(LifeSiteNews) — According to America’s health authority, 70% of children who were hospitalized with the Omicron variant of COVID had underlying conditions.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reinforces studies that show children, especially those who are not diabetic or obese or have other underlying health conditions, are not at a significant risk from COVID.
“COVID-19 can cause severe illness in children,” the CDC wrote in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Tuesday. But the report’s own data shows that “[t]hirty percent of hospitalized children had no underlying medical conditions, and [only] 19% were admitted to an intensive care unit.”
“Children with diabetes and obesity were more likely to experience severe COVID-19,” the report stated. In other words, 70 percent of hospitalized children with COVID during the “period of Omicron predominance (December 19, 2021–February 28, 2022)” did have “underlying medical conditions.”
Some of the other conditions included cardiovascular disease, blood disorder, and asthma.
Furthermore, the number of hospitalized children during this period was smaller than during the “Pre-Delta” and “Delta predominant” periods, according to the CDC data.
The surveillance data found no one who died during this period. The median hospital stay time for children hospitalized with COVID remained the same as the Delta period and was slightly lower than pre-Delta.
The CDC also said that it discovered “no significant differences for severe outcomes by vaccination status” and that its sample size of “vaccinated children was small.”
The researchers also counted children who had received one dose COVID jab among the “unvaccinated.”
Nevertheless, the CDC advocated jabbing kids to protect them against COVID.
“Potential for serious disease requiring hospitalization, ICU admission, or IMV [invasive mechanical ventilation ] among children aged 5–11 years reinforces the importance of increasing vaccination coverage among this population,” the CDC concluded in its reported.
“Black children accounted for the highest percentage of unvaccinated children in this analysis and represented one third of COVID-19–associated hospitalizations in this age group,” the CDC stated.
“Increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage among children aged 5–11 years, with particular attention to racial and ethnic minority groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19, is critical to reducing COVID-19–associated morbidity.”
The CDC’s handling of data has been called into question due to an admission in March that it overcounted by 25 percent the number of pediatric COVID deaths.
Prior evidence has suggested that children’s risk from COVID was exaggerated.
Last summer, a team of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine researchers “analyze[d] approximately 48,000 children under 18 diagnosed with Covid in health-insurance data from April to August 2020,” and found a “mortality rate of zero among children without a pre-existing medical condition such as leukemia.”
Dr. Marty Makary, the lead researcher, accused the CDC of basing its advocacy of school COVID vaccination on “flimsy data.”
Dr. Paul Alexander also identified six different studies that show why children should not be vaccinated against COVID.
“Children are likely COVID-recovered and as such are immune; why not consider assessing their immune status?” Dr. Alexander wrote. “Because of their young age, their robust innate immunity, and this possibility that they are COVID-recovered, they should not be given COVID vaccines.”