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.