Die Washington Post, eine der renommiertesten Zeitungen der USA, hat zum Thema Pandemie einen kostenlosen Mail-Newsletter. Ich lese ihn, um erste Hand Infos aus den Staaten zu bekommen und jeden Tag zu verfolgen, wie man wirklich alles zu dem Thema falsch machen kann.
Ein Auszug aus dem heutigen Newsletter:
Americans are spreading the virus like wildfire. The country’s running total of reported infections has doubled in the past six weeks and hit 5 million Sunday. Especially alarming is a surge of nearly 100,000 reported infections among children in the last two weeks of July, as an extraordinarily chaotic school year starts to get rolling.
New research suggests the virus affects children in drastically different ways depending on age. It can inflame the blood vessels of infants and preschoolers, stop the hearts of older children and may be especially contagious in toddlers with mild or moderate symptoms. “Several studies suggest adolescence could mark a turning point for how the virus affects youths — and their ability to spread the pathogen,” our science desk wrote. And yet another study found that Hispanic and Black children are several times more likely than their White peers to be hospitalized with covid-19.
So much remains unknown, but outbreaks are already being reported in some of the first U.S. schools to reopen. North Paulding High School in Georgia made headlines in the past week for a viral photo of maskless students jammed into hallways on the first day of class, which the superintendent initially defended as the children’s “personal choice.” The high school closed for a deep-cleaning Monday after six students and three staff members tested positive for the virus.