Record Delta Wave Hits Kids, Raises Fear As US Schools Open

The surging virus is spreading anxiety and causing turmoil and infighting among parents, administrators, and politicians around the U.S., especially in states like Florida and Texas.

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(AP) – The day before he was supposed to start fourth grade, Francisco Rosales was admitted to a Dallas hospital with COVID-19, struggling to breathe, with dangerously low oxygen levels and an uncertain outcome. It wasn’t supposed to be like this, thought his frightened mother, Yessica Gonzalez. Francisco was normally healthy and rambunctious. At 9, he was too young to get vaccinated, but most of the family had their shots. She had heard kids rarely…

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