Originally Posted by So-Called
I'm glad to see this article, and I completely agree with the idea that even one death from RIC is criminal. I've long suspected that deaths and serious complications are significantly under-reported.
What I'm not understanding is the numbers and how they derived them. Last I checked, SIDS is ruled as the cause of a couple thousand infant deaths each year. Even if you only count the boys who die of SIDS, it stand to reason that there would be 1000+. All the numbers sound absurdly low, frankly.
I wish they had citations for this information, and went into more depth about how it was acquired. I don't see how anyone will take it seriously otherwise.
The stat on the website was for neonatal
SIDS deaths, so that they can be accurately compared to neonatal deaths from circumcision. Neonatal is within the first month
of life. On the other hand, a death can be classifies as a SIDS death if the child dies in the first year
of life. I agree, I wish I knew how they arrived at the numbers, but this article is like any news article that reports on published research; it gives only a broad overview of the findings. We would have to go to the source and read the actual article in the Thymos
to know how they arrived at the statistic.