The New York State Health Commissioner claims she exaggerated hospitalizations in order to promote the COVID vaccine for children.
Mary T. Bassett stated that rare pediatric hospitalizations were highlighted ‘to encourage pediatricians and families to seek vaccination protection’ for young children who are at virtually no risk of contracting COVID-19.
Late last month, New York State’s acting health commissioner confirmed that she exaggerated extremely rare pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations in order to promote the experimental and abortion-tainted COVID jabs for all children five years and older.
Universal vaccination of young children is promoted despite evidence that children face a very low risk of contracting COVID-19 and despite thousands of reports of serious adverse events and deaths associated with the experimental shots.
Dr. Mary T. Bassett, the acting State Health Commissioner, stated during a press conference on December 28, 2021, that while the number of pediatric COVID-related hospital admissions is “small,” and children are not experiencing a “infection epidemic,” a handful of rare pediatric hospitalizations were highlighted in a recent health alert “to motivate pediatricians and families to seek the protection of vaccination” for young children.
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Bassett’s comments come after she warned of a “staggering” increase in pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations in a press release issued by the New York State Department of Health on December 24.
“The risks associated with COVID-19 are real for children,” Bassett stated in the release. “We are alerting New Yorkers to the dramatic increase in pediatric COVID-19 admissions in recent months in order for pediatricians, parents, and guardians to take immediate action to protect our city’s youngest residents.”
“We must employ all available safe and effective infection control, prevention, and mitigation strategies,” she continued, urging parents to “[p]rotect your children five years and older by ensuring they are fully vaccinated, and protect children under five by ensuring that everyone in their immediate environment is protected through vaccination, boosters, mask use, avoiding crowds, and testing.”
“[These] were small numbers that we disclosed in our health alert,” Bassett admitted during a press conference on December 28. “That was based on 50 hospitalizations, and I’ve now provided you with some more substantial figures. However, the numbers remain small.“
The 50 pediatric hospitalizations occurred in a city with a population of approximately 4 million children under the age of 18, according to census data.
Meanwhile, it is unknown whether the children hospitalized with COVID-19 were truly admitted due to the virus.
While the press release asserted a “fourfold increase in COVID-19 hospital admissions for children 18 and under” between December 5 and December 24 and argued that “these startling trends underscore the critical importance of protecting our children from COVID-19,” it failed to distinguish between children who may have entered the hospital due to COVID-19 and those who tested positive while hospitalized for another reason and may have experienced minor symptoms.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who has repeatedly urged universal vaccination, acknowledged last week that “if you look at the children who are hospitalized, many of them are hospitalized with COVID, rather than because of COVID.” Additionally, Fauci confirmed that children are frequently counted as COVID-19 hospital admissions if they test positive for the virus following an unrelated condition such as “a broken leg or appendicitis.”
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Fauci’s statements confirmed long-held suspicions that COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths have been overcounted, with hospitals financially motivated to record unnecessary COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths.
The New York Health Commissioner’s comments and recommendations come despite data indicating that children are at negligible risk of contracting COVID-19, with the American Pediatric Association estimating that between 0.00 and 0.02 percent of child COVID cases in the United States result in death. Meanwhile, thousands of reports of serious adverse events and deaths as a result of the jabs have prompted numerous experts to condemn the effort to inject children with experimental shots.
In summer 2021, researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine discovered a “zero mortality rate” among children without a pre-existing medical condition such as leukemia after “analyzing[ing] approximately 48,000 children under the age of 18 diagnosed with Covid in health-insurance data from April to August 2020.”
Dr. Robert Malone, a renowned virologist and pioneer of the mRNA technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna injections, has suggested that inoculating 28 million American children aged 5 to 11 with the experimental drugs could result in “1,000 or more excess deaths,” while the risk of COVID-19 infection for healthy children is “about zero” and appears to be less than seasonal flu.