Studies Prove That Thousands Of Babies Are Dying From Vaccine Induced Cot Death

by Christina England

December 14, 2010

For many years governments and medical professionals around the world have been fully aware that babies can and do die from adverse reactions to vaccination. Many government and medical websites however, forcefully repeat that there is no clear factual evidence of the causal link with vaccines and sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. This is totally incorrect and misleading. The numbers of such vaccines deaths have never been truthfully reported, despite freely available published information. Valdes-Dapena (1967. Sudden and unexpected deaths in infancy: a review of the world literature 1954-1966) wrote:

"Sudden and unexpected death in infancy, in the United States alone, accounts for the loss of 15,000 to 25,000 human lives annually".

Baraff LJ et al (1983) Possible temporal association between diphtheria-tetanus toxoid-pertussis vaccination and sudden infant death syndrome Pediatr Infect Dis. 1983 Jan-Feb;2(1):7-11. PMID: 6835859; UI: 83169234. wrote:

"Because diphtheria and tetanus toxoids pertussis (DTP) vaccine is routinely given during the period of highest incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), this study was undertaken to determine if there is a temporal association between DTP immunization and SIDS. Parents of 145 SIDS victims who died in Los Angeles County between January 1, 1979, and August 23, 1980, were contacted and interviewed regarding their child's recent immunization history. Fifty-three had received a DTP immunization. Of these 53, 27 had received a DTP immunization within 28 days of death. Six SIDS deaths occurred within 24 hours and 17 occurred within 1 week of DTP immunization."

In the magazine Here's Health, March 1980 in an article called The Whooping Cough Vaccination Professor Gordon T Stewart wrote:

"There is no doubt in my mind that in the UK alone some hundreds, if not thousands, of well infants have suffered irreparable brain damage needlessly and that their lives and those of their parents have been wrecked in consequence.

There are also, to my certain knowledge, a number of deaths after vaccination in the UK and the USA which await explanation. I see no use or justification for this kind of medical policy, and I think that the use of pertussis vaccine should be discontinued until, by better research or a better vaccine, these doubts are resolved."

Harris L. Coutler SIDS and Seizures 1996 wrote:

"Crib death" was so infrequent in the pre-vaccination era that it was not even mentioned in the statistics, but it started to climb in the 1950s with the spread of mass vaccination against diseases of childhood. It became a matter of public and professional concern and even acquired a new name, "sudden infant death of unknown origin,." or, for short, SIDS" Kalokerinos"

The list of articles, papers and studies go on and on.

Generally accepted statistics show that the majority of SIDS (cot death) infants die at the age of two to four months of age. Very few of these babies are below the age of two months. The government document SIDS Facts states:

"SIDS is the unexplained death of a baby under 1 year of age. Most SIDS deaths happen between 2 and 4 months of age. The number of babies dying of SIDS dramatically drops after 6 months of age."

In fact, statistics show that 80% of all SIDS die between 2 and 4 months. Amazingly 90% of all SIDS die under the age of 6 months.

Most children begin routine vaccinations at the age of 2 months, when they have Rotavirus, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Pneumococcal, and Inactivated Poliovirus. After the age of 6 months there are no further vaccinations until the age of 13 months. These facts are highly significant and yet somehow completely overlooked by present day governments and medical establishments.

In 1985-1986 Cotwatch, a pioneering true breathing monitor, was developed by Dr Viera Scheibner and her late husband Leif Karlsson (a Swedish electronics engineer specialising in patient monitoritng systems). A 'true breathing monitor' is different from other standard breathing monitors in that it's electronics separates the babies heart beat and breathing and only the breathing delayed the alarm. This is unlike all other monitors which take any movement as breathing.

Dr Scheibner says that this is the difference between life and death: the realities of stress response are that breathing stops first, while the heart is still beating. You must get an alarm before the heart stops in order to resuscitate the baby.

Previously researchers studying SIDS believed that babies were dying because of 'an inborn fault in the breathing control centre in the brain'. The breathing control centre of the brain is in the respiratory centre located in the lower part of the brain stem called the medulla oblongata. This regulates a persons breathing rhythm when they inhale and exhale.

