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Rapid response to:


The UK accelerated immunisation programme and sudden unexpected death in infancy: case-control study

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 07 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:822

Rapid Response:

Re: Immunisation/SIDS Case-Control Study

Just one question.

Did any of the SIDS deaths investigated as part of the study have
Autopsy testing of Endotoxins and or Circulating Immune Complexes, which
identify toxic reaction to vaccination?

Just one comment ?

I bet not !.....If any of the babies tested positive to the above,
that would of kind of stuffed your figures up, I guess

Oh ... One more Question

Why run studies, trying to swing them this way or that, when you
have simple autopsy tests that can show whether a baby died of a vaccine
related event or not ? Tests that should really be carried out on ALL
babies to identify which ones are SIDS and which ones are toxic reations
to vaccine !

Just one more question...

Have any of you, got the guts to answer those questions ?

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 April 2001
Aly Cook