By Ethan A. Huff, contributing writer to Natural News
Hundreds of mostly younger children living in the Midwest have succumbed to a mystery illness in recent months that the media is now referring to as EV-D68 virus. And perhaps not surprising to Natural News readers is the fact that the virus, which has reportedly killed at least four individuals, does not seem to be afflicting anyone who is unvaccinated.
The latest reports claim that 538 people in 43 states and the District of Columbia have been confirmed as having the disease between mid-August and October 3. Symptoms of EV-D68 include many of those also associated with influenza, but typically in more severe forms — fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, body and muscles aches, wheezing and breathing problems are among the most common.
An executive from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, told CNN back in early September that the severity of the outbreak is unlike anything she has ever seen.
“It’s worse in terms of scope of critically ill children who require intensive care. I would call it unprecedented. I’ve practiced for 30 years in pediatrics, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” explained Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, MD, at the time. “We’ve had to mobilize other providers, doctors, nurses. It’s big.”
All EV-D68-Infected Children Vaccinated According to CDC Guidelines
As the disease has progressed, one common theme has emerged: All of the children acquiring EV-D68 were vaccinated according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination schedule, which now contains upwards of 30 jabs before a child reaches seven years of age. Not a single unvaccinated child has contracted EV-D68 so far.
“Although there is no known vaccine for the virus, and the scope which it will reach is also unknown, those [who] have become infected are following a common theme,” explains Inquisitr. “They have all been vaccinated with the MMR vaccines, influenza vaccines, and polio vaccines.”
“Of course, many children in the United States have been vaccinated, and most are required to be vaccinated in order to enter school. However, it is interesting to note that the illness is not occurring, yet, in children that have not been vaccinated.”
Most People Contracting EV-D68 Are Also Severely Immunocompromised
Unlike naturally acquired immunity, vaccine-induced immunity simply doesn’t last. Vaccinated children repeatedly have to get “booster” shots just to stay protected, for instance, while some of them end up contracting more severe forms of disease later in life as a result of having never acquired natural immunity in the first place, which was overridden by the vaccines.
As it turns out, many of those developing EV-D68 are showing signs of vaccine-induced injuries such as asthma and neurological disease. Since EV-D68 manifests primarily as a lung condition, it appears as though these children’s weakened immune systems simply can’t handle the presence of the virus, leaving them more prone than unvaccinated children to major illness.
In the view of Dr. Paul Checchia from Texas Children’s Hospital, parents should be much more concerned about RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, which the CDC says is responsible for sending up to 125,000 children annually to the emergency room. This is in comparison to just a few dozen children with EV-D68.
“Enterovirus must have a really good PR agent because it is getting all the press and there is no real need for it,” he told NBC News, minimizing the dangers of EV-D68. “It is a significant respiratory pathogen, but it is not really different from a lot of other respiratory pathogens out there.”
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