Neil Z. Miller and Dr. Gary Goldman wrote an important vaccine study that was recently published in a peer-reviewed journal. This study found statistically significant correlations between international immunization schedules and infant mortality rates: nations that require the most vaccines for their babies tend to have higher (worse) infant mortality rates. This study also found a biologically plausible explanation for this counter-intuitive correlation: the potential for synergistic toxicity due to over-vaccination and the misclassification of baby deaths as SIDS and other non-vaccine causes.
For Immediate Release:
Developed nations that require the most vaccines for babies
tend to have the highest infant death rates
September 2011 -- A new study, published in Human and Experimental Toxicology, a prestigious journal indexed by the National Library of Medicine, found that developed nations with higher (worse) infant mortality rates tend to give their infants more vaccine doses. For example, the United States requires infants to receive 26 vaccines (the most in the world) yet more than 6 U.S. infants die per every 1000 live births. In contrast, Sweden and Japan administer 12 vaccines to infants, the least amount, and report less than 3 deaths per 1000 live births.
The current study by Miller and Goldman, "Infant Mortality Rates Regressed Against Number of Vaccine Doses Routinely Given: Is There a Biochemical or Synergistic Toxicity?" (available here), found "a high statistically significant correlation between increasing number of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates." This raises an important question: Would fewer vaccines administered to infants reduce the number of infant deaths? The authors concluded that "closer inspection of correlations between vaccine doses, biochemical or synergistic toxicity, and infant mortality rates, is essential. All nations -- rich and poor, advanced and developing -- have an obligation to determine whether their immunization schedules are achieving their desired goals."
Other study findings:
* The United States spends more per capita on healthcare than any other country yet 33
nations have better infant mortality rates.
* Some infant deaths attributed to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may be
vaccine-related, perhaps due to over-vaccination.
* Progress on reducing infant deaths should include monitoring immunization schedules
and official causes of death (to determine if vaccine-related infant deaths are being
* Infant mortality rates will remain high in developing nations that cannot provide clean
water, proper nutrition, improved sanitation, and better access to health care.
Download the entire study:
Miller-Goldman Study (PDF)
Miller-Goldman Study (PubMed)
Neil Z. Miller: neilzmiller at gmail [dot] com
Gary S. Goldman: pearblossominc at aol [dot] com
Funding Acknowledgment: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. Open Access: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) donated $2500 and Michael Belkin donated $500 (in memory of his daughter, Lyla) for open access to the journal article (making it freely available to all researchers). NVIC is dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education.