The current COVID wave saw an increase in infections across all age categories. However, children tested positive for the virus 19 times more frequently than adults when adjusted for the general population.
The extremely infectious delta from loosened regulations and ineligibility for vaccinations for children under the age of 12 are all contributing factors to the rise.
Children Test Positive At A Greater Rate Than Adults
The number of children admitted to hospitals with COVID-19 in August and September rose throughout the United States.
During the week ending Sept. 5, pediatric hospitalizations hit a high of more than three children per 100,000 people and have subsequently fallen in most states, along with adult COVID-19 admissions.
Despite this, pediatric admission rates have risen in more than a dozen states, notably Oklahoma, Michigan, Delaware, Utah, and Vermont, in the past two weeks, according to the CDC. Compared to adults, kids are less likely to suffer from severe sickness as a result of the condition.
Earlier this week, Nevada has become one of the final states in the nation to begin incorporating results from fast antigen COVID-tests in its total case counts, which may give a more accurate picture of the set of successful cases in the state.
Despite federal guidelines, health authorities in the state claim that the results of the tests were not previously included in counts due to a lack of available resources.
Antigen testing may be completed in a matter of minutes, as opposed to molecular tests that must be submitted to laboratories and might take up to several days to provide findings. Despite the fact that lab tests are more reliable, the quick findings of rapid testing have made them extensively employed in prisons and nursing homes to identify patients.
Texas’ pay disparity between men and women has narrowed, although this is most likely due to the many women who quit the job during the coronavirus epidemic. As per the Bureau Of Labor Statistics, women in the state who work full time in 2020 earned a median value of 87 cents per dollar achieved by their male counterparts, the highest figure in more than two decades of tracking the data and a significant increase from the previous year’s figure of 81 cents.
Because of the pandemic’s extensive layoffs and the need for some individuals to quit the job to care for children or other family members, women bore a disproportionate share of the economic burden last year.
According to Dena Jackson, COVID’s chief operating officer, “all of the anecdotal data as well as bits of data that we’ve been able to uncover have indicated that occupations held by women have been the most affected by COVID.” According to her, the women who worked in such positions “are not represented in the statistics. They have become invisible.”
An appeal has been filed by the owner of 7 nursing facilities in Louisiana against the state health agency’s decision to revoke his licenses after the deaths of seven patients during Hurricane Ida throughout “inhumane” warehousing circumstances. According to Bob Dean, a Baton Rouge businessman, residents were not treated with “cruelty or indifference,” according to Bob Dean, a Baton Rouge businessman. He claimed that the deteriorating warehouse conditions were the consequence of uncontrolled storm damage that caused critical services to be disrupted.