В США с начала эпидемии переболело уже около 4.2 млн детей (13% от всех переболевших ковидом в США составляют дети). И умерло около 400 детей от 0 до 17 лет в год. То есть смертность в стране от ковида среди детей примерно в 2-3 раза выше, чем от гриппа.
В 2019 году в США проживало 73 млн детей (возраст 0-17 лет). 5% уже переболело (подтверждено тестами). 11 млн (из 25) детей возрастом от 12 до 17 лет- привито. Так что около 20% детской популяции, по идее, должны иметь иммунитет к ковиду.
More than 4.2 million kids have tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, in the U.S. children represent about 13% of all COVID-19 cases. Research suggests that children younger than ages 10 to 14 are less likely to become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 compared to people age 20 and olderThe academy, which represents pediatricians, pointed out that severe illness still appears to be rare among children. The number of hospitalizations has remained steady through much of the pandemic. Children accounted for 1.3%-3.5% of the hospitalizations, depending on the state.Seven states have reported no child deaths from Covid-19 during the pandemic. As of Monday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 526 deaths among children ages 0-17.
As of April 19, 2019, a total of 186 pediatric deaths had been reported to CDC during the 2017-2018 season. This number exceeds the previously highest number of flu-associated deaths in children reported during a regular flu season (171 during the 2012-2013 season). Since flu-associated deaths in children became a nationally notifiable condition in 2004, the total number of flu-associated deaths among children during one season has ranged from 37 (during the 2011-2012 season) to 186 (during the 2017-18 season, as of April 19, 2019); this excludes the 2009 pandemic, when 358 pediatric deaths from April 15, 2009 through October 2, 2010 were reported to CDC.