Transcript for COVID hospitalizations on rise in at least 16 states
New concerns this morning about that highly contagious UK variance which the CDC now says is the most dominant strain of coded in the US. Health experts fear it's helping fuel a fourth surge up the virus. If you add on the faculty and loosening restrictions. Or people traveling young people spreading anti marketing experience that is a set up for more outbreaks covad hospitalizations are on the rise in at least sixteen states in Michigan cases nearly tripling in the last three weeks. CDC teams now on the ground there hospitals overwhelmed once again. Nearly half of the nation's new Kobe cases are in just five states many of the patients younger people who have yet to be vaccinated. Hospitals are seeing more and lure younger adults those in their thirties and forties mid it would severe disease have won Wisconsin daycare at least sixteen children under the age of six tested positive for the UK variant this week. Along with more than a dozen daycare workers and family members I think Reid. We're all stunned to private health experts say vaccines are still effective against the variants. Making the race to vaccinated even more urgent. 38 states have now open vaccine eligibility to anyone over age sixteen. And with the pace of vaccinations ramping up the director of the CDC telling ABC's doctor Jan Ashton she's hopeful kids will be back in school. This fall I really hope decreased number of cases that we should anticipate come September 20/20 one. That schools should these false flags in person and are our children back in the classroom. A new survey from the Department of Education found 46% of public school students are being offered full time in person learning. But the vast majority of kids are still at home in virtual schooling for at least part of the week.
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