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http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/7314-237-deaths-pentavalent-vaccine-and-still-counting

Three deaths in Sri Lanka prompted the government to suspend the use of the vaccine. Under Right to Information we know that up to August 2016 there have been 237 deaths reported to the government here within 72 hours of vaccination with Pentavalent. We examined deaths in states which were giving DPT and Pentavalent vaccine concurrently. We were careful to do this so that comparisons are done in the state only after AEFI surveillance was improved in the state with introduction of Pentavalent vaccine. Deaths with Pentavalent were double that with DPT. It is often said deaths following vaccination are coincidental natural deaths and it is the normal rate of sudden unexplained deaths (SIDS). If all deaths with DPT are natural deaths and that is the standard SIDS rate, then the excess deaths with Pentavalent vaccine must be caused by this vaccine.
I've mentioned the problem of deaths following the pentavalent vaccine several times. This is the sort of information that undermines trust in vaccines.
 

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Following the exposé, the WHO set up a 40-member committee called the CIOMS/WHO committee. 19 of the 40 were representatives of vaccine manufacturers with conflicts of interest. They developed a new algorithm for investigating adverse events after immunization, which decreed that any reaction seen first in Phase 4 trial must be ignored.
They limit the Phase 3 trials to a few thousand. Phase 4 trials are done after the vaccine has been marketed and obviously to a much larger group of people than the Phase 3 trials. However if the AE didn't show up in the phase 3 trial with just a few thousand people but shows up in the phase 4 trials they've decided to just ignore it.

According to the CIOMS/WHO classification, if a reaction was not seen in Phase 3 trials and noticed for the first time at the Phase 4 stage, they are simply deleted as “Not a case of [AEFI]”. No cognizance of them is taken.
Yet defenders will still say that vaccines are safe because AEs are being followed up by government agencies and pharma.
 

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Grim, isn't it.

In Vietnam, after deaths occurred, parents were desperately seeking a different vaccine in the hope that it would be safer.
 
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