The 2021-2022 School Year Has Started and Child Covid-19 Cases Are Surging

The 2021-2022 School Year Has Started and Child Covid-19 Cases Are Surging
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The U.S has been hit by a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, and many companies have already issued no-option vaccination mandates to prevent community outbreaks. The FDA has fully authorized the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, and the Biden Administration is asking everyone eligible to get vaccinated. At the same time, the 2021-2022 school year has started, and many health experts had predicted that Covid-19 child cases would surge. 

The CDC released new statistics about Covid-19 child hospitalizations 

According to the most recent CDC, statistics an average of 369 child Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospitals daily last week. More than 55,000 children in the U.S needed hospital care from August until now due to Covid-19 infections, and most of them had no other prior health conditions. At the beginning of the pandemic, health experts believed that the virus did not affect children as severely as adults; however, the Delta strain of the virus has proven to be quite aggressive. 

Protecting children is essential to void community outbreaks

Health providers are worried that more and more child Covid-19 cases are appearing each day. Between the beginning of August and the beginning of September, more than 750,000 child Covid-19 infections have been detected in the country. Thus, Covid-19 child cases count for 26% of new cases. 

The Delta variant has been characterized as highly contagious and aggressive. Doctors believe this predominant strain in the U.S, combined with the beginning of the new school year, triggered the surge in pediatric Covid-19 cases. Compared to past times when other Covid-19 strains were dominant in the U.S, statistics show that the Delta variant has caused more hospitalizations in all age groups. Unfortunately, some children infected with the virus develop a condition known as a multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). This condition triggers inflammations in the body, and children need to go through a long recovery. 


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Asheley Rice

I am a pop culture and social media expert. Aside from writing about the latest news health, I also enjoy pop culture and Yoga. I have BA in American Cultural Studies and currently enrolled in a Mass-Media MA program. I like to spend my spring breaks volunteering overseas.

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