Researchers have also studied the carotid body. The carotid body is a small "body" of tissue rich in capillaries, at the spot the carotid artery branches in the neck. These contain cells that sense the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in blood and from which messages are dispatched to the medulla (in the brain) to regulate the heart rate. They established increased levels of dopamine and serotonin demonstrating increased stress response.

Dr Scheibner says:

"It is interesting, and even laudatory, to study carotid bodies and other aspects of physiology, however, it all boils down to one thing: iatrogenic disease. Orthodox medicine with its toxic medications and often deadly ´preventatives´ is creating more and more disease. A pandemic of chronic ill health, immunoreactive and autoimmne diseases (asthma, allergies, diabetes, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, leukaemia, brain, bone, lung and many other cancers), cardio-vascular and renal diseases, behavioural and learning problems, you name it, starts right in the early childhood with the unnecessary vaccinations. Billions are spent on research and development of new antibiotics and other drugs which would be quite unnecessary if the iatrogenic causes of so called modern diseases were recognised. Medical industry should not be a growing industry requiring more and more hospitals full of sick people. It should be a diminishing industry if it was doing its job properly. The Medicare system in Australia is as good as it gets, however, it is overburdened, overstretched and overused; admittedly, some 20% of all hospital admissions are for medication reactions.!"

Shortly after the Cotwatch studies were completed, Dr Viera Scheibner retired as a principle research scientist for the Department of Mineral Resources New South Wales. At this time, both Dr Scheibner and her husband were pro-vaccination. The evidence that the Cotwatch monitor revealed, changed Dr Scheibner's views about vaccination for ever. She has now dedicated her life to finding the truth about vaccines and vaccination. Dr Scheibner has since become a lecturer, an author and expert witness specialising in vaccine dangers, shaken baby syndrome (often caused by vaccines) and cot death.

The Cotwatch true breathing monitor

Cotwatch consisted of a box with the electronics and a sensor pad positioned under the infant´s mattress. No electrodes were attached to the baby so the baby had the full freedom of movement at all times. The soon developed Microprocessor Cotwatch monitor produced computer printouts of babies´ breathing patterns in the form of histograms and/or bar charts.

Microprocessor Cotwatch recorded the events in breathing: apnoeas and hypopnoeas. Apnoeas are pauses in breathing and up to a certain time limit (20 seconds) are normal. Hypopnoeas are episodes of shallow, below 5% of the normal unstressed breathing volume, breathing which represents a stress-induced breathing pattern. The events were logarithmically weighted (WAHD = weighted apnoea/hypopnoea density). The alarms indicated when the apnoeas and hypopnoeas occurred at and above 20 seconds duration; Scheibner and Karlsson called them warning alarms. Other doctors and researchers studying SIDS had consistently failed to achieve meaningful results because they had considered all alarms that happened when babies did not stop breathing as false alarms.

When Scheibner and Karlsson studied the charts they noticed that whenever the babies had had a vaccination the charts began to show clusters of stress induced breathing pattern, which followed the pattern of what they called critical hours and days.

This proved conclusively that it was the vaccines that were causing the babies to have periods of stress-induced breathing.

In 1991 Dr Viera Scheibner was invited to present the results of the data collection on babies breathing with Cotwatch breathing monitor to the Second National Immunisation Conference (Canberra, May 27-29; "Evidence of the association between non-specific stress syndrome, DPT injections and cot death": 90-91). She published a more detailed report in Journal of ACNEM (2004; 23 (3): 1-5. Dynamics of critical days as part of the dynamics of non-specific stress syndrome discovered during monitoring with Cotwatch breathing monitor). This information has been freely available ever since. It is even referenced on Wikipedia

Dr Scheibner reflects:

"It was clear to me that even some pro-vaccination paediatrician in Australia realised and recognised that we were showing THE EVIDENCE of the causal link between vaccinations and SIDS. That´s why they did not want Cotwatch to warn the parents. You would be surprised how many were telling us "Keep up the good work, You are looking in the right direction".

In 1986-1989, the years of the Cotwatch development and research, the babies were only given the DPT and the Oral Poliovirus. Now the babies are having far more vaccinations.

