Global Hepatitis Outbreak in Children May Be Linked to Social Distancing Policies

Global Hepatitis Outbreak in Children May Be Linked to Social Distancing Policies

The current mysterious outbreak of acute hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) in children in the United States, specifically in Alabama, could be caused by an adenovirus infection that children are more susceptible to because of COVID-19 pandemic-related social distancing policies, according to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Apr. 29, 2022. The agency has been tracking at least nine cases since October 2021. It issued a nationwide health alert on Apr. 21 to notify health care providers and public health authorities about the outbreak.1 2 3 4 In a prepared statement, the CDC said:

At this time, we believe adenovirus may be the cause for these reported cases, but other potential environmental and situational factors are still being investigated. Adenovirus type 41 is not usually known as a cause of hepatitis in otherwise healthy children, and no known epidemiological link or common exposures among these children has been found.1

Pediatric Hepatitis Cases Reported in Multiple States

In addition to Alabama, cases of acute hepatitis in children have also been reported in North Carolina, Wisconsin and possibly Illinois. On Apr. 27, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) issued a health alert regarding the first pediatric death associated with this outbreak.5 6 DHS officials stated:

Since being notified of this adenovirus-associated hepatitis cluster, DHS is now investigating at least four similar cases among children in Wisconsin. This includes two children who had severe outcomes, one liver transplant, and one fatality.5 6

Acute Hepatitis in Children Reported Around the World, WHO Calls for Investigation

Outbreaks of “acute hepatitis of unknown origin” in children have also been reported in at least a dozen other countries, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland,  Israel, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the U.S. In at least 10 percent of the cases, the condition has been so severe that the children needed liver transplants. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for an investigation into these cases.7 8 9

Social Distancing Policies Weakened Immune Systems of Children

Most of the pediatric hepatitis cases have been children five years old and younger. Although health officials maintain they do not believe COVID-19 or COVID vaccines are associated with the outbreaks (COVID vaccines have not been approved in the U.S. for children under age five), they are pointing to adenovirus type 41 infections as a possible source of the cases of severe liver inflammation. There appears to be a view held by some clinicians and public health officials that children have become more susceptible to adenoviruses due to weakened immune systems as a result of COVID social distancing and lockdown policies.10 11 12 13

Over the past two years, government implemented and enforced social distancing policies designed to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 have dramatically lowered exposure to common infections during children’s “formative years.” There is speculation that this absence of exposure to common infections has increased the susceptibility of children to certain adenoviral infections. In short, social distancing and lockdown policies, while theoretically helping to curb the spread of t SARS-CoV-2, may have sacrificed the overall health of children by unwittingly compromising immune system function.

This possible development should not come as a complete surprise. As a recent article in the Daily Mail noted, “Experts warned during pandemic locking down children could leave them with subpar immunity to infections.”10

Many experts warned during the pandemic that locking down children, despite their low risk of severe Covid, could weaken their immunity against other illnesses, as well as hamper their education and long-term healths.10

An article in The Scotsman noted:

Experts believe that the lack of exposure a virus in infants due to lockdown may have lowered their immunity and sparked a hepatitis outbreak.12

Recognizing Hepatitis Symptoms

Hepatitis can be caused by viruses, heavy consumption of alcohol, toxins, medications, certain other medical conditions and even contaminated food. The most common causes of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C viruses. Symptoms of hepatitis include abdominal and joint pain, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, dark urine, light-colored stools, and jaundice.5

“The main symptoms to look out for with inflammation of the liver or hepatitis are severe abdominal pain, yellow eyes, yellow skin,” says pediatrician Karen Acker, MD of New York-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.11


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1 Kimball S. CDC says adenovirus may have caused Alabama outbreak of severe hepatitis in children. CNBC Apr. 29, 2022.
2 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Acute Hepatitis and Adenovirus Infection Among Children — Alabama, October 2021–February 2022. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Apr. 29, 2022.
3 Hudson K. CDC issues nationwide alert after hepatitis was found in children. Fox 2 Now Apr. 25, 2022.
4 Press Release. CDC Alerts Providers to Hepatitis Cases of Unknown Origin. CDC Apr. 21, 2022.
5 Health Alert Network. Wisconsin DHS Health Alert #42: Recommendations for Adenovirus Testing and Reporting of Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology. Wisconsin Department of Health Services Apr. 27, 2022.
6 Sudhakar S. Wisconsin reports first death in U.S. possibly linked to puzzling hepatitis outbreak in children. Fox News Apr. 28, 2022.
7 Associated Press. One child has died in mystery liver disease outbreak, WHO says. NBC News Apr. 25, 2022.
8 Edwards E. Severe hepatitis cases in kids continue to rise as WHO calls for investigations. NBC News Apr. 28, 2022.
9 World Health Organization. Multi-Country – Acute, severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children. Apr. 23, 2022.
10 Boyd C. Alarming outbreak of hepatitis in children may have been brought on by Covid lockdowns weakening immunity to a ‘normal’ virus, health chiefs say as US cases hit 11. Daily Mail Apr. 26, 2022.
11 McAdams A. Hepatitis spike among kids linked to COVID lockdowns: UK docs. Fox News Apr. 26, 2022.
12 Merrick J. Hepatitis outbreak linked to a lack of exposure due to Covid lockdown. The Scotsman Apr. 20, 2022.
13 The Press Association. Could Covid Lockdowns Be Behind Hepatitis Surge in Children? Bloomberg Apr. 26, 2022.

