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Fauci: Arguments against childhood vaccination make no sense

CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) – Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday that the excuses parents use to keep their children unvaccinated “doesn’t make any sense.”

“We vaccinate children for some diseases in children where the mortality of those diseases is much lower than the mortality and morbidity rates of COVID-19, “Fauci said on “Morning in America” ​​on Thursday.

“Parents have a responsibility to protect their children,” Fauci said. “You get as many children and as many adults as possible, because each individual needs to be protected, and the more individuals are protected, the better society does at controlling the outbreak.”

The seven-day average daily hospital admissions for children between December 21 and December 27 increased more than 58% nationally in the past week to 334, compared with about 19% across all age groups, according to the study. data from the United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fauci said the number of severe pediatric COVID cases is low, but that may not be comforting if it’s your child in the hospital.

“When you compare the number of hospitalizations and serious illness in young children versus adults, especially the elderly, it is certain that the likelihood of serious illness in children is less than in adults when you are exposed to COVID-19,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean children don’t get very sick.”

Children 5 to 11 years old are only eligible for the vaccine as of November. Nearly 78% of people 5 years of age and older have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to CDC. Fewer than 15% of U.S. children in that age group are fully immunized, federal data shows. Children under the age of five are not yet eligible for vaccination.

“Almost, not 100%, but close to that, among the very sick children in the hospital with COVID-19 are the children whose parents decide they don’t want to vaccinate them. That can be avoided. “, Fauci said.

Facui said the country’s best defense against children is vaccination. He urged parents to “think about the personal safety of their children.”

https://kfor.com/news/fauci-arguments-against-vaccinating-kids-dont-make-any-sense/ Fauci: Arguments against childhood vaccination make no sense

JACLYN DIAZ

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