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100,000 US children test positive to COVID-19 in July

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DATA from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association have stated that about 100,000 children in the United States in the middle of July had tested positive for the coronavirus.

  The data disclosed that even though the virus widely spread more than expected, no country has ever recorded 100,000 cases, thus complicating the already daunting issue of reopening schools.

  According to reports, in Georgia, Indiana and other states, some schools that reopened have already closed down again after new outbreaks emerged.

  Other researchs suggested that children can carry at least as much of the virus in their noses and throats as adults do, even if they have only mild or moderate symptoms. That has prompted fears that students who become ill at school may spread the virus to their older relatives.

  More so, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) revealed that “it’s not just older people who are at risk in some rare cases, but a child’s health can be severely affected. Nearly 600 young people in the U.S from infants to 20 year old have developed an inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19.  Most of the children required intensive care”.

  Michael Osterholm, an infectious diseases expert at the University of Minnesota noted, Align properly“I fear that there has been this sense that kids just won’t get infected or don’t get infected in the same way as adults and that, therefore, they’re almost like a bubbled population”.

  “There will be transmission,” he said. “What we have to do is accept that now and include that in our plans.”

  However, President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced that, the country’s health care regulator has become the first in the world to approve a possible vaccine against the coronavirus, “although the vaccine has yet to complete clinical trials”.

  The Russian dash for a vaccine has already raised international concerns that the country is rushing approval for political purposes.

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