Initial Coronavirus Mortality Rate for Children and Teens Is LOWER than Mortality Rate for Same Age Group in the 2018-2019 Flu Season
The New England Journal of Medicine published a report by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., H. Clifford Lane, M.D., and Robert R. Redfield, M.D.
The authors are from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (A.S.F., H.C.L.); and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (R.R.R.).
Dr. Fauci is on President Trump’s committee on coronavirus.
The article was published on Friday, February 28, 2020.
In the article the three experts on contagious disease report that there has been no known cases of Covid-19 in children under the age of 15.
Via Dr. Andrew Bostom.
NIAID Dir Fauci’s welcome sobriety on corona/COVID-19, which “may ultimately be more akin to a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%)” [published by the ideologically Left, NEJM, no less!]: https://t.co/lUr6dqDC54 pic.twitter.com/HnUDQX2OST
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) March 1, 2020
The report published last Friday found NO CASES of Coronavirus in children under 15.
This figure continues to play out in the international numbers reported at worldometers.info.
From the initial date collections the death rate for coronavirus for 0-9 years is at 0%.
The death rate for those 10-39 is .2%
The 2018-2019 flu epidemic hit children much harder than the numbers we are seeing from the coronavirus.
The mortality rate for children under 17 was .6% to .8%.
These numbers are greater than the initial mortality rates for children inflicted by coronavirus.
From the CDC website:
From Dr. Andrew Bostom:
Basically Covid-19 is behaving like a more aggressive flu, as Fauci suggested, and that means far more lethality in those with chronic illness at any given age. Practically speaking since on a population basis the younger are far less chronically I’ll, from any cause, they are far less prone to catastrophic covid-19 respiratory illness. That would likely NOT be true for a young person, say < 30, with advanced cystic fibrosis for example… But CF is a relatively rare disease…