East Texas pediatricians ‘alarmed’ by number of COVID-19 cases in children

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) — Pediatricians in our viewing area are dealing with young people who are sick with the COVID-19 Delta variant as RSV and flu cases also increase. Combine that with routine school vaccinations, sports physical therapy, wellness checkups, and all the other cases, doctors see bottlenecks occurring.

dr. George Fidone in Lufkin and Dr. Modupe Sokunbi share their take on the serious impact the pandemic is having on young children.

More schools are incorporating mask mandates into the district’s dress code. Yet the majority is hesitant to take the step. Pediatricians say they are alarmed by the number of COVID-19 cases in children, as are parents.

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