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CDC Director Rochelle Valensky made it clear that the number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 is not close to the figures given by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Friday, but noted that vaccination by Americans could still work to reduce hospitalization.
Speaking to “LBL Sunday,” Valensky provided an update on current numbers, confirming to host Brett Bayer that there are fewer than 3,500 children in hospitals with COVID-19.
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“Yes, but, you know, I can tell you about our children’s hospitals now,” Walkenski said. “First of all, we know that most children in the hospital are not vaccinated, and children who are not vaccinated are likely to get sick with COVID if their family members do not vaccinate.”
During oral arguments in the case involving the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for businesses with at least 100 employees, Sotomayor raised children who suffered during the epidemic, extracting the number that earned their four “Pinocchio’s.” Washington PostThe truth checker.
“We have over 100,000 children, many in serious condition and ventilators that we have never had before,” said Sotomayor. According to Walensky, that figure is actually 96.5% higher than the number of children hospitalized with COVID-19.
Walensky noted that the numbers admitted to the Covid hospital usually include patients who go to hospitals for other reasons and are tested positive when they are there, as opposed to those who go to hospital because they are sick with COVID.
“In some of the hospitals we talked about, 40% of patients who come in with COVID are not coming because they are sick with COVID but because they are coming with something else and having COVID or the Omicron mutation has been detected,” he said.
Walensky did not have the number of children on the ventilator. Forcing Americans to get the vaccine, they believe many hospitals have no vaccinated children on ventilators.
CDC directors also acknowledge that the number of children’s hospitals is significantly lower than what Sotomayor said, which is lower than the age-old demographics.
“While the number of children hospitalized is increasing, they are still 15 times lower than our old demographic hospitals,” he said.
Walensky confirmed that children are less likely to die of COVID-19 than adults, but it is clear that children still need protection.
“Comparatively, the risk of death is small, but children should not die,” he said. “So if we have a child who is sick with COVID-19 … we want to protect them.”
One pandemic-related problem that affects children is school closure, which is a preventive measure or a lack of staff if teachers or administrators are ill. Walensky pointed out that schools can be safely opened in conditions that are worse than the current ones.
“I would like to remind people that we had a delta surge in the fall of this year and were able to keep our children in school safely before vaccination,” she said.
Justice Sotomayor proposed Delta during oral arguments on Friday, asserting that the Omicron transformation was fatal. Valensky seems to reject the notion that this is true on a personal basis, “on a person-to-person basis, it may not be,” but said the death toll may “increase” due to the large number of Omicron cases. Dramatically. ”