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Covid cases among children are surging in the US as students head back to school

Infections in children are highest in areas with low vaccination rates and where schools don’t follow CDC mask guidelines

As millions of children head back to school across the US, health experts are highlighting a troubling trend: hundreds of thousands of them are testing positive for Covid.

More than 250,000 children had new cases in the last week of August, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a report published on Tuesday. That’s the highest weekly rate of new pediatric cases since the pandemic began, and it’s a 10% increase in two weeks.

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