Using the CDC Wonder database, influenza and pneumonia was the 7th leading cause of death in children age 14 and under from 1999-2019. A typical flu season has nearly 200 pediatric deaths.
In the 2020-2021 season there was 1 pediatric flu death.
Mitigations measures for COVID-19 worked to crush a respiratory viral disease that is a leading cause of death in children- and COVID-19 killed literally hundreds as many children as that disease did over that same interval.
@smeg And this isn’t accounting for possible long-term health consequences that may arise from having had a childhood covid-19 infection and recovered.
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