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17 Responses to "Global Hepatitis Outbreak in Children May Be Linked to Social Distancing Policies"

  1. Eileen   May 3, 2022 at 10:39 am

    What is the chance of the cause being related to Hepatitis vaccines being given to newborns?

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    • No lethal injections 4ME   May 4, 2022 at 3:09 pm

      And I’m SURE the WHO will just be so careful and find the ’cause’ of this too (NOT).

      Eyes wide shut, that’s our lovely government ‘savior’.

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  2. Beth   May 3, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Why is no one looking at other non-covid related issues – such as a possible contamination of the Hep B vaccine? Or the rotavirus vaccine? And has anyone looked at the other common factors between the children – not all got COVID or the COVID vaccine, some were to young to be masked, what are the common elements? Did they all take Brand X vitamin, or consume brand Y food product, or receive Biologic injection Z?

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  3. Charlene   May 3, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    Could this outbreak of hepatitis perhaps be because of herbicides that are being sprayed on crops and children breathing it ?

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  4. Sharon   May 3, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    And so the damage done to our children because of the covid insanity continues. How evil this whole sham has been. I would not want to be any of the individuals responsible for this debacle on the day of judgment. Pray for these children and for the people who have been responsible for the decline in their immunity due to an agenda.

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  5. ear to the ground   May 3, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Children who were only partially socially distanced for only 18 month could still get and did get the covid virus. They were not protected from infections across the board ie adenoviruses.
    Why not ook at these children’s livers for spike protein which is known to cause liver inflammation. If the covid spike protein is found in those livers, then determine was it from covid-19 or the vaccines or both.
    Why is this probability not being investigated?

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  6. Jae   May 3, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I’m guessing this is from the toxic Spike Protein transmission. Most children were still too young to be inoculated with these jabs. Direct exposure to EUA test subjects who chose or were “mandated” to receive the poison. This is just the beginning, we are all in serious trouble. It is a very sad unfortunate reality.

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  7. Alexis   May 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Could the COVID vaccines using an adenovirus vector have begun transmitting a mutated adenovirus to children? Adenoviruses are very common, perhaps there are some “cross-over” mutations going on. The spike protein could easily damage the developing “detox” mechanisms of young children, imo.

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  8. John C. Tokalenko   May 3, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Correlate these little victims with those who were breastfed by injected mothers. The correlation will show you the truth.

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  9. Mom 2 Type 1 Son   May 3, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    What are the odds? AstraZenica and Johnson&Johnson were the pharmaceutical companies that used Adenovirus 41 in the manufacturing of their mRNA viral vector biologics. Lockdowns and social distancing?? Does anyone use their brains anymore?

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  10. Sandy Lunøe   May 4, 2022 at 4:35 am

    The statements that the hepatitis cases occur specifically in children may be an intended diversion.
    It could be an attempt to signal that the ” covid vaccine” is not the cause of hepatitis because the focus is on children who are too young to have had the vaccines. Cases of adults who have hepatitis following the vaccines are not mentioned by the vaccine promoters.
    However, there are numerous serious international studies published which describe cases of adults affected by autoimmune hepatitis following the vaccines.
    Vaccine promoters may be concerned that the truth may emerge – that the cases of hepatitis are a vaccine induced autoimmune condition which may affect people irrespective of age.
    Auto-immune hepatitis following COVID vaccination – PubMed (nih.gov)
    [PDF] Autoimmune post-COVID vaccine syndromes: does the spectrum of autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome expand? | Semantic Scholar
    Autoimmune hepatitis after COVID-19 vaccine – more than a coincidence – PubMed (nih.gov)
    Auto-immune hepatitis following COVID vaccination – PubMed (nih.gov)
    [PDF] Autoimmune post-COVID vaccine syndromes: does the spectrum of autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome expand? | Semantic Scholar

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  11. Unknown   May 4, 2022 at 11:23 am

    https://www.printfriendly.com/p/g/zyGSAm

    New Study confirming COVID Vaccine causes Severe Autoimmune-Hepatitis is published days after W.H.O issued ‘Global Alert’ about new Severe Hepatitis among Children

    This was available for a while even before this study

    Vaccine reaction not doing their due diligence

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    • No lethal injection 4ME   May 4, 2022 at 3:10 pm

      Read “A Stolen Life” by Marge Grant, it is very revealing, especially the last few chapters.

      Reply
  12. Norma   May 4, 2022 at 11:36 am

    But wait, aren’t these kids vaccinated?

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  13. No Lethal Injection 4ME   May 4, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    Maybe it’s due to children being given the lethal injections (aka covid MRNA shots)? And their immune system being weakened by dangerous 5G and other radiation? That and the toxic masks and their keeping kids from breathing normally? And the hep b shots given at birth? And the toxic “food” that is devoid of nutrients that support your cells like good fats (LARD, BUTTER, TALLOW from grass fed sources of course)? Maybe the FDA, USDA, Dept of “HELLTH” are all wrong?

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  14. Fowell the $   May 7, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    My bet is a new strain created from the Chinese incubator camp.
    But my guess is a bad as anyone else.

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  15. Data Detective   May 12, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    278 cases earth
    109 cases US
    39% of the new hepatitis in US
    4.2% of People live in US.
    Was US unlucky or what did US do to get so many cases.?

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