Infant Vaccine Deaths -
But Who's Counting? (No news is NOT good news.)
on 1998 figures due to duplicate reports under different VAERS
any more are discovered, additional corrections will be made.
"The benefits of vaccination
outweigh the risks." How often have you heard that?
"there is no evidence vaccination causes X"?
Well, it would be nice if it
But it is not. There is
against vaccines and plenty of it. Unfortunately, vaccine "experts,"
who often represent vaccine makers or otherwise serve to gain from
sales, hide the evidence by failing to consider, review or publicize
However, seek and ye shall
I sought, and I have found.
In 1986, Congress mandated
adverse events following vaccination be reported to the Vaccine Adverse
Reporting System (VAERS).
Looking for deaths of infants, in the now over 100,000
adverse reactions reported to
VAERS between mid 1990 and the end of 2000,
I learned some very disturbing things,
including that a surprisingly high number of infant deaths were
For instance, there were 88
deaths reported for
infants receiving vaccines in 1998
in the United States during that period, with most of them occurring
within days of
vaccination. (To read most of the actual 1998 cases included in
this analysis, click
here. For cases added so far for other years, click
Among those 88 infants that
died, the following
"temporal" associations occurred:
39% of the infant deaths, or
them, occurred by the day following vaccination.
55% of the infant deaths, or
them, occurred by the 3rd day.
72% of the infant deaths, or
them, occurred by the 6th day.
This may not be proof, but it
heck is evidence. Clearly, such "temporal" associations should
not be cavalierly dismissed.
Unfortunately, however, 88 is
the whole story.
FDA commissioner David
Kessler has said that,
according to one study, 1% of serious drug reactions are
reported to the FDA.
testified that in their experience, a passive system (which is what
results in around 2%, regardless of seriousness.
I don’t know what percent of actual vaccine
associated adverse reactions are reported.
I do know that parents are being told by their doctors that even
within hours are not related, and are being discouraged from filing
Although reporting is required, there is a great deal of
doing so. Consequently it is
certainly possible that only 1-2% of serious adverse vaccine associated
reactions are reported to
could all this mean? Hundreds, even thousands, of infants could
each year within days of receiving one or more vaccinations.
you kind of wonder if the benefits of vaccinating really do out weigh
don't we know for sure how many infants have died within days or weeks
do we allow anything less than 100% reporting of serious
reactions? How many infant and other deaths are occurring as a
vaccination that we don't know about and may never know
do we allow the fact that virtually all infants are vaccinated become
for the "experts" to label these vaccine-associate deaths as merely
coincidence and reject them out of hand, when they should instead be
further compelling reason to compare the vaccinated to the "never
vaccinated", in order to determine if there is, in fact, increased
incidence of these adverse events among the vaccinated?
When are vaccines going to not only
a possible cause, but the most
likely culprit, as should be the case when
a drug is "temporally associated" with an adverse event?
don't we insist upon meaningful follow-up of serious adverse
reactions, including biologic and properly controlled
When are we going to start demanding the kind of research that all this
"anecdotal" evidence screams for?
As has been said many times before,
"absence of evidence is not evidence of absence". When are we
stop accepting relatively unstudied reactions as such? When are
we going to stop allowing the
"experts" to continue pulling the wool over our eyes? (Fool me once,
shame on you.....)
When are we going to start paying
growing evidence against vaccines?
When are we going to stop letting
Data reported re: infant deaths
should include all deaths reported by the end of 2000. Additional 1998 infant deaths,
reported later, are not included,
however. All other
years are incomplete, and do not, as yet, include all infant deaths
VAERS by the end of 2000.