A 2011 study compared the infant mortality rate (IMR) of 34 countries to the number of vaccines required by their 2009 national vaccine schedule within the first year of infancy. If vaccines were safe and effective, as the pharmaceutical companies and the CDC claim, the greater the number of childhood vaccines would mean a lower infant mortality rate. But the opposite was found. The study revealed a direct correlation between the number of childhood vaccines and the mortality rate. The more vaccines administered to infants, the higher the infant death rate.
In 2009, the U.S. vaccine schedule called for 26 vaccine doses within the first year after birth, and the infant mortality rate in the U.S. was 6.22 per 1,000. The U.S. had the highest number of infant vaccines of all 34 countries in the study. The report also found that the U.S. had the highest infant mortality rate among all 34 countries. The researchers explained:
Despite the United States spending more per capita on health care than any other country, 33 nations have better IMRs. Some countries have IMRs that are less than half the US rate: Singapore, Sweden, and Japan are below 2.80. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The relative position of the United States in comparison to countries with the lowest infant mortality rates appears to be worsening.”
The infant mortality rate is expressed as the number of infant deaths per 1000 live births. According to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which keeps accurate, up-to-date infant mortality statistics throughout the world, in 2009 there were 33 nations with better infant mortality rates than the United States. The US infant mortality rate of 6.22 infant deaths per 1000 live births ranked 34th.
The researchers broke the countries into five categories based on the number of vaccines routinely given to the children in each country. The researchers then charted the number of vaccines in each quintile against the average mortality rate for those countries. The chart revealed a direct correlation between the number of vaccines and the average infant death rate. The more vaccines administered to infants, the higher the infant death rate.