05.04.2021

Children Now Account For 22% of New U.S. COVID Cases. Why Is That?

Children account for more than a fifth of new U.S. coronavirus cases in states that release statistics by age, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.    |   Children account for more than a fifth of new U.S. coronavirus cases in states that release statistics by age, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. | Photo by Tang Ming Tung/Getty Images

A year ago, COVID-19 cases in children made up less than 3% of the U.S. total. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said children represented 22.4% of new cases.

Read the full story at NPR | The Coronavirus Crisis.