The risk of children dying from COVID-19 is significantly smaller than the chances of dying in a car accident, heart failure, suicide, and even the common flu, according to data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Around 140 children aged 14 or younger have died with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Toddlers are 12 times more likely to die in an automobile-involved accident than from the virus. Children aged 5-14 are more than 10 times as likely to die in such an event.
The risk of suicide among the same age groups is seven to eight times higher than dying with coronavirus. Many experts have warned of an exponential increase in suicide attempts among children as a result of lockdowns and isolation.
Similarly, a child aged 1-4 is four times as likely to die of heart disease as from COVID-19 and a 5-14 year old is twice as likely to die.
Home accidents and drowning deaths are also exponentially higher each year than the total number of children who have died from coronavirus.