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CSRA’s First Pediatric Death from COVID-19 Occurs as Hospitalizations Soar

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A milestone no one will celebrate has been reached in Augusta. The Children’s Hospital of Georgia is reporting a child has died from SARS-CoV-2. Spokeswoman Lisa Kaylor confirmed the child died Wednesday, Sept. 1. HIPPA laws prevent the release of any additional details. The child was one of nine c...

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  1. This is sad and scary, and presents a strong case for vaccinations. However, I question why many known facts are omitted. The death of a child at CHOP is tragic, but HIPPA would not prevent releasing information concerning the overall health of the lost child. Were there comorbidities, or was the child healthy and thriving before onset?
    The numbers and percentages presented, though poignant, paint an incomplete picture, and leave important questions unanswered: What is the breakdown of the vaccinated and unvaccinated patients in ICU? Of those categories, how many of each are on ventilators? How many have died? How many patients have underlying health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, COPD, obesity, cancer, or other compromised immunity?
    Knowing this information should give us all a clearer picture of those truly at risk, and insight into how to proceed in battling this virus.

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