This is a very good broadcast that doesn’t dance to the CDC beat.
“In 1975, when Japan stopped vaccinating children under the age of 2 years dramatic improvements in their infant mortality occurred. Japan’s place in the world scale of infant mortality went from 17, a poor position, to number 1, the best performance. It is quite clear that the shift of the lower vaccination limit to 2 years resulted in a dramatic decrease in SIDS going quickly from a very high to the lowest rate of infant deaths in the world. Between 1970 and 1974, 37 infant deaths occurred after DPT vaccination in Japan and because of this the doctors in one prefecture boycotted the vaccination. Consequently, the Japanese Government stopped DPT vaccination for 2 months in 1975, and, when vaccination was resumed, the vaccination age was lifted to 2 years.
With this change in government policy the entity of sudden death almost 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). In the late ‘80s, Japanese parents were given the choice to start vaccinating at earlier ages again and most, ignorant of what had gone on before, chose starting at 3 months of age. The rate of SIDS in Japan has since returned to high levels.” See: Dr. Viera Scheibner’s book “Vaccination, a medical assault on the immune system, pp. 46, 49, 78:
There is a crude graph of infant and child mortality in Japan from 1960-1990. The drop that followed the temporary stop in vaccination and raising the age of vaccination to 2 years is evident. The figures are taken from a Berkeley University web page. The graph can be accessed here:The decline in vaccination in under age 2 children began prior to 1975.