Why Do Some Babies Die After Vaccines?
A doctor called me awhile back to tell me that a mom in his state lost her 4-month-old.
The baby died a few hours after his 4-month vaccines.
Pediatrician Tells Parents Death Was Just “An Unfortunate Coincidence”
But the baby’s pediatrician told the parents that his death was not vaccine-related. The pediatrician said the baby’s death was caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
The baby’s death was “an unfortunate coincidence,” the pediatrician insisted.
It happened after vaccination, sure, but it was not caused by being vaccinated.
The distraught doctor who telephoned me was feeling unsure, looking for answers, and trying to decide if it was safe to move forward with his own infant’s vaccines.
In fact, he and his wife recently had a baby and they’d been struggling with vaccine decisions. He suspected that the baby’s doctor was wrong and the 4-month-old’s death was not a coincidence.
Cammy Benton, M.D., is the owner of Benton Integrative Medicine in North Carolina.
“When you have your own babies, it starts to feel really personal,” Benton pointed out.
She, too, watched the baby’s death unfold. Benton participated in a local mom’s group and the baby’s aunt had been asking for prayers that day because her nephew, who’d gone to the doctor that morning, was found unresponsive that evening.
Bleeding From Every Orifice
According to his aunt, the baby was bleeding from every orifice, and had swelling on the brain. He was kept alive on life support just long enough for the family to come to the hospital to say goodbye. And then he died.
When Dr. Benton shared the news of the baby’s death in a doctors-only Facebook group to solicit their advice, her colleagues in the group had a variety of reactions:
One offered condolences and concern. Another said it was sad when a baby dies, but that risk was worth it because of the benefits of vaccines, which are done for the greater good. Yet another doctor weighed in, recalling that when she was in training, she saw a previously healthy baby die one the same day she received her 2-month shots. The senior attending physicians, however, forbade her from reporting the baby’s death to VAERS. They said it should not be reported because it was just a coincidence.
Seldom Reported to VAERS
By law, health care practitioners are required to report adverse events occurring within a set time period following vaccination, including deaths, to the CDC.
In reality, they seldom do.
Returning home from a work trip last week, I chanced to sit next to an emergency room doctor on my first flight. He admitted he was seeing patients coming to the ER with vaccine-induced thrombosis thrombocytopenia (VITT), and also cases of cardiac issues after COVID-19 vaccines.
“Have you been filing VAERS reports?” I asked.
“No,” he admitted.
“Have you filed any?” I asked.
“No,” he said again. Not a single one.
Instead of denying the link between vaccines and SIDS, medical doctors and research scientists should be autopsying every infant who dies following vaccination.
What do these babies have in common? Were they exposed to a vaccine “hot lot”? Are they homozygous for MTHFR, which makes it harder for the body to detox? Were they given infant Tylenol, which is also associated with SIDS?
Or do the clues lie in these infants’ vitamin C and vitamin D levels, their electrolyte levels, whether they were breastfed or formula fed, whether they were delivered vaginally or via C-section? Or is the answer, perhaps, in their moms’ prenatal history?
Could Vitamin C Save Babies From Dying?
What we need to figure out is why some babies die after vaccines. And we need to know if these deaths be prevented.
In his research, an Australian medical doctor, Dr. Archie Kalokerinos, found many babies who presented with symptoms similar to the North Carolina baby who died, including unexplained bleeding and brain swelling.
When trying to figure out why, Dr. Kalokerinos discovered that many were suffering from undiagnosed scurvy, and that they could often be treated with high doses of vitamin C.
Kalokerinos won the Australian Medal of Merit in 1978 for using high dose vitamin C to help drastically lower the infant mortality rate among poor Aborigines.
Three years later, in 1981, he published a book called Every Second Child. He felt so strongly about sharing his findings that he literally gave the book away to anyone willing to read it. It’s no longer in print but a Kindle edition is available.
Years later, in 2004, a study was published in the journal Medical Hypotheses, “Elevated blood histamine caused by vaccinations and Vitamin C deficiency may mimic the shaken baby syndrome.” According to that hypothesis:
“The findings of subdural hematoma and retinal hemorrhages in infants, without any documented history of major trauma, do not always indicate child abuse. A combination of ascorbate depletion and the injection of foreign proteins can cause a very high blood histamine level, leading to capillary fragility and venular bleeding. This can be prevented by the administration of vitamin C.”
Some babies who become vaccine injured may be vitamin C deficient; others may be vaccinated when they are already sick, so their bodies have used up its reserves of vitamin C. Then, perhaps, it is the round of vaccines that pushes them over the edge.
High-dose vitamin C as a treatment for vaccine injury is both inexpensive and safe. Why not try it?
A Safer Way to Vaccinate?
All of this begs the question: Is there a safer way to vaccinate our children? Perhaps the answer lies in waiting until a baby’s brain has had more time to develop so it is less vulnerable to assaults, as one Yale University vaccine developer recommends.
I also believe we need to take unnecessary vaccines, like the newborn and infant series of the hepatitis B vaccine, off the childhood schedule.
In addition, scientists should work to develop cleaner vaccines. Our children should only be given vaccines that are free from harmful chemicals like glyphosate, as well as from known neurotoxins like aluminum.
Finally, perhaps exclusively breastfed babies who are not going to daycare can delay vaccination. Maybe they don’t need childhood vaccines until they go to school. Or maybe they don’t need them at all.
In the meantime, as J.B. Hanley, author of How to End the Autism Epidemic, once said to me, it’s imperative to identify “red flag children.”
These are children, like his son Jamie, who are most susceptible to being severely injured by vaccines. These children cannot safely be vaccinated and should not receive any vaccines.
Compassion Not Cold Shoulders
The death of any baby is devastating. And death from vaccine-injury is just as tragic as death from vaccine-preventable disease.
As Cammy Benton pointed out, if medical doctors care about keeping everyone safe and healthy then they must show compassion, not contempt, for parents whose children have died or become permanently disabled because of vaccines.
Doctors who expect blind cooperation must not turn away when a patient in their care is harmed in the name of the “greater good.”
Parents whose infants and small children are injured by vaccines deserve to be awarded purple hearts for public health by their doctors, not cold shoulders.
Jennifer Margulis is an award-winning science journalist and book author. Support independent journalism by becoming a paid subscriber to Vibrant Life.
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