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Deaths from Chickenpox in New York state
Data from death certificates provided by NY Department of Health
  1995   1996   1997  
Age Upstate NYC Upstate NYC Upstate NYC
1 1          
5-9 1 2        
10-14 1     1    
15-19   1        
25-29 1          
30-34         1  
35-39 1     1   1
55-59   1        
65-69           1
70-74       1    
80-84     1      
90-94 1          

The proponents of mandated chickenpox vaccination of children pronounce that over 100 die of chickenpox each year. They do not emphasize, however, that it is adults who are at higher risk and that they will not be required to be vaccinated!  The numbers above show that in 1997 (the last year available) no children died from chickenpox in New York.

In testimony before Congress, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons stated:

Striking increases in chronic illnesses have occurred in temporal association with an increase in vaccination rates. Asthma and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, causes of lifelong morbidity and frequent premature death, have nearly doubled in incidence since the introduction of many new, mandatory vaccines. There is no explanation for this increase. The temporal association, although not probative, is suggestive and demands intense investigation. Instead of following up on earlier, foreign studies suggesting a greater-than-chance association, the CDC, through vaccine mandates, is obliterating the control group (unvaccinated children).

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