Stories tagged: "children with COVID-19"


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New Study Says Kids Can Spread COVID-19

The results raise serious concerns about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ relentless push for in-person classes in August.

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2,600 Florida Pediatricians Press DeSantis to Reconsider Reopening Schools in the Fall

The state’s American Academy of Pediatrics warns the governor that if schools reopen for in-person learning, many children and families will likely become ill with COVID-19.

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UPDATED: More Than 23,000 Children Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 in Florida

Gov. DeSantis is pushing to reopen schools in the fall, saying children are at low risk for the novel coronavirus. But the numbers tell a different story.

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Daequan Wimberly: What We Know About Florida’s Youngest COVID Victim

It is not known where the child, who rode a bus to a school for special-needs children and underwent regular hospital treatments, caught the illness. He is now the youngest COVID victim in Florida.

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UPDATED: More than 7,000 Children in Florida Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

The CDC's new guidelines exclude age as a factor for COVID-19 contagion as more than 7,000 kids test positive in Florida alone, according to the Department of Health. But that number continues to grow rapidly.