CDC Vaccination and pregnancy
[See: [2010 Sept] Flu Vaccine Caused 3587 US Miscarriages & Stillbirths]
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Sept. 17, 2010 http://www.progressiveconvergence.com
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CDC allegedly falsifies reports--ignoring up to 3,587 Miscarriages from H1N1 Vaccine
A shocking report from the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) presented data from two different
sources demonstrating that the 2009/10 H1N1 vaccines contributed to an estimated 1,588 miscarriages and stillbirths. A
corrected estimate may be as high as 3,587 cases. NCOW also highlights the disturbing fact that the CDC failed to
inform their vaccine providers of the incoming data of the reports of suspected H1N1 vaccine related fetal demise.
NCOW collected the data from pregnant women (age 17-45 years) that occurred after they were
administered a 2009 A-H1N1 flu vaccine. The raw data is available on the website.
Using the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), including updates through July 11, 2010 as a
second ascertainment source, capture-recapture statistical methods* were used to estimate the true number of
miscarriages and stillbirths following A-H1N1 flu vaccination in the U.S. Typically, even so-called "complete" studies
conducted by the CDC have been shown to miss from 10% to 90% of the actual cases because of under-reporting.
The statistical method employed is an expeditious and cost effective method of attempting to ascertain a
complete count of all cases when two or more ascertainment sources (VAERS and NCOW survey) have failed to collect
all the existing cases. Overall, this approach shows that approximately only 15% of the occurrences of a miscarriage or
stillbirth were actually reported.
The corrected estimate for the total number of 2009-A-H1N1-flu-shot-associated miscarriages and stillbirths
during the 2009/10-flu season is 1,588 (95% goodness-of-fit confidence interval, 946 to 3587). That is, the lower and
upper range-probability of miscarriage and stillbirths due to the H1N1 vaccine was as low as 946 and as high as 3,587.
Eileen Dannemann, Director of NCOW, presented the findings for the second time to Dr. Marie McCormick,
chair of the Vaccine Risk and Assessment Working Group, during the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines
(ACCV) meeting, Sept 3, 2010. Just prior to Ms. Dannemann’s presentation Dr. McCormick, had pronounced that there
were absolutely no H1N1 vaccine-related adverse events in pregnant women in 2009/10, directly contradicting the
evidence publicly available. “This baseless and fallacious assessment by the CDC assessment group” says, Dannemann,
“has given the green light to the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to continue their
recommendation to give the 2010/11 flu shot to all people, including pregnant women. This upcoming 2010/11 flu
vaccine contains the same elements that are implicated in the killing of these fetuses, the H1N1 viral component and the
neurotoxin mercury (Thimerosal). Additionally, it contains 2 other viral strains- a 3 in 1 shot for all people”.
The very next week at the Sept 14th National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) meeting Dr. McCormick,
(despite having been informed on two previous occasions of the VAERS data) pronounced, once again, that there were
no adverse events in pregnant women. At the conclusion of the NVAC meeting, during public comment, Dannemann
submitted the data for the 3rd time and concluded with, “Why hasn’t Dr. McCormick looked in the VAERS data base?”
“She looked where she knew she would not find”, a disquieting thought, Ms. Dannemann, said in retrospect.
Excerpts and adaptation from speech delivered by Eileen Dannemann, Director, National Coalition of Organized Women
Friday, September 3, 2010 to the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) meeting.
“Initially, at the beginning of the H1N1 pandemic consequence management drill there were allegedly 30 maternal deaths. It
was these deaths that the CDC used as the basis to initiate a strenuous and aggressive campaign to vaccinate the pregnant population
with the untested H1N1 vaccine. The CDC ascertained that there were eventually a total of 56 maternal deaths (assuming the fetuses
died with them). Dr. Alicia Siston’s JAMA study (CDC) acknowledged that most of these deaths were ‘unconfirmed’ H1N1 virus
caused deaths despite the fact that the CDC had tests that could have verified, for certain, that these were H1N1 related deaths.
Vaccine-related fetal demise reports from VAERS increased 2,440%--from 7 cases in 2007/8 to 178 in 2009/10. Seventy
deaths reported from another source had 7 overlapping cases with VAERS, yielding 241 unique cases. Simplistically speaking, it
would have been 85 to 192 times safer not to vaccinate from the perspective of the in-utero child.
Considering that the total of 56 maternal deaths in Dr. Alicia’s Siston’s study, allegedly due to the H1N1 virus itself, are
unverified and in light of the overwhelming adverse events reported, we emphasize that inoculating pregnant women with another
untested vaccine containing a combination of components found in the offending 2009 H1N1 vaccine is insupportable. Thus, it must
be argued that the CDC was grossly negligent to fail to inform their vaccine providers of the incoming VAERS data, while providers
blindly followed the CDC “standard of care” guidelines to vaccinate every pregnant woman in 2009/10. Furthermore, in the face of
these findings and the purposeful withholding of these findings by CDC’s Dr. Marie McCormick and her vaccine risk assessment
group, for the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to recommend another iteration of the same vaccine to
pregnant women in 2010/11 may be argued as more than gross negligence -but rather- an act of willful misconduct.
We strongly recommend that the CDC withdraws their continued recommendation to pregnant women, instead, strictly
adhering to the FDA/manufacturers warning on the insert packages that the flu shot not be given to pregnant women unless clearly
needed. As well, we suggest that the CDC advise all Ob/Gyns, vaccine providers and the public this year, of last season’s VAERS
reports on H1N1 vaccine-related fetal deaths” despite the fact that it may be contrary to CDC’s vaccine uptake performance goals”.
*Gary S. Goldman, Ph.D, author of various peer-reviewed medical journal publications, has verified the capture-recapture
(C-R) figures published in the NCOW report. Dr. Goldman previously worked for 8 years as