I think one of the chapters on COVID that will be written years from now will be the inability — the irrational refusal, really — to incorporate age into risk assessments and policy. Just a truly bizarre part of the COVID saga.
Re: child masking and vaxing, the official CDC count for all people under 18 who have died while testing positive for COVID is 337. But a Johns Hopkins study found a COVID mortality rate of zero among children who did not already have another serious medical condition.
Update (20210801) After reading this documentation, there are a number of clarifications to be made. One, the documentation say 335, not 337 as given in the tweet. Second, using the info from the CDC today, that number is 526.
The point of the linked-to documentation is that the CDC continues to use ‘flimsy evidence’ to push the COVID vaccine upon children.
The Johns Hopkins study, “worked with the nonprofit FAIR Health to analyze approximately 48,000 children under 18 diagnosed with Covid in health-insurance data from April to August 2020.” Thus, not all children diagnosed with Kung flu. At the same time, however, “the CDC [...] hasn’t researched each death to find out whether Covid caused it or if it involved a pre-existing medical condition.” Moreover, “the agency’s Covid adolescent hospitalization report, like its death count, doesn’t distinguish on the website whether a child is hospitalized for Covid or with Covid”