Spikes in Neonatal Mortality
Review of spikes in Neonatal Mortality ordered by Scotland
What we do know it’s not neonatal Covid – the rates of Covid-19 infection in babies are very low and deaths from Covid are thankfully very, very small,
so this isn’t Covid affecting babies
Covid Scotland: Vaccines ruled out in neonatal deaths spike
PUBLIC health experts ruled out any link between spikes in neonatal deaths and the Covid vaccine
without checking whether any of the infants’ mothers had received the jag during pregnancy.
Experts stressed, no “plausible” link to justify investigating maternal vaccination status.
Public Health Scotland (PHS) said its consultants had given “careful consideration” to the “potential benefits and harms” of carrying out such as analysis as part of its probe into the tragic deaths of 39 infants,
but concluded against doing so
A risk that “identifying the vaccination status of the mothers, even at aggregate level,
would result in harm to those individuals and others close to them,
through actual or perceived judgement of the effects of their personal vaccination decision”
“the outcomes of such analysis, whilst being uninformative for public health decision making,
had the potential to be used to harm vaccine confidence at this critical time”
PHS response, “We do not have any plans to examine maternal vaccination status, as there is no public health reason to do so”.
NHS logging baby deaths as stillbirths ‘to avoid scrutiny’
Families call into question trusts’ transparency after hospital accounts clash with their experience
NHS hospitals have claimed that babies born alive were stillborn
prompting accusations they were trying to avoid scrutiny.
Six children who died before they left hospital were wrongly described as stillborn.
Several of the children lived for minutes and one lived for five days.
At present, coroners can only hold inquests for babies who have shown signs of life after being born.
The babies identified by The Telegraph should have been recorded as neonatal deaths, but staff claimed they were stillbirths
‘Our baby was alive for five days but was recorded as a stillbirth’
Credit to : Dr. John Campbell