Updated: NO “Pediatric Covid-19 Emergency” In Rhode Island! Since RI Schools Re-Opened, 9/9/21 Through 11/11/21, Pediatric Covid-19 Daily Hospitalization Census (“With” or “From” Covid-19, Pooled) Has Averaged 0.8, With Census=ZERO 50% (32/64) of Those Days; ZERO 9 of First 11 Days of November

*Data imported from the Health and Human Services website, “COVID-19 Reported Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity by State”, 8/1/21 through 11/7/21

May 2021 Hospital Pediatrics included two reports demonstrating that true pediatric covid-19 hospitalizations were over counted by 40-45%:

a) Kushner LE, et al. “For COVID” or “With COVID”: Classification of SARS-CoV-2 Hospitalizations in Children. Hosp Pediatr. 2021; doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2021-006001

b) Webb NE and Osburn TS. Characteristics of Hospitalized Children Positive for SARS-CoV-2: Experience of a Large Center. Hosp Pediatr. 2021; doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2021-005919

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