The CDC has been accused of deliberately misleading the public about COVID-19, with the publication of a report claiming that teenagers were being hospitalized in increasing numbers.
The June 4 report showed that, in April, hospitalizations of people aged 12-17 rose to 1.3 per 100,000 people, from a lower rate in mid-March.
‘I am deeply concerned by the numbers of hospitalized adolescents and saddened to see the number of adolescents who required treatment in intensive care units or mechanical ventilation,’ said Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director.
Yet Fox News host Steve Hilton pointed out that more recent, preliminary, data shows the hospitalization rate falling.
Steve Hilton on Sunday night used his Fox News show to accuse the CDC of deliberately scaring parents in a bid to try and get their children vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC issued a report on June 4, showing hospitalizations rising among teenagers. But it did not include the preliminary data from May and June (in yellow) which showed the rate falling
Hilton accused Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, of intentionally misleading parents with the selective release of data, to try and panic them into vaccinating their children
He added the May and early June statistics, which have not yet been taken into account, and showed that the situation was improving.
Hilton, the CEO of Silicon Valley political crowdfunding and data start-up Crowdpac, accused the CDC of deliberately keeping the provisional data out of their report, to panic people into vaccinating their children.
‘They knew the rate had fallen even as they were trying to terrify parents about a troubling rise,’ said Hilton, on Sunday.
‘It is the latest example of elite experts like CDC director was Rochelle Walensky and her minions knowingly and deliberately pushing misinformation about the pandemic, recklessly riling up America, and in this case cynically exploiting the fears of parents.
‘Instead of trusting us with the truth, they treat us like fools incapable of making responsible decisions – and then they wonder why public health experts have fallen into public contempt.’
The CDC, in their report, showed this chart with the data until April 24. It does indeed show the hospitalization rate increasing. But they did not include the May and June data, which shows hospitalizations falling
The British tech entrepreneur said that the data provided by the CDC was incomplete
Hilton also pointed out that the risk for teenagers still remained incredibly low.
Among 204 adolescents, who were hospitalized mainly for COVID-19 between January 1 and March 31, 31.4 per cent were admitted to an intensive care unit and about 5 per cent required mechanical ventilation, the agency said.
The CDC’s latest data was based on a surveillance system of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19–associated hospitalizations, covering approximately 10 per cent of the U.S. population.
Hilton noted that 204 teenagers hospitalized, over a period of 90 days, worked out at 2.2 a day.
The study was based on 10 per cent of the population, so multiplying that by 10 gives a total of 20 teenagers a day on average being hospitalized, out of 25 million in America.
Hilton concluded that the risk for teenagers of getting sick from COVID was incredibly low
‘At the moment the CDC tried to create panic in the population of a troubling rise, it was a tiny number – and even the tiny number would go down, not up,’ Hilton said.
The British-born Fox host said the selective data usage was typical of a government set on controlling people.
‘They told us we have to shut everything down, even though the vast majority of people have mild or zero symptoms,’ Hilton said.
‘The dogmatic insistence on total lockdown meant more lives lost. Instead of protecting the vulnerable, they allow them to die.
‘They ignored the totally-avoidable harm from their lockdown.
‘Never forget what they did to this country and never let them say that they were trying to protect public health.
‘They knew the facts and had an alternative but they did it anyway. It was deliberate cruelty.’
The CDC is yet to respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment about Hilton’s allegations.