Health Official In Texas Says County Has Seen “Surge” In Cases Among Infants…There’s Only One Problem…

(Tea Party 247) – The entire coronavirus scamdemic has been plagued by misinformation, confusion, and double standards from the beginning. It has become abundantly clear that some health officials and political leaders have been less than honest when giving “factual” case information to the public.

In Florida it was discovered that at least 24 different health agencies throughout the state were purposefully exaggerating the number of positive cases which resulted in state and local leaders insisting on increasing restrictions and rules for residents. And, when we say exaggerating we mean to the tune of reporting 100% of cases being positive when the actual percentages ranged from 6-12%.

As if it that weren’t bad enough, a report out of Texas that claimed there was a surge of cases among infants in one county has turned out to be fake news. Is it any wonder Americans have grown increasingly frustrated with the entire ordeal? Can Americans really be blamed for not trusting the word of “health professionals” anymore?

The Daily Caller News Foundation has more on the fake news from Texas:

On Friday, the top health official for the Corpus Christi area said at a press conference that the county currently has 85 cases of newborns with coronavirus.

“We currently have 85 babies under the age of one year in Nueces County that have all tested positive for COVID-19,” Annette Rodriguez, director of public health for Corpus Christi Nueces County, said at the press conference. “These babies have not even had their first birthday yet. Please help us stop the spread of this disease.”

Rodriguez’s comments stoked widespread fear of a surge in cases in the county, while raising questions about how dozens of infants could have suddenly contracted the virus.

News outlets across the country picked up the story, including CNN, CBS News, Huffington Post, The Hill, and the Associated Press.

But Rodriguez was mistaken, according to Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales.

According to KRIS 6 News in Corpus Christi, Canales said that 85 infants have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic several months ago.

“On Friday, July 17, during a press conference, a spokesperson mentioned that 85 infants under the age of one had tested positive for coronavirus,” Canales said in a statement, KRIS 6 reported. “This number reflects the cumulative total of positive tests for infants under the age of 1 since the beginning of testing in mid-March, which has resulted in 8,171 positive test results.”

“Stating this number during our press conference led many to believe that we had a sudden surge in infants under the age of one testing positive. We have NOT had a sudden surge of 85 infants testing positive,” she said.

While it’s still undetermined whether infants are at a higher risk of complications from the virus like the elderly are, it has been thus far observed that children and younger adults typically only experience milder symptoms. Also, newborns have been showing more resilience to the virus than anticipated, as the Daily Caller points out.

Nonetheless, it doesn’t reverse the damage done by this health official leading the world to believe the coronavirus is ravaging newborn babies in one Texas county. The major leftist outlets who reported on the original story likely did not report on the correction. This is exactly the kind of misinformation that is spreading unnecessary hysteria.