Did even a single child die from COVID-19 in YOUR state?
More than half of all states have reported NO COVID-19 pediatric deaths.
We give SO MUCH ENERGY to the concerns over children and COVID-19 but we need to come back to this reality: the risk to kids is very, very low. How low? Only 22 states have even reported COVID-19 deaths among children ages 0 to 17. Note that certain states have reported fewer than 10 deaths for children and those are suppressed at the national level for privacy and even statistical reasons.
Is yours on there?
As Dr. Walensky notes: “children aren’t supposed to die”. That’s true, but over this same time period about 62,000 children HAVE died of other causes because Dr. Walensky has yet to figure out how to prevent death.
COVID-19 deaths account for less than 1% of all pediatric deaths.
Keep in mind THERE ARE 73 MILLION CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES.
For the entire pandemic the risk of dying of COVID-19 for our kids is 1 in 1.8 million. How does that stack up? Well, feel free to use this infographic:
The burdens we have put on children, closing schools, masking up, vaccine risks… far outweigh the actual risk to their beings.
One last stat.
Since July of last year about 70K children have been hospitalized related to COVID. Here’s that chart by state and month.