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Anthony Fauci’s terrible prediction about the coronavirus in children. More children will be infected with the coronavirus as the most contagious delta variant spreads across the country, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday.
The US government’s leading infectious disease expert said: “Quantitatively, more children will be seen in hospitals.” The official indicated that at least 117 countries in the world are facing the delta variant, according to AP.
Fauci issues warning about coronavirus in children
However, it is not clear whether this strain causes more severe illness in children, Fauci said. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), revealed the best way to protect little ones.
Children are not eligible to be vaccinated, so it will be the duty of their parents to get vaccinated to protect them, according to the expert. The CDC is also studying so-called “prolonged COVID” in minors, adding to a concern for thousands of Americans.
Fauci gives prediction about coronavirus in children
Early data indicates that persistent symptoms are not yet as prevalent in children as they are in adults, but Walensky said more studies are needed. Fauci also said that a booster shot will eventually be recommended.
The same as it will be for people with weakened immune systems, according to the official. Compromised immune systems occur from various causes, such as organ transplants, cancer or other conditions, AP notes.
Fauci ‘shudders’ with prediction about coronavirus in children
Any authorization for a booster shot could be done by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). On NBC’s “Today” show, Fauci added that data is collected from other vaccinated groups, such as the elderly.
The above to determine if their protection goes “beyond a critical level” and “is when they will hear about the implementation of reinforcements” for others. “At this time, beyond the compromised immune system, we are not going to give boosters,” he said.
Fauci talks about more reinforcements after giving prediction about coronavirus in children
“Inevitably there will come a time when we will have boosters” because “no vaccine, at least not in this category, will have an indefinite amount of protection,” said Anthony Fauci. The delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus sweeps the United States.
Infections and hospitalizations have skyrocketed, while the authorities mobilize all resources at the national and state levels, and even the private sector, to ensure that the maximum number of Americans are vaccinated, Efe points out.
Thousands of infected every day in the US
On Wednesday there were 132,384 new cases of COVID-19 in the US, with a weekly average of 113,000 infections, which represents an increase of 24% compared to the previous seven days, which increases concerns.
This was stated this Thursday by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, at a White House press conference. The number of hospital admissions has also increased 31% compared to the previous week.
“We continue to see an increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths”
Hospitalizations have an average of 9,700 daily admissions to health centers. “We continue to see an increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths across the country, and now 90% of counties in the United States are experiencing substantial or high transmission” of covid-19, Walensky stressed.
In addition, the cases of minors are also growing. The main epidemiologist of the United States Government, Anthony Fauci, detailed in the same conference that the greater number of infections in children and adolescents is due to the fact that the delta variant is much more infectious than other variants, such as the alpha.
“More cases mean more children in the hospital,” warned Fauci
“The only thing we know for sure is that more cases mean more children in the hospital,” Fauci warned about the coronavirus and children at risk. Such is the contagious capacity of this mutation that it is spreading even through areas of the United States with high vaccination rates, highlights Efe.
An analysis published this Thursday by the newspaper The Washington Post shows that two-thirds of Americans living in areas with high immunization rates are in hot spots, with a high number of infections.
Delta variant sweeps the US
This study reviewed by Efe shows how quickly the situation has changed in a month with the spread of the delta coronavirus variant, which began as a problem in areas of low immunization until causing concern throughout the country.
On July 4, only 4% of residents in counties with high immunization rates lived in COVID-19 hotspots – that is, places with high numbers of infections and these in growth. compared to 13% of areas with few vaccinated people.
“Vaccination is the best line of defense,” they say
However, in August that difference ceased to exist: two-thirds of residents both in areas with high and low vaccination were in areas with a high incidence of the disease. However, the data suggest that it is much safer to be vaccinated, even if you live in an area with many cases, than not to be vaccinated, noted The Washington Post.
This was highlighted by experts this Thursday at the White House, where they encouraged Americans to get vaccinated. “We all know that vaccination is the best line of defense against COVID-19 and the way to end the pandemic,” said the coordinator of the government’s response to the pandemic, Jeff Zients.
Thousands are ‘forced’ to get vaccinated
For the first time since June, the US has recorded a daily average of half a million people receiving the COVID-19 injection for the first time, and only last week was the first dose 3.3 million Americans.
Zients indicated that the greatest progress in immunization is occurring in states with many cases such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, according to Efe. The official recalled some measures taken to promote immunization, such as the mandate for all federal employees to be vaccinated, as well as active soldiers.
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