Covid 19 Infections Are Rising Among Children In The UK

Covid 19 Infections Are Rising Among Children In The UK
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The novel coronavirus-triggered disease, covid 19, continues to make victims all over the world. While we are in the middle of the fourth covid wave, experts are working hard in order to find more and more viable treatments that could be able to save lives.

As you know by now, there are already many vaccines that have been deployed all over the world, but scientists are working to develop treatments as well.

It’s been just revealed by the online publication MarketWatch that the global number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness covid 19 claimed above 238 million.

Amidst the dramatic reports from all over the world triggered by the terrible disease, the US FDA saw an application coming from Merck submitted for emergency authorization – this could be the very first pill-based treatment for the deadly illness. 

 

It’s been just reported that Merck teamed up with partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, and had already said the following:

“data from a Phase 3 trial of the treatment, molnupiravir, an oral antiviral medicine, reduced the risk of hospitalization or death in adults at risk from severe covid 19 by 50%.”

Covid infections are rising among children 

Bloomberg just revealed a terrible note.

The popular publication reports that the coronavirus infections among school-aged children in England are “high and rising.”

This is according to a major study that is likely to exacerbate concerns about the pace of the vaccine rollout.

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Bloomberg notes the following:

“Prevalence of Covid-19 is growing among those aged 17 and younger, the React-1 study led by Imperial College London found.”

The official data also revealed:

“The reproduction rate in that age group was 1.18, meaning that on average every 10 young people infected is passing it on to about 12 others.”

That has driven up the national infection rate, even though the prevalence is falling in the 18-54 age group.


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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