Although the incidence of COVID has increased in all age groups in the last wave, children are more likely to be tested positive for COVID-19 than adults, depending on the population.
This delta variant of growth is due to the limited and ease of vaccination for children under 12 years of age.
“Of course, over the last eight weeks, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in children,” said Dr. Donna Tyungu, a pediatric infectious disease doctor at OU Health in Oklahoma. “It started when we went to school.”
The increase in the number of children infected with COVID-19 at a weekly children’s reception in the U.S. in August and September exceeded three children per 100,000 per week ending Sept. 5, and since then the number of adults taking COVID-19 has decreased in most states.
Yet, adoption rates have risen in the past two weeks in more than a dozen states, including Michigan, Oklahoma, Utah, Delaware and Vermont. Children are less likely to develop a serious illness than adults.
– Jenny Haseman and Aleszu Plow,
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►Italia received a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago over the age of 60 and in “weak” health.
► Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in his agency that the district is not fulfilling its commitment to the vaccine. He said his staff is ready to be fired, not vaccinated.
► Cruise ships return to San Francisco on Monday after a 19-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, London Mayor London Breed announced Friday.
► The number of victims of the coronavirus pandemic has exceeded 600,000, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Health on Friday. It ranks third in the world in terms of deaths after the United States and India.
► He was sentenced to 56 months in prison for attempting to defraud the government of more than half a million dollars of COVID-assisted funds and then committing suicide to avoid prosecution.
📈 Today’s figures: More than 44.2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 712,000 deaths have been reported in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University. Global total: more than 237.2 million cases and 4.8 million deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 186.9 million Americans – 56.3 percent of the population – are fully vaccinated.
📘 What we read: At least 140,000 U.S. children have lost caregivers because of COVID-19. Researchers found in a study published Thursday that 65 percent of orphaned children are children of color. Read more.
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Nevada will begin introducing rapid tests for people with coronavirus
Nevada has become one of the last states in the country to include the results of general antifungal COVID tests this week, which could give a better idea of the number of positive cases in the state.
State health officials said test results were not included in the calculations due to limited resources, despite federal guidelines.
Compared to molecular tests that need to be sent to labs, rapid antigen tests take a few minutes and take days to get results. Laboratory tests are more accurate, but rapid test results have forced them to be widely used in finding cases in prisons and nursing homes.
Women who leave the workforce during COVID can reduce the wage gap in Texas
The gender pay gap in Texas has narrowed – but that could be an anomaly due to the number of women leaving the workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women who worked full-time in 2020 earned an average of 87 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earned — a figure that has been tracked for more than two decades and observed. Significantly increased from 81 cents in 2019.
The past year has had a disproportionately negative impact on women, as the pandemic has led to widespread layoffs and forced some people to leave the workforce to care for children or other family members.
“All the anecdotal evidence and data we can find shows that COVID has done the most damage to jobs occupied by women,” said Dena Jackson, director general of the Texas Women’s Foundation. The women who did this work were “not reflected in the data – they became invisible,” she said.
– Bob Sechler, Austin-American statesman
The owner of the nursing home, whose license was revoked after Ida’s death, decided to appeal
The owner of seven nursing homes in Louisiana is appealing the state Department of Health’s decision to revoke their licenses after seven civilians died during Hurricane Ida in “humanitarian” warehouse conditions.
Bob Dean, an entrepreneur in Baton Rouge, denied that the public was treated with “cruelty or indifference” and said deteriorating warehouse conditions had disrupted basic services as a result of uncontrolled storm damage.
According to state health officials, about 800 residents of the nursing home were evacuated to the warehouse, which was later found to be unhealthy and dangerous. Five of the seven deaths were found to be related to Hurricane Ida. The population was relocated to other facilities in the state.
State health officials have cited a number of reasons for revoking licenses, including negligence or indifference, negligence, and failure to report negligence. Officials have also accused Din of “threatening, intimidating and attempting to derail the investigation.”