines. The other studies that the CDC relied on to discount a relationship between SIDS and vaccines were all equally as unreliable. 

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