SC Justice Sotomayor Falsely Claimed 100,000 Children Hospitalized with Covid

January 10, 2022 in News by RBN Staff


Source: Need To Know | Tucker Carlson, Washington Post and Gateway Pundit

During a Supreme Court hearing on vaccine mandates, Justice Sonia Sotomayor claimed “We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition and many on ventilators.” CDC head Rochelle Walinsky corrected Sotomayor’s claim and said that the actual number of children hospitalized from Covid is closer to 3,500. Therefore, Sotomayor’s number is at least 28 times higher than reality. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who is leading the case against Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandate for large companies and the CMS mandate for health care workers, said that the cases boil down to whether unelected federal bureaucrats, without any constitutional authority, force a medical procedure on 100 million Americans. He said that if Biden is successful, there will be no limit for federal agencies. If that happens, then Biden could declare climate change an emergency and more federal agencies can be weaponized against Americans.

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Nevertheless, the spike in cases has led to increased hospitalizations, Sotomayor noted during the exchange. Almost 30 percent of intensive-care beds are filled with covid patients as of Jan. 8, according the Health and Human Services Department data.

But then Sotomayor went off the rails: “We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition and many on ventilators.”

That’s wildly incorrect, assuming she is referring to hospitalizations, given the reference to ventilators. According to HHS data, as of Jan. 8 there are about 5,000 children hospitalized in a pediatric bed, either with suspected covid or a confirmed laboratory test. This figure includes patients in observation beds. So Sotomayor’s number is at least 20 times higher than reality, even before you determine how many are in “serious condition.”

Moreover, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been less than 100,000 — 82,843 to be exact — hospital admissions of children confirmed with covid since Aug. 1, 2020.

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