Parents, researchers share concerns about long-term impact of COVID-19 on children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost all new COVID-19 infections in the United States are caused by the delta variant.

News 12 Staff

Aug 4, 2021, 9:36 PM

Updated 993 days ago

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As vaccine mandates are announced this week, there are growing concerns of children getting sick with COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost all new COVID-19 infections in the United States are caused by the delta variant.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, almost 72,000 children and teens contracted the virus last week -- up from 39,000 cases reported the week prior.
The American Academy of Pediatrics also says severe illnesses from COVID-19 are uncommon, but there is a great need to collect more data to see the long-term impacts of the pandemic -- including the impact the virus will have on children.
The CDC says the delta variant accounted for more than 93% of new cases reported during the last two weeks of July.


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