Reports Show Huge Spike In Infant Deaths Following Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout In Israel

The vaccination of pregnant women in Israel was associated with massive spikes in neonatal deaths, according to findings released by Israeli health insurer Maccabi.

By Nicole Dominique2 min read

One Israeli researcher named David Shuldman has tirelessly worked to release data from government agencies. Shuldman successfully obtained data through a FOIA request on neonatal deaths from the Israeli health insurance fund known as Maccabi. The insurer currently covers 25% of Israelis.

The neonatal deaths are defined as deaths that occurred in a baby's first four weeks of life, from birth until 28 days later. According to the quarterly reports Shuldman obtained from Maccabi, the number of neonatal deaths in 2019 remained very low, hovering between 4 and 8. The same shows for 2020, and in December of that same year, Israel began its Covid-19 vaccination campaign. 

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By the second quarter of 2021 (April to June), the number of newborn deaths jumped three-fold to 17, which dipped in the third quarter, only to rise again to 18 in the last quarter of the year. Because these numbers hardly change on a month-to-month basis, these spikes are nearly triple the usual rate of infant deaths. In February 2021, the Israeli Ministry of Health started to recommend the mRNA vaccines to pregnant women who were in their second and third trimesters, which coincides with these latest findings. The second spike could be related to Israel's aggressive booster vaccination campaign, which took place in August and September and heavily targeted pregnant women. 

Unfortunately for Shuldman, the health insurer did not have information on the vaccine status of these pregnant women. However, it's still important to note that these reports are similar to another researcher's findings. Dr. Josh Guetzkow, a senior lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, analyzed data from a large Israeli hospital that was received through FOIA requests. What Dr. Guetzkow found was that stillbirths, miscarriages, and abortion (SBMA) were at a rate of 6% among unvaccinated women, compared to 8% among their vaccinated counterparts. 

Source: DailySceptic

"That’s a statistically significant odds ratio of 1.36 (CI 1.0-1.9), meaning your odds of having a stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage are 1.36 times higher if you are vaccinated," Dr. Guetzkow writes.

He continues, "Another way of putting it is that the SBMA rate among vaccinated women was nearly 34% higher than the rate among unvaccinated women. This difference is statistically significant at the 95% confidence interval based on a Chi-square test of significance." 

A study back in June 2021 titled “Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons” seemed to overlook findings relating to miscarriages and vaccinations. 827 women completed their pregnancy during this study, and 712 of them gave birth successfully. 700 out of 712 women received their Covid vaccine in their third trimester. 104 of these 827 women experienced "spontaneous abortions," i.e. miscarriages, with 96 happening in the first trimester. 

Evie writer Jane Swift analyzed the data released at that time to precisely calculate the miscarriage rate. She noted that miscarriages – by definition – occur before the 20-week gestation mark. Meaning that the 700 women who received the mRNA shot in their third trimester must be excluded from the calculation, as they will be past having a "technical miscarriage." In conclusion, 104 out of 127 experienced a miscarriage. This means the miscarriage rate of women who received the mRNA shot in the first or second trimester is 81.9% out of 10 women, which is extremely high compared to the national average. How many more of these findings will be deemed as coincidences?

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