Spinning the SIDS numbers

The spin doctor is in! SIDS rates are declining and actually fell 90% in 2001. That’s big news and that’s what they want you to believe. But a closer inspection of infant deaths shows that the same period had a significant rise in infant deaths attributed to ‘suffocation in bed’ and ‘unknown causes.’ In fact, the total post-neonatal mortality rate has hardly changed at all. Today, the trend is for the death-certifier (who previously classified these incidences as SIDS death) to call it ‘suffocation,’ or ‘unknown’ or ‘unspecified death’. The Back to Sleep campaign dropped the SIDS rates by 8.6% but raised the ‘suffocation in bed’ incidences by 11.2% – (along with bringing on yet another disorder: flat head syndrome). Dr. William Torch of the University of the Nevada School of Medicine reports that, out of 103 children’s death from SIDS, two-thirds of them died within three weeks of having been immunized with DPT vaccine. On a related note, did you know that a mere 100 mg a day of vitamin C given to an infant prevents SIDS?

You can make any numbers look great with the right spin. ;-)

You can make any numbers look great with the right spin. 😉

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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