Mass. pediatrician on Delta variant

Mass. pediatrician on Delta variant

Updated: 5:57 PM EDT July 1, 2021

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BEN: THE DGEANROUS DELTA VARIANT CREATING NEW CHALLENGES FOR PARENTS TRYING TO PROTECT THEIR CHILDREN FROM COVID-19. HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS IS DR. RICK MALLEY, INFECTION DISEASE SPECIALIST AT BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPIL.TA WE KNOW THAT THIS VARIANT IS MUCH MORE INFECTIOUS AND SPREADS RAPIDLY AMONG PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN VACCINED. HOW DO I INFLUENCE CHILDREN UNDER 12 WHO CANNOT GET A VACC? IN >> NOW THIS VIRUS FOLLOWS THE SAME PLAYBOOK AS THE OTHERS IN ITS POSSIBILITY TO INFECT PEOPLE WHEN THERE ARE A LOW NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH VACANCIES AND PEOPLE WHO DON’T FOLLOW THE SOCLIA DISTANCE MAKE WHEN YOU HAVE UNVACCINED. IT DOESN’T APPEAR TO INFLUENCE THE CHILDREN DISPROPORTIONALLY. THOUGH I HAVE TO SAY WE STILL WAIT FOR EXACTLY WHAT THE FULL IMPACT OF THIS NEW VARIANT WILL BE ON CHILDREN. BEN: THE NORTH EAST HAS HIGHER VACCINATION RATE THAN OTHER PARTS OF ETH LAND, AND THAT MEANS THE RISK OF COVID INFECTION IS LOWER HERE. THE DELTA VARIANTTI SLL IN CIRCULATION IS IT STILL SAFE TO BRING UNVACCINED CHILDREN TO CROWDED PLACES, PERHAPS A RED SOX GAME OR TO THE CHDRILEN’S MUSEUM? >> IT’S A MUCH GOOD QUESTION. I THINK IF PEOPLE LOOK AT ETH VIRALS THAT ARE PREVALENCE IN THE COMMUNITY, HOW OFTEN PEOPLE GET – INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS, SHOULD GIVE THEM IF IT IS SAFE TO BRING A HEALTHY CHILD INTO A HEALTHY CHILD RED SOX GAME. I THINK WE HAVE VERY GOOD VACCINATION PRICES IN BOSTON AND THE NORTH EAST IN GENERAL. WE CAN DO BETTER. THAT WOULD REDUCE THE RISK IN CHILDREN. I STILL THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA INSIDE, FOR EXAMPLE, IN A MUSEUM, TO HAVE A CHILD WHO HAS NOT BEEN VACCINED TO REALLY PROTECT THEM FROM CONTAMINATION OR POTENTIAL DISSEMINATION TO SOMEONE ELSE IN THE FAMILY WHO HAS NO FAMILY. BEN: WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL? WHAT IS THE RISK TO TAKE CHILDREN ON A PLANE NOW? OR HOLIDAY IN ANOTHER STE?AT >> I THINK FIRST, AIRCRAFT HAPPENED TO HAVE THE PRECAUTIONS WE USE, THAT IS TO MASON THE AIRCRAFT AND REALLY TRY TO AVOID OVERFULL PASSENGERS WHILE BEFORE THE FLY. THE RISK OF FLYING SEEMS TO BE RELATIVELY LOW. WHAT IS VERY GOOD NEWS. PARTICULARLY FOR SRTHO FLITSGH, INTERCONTINENTAL AUSTIN SAY US THAT IS A POSITIVE SIGN. OTHERWISE I WOULD RECOMMEND UNVACCINED CHILDREN TRAVEL TO PARTS OF THE US WHERE WE HAVE LOTS OF LOW VACCINATION PRESSES AND WHERE THE DELTA VARIANT CAN BE SPRE

Mass. pediatrician on Delta variant

Updated: 5:57 PM EDT July 1, 2021

dr. Rick Malley, an infectious disease specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital, discusses the Delta variant.

dr. Rick Malley, an infectious disease specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital, discusses the Delta variant.

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