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Fact Check: Children’s Risk Of Death Is NOT Increased 5,100% By Pfizer Vaccine; UK Agency Says Claim Is ‘Highly Misleading’

Does Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine increase the risk of death in children by 5,100%? No, that’s not true: The Office of National Statistics (ONS) in the United Kingdom calls the claim “highly misleading.” During the bulk of the time period where the numbers came from, “only clinically vulnerable children” in England and Wales could get the vaccine. This group has a much higher mortality rate than the general population, skewing the comparison between the vaccinated and unvaccinated.
PUBLIC HEALTH
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Wednesday headlines: SC House panel considers public vouchers for private schools

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