Vaccines: From mild side effects to cot death

Viera Scheibner now a retired principal research scientist with a doctorate in Natural Sciences is the author of the book ’Vaccination -The Medical Assault on the Immune System’. Her research shows quite clearly the problems associated with these artificial cut off points. Interested in researching and therefore preventing the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) Leif Carlson developed the cot-watch monitor, an instrument that was able to record the breathing patterns of babies whilst asleep, it could also sound an alarm if the pattern indicated undue stress in the child.


Viera Scheibner and Leif Carlson studied the results of these breathing traces and noticed that from the time of trauma, a consistent pattern of stressed breathing would occur, not only at the time of stress but also at periodic intervals afterwards, typically 2-3 days, 1 week and 3 weeks. Many experts working in this field are able to indicate the most likely day of trauma in a child, by studying the recordings of their sleep breathing patterns. Their predictions can be corroborated by the incidence of illness and death at those intervals after trauma.


To her surprise Viera Scheibner found that the day of trauma often coincided with the day of vaccination, when presenting these patterns to other researchers they would also confirm the day of trauma and were similarly shocked to learn that these would often coincide with the day of vaccination. However Viera experienced first hand the reluctance of doctors and other scientists to investigate this further, with many wanting to distance themselves from the implications this may have on vaccine policy. However this led Viera Scheibner to research the whole issue of vaccinations in much greater depth, and years of research culminated in the publication of her book, showing clearly a consistent pattern and the delayed nature of some of the effects of vaccines beyond the time limits set by health authorities.


The subject of ‘cot death’ is a phenomenon that we are told remains a complete medical mystery:


Cot death (sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS) = the sudden unexpected death of an infant less than two years old (peak occurrence between two and six months) from and unidentifiable cause. (Oxford Medical Dictionary)


Investigations of Viera Scheibner uncovered some interesting facts:


Between 1970 and 1974, 37 infant deaths occurred after DPT vaccination in Japan; because of this the doctors in one prefecture boycotted vaccination (Iwasa et al. 1985 and Noble et al. 1987). Consequently, the Japanese Government first stopped DPT vaccination for 2 months in 1975, and, when vaccination was resumed, the vaccination age was lifted to 2 years. Interestingly, not only the entity of sudden death virtually disappeared from vaccine injury compensation claims (only 2 deaths were subject of vaccine injury compensation claims in the 2-year olds compared with 37 in younger children), but the overall infant mortality has improved: Japan zoomed from 17th to first place in infant mortality in the world. This means that Japan moved from a very high bracket to the lowest infant mortality rate in the world (Jenny Scott 1991). Interestingly, Noble et al. (1987) who spent some 2 weeks in Japan studying the acellular whooping vaccine there, wrote that “It is difficult to exclude pertussis vaccines as a causal factor (in sudden infant death) even when other aetiologies are suggested, particularly when the adverse events occur in close temporal association with vaccination”.


Cot death, an event so devastating, a syndrome of which we have virtually no knowledge, and admittedly no definitive proof of a link to vaccine, however, rather than reserve judgement and investigate possible links to vaccines, health authorities feel confident to say that there is no link to vaccines and in spite of the knowledge that cot death and overall infant mortality declined in a country that at one point did not vaccinate below the age of two years.