Anthony FauciAnthony Fauci Armed man with ‘hit list’ including Biden, Fauci arrested in Iowa on his way to White House Overnight Health Care – Biden officials weigh wax mandate for travel On the Money – CDC guide, omicron threatens companies MORE on Thursday urged parents to vaccinate their children who are eligible for COVID-19 shots to prevent “avoidable” serious illness or hospitalization.
“Virtually everyone, not 100 percent, but close to it, are the children who are seriously ill in our hospitals of COVID-19 children whose parents decided they would not vaccinate them,” Fauci, who is President BidenJoe BidenFDA approves second quick COVID-19 test in home Pentagon allocates $ 6.7 million contract for domestic production of material critical to rapid COVID-19 tests Armed man with ‘hit list’, including Biden, Fauci arrested in Iowa on his way to the White House MOREs chief medical adviser, said in an appearance on NewsNations “Morning in America.”
“It can be avoided,” he added.
“All you have to do is go to any pediatric hospital right now, pretty much anywhere in the country, and you see children suffering, some even dying, who do not have to be in that situation if they were vaccinated. ,” He continued.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported it Nearly 78 percent of people age 5 and older in the United States have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly 66 percent are fully vaccinated.
“We vaccinate children for a range of childhood diseases, where the mortality rate of these diseases is far less than the mortality and morbidity of COVID-19 in children,” Fauci also noted.
“If you look at the number of children who are going to the hospital right now and who are in trouble and getting seriously ill, you almost have to say that it is the parents’ responsibility to protect their child,” he added.
New York City reported earlier this week a 400 percent increase in pediatric COVID-19 admissions as the omicron variant rose through the city.
According to the WABC, none of the children aged 5 to 11 who were admitted to the city after December 5 were fully vaccinated.