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(LifeSiteNews) – A young Japanese woman began losing her hair one day after she was injected with Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine and was almost completely bald a month later, a Chinese news source has reported. 

More than 800 people have reported hair loss and alopecia following COVID-19 jabs to the U.S. government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).  VigiBase, the WHO global database of reported potential side effects of medicinal products, has logged 1,693 reports of autoimmune alopecia, mostly from the US and Europe. 

The young Japanese woman, known as Ayapipipiii, posted a blog on the 31st of July, documenting her extreme hair loss following vaccination. 

Ayapipipiii wrote that she received the first dose of Moderna’s experimental jab on June 29 and felt pain in her arm and weakness, but did not develop a fever.  

The following day, she noticed that she had lost a lot of hair and had developed a rash which she dismissed at the time as due to changes in the weather.  

When she was washing her hair the following day, however, she noticed that the drain hole had clogged with hair and there was more of her hair on the floor. By July 7, just a little more than a week after her vaccination, Ayapipipiii photographed three round bald spots on her head. 

On July 13th, she noticed when she awoke that her pillow was covered with hair. By July 17th Ayapipipiii described feeling the wind on her scalp for the first time in her life. 

She sought medical attention on July 21, and by July 3, she was almost entirely bald. 


VAERS reports 

Similar reports of alopecia – an autoimmune condition affecting hair follicles – and hair loss are described with 846 reports on VAERS, including the following sampling: 

A 51-year-old man from California describes how he noticed some hair loss after his first dose of Pfizer’s jab but lost all of his hair within a week of his second jab.  

“I have complete hair loss of my entire body. Head/ scalp, eyebrows, eye lashes, nose hairs, mustache, some armpits, chest hair, pubic/ groin hair, arm/ legs,” he wrote in his VAERS report.

“DEPRESSION/ sadness with no head/ scalp hair, eyebrows, eyelashes. Dramatic change of identity. I am BALD and my family/ friends/ patients think I have cancer b/c I have a CHEMO HEAD/ SCALP.” 

“EYES/ NOSE/ THROAT irritation due to NOT having eyelashes or nose hairs. Watery eyes/ eye sensitivity due to dust/ environment, nasal congestion and irritation due to NO nose hairs.” 

A 25-year-old young woman from Maryland suffered “complete hair loss” and a burning scalp sensation approximately four days after getting the Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen shot. 

A 14-year-old from New Jersey was reported by her mother as “stressed out” after the girl began losing her hair. The mother first noticed a bald spot behind her daughter’s ear in June, 10 days after her first Pfizer COVID shot.   

A 72-year-old ranch hand and cattle feeder from Colorado got his first dose of Moderna’s experimental mRNA injection and developed an immediate muscle soreness that “never went away,” causing daily, persistent pain in his left arm. After getting a second dose of the shot in February, he noticed his hair was thinning and then, that “his hair brush was full of hair, and he could literally run his hands through his hair and get a handful of hair immediately,” according to a VAERS report filed by his son. By May he was “completely bald.” 

“He has always been a very excessive hairy man. He always could grow a full beard, mustache and side burns. He has always had massive belly and chest hair where there was no definite line between his chest hair and his beard. Hairy arms and legs, hair in his ears and nostrils,” his son wrote. 

By the end of July, however, he had lost all but a portion of his eye brows and eye lashes. The skin on his legs was smooth and soft, “just like baby’s skin” 

According to the report, a gentleman in the same small Colorado town as the ranch hand had the same reaction to his series of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.  

A 61-year-old woman from Ohio described her reaction after her second dose of Moderna’s vaccine in April. “Severe hair loss, severe rashes. Extreme scaling on scalp. Unbearable itching. Scalp flaking. Over 30% hair loss. Still losing.” 

A 68-year-old woman in Florida wrote,“Tufts of my hair came out by the handful – first time in my life I have experienced ANY hair loss!” after receiving a first dose of Moderna’s COVID shot in April.  

“It is still ongoing and I am worried it will result in permanent baldness.” 

A 29-year-old Tennessee woman noticed about eight days after she received Moderna’s shot that her nursing baby’s hair started falling out. The baby had lost half of her hair within three weeks and was diagnosed with alopecia areata in April “without obvious triggers [other] than mother’s vaccination.”  

