A sweet child died. Our hearts ache for his parents and beat furiously against the media spin. This child received four month vaccinations two days prior to his death. It is so easy to blame this on some anonymous, alleged villain running around spreading meningitis into the air. The media is gleefully using this story to sell vaccines, to elicit fear, and point the finger at the unvaccinated, that is just robbing people of the truth.
Here's the story in summary:
Healthy 4 month old child is taken to the doctor for well-baby visit.
Baby receives vaccines to protect against meningitis, pertussis, tetanus, etc.
Two days after receiving vaccines, baby dies of meningitis.
Meningitis is listed on vaccine inserts as an adverse event reported to occur after vaccination.
Medical professionals recommend vaccinating to prevent meningitis and blame the unvaccinated for the death of the child.
"...just two days after Killy had received his 4-month-old vaccinations, Dempsey and her fiancé Gabriel Schultz were informed that their baby had most likely contracted meningitis, an inflammation of the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord."
The following information/package inserts list meningitis as an adverse event which has been reported after receiving the Pentacel and Pedarix vaccines. When your child is given vaccines at 4 months of age, your pediatrician will typically give one of these (in addition to other vaccines).
Pentacel [DTaP, Hib, Polio]:
Pediarix [DTaP, Hep B, Polio]:
The huge holes in the story are obvious to someone looking:
- Does that mean he is known to have come in contact with a current or recent meningitis patient? All cases of meningitis are tracked by the CDC.
- Was the patient and baby infected with a viral meningitis (there are no vaccines for that kind) or bacterial? Was it even a 'vaccine preventable meningitis? OR perhaps was it a vaccine - induced meningitis!
This baby's immune system was working overtime. The vaccines that CDC recommends at four months: a HIB, PCV, and Rotavirus, DTaP, Polio and Hep B - which could have caused meningitis.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding your brain and spinal cord.
Many viruses and bacterias could cause meningitis—it’s a rare reaction to an infection. Strep pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis (of which around 10% of the population is a natural carrier of, walking around with it in the back of their nose and throat), Haemophilus influenzae, Listeria, and viruses like enteroviruses, herpes simplex, HIV, mumps, West Nile Virus, rotavirus, etc. can all cause meningitis.
Menegitis cause by neisseria meningitidis is VERY RARE with a one in a million chance of getting the disease. CDC reports its at an all time low. 372 cases in 2016. Less than 3 people a year average get bacterial or viral meningitis in Idaho. Death from the disease is VERY VERY RARE. Idaho health department recently decided to add a booster shot of meningitis to the high school requirements. Here's an article showing you how rare and ineffective the vaccine is.
There is no vaccine that covers all these types of meningitis. There are two Meningococcal vaccines in the USA, and each covers only a few strains of Neisseria meningitidis.
For someone to develop Meningitis, bacteria needs to enter the bloodstream and travel to the brain and spinal cord to cause acute bacterial meningitis. Or bacteria directly invade the meninges. This may be caused by an ear or sinus infection, a skull fracture, or, rarely, after some surgeries. Or...What about vaccines? Bacterial and viral components are injected directly into a tiny infants muscle, then are processed by the immune system via the blood stream. A vaccine also suppresses your immune system even further. Infants often present with other infections after vaccinations, because their immune system is working overtime.
Learn More about Meningitis. Don't be robbed of truth and informed consent by media spin.
Vaccine reactions include meningitis as reported from vaccine inserts on the recommended 4th month old vaccine schedule.
"Other serious adverse events that occurred within 30 days following DAPTACEL include three cases of pneumonia, two cases of MENINGITIS and one case each of sepsis, pertussis (post-dose 1), irritability and unresponsiveness." https://www.vaccineshoppe.com/image.cfm?doc_id=11179&image_type=product_pdf
"In addition to reports in clinical trials, worldwide voluntary reports of adverse events received for ENGERIX-B since market introduction (1990) are listed below. This list includes SAEs or events that have a suspected causal connection to components of ENGERIX-B. Infections and Infestations: Herpes zoster, MENINGITIS." https://www.gsksource.com/pharma/content/dam/GlaxoSmithKline/US/en/Prescribing_Information/Engerix-B/pdf/ENGERIX-B.PDF
"Worldwide voluntary reports of adverse events received for INFANRIX and/or ENGERIX-B in children younger than 7 years of age, but not already reported for PEDIARIX, are listed below. This list includes serious adverse events or events that have a suspected causal connection to components of INFANRIX and/or ENGERIX-B. Nervous System Disorders: Encephalopathy, headache, MENINGITIS, neuritis, neuropathy, paralysis."
"The following additional adverse events have been spontaneously reported during the post-marketing use of PENTACEL worldwide, since 1997. Infections and infestations: MENINGITIS, rhinitis, viral infection." https://www.vaccineshoppe.com/image.cfm?doc_id=13799&image_type=product_pdf
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