The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rates in children make more than seven percent of all coronavirus cases in the United States, according to health experts.
Several impending questions such as - How long is a COVID-19 survivor protected for? and 'how long does novel coronavirus immunity last?' - have been dinally answered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC mentioned that transmission of the virus amongst children could have decreased in the spring and early summer time as a result of of sheltering in place orders and college closures. It's not a good situation, Matt Chicci, an Arizona teacher who quit his job, told CNN.
Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, the question of how long immunity lasts after being infected with COVID-19 has been at the forefront of discussion. Two are in critical care, and one is on a ventilator.
Children can develop severe illness and complications from the virus even if they are at less risk than adults, the CDC said.
This update was the first definitive timeline the agency has given regarding potential immunity against the virus, and now, almost 5.5 million people across the country have been infected.
On Friday, the CDC published a report showing that many Latino and Black people have contracted the virus in 79 counties identified as hotspots across the U.S.
The study did not assess disparities in COVID-19-related deaths because of the lack of available county-level mortality data, but the researchers said existing national analyses show there exists differences in COVID-19 deaths and similar patterns were likely to exist at the county level too.
"We need to owe it to our children and grandchildren that this nation is never under-prepared again for a public health crisis", Redfield said.
Some isolated cases of people being reinfected with coronavirus have been reported, but not on a widespread basis. She added that it improved their communities of color to prevent exposure to COVID-19.