How safe are our children from COVID?

S Venkateshwari
How safe are our children from COVID?

165,000 new cases

According to the report of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association, corona infection has been found in about 165,000 American children in the month of December. It has also been claimed in the report that these are the same figures for infection in children, whose information has been given to the administration. In such a situation, this figure is likely to be many times more than this. According to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, since january 2020, about 15.2 million (about 1.70 crores) children in America have been found to be Corona Positive.

Infection in children despite Vaccines in America

In America, along with elders, children have also been given the corona vaccine by Moderna and Pfizer companies. There has been a high rate of corona infection among children. This fact can be a matter of concern for India, where till now the corona vaccine has not been given to children below 12 years of age. The number of children in the population of the country is about 30 crores. According to World bank data, about 26% of India's population is in the age group of 0 to 14 years. According to this, a large population of the country is at 'high risk' in the new corona wave.

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