Vaccination rates vs. infant mortality rates

February 23, 2012

Children and Teens, Vaccination

The United States requires infants to receive a total of 26 vaccines (the most in the world), yet more than six U.S. infants die per every 1,000 live births.

Finally, someone has dared to compare the numbers — vaccination rates vs. infant mortality rates. Then dared to publicly ask the same question some of us have been asking for a long time: How can a nation that spends more on health care per capita than any other country in the world also be home to 28,000 children who die every year before their first birthdays?

The United States requires infants to receive a total of 26 vaccines (the most in the world), yet more than six U.S. infants die per every 1,000 live births. In contrast, Sweden and Japan require 12 vaccines for infants (the least amount in the world), and they report less than three deaths per 1,000 live births.

According to a recent press release: The current study by Miller and Goldman, “Infant Mortality Rates Regressed Against Number of Vaccine Doses Routinely Given: Is There a Biochemical or Synergistic Toxicity?” found a highly statistically significant correlation between the increasing number of vaccine doses and the increasing infant mortality rates. This raises an important question: Would requiring fewer vaccines during infancy reduce the number of infant deaths?

Other study findings: The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other country, yet 33 nations have lower infant mortality rates. Some infant deaths attributed to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may be due to over-vaccination.

Progress on reducing infant mortality rates should include monitoring immunization schedules and recording the official causes of death (to determine if vaccine-related infant deaths are being reclassified). Infant mortality rates will continue to remain high in developing nations that cannot provide clean water, proper nutrition, improved sanitation and better access to health care.

In some cases, it has been revealed that vaccines are not even effective. For example, a mandatory pneumonia vaccination given to people over 65 is soon to be halted by the UK government, on the grounds that the injections do not save lives.

Millions of people were injected with the vaccine, which was supposed to offer a 10-year protection against an infection that causes pneumonia. But independent, expert government advisors say the program has had “no discernible impact” on rates of pneumococcal disease. According to the Daily Mail: “… [T]he protection provided by the vaccine is poor and not long-lasting in older people.”

 

Sources: The Daily Mail May 31, 2011, Press Release May 4, 2011, Human and Experimental Technology May 4, 2011, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) March 16, 2011 and www.mercola.com June 20, 2011.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 30, Number 4, Aug/Sept 2011.

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