CDC Director Rochelle Walensky issued a rare correction to US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Sunday after the nation’s top judge claimed 100,000 children are in “serious condition” from COVID-19.
“We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition and many on ventilators,” Sotomayor said.
According to the CDC, there are fewer than 3,500 children in US hospitals due to COVID-19.
“Yeah, but, you know, here’s what I can tell you about our pediatric hospitalizations now,” Walkensky said. “First of all, the vast majority of children who are in the hospital are unvaccinated, and for those children who are not eligible for vaccination we do know they are most likely to get sick with COVID if their family members aren’t vaccinated.”
“While pediatric hospitalizations are rising, they are still about 15-fold less than hospitalizations of our older demographics,” she added.
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