Anthony Fauci downplays child COVID hospitalizations

… “When you have such a large volume of infections among children, even with a low level of rate of infection

… you’re going to still see a lot more children who get hospitalized”

… “many of them are hospitalized with COVID as opposed to because of COVID”

… “if a child goes in the hospital they automatically get tested for COVID

… they get counted as a COVID hospitalized individual

… in fact they may go in for a broken leg or appendicitis”

… “if you have a virus that can give you a lot of infections … like we’re seeing right now with Omicron

… what becomes more important is the percentage of people … to require hospitalization”

… “as you get further on, and you see less severity, clearly hospitalization is the important thing”