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Children make up nearly 20% of Colorado COVID-19 cases

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- More kids in Colorado are getting the Coronavirus - with the majority of those cases happening at the start of the 2020 school year.

According to a recent study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, children now make up 22% of recent COVID-19 cases in the United States.

In Colorado, people between the ages of 0 and 19 make up 16.4% of total cases. The study also showed 847 kids have been hospitalized and 13 have died from the virus in the state.

Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Thomas Campbell says there are a few reasons why we are seeing this increase in cases. One has to do with a growing number of COVID-19 variants spreading in Colorado. He says since April 10th of this year, variants make up 70% of cases in Colorado. Campbell also says the spike in cases started when schools reopened at the beginning of the academic year with kids returning to the classroom.

Campbell says this concerning trend will continue until a portion of that age group can get vaccinated. Pfizer has recently requested the Food and Drug Administration to authorize the use of its vaccine for those 12 to 15-years-old. The FDA is expected to approve the vaccine for that age group sometime next week.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Chase Golightly

Chase is a reporter and an anchor for our weekend evening newscasts. Learn more about Chase here.



  1. So what, they make up 24% of CO population, WTF would one expect! There have been flu years with more CO child deaths than all of COVID so far. . Give it a rest Chase – just chasing a story…..

    1. That may be true, but similar numbers are being seen all around the country. And the long-term term impact of the life-threatening COVID-19 complication known as Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is not yet fully understood. Similar illnesses have severe long-term effects on children who survive it, and those long-term effects are also now being seen as a result of MIS-C. So short-term fatality may not be the only important consideration.
      You may not care about the effects on children, but most intelligent people do.

  2. There are a few very simple, very easy to understand ideas that, were they generally understood by the public, would’ve changed the entire “pandemic” landscape. One was the misuse of the PCR test to inflate case numbers. Related to that was the central role the concept of “asymptomatic carrier” played in fomenting fear. Another was the inflation of death statistics by conflating “dying with covid” with “dying of covid.” Related to that is the central role comorbidities play in making one susceptible to covid. Yet another key idea was the need to garner “emergency use authorization” (EUA) status for experimental gene therapies, and the need to call them “vaccines” to cloak these experimental injections in the special legal protections vaccine manufacturers enjoy. Related to that was the need to insist that no other viable treatment options were available, in which case EUA goes away.

    Therefore any success with Ivermectin, Hydroxycholoquine, nebulized hydrogen peroxide, or even simply keeping one’s immune system boosted with vitamin D and other common-sense interventions, all had to be attacked and censored. Imagine if the media had engaged and promoted these ideas with even a fraction of the zeal with which they hyped the terror of covid. So when Dr. Zelenko says “it’s a mass murder and a crime against humanity. There are plenty of people who have blood on their hands, including the media,” that is not hype.

    The general public has been played horribly, and a special place of shame is reserved for the so-called mainstream “news media.” We have to wonder how some of these people are able to live with themselves and continue in that charade of a profession.

    1. Meanwhile, you’re still playing the tune of the “snake-oil” proponents who have no proof of their statements but have everything to gain by gullible people buying their stories.

      1. Sounds similar to your comments Dr. Reality. I will will continue to post my statements just as you do. Still a free country and hope it stays that way. Do you remember freedom? Let’s just see where you land when the real “great reset” happens.

        1. Of course you’re free to keep posting. Just remember that each time you do, you’re just confirming your own ignorance to the whole readership.

  3. Every year our schools get shut down for flu cases. This is normal. 99.99% of kids are not at risk and many don’t even show any signs of infection. So this is not any news or note. Just a statistic with no teeth.

    1. Where did you get your numbers that show 99.99% of children are not at risk? Sounds like another one you just pulled out of the air . . . 🙄

      1. From CDC:
        Most children with COVID-19 have mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all. However, some children can get severely ill from COVID-19. They might require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe. In rare cases, they might die.

        Since March 1, 2020, COVID-NET has identified 576 pediatric COVID-19–associated hospitalizations.

        Children were 0.00%-0.21% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 10 states reported zero child deaths
        ​In states reporting, 0.00%-0.03% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death

        Real data is fun. All you have to do is google….

        1. Nowhere does that data indicate that 99.99% of children are not at risk. And if you’re only equating death rate to risk factor, you’re missing the whole point that there are unknown long-term effects to children that don’t seem to affect adults, at least not in the same way. Just Googling numbers you don’t understand won’t help you or anyone else.

  4. There is Dr. Reality again flaunting his intelligence. Where do you get your numbers? I mean from most of your posts…you are the only one with “real” numbers and research to support them correct me if I’m wrong. You have your thoughts and we have ours and neither the twain shall meet.

    1. I use data primarily from sources such as Johns Hopkins University, the CDC and FDA, and occasionally from medical journals that I read on a regular basis. Do you have any more reliable and reputable sources?

      1. You really think I am going to get into a pissing contest with you Dr. Reality? You know my sources or you just want to go with the only one you see because you won’t check the number of the sources in the web page I send…that is close-minded. Peace to you oh smarter than I…or for that matter all of us who do not agree with you and your liberal bias.

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