More of our babies die than almost every other western industrialized country. Here’s the data from 2019 Annual Report on America’s Health Rankings. We are number 34 at the bottom. The Slovak Republic, Latvia, and Greece are all better than us. Our infants get the most vaccines, so why do they die at about two and half times the rate of Estonian babies?
U.S. vs Japan vs Finland
Let’s unpack this:
In the United States, infants are required to have 28 vaccines and the U.S. has one of the highest infant mortality rates.
Japan has the lowest infant mortality rate. Japan has no vaccine mandates, instead the country recommends vaccines that are either “routine” (covered by insurance) or “voluntary” (self-pay). Only 22 vaccines are in the “routine” category for infants.
Finland has the second lowest infant mortality rate. Childhood vaccines in Finland are not mandatory.
Mississippi Has Highest Vaccination Rate and Highest Infant Deaths
Within the U.S., Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate of (8.6 deaths per 1,000 live births).
Mississippi also has the highest rate of childhood vaccination because it is one of only two states in the U.S. that does not allow parents a choice regarding vaccines, as a requirement for attending school. Only a medical doctor can provide an exemption. Religious and philosophical exemptions are not allowed.
According to the CDC, Mississippi had the highest childhood vaccination rate in the U.S.
Clearly, vaccines for infants are not solely responsible for infant mortality. Income, access to health care, nutrition, exposure to toxins, and a long list of other factors undoubtedly play a role. However, we are told that vaccine save lives, but countries and states that vaccinate more have more babies die.
Now, those that make their money from vaccines will argue that one has nothing to do with the other and that a connection has not been proven. However, the government has not performed an in-depth study to understand why the highest vaccinated population of infants has the highest death rate. Is it really all just a coincidence?