More than half of all COVID deaths have occurred since Joe “I’m going to shut down the virus” Biden took office.
The president’s policies have been a total failure and his approval ratings are the result.
To try and clean things up CDC Director Rochelle Walensky reported that the CDC will be revising death statistics to separate those that died from COVID and those who died of other causes that tested positive for COVID.
That is something the CDC never did while Trump was in office.
Fox News host Brett Baier asked, “But I guess you know how many of the 836,000 deaths in the U.S. linked to COVID are from COVID or how many are with COVID but they had other comorbidities, do you have that breakdown?
“Yes, of course. With omicron, we are following that very carefully. Our death registry, of course, takes a few weeks to — it takes a few weeks to collect and, of course, omicron has just been with us for a few weeks. But those data will be forthcoming,” Walensky responded.
NEW – Director Walensky says CDC will provide data on “how many of the 836,000 deaths in the U.S. linked to Covid are from Covid or how many are with Covid,” and adds “Omicron has just been with us for a few weeks.”pic.twitter.com/Htf1hrfX0F
Walensky was also forced to correct Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor who spread misinformation during a hearing about Joe’s OSHA mandate.
Below is a partial transcript provided by Fox News:
BAIER: Now, (AUDIO GAP) what we can find from Friday suggest there are fewer than 3,500 current pediatric hospitalizations from COVID-19. Is that true?
WALENSKY: Yeah. But, you know, here’s what I can tell you about our pediatric hospitalizations now. 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 that they are most likely to get sick with COVID if their family members aren’t vaccinated.
So the most important thing we can do for those children to keep them out of the hospital is to vaccinate them and to vaccinate their family members around them.
We also know that —
BAIER: Understood, but the number is not 100,000. It’s roughly 3,500 in hospitals now.
WALENSKY: It — yes, there are — there are — and in fact what I will say is, while pediatric hospitalizations are rising, there are still about 15- fold least than hospitalizations of our older age demographics.
BAIER: Do you have a number of children on ventilators?
WALENSKY: I do not have that off the top of my head, but what I can say is for it — I don’t believe there are any in many of these hospitals who are vaccinated. So, really, the highest risk of being on a ventilator if your child is if you’re unvaccinated.
We also have recent data out just this week that’s demonstrated that dangerous MIS-C syndrome that we are seeing in children, 91 percent protection if you’ve been vaccinated.
BAIER: But the risk of death or serious illness in children is still very small, right?
WALENSKY: Comparatively the risk of death is small.