The CNN television network announced, this Wednesday, the increase in in North America of children infected with Covid-19.
New figures released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) indicate that there were at least 141,905 new cases a week ago.
They were more than a quarter of all new cases. Minors make up 22% of the U.S. population.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 6.8 million children have tested positive for Covid-19.
The prestigious scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN that cases have soared and are at similar levels to last August.
"We have a lot of viruses circulating," he told presenter Dana Bash.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 939 children have died since the start of the pandemic until today.
A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that two-thirds of parents want to wait and see or refuse to vaccinate their children.
In that sense, vaccine experts such as Drs. Paul Offit and Jeffrey Gerber have urged them to vaccinate them, arguing that without the vaccine, almost all young children will be infected.
This was published in an editorial, in the "Science" magazine last week.
All, once again, in the context of the North American capitalist society.
Translated by Amilkal Labañino / CubaSí Translation Staff