Study: Coronavirus cases in children rise sharply in the second half of July, with more than 97,000 infections

Again do not open the schools!   Hugs

More than 97,000 U.S. children tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, more than a quarter of the total number of children diagnosed nationwide since March, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.

The report cited data from 49 states, New York City, Washington, Puerto Rico and Guam, most of which defined children as younger than 19 years old.

As of July 30, there were 338,982 cases reported in children since the pandemic began. Still, that was a relatively small fraction of the total number of coronavirus cases nationally — 8.8 percent. As of April 14, children made up just 2 percent of cases nationwide, according to the data.

The jump in pediatric cases comes as children are entering close quarters for the first time in months as some schools open their doors to students again. For months, teachers, parents and politicians have argued over whether the risks that the novel coronavirus pose to children outweigh the benefits of in-person learning.

Many school districts have chosen to operate entirely remotely until case numbers drop. Some have opted for hybrid learning systems in which children attend school in-person only a few days a week to limit crowding. But even schools with measures limiting crowds have suffered outbreaks already.


North Paulding High School, near Atlanta, made news last week when pictures spread on social media of students crowded in hallways and not wearing masks. Sunday, the school sent a letter to parents announcing the campus would be closed to in-person learning for at least two days after nine people tested positive for the virus.

Seven out of 10 new pediatric cases were reported in southern and western states, according to the report. Northeastern states saw much more limited growth in children’s cases. Arizona reported the most cases per 100,000 children, with more than 1,000 per 100,000 on July 30. Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee were the only other states with more than 800 cases per 100,000.

Pediatric deaths from covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, remained rare, accounting for fewer than 1 percent of the national total, the report concluded. And children represented a small share of patients hospitalized with the illness. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday found that Hispanic and Black children were substantially more likely to be hospitalized with covid-19 than their White peers.

tRump created the lie that kids do not get the virus, and Republicans are repeating it.   In order to get the money flowing to keep the stock market happy peopel need to buy and sell again.   To do that people have to have money and the Republicans are against giving government services and and any money to workers so they must force them back to work.  The peons and wage slaves must toil.  To be able to do that the kids must be warehoused somewhere.    So they demand the opening of schools.   Hugs

2 thoughts on “Study: Coronavirus cases in children rise sharply in the second half of July, with more than 97,000 infections

  • What “these people” want to overlook is that while the virus isn’t as dangerous among children, if they do get infected it will spread to family members … and then THEY won’t be able to work so all those big plans for the stock market will be nothing but a dream of the desperate.

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    • Hello Nan. Was watching on CNN this morning that a teenager who got Covid and got better suffered a brain inflammation called encephalitis. We know kids who do not show bad symptoms get the inflammatory syndrome, now we are finding it is / can affect their brains. We know in adults it causes long term organ damage. Does it do the same for kids? Even asymptomatic people are having the organ damage, so kids who don’t show symptoms may be also having long term organ damage. We just don’t know enough yet about the virus. Hugs

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