The Cotwatch monitor was a properly and appropriately tested battery equipment listed with the TGA or Therapeutic Goods administration. Leif died in 1994. Sadly because one needs an engineer when one is distributing a monitor, Dr Scheibner had de-listed Cotwatch when Leif Karlsson died. Since Leif had interlocked the electronics, instead of opting for an unaffordable patent, the secrets of the Cotwatch monitor died with him.

The Critical Days Explained

In her article Dynamics of critical days as part of the dynamics of non-specific stress syndrome discovered during monitoring with Cotwatch breathing monitor Dr Scheibner describes the critical days through a series of charts and histograms. These describe the breathing patterns of babies before and after the routine vaccinations. In her research, every baby was its own control; one must know what the stress level was in breathing before and after vaccination in the same baby.

It is obvious that even though baby one reacted much more than baby two, the flare ups of stressed breathing followed the same pattern of critical days, the most important of these being day 2, after which day the stress level went down and started rising again between days 5 and 7, then the stress level subsided and started rising again between 14 and 16 days, subsided again and rose again between 19-24 days, after which days it subsided and rose again towards the 24th day and so on, following closely the pattern of alarms as recorded by a mother of one baby (Figure 1). Days 10 and 11 also emerged in babies who reacted strongly, such as baby one.

Days 46-47 are also critical, as seen in high level of alarms in Figure 1. Higher numbers of SIDS (cot death) cases were reported 6-7 weeks after vaccination.

Fig 1 shows pattern of alarms of one baby, as recorded by his mother for 5 ½ months; we can see clearly that there were hardly any alarms for three weeks before the first vaccination. Two days after the first DPT and polio vaccines, the breathing pattern changed dramatically. The alarms followed closely the critical days as recorded with the microprocessor Cotwatch.

Fig 3 shows 3 charts. Chart 1 and 2 compares two babies over 17 days after DPT and OPV vaccinations. Again we see the same stress-induced breathing pattern emerging along the critical days.

The third chart 3 of fig 3, is of 41 babies (reported in medical literature) who died after the vaccinations; the day by day distribution these deaths clearly follows the pattern of critical days.

We must appreciate that this study was not originally carried out to determine whether or not vaccinations affected a babies breathing. This was something unexpected that resulted from the outcome of these studies. This is why this study is so unique and very valuable when looking into the mysteries surrounding SIDS.


Pro vaccination governments and the medical establishment have known that vaccines are causing babies to die from cot death since 1950s. They have been told repeatedly and presented with data from professionals like Dr Scheibner for many years. However, instead of looking into these justifiable professionals concerns, examining the data and acknowledging the problem, they discuss findings at secret meetings between themselves and choose to ignore them.

On 10th June 1976 a meeting took place with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, Central Health Service Council, Scottish Health Service Planning Council. Written in section 1 point 7 of the minutes marked 'not for publication' it reads:

"In every case where vaccination or immunization is carried out the motive is to protect the health and welfare of the individual. Total eradication of a disease is secondary factor although this is the most effective protection of all. But as with virtually all medical procedures, vaccination and immunization involve a very small degree of risk; and in very rare cases serious "adverse reactions", including death and permanent brain damage, can ensue."

Full papers can be found here Kew Archives in file MH 15H 1 157 you will need to order.

The statement above falls down on two counts:

1.If the governments are aware that the vaccination is unsafe and are being presented with material which suggests this; then they are not protecting the health and welfare of either the individual and/or the nation.

2.No disease has ever been eradicated by vaccination.

Dr Scheibner once said:

"I did not find it difficult to conclude that there is no evidence whatsoever that vaccines or any kind are effective in preventing the infectious diseases they are supposed to prevent. Further, adverse effects are amply documented and are far more significant to public health than any adverse effects of infectious diseases. Immunizations 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. It will be decades before the mopping-up after the disasters caused by childhood vaccination will be completed."

In a letter from Professor Gordon T Stewart written to Mr P Allen the Secretary of the Committee on Safety of Vaccines UK on the 13th February 1980. The Lies Governments Tell When It Comes To Vaccines he wrote:

"In reply to yours of 11th February, I am sorry to say that I do not agree with you that there is nothing more that can or should be done; Let me say again that the important matter confronting us is the safety of the vaccine. It is not in the public interest to withhold additional information relating to the safety of a vaccine, which has come to our attention as a result of a collaborative programme and which is highly germane to our report."

