Post baselessly links COVID-19 vaccination to pediatric hepatitis outbreak

Several conservative news sites and commentators are promoting the false claim that the global outbreak of severe hepatitis in children is linked to COVID-19 vaccines. One article making this claim has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media. Health authorities have dismissed the connection because most of the children who have contracted hepatitis are unvaccinated. The U.S. outbreak is believed to be caused by adenovirus, a common virus that was detected in all the affected children.

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