Story at a glance

  • Despite having access to advanced healthcare and medicine, the United States still holds a high Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) compared to other developed countries.
  • Child mortality rates have dropped significantly during the pandemic, along with the number of vaccines administered.
  • A relationship between the United States’ IMR and its mass vaccination efforts is evident.

Infant mortality rates

The IMR (Infant Mortality Rate) of a country is determined by the number of infants dying before they reach 1 year of age, per 1,000 live births.

IMR’s are closely analyzed to determine the overall population health of a country (access to clean water, appropriate nutrition, and adequate healthcare). For example, third world countries tend to have a higher IMR than developed countries.

The United States is categorized as a developed country as it spends more money on healthcare per capita than any other country (1) but has an IMR that is more than twice as high as the other leading developed countries. For example, Sweden holds an IMR of 2.76, while the United States is at 6.22. (2)

A link to countries and their infant mortality rates can be found, here.

Child mortality rates dropping during the pandemic 

Scientists have uncovered what they believe to be a surprising trend during the pandemic, which is that the child mortality rates have been dropping.

There are many theories circulating as to why this is occurring, but there is evidence it could be linked to the decreased number of vaccinations being administered throughout populations. With offices and clinics closed or allowing limited visitations, along with schools being closed (which means mandated vaccines were ignored), it is no surprise that vaccine distribution has decreased.

Could this contribute to the decreased mortality rate among our children/infants?

A graph which shows the relationship between the pandemic and slowing of administered vaccines can be found, here.

Connecting the dots

The United States’ immunization schedule reveals that an infant receives 26 doses of vaccinations by the time they are 1 years old (3). On the contrast, Sweden’s schedule only requires 12 doses. With Sweden having one of the lowest IMRs and the United States having one of the highest (out of developed countries), it is difficult to ignore the correlation between vaccines and infant deaths.

In 2011, a linear regression was performed to explore this possibility and the results were conclusive. The study states, “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.”(4)

The study entertained the possibility of the number of vaccines infants receive cause biochemical or synergistic toxicity, which in turn causes SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Biochemical/synergistic toxicity is the understanding that combining toxins (vaccines) can induce a lethal cocktail in some recipients. While one toxin can appear to be harmless, the presence of another can amplify the possibility of dangerous results.

Further Discussion

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