It’s getting worse. The groups found that 72,993 new child cases were reported between August 27 and September 10, a 15% increase in child cases over two weeks.
And even though the vast majority of children have only mild symptoms after contracting Covid-19, a number of kids have suffered serious complications. Some have died.
“I just felt super tired, I couldn’t get up, I didn’t wanna do anything … but now, I am walking around and I am getting more energy and I am getting better.”
YOU ASKED. WE ANSWERED
Q: What should I do if I’m wearing a mask but have to sneeze?
A: If there are tissues nearby, you can take your mask off and sneeze into the tissue before putting your mask back on, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said.
For kids in school — or anyone else who might have to wear a mask all day — bring a backup mask in a baggie in case the first mask gets dirty. You can put the dirty mask in the baggie. It’s also a good idea to keep backup masks in your car in case of any mask accidents.
WHAT’S IMPORTANT TODAY
It could take until 2024 to vaccinate everyone worldwide
That means production on a mammoth scale. “I know the world wants to be optimistic on it … [but] I have not heard of anyone coming even close to that [level] right now,” Poonawalla said. “It’s going to take four to five years until everyone gets the vaccine on this planet.”
Germany links Covid-19 outbreak at ski resort to US citizen who failed to quarantine
Covid-19 has set the world back 25 years in 25 weeks
One example: Vaccinations reached over 80% of the world’s children and prevented more than two million deaths in 2019. Because of Covid-19, vaccine coverage in 2020 is dropping to levels last seen in the 1990s, the report says. “In other words, we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks,” the report says.
Inside Venezuela’s mandatory quarantine motels
The woman’s voice shakes as she recalls her quarantine days in a Venezuela motel. “I sometimes am sleeping at night and I wake up thinking I am in the motel,” she says, tearing up. “I still feel traumatized.”
ON OUR RADAR
- The site of President Donald Trump’s indoor rally in Nevada has been fined $3,000 for violating state coronavirus guidelines.
- An Italian airport got the world’s first five-star anti-Covid award.
- No job, no visa, no health care — and barred from returning home. Thousands of Australians are stranded overseas because of their government’s stringent border controls.
- Multiple Michigan State University sororities and fraternities have been ordered to quarantine for two weeks after a coronavirus spike was tied to students.
- Pennsylvania plans to appeal a ruling that declared bans on some large gatherings unconstitutional.
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“The brain is pretty simple and it uses the biological rule: Use it or lose it.” — Stephanie Cacioppo, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago
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