This highly contagious and aggressive species was first detected in India, according to officials, and has reached most US states.
For example, in Washoe County, Nevada, 17 cases of delta variants have been detected, the county’s Regional Information Center said in a news release. Two Delta cases involved students from Hunsberger Primary School.
“We can’t continue to have pockets of counties and unprotected areas in this country,” Frederica Whitfield, executive director of the Piedmont Healthcare Atlanta coronavirus task force, said Saturday. These groups of non-immune populations create a place where variants can continue to evolve, and then these mutations have the potential to continue to learn, get smarter, and eventually avoid immunizing the rest of us, Morgan said. “
Morgan said the fact that children under 12 cannot get the Covid-19 vaccine is why more people who qualify need to get it.
“Our children are the part of our community that cannot be vaccinated at the moment, so it is up to the rest of us to come forward and vaccinate so that we can protect all those who cannot be vaccinated now,” Morgan said.
It is not only the virus that negatively affects children.
Daniel Hsia, associate professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, and colleagues studied the rate of hospitalizations for type 2 diabetes among children at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge.
They found that from March to December 2019, the rate was 27% – 8 of 2,964 hospitalizations. In the same period in 2020, the rate jumped to 0.62% – 17 out of 2,729 hospitalizations.
“These are very small numbers,” Hsia told CNN. “We are one hospital, but we think we can be a microcosm of what’s happening across the country.”
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and is associated with obesity, poor diet and lack of exercise.
Hsia’s team noted that of 25 cases of type 2 diabetes within two years, 23 were in black children.
Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native and Pacific Islander children may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These existing health imbalances may have worsened during the pandemic, Hsia said.
“Risk factors for type 2 diabetes may be exacerbated during this period because they have to stay home, not get healthy food and exercise, and have trouble sleeping,” Hsia said.
The number of trips is increasing
About 66% of adults in the United States have received at least one dose of the vaccine since Saturday, according to the CDC. President Joe Biden’s goal of 70% of adults to get at least one dose by July 4 may not be enough, and officials now want to achieve that goal in mid-July.
As the nation grows slowly thanks to vaccinations, more and more people are taking advantage of the summer months through travel.
According to official agency data, which falls on June 8, when the number exceeded two million, more than 2.1 million people were screened at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints on Friday.
According to the TSA website, 2,137584 people passed through checkpoints on Friday, more than three times as many as on the same day in 2020.
However, inspections did not reach pre-pandemic levels in 2019, and the TSA saw more than 2.7 million passengers screened on the same day.
When the government vaccine lottery ends, others start
“The Vax-a-Million program was a huge success in Ohio, with a significant increase in vaccination coverage in the first two weeks of the roadshow,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “The better news is that we are protecting more Ohioans from Covid with the power of the vaccine. I continue to encourage Ohioans to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones from this deadly virus.”
While states like California are also ending multi-million dollar stimulus campaigns, others are starting.
Adrienne Winston, Rebekah Riess, Lauren Mascarenhas, Holly Yan and Travis Caldwell contributed to this report.
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