Covid’s Effect on Vaccinated and Children

“Of the 170 million vaccinated, only 6,000 or so have been hospitalized or died from COVID-19, with the vast majority of those over age 65. That’s a 0.0035% rate of serious illness or death among the vaccinated. The bottom line: Vaccinated people, and especially children, remain safe from COVID-19’s worst consequences. The good news with schools commencing across America is that data continues to show that children remain at extremely low risk of becoming very sick or dying from COVID-19; in fact, the threat might be even lower than previously thought (“In Children, Risk of Covid-19 Death or Serious Illness Remains Extremely Low,” The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2021). Some 99.995 percent of the nearly half-million children in England who were infected with coronavirus survived (“Risk of illness or death from Covid extremely low in kids,” The Sun, July 9, 2021). As of mid-July, among the 61 childhood deaths linked to a positive COVID-19 test, only 25 were actually caused by the illness, according to studies by UK researchers reviewing the national health system’s medical records.”

“The Latest News,” PJMedia, Aug. 20, 2021