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The incidences of young people collapsing and dying suddenly all over the world keep raising. This phenomenon has been called sudden adult death syndrome or sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS). These unexplainable deaths and this syndrome brought to mind sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Are there any similarities between these syndromes? This blog explores sudden deaths: SADS and SIDS.

Sudden Adult Death Syndrome

Sudden adult death syndrome (SADS) is the term that describes sudden deaths without having structural damage or a history of illness that would appear fatal, taking place within one hour of the onset of symptoms.

Risk Factors of SADS

The most common mechanism in sudden death is cardiac arrest precipitated by ventricular arrhythmias. Commotio cordis, asthma or other pulmonary conditions, heat stroke, cerebral embolism, ruptured cerebral artery or aneurysm, head/spine trauma, and drug abuse/doping are other non-cardiac causes of sudden death in less than 10% of the cases.

The risk of sudden death is present when structural heart disease is exhibited along with depressed ventricular function. β adrenergic blockers, ACE inhibitors, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (in high-risk cases) can be given to people at risk to reduce mortality from sudden death. However, the risk of SADS without an underlying illness or heart defect is extremely small – historically speaking.

Rate of SADS

The coding of SADS hasn’t been clearly defined in the International Classification of Diseases due to its rarity and its enmeshment with other sudden deaths. Nevertheless, cases of sudden deaths weren’t very common prior to 2021.

Let’s look at some stats related to sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) and sudden adult death syndrome deaths (SADS):

  • In 2006, The International Olympic Committee reported that there were 1101 sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) in athletes under 35 years of age in 38 years – between 1966 and 2004. Among the deaths, 50% had congenital anatomical heart disease and cardiomyopathies and 10% had early-onset atherosclerotic heart disease. The SCD rate was about 2 cases per 100,000 per year and 0.7 individuals per 100,000 in the general population. Yet, keep in mind that most of these cases involved SCDs.
  • In a 2007 study, it was estimated that the annual mortality of SADS was about 0.10 to 0.16 per 100,000 people per year.
  • An analysis of sudden deaths in young athletes in the US showed that there were 1866 sudden deaths in 26 years – from 1980 to 2006. It seems that reports were less common from 1980 to 1993 (31%) than from 1994 to 2006 (69%) and “the rate increased 6% per year.” Among these sudden deaths, 56% were due to cardiovascular disease, 22% due to blunt trauma that caused structural damage, 3% due to commotio cordis, and 2% due to heat stroke. Among the 1049 cardiovascular deaths, 76 was the highest number of events in a single year (2005 and 2006), and the average per year was 66 deaths.
  • The British Office for National Statistics listed 94 SADS deaths in 2015, 128 in 2016, 77 cases in 2017, 70 in 2018, and 107 in 2019 – That’s an average of 95 deaths per year between 2015-2019 in England and Wales.
  • By looking at larger trends, the book, “Cause Unknown”: The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022,” highlighted that death rates have been pretty consistent throughout the years in the USA. For instance, there were 1.4 million deaths in 1933 and 1.5 million deaths in 1955. In 2017 and 2018, there were about 2.5 million deaths per year and 2,854,838 in 2019. Deaths increased to 3,383,729 in 2020 – as expected due to the virus and COVID-19 policies. However, non-COVID deaths among people ages 18 to 64 were 40% higher in 2021 according to the CEO of One America insurance company.
  • America’s Frontline Doctors reported that, according to FIFA data, between 2001-2020 there were an average of 4.2 deaths per year attributed to sudden cardiac death (SCD) and sudden unexplained death (SUD), with most of them being SCD. In 2021, there was a 5-fold increase in sudden cardiac and unexplained deaths among FIFA athletes; 183 professional athletes and coaches suddenly collapsed, and 108 died a sudden death. These numbers are higher than the rates of 25 years combined.

We don’t need more studies or data analysis to know that sudden deaths which are unexplained were extremely unusual prior to 2021. Previously, we didn’t witness sports commentators, newscasters, athletes, comedians, high schoolers, and regular people collapsing and dying. We know that athletes had vaccine mandates and the majority of them complied in order to be able to play.

The only external variable that was introduced globally, which wasn’t present before, was the COVID-19 mRNA shot. Unfortunately, we were told that these “vaccines” were safe even though clinical trials were not over. We were not informed that during the first three months of Pfizer trials, 1223 people died after taking the shot. It is pretty hard to deny the linear association between the COVID shot and SUDS.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

While being bombarded with the pervasiveness of sudden adult deaths all throughout the globe, a term that I have been hearing for decades kept popping up in my head – sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). I had believed that SIDS was a happening of chance or related to babies sleeping in the wrong position. What I found about the sudden deaths of infants is astonishing!

SIDS is the sudden death of an infant under 12 months of age which is unexpected and unexplained after a review of the clinical history and autopsy. Did you know that 3,400 infants died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2020? Among those, 1,389 deaths were due to SIDS, 1,062 deaths were due to unknown causes, and 905 deaths were due to suffocation.

The data tells us that over 75% of SIDS deaths take place within 3 weeks of vaccination. Some of these infants die within 12 hrs of inoculation, others within 24 hrs, others within 3 days, 7 days, 14 days, and some within 21 days. Additionally, about 90% of SIDS deaths occur between birth and six months of age, peaking between months two and four. Do you realize that between months 2-4, infants receive at least 12 shots, and by month 6, they have received 19 shots?

A weird note is that SIDS is part of a bigger category, sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID), and instead of putting SIDS deaths and “deaths due to unknown causes” together, these have become two different categories even though both are sudden and unexplained. Death certification practices have been altered in the past three decades, giving the impression that SIDS deaths decreased over the years. Yet, the reality is that all cause-of-death classifications associated with vaccination were eliminated and SIDS cases were reclassified under other categories.

Isn’t curious that the USA, being one of the richest, most advanced, industrialized, and medically competent nations in the world, has an infant mortality rate higher than 49 countries? Our infant mortality rate is higher than that of Cuba, Guam, South Korea, Taiwan, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, Singapore, the UK, Australia, Lithuania, Ireland, Japan, Canada, and many more countries. We are, also, one of the countries with the highest number of childhood vaccines.

Is it a coincidence that sudden deaths in infants run parallel to the immunization schedule? Is this as coincidental as the sudden adult deaths that we are witnessing around the world nowadays? Is there a common denominator between these sudden deaths, SADS and SIDS? You can draw your own conclusions.

Read the whole article Infant Sudden Death: The Hidden Reality of SIDS.

To a Fitter Healthier You,

Adriana Albritton

The Fitness Wellness Mentor

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