Bad Cattitude | 30 June 2022
another black swan playing canary in a coal mine?
there have been so many “black swans” lately that one might be forgiven for wondering if the white ones have gone extinct.
and here come some more this time from australia which, in a pleasing metaphoric symmetry, is from whence actual black swans hail.
alas, this one looks to be a much, much nastier breed.
something appears badly, badly wrong HERE
A concerning number of ‘pandemic babies’ with no immunity to respiratory viruses are ending up seriously ill in ICU.
Doctors have revealed children born during the Covid-19 pandemic are requiring intensive care ‘from encountering viruses they haven’t come across before’, such as influenza, RSV and Covid.
The children had been born and raised when there were virtually no other viruses circulating in Australia, other than Covid-19.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead infectious diseases paediatrician Dr Philip Britton said an analysis of ICU admissions across shows babies are testing positive for influenza and Covid at the same time.
‘Over the last month or so, we have seen four times the admissions to hospital for flu in children as for Covid,’ Dr Britton told The Daily Telegraph.
a full 5% of babies that get both covid and flu are landing in the ICU. that’s a terrifying number.
and it’s exploding into severe pathologies in the sort of babies in which one would not expect to see it:
About half of the children had no pre-existing health conditions, with the elevated number of admissions putting pressure on the hospital system.
Some of the ‘pandemic babies’ are presenting with inflammation of the chest, brain and heart caused by influenza, Covid, and RSV.
RSV – respiratory syncytial virus – is a major cause of lung infections in children and can lead to pneumonia or bronchiolitis, which is particularly dangerous in young infants.
Severe cases can kill babies and toddlers, whose tiny airways have not yet fully formed and who struggle to cope with the infection.
‘Among that group who are previously well … It’s not just a chest infection, some of these children can be impacted with the flu affecting the heart and the brain,‘ Dr Britton told The Daily Telegraph.
A warning was sounded about RSV three weeks ago when there were just 355 cases a week in NSW, but three weeks later that has rocketed up to 3,775 in a week.
Around a fifth of those developed the potentially lethal bronchiolitis, with 40 per cent of them ending up in hospital.
over-isolated babies with lower immune function is possible, even plausible, but seeing them get colonized by multiple viruses at once in a manner unlike any i’ve seen before (though this is complex and possibly a function of testing as come HAVE ARGUED (though this is lower not upper tract)) seems more consistent with immune suppression, not failure to develop especially as this isolation issue is neither new nor localized, but this outcome is.
more or less no one got flu and covid at the same time. covid was a massive viral outcompete.
and suddenly, these babies are getting 2 and 3 viruses at once (possibly rare, possibly not well tested for previously) but more importantly, seeing a big spike in ICU rate.
trying to blame this on “lockdown” is a deeply unsatisfying explanation. if this were so, why did it not happen a year ago?
hmm, what was going on right around when these babies were conceived or in their first trimesters that no other babies before had experienced?
to be affecting babies born in q1-2 of 2022, we’re looking at the span from q2 last year to now with special focus on q3.
(this is full vaxx, first dose trended about 6 weeks earlier so we are right over the target here for current births to 6 mo olds)
this was pushed hard on pregnant women.
and it was not really tested beforehand.
let’s be very clear: this is a hypothesis and correlation does NOT prove causality. (it’s also possible this data is exaggerated) but, you’d be unwise to simply ignore a correlation like this, especially when we already know that covid vaccines were showing strong affinity for eggs, sperm, and having fertility effects.
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we’re not randomly mining for association here, we have an a priori reason to suspect outcomes and the claims that “these vaccines are safe for pregnant women” have proven dangerously unfounded. we’ve seen high levels of miscarriage that, like so many things that turned out to happen here, were called “impossible.”
we’re also seeing a deeply unsettling drop in global birth rates that is hitting hard in Q1 2022, right where one would expect it if it were vaccine fertility suppression driven.
these two issue arising together are suggestive of linkage.
and if vaccines can affect sperm and eggs and birth rates, they can affect babies too.
the data is still circumstantial and somewhat patchwork, but it’s also stark. lockdowns did not do this and neither did past covid.
this is a double digit sigma event in many places. that’s basically supposed to be all but impossible even once. to happen a dozen times is like rolling yahtzee 1,000 times in a row.
it means there is a widespread external driver, we’re just trying to ascertain what it is.
we know these jabs are immuno-suppressive and are causing all manner of issues in the vaxxed along these lines and around immune fixation. could these same effects pass from mother to child and be driving the “pandemic baby” phenomenon?
it seems very possible.
i certainly would not call it proven, but there is quite a lot of provocative data coming from both directions: biology and statistical societal experience.
Q2 data should show us a great deal more. (we likely also need to be highly selective by vaccine type as we look at this as i know this is an issue for mRNA, but am not sure on the adenovirus vaxxes like AZ or JnJ and doubt it’s an issue in any using actual virus.)
a worrying aspect of this is that these sorts of disease issues tend to appear in the southern hemisphere first. it’s currently winter there and their variants and viral evolution tend to lead and spread to the north next season. (this gets used in flu vaxx design)
they are a sort of canary in the respiratory coal mine.
and this bird is not looking healthy.
maybe it’s idiosyncratic or misreported, but let’s face it, black swans are multiplying like rabbits.
and that means something bunny is going on here.
i would not go so far as to say that we know for sure what it is, but this issue warrants serious inquiry and NOW.
the fact that this is not an all hands on deck emergency at every global health agency would have shocked me to the bone 3 years ago. now it just seems par for the course.
that is not a good normal to which to acculturate.
this is the sort of work that should have been done LONG before going wide with a vaccine (and always would have in the past). this is triple true of one with such a novel method of action.
the fact that this is even a question is a nasty indictment of this whole drug approval and marketing process. (and for lockdowns)
the beatings will continue until you get politics out of science.
had enough yet?