The delta variant accounts for about 40 percent of the total positive cases in the United States, according to a study by the company “Helx”, knowing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that fully vaccinated Americans are protected even against the variants, but children are not yet eligible for vaccination.
According to scientists, children are still less likely to suffer severe complications or death than adults, and there is no indication that they are more likely to be affected by the delta variable.
In turn, Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease doctor at the University of California, confirmed that “there is no evidence that the delta variant is more dangerous in children.”
In order to keep children safe, Andrew Janofsky, a pediatric infectious disease doctor at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, stressed that wearing masks is a necessity and adhering to social distancing guidelines is essential for unvaccinated children.
Preti Malaney, a health official at the University of Michigan, also warned that places with fewer vaccinated adults are likely to see a rise in cases, which increases the risk of infection for children, calling for monitoring the number of positive cases and deaths, and avoiding travel to areas Dangerous, relative to the number of injuries, especially those outside the United States.
Dr Gandhi said parents of children with cardiovascular or lung problems or those who are immunocompromised may need to be more vigilant about precautions such as staying outdoors and social distancing.
In turn, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stresses that vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most places, but it also points out that local governments should establish policies for their communities depending on their circumstances.
This “Delta” appeared for the first time, in India, last December, before it spread to many countries of the world, including the United States, which discovered its first infection last March.