The US isn’t alone. Covid-19 infections among children and adolescents in the Americas — including the US and Canada — have reached over 1.9 million, Dr. Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, said on Wednesday.
There were more than 1.5 million Covid-19 situations among children and adolescents reported in the Americas all of last year.
In the US, some state officials are sounding the alarm:
About 60% of outbreaks in Georgia are in schools
In the last 60 days, about 60% of all Covid-19 in Georgia happened in K-12 schools — about a sevenfold increase, state epidemiologist Dr. Cherie Drenzek said during a Department of Public Health board meeting Tuesday.