Good News! Infant Mortality is Down!

infant mortality down

Across the world, there is a lot of doom and gloom when it comes to health. However, there has been some good news, specifically related to infants. It has been observed by doctors in the USA that there have been fewer infant mortalities compared to before the 'coronavirus' hit.

 

A recent book which details this is titled 'Health Choice, Lessons From The Lockdown, Why Are So Fewer Children Dying' states:

 

"Starting in early March, expected deaths began a sharp decline, from an expected level of around 700 deaths per week to well under 500 by mid‐April and throughout May. As springtime in America came along with massive disruptions in family life amid near universal lockdowns, roughly 30% fewer children died. 

 

Was this a protective effect of school closures? Were teenagers getting themselves into risky situations at a lower rate? No. There was very little effect among school age children or adolescents. (3) 

Virtually the entire change came from infants. Somehow, the changing pattern of American life during the lockdowns has been saving the lives of hundreds of infants, over 200 per week.'

 

Causation? When infants die, the cause is frequently some form of congenital condition or birth defect. Sadly, accidents and homicides are frequent causes as well. There are however, frequent cases in which previously healthy infants die unexpectedly. These deaths are usually classified as “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome” or SIDS. According to the CDC, SIDS deaths are one of the two largest causes of death among infants aged 1 month to 1 year. (7) 

 

We have no specific data on the trend in SIDS deaths
during the pandemic. We have, however, heard
anecdotal reports from emergency room (ER) doctors
suggesting some have observed a decline in SIDS. One
doctor who says he might see 3 cases of SIDS in a typical
week has seen zero cases since the pandemic and associated lockdowns began. 

 

What has changed during this period that might have such an effect? Are infant deaths not being recorded? Are parents taking better care of their families while working remotely and their children are not going to school? There are many possible hypotheses about the infant death decline. 

 

One very clear change that has received publicity is that public health officials are bemoaning the sharp decline in infant vaccinations as parents are not taking their infants into paediatric offices for their regular well‐baby checks. In the May 15 issue of the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a group of authors from the CDC and Kaiser Permanente reported a sharp decline in provider orders for vaccines as well as a decline in paediatric vaccine doses administered. (8) These declines began in early march, around the time infant deaths began declining."

 

drop in infant deaths due to coronavirus

It's clear then, from this analysis, that there is a clear link between infant mortality and vaccinations. The irony of this, is that the coronavirus has potentially saved the lives of thousands of children across the world, because American parents aren't the only parents who have been skipping the vaccinations!

 

You download the book here if you'd like to read further into it.

 

There is also a video on this, which you may find interesting.

 

Further research in vaccinations can be found here.

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