A fifth of all US child Covid deaths occurred during Omicron surge

Children seem to be facing increasing risks as mask mandates are abandoned and vaccination rates stall.

Photo: Nenad Stojkovic

As many as 20% of all child deaths from Covid in the US have occurred during the Omicron surge of the pandemic.

Children seem to be facing increasing risks from Covid-19 even as mask mandates drop across the country, and vaccination rates among children stall out at alarmingly low rates.

“We saw a massive surge of hospitalized young children during Omicron that we didn’t see in the earlier months of the pandemic,” said Jason Kane, a pediatric intensivist and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. Read more at the Guardian.

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