Died Suddenly in North Dakota

You have (your child has) died of Suddenly.

It’s almost official:

Died suddenly is about to be codified into ND State Law. Wow, that was fast. Turns out we cured SIDS at the same time:

Which is pretty interesting since despite the decades of research into possible cause of SIDS, everything from pacifiers to blanket textures to breast feeding (because of course it’s the mother’s fault), there has never been a definitive cause of SIDS defined. (No cause equals no cure.)

Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Swaddling and the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

For example, the above AAP study found no corresponding data to support the idea that swaddling affected SIDS. However, if you’ll note the peek in SIDS cases between 8 weeks to 12 weeks, I’d like to point out this:

CDC Infant and Child Immunization Schedule, 2022

At approximately two months of age (depending on the appointment date that’s 8-12 weeks of age), our children receive 8 (Hepatitis, Rotovirus, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae, Pneumococcal conjugate, and Inactivated poliovirus) vaccines. Due to the injection of so many vaccines at one time, the CDC and AAP recommend using “multiple limbs” seemingly “forgetting” that such limbs are all connected to the same, tiny, delicate body.

(Correlation is not causation! No, but it’s something. Not that a study has ever been conducted to test this correlation.)

So, there’s no such thing as SIDS in ND anymore. Thank you ND legislature. Your work here was amazing. Just a vote and voila, it’s cured! Who knew that was what the thousands of ND parents who have lost a child to SIDS had been waiting for.

I was going to pull up data showing the rise in SIDS cases since mid-2020. However, the CDC has pulled all mortality reports.

Additionally, please note the inclusion of the phrase “with or without the intrinsic or extrinsic factors or both.”

That means anything from your social media posts to the color of your car may (or may not) be considered as having an effect on sudden death for infants and children.

Don’t forget to thank your legislator for curing SIDS.

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