There is a significant increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 due to the rise in Delta variants. This issue has increasingly started to impact all age groups, with more and more children that get infected. Especially vulnerable are Children aged 11 and under who are not yet qualified for immunizations.
According to national statistics obtained by the American Academy of Pediatrics, almost half a million kids were infected with Covid-19 in the United States between August 5 and August 26. An estimated 203,962 among those instances were recorded from August 19 to August 26.
Conflicting demands and a competing need for safety and instruction may be making it difficult to return to the classroom. Though agreeing on the importance of mask use, health experts say mask mandates are an effective tool in limiting infection risk.
“The virus is raging in all these children who are unvaccinated, which is why in schools mask mandates are so important. They have no other protection. They’re literally sitting ducks.” declared medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner.
The push for more mandatory exposure to Covid-19 is mounting. Certain states are working to eliminate most exemptions, while lawmakers in other states are holding hearings to address the safety of the product. According to health experts, for adolescents in the age range of 12 -17 attending classes at public school, it has remained a priority for them to receive vaccination in order to curb the spread of Covid-19. Dr. Fauci offered his opinion of the efficacy and need for mandated vaccines. According to him, “mandating vaccines for children to appear in school is a good idea.”
The government has urged for the need to review the vaccination age, particularly with the surge of new cases in younger individuals. The health officials say that they have accelerated the process to determine whether it is possible to lower the eligibility age for vaccines.