Autoimmune disease 

The causes of alopecia areata (AA) which can lead to hair loss in spots, over their entire head, including eyelashes and eyebrows, or the entire body are unknown, but it is described as one of more than 80 distinct autoimmune conditions in which cells lose their “privilege” status in the body and become targets for a continuous deranged immune system assault. In the case of alopecia, it is hair follicles that are treated by the body as foreign invaders.  

Genetics are thought to play a role in alopecia, as well. Some people are more disposed to the condition, but it doesn’t usually materialize without an environmental trigger. One VAERS report from a Florida man whose hair began falling out with “severe alopecia areata” one week after a Moderna COVID shot, stated that his brother was also experiencing new-onset alopecia two weeks after getting a COVID shot. 

Vaccines and alopecia 

Alopecia has been linked to vaccination in multiple studies. The 2015 medical textbook Vaccines and Autoimmunity devotes a chapter to the subject and cites one study in which 60 people developed the condition following vaccination, 48 of whom had received injections against hepatitis B.  

A mouse study confirmed that clinical alopecia developed in older female mice shortly after hepatitis B vaccination. 

One case report describes a child who lost all of his hair within days of two different vaccines with regrowth in between the shots.   

There are 2,253 reports of alopecia and hair loss related to all vaccines on VAERS since it began logging side effects in 1990; 846 of them are for COVID vaccine shots registered in the first eight months of its rollout. 

Various vaccines contain either whole or weakened infectious agents, or synthetic peptides and genetically engineered antigens of infectious agents like the spike protein and adjuvants, immune stimulating ingredients such as the lipid nanoparticle casing in the mRNA vaccines, according to the medical textbook edited by Israeli immunologist Yehuda Shoenfeld, founder of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases and author of 1,750 peer-reviewed papers in his field. 

“They also contain diluents, preservatives, detergents and residuals of culture growth media (be that bacteria, bovine extract, monkey kidney tissue, or aborted baby cells) the safety of which “has not been thoroughly investigated and may not be inherently safe, as was previously assumed,” according to the text.

“What is obvious, nonetheless, is that a typical vaccine formulation contains all the necessary biochemical components to induce autoimmune manifestations.” 

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To his eternal shame, self-professed "Catholic" Joe Biden has done it again.

In the last 10 days, Biden directly acted to promote the evil of abortion. Twice.

And, to their shame, the bishops of the United States continue to tolerate this ongoing scandal as though it's business as usual.

But, let's not give up on our shepherds!

Please SIGN this petition and let's CONTACT our bishops again, and ask them to do the right thing (or, do something!), and excommunicate Joe Biden.

In the latest episode of this ongoing tragedy, Biden nominated abortion-friendly (and, Planned Parenthood supported) Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court.

Then, as if to underline his Supreme Court pick, Biden made the following statement promoting abortion during his State of the Union address:

"The constitutional right affirmed by Roe v. Wade — standing precedent for half a century — is under attack as never before. If you want to go forward — not backwards — we must protect access to health care. Preserve a woman’s right to choose..."

Of course, we know that making a decision to exclude public figures from Holy Communion is not easy. But, sometimes, this is the only way to make them understand the error of their ways, and to preserve the Church from serious scandal.

And now that Biden has left no doubt as to his intentions and actions - attempting to anchor the United States to the evil of abortion for generations to come - it is high time for the bishops to act to stop this grave scandal from continuing.

Public excommunication would be a suitable response for Biden's obstinate, public and grave sin of scandalously promoting abortion.

Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this important petition. Thank you!


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Following the US Supreme Court's decision to allow Texas' Heartbeat Law to go into effect, Joe Biden made the announcement that he would initiate a "whole-of-government" response against the new pro-life statute which could ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

This is yet another, outright confirmation of Biden's openly pro-abortion policies, policies which have the main objective of ensuring that women will continue to be able to kill their own children without impediment.

This anti-life, anti-Catholic stance needs to be urgently addressed and condemned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For the good of the Church, for the good of pre-born babies, for the good of the faithful, and, indeed, for his own good, Joe Biden needs to be publicly rebuked by the bishops and excommunicated until such time as he repents from his pro-abortion policies.

Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks the bishops of the United States to act in unison to exclude Joe Biden from Holy Communion for his scandalous promotion of abortion - the murder of the innocent.

