Kids and Covid
The end of summer 2021 has been earmarked as the time by which most American adults will be vaccinated. But still remaining is the often-overlooked question of vaccinations for children, who make up around a quarter of the U.S. population.
Without the immunization of children, herd immunity cannot be reached.
Today, we ask when America’s children will be vaccinated.
Guest: Apoorva Mandavilli, a science and global health reporter for The New York Times.
- Pfizer and Moderna have begun testing their vaccines on children 12 and older. The vaccine for kids is coming, but not for many months.
- New research has cast doubt on the idea that prior infections with garden-variety coronaviruses might shield some people, particularly children, from the pandemic.
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