Fauci: Children Hospitalized because of COVID are Overcounted

In a December 30, 2021 article published by The Washington Examiner, Daniel Chaitin reported recent statements made by Dr. Anthony Fauci saying that hospitalizations among children with COVID-19 are overblown.

MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin reportedly asked Fauci to comment on the impact of the omicron variant and its supposed contribution to the rise in cases among children who are ending up in the hospital. Fauci said the surge in numbers has two contributing factors.

“First of all, quantitatively, you’re having so many more people, including children, who are getting infected. And even though hospitalization among children is much, much lower on a percentage basis than hospitalizations for adults…When you have such a large volume of infections among children, even with a low level of rate of infection, you’re going to still see a lot more children who get hospitalized.”

“But the other important thing is that if you look at the children who are hospitalized, many of them are hospitalized with COVID as opposed to because of COVID… And what we mean by that — if a child goes to the hospital, they automatically get tested for COVID. And they get counted as a COVID-hospitalized individual. In fact, they may go in for a broken leg or appendicitis, or something like that. So it’s overcounting the number of children who are, quote, ‘hospitalized with COVID,’ as opposed to because of COVID.”

Editor’s Note: What Fauci is referring to here is incidental COVID. People who go to hospitals for other concerns must get tested, and when they get a positive result, they are added to the “positive cases” statistics. The issue of incidental COVID is widespread and also has an impact on the way COVID deaths are being reported [see John Ioannidis: COVID Deaths Massively Over-counted; UK Government instructs NHS to change the way it records COVID-19 cases: Includes only those who are sick vs. those who just test positive; Oregon Senators File Formal Grand Jury Petition Calling for Investigation into CDC’s Willful Misconduct to Hyperinflate COVID-19 Data; Media Outlets Scramble to Point Fingers Before COVID Fiasco is Fully Dismantled; UK Office for National Statistics Admits ONLY 6,000 People Died of Covid-19 Instead of 150,000 Perpetuated by the UK Government and Mainstream Media; Lisbon court rules only 152 or 0.9% of 17,000 ‘verified deaths’ died of COVID; UK families demand inquiry on death certificates, relatives wrongly classified as COVID deaths; This is how COVID-19 death rates in the US are manipulated; Italian report shows only 2.9% of COVID deaths were solely due to the virus. Also, read Dr. Michael Yeadon: Virtually No One Died Solely of COVID Infection, Many are Victims of Inappropriate Treatment].

One thing to remember here is that Fauci is infamous for flip-flopping. He tells the truth only when it serves him. Regardless, what Fauci is saying here has been asserted by hundreds of experts already [see Thousands of Physicians and Scientists Reach Consensus: Natural Immunity Works, Children Do Not Need COVID Vaccination; German study confirms Children at VERY low risk of COVID-related severe disease and death; Deaths from COVID are “Incredibly Rare” Among Children].

We must reiterate the following facts:

First, children’s risk “of getting covid” is near zero [see Updated IFR for COVID Confirms 99.9987% Survchildren’snder-20’s; No Need for Vaccines: Children’s Immune Systems Primed and Ready for SARS-CoV-2; Understanding the immune system of children may be the key to understanding susceptibility to SARS-COV-2].

Second, those who have contacted covid and become severe are already ill [see New Study: All children in UK who died of COVID-19 were already seriously ill; CDC Update: 75% of children who died from COVID had underlying diseases].

Third, children are more at risk of severe adverse events from covid jab than getting infected with covid [see Doctors Demand an Urgent Investigation on Deaths Among Children and Young Adults in the UK; COVID Vaccines Would Kill 117 Children Aged Five to 11-Year-Olds in Order to Save One Child Dying from COVID; One in 9 Children Suffered Severe Adverse Reaction from the COVID Vaccine; Oxford University Infectious Disease Experts Say NO to COVID Vaccines for Children].

In the Philippines, one of their scare propaganda is those children hospitalized due to covid; however, Fauci has stated that there are a hundred and one reasons why kids get hospitalized. Moreover, did you know that more children getting “infected” by the virus but who are not seriously affected by it means that the virus is already on its path to endemicity? [To learn more about this, see New study shows the path towards endemic COVID; WHO representative says COVID is now endemic in India; What does endemic COVID look like?; SARS-CoV-2 will probably become endemic].

Parents should be aware that covid is not a deadly disease, and their children are not at risk at all. So taking children to get jabbed because of fear of the harmless virus is not just negligent but abusive and immoral. [See Microbiologist: “Enlisting kids in clinical trial is unfathomable”; Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is irresponsible and unethical; Norway Believes Natural Immunity is Better Protection for Children Five to 11 Years; Finland will not recommend COVID injections for healthy children aged 5 to 11 years; Rabbinical Court Ruling Prohibits COVID Vaccine for Children, Pregnant Women; Danish Pediatricians Question Health Authorities On COVID Jab Recommendation for Children; Sweden will not recommend COVID vaccines for kids aged 5 to 11 years.]

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