How Many School-Aged Kids Have Died with COVID19 in Your State?
John Cullen downloads the CDC’s Mortality data and reviews how many school aged children have died with COVID19 as of October 20, 2021Read More
Why are we vaccinating children against COVID-19?
Ronald N.KostoffaDanielaCalinabDarjaKanduccMichael B.BriggsdPanayiotisVlachoyiannopouloseAndrey A.SvistunovfAristidisTsatsakisg Highlights Bulk of COVID-19 per capita deaths occur in elderly with high comorbidities. Per capita COVID-19 deaths are negligible in children. Clinical trials for these inoculations were very short-term. Clinical trials did not address long-term effects most relevant to children. High post-inoculation deaths reported in VAERS (very short-term). Abstract This article…Read More
UK panel does not recommend COVID vax for 12- to 15-year-olds
By Alistair Smout, Reuters.com UK advice contrasts with United States and Israel Government consults on broader impact, including schools JCVI member: booster guidance expected imminently LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Britain’s vaccine advisers said they were not recommending the vaccination of all 12- to 15-year-olds against COVID-19, preferring a precautionary approach in healthy children due…Read More
Masks for all children aren’t needed or ethical
BY PATRICIA RICE DORAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 09/02/20 This fall, many students lucky enough to have in-person schools are returning with required all-day face masks. In one sense, if children have face-to-face school, we should count our blessings, not complain about details. However, decisions about how to reopen often drive whether and when we…Read More
Real-world data, not predictions, should drive decisions on Covid school opening
By Leslie Bienen, Eric Happel, and Monica Gandhi April 23, 2021 The United States has exceeded 31 million Covid-19 infections (a messy data point) and is approaching 570,000 Covid-19 deaths (a more robust data point). Yet despite the abundance of data about the pandemic, the best available information is not usually what guides policymakers. Some…Read More
Children are not COVID super spreaders: time to go back to school
BMJ Journals. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4317-0742Alasdair P S Munro1,2, Saul N Faust1,2 Correspondence to Dr Alasdair P S Munro, NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility and NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK; firstname.lastname@example.org Since the first reports of SARS-CoV-2 infections in China, doctors, parents and policy-makers have been aware that…Read More
Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?
NPR News, October 21, 2020 ANYA KAMENETZ Despite widespread concerns, two new international studies show no consistent relationship between in-person K-12 schooling and the spread of the coronavirus. And a third study from the United States shows no elevated risk to childcare workers who stayed on the job. Combined with anecdotal reports from a…Read More
Deaths from COVID ‘incredibly rare’ among children
Nature.com Studies find that overall risk of death or severe disease from COVID-19 is very low in kids. July 15, 2021 Heidi Ledford A comprehensive analysis of hospital admissions and reported deaths across England suggests that COVID-19 carries a lower risk of dying or requiring intensive care among children and young people than was previously…Read More
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Covid-19 vaccines for children: hypothetical benefits do not outweigh risks
OPINION- Elia Abi-Jaoude, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, ON, Canada Peter Doshi, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore Claudina Michal-Teitelbaum, Preventive Medicine, Independent Researcher, Lyon, France As the majority of adults in multiple rich western countries have now received at least one dose of a covid-19…Read More