Some anti-vaccination experts not only believe that vaccines cause shaken baby syndrome (now called abusive head trauma), they actually work to defend people accused of harming or killing children.
At the very least, they provide a defense for these parents or caregivers, who can claim it wasn’t the fact that they shook the child, but rather it was the vaccines.
The NVIC even offers advice to parents who have been accused of shaken baby syndrome.
“Despite a proliferation of internet websites devoted to the claim that a negative reaction to a vaccination can result in brain damage which could be mistaken for shaken baby syndrome injuries, such claims are completely without scientific foundation.
It was pointed out that there is no medical article in the peer-reviewed literature which proves a causal link between vaccines and brain damage , let alone retinal hemorrhages, diffuse axonal injury, subdural hemorrhage or any of the other findings that are seen in the shaken baby syndrome. Experts illustrated why there is no conceivable mechanism which would link vaccine reaction to shaking injuries.
Certain irresponsible experts attempt to confuse juries by claiming that since there seems to be a temporal connection between young infants being vaccinated and the infliction of severe or fatal head injuries, that is proof that it was the vaccination which caused the injuries.”
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Fortunately, the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome offers their own, better advice – “prosecutors of shaken baby cases should be aware of this untrue defense and be prepared to exclude this irresponsible medical testimony.”
What To Know About Vaccines and Shaken Baby Syndrome
Vaccines do not cause shaken baby syndrome.
More Information on Vaccines and Shaken Baby Syndrome
- The antivaccine lie that just won’t die: The claim that shaken baby syndrome is really due to “vaccine injury”
- Shaken Baby Syndrome – An investigator’s manual
- Vaccines and Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Study – Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children
- Here we go again: The vile tactic of blaming shaken baby syndrome on vaccines
- How Pseudoscientific Quacks Defend Child Abuse
- Using the lie that shaken baby syndrome is a misdiagnosis for vaccine injury to try to exonerate another accused child abuser
- The Age of Autism hits another low: excusing shaken baby syndrome
- VacTruth Writers: Defending Baby Murderers
- These are your “vaccine experts”: Christina England
- Encyclopedia of American Loons #46: Harold Buttram