Biden, CDC Dirty Tricks to Get Teenagers Vaccinated
The facts don't match the hysteria
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Pres. Biden and the government doctors are using dirty tricks to mess with growing teenagers' bodies to achieve a political goal. The government doctors are using scare tactics to make parents falsely believe their children could be hospitalized or die of COVID. It’s irresponsible and unethical.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Friday that it had “additional data reporting the trends in hospitalizations among adolescents with COVID-19.” It released a report along with a dramatic statement from the CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky:
I am deeply concerned by the numbers of hospitalized adolescents and saddened to see the number of adolescents who required treatment in intensive care units or mechanical ventilation. Much of this suffering can be prevented.
She followed up with this tweet:
CDC @CDCgovA new @CDCMMWR finds of 204 adolescents hospitalized for COVID-19 during Jan–Mar 2021, nearly a third were admitted to an ICU. The report shows the importance of #COVID19 vaccination for adolescents and mask use for those not yet vaccinated. More: https://t.co/U2m55Yi02s. https://t.co/9vUMwMvH2N
Let’s look at the actual study to see why Dr. Walensky is “saddened” and “deeply concerned.”
In the first three months of 2021, there were 204 teenagers in the U.S. hospitalized for COVID. That is about two a day in the entire country. They spent an average of two days in the hospital.
The CDC is pushing the headline that one-third of teens admitted for COVID were put in the ICU. But that is a lot less scary when you look at the numbers and see it’s 64 teenagers. Not one died.
Dr. Walensky said “a number” of teens required “mechanical ventilation. Actually, 10 teenagers total were put on ventilators for COVID in three months and all survived.
Overall, the 204 teenagers were an average age of 15 years old. The race breakdown in order was black (36%), hispanic (31%), white (26%.)
The CDC took out the cases in which they were hospitalized for other reasons but tested positive for coronavirus. Then it looked at the full picture of the teens’ health. One-third of teenagers were obese, as defined as having a body mass index above the 95th percentile for age and sex for children.
Seventy percent of the teenagers in the hospital from COVID had underlying conditions. None had been vaccinated. Of the 204 teens,
63 had a chronic lung disease including asthma
29 had neurological disorder
24 had chronic metabolic disease, including diabetes
19 had a blood disorder, including sickle cell anemia
14 were immunocompromised
9 had cardiovascular disease
So there were 60 teens who did not have an underlying condition for their parents to know to vaccinate them but got a serious case of COVID and had to go to the hospital. Sixty teens in 90 days — in all of America.
It was likely frightening for their parents, and, as Walensky said they felt “sadness.” But for public health purposes, the CDC director calling it undue “suffering” is manipulation, and in doing that, she was successful with the media.
The CNN headline is: “New increases in teen hospitalization rates reinforce importance of Covid-19 vaccination, CDC study says.” The story also only counts in percentages and not actual kids to increase the confusion and drama.
The Washington Post headline is “CDC director urges parents to vaccinate teens, pointing to increase in severe cases.” Buried in the story is the fact that no one died.
The Miami Herald spun the news this way: “‘Deeply concerned:’ COVID hospitalization rates in teens doubled in a month, CDC says.” The parents in Florida would see that headline and panic without reading the actual numbers of cases.
The CDC website tracks how often its work shows up on Twitter, blogs and in the news. This teenagers with COVID alarm bell graphs had been downloaded by 35 news sites and 733 twitter accounts. Strangely, the popular graph (below) shows that hospitalizations for teenagers went down dramatically from January to mid March. The jump came after the winter months and has already leveled back to the fall levels, pre vaccines. But again, we’re talking about 2 teens a day, max.
As I wrote yesterday about Dr. Fauci, “The Doctors” running the government response to the pandemic have outsized influence over what people do with their bodies. Dr. Walensky is cut from the same surgical cloth. She told Americans just two months ago that she predicted “impending doom” in COVID cases. People are fed up with “The Doctors” so they ignored her doom and gloom and took off their masks.
Parents ought to also ignore her absurd fear mongering for teenagers and make decisions solely based on the risk assessment of each child’s health. They should also take into account the real reason for this hard push by the CDC and the Biden administration to give their kids a shot. With just a month until his July 4 vaccination goal, Biden is desperate to get 100 million people to roll up their sleeves. Since 20 to 25 percent of young healthy adults won’t get the vaccine, his only path to his 70 percent goal is to convince parents to put the mRNA vaccine in their children.
The federal government should not be tricking parents into vaccinating kids. Leave them alone to make a factual and unemotional risk assessment of the need to vax.
CDC- Hospitalization of Adolescents Aged 12–17 Years with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 — COVID-NET, 14 States, March 1, 2020–April 24, 2021 CDC- Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, June 4 CDC TABLE. Demographic and clinical characteristics and outcomes among adolescents aged 12–17 years with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19–associated hospitalizations, by primary reason for admission — COVID-NET, 14 states,* January 1, 2021–March 31, 2021 CNN New increases in teen hospitalization rates reinforce importance of Covid-19 vaccination, CDC study says The Washington Post -CDC director urges parents to vaccinate teens, pointing to increase in severe cases The Miami Herald spun the news this way: “‘Deeply concerned:’ COVID hospitalization rates in teens doubled in a month, CDC says” Miller- What’s the Difference Between God and Dr. Fauci? Miller- It’s 15 Months Since the ‘15 Days to Stop the Spread', So What’s the Goal Now? Biden's pushes vaccines for herd immunity
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