The Surge in COVID-19 among Children

Published on: September 10, 2021.

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As students return to in-person learning this year, schools continue to grapple with reducing the spread of COVID-19 and the evolving state of the pandemic. The recent surges in cases and hospitalizations among children and the Delta variant are particularly concerning for children under 12, who are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The ongoing health, economic, and social consequences of the pandemic continue to impact children.

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Cases and Hospitalization Data: Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report, American Academy of Pediatrics, September 7, 2021.

Racial Disparities: Disparities in COVID-19-Associated Hospitalizations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 30, 2021.


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