Originally Posted by chickabiddy
Nobody is questioning this mother's mothering. Some of us are questioning her medical diagnostic skills.
It is possible that this young man died from a reaction to the vaccine. It is also possible that he died of completely unrelated reasons. Without an autopsy, we probably will never know (we may not have known even with an autopsy).
It is not arrogant to say that the mother doesn't know either why her son died. She doesn't.
It's incredibly sad, but sometimes these things just happen. Here's a story from this year of a teenager who collapsed a day after feeling sick while at a music festival. An autopsy showed there were no illegal substances and her death is unexplained. Within the same week a second teenager also collapsed and died at a music festival. No explanation. Had these teenagers been given any vaccine beforehand, the parents would almost certainly blame the vaccine for their deaths.
James Houghton http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/28/student-james-houghton-dies-leeds-festival_n_3829038.html
Esme Blore http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/esme-blore-death-parents-teenager-2235189
"The parents of a teenage girl who died after becoming ill at Reading Festival say they are "in limbo" as they wait for answers about their daughter's death.
Seventeen-year-old Esme Blore, from Stevington near Bedford, is thought to have begun feeling unwell as she joined thousands of music fans at Reading Festival on Saturday.
She was taken to hospital in Reading and later discharged. But she collapsed after returning home on Sunday, and was rushed to Northampton General Hospital where she later died.
Tragedy also struck at Reading's sister festival in Leeds over the weekend, where 19-year-old guitarist James Houghton collapsed and died.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his "unexplained" death, but it is not being treated as suspicious.
James, from Hartlepool, was due to take up a place at Manchester University next month."
As I said, an autopsy was conducted on Esme and no cause of death could be determined.
"A 17-year-old girl who died after attending the Reading Festival had not taken any illegal substances.
Esme Blore, of Stevington in Bedfordshire, died in hospital in August.
A post-mortem examination carried out at the time proved inconclusive. Northamptonshire Police said toxicology reports showed she had not taken an illegal substances.
An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned in September." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24909727
These stories are all equally sad, but unexplained deaths in teenagers unfortunately happen, even in teenagers that didn't recently receive an HPV or Flu vaccine. So you can see why many of us want/need more information before just assuming that unexplained teenage death sometime after a vaccine = vaccine must have caused it.