Here we see a tragic situation, one which is sensitive and seriously painful to parents unfortunate enough to be part of these sad statistics. Yet there is no excuse for shying away from questions which need to be asked, are being asked, and are far from being resolved.
Reference: Red Nose Day – Friday 24th June 2016
Red Nose Day is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities help to provide vital services and programs to the Australian community.
Enormous efforts are being addressed to fund-raising for research and parent support related to SIDS. Significant reductions in SUDI deaths are being claimed ” DECREASE IN THE RATE OF SUDI DEATHS 1989-2014, 80% ” [ http://www.sidsandkids.org/wp-content/uploads/SIDS578_Fast_Facts_Document_Update_2016HR-SidsR.pdf] and yet 3,500 deaths are still acknowledged for current years, most of which have no established cause.
” In Australia each year over 3,500 families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, either through stillbirth or during the first month of life, from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SIDS or fatal sleeping accidents), SUDC (sudden unexpected death in childhood) or accident. ”
Sadly, for many of these deaths there is no known cause. For example, more than half the deaths of unborn babies during the last 8 weeks of pregnancy each year are unexplained. [[http://www.sidsandkids.org/ ]
This lack of satisfactory research results is surely questionable in this super-technological era, with substantial resources available.
Which leads to a valid question as to whether serious consideration is being given to vaccines, known to have serious side-effects, as a possible contributing factor. If not, why not!
An internet search ” vaccines and SIDS ” returns a wealth of relevant information, from “both sides” but predominately from the ‘valid question’ of probable links. [https://duckduckgo.com/?q=vaccines+and+SIDS&t=ffnt&ia=web]
A couple of examples:
The hepatitis B vaccine is given to U.S. infants at birth. But there is impressive evidence that for a preventive measure, hepatitis B vaccine is remarkable for the frequency, variety, and severity of complications from its use.
Routine use of the hepatitis B vaccine for all newborns began in 1992, and according to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), operated jointly by the CDC and FDA, there were 36,788 officially reported adverse reactions to hepatitis B vaccines between 1992 and 2005. Of these, 14,800 were serious enough to cause hospitalization, life-threatening health events or permanent disabilities.
And 781 people were reported to have DIED following hepatitis B vaccination — and this is likely an underestimate because only a fraction of the serious health problems, including deaths, following vaccination are ever acknowledged due to a lack of public awareness about how to recognize signs and symptoms of vaccine reactions.
Vaccine adverse events are substantially under-reported—some [estimate by as much as 90 percent—even though the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 mandated that all doctors and other vaccine providers report serious health problems, including hospitalizations, injuries and deaths following vaccination.
This is exactly what has happened with the publication of a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics titled ,”Adverse Events following Haemophilus influenzae Type b Vaccines in the Vaccine Adverse Event ReportingSystem, 1990-2013,” wherein CDC and FDA researchers identify 749 deaths linked to the administration of the Hib vaccine, 51% of which were sudden infant death linked to the administration of Hib vaccine.
Of course there a number of denials of such links, but they seem to be in the minority. The several other vaccine types are certainly not above consideration. Readers have the opportunity to assess these links for themselves.
Surely, there is no reason to dismiss these questions as unreasonable, nor reason to accept that the “science is settled”, nor reason to justify acceptance that vaccines play no part in the SIDS equation, nor reason to not thoroughly, scientifically research these issues!
From moral and ethical viewpoints, the current situation can reasonably be gauged as unacceptable!