How bad is COVID-19 in kids? See the latest data and charts on kids cases; hospitalizations; deaths

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10.8.21 – USA Today

“How bad is COVID-19 in kids? See the latest data and charts on kids cases; hospitalizations; deaths”

Janie Haseman and Aleszu Bajak

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/graphics/2021/10/08/covid-19-kids-cases-hospitalizations-deaths/8361479002/?s=03

Excerpts from this article:

While the share of children who have been infected with the coronavirus is growing in the United States, kids are far less likely than adults to become severely ill with COVID-19 or die from it. USA TODAY analyzed data on COVID-19 and spoke to pediatric disease specialists across the country to understand the risk to children.

“The good news continues to be that this is not a common problem for kids,” said Dr. Daniel Rauch, chief of pediatric hospital medicine at Tufts Children’s Hospital in Boston. “The bad news is kids are not immune to this.”

No COVID-19 vaccine has yet been authorized for children under 12, but Pfizer and BioNTech announced this week that they have asked federal regulators to authorize their vaccine for children ages 5 to 11…

Rauch [https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/PhysicianDirectory/Daniel-Rauch] stresses the need to weigh the danger of a coronavirus infection in children with the risks posed by influenza and RSV [Respiratory syncytial virus], two other viral illnesses he sees consistently striking large numbers of children, especially the very young. “RSV year after year has been the single No. 1 cause of pediatric hospitalizations,” he said…

“The good news continues to be that this is not a common problem for kids,” said Dr. Daniel Rauch, chief of pediatric hospital medicine at Tufts Children’s Hospital in Boston. “The bad news is kids are not immune to this.”

Of the 73 million children in the U.S., fewer than 700 have died of COVID-19 during the course of the pandemicaccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rauch puts the figure into context using the number of people who can typically fit into a sports venue.

“Think about it in terms of football stadiums,” Rauch said. “In 100,000 kids, one of them is not going to make it with COVID. Everyone else who walked in is going to walk out.”

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[ACTION STEP FROM DONNA GARNER:  Below is action that we in the public can take to stop this COVID madness. THIS TAKES TWO MINUTES TO DO.  You may want to submit quotes from Dr. Daniel Rauch from the above USA Today article. That is what I did when I submitted my comments to the FDA. We only have three days left to take this action.

“On October 26, 2021, the [FDA] committee will meet in open session to discuss a request to amend Pfizer-BioNTech’s EUA for administration of their COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to children 5 through 11 years of age…Comments received after October 21, 2021, and by October 25, 2021, will be taken into consideration by FDA.” —  https://www.regulations.gov/document/FDA-2021-N-1088-0001


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1 Comment

  1. Dorothy Erickson

    Please do not authorize this injection for children.