A new study found that COVID regulations regarding schools and kids were even less tenable than previously thought. The JAMA Network study revealed that children have a greater than 100-fold lower COVID mortality rate than adults.
Additionally, it was discovered that the mortality rates by age group were meager. The COVID death rate for infants under one-year-old was 4.3 per 100,000. In contrast, rates for children 1 to 4 years old were 0.6 per 100,000. The rate for children aged 5 to 9 was 0.4 per 100,000. 0.5 per 100,000 in children aged 10 to 14 and 1.8 per 100,000 in teenagers aged 15 to 19.
Overall, from August 2021 to July 2022, that equates to a rate of 1 per 100,000. There were 821 COVID deaths over that period, with the illness as the primary factor. From August 2021 to July 2022, there were nearly 360,000 COVID fatalities in the United States.
Compared to 1 per 100,000 in children and younger age groups, that meant a rate of 109 per 100,000 persons. However, teacher’s unions, authorities, politicians, and the media all worked to ensure schools shuttered and stayed closed.
Despite being abandoned as a practical intervention. “COVID-19 posed a major illness burden for children and young people, thus pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical interventions continue to be necessary to restrict the transmission of the virus and to reduce severe disease,” they wrote in their summary of the findings.
The inability to acknowledge that the virus wasn’t a serious threat to children has long been a feature of pandemic debates, and 2% of mortality is only 1/9th of deaths from unexpected accidents.
All for an illness that posed incredibly minimal risk to the age group most impacted by limitations. There must be consequences for those who campaigned for these laws, notwithstanding the information that refuted their claims.
Because the media gave some “experts” more attention than others, producing a false consensus, many still hold on to demonstrably incorrect beliefs. Children were never in great danger from COVID. But the politicized misinformation, unfounded worries, and activist behavior of teacher’s unions were undoubtedly unnecessary.