Anti-vaccine site falsely links the DTaP vaccine to increased mortality

An account that has previously spread vaccine misinformation in the past is recirculating the claim that children who received the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine have a higher mortality rate than unvaccinated children. The post includes a video featuring a prominent vaccine opponent claiming that children who received the vaccine were more likely to die from malaria and dysentery. 

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