While America’s fear-mongers are going nuts over the rise in COVID-19 cases among kids, here’s some ugly perspective: More Chicago minors have died this year from gunshots than from COVID.
The Windy City’s seen 261 kids shot in 2021, 41 fatally. Yet the entire state’s seen just 25 under-18s die with COVID, per the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Nationwide, that count is 214 fatalities — and it only means they’d tested positive, not that the coronavirus was the cause of death.
In fact, that age group makes up at most 0.27 percent of all US coronavirus deaths, reports the American Academy of Pediatrics from CDC data. And seven states have reported no pandemic-related deaths among children.
If you care about America’s kids, don’t focus on “protections” like mask mandates, but on the horrors of urban gun crime and the de-policing movement that’s been feeding it.
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