Fauci's admission about child COVID hospitalizations
"...overcounting the number of children who are, quote, ‘hospitalized with Covid,’ as opposed to because of Covid.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted in an interview that the level of child hospitalizations is being overcounted. He said outright that hospitals test all patients admitted and if they test positive, they are counted as a COVID hospitalization even if that is not the reason they are there.
“First of all, quantitatively, you’re having so many more people, including children, who are getting infected. And even though hospitalization among children is much, much lower on a percentage basis than hospitalizations for adults, particularly elderly individuals,” Fauci said in a Dec. 30 interview on MSNBC. “When you have such a large volume of infections among children, even with a low level of rate of infection, you’re going to still see a lot more children who get hospitalized.”
“But the other important thing is that if you look at the children who are hospitalized, many of them are hospitalized with Covid as opposed to because of Covid,” said Fauci. “And what we mean by that — if a child goes in the hospital, they automatically get tested for Covid and they get counted as a Covid-hospitalized individual. When in fact, they may go in for a broken leg or appendicitis or something like that. So it’s overcounting the number of children who are, quote, ‘hospitalized with Covid,’ as opposed to because of Covid.”
It stands to reason if the children are being overcounted, so are the adults.
Here's the clip: