The number of children infected with Covid in the United States is climbing at great speed. According to the data of the centers for the control and prevention of diseases (CDC), lower income levels in hospitals with Coronavirus are the highest since the pandemic began, a situation that could translate into more school closures the following days.
More than 4 out of every 100,000 children four years or less admitted to a medical center since January 1 did it by Covid, at a rate three times higher than a year ago by these dates. Last week, the increase was 97% after more than one million positives were reported among the general population throughout the country.
The positive is the low number of serious cases, with considerably weaker effects on children than in adults. In a few situations, fans are being resorted, although the emergency rooms are being overwhelmed. A pediatrician from the Seattle Children's Hospital confirmed to the NPR chain that is operating at 200%, not only by the Coronavirus but by other respiratory viruses that have joined the current crisis.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, said "there is a sign of an increased severity in this demographic strip," in addition to confirming that the escalation of cases is not affecting both children over 5 years old, already eligible for the vaccine. "We are sadly seeing increasing the level of hospitalizations between children from 0 to 4 years, who are not eligible at the moment for the Vaccine against the Covid-19," Walensky said. "It is very important that we surround them about people vaccinated to give them greater protection."Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 19:21