March 04, 2021

Follow the Science - Until it Contradicts the Politics

I can't even pretend to be shocked. Professor quits researching COVID because of hostility over his findings about low threat to children | The College Fix

Jonas Ludvigsson undermined the political argument that schools couldn’t reopen in person with his research findings about COVID-19’s negligible threat to children and minor threat to teachers.

The professor of clinical epidemiology at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute faced such hostility for his findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that he’s now given up on researching COVID-19, much less debating it.

I mean be fair, that contradicts what the Teachers' Unions want. And we can't have science disagreeing with the Unions!

The pediatrician’s research focused on children from age 1 to 16 during the first wave of COVID-19 last spring, tracking admissions to intensive care units March 1-June 30. It included those with “laboratory-verified or clinically verified Covid-19, including patients who were admitted for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children” because it’s “likely” related to COVID-19.

Just 15 children went to the ICU, for a rate of 0.77 per 100,000. Four had “an underlying chronic coexisting condition (cancer in 2, chronic kidney disease in 1, and hematologic disease in 1),” and none died.

There is more and a link to The New England Journal of Medicine article that started the whole thing at the link above.

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