Niemerg Demands Real Numbers on Covid-19 and Children: IDPH Should Stop Hiding the Facts!

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State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) sent another letter to Dr. Ezike at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) demanding real numbers about the cases and hospitalizations of children associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“The official representing Dr. Ezike and the IDPH, Dr. Sarah Patrick, publicly promised that she could provide those numbers within two days, and it has now been eight days so far and no real data,” declared Rep. Adam Niemerg. “This refusal to provide transparency to parents and school boards is unacceptable and the taxpayers of Illinois deserve to know the facts!”

Rep. Niemerg’s request of the actual number of cases by region of the state will help local education officials, parents, and school boards know the real level of mitigation possibly needed in school settings and the data could either confirm or refute the attempted mandates by the Governor, the IDPH and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) on children.

A copy of the latest request is attached.