Stop the Fear Mongering: The Kids are Alright
From The Federalist:
The Center for Disease Control’s most recent report shows 12 pediatric COVID deaths total, compared to 174 pediatric flu deaths this season. In the 2018-2019 flu season there were 400 pediatric deaths, and the 2009 swine flu pandemic killed 2,000 children.
The CDC’s weekly COVIDView surveillance report says: “For children (0-17 years), COVID-19 hospitalization rates are much lower than influenza hospitalization rates at comparable time points during recent influenza seasons.” Children overwhelmingly get asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 infections, and recent papers suggest they may either have innate immunity or effective partial immunity from recent exposure to common cold coronaviruses.