Reports of a Sudden Surge in Texas Coronavirus Cases Including More Than 80 Infants is FALSE Officials Say
Yet another lie.
This weekend exploded after a health on the Texas Gulf Coast maintained 85 babies have tested positive.
“We now have 85 babies under the age of one year in Nueces County who have all tested positive for COVID-19,” Annette Rodriguez explained through a public health upgrade in Corpus Christi in a Friday presser. “These babies have not even had their first birthday nonetheless. Please allow us to block the spread of this disease” by staying home except for essential excursions, socially distancing and wearing masks in public.
Fake News media outlets such as CNN, CBS and AP conducted with the narrative.
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It ends up Annette Rodriguez has been confused, according to Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales.
Kris 6 News in Corpus Christi noted that there was no surge in COVID-19 instances in babies.
“This number reflects the cumulative amount of positive evaluations for babies below the age of 1 because the outset of analyzing in mid-March, which has led in 8,171 positive test results.”
“For instance, the spokesperson was using this statistic to attest that no one is naturally immune to this virus. While the older and people with health conditions are at greater risk of illness and death, everyone can get the virus, in the older to babies, and without regard to race, sex, or financial status. The number has been used to illustrate this point.”
“But with no context,saying this number through our press conference led many to feel we needed a sudden surge in babies under the age of one testing positive. We have NOT experienced a sudden surge of 85 babies testing positive,” she explained.