Florida Sees Highest Rate of Children Hospitalized With COVID in U.S.
Florida is experiencing the highest rate of children hospitalized with COVID-19 across the U.S.
According to data from the CovKid project, which uses COVID-19 hospitalization numbers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as of August 7, Florida is reporting 8.1 children hospitalized with COVID-19 per 100,000 residents.
The number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 per 100,000 residents in Florida is the highest in the nation, according to the data.
Data from the project also shows that over the past seven days, Florida has reported 341 new hospital admissions among those aged 17 and younger, the most in the U.S.
Florida is also reporting the highest rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations among those ages 18 and 19. According to the data, as of August 7, Florida reported 20.6 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents in that age group.
While the data show that Florida is reporting the highest rate of children hospitalized with COVID-19, the federal government's hospital capacity data show that Texas is seeing the highest total number of children hospitalized with the virus.
As of August 11, healthdata.gov showed that Texas had 259 total pediatric patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the most in the U.S., while Florida followed with 194.
DeSantis is part of the political party that wants to overturn Roe v. Wade because they care so much about the lives of fetuses!
Apparently, the lives of children out of the womb are not important to Trumpublicans like Governors DeSantis and Abbot.
Their ideology is more important than the lives of the children in their states. Those governors have presidential aspirations, and they need Trump's base to get to the White House. That means they have to stick to the stupid idea that wearing masks to save the lives of men, women, and children is useless and an infringement on their FREEDUMBS!
Meanwhile, children are dying.
Meanwhile, children are dying because these governors overruled the local school boards' and governments' mandates for masks.
Once upon a time, Republicans believed in local control in governing. But there are no more Republicans. What is left are TRUMPUBLICANS who are cultists in a DEATH CULT. They are stupid, foolish cultists whose allegiance is to a stupid, foolish cult leader who cares nothing for their health or well-being.
And they are sacrificing their children to this stupid cult leader.
Michael Steele, former head of the RNC on DeSantis:
He's not a leader; he's a sycophant.
DeSantis: How many Covid deaths in Florida are acceptable without jeopardizing my presidential prospects in 2024 GQP Primaries?
Ron DeSantis has one policy regarding COVID: How does it play to the 2024 GOP Primary electorate and Fox News?