U.S. – Covid19 cases rise among children
As millions of children are heading back to schools across the United States, thousands of them are testing positive for Covid-19. More than 250,000 children had fresh cases of Covid-19 in the last week of August, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a report. This is the highest weekly rate of new paediatric cases since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
The Los Angeles Unified School District the second largest in the U.S. has approved a measure mandating that students 12 and over be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to attend in-person classes. The move could potentially invite legal challenges but it could also pave the way for other districts to follow suit.
With 160,000 new infections a day, the country is “still in pandemic mode….That’s not even modesty good control,” Mr. Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said, adding: “You’ve got to get well below 10,000 before you start feeling comfortable.”
The White House plans to offer booster shots providing. additional protection to those who are fully vaccinated, a rejection of arguments from the WHO and other advocates that with global vaccine supplies limited, rich countries should pause booster shots until more people are inoculated worldwide.