Och, the Puir Wee Bairns in Hospital!

Dr. James McDonald is the Medical Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. The following video is the latest in a series on Dr. McDonald’s testimony in Rhode Island Superior Court on October 19, 2021, as part of Richard Southwell et al v. Daniel McKee et al — PC-2021-05915 (a.k.a. “Mandatory Masking on Trial”, previous videos here and here).

The Powers That Be in Rhode Island had used the plight of the Puir Wee Bairns to justify their coronavirus measures. Yet, despite the propaganda to the contrary, there were no pediatric deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in Rhode Island. And, as the clip below demonstrates, Dr. McDonald doesn’t know how many pediatric hospitalizations there were as a result of COVID, only that there were fewer than five.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for transcribing the audio, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:05   Again, just to be clear. There have been no pediatric deaths
00:09   because of Covid in Rhode Island, right?
00:13   Yes. Thankfully.
00:16   In fact, in the last seven days there have been
00:19   no pediatric hospitalizations because of Covid. Isn’t that true?
00:22   I haven’t looked at the data for this week. I don’t know. —You don’t know how many kids
00:27   are in the hospital right now with Covid? — I don’t know how many kids
00:30   are in the hospital at this very moment, right now, no. —When is the last date that you remember
00:34   how many kids were in the hospital? —A couple weeks ago. —And how many kids were in the hospital?
00:38   I don’t know the number right off the top of my head. —Less than five? —Yes.