Covid mandates are surging again in blue states across America based on a “mostly mild” Omicron variant wave. New York City is even considering issuing a vaccine mandate for schoolchildren.
But New York State Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett during a governor’s press conference on Wednesday openly admitted exaggerating the pandemic among children to motivate parents into “seeking the protection of vaccination.”
“The numbers that we gave on pediatric admissions weren’t intended to make it seem children were having a – you know, having an epidemic of infection,” Dr. Bassett said. “These were small numbers that we reported in our health alert. That was based on 50 hospitalizations. And I’ve now given you some larger numbers, but they’re still small numbers.”
“It really is to motivate pediatricians and families to seek the protection of vaccination,” she admitted.
There you have it. Here is the acting public health commissioner admitting that one of the worst-managed states for Covid in the United States is intentionally misrepresenting the threat the virus poses to children in order to “motivate pediatricians and families” to get vaccinated.
On December 24, the New York State Department of Health issued an alarming health advisory to state residents.
“The New York State Department of Health today announced the issuance of a Health Advisory to healthcare providers warning of an upward trend in pediatric hospitalizations associated with COVID-19,” the alert said. “The recent increases are concentrated in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area where the highly contagious Omicron variant was first detected in the state and is spreading rapidly.”
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