Rantz: Seattle Children’s won’t provide data to back up COVID-child claims

Seattle Children’s Hospital. (Photo: KIRO 7 TV)

Seattle Children’s Hospital claims there’s an uptick in children experiencing severe COVID cases, which includes kids hospitalized or placed in intensive care. This matches a similar narrative coming from a variety of public health officials nationwide.

But what’s the data actually say, and what’s the context? Is there actually a surge? If so, we should know the actual numbers and when the surge began. Are kids in the hospital dealing with underlying health conditions, or is the delta variant sending otherwise healthy kids to the ICU? These are relevant questions as policymakers and school officials claim

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