The recent surge in hepatitis cases among children has been linked to lockdowns and social distancing. It is believed that the lockdowns reduced kids exposure to normal infections and that this has led to the global outbreak of hepatitis.
According to The Telegraph:
A total of 114 cases of “acute hepatitis of unknown origin” have been reported in Britain, since the first spate of cases was detected in Scotland less than four weeks ago.
UK health officials said they had detected as many cases in the past three months as they would normally expect to see in a year, with the vast majority of cases involving children aged five and under.
Experts have previously raised concerns about the long-term impact of lockdown on children’s education and physical and mental health. However, this is the most serious potential health complication to have emerged so far.
They added that three-quarters of cases in the UK had been linked to adenoviruses, a viral infection which usually causes the common cold.
If someone’s immune system cannot fend off the virus, it can develop into hepatitis.
Dr Meera Chand – who is heading the UK Health Security Agency’s investigation into the rise in cases – said the virus may be hitting young children hardest, because lockdown restrictions meant they were not exposed to it in their early years.
This suggested “a susceptibility factor – so lack of prior exposure of that particular age group during the formative stages that they’ve gone through during the pandemic”, she said.
Speaking at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Lisbon on Monday, she said the “leading hypothesis” would “probably be that we have a normal adenovirus circulating”.
She added: “We may not have seen as much of it as we have for the past couple of years. But we have a co-factor affecting a particular age group of young children, which is either rendering that infection more severe or causing it to trigger some kind of an immunopathology.”
In total, 169 children across 12 countries have been diagnosed since last October, the World Health Organisation has announced.
But liver experts said even these cases may be the “tip of the iceberg”, as some symptoms could be missed.
Across the world, 17 children – including 10 in the UK – have required liver transplants, while one child has died abroad.
In the UK, the average age of children involved is three, with two-thirds of cases involving those aged between three and five. Detailed data for England showed that in 53 per cent of cases, children have recovered.
Health officials in the UK have said that there is no link between the hepatitis outbreak and the covid jabs.
I don’t have any information to the contrary but I don’t believe them.
They can say whatever they like because the media will not try to identify the children involved to check if they have been jabbed.
Last December, an article linking autoimmune hepatitis to covid vaccination was published in The National Library of Medicine. Needless to say, The Telegraph made no mention of it today.