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    Children and the Delta variant

    Coronavirus cases among children are surging across the U.S., with some doctors seeing more critically ill pediatric patients than at any other point during the pandemic.

    From July 22 to July 29,

    the number of new cases in children nearly doubled to around 72,000,

    according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and

    children now make uparound 20 percent of all cases in the U.S.

    The number of children entering the hospital with Covid has also been climbing, nearly matching the level from the pandemic’s peak in January.

    Some of the biggest surges have come in places where the Delta variant is spreading quickly:

    In Louisiana, nearly 3,500 children tested positive in just a few days, and

    the average age of pediatric patients dropped to just 5 years old.

    These numbers have sparked concerns that what had once seemed like the smallest of silver linings — that Covid-19 mostly spared children — might be changing. But the details are murky.

    Most children with Covid-19 have mild symptoms, and there is not yet enough evidence to conclude that Delta causes more severe disease in children than other variants do, scientists told our colleague Emily Antes.

    What is clear is that a confluence of factors — including Delta’s contagiousness and the fact that people under 12 are not yet eligible to be vaccinated — is sending more children to the hospital.

    Most children who contract Covid have relatively mild symptoms, such as runny noses, congestion, coughs or fevers.

    But a small share of children, especially those with pre-existing conditions, develop severe disease, showing up at the hospital with pneumonia or in respiratory distress.

    Others develop lingering neurological, physical or psychiatric symptoms, known as “long Covid.”

    Now, as cases surge, families of high-risk children are growing increasingly terrified. A growing number are sharing their stories online, accompanied by desperate cries for people to get vaccinated.

    “We’re just pleading, begging people to get vaccinated and wear their mask for the sake of our children,”

    said Elena Hung, of Silver Spring, Md., whose daughter Xiomara, 7, has heart issues and chronic lung and kidney disease and breathes through a tracheotomy.

    Many parents say they are angry and exhausted from trying to keep their children safe while balancing the emotional trauma of more than a year of isolation — with no end in sight.

    “There literally are not words for the frustration but also the fury that I feel that this has gone on as long as it has,” said Alison Chandra, whose high-risk 7-year-old recently tested positive.

    “It didn’t have to be this way. It didn’t.”

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    On mother er Biden's tab.

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    DeSantis continues to play D for SARS-CoV-2, against local mitigation and masking


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    DeSantis continues to play D for SARS-CoV-2, against local mitigation and masking

    what a ghoul

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    baggy pants, dreadlocks, piercings, leggings, etc.,


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    that's one way to get the anti-vaxxers and white supremacists out. we should do the police next.


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    baggy pants, dreadlocks, piercings, leggings, etc.,

    ...cleats too. Big horseshoe ones.

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    that's one way to get the anti-vaxxers and white supremacists out. we should do the police next.

    ...they've had enough of the blacks eatin' at their pensions & whatnot. tee, hee.

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    Now we'll see if those "board members" are just funnin' about, or, dead serious like Kilmer was.

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    Dead is dead, it's never funny. Well except RBG croaking during the Trump admin, that's ing hilarious.
    Lol snake boy wagging a moral finger. Gtfo

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    hater


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    Seems like link between cases and deaths is broken, just like in the UK. Vaccination likely the reason.

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    Seems like link between cases and deaths is broken, just like in the UK. Vaccination likely the reason.
    wish we could say the same for hospitalization. did you see the Abbott emergency announcement?

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    Seems like link between cases and deaths is broken, just like in the UK. Vaccination likely the reason.
    seems likely, but we also know that deaths trail cases, so the extent to which the link is broken remains to be seen. we've made confident proclamations about this in the past as well, and didnt pan out

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    wish we could say the same for hospitalization. did you see the Abbott emergency announcement?
    Yeah, but the deaths aren't what they were in previous waves.

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    seems likely, but we also know that deaths trail cases, so the extent to which the link is broken remains to be seen. we've made confident proclamations about this in the past as well, and didnt pan out
    Cases have been rising fast from early July.

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    Yeah, but the deaths aren't what they were in previous waves.
    no one says otherwise. this was predicted, in fact.

    COVID maxing out hospitals is fairly serious, wouldn't you say?

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    Florida has most daily deaths and ONLY state with triple-digit deaths.

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    death isn't the only relevant metric.

    given the rate of infection, the absolute numbers could still turn out to be large.

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    no one says otherwise. this was predicted, in fact.

    COVID maxing out hospitals is fairly serious, wouldn't you say?

    Yeah

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    death isn't the only relevant metric.

    given the rate of infection, the absolute numbers could still turn out to be impressive.
    Seems like the most important metric.

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    Seems like the most important metric.
    hmm, why?

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    yeah, really

    organ damage and chronic disability are way more frightening to me. surely also more common.

    is death more scary for you?

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    The problem with Fauci is he approached this pandemic the same as SARS1 and Ebola. The whole test & trace, travel restrictions aren't helpful, we're gonna beat the virus approach. Maybe understandable early on even though some of us on ST (like Hater) could tell this virus was different even back then. Problem is the old man still hasn't come to grips with reality and because the very premise of his messaging is wrong it has led to confusion among the peoples.
    Has worked pretty ing well for Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, and Australia.

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    Florida has most daily deaths and ONLY state with triple-digit deaths.
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