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US urged to fast-track vaccine approval for children under 12 as cases rise

Children accounted for 15% of new Covid cases reported last week, American Academy of Pediatrics data analysis shows

As Covid cases among children continue to rise in the US due to spread of the Delta variant, experts are urging the federal government to fast-track vaccine approval for those under the age of 12.

New data analysis from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) indicated that children accounted for 15% of new cases reported last week, with a total of almost 94,000 cases. There was a 4% increase in child cases over the past two weeks, the AAP found.

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