The letter continued to say:

"The situation changed when Dr Pollock, saw fit to assure the public on more than one occasion that the vaccine was ´perfectly safe´, that fears which had been expressed were groundless and that parents and doctors could therefore use it without fear. The reassuring statements issued by Sir Charles Stuart-Harris and Professors Dudgeon and Miller were in the same vein, although the NCES to which they refer is nowhere near completion"

Then the letter says (and this is worst part):

"This was so much at variance with what, by that time, our Committee knew to be the case that a caution if not a corrective statement was certainly called for. The lack of a corrective statement amounts to a repetition of the same dismal history which caused the problem in the first place and led to the Ombudsman to blame your department in no uncertain terms."

The Australian doctor, Dr Archie Kalokerinos wrote about the SIDS issues in his book "Every second child" (foreword by Linus Pauling, PhD) (Keats Publishings Inc. New Canaan, Connecticut). Initially, Kalokerinos was perplexed as to why so many aboriginal babies were dying suddenly and apparently without any obvious reason.

Dr Kalokerinos decided to study why the death rate had doubled within a short span of time in 1970. In some areas it looked as if it would reach, 500 babies dying per 1,000. Pondering on what could be causing the problem Kalokerinos remembered that mass vaccination was due to take place and this worried him. He knew that a health team would sweep into the area, line up all the Aboriginal babies and infants and immunize them. There would be no examination, no taking of case histories, no checking on dietary deficiencies. He knew from experience that many of the infants would have colds and he knew that some would die within hours from acute vitamin C deficiency precipitated he believed by the immunization. Others would suffer immunological insults and die later from "pneumonia", "gastroenteritis", or "malnutrition".

Dr Kalokerinos said:

"At first it was just a simple clinical observation. I observed that many infants, after they received routine vaccines like tetanus, diptheria, polio, whooping cough or whatever, became ill. Some became extremely ill, and in fact some died. It was an observation, It was not a theory. So my first reaction was to look at the reasons why this happened. Of course I found it was more likely to happen in infants who were ill at the time of receiving a vaccine, or infants who had been ill recently, or infants who were incubating an infection. Of course in the early stages of incubation there is no way whatsoever that anyone can detect the disease. They turn up later on. Furthermore, some of the reactions to the vaccines were not those that were listed in the standard literature.

They were very strange reactions indeed. A third observation was that with some of these reactions which normally resulted in death I found that I could reverse them by giving large amounts of vitamin C intramuscularly or intravenously. One would have expected, of course, that the authorities would take an interest in these observations that resulted in a dramatic drop in the death rate of infants in the area under my control, a very dramatic drop. But instead of taking an interest their reaction was one of extreme hostility. This forced me to look into the question of vaccination further, and the further I looked into it the more shocked I became. I found that the whole vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax. Most doctors are convinced that they are useful, but if you look at the proper statistics and study the instance of these diseases you will realise that this is not so."

Lisa Blakemore-Brown Independent Psychologist, specialising in Autism and ADHD wrote on the BMJ Rapid Responses the following:

"If a group of people collapse after eating, say, Lemon Sole,in a particular restaurant, it would be ludicrous for those responsible to wave a hand over the problem saying that millions of people eat Lemon Sole every day and there are no problems. Health and Safety officials will get straight to the point of the issue and look at the fish in the restaurant, look at the individuals, test findings in the lab."

Blakemore-Brown has a point. If many thousands of people died after consuming food in a particular restaurant, the world would be outraged if health and safety brushed the concerns of the professionals aside. However, the governments are doing exactly this. Many professionals have what they believe to be concrete evidence that vaccinations have been causing babies to die and yet their fears and evidence is being pushed aside. Instead of facing the problems and looking into the data being presented, the governments of the world choose to hide behind closed doors whilst they conduct secret meetings. They are ignoring the fact that children are dying after receiving the vaccines that are meant to protect them. The proof has been there for many years. The legacy of Cotwatch studies should be headed.