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Fact Check: Sotomayor Falsely Claims “over 100,000 Children… in serious condition, many on ventilators”


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Where does Sonia Sotomayor get her information?

Sotomayor falsely claimed that over 100,000 children are severely ill from COVID-19.

Not only is this blatantly false, but it is against everything we know.

Children are far less likely than adults to become severely ill from the novel coronavirus.

This has been proven by science since the beginning of the pandemic.

Specifically, Sotomayor claimed:

We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition, and many on ventilators.

There’s only one problem:

That isn’t true.

It’s not even close to true.

And what’s scary is that this lady will help determine whether or not the high court strikes down Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate.

So here’s our question:

Will Sotomayor be banned from social media for spreading COVID-19 “misinformation?”

Will the media label her a “liar?”

Or will she be protected for being a left-wing darling?

Yahoo News confirms that Sotomayor lied:

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor falsely claimed that 100,000 children are in “serious condition” from Covid during oral arguments on the Biden administration’s employer vaccine mandate on Friday.

“We have hospitals that are almost at full capacity with people severely ill on ventilators. We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition, and many on ventilators,” Sotomayor claimed.

The current number of confirmed pediatric hospitalizations with Covid in the U.S. is 3,342, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services released on Friday. The average number of children admitted to the hospital per day with Covid was 776 as of Tuesday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We want to know where Sotomayor gets her information.

Here’s why it’s important: we need to know where Sotomayor gets her news.

Because if she didn’t hear this statistic from someone and simply made it up, then that matters.

And that is unbecoming of a Supreme Court justice!

How bad was Sotomayor’s lie?

Well, let’s just say even the Washington Post gave her “Four Pinochios.”

Per the Washington Post:

It’s important for Supreme Court justices to make rulings based on correct data. There has been a spike in pediatric cases with covid, even if the omicron variant appears less deadly. But Sotomayor during an oral argument offered a figure — 100,000 children in “serious condition … many on ventilators” — that is absurdly high. She earns Four Pinocchios.

For reference, Four Pinochhios is apparently the worst rating you can get.

Will she recuse herself as the Court hears the challenge to Biden’s vax mandate?

We doubt it.

But it’s important to remember that she will help decide its fate.



 

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