After signing, please take a moment to CONTACT the offices of the USCCB to politely, but firmly, encourage the Conference to take the necessary steps to exclude from Holy Communion public officials who continue to show blatant disregard for innocent human life and the Church's teaching.

The USCCB's Office phone number is: 202.541.3000

Thank you!


"No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." - Matthew 6:24

In the lead-up to their meeting in mid-June, we call on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to exclude Joe Biden and other “Catholic” politicians (like, Nancy Pelosi) from Holy Communion over their public, obstinate, and scandalous promotion of abortion.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which asks the USCCB to act to stop the abuse of the reception of the Holy Eucharist by politicians who promote the murder of innocent pre-born babies.

We know that making a decision to exclude public figures from Holy Communion is not easy. But, sometimes, this is the only way to make them understand the error of their ways, and to preserve the Church from serious scandal.

Indeed, Canon Law (Canon 915) declares that those who persist in manifest, grave sin should not be admitted to Holy Communion

Beyond that, at this point, public excommunication appears as the only suitable response for Biden's obstinate, public and grave sin of promoting abortion.

In doing so, we do not hold ourselves up as judges over Joe Biden's eternal soul, but we encourage the bishops to make known one of the consequences of public and obstinate support of abortion by our 'Catholic' politicians.

The fact is, in terms of the manifest, grave sin of abortion, Joe Biden is as bad as he said he would be before the election.

Therefore, it is cold comfort that the USCCB is only preparing to discuss this issue only now.

But even now, if the USCCB publicly excommunicate Biden for his pro-abortion stance (as well as other pro-abortion politicians), the Conference could reclaim some of the moral authority which they lost by their largely silent assent to Biden's candidacy.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition, now.

Since Joe Biden was sworn-in on the 20th of January, he has wasted no time in signing orders and bills which facilitate the destruction of unborn human life.

  • In one executive order, Biden rescinded the Mexico City Policy prohibiting the federal government from spending taxpayer monies on abortion and the promotion of abortion.
  • Biden also signed (instead of vetoing) the COVID relief bill, which, for the first time in 44 years, contained funding for abortions in America, using taxpayer dollars.
  • Biden said that he wouldn't defend Hyde, and he hasn't.

And, if he and the Democratic Party get their way, a lot more of the same regarding abortion is on the way.

Strong action must be taken lest anyone, especially young people, be confused by the scandal of a "Catholic" in Biden's position aggressively promoting abortion, enabling the killing of innocent human beings.

American rank-and-file Catholics don't want any more compromise and equivocation from the Bishops Conference on this "pre-eminent" life-and-death issue.

We want clear action, not twenty more years of dithering and "dialoguing."

50 million babies have been lost to abortion in the U.S. since Roe!

So, we will NOT accept any more lives lost as a result of dithering and "dialoguing." [**Please see "Notes" below about how it has been reported that some senior U.S. clerics are trying to prevent this discussion from even taking place.]

And, we will especially NOT accept one life lost to abortion by politicians who claim the Catholic Faith, but who promote grave evil. God forbid!

With all due respect to these bishops, they diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by not imposing public canonical penalties on a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

The bishops are now at a crossroads and must choose either God or mammon.

We call on them to choose God and choose Life!

And we also continue to encourage those brave, true and good bishops who have done well to warn Amercian Catholics about the perils to the unborn and the Faith resulting from Biden's promotion of abortion!

SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks the bishops of the United States to act in unison to exclude Joe Biden from Holy Communion for his scandalous promotion of abortion - the murder of the innocent.

After signing, please take a moment to CONTACT the offices of the USCCB to politely, but firmly, encourage the Conference to take the necessary steps to exclude from Holy Communion public officials who continue to show blatant disregard for innocent human life and the Church's teaching.

The USCCB's Office phone number is: 202.541.3000


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Notes about USCCB's June Meeting:

For nearly twenty years, the US bishops have been dithering about whether or not to excommunicate pro-abortion politicians by formally withholding Holy Communion from them.

Their indecision on this gravely scandalous matter is a scandal in itself, but one of the biggest obstacles has been internal opposition from senior U.S. bishops.

And, although the faces have changed in the last 20 years, their morally-and-intellectually-challenged arguments against excommunication have not changed.

Liberal bishops of the USCCB say that excommunicating Biden (for example) would divide the Church, divide the bishops, and would politicize the reception of Holy Communion.

