A new report being peddled by mainstream media claims, “At least 97,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 in the final two weeks of July,” in an attempt to scare Americans over the upcoming school year.
The joint report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association looked at data from 49 states, NYC, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.
However, the alarming “97,000” number being reported by national media is deceptive because the federal government is, once again, intentionally inflating the case counts.
A chart from the report, which includes data collected up to July 30, shows many states are counting adults aged 18-24 as “children.”
Two states reported 18-year-olds as children, 32 states counted 19-year-olds, two states counted 20-year-olds, and Alabama counted cases up to 24-years-old as “child cases” of COVID-19.