Children will likely pay the price for adults in the US not getting vaccinated at high enough rates to slow or stop the spread of Covid-19. The virus has been surging in most states.Dr Peter Hotez, a vaccinologist and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine said that if the vaccination rates among adults and Children 12 and older keep lagging amid the increased spread of the Delta variant, the youngest members of the population will be most affected.
He said that the transmission will continue to accelerate and the ones who will also pay the price, in addition to the unvaccinated adolescents, are the little Children who depend on the adults and adolescents to get vaccinated to slow or halt transmission.
Nationwide, the overall number of new daily Covid-19 hospitalizations will likely increase over the next four weeks, an ensemble forecast published Wednesday by the CDC projects. There will likely be 2,100 to 11,000 new confirmed Covid-19 hospital admissions on August 9, the forecast says. US Department of Health and Human Services data shows that Hospitalization had been on a steady decline since late April.