In a September TV appearance, Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed children are often “vehicles of spread,” who contract the virus and spread it to others.
During the interview, Fauci also made the claim that COVID-19 has killed more children than influenza, saying that “…even though relatively speaking, compared to an adult, they do not get as seriously ill, we have lost more children from SARS-CoV-2 than we ever lose from influenza.”
This is the second time the White House medical adviser has made the claim.
During another TV appearance in August, Dr. Fauci made a similar claim.
“It is true that young children generally do not get seriously involved with a severe form of COVID-19 when they’re very very young. But, we are starting to see in real-time that there are now young people who you would expect, were less likely who are getting seriously ill,” Fauci said.
“There have been close to 400, about 350 plus children who have died thus far from COVID-19. That’s more than influenza in any given year, that’s more than respiratory syncytial virus in any given year.”
Watch the clip below:
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During the 2018-19 flu season, 477 children aged 0-17 died. Even if Dr. Fauci is only referring to children aged 0-5, there were around 200 deaths from influenza in that one season.
Covid-19 has been spreading rapidly in the US since late 2019, which would mean that for two full flu seasons, SARS-CoV-2 has been prevalent among the country’s population. Taking the numbers at face value, the number of deaths among children from COVID-19 would average around 175 per year.
According to the Wall Street Journal, at least half of the unvaccinated people in the US have natural immunity. Other scientists estimate that it could be as many as 100 million Americans that were infected just in 2020.
Scientists say the current COVID-19 death numbers for children can be especially misleading.
A team of Johns Hopkins researchers recently reported that after studying a large sample size of children, they found zero COVID deaths among healthy kids.
Dr. Marty Makary, a medical expert and professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, analyzed approximately 48,000 children under 18 diagnosed with Covid from April to August 2020. Makary and his team “found a mortality rate of zero among children without a pre-existing medical condition such as leukemia.”
Additionally, the rate of hospitalization for children aged 5-17 stands at approximately 6 per 100,000 for COVID-19, whereas the estimated rate of hospitalization for influenza is much higher in the same age group.
According to reports, school districts across the country are already mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students 12 and up in order to return to class after the winter break.
Students in the Los Angeles school district will have to have their second dose of the vaccine by Halloween.
According to a new study published in MedRxiv, the current COVID vaccines could potentially be more dangerous to Children than COVID-19 itself.
The study found that after healthy male children received their COVID-19 vaccine, CDC-defined myopericarditis rates were many times higher than their hospitalization rates for the same demographic during moderate to high transmission periods.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 600,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.
But scientific reports are coming to light that suggests COVID-19 death counts may be dramatically inflated, which sows public doubt, confusion, and less trust in the government.
Countless coroners have come forward to express their concern on how officials are recording their covid deaths.
For example, the Grand County, Colorado coroner recently called attention to the way the state health department is classifying some deaths. The coroner, Brenda Bock, says half of their deaths related to COVID-19 were people who died of gunshot wounds.
For months journalists have also been pointing out massive flaws in the PCR test, and how this has led to inflated case and death counts.
In August of last year, The New York Times published an article stating that as many as 90% of COVID-19 tests in at least three states were not indicative of actual active infection. The tests were apparently picking up viral debris incapable of causing infection or being transmitted because the cycle threshold (Ct) of the PCR testing they were using, amplified the sample too many times.
Experts that were interviewed at the time said a cycle threshold of around 30 was most appropriate, but for months labs in the United States were using a Ct of around 40.
At the request of the New York Times, a New York State laboratory, analyzed the results of its July tests and found 794 positive tests with a Ct of 40, but with a cycle threshold of 35, approximately half of those PCR tests would no longer be considered positive.