Omicron and children: Pediatric hospitals in parts of U.S. filling fast (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Omicron and children: Pediatric hospitals in parts of U.S. filling fast. “Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York have been hit particularly hard. As of Thursday, there were 1,987 confirmed or suspected pediatric covid-19 patients hospitalized nationally, a 31 percent jump in 10 days, according to a Washington Post analysis. Since the pandemic began, nearly 7.4 million children and adolescents have been infected, with 170,000 more added to that total in the last week alone, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.”

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