Monday, October 18, 2021

Are C19 Guidelines Too Tough for Kids?

 It may be hard to believe for some but kids have always been safer from Covid-19 than adults. Writer David Wallace – Wells reported in New York Magazine in July:

 The kids are safe. They always have been.

It may sound strange, given a year of panic over school closures and reopening, a year of masking toddlers and closing playgrounds and huddling and pandemic pods, that, according to the CDC, among children the mortality risk from Covid-19 is actually lower than from the flu. (Does the author know how to use commas?) The risk of severe disease or hospitalization is about the same.

This is true for the much – worried – over Delta variant. It is also true for all the other variants, and for the original strain. Most remarkably, is been known to be true since the earliest days the pandemic – indeed it was among the very first things we did know about the disease. The preliminary mortality data from China was very clear: two children, Covid – 19 represented only a vanishingly tiny threat of death, hospitalization, or severe disease.

Yet for a year and ½ we have been largely unwilling to fully believe it…. But the kids are not at risk themselves, and never were. Now. Thanks to vaccines, the vast majority of their parents and grandparents are any longer, either.

But first: the kids. Over the course of the pandemic, 49,000 Americans under the age of 18 have died of all causes, according to the CDC. Only 331 of those deaths have been from Covid – less than half as many as have died from pneumonia…

All told, 600,000 Americans have lost their lives to Covid over the course of the pandemic; just 0.05% of those were under the age of 18, a population represents more than 20% of the country’s population as a whole… Rest of article.

 The New York Times reported similar findings last week.


Anonymous said...

Until the blind pull their wool back it doesn't matter. The mandates are a power control lead kinda thing. And many really do seem to enjoy being the shaven sheep.

Anonymous said...

Are kids less susceptible to death from Covid? Yes. Are they just as able to carry it and give it to their teachers, parents, soccer coaches? Yes.

This virus has caused the deaths of over 700,000 americans and its fascinating that we've got about 25% of our adult population that just don't seem to give a fuck about their fellow citizens.

Anonymous said...

This has more to do with COVID-19 in general than the article above.

Nebraska Attorney General writes an opinion stating that doctors in that state would not be considered in violation of Nebraska laws for prescribing medication in an “off label” manner in an attempt to treat coronavirus as long as they obtain written informed consent from their patients.

Tweety said...


I'll bet a hundred to a buck
...You say folks DGAF
Like every year with the flu,
Question is do you?
Do you vax for the flu
Or are you a DGAF too?

If you do I'll eat crow today
But DGAF's are here to stay
So let's just vax all us at risk
And let go of the blame... tisk, tisk

Anonymous said...

3:45 here. Yep, i do get the flu vaccine. but it really isn't relevant to the point here as Covid is 10x more likely to kill you.

and the vax the at the risk argument is ridiculous. roughly 20% of our population aren't even eligible for the vaccine as they're under the age of 12. So instead of everyone getting a harmless vaccine and getting rid of this thing, we're just going to let it fester and mutate and continue to cripple our way of life. grow up. get a shot. go about your life.

Anonymous said...

3:45 : Again, you are vaxxed. Why do you care ? I am unvaxxed and carry antibodies naturally. You carry un Natural ones. SCIENCE.

Anonymous said...

@10:25am It's astonishing how many times this needs to be repeated but natural antibodies=high chance of death for many. Vaccine = almost no chance of death. There is a clear & obvious winner in this situation. Any numbers regarding power of natural immunity vs. vaccine are wildly skewed by the fact those with natural immunity had adequate immune responses in first place, while the vaccine attempts to protect those that would almost surely have died.

Anonymous said...

11:52 : Yes, for the same folks with the same health issues. Why am I repeating that ? Shouldn't the healthy folks have a say in what goes in the body ? Or are you one of those folks who have been "feared" into submission ? The vaccines ARE DOING NOTHING to actually stop this man made virus. Why? Because it's man made. 80/20 IS the number we were told a year ago that would end it and now in Europe , another wave seems to be gaining steam. When this is over we will be slaves to the elites . And it will be sheep like you who are to blame.

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