Children’s hospitals in the US state of Florida were “completely overwhelmed” with patients with COVID-19 amid a surge in cases of infection with the “delta” strain. About it informs TV channel CNN.
So, on August 8, the state recorded the largest number of child patients with coronavirus – 172. According to the doctor, an expert on infectious diseases at Florida International University Eileen Marty, pediatricians, nurses, staff are exhausted, and children are suffering.
“And this is absolutely terrible. Our children suffered greatly. We’ve never seen numbers like this before, ”she said.
According to the TV channel, the increase in hospitalizations of children with coronavirus has also been recorded in other states, including Arkansas, where on Wednesday, August 4, a record number of children hospitalized with the virus was recorded.
Earlier, the director of the US National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, did not rule out the emergence of a vaccine-resistant strain of coronavirus in the future. In his opinion, an insufficient number of vaccinated citizens can lead to this kind of mutation.