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Among the unvaccinated, delta variant more than doubles risk of hospitalization

New research from England’s public health service has confirmed a suspicion spawned by bursting hospital wards across the United States: The delta variant of the coronavirus not only spreads 50% more readily than the alpha variant it rapidly overtook, it’s also making unvaccinated people sicker. Through most of April and May, […]

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Hospitalization of Adolescents Aged 12–17 Years with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 COVID-NET, 14 States, March 1, 2020 April 24, 2021

Summary What is already known about this topic? Most COVID-19–associated hospitalizations occur in adults, but severe disease occurs in all age groups, including adolescents aged 12–17 years. What is added by this report? COVID-19 adolescent hospitalization rates from COVID-NET peaked at 2.1 per 100,000 in early January 2021, declined to […]

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