It appears that childhood health was sacrificed on the altar of “science.”
Last week, I reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Alabama Public Health officials were investigating a mysterious outbreak of hepatitis among young children in Alabama.
Outbreaks had also been reported in Europe and Israel. The investigators were concerned that the pathogen was an adenovirus known to cause gastrointestinal problems in kids but usually without such severity.
Now one official indicates that the cause may be tied to covid. Not the pathogens, but the lockdowns.
[European Center for Disease Control Director Andrea] Ammon said the investigations so far pointed towards a link to infection with an adenovirus, a family of common viruses that can cause flu-like or gastrointestinal symptoms.
She said a theory that COVID-19 lockdowns may have weakened children’s immunity, because they were less exposed to common pathogens while in isolation, was one of several being considered.
Scientists are also investigating whether the adenovirus involved has mutated, or is acting in tandem with another infection, possibly COVID-19. A toxin could also be responsible, but this is thought less likely due to the geographical spread of the cases reported.
So far, 169 cases have been officially reported. Public health authorities are concerned that this might be the “tip of the iceberg.”
Dr Meera Chand, director of clinical and emerging infections at the UK Health Security Agency, told the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Lisbon Monday that younger children were getting infected by the virus as they had not been exposed to it ‘during the formative stages that they’ve gone through during the pandemic’.
Hepatologists today told DailyMail.com they believe the official numbers may be just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ because many parents may brush off the warning signs.
Professor Simon Taylor-Robinson, a hepatologist from Imperial College London, said: ‘I think there are more cases out there.
‘I’d imagine there are more cases than have been reported — but they are likely to be less severe.’
Canada is now reporting its first cases.
“The Public Health Agency of Canada is aware of reports of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in young children in Canada,” the department said in a statement on Tuesday, in response to questions from CBC News.
“These are being investigated further to determine if they are related to cases in the United Kingdom and the United States. As the investigation evolves, we will keep the public updated accordingly.”
The lockdowns were designed to protect grandparents from becoming ill. Not only did the lockdowns fail to stop the spread, but it appears that childhood health was sacrificed on the altar of “science.”DONATE
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