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We require to be mindful, I think, about making comparisons to influenza. This infection hasnt been as prevalent in children as flu is each year, theres been about 330,000 identified infections,” Gottlieb said.” Weve had over a thousand deaths a day for at least two weeks now, over 50,000 infections a day on average,” he said.

@ScottGottliebMD states 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 higher among children:
Flu ➡ upwards of 400 deaths a yearCOVID-19 ➡ 90 deaths up until now pic.twitter.com/xi6McTsN4B— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 16, 2020

” Well, I dont know where the 6 times comes from. We need to be careful, I believe, about making comparisons to influenza. This infection hasnt been as prevalent in children as influenza is each year, theres been about 330,000 detected infections,” Gottlieb stated. “If you think were diagnosing one in 5 to one in 10 infections in children, maybe there have had to do with 3 million kids whove been contaminated with this.”

The previous FDA commissioner likewise acknowledged that while he had expected a peak and decrease in deaths by this point, “theres been a relatively consistent level of infection, hospitalizations and deaths over the last number of weeks.”

CBS Margaret Brennan kept in mind that in the earlier sector, Kushner had actually said he was comfortable sending his children back to school, arguing they were “six times as most likely” to die from influenza as from the infection.

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” So theres a lot we dont understand about COVID in kids. I believe we require to be careful about making contrasts to influenza and the death and disease we see in flu relative to COVID,” Gottlieb said.

Gottlieb yielded that coronavirus did not appear to be “as widespread” in children compared to the influenza. He kept in mind that in addition to some 90 kidss deaths from the virus, there are signs that it might cause inflammatory post-viral syndromes in children in some case.

” Weve had more than a thousand deaths a day for at least 2 weeks now, over 50,000 infections a day usually,” he said. “We hit 55,000 in the last day. Hospitalizations have come down a little bit, however they have not really begun to decrease extremely quickly.”