A 2011 study published in Human and Experimental Toxicology finds that infant mortality rates regressed against the number of vaccine doses routinely given. The study asks, “Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?”
The U.S. CDC’s current vaccine recommendation for US children is 26 doses for infants less than one year of age. This is the most rigorous vaccine schedule in the world. The researchers in this study used linear regression to examine the immunization schedules and infant mortality rates of the thirty-four developed Nations. The average infant mortality rate for each nation was calculated for five different groups: those that recommended 12-14 vaccine doses, 15-17, 18-20, 21-23, and 24-26 doses. There was a statistically significant correlation between increasing number of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates.
Infant mortality rate is defined as the number of infant deaths per 1000 live births. The infant mortality rate for the US is an abysmal 6.22. Singapore, Sweden, and Japan have an infant mortality rate that is less than half that of the US (2.80).
There were major differences in infant mortality for nations that gave 12-14 doses compared to those that gave 21-23 and 24-26 doses. As of 2009, The top five nations require only 12 vaccine doses in the infant’s first year, compared to 24 doses required by the US. The researchers warrant that “a closer inspection of correlations between vaccine doses, biochemical or synergistic toxicity and infant mortality rates is essential.”
Here are the results for infant mortality rates in the study: 3.36 (95% CI, 2.74–3.98) for nations specifying 12–14 doses (mean 13 doses); 3.89 (95% CI, 2.68–5.12) for 15–17 doses (mean 16 doses); 4.28 (95% CI, 3.80–4.76) for 18–20 doses (mean 19 doses); 4.97 (95% CI, 4.44–5.49) for 21–23 doses (mean 22 doses); 5.19 (95% CI, 4.06–6.31) for 24-26 doses.
The study suggests that increasing vaccine use on infants is actually damaging health outcomes and ratcheting up infant mortality rates, negating the health benefits that singular vaccines provided in the past. Of course, vaccines should never receive full credit for reducing infant mortality in the first place. Mortality rates for any disease dropped before vaccines were introduced. Mortality rates for disease have fallen because of better sanitation, increased availability of nutrition, clean water, and easier access to health care. Americans cannot recall a time when city streets were overrun with human and animal waste, which spread disease. American cannot recall a time before chlorine was used to disinfect water supplies, when food borne and water borne pathogens caused severe diarrhea and dehydration. There is now greater access to nutrition than there has ever been. Americans must also thank their ancestors for exposing themselves naturally to viruses such as measles, mumps, and chickenpox, which provided lifelong immunity, higher antibody levels that boosted herd immunity, and conferred disease-resistant traits through breast milk and epi-genetic factors.
The researchers conclude: “It appears that at a certain stage in nations' movement up the socio-economic scale—after the basic necessities for infant survival (proper nutrition, sanitation, clean water, and access to health care) have been met—a counter-intuitive relationship occurs between the number of vaccines given to infants and infant mortality rates: nations with higher (worse) infant mortality rates give their infants, on average, more vaccine doses. This positive correlation, derived from the data, elicits an important inquiry: are some infant deaths associated with over-vaccination?”
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