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The Delta variant leaves children vulnerable to Covid-19. Here’s how to protect your children

Source: CNN

Dr. Leana Wen shows us how she travels safely with her unvaccinated children 01:37

(CNN)As the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, doctors are concerned it could create another spike in Covid-19 cases in the fall, especially in areas where vaccination levels are low.While many Americans have taken the opportunity to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, children younger than 12 are still unable to receive the vaccine.Unvaccinated people — including children — are more vulnerable because it is more transmissible, said CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. She’s also the author the forthcoming book “Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health” and the parent of two young children.

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Unheeded Warnings Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change on Communicable Diseases

Jeremy Hess, Rachel Lowe, Muna Al Maslamani, Laura-Lee Boodram, Anna Stewart Ibarra, Judith Wasserheit

With the emergent threat of COVID-19, this report focuses on threatening diseases that are a by-product of climate change and what type of policy measures should be intact to deal with this head-on.