The illness does not appear to be as “widespread” in children as the flu is, he noted. Some 90 children have actually passed away from COVID-19, and there have been 570 cases of a severe inflammatory post-viral syndrome linked to COVID-19 in kids, he cautioned.
Last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. At this minute there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths.– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
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Trump compared COVID-19 to the influenza in late March. ” We have a great deal of individuals dying from the influenza, as you know,” yet nothing is shut down, he told press reporters at the White House.
The CDC has actually approximated a total of 24,000 to 62,000 deaths from the 2019-2020 influenza season, consisting of 169 pediatric deaths. There are now more than 170,000 deaths– and growing– from COVID-19 in America.
Last year 37,000 Americans passed away from the typical Flu. At this moment there are 546 validated cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths.– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
Kushner insisted his children have a “six times higher danger of passing away from the flu as from COVID-19, including: “I do not believe thats a risk.” Gottlieb said he had no idea where that figure originated from, and Kushner didnt point out a source.
Kushner dismissed the significance of COVID-19 for children just as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioned Saturday that cases in children 17 and younger have been “gradually increasing” from March to July. Kids can establish severe health problem and issues, even if that danger is lower compared to adults, the CDC warned.
The CDC likewise warned that children are simply as infectious as grownups in spreading the disease– to their buddies, household members and instructors.
” Children likely have the same or higher viral loads … compared to grownups and … can spread the infection efficiently in families and camp settings,” mentions the new CDC assistance.
Hospitalizations of kids with COVID-19 is also increasing, according to the CDC. Amongst those hospitalized, one in 3 children is admitted to intensive care– the exact same rate grownups.
The real occurrence of infection among children is unknown due to the fact that of a lack of prevalent testing, the company alerted. Two boys, 15 and 7, died this month of COVID-19 in Georgia, where schools have actually already reopened.
” Theres a lot we do not understand about COVID in kids,” Gottlieb warned. The illness does not appear to be as “widespread” in kids as the flu is, he kept in mind. However some 90 kids have actually passed away from COVID-19, and there have actually been 570 cases of an extreme inflammatory post-viral syndrome connected to COVID-19 in kids, he warned.
Gottlieb approximated that there might be as numerous as 3 million kids who have been infected with COVID-19.
@ScottGottliebMD says Americans require to be “mindful” in making contrasts of #COVID 19 to the influenza when it concerns kids, keeping in mind flu prevalence is far greater amongst kids: Flu ➡ upwards of 400 deaths a yearCOVID-19 ➡ 90 deaths so far pic.twitter.com/xi6McTsN4B— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 16, 2020
The previous head of the Food and Drug Administration slammed Donald Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner for delicately comparing COVID-19 to the common flu throughout an interview Sunday.
” We require to be mindful about making contrasts to flu– and the death and illness we see in influenza relative to COVID,” previous FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb stated on CBS News “Face The Nation.”
The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths has actually remained “fairly consistent” over the last couple of weeks, kept in mind Gottlieb, a Republican who served in both the Obama and Trump administrations.
” Theres been a relatively relentless level of infection, hospitalizations and deaths over the last couple of weeks,” he stated. “Weve had more than a thousand deaths a day for at least two weeks now, over 50,000 infections a day on average.”
Gottlieb called out the White House advisor after Kushner stated on the very same program previously that he would “definitely” send his children back to school this fall. His kidss school, nevertheless, will “principally use range learning” with some in-person “chances” for “outside education and community structure,” according to the schools strategy.
” Our school is not opening up 5 days a week; I wish they were,” Kushner stated.
WATCH: #JaredKushner informs @margbrennan hes “not concerned” about sending his children #BackToSchool amidst the ongoing #coronavirus pandemic pic.twitter.com/hPDYMxNREE— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 16, 2020