The number of children being hospitalized due to weakened immune systems has soared to record levels, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed.
The CDC found that record numbers of kids are being treated in hospitals with colds and respiratory problems.
The federal health agency found that children’s immunity has been weakened by social distancing and masking.
The CDC found that a historically high number of inpatients under 18 years old were struggling with common viruses following the covid pandemic according to the Mail Online.
Experts have repeatedly warned about the risks of measures used to contain Covid such as lockdowns and the wearing of face masks.
Such measures suppress the spread of germs which are crucial for building a strong immune system in children.
While the report only looked at August 2021, separate data from the CDC also indicates that hospital visits for children under four years old with respiratory problems may also be getting worse.
The figures show the highest levels of children with respiratory illnesses ever recorded in summer.
The levels were more consistent with December of previous years.
The data was compiled from hospitals in seven different states including Washington, Texas, New York, and Ohio.
Commenting on the findings, Dr. Scott Roberts, a medical director at Yale University stated that lockdowns impacted the ability of children to build up immunity to common illnesses.
“There are two implications to this,” the doctor explains.
“First, the gap gives time for the viruses to mutate even further to cause more severe disease.”
“And second, whatever immunity was built up to those viruses’ it will have waned making the immune response now much less potent,” Roberts added.
The doctor also noted that children, including his own son, are now getting “constant infections.”
The CDC data is consistent with research by scientists at Yale who warned that it is not normal to see children with combinations of seven common viruses, including adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza, and parainfluenza, as well as COVID-19.
Reports have emerged that suggest there has also been a global outbreak of hepatitis cases in children, with the media asserting the cause is “unknown.”
Biden administration officials have continuously pushed for children to keep wearing masks in schools.
However, COVID poses virtually no risk to the health of children in normal circumstances.
Some even cite the rise in hospitalizations of children as a reason to bring mask mandates back:
Pediatric hospitalizations are surging. Cases of all respiratory viruses surging. #COVID is rising again too. It’s time we #BringBackMasks and use that hashtag #️⃣ going forward. #COVIDisAirborne #CovidIsNotOver pic.twitter.com/VR8yT7QmAY
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) September 28, 2022