SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This week, the non-profit Learn The Risk launched five billboards on the East Coast, including New York and Boston, honoring Nicholas Catone, a healthy 20-month old boy who lost his life to vaccines.

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On September 8, 2018 Nicholas Catone should have been celebrating his 3rd birthday — but he didn’t. Nicholas, the little boy pictured in the billboard, died just days after receiving his routine childhood vaccines. His death, like thousands of others every year, was labeled Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

The five-city billboard campaign aims to raise awareness of vaccine side effects, including death, as listed on vaccine product inserts and as shown in scientific reports published in leading medical journals (*Note 1). When multiple vaccines are given at one time, the risk of serious side effects increases and the campaign aims to help parents make educated choices for their families.

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“You get angry because his death could have been prevented. Nobody ever mentioned any of this to us,” said Nick Catone, Nicholas’s father in an interview with News12, New Jersey (*Note 2).

The Health & Human Services (HHS) branch of the U.S. Government has received more than 7,000 reports of deaths linked to vaccinations, and more than 580,000 reports of serious side effects, according to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (*Note 3). An HHS report on VAERS done by Harvard Medical School found that “fewer than 1 percent of vaccine adverse events are reported.” (*Note 4)

Given this estimate, vaccine-related deaths could be closer to 700,000, while serious side effects would be in the millions. Yet many parents are not told about side effects of vaccines until it’s too late.

Many of these deaths occur in children under one year old after receiving one of the 35 childhood vaccines on the U.S. schedule given to infants. Most deaths are labeled SIDs, which is purely a label for deaths with an unknown reason. More than 23,000 U.S. children die in the U.S. before their first birthday, with most deaths being labeled as unknown cause or SIDS (*Note 5).

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About Learn The Risk:

Learn The Risk, a grassroots educational 501(c)(3) non-profit, has an important mission: to create a healthier world. Learn The Risk educates people on the very real side effects and dangers of pharmaceutical drugs and treatments, including vaccines. The organization was founded by former pharmaceutical (Merck) insider Brandy Vaughan, after she learned too much about the real dangers of pharmaceutical drugs and treatments while working on the inside.

Brandy left Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, disturbed by what she saw with the infamous drug VIOXX, which she sold for the company. She now speaks internationally about our broken healthcare system, and has made it her life mission to create a healthier world — one person at a time.

“After working inside the pharmaceutical industry, I realized that just because something is on the market and your doctor gives it to you, does NOT guarantee that it’s safe. In fact, pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. People deserve this information,” Brandy states (*Note 6).

Learn The Risk reaches MILLIONS of people each month through powerful advertising & social media campaigns, and is the leading website resource for those researching pharmaceutical and vaccine dangers as well as a healthier lifestyle.

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References / Notes:

  2. New Jersey Channel 12 news:
  3. Center for Disease Control (CDC) website:
  4. Health and Human Services website:
  5. CDC website:
  6. Report by Harvard University:

Billboard locations:

  1. Brick, NJ: Southside Route 88, just before Van Zile road
  2. New Haven, CT: On South main street, north of Ward street, facing south
  3. Kansas City, MO: On Blue Parkway, east of Hardestry, facing west
  4. Syracuse, NY: On Highway 103 Westbound, near State Fair, facing west
  5. Boston, MA: On highway 99 Northbound, Route 1 near Bryson Rd, facing north.

Media Contact:
Brandy Vaughan
Executive Director of the educational non-profit Learn The Risk
Phone: 415-987-9412

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TWITTER: @learntherisk #flyhighnicholas

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