The Child Hepatitis "Mystery"
and the curious case of "anything but the shot"
A funny thing about medical mysteries… they tend to leave alphabet agencies and medical and scientific communities utterly baffled…with the exception of one all-consuming certainty. IT WASN’T THE SHOT.
Whether it be SIDS, autism, meningitis, POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), seizure disorders or “polio-like” illnesses like acute flaccid myelitis and Guillain Barré, a common explanation from the medical establishment looks something like… “We don’t really know what caused it, but it wasn’t the vaccine.”
Somehow these medical mysteries are the uncertainties we can make peace with because they are current conclusions of The Science. We are primed to accept the shrug of “we did everything we could” once all the expensive tests have been done and a fancy, meaningless name (chronic fatigue syndrome - gee thanks) can be assigned to our sudden and life-altering mystery ailments. We even put away the nagging feeling of “but it happened right after (fill in the blank)” if an “expert” reassures us that (fill in the blank) was unrelated.
Queue the virtue of learning to live courageously with your debilitating illness. Queue honoring the heroes and victims of these diseases that can’t be attributed to anything but bad luck… and the GoFundMe pages… because neither the state nor the medical establishment will take care of you once you are in this situation.
And it’s not that it isn’t courageous to forge ahead and create a beautiful life despite a debilitating diagnosis. And yes, it’s amazing that we can count on neighbors and loved ones to come through when we suffer with these sudden onset mystery ailments. But it’s predatory for government and scientific institutions to exploit all the best parts of human nature while they simultaneously destroy the lives of human beings and absolve themselves of responsibility using incomplete and cherry-picked “science”.
These organizations would rather convince us that we did everything right and got sick anyway than allow us to reconsider any instruction that we’ve followed in the name of health. Especially public health.
So here we are again. This time it’s the case of the mystery hepatitis explosion in children.
The number of acute pediatric hepatitis cases with an unknown cause continues to rise across the globe.
The number of worldwide cases now stands at 450, according to a May 11 report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control — nearly double the 228 cases the World Health Organization reported last week…
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that it was investigating 109 cases in 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five deaths connected to the outbreak. Most of the children were hospitalized, and eight needed a liver transplant.
It’s a mystery, but there’s a “possible relationship to adenovirus type 41 infection.” says the CDC. Never mind that this adenovirus has never been linked to illness like this before or that only a small percentage of these children had confirmed type 41 infections. It’s going around, so…yeah.
Fact-checkers want to make sure you know about this “possible relationship.”
Because links matter.
And if your mind happens to wander to the elephant in the world - the globally executed mass medical intervention - fact-checkers have beat you to it:
Because some links are misleading.
Those who have been following the “science” around autism will recognize the CDC’s other assertions:
It is not yet clear whether there has been an increase in the number of cases of hepatitis in children, or improvements in detecting cases. It is not unusual for the cause of some hepatitis cases in children to remain unknown.
Meanwhile, they advise, keep an eye out for signs and symptoms and of course..
Make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccinations.
So it sounds like scientists will be following the big adenovirus lead, since the misleading COVID shot misinformation has been debunked.
But can we circle back?
Here’s what AFP Fact Check article has to say:
Online articles shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media claim the global outbreak of severe hepatitis in children is linked to Covid-19 vaccines, citing an April 2022 study as evidence. But health authorities and independent experts dismissed the idea that the shots are to blame, saying most of those affected were too young to be vaccinated and that the study refers to the case of an adult with a different type of hepatitis.
This is our “we don’t know what caused is, but it’s not the vaccine” assertion.
But let’s look at the evidence that’s being dismissed:
Here is the straw man… I mean, the study cited in this article.
Autoimmune hepatitis episodes have been described following SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination but their pathophysiology remains unclear. Here, we report the case of a 52-year-old male, presenting with bimodal episodes of acute hepatitis, each occurring 2-3 weeks after BNT162b2 mRNA vaccination and sought to identify the underlying immune correlates.
Ok. Not the best study to link hepatitis in children to the shot. But it does acknowledge a link between hepatitis and the shot.
Here are some other studies…
Herein, we report a case of AIH occurring after Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. A 27-year-old female presented with jaundice and hepatomegaly, appearing 14 days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Our case demonstrates conclusive evidence of vaccine-induced immune-mediated hepatitis with a rapid onset of liver injury after the first Moderna dose, which on re-exposure led to acute severe autoimmune hepatitis.
The development of autoimmune diseases has been reported after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 could also trigger auto-immunity, as it has been described with other vaccines. An aberrant immune response induced by molecular mimicry and bystander activation, especially in predisposed individuals, is a potential mechanism. We report the case of a 76-year-old woman with Hashimoto thyroiditisand prior COVID-19 infection who developed severe autoimmune hepatitis (with typical features including strongly positive anti-smooth muscle antibody and markedly elevated immunoglobulins G, as well as typical histological findings) following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination (mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, Moderna®). The link between SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and the development of autoimmune diseases needs to be further investigated. Although a causality relationship cannot be proven, caution may be warranted when vaccinating individuals with known autoimmune diseases.
Do these studies mean that the shots are responsible? Nope. We can’t say that yet. But there’s biological plausibility. Let’s call it a link and keep looking.
And what of those kids who are too young to be vaccinated?
According to this article from the Irish Sentinel:
News headlines and mainstream media titles are stating that unvaccinated children are getting hepatitis and liver damage from an unknown cause (or speculating adenoviruses as the cause) but fail to mention that actual case data shows that the WHO classifies children involved in this issue fall under the ages of 0 – 16 years of age, that the majority of cases are in the 1 month – 4 year old age group, and that 100% of the cases in that age range are being active breastfed (or have been breastfed within the last 12 months) by fully vaccinated mothers.
I can’t find a source to back this up, but it’s an idea worth investigating since the main argument used to dismiss a link to COVID shots is that the majority of these pediatric hepatitis cases are in kids under 5 years old who are too young to have received the shots.
I’m also curious to know whether any of these kids have unspiked parents. Studies have been linking, not the virus, but the spike protein itself to inflammation and coagulopathies since 2020 despite assertions of the medical establishment. And some scientists speculate that people who have had the shots can transmit spike protein to people around them.
Shouldn’t we find out if this is possible?
We don’t have to jump to conclusions in any direction. But let’s do science in all directions, even the inconvenient ones.
Some mysteries are worth solving.