Children age 6 months to 5 years are an economic goldmine! Spritlzer Pharma here to help.
Said a visibly ecstatic Spritzer yesterday, "Talk about low hanging fruit, there are literally millions of untapped customers out there who...& here's the best part...will do whatever their parents tell them to do. This is like taking candy from a baby! Sorry, I mean't injecting a baby."
When a reporter pointed out that less than .025% of kids in this cohort actually die after contracting COVID, Snitz's demeanor rapidly turned dark, "listen nobody likes a nitpicker".
Child Vaccine Data
A COVID-19 vaccine regimen developed by Pfizer and partner BioNTech demonstrated 80% efficacy against symptomatic infections in children aged 6 months to 4 years, the companies announced yesterday. Children under 5 years old represent the last major age group without access to a vaccine against the coronavirus in the US.
The data relied on a three-dose regimen, with each dose one-tenth the amount of those administered to adults. Previous data from Moderna, which used a two-dose regimen, showed around 50% efficacy in children aged 6 months to 2 years and 37% efficacy from 2 to 6 years old.
Following the news, federal health officials said they would convene an outside expert panel to review the data from June 14-15, the next step toward emergency use authorization for young children. The age group represents about 6% of the US population, or around 20 million children.
CDC reports fewer COVID-19 pediatric deaths after data correction
March 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 966,575 deaths from COVID-19 on Friday after it corrected the data earlier this week, which reduced the death tallies in all age-groups, including children.
The health agency, in a statement to Reuters, said it made adjustments to its COVID Data Tracker's mortality data on March 14 because its algorithm was accidentally counting deaths that were not COVID-19-related.
The adjustment resulted in removal of 72,277 deaths previously reported across 26 states, including 416 pediatric deaths, CDC said.
The reduction cut the CDC's estimate of deaths in children by 24% to 1,341 as of March 18.
Children accounted for about 19% of all COVID-19 cases, but less than 0.26% of cases resulted in death, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which summarizes state-based data.
Americans have been polarized over the mitigation measures the CDC recommended for schools during the pandemic from urging schools to be remote, require masks and set up social distancing measures. It now advises that for most of the country, children should be in school and can be without masks.
The number of U.S. children with COVID-19 rose sharply during the Omicron variant wave due to its increased transmissibility and low vaccination rates among children 5-11 who are eligible for the vaccine. Children ages 0-4 are not eligible for the vaccine in the United States.