Us centers for disease control and prevention published a research report, according to the serum positive research method, according to the results by the end of February this year, about 75% of U.S. children and adolescents with the blood infection will be obtained antibodies against coronavirus to show that they were infected with a new crown, with a third since December 2021 were infected.
CDC used seropositivity data from commercial laboratories across the United States and data from the 2018 American Community Survey to compare trends in seropositivity across age groups in the United States after COVID-19 infection from September 2021 to February 2022. The antibodies tested are “anti-nucleocapsid” antibodies in human serum, which are acquired as a result of a novel coronavirus infection, not COVID-19 vaccination.
According to the findings, the largest increase in COVID-19 infection rates between September 2021 and February 2022 was among children and adolescents, the age group with the lowest vaccination rates. People aged 65 and older may have lower rates of COVID-19 infection due to higher vaccination rates and other protective measures.
The results show that between December 2021 and February 2022, when the omicron variant spread accelerated in the United States, the percentage of the U.S. population who acquired antibodies after COVID-19 rose from 33.5% to 57.7%, with children aged 11 and younger rising from 44.2% to 75.2% and adolescents aged 12 to 17 from 45.6 % rose to 74.2%.
The CDC says the results show a high rate of infection, especially among children, caused by the omicron variant. Vaccination remains the safest way to prevent severe illness and hospitalization caused by COVID-19 infection. People who have been infected with COVID-19 can also be vaccinated against severe illness and hospitalization.
According to a report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Association of Children’s Hospitals on April 21, novel coronavirus infections have been confirmed in more than 12.9 million children in the United States since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.