CDC Comes Clean on Child Covid Deaths

Now that the entire world is distracted by the war in Ukraine, the CDC has chosen to correct some ‘data coding errors’ from the “dashboard” it puts out to the public.

Even before the adjustment, only 700 children between the ages of 0 and 18 had died from Covid in the United States. To put that number into perspective, 45 million kids have tested positive for the disease. Many doctors are asking if mandatory masking and lockdowns were appropriate, especially given the adjustment in numbers. Throughout the United States, school boards elected to keep kids at home with virtual learning even though the numbers seem to indicate that the seasonal flu is more dangerous to children than Covid-19.

The draconian measures were understandable at the beginning of the pandemic as officials were short on data and long on fearful possibilities. As time went on, however, we could look to countries like Sweden, who never closed in-person learning, for additional guidance.

Even restriction strongholds like California have started to ease masking requirements. As of March 11, face coverings became optional in the Golden State. The once ubiquitous Dr. Fauci has all but disappeared from public view. Still, struggling to remain relevant, the good doctor has warned of tuberculosis outbreaks in Ukraine and the possibility of bringing back masks if another outbreak occurs. Fauci has even hinted at retirement, knowing his time in the spotlight is ending.

As the pandemic begins to wind down, the question now is whether or not our medical professionals, that got everything so wrong, need to be held accountable. If history is any indication, the answer to that question is no.

The healthcare sector enjoys broad support from the public. Even though medical accidents account for approximately 100,000 deaths a year, there never seems to be an accounting of the reasons behind this. It is likely that the same thing will happen with Covid.

America has mostly moved on from the pandemic as inflation and conflict on the international scene dominates the news cycle. At the very least, we can hope that the lessons from the past two years will not be forgotten.