Meanwhile, during ABC interview, Fauci appears to dismiss plans for retirement.
We noted in January that SCOTUS Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor displayed their ignorance on COVID stats when hearing arguments against Biden’s vaccine mandate.
It appears the misinformation was not entirely their fault. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) corrected much of its earlier covid data collected during the Omicron surge, reducing the death tallies in all age groups, including children.
The health agency, in a statement to Reuters, said it made adjustments to its COVID Data Tracker’s mortality data on March 14 because its algorithm was accidentally counting deaths that were not COVID-19-related.
The adjustment resulted in removal of 72,277 deaths previously reported across 26 states, including 416 pediatric deaths, CDC said.
The reduction cut the CDC’s estimate of deaths in children by 24% to 1,341 as of March 18.
Children accounted for about 19% of all COVID-19 cases, but less than 0.26% of cases resulted in death, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which summarizes state-based data.
In a nutshell: Pediatric covid deaths plummeted 24% after the agency fixed….”a coding logic error.”
The CDC’s COVID Data Tracker had presented a misleading impression prior to the fix that children were dying at a sharply amplified rate amid the omicron surge earlier this year. The tool had reported 1,755 all-time deaths from children ages 0 to 17 on Tuesday, with 738 of the deaths occurring during the first 10 weeks of 2022.
After CDC resolved the error, the pediatric death figure reported on its COVID Data Tracker dropped to 1,339 all-time deaths, a reduction of 23.7% from the figure reported the day prior.
“On March 15, 2022, data on deaths were adjusted after resolving a coding logic error. This resulted in decreased death counts across all demographic categories,” the data tracker said.
But all the news on COVID today is not good. White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has reversed himself, yet again, on an issue important to the American people.
Based on recent statements, rumors recently swirled he was looking at retiring. Fauci flipped-flopped again.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday appeared to back-track on retiring any time soon, saying he wants to wait for the US to be “really out” of the COVID-19 pandemic before he moves on.
The 81-year-old had started buzz about his potential retirement Saturday when he told ABC’s “Start Here” podcast, “I have said that I would stay in what I’m doing until we get out of the pandemic phase, and I think we might be there already.”
But in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, the White House chief medical adviser was asked about whether the country was nearing the end of the pandemic and if he planned to get “some rest” at that point.
“I’m not so sure, George,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told anchor George Stephonaupolous. “I want to make sure we’re really out of this before I really seriously consider doing anything different. We’re still in this.
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