By Catherine Frompovich
In the just published (May 4, 2011) online journal article, “Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?” in Human and Experimental Toxicology, authors Neil Z Miller and Gary S Goldman state:
“Nations that require more infant vaccine doses tend to have higher infant mortality rates.”
That statement is based upon a study of the infant mortality rate (IMR) in numerous nations that require infant vaccinations. Although the authors agree that clean water, increased nutritional measures, better sanitation, and easy access to health care contribute the most to improving infant mortality rates, they found that vaccines were not a predominate factor in infant survival, but probably contribute to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID).
Their research indicates that even though the United States spends more per capita on healthcare than any other nation, the U.S. comes in at number 34 in the listing of 2009 Infant Mortality Rates, Top 34 Nations. Countries like Iceland, Malta, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and even Cuba ranked better than the U.S.
The data showed a direct correlation between the number of vaccines an infant receives in his/her first year of life and IMR. Singapore ranked first (2.31 IMR); Sweden, second (2.75 IMR); Japan, third (2.79 IMR); Iceland, fourth (3.23 IMR); and France, fifth (3.33 IMR). All these countries in 2009 required only 12 vaccines during a child’s first year of life, whereas the U.S. ranked 34th (6.22 IMR) and mandates 26 vaccines—more than double those countries with lower IMRs. They factored in that the DTaP vaccination has three vaccines given in one shot.