Indeed, in the name of “unity,” it is reported that some senior U.S. clerics, including Cardinal Blase Cupich (Chicago), Cardinal Wilton Gregory (Washington, DC) and Cardinal O’Malley (Boston), have been working overtime to prevent any substantial discussion of so-called “Eucharist coherence” (that is, what qualifies as worthy reception of Holy Communion).

It is also reported that at least 57 other American bishops allegedly joined these Cardinals in a recent letter to the Head of the Bishops Conference, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles, to try to pressure him to drop the planned discussion at the full meeting of bishops in June.

And now, even the Vatican is getting involved, with the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith suggesting that even more “dialogue” is needed.

These same clerics may mistakenly believe that any attempt to suppress the objective connection between a politician’s promotion of abortion and his unworthy reception of Holy Communion will fool anyone.

But, it will not.

Rank-and-file Catholics are not stupid and can smell compromise a mile away, and we’ve had enough.

With all due respect to the Cardinal, bishops, and the Vatican…those who fail to act diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by “dialoguing” with a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition urging the bishops Conference to take action at their June meeting to exclude pro-abortion Joe Biden and other abortion-promoting “Catholic” politicians from Holy Communion.

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Autoimmune flares 

For some individuals, COVID-19 shots seemed to cause previous autoimmune alopecia to flare. One British woman reported that after eight years without hair due to the condition, she had had consistent hair growth since September 2020 and fully regrown hair. After getting a COVID shot in May, however, she wrote, “I have about 300 pieces of hair fall out a day; literally anything I do, hair falls out – I don’t even have to touch my head,” she reported.  She was shocked at the government’s advice to people with autoimmune diseases that the shots are safe and said she would not be taking a second dose.   

“I have literally lost faith,” the woman said.   

Another woman, a nurse from Texas, describes her alopecia being in remission for 5 months and having a full head of hair, only to see it slough off within 7-10 days of the shot, taking only two or three days to completely fall out, leaving a “slick bald head.” After taking a second dose of Pfizer, the nurse lost her eyebrows, eyelashes, nasal hair, and body hair as well and experienced “profound itching and tingling of skin on my abdomen, chest, arms and legs.” 

‘What a nightmare’ 

In some individuals, hair loss was only one of a number of post-vaccine effects. A 25-year-old Hawaiian reported blood in his urine and hair loss following a first dose of Moderna, for example. 

One 29-year-old New York woman’s healthcare worker reported her hair loss along with persistent joint and muscle pain, severe hypothyroidism, severe multi-system inflammation including kidney, liver, heart and thyroid as well as hands and no menstrual cycle for four months – symptoms that began five days following the woman having her second dose of Pfizer’s COVID jab and despite having all normal blood test results in the previous year.  

A 49-year old woman reported difficulty breathing, chest pains, enlarged heart, fatigue, hair loss after a first dose of Moderna’s experimental injection. Another said “every joint was inflamed,” along with “chest pain, hair loss [and] blurred vision.” 

A 40-year-old woman who took Moderna’s shot and experienced rapid hair loss still went ahead with her second dose. “Holy moly,” she wrote. “12 hours post shot, I developed a fever chills, violent shaking much of the night, weight loss, nausea, kept throwing up, massive migraine, heart rate racing, every cell in my body throbbing in pain, difficulty urinating, simply staying alive was exhausting.” 

This crisis abated in a few days and was replaced with fatigue and difficulty taking a breath and constant ear ringing, plus more hair loss.  

“Absolute torture,” she wrote. “What a nightmare. This crap should not be given to anyone with an autoimmune disorder.” 

‘Major psychological effects’ 

Despite extensive research, alopecia is poorly understood and treatments are unsuccessful, so the condition is deemed “incurable,” according to a 2021 review paper.  

“The disease impacts quality of life and has major psychological effects for men and women, especially in social acceptance and psychological well-being.” 

VAERS reports do not confirm a causal relationship between the vaccine and a condition that follows. However, reports may also greatly understate the true incidence of vaccine side effects, as a 2009 Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare study found that VAERS only captures about one percent of reportable vaccine side-effects. 

Moderna and Pfizer did not respond to an e-mailed request for comment from LifeSiteNews about reports of hair loss and alopecia following administration of their injections. 

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