Covid-19 The New Variants



250,000 New cases of children in the United States testing positive for COVID-19 as they return to school.


September 8, 2021

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As millions of our children return to school, the United States is getting ready for large-scale pediatric COVID-19 infections, with record numbers of children testing positive for the Covid-19 virus every day.

In the last week alone, over 250,000 children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19, making the most significant increase in pediatric Covid-19 cases since this pandemic has begun.

According to new findings and reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association since Covid-19 started over two years ago, more than 5 million children have tested positive for the virus. According to the organizations, in the last month, there have been more than 750,000 pediatric cases. This is a significant rise, due to our children returning to school after a long summer break.


"I remember when my first child started Kindergarten many years ago, I had not been exposed to any young children of school age for more than two decades; I had no siblings that had children, nor any friends at that time with children. To say the least, I was sick all the time; being in my late twenties, I was not taking flu shots. My daughter brought every virus she could catch back home for us. This could be that tenfold if we are not careful! The children are now the carriers. And even if furthermore, parents are low risk or vaccinated, be very careful about exposure to Grand Parent and the elderly, who are at very high risk!"


The new weekly numbers suggest that they are nearly 300 times higher than in June of 2021, and at that time, only about 8,400 pediatric cases were reported weekly.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released information and data stating that the Southern United States accounts for over half more than half of all new pediatric infections.

Moreover, according to the federal data in similar trends, the Pediatric rate of hospitalization and admissions for every one hundred thousand people is at its highest point since the pandemic started and up by more than six hundred percent since the beginning of July 2021.


The hospitalization and admission rate is also nearly 300 percent higher than it was in August 2020.



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As of September 8 in the United States alone, over two thousand, three hundred cases of children hospitalized with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 flu infections.


Texas Governor Greg Abbott has banned mask mandates in schools, and more children are hospitalized with COVID-19 than anywhere else in the country.


"We are calling this the fourth wave ... but it has undoubtedly been by far the most impactful wave of Covid-19 cases, hitting children of all ages, with high impacts on the five to ten year age group, says "Dr. James Versalovic, a pathologist at Texas children's hospital.


A girl, eleven years of age in Texas, has been fighting for her life and put the girl on a ventilator so that she could breathe. The period for the vaccine in most children is twelve years or older, so eleven falls short of this age group. 

Her parents said she contracted Covid-19 shortly after starting back to school. In Texas, grades, Kindergarten through high school when back on the third week of August.

The parents explained that "Her lungs were going through hell."

They had been doing treatments on her lungs for many hours and also suctioning the girl's lungs, trying to help the child breath better." her mother, Terri Gurganious, told News reporters.


Severe illness and death due to COVID-19 remain uncommon in children of that age group, two organizations wrote in their reports. However, the AAP and CHA ( see report download link at the bottom of page) have warned that there is still a critical need to collect more data looking forward, to trying and curve the long-term consequences of a pandemic affecting our children.

In addition, they are severely worried about the long-term effects of the virus on children, including the physical, mental, and emotional health of children who become infected.


With over 250,000 children in the United States tested positive for COVID-19 as the back-to-school semester is underway.


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The Nipah virus, why its deadlier than COVID-19?

The Indian government is racing to contain the virus that claimed the life of a young boy, age 12. This virus is deadlier than COVID-19 — the Nipah virus.

News reports that the boy was hospitalized last week in southern Kerala with a very high fever and brain inflammation.

After blood analysis was complete, he was diagnosed with the Nipah virus and died Sunday.

Officials use contact tracing, quarantine, and hospitalization on the 188 people who have come into contact with the preteen to prevent a widespread outbreak.


"This virus we need to observe a professor at Florida's Environmental Health Department said".

The Nipah virus is a genuine concern in our nation because already COVID-19 alone has over 30,000 new COVID cases reported on Monday.


What is this new strain - Nipah virus?

The Center for Disease Control says the new Nipah virus was first discovered in Malaysia in 1999 after animals and people became sick with the virus.

So far, the only known outbreaks have occurred in Asia.

It is classified as a zoonotic virus that initially spreads from animals to people. However, this new strain can be transmitted from food directly to individuals who have contracted contaminated fruit or have had direct contact with people infected with the virus.



The new strain of the Nipah virus is not a direct descendant of the covid-19 virus strain. Nevertheless, it may have come from the same source and the Covid-19 virus, Bats.

We believe this new virus strain originated from fruit Bats or flying foxes.

Also, scientists report that pigs are highly susceptible to the virus and can contact it through the bats' fruit material.


Keeping a very close eye on it:


What do we know about the mu variant?

According to the CDC, other domestic animals like horses, goats, sheep, cats, and dogs can become infected.

Humans can come into contact with fruit that has been contaminated and then become infected with the virus.

"We believe there to be a large estimated number of people already infected with the new virus strain, due to lack of adequate abilities of health care to diagnose the virus strain.


The New Strain, What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of the Nipah virus vary from asymptomatic to acute respiratory infection and encephalitis, the swelling of tissue in the brain that can be fatal.



People Infected can have a sore throat, fever, headaches, muscle and body pains; if allowed to progress, you may experience dizziness and altered consciousness that are signs of encephalitis.

Symptoms range from four to more than fourteen days after exposure, and there are currently no vaccines available to treat this virus strain.

"There is no good treatment for it," Doctors say. "They put you in the hospital, but there is nothing much else they can do."

The World Health Organization reports that 40% to 75% of Nipah cases are fatal compared to the COVID-19 fatality rate of around 2%.



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People in the United States, should we be worried?

Doctors said people in the United States do not need to worry much about the Nipah virus because it has been isolated to Asia regions where fruit bats live.

Nevertheless, there is always a chance someone can bring the virus into a new area.

"What concerns us the most is how individuals travel," scientists say. "When travel was more restricted, you did not see these cases of so many pathogens traveling the globe."



Doctors hope that the United States will learn from the COVID-19 pandemic mistakes and take a proactive role instead of a reactive.


There is going to be many more emerging pathogens," Doctors say."

"Again, it seems as though history is repeating itself because we are again unprepared."



Helpful and Information Links:


World Meter - constant updates on Covid-19 cases around the world

India COVID: 33,138,856 Cases and 441,782 Deaths - Worldometer (


Children and COVID-19:

Here is the State Data Report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association link below to the downloadable PDF file COVID-19 and Age (


Centers for Desease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC


United States department of health



Please let us take this pandemic more seriously, adults will keep denying it or having some excuse not to get vaccinated, but whats happens when the children start getting sick? Will this spur some of those people to take measures to be safer. I wonder if this year might be an excellent time to home school our children. I do understand that not all of us can implement homeschooling, but the ones who can make it all a little safer for themselves, their families, and maybe even the rest of us a little bit.


Let us stay strong and as vigilant as we can!
Blessings to all!


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