White House Covid-19 Response Team and public health officials hold briefing — 1/21/2022

The White House Covid-19 Response Team and federal public health officials hold a press briefing to provide updates on the Covid-19 response effort. Covid hospitalizations are rising among children, and one age group is particularly vulnerable at the moment: kids…

White House Covid-19 Response Team and public health officials hold briefing — 1/21/2022

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The White House Covid-19 Response Team and federal public health officials hold a press briefing to provide updates on the Covid-19 response effort.

Covid hospitalizations are rising among children, and one age group is particularly vulnerable at the moment: kids under 5.

Infants to 4-year-olds are the only age group in the U.S. that isn’t eligible for vaccination, as the highly contagious omicron variant sweeps through communities.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said earlier this month there’s no indication omicron makes children sicker compared with past variants. The unprecedented levels of transmission across the nation, she said, is likely behind the increase in hospitalizations. Source: WHCA feed.

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White House Covid-19 Response Team and public health officials hold briefing — 1/21/2022

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