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From – Joy M. Fritz – The Untrivial Pursuit
The bottom half of this picture (Journal of Pediatrics) is one of the only U.S. studies done that formulated the risk analysis used to justify recommending Hep B vaccination in ALL infants in the United States.
That recommendation, by the way, is for all 4 million infants a year, for the past 30 years.
(If you are a fiscal impact thinker: At $75 per Hep b vaccination series, we are talking a ballpark of $9 BILLION in healthcare costs spent in the last 30 years.)
So let’s take a look at the science we base a $9,000,000,000 recommendation on.
📖The CDC Hep B Disease Surveillance Manual (1) states “Infants are at greatest risk, with a 90% chance of developing chronic infection if infected at birth.”
..immediately following that, the CDC surveillance manual goes on to group all chronic Hep b carriers and their risk of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer into one statistic, citing adult surveillance for their evidence…
“Although the consequences of acute hepatitis B can be severe, most of the serious sequelae occur in persons in whom chronic infection develops. Chronic liver disease develops in two-thirds of these persons, and approximately 15%–25% die prematurely from cirrhosis or liver cancer. Persons with chronic HBV infection are often detected in screening programs, such as those for blood donors, pregnant women, and refugees.”
📊So, first I check into the 90% chronic infection in infancy claim. The CDC cited “The influence of age on the development of the hepatitis B carrier state. Lancet 1993” to support the 90% claim. (2)
The first table in that paper (top of post pic) lists 12 global studies done that had an average age under 1 year old
👉👉Over the entire globe, a total of 257 infants were studied to calculate the 90% chronic infection rate. 👈👈
😳257 infants? That’s a pathetic historical foundation to build a global risk analysis on.
And guess what? Only 38 of those infants were in the United States. And since I live in the United States, and risk rates are specific to societal factors,(3) I looked up the first U.S. study listed in the table, Gerety et al 1977. (4)
⚠️NOTE: The table listed that study as having 18 infants infected, 17 (94%) supposedly became chronic carriers.
What did the Gerety study actually say? They had 32 infants. It only differentiated by acute infection in the mothers, not the infants, and only 17 out of 32 infants became chronic carriers.
👉Twelve infants from the 18 acutely infected moms became chronic carriers. That’s 67%.
👉Five infants from the 12 chronic Hep b moms. Thats 42%.
👉Pooled together 17 infants out of 32 infants is a 53% risk in the HIGHEST risk population.
That’s not 90% or 94%.
So let’s think about this for a second.
You can literally grow for 9 months in an amniotic sac of viral Hepatitis B fluid, be engulfed by a viral carrier’s blood and body fluid during birth, live with viral carriers, nurse off of their body, and be covered is saliva-filled-kisses from them, and ONLY HALF the time actually become chronically infected??
If you can be that intimately drenched by a viral carrier’s bodily fluids and still not acquire chronic infection 47% the time, what about the 99% of mothers that don’t have ANY hepatitis b virus, that give birth to babies and go home to non-Hep-b families? With ZERO realistic exposure to a single droplet of effectively infectious body fluid?
But wait! There’s more👇
… the study found that certain viral markers displayed in infants DID NOT have the morbidity prognosis (complication risk) of the adult population…
Not only that, but when I went to look up the next U.S. study listed on the original table, it led me on a rabbit trail that revealed that infants that become chronic Hep b carriers with liver disease symptoms and are followed for 5-10 years, ALL resolve their symptoms. No vaccine. No immunoglobulin. Their symptoms just resolve. (5)
THE ENTIRE RATIONALE for trying to eradicate the infection risk in newborns by means of vaccination in the first place is to save them from liver disease and liver cancer. But chronic Hep b infant’s morbidity prognosis is different from adult prognosis??
Why didn’t the CDC mention that in their surveillance manual? Why did they conflate adult and infant disease and fatality outcomes as if they were the same?
What kind of FRANKEN-SCIENCE REASONING has been informing us to spend 9 billion dollars to vaccinate 4 million infants annually for the last 30 years!?! 99% of whom have ZERO risk factors of hepatitis b exposure? (1)