A new report published by CNN, the American news network, revealed that until last summer, almost all children were immune from the Corona pandemic that swept the world, as children's immunity succeeded in repelling the virus, but the matter changed with the highly contagious “delta” mutant that did not even save children.
The report indicated that the reason why children were not infected with the Corona virus was a confusing matter for scientists until the time came when American hospitals were witnessing cases of deaths of young children as a result of the Covid 19 disease caused by the Corona virus.
And the first death of a newborn baby occurred in Florida, another baby died in Mississippi, and Merced County in California lost a baby less than a year old in late August.
And US states known for a low rate of vaccinations are witnessing cases of children with Covid 19 disease, many of whom are transferred to hospitals due to the seriousness of their cases.
Children accounted for 30 percent of all reported infections in the week ending September 9, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Doctors diagnosed more than 243,000 cases of infection in children during the same week, which brings the total number of coronavirus infections among children under the age of 18 since the beginning of the epidemic to 5.3 million, with at least 534 deaths.
This huge increase in childhood injuries raises the question that baffles scientists: “What protects most children from serious diseases and why this protection sometimes fails.”
For his part, Bill Kapogiannis, an infectious disease expert, considered this question urgent and complex, and said, "We are doing our best to treat the disease using all available tools, and the answers cannot come soon."
Despite the recent increase in the number of infected children, less than 1 percent of children diagnosed with the virus are hospitalized, and about 0.01 percent of them die, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.