After the Uvalde school shooting, Biden, the CDC and the media are pushing a misleading claim that, "firearms were the leading cause of death for kids one and older for the first time in 2020."
There’s no statistical reason for the CDC to group infants and teenagers together into the same category except to push a gun control agenda. 1-year-olds and 19-year-olds don’t have much in common when it comes to gun violence. And when the numbers are broken down, teenagers have catastrophically high murder and suicide rates, while babies are much less affected.
The CDC’s letter to the New England Journal of Medicine claims that "in 2020, firearm-related injuries became the leading cause of death" for "persons 1 to 19 years of age". It blames that on the "COVID-19 pandemic" while shrugging that "the reasons for the increase are unclear".
Blaming the upsurge in Chicago gang members shooting each other on a virus out of China based on correlation rather than causation is bound to lead to very “unclear” reasons.
The CDC buries the salient data in its appendix. It claims that the “increase was seen across most demographic characteristics”. Its own data however shows a massive increase among black teens and a fairly limited one among most other groups.