Crib Death…or Vaccine Death?

by Tedd Koren, D.C.

The mother places her smiling baby in the cradle. Exhausted after a long day she begins to nod off herself. But something isn’t right. The baby is silent–the baby isn’t breathing! She rushes to the crib, picks up the still infant and gives a shake. The baby gasps and cries–blessed crying. The terror subsides into relief, “my baby is all right, my baby is all right.” Ten thousand times a year she doesn’t reach her baby in time.

It’s called crib death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and it’s the second largest cause of infant deaths in the U.S. (congenital malformations are first).

Although the cause of crib death is officially classed as “unknown” disturbing reports have emerged over the years challenging that position. Independent researchers from different countries noticed that babies die of crib death during that period when they receive DPT shots. The reports, buried in journals and ultimately ignored, were termed “coincidence” by medical authorities.

And then in 1985, in Australia, Viera Scheibner, Ph.D., a researcher with over 90 published scientific papers in refereed journals to her credit, was using a computerized breathing monitor to study babies breathing patterns. She discovered: “babies’ breathing was affected in a certain characteristic manner and over a long period of time [40-65 days] following DPT injections….We also learned from the parents of crib death infants that most commonly the child had died after DPT injection,” said Dr. Scheibner.

When the local medical groups reacted angrily to Dr. Scheibner’s discovery she was shocked. “We realized that we had touched a very serious and contentious issue….The resistance we encountered…became the best and most effective goad to us to continue. So I wish to thank those who would not speak out against the silent killer of babies,” said Dr. Scheibner.

Is crib death the same as vaccine death? According to medical historian Harris Coulter, Ph.D., it is impossible to tell the difference between the two. As Dr. Coulter says, “At a vaccination committee meeting in Washington, D.C. where they had a panel of people from about ten countries. I asked, ‘How can you tell the difference between sudden infant death syndrome and death from vaccination?’”

“The Americans simply could not answer the question, but the European representatives were more honest and said, ‘Indeed, there is no way in the world that we can tell the difference between them and it is a very big problem for us.’ It appears that M.D.s invented the term sudden infant death syndrome to explain away the ‘coincidence’ that babies die about the same time they receive vaccines,” says Dr. Coulter.

As if on cue, news arrived from an unexpected quarter. Along with many European countries, Australia made childhood vaccination non-mandatory. When half of the families opted out of the vaccine programs SIDS (crib death) dropped by 50%!

Searching the literature, Dr. Scheibner discovered that when Japan moved the vaccination age to two years in 1975 crib death and infantile convulsions virtually disappeared! Japan then recorded the lowest incidence of infant mortality in the world. (American babies receive their first shot at two months.)

Recently the Japanese government made vaccination under the age of two years an option. Many parents took that option, had their child vaccinated at age 2 months, and crib death is now increasing.

Dr. Coulter is known to many in this field as the co-author (with Barbara Loe Fisher) of DPT: A Shot in the Dark, the first major work revealing the damaging effects of childhood vaccinations. The book is credited with launching the modern anti-vaccination movement. His more recent book, Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality, studies the long-term effects of vaccination and its relationship to conditions such as autism, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and other conditions that barely existed before the advent of mass vaccination programs.

Dr. Coulter claims that vaccines cause encephalitis, or brain inflammation. When it damages the nerves that control breathing crib death results–but not always. If the damage is more mild the child may develop asthma, which along with the above mentioned conditions of childhood, is also increasing dramatically.

Although long denied by medical groups the vaccination-crib death link has been recognized by the National Vaccine Compensation Office in Washington. So far about $500 million has already been awarded to families of vaccine damaged children with about half the money to the parents of children killed by shots. Their death certificates were originally labeled “sudden infant death syndrome of unknown origin” since doctors are loathe to write “vaccine death.” (There are about 4,000 more cases in the pipeline with total compensation in the several billions of dollars. Right now no more money can be awarded, the compensation office is presently bankrupt.)

Realizing that the public and many health professionals are simply not given the larger picture of vaccine damage, Dr. Scheibner studied thousands of journal articles to produce Vaccination, The Medical Assault on the Immune System. This book describes how vaccines are much more dangerous to children than we’ve been led to believe: “Immunisations, including those practiced on babies, not only did not prevent any infectious diseases, they caused more suffering and more deaths than has any other human activity in the entire history of medical intervention. All vaccination should cease forthwith and all victims of their side-effects should be appropriately compensated.” says Dr. Scheibner.

In an interview with Dr. Coulter, this author asked him how, in light of the present findings, the denial of the crib death-vaccine death connection persists. He responded: “I believe that this information will eventually come out; it can’t be denied much longer. It’s just